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.


Call for abstracts for 46th IATUR Conference

The call for abstracts for the 46th International Time Use Research Conference taking place in Corfu, Greece on 7-9 October 2024 is open.

The conference theme is Novel Perspectives in Time Use Inequalities.
Time-use research has played a pivotal role in increasing the visibility of inequalities in various life domains, including paid and unpaid work, leisure, and health. Recent years have witnessed substantial changes in time allocation, driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated changes in working patterns and daily habits. The 46th IATUR conference thus seeks to gather collective insights surrounding the state of time-use inequalities across the world today. Through a series of keynotes and parallel sessions, we hope to gain a better understanding of trends in gender, ethnic, and socioeconomic inequalities in time allocation in various life domains. At the same time, the conference seeks to reflect on advances in methodological and data collection tools and their contribution to the study of time-use allocation.

Please submit your abstract online through the IATUR website. The early deadline for submitting abstracts is Friday May 10, 2024. Submitters who meet this deadline will receive a notification of acceptance/rejection by Monday, May 20, 2024. The final deadline for submitting abstracts is Friday 12 July 2024. Submitters who meet this deadline will receive a notification of acceptance/rejection by Monday, July 22, 2024.
We would like to note that our conference venue has limited capacity. We thus anticipate that selection of conference abstracts may be more competitive than in previous years. We would highly recommend early submission to avoid disappointment.


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.

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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.