Welcome to IATUR

The International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR vzw) facilitates exchange of ideas, methodology, and data collection techniques among researchers and compilers of official statistics regarding daily activity patterns and changes in people's behaviour over time.

44th IATUR conference

The 44th IATUR conference will take place in Montréal, Canada on 16-19 August 2022. The event will take place in the Cœur des Sciences (Heart of Science) campus of the University of Québec in Montréal, right next to the vibrant Quartier des spectacles and downtown Montréal. More info can be found on the conference website.

Registration is open

Early Bird registration is now open and lasts until 10 June 2022. Click here for registration fees. Please note: IATUR vzw is located in Belgium and registration fees are charged in euros. Click here to register for the 44th IATUR conference in Montréal, Canada.

Abstract submission

Abstract submission is now open. Click here to submit your abstract. The early deadline for submitting abstracts for guaranteed consideration of oral and poster presentations is Friday April 15, 2022. Submitters who meet this deadline will receive a notification of acceptance/rejection by Friday April 29, 2022 and are guaranteed their choice of oral presentation or poster sessions.

The final deadline for submitting abstracts is Friday May 20, 2022. Submitters who meet this deadline will receive a notification of acceptance/rejection by Friday, June 3, 2022. We cannot guarantee desired placement of abstracts submitted after the early deadline. All abstracts will undergo a formal peer-review evaluation by the local scientific committee. 


Early Bird Registration will open on 29 April 2022. The Early Bird Registration deadline is 10 June 2022. Final registration deadline is 8 July 2022Click here to register (available from 29 April).

It's about Time - New IATUR newsletter 2022.1

Click here to read the new IATUR newsletter.

Updates on the IATUR Board

The co-ordinators of the Barcelona Time Use Initiative will join as secretaries

In the IATUR (International Association for Time Use Research) General Assembly, that took place on the 29th of October 2021, it was proposed that Mrs. Ariadna Güell will take the position of IATUR secretary along with Mrs. Marta Junqué who will act as co-secretary.

Although they are not researchers, they are key person on time use field. From 2019, they are co-coordinators of the Barcelona Time Use Initiative, and they were in charge of organizing the Time Use Week 2020 and 2021 and key persons in the organization of this year's IATUR congress.

The current Board is composed by Prof. Ignace Glorieux (Belgium), who will continue as a President of IATUR, together with Prof. Ki-Soo Eun (Korea) and Prof. Liana Sayer(USA), acting as vice-presidents. Theun Pieter van Tienoven (Belgium) and Joeri Minnen (Belgium) will act as treasurer and co-treasurer.

The objective of the new Board is being the main world-wide organisation promoting time use research and link it with more practical implications.
In the IATUR General Assembly was approved that the 44th IATUR Congress will take place in Canada.

IATUR membership

If you have registered on the IATUR website you are able to become a member of IATUR vzw by clicking on this link. Your membership dues facilitate the information distribution in which IATUR engages, provision of financial support to some participants at conferences, IATUR publications, including the  new JTUR, and maintaining the connected network at the heart of the time use data collection and research community. You are also able to regsiter for IATUR vzw conferences and other IATUR vzw events at lower rates. 

IATUR offers a reduced membership and conference fee for students, people who have retired from employment, and people based in a low income economies. To see the criteria for eligibility for these reductions, select this option in your Profile under the Billing tab. If you meet these criteria, please upload evidence of your eligibility. You will be notified by e-mail if your request for this reduction is approved. This reduction only applies after you receive this confirmation e-mail. Please do not pay for your membership and/or conference fee before you have received this e-mail. We normally take up to 3 working days to process requests. In August, requests may take longer to process.

Note that IATUR now offers a discounted annual membership renewal rate to people who keep their membership dues current over consecutive years. You will be automatically invited to renew you membership at this discounted rate next year.

Annual IATUR membership dues

Full annual rate

Consecutive year payment discount rate

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Journal of Time Use Research

Behind the scenes a number of dedicated people have been working hard to make a restart of the electronic International Journal for Time Use Research (eIJTUR). This restart involved a name change to Journal of Time Use Research (JTUR) and a reformulation of the journal’s aim and scope. JTUR is a double-blind refereed journal, it is published by IATUR vzw and has open access policy. New publications will appear online immediately. Publications from the previous eIJTUR journal are freely available in the archive JTUR. An online submission system will be available soon, but manuscripts can be submitted already by emailing to editor@iatur.net. Submission guidelines can be found on the website. Currently, JTUR is looking for people to join the editorial board. If interested, please contact us at editor@iatur.net.