Until the 14th of May, abstracts of research articles on the use of time can be submitted for the 43rd IATUR Conference, International Time Use Research (IATUR) to be held in Barcelona on 27 and 29 October 2021.
The event will be organized by the Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona City Council, the Barcelona Metropolitan Area and the Barcelona Time Use Initiative for a Healthy Society, with the aim of promoting the confluence between research and investigation and public time policies, as well as the impact they have on our society.
The International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR) is an international association that promotes and facilitates the exchange of ideas, methodology and data collection techniques among researchers and compilers of official statistics regarding daily activity patterns and changes in people’s behavior over time.
This year’s conference, taking place in Barcelona, aims at connecting time use research with public policies, organizations and society. Time use research has the potential to inform key time use policies such as education schedules, mobility, equality policies, amongst may others. The 2021 IATUR conference wants to explore the connection between research, policy-making and social change.
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.
You can find more information, deadline and the process of selecting abstracts on either IATUR or Barcelona Time Use Initiative for a Healthy Society website.