Time for Us - Celebrating Time Use Research

Hungary has a long history in time-use research, spanning back to the 1960s, when the wide-range application of time-use analyses began to flourish. In several countries, including Hungary, the early 1960s was the first period when time-use data recording was conducted on a national sample. Based on this research, an international comparative time-use research project took place led by Hungarian sociologist Alexander Szalai in 1965. This ambitious project analysed daily time-use in urban and suburban populations in 12 countries – a unique and exceptional direction in research. His study laid the foundations of time-use methodology, which is still in use worldwide.
The first meeting of the International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR) took place in Varna, Bulgaria in 1970, when IATUR still belonged to one of the International Sociological Association (ISA) thematic groups. The first independent IATUR conference was hosted in Budapest in 1988. Since then, no IATUR conference had been organised in the capital of Hungary – which is why we feel privileged to host the 40th IATUR conference in Budapest again. Celebrating this round anniversary, we are going to organize a fascinating Jubilee Conference at the beautiful city of Budapest – a city often quoted as the Paris of Eastern Europe.
The title of the conference, Time for Us – Celebrating Time Use Research, reflects our desire to have an interdisciplinary encounter by opening the topic of the conference to all researchers working on time-use related research in any field of the Social Sciences.

Important Dates

Please note that 22–23 October is national holiday in Hungary, therefore please send all your questions/requests by 19 October 10am the latest to be answered!

  • 16 July 2018 – Deadline abstract submission - EXTENDED to 12 AUGUST 2018
  • 31 July 2018 – Last notification of abstract acceptance - EXTENDED to 23 AUGUST 2018
  • 24 August 2018 - Deadline early bird registration
  • 24 September 2018 - Deadline registration period
  • 23 October 2018 – IATUR workshop
  • 24–26 October 2018 - IATUR conference
  • 24 October 2018 – Welcome reception
  • 24 October 2018 – Parliament tour
  • 25 October 2018 – IATUR general assembly
  • 25 October 2018 – Conference gala dinner
  • 27 October 2018 – Post-conference tour

Abstract Submission

Please submit your abstract online through the IATUR CRM.

Poster Presentations

Posters are scheduled to be set up on the first day of the conference and will be on display throughout the event.
During the poster session time on 26 October, presenters are expected to remain at their individual displays to be available for questions and informal discussion of the poster content. Approximately 20 poster presentations will be scheduled.
IMPORTANT: Participants wishing to present a poster are kindly required to prepare a poster of A0 portrait format of 841(W)×1189(H) mm. Each poster will be displayed in the antechamber of the small lecturer room, 2nd floor in an allocated poster board of size 100(W)×200(H) cm.
Please ensure that you print your hardcopy poster before coming and bring it to the IATUR conference with you. No poster printing service will be available at the conference venue.
In case you decide to have your poster printed in Budapest, please contact one of these print shops near the conference venue: print shops.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation requests received by 9 August 2018 will be refunded in full
  • Cancellation requests received between 10 August and 10 September 2018 will be refunded after deduction of a 50 Euro administration fee
  • 50% of registration costs will be refunded if cancellation requests are received between 11 September and 24 September 2018
  • From 25 September 2018, conference registration costs cannot be refunded.

Registration fee

The Welcome Reception, Gala Dinner, Parliament tour, coffee breaks and lunch during conference days (24–26 October) is included in the registration fee. For further details, please see Options and Pricing.