The 2021 IATUR conference will invite abstracts for papers that deal with any aspect of time-use research, including but not limited to:

  • COVID-19 impact on time use.
  • Relationship between time use policies and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda. Special emphasis will be put on how they can impact/support the energy transition.
  • Time use policies at local level (as an example, chrono-urbanism, evaluation of local time use policies, etc.).
  • Gender and intersectional inequalities on time use.
  • Working time use, including labour organisation, labour relations policies, health, and work safety impacts, telework, productivity impacts or how to approach changes brought by the 4.0. Industry and digitisation, among others.
  • Time use on the education field. The perception of time by children, teachers, and families
  • Time use on public services, both internally and towards the citizens.
  • Time use surveys design and implementation.
  • Time use research methodology for designing and/or evaluating public policies.
  • Time use research methodologies.
  • Others

If your abstract does not fit under any of these topics, please submit it under “Others” category.

Abstract submission

Please submit your abstract online through the IATUR CRM. Abstracts should include:

  • Presentation title
  • Type of presentation (oral presentation or poster)
  • The name of the presenting author
  • The name of all other authors
  • Abstract (250–350 words maximum)

The early deadline for submitting abstracts is 12 March 2021. All people who submitted their abstracts by this date will receive a notification of acceptance/rejection by 2 April 2021. Researchers can continue to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations until 14 May 2021. All people who submitted their abstracts by this date will receive a notification of acceptance/rejection by 4 June 2021. Where possible, we will try to include papers in the oral presentation sessions if authors so wish, but we make no guarantee for placement of abstracts submitted later. Deadlines for financial support, cancellation refunds, and early, lower-rate registration are final.

Abstract categories

A brief explanation of each category is shown below:

COVID-19 impact on time use

Abstracts that deal with the consequences that lockdown measures and other restrictions caused by COVID-19 have affected the use of time by different groups of population in different areas of their lives (work, education, leisure, etc.).

Relationship between time use policies and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda. Special emphasis will be put on how they can impact/support the energy transition.

Abstracts exploring the theoretical or practical implications that either trend changes on time use or implementation of time use policies may have on the achievement of SDGs. It is also accepted those abstracts that look at the impact on the energy transition or on sustainability more broadly beyond SDGs.

Time use policies at local level (as an example, chrono-urbanism, evaluation of local time use policies, etc.).

Abstracts that deal with potential policies related to time that can be implemented at the city level (for example, theoretical models of fifteen-minute cities), or that analyse the implementation and impact of time policies already implemented at local level.

Gender and intersectional inequalities on time use.

Abstracts discussing time use inequalities related to gender and other intersectional factors.

Working time use, including labour organisation, labour relations policies, health, and work safety impacts, telework, productivity impacts or how to approach changes brought by the 4.0. Industry and digitisation, among others.

Abstracts that study time use within paid work. It is of special interest research that looks at future trends of work such as digitisation, 4.0 Industry or telework and how they are already impacting or can impact changes on time use.

Time use on the education field. The perception of time by children, teachers, and families

Abstracts analysing time uses on education, either for children, teenagers, or college students, as well as adult or life-long learning education models. The perception of time and time use from the different agents involved on education (children, teachers, and families mainly) will be especially welcome.

Time use on public services, both internally and towards the citizens

Abstracts that analyse public services both/either from the perspective of the public servants working within them and from the perspective of the beneficiaries of the public service. It is expected analysis regarding the impact of opening and closing hours, the shifts established, the impact on the beneficiaries’ time use habits, among other aspects.

Time use surveys design and implementation

Abstracts presenting methodological discussions about the design and implementation of time use surveys, alongside future trends (as an example, the use of digital tools) on that area.

Time use research methodology for designing and/or evaluating public policies.

Abstracts discussing theoretical and practical frameworks to research the impact that public policies have on time use and how these research can be used to design new policies or improve existing ones.

Time use research methodologies

Abstracts dealing with both theoretical and methodological approaches to time use research. They can include discussions of theoretical frameworks, of specific data collection methods or other methodologies of analysis.

Others

Abstracts that are related to time-use research but do not fit in any of the above categories.

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