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Call for Papers/Tools: EDDI12 – 4th Annual European DDI User Conference

4th Annual European DDI User Conference (EDDI12)
DDI – The Basis of Managing the Data Life Cycle

Submission Deadline: October 3, 2012
Place: Bergen, Norway
Date: December 3 – 4, 2012
Hosted by: NSD – Norwegian Social Science Data Services

EDDI 2012 is organized jointly by NSD – Norwegian Social Science Data Services, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, and IDSC of IZA – International Data Service Center of the Institute for the Study of Labor.

The meeting will bring together DDI users and professionals from all over Europe and the world. Anyone interested in developing, applying, or using DDI is invited to attend and present.

Call for Papers

We are seeking presentations, talks, papers, posters on all things DDI:

  • Case Studies
  • Mature implementations
  • Early Implementations
  • Interplay of DDI with other standards or technologies
  • Projects in early phases in which DDI is under consideration
  • Critiques of DDI

We strongly encourage papers in different areas to ensure that a broad balance of topics is covered which will attract the greatest breadth of participants, and we encourage conference participants to propose papers and posters that would be of interest to themselves and other attendees.


If you are interested in presenting a paper, please use the online submission system of the conference. The deadline for submissions is October 3, 2012. Abstracts should have not more than 200 words. Please keep your presentation to 20 minutes or shorter.

Call for Tools / DDI Tools Award

We invite developers and practitioners to participate in the first DDI Tools Competition and show the world what can be done for visualizing the content of DDI instances. The main goal of the DDI Tools Competition is to develop innovative applications that show DDI-based information to the end-user. Conceivable examples are (but not limited to): generators for smart codebooks in form of PDF or Microsoft Help files, parts of web information systems or portals, and stand-alone applications. The tools should be able to consume DDI Lifecycle (3.1) instances, and should be made available as Free Software (i.e. source code as Open Source). Further details on the competition and on sample instances will be announced on October 8. Please use the online submission system of the conference to submit an abstract on your tool until October 3, 2012. The deadline for submissions of the final program code is November 17, 2012.

Keynote Speech

We are very delighted that Svein Nordbotten will deliver the plenary speech to EDDI 2012. Svein Nordbotten is professor emeritus (information science) at the University of Bergen and heading the research enterprise Svein Nordbotten & Associates. More about Svein and his publications can be found on his homepage.

Previous Meetings

Last year, the 3rd Annual European DDI Users Group Meeting (EDDI11) took place at SND – Swedish National Data Service in Gothenburg, Sweden with 80 people from 17 countries and 3 international organizations in attendance (100 people in all including side meetings). The program offering 24 presentations is available at the EDDI11 website.

The 2nd Annual European DDI Users Group Meeting (EDDI10) took place at SURFfoundation in Utrecht, The Netherlands in 2010 with almost 70 people from 13 countries attending. The program offering 24 presentations is available at the EDDI10 web site.

The 1st Annual European DDI Users Group Meeting (EDDI09) took place in 2009 at IZA in Bonn, Germany with 60 participants from 10 countries attending. The program offering 14 presentations is available at the EDDI09 web site.

General Information

For more information about the conference, see the conference web site at: http://www.eddi-conferences.eu/eddi12.

For questions or any other correspondence regarding the EDDI12, please send an email to eddi12@iza.org.

IHRM Conference

Global Conference of
International Human Resource Management

The Pennsylvania State University, USA; 9 – 10 May 2013

With the significant rise in interest in International Human Resource Management (IHRM), the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations at The Pennsylvania State University is holding a two-day conference to facilitate discussion on this important topic amongst scholars from across the globe. Keynote speakers will include such experts in the IHRM field as Chris Brewster, Professor of International Human Resource Management at Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK. Call for papers will be released by 31 August 2012.

Further Information

Call for Papers and Contributions: Kiel Young Researcher Conference 2012 – Did you know that your research is on Green Growth?

At the Kiel Institute for the World Economy
November 15-16 2012

This young researcher conference invites Postdocs and PhD students to challenge the concept of Green Growth from different angles. There is little specific research on this new buzzword, while many studies indirectly contribute to this topic.

Thus, we ask young researchers to discuss Green Growth against their background while looking beyond the rim of their disciplines and connect with other researchers.

We welcome submissions from relevant fields such as environmental sciences, political science, natural sciences and engineering, sociology, law, ethics, or economics. The focus of the conference is on interdisciplinary cooperation in research on Green Growth.

Further Information

Call for Papers: 7th Annual Green Economics Institute, Green Economics Conference 19 – 21 July 2012

International 7th Annual Green Economics Conference: Green Economy: Reform and Renaissance of economics and its methodology-Green Economics-the solutions for the 21st century. Green Economy: Rethinking Growth: RIO+20

19th-21st July, 2012 being held at Mansfield College, the University of Oxford

Reserve a place! Share green ideas and methodologies with international experts in the field, with academics and green business leaders. During the conference we will launch new books and will report our feedback from RIO+20 at which we are organising 3 major side events and our delegation are going there. We will prepare for our delegation to COP 18 in November 2012 in Qatar.
Download further detailed conference information about topics, worldwide speakers, fees, etc.

Conference flyer

Call for Papers: 3rd Young Scientists Conference (Kiel, 1-2 October, 2012)

After the great success of the first two Young Scientists Conferences in Hamburg (in 2010) and in Bremen (in 2011), the “3rd Young Scientists Conference: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Global Change” this year will take place in Kiel on 1-2 October, 2012.

The annual meeting is jointly organized by early career scientists of the three marine and climate Clusters of Excellence of Kiel (Future Ocean), Bremen (MARUM), and Hamburg (CliSAP). PhD Students and Postdocs from the three Clusters and associated institutes are invited to participate and to submit an abstract to one of the scientific sessions focusing on climate, marine, and Earth System research, including nature-society interactions.

The goal is to discuss and share expertise on these interconnected topics and to strengthen collaborations on an early career stage. Learn more about the conference on: http://conferences.futureocean.org/index.php/YSC

The deadline for Abstract submission is 1st July, 2012. Registration ends 1st September, 2012.

For further information, please contact the conference organizers: Ute Kapaun and Lavinia Patara.

We look forward to seeing you at the 3rd Young Scientist Meeting in Kiel.

The Organizing Committee from Kiel, Hamburg, and Bremen

Further Information

Call for Papers: New Journal Evidence-based HRM

Call for papers for

Evidence-based HRM: A Global Forum for Empirical Scholarship (EBHRM),

a journal to be launched in 2013. The journal promotes empirical scholarship in the Human Resources (HR) arena and aims to provide an international forum and important reference for the encouragement and dissemination of applied research. EBHRM publishes original research papers, empirical case studies and reviews of the body of empirical research endeavours. The journal also includes research notes and conference news.

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Call for Papers: SASE 2012

We are pleased to announce the opening of the call for papers for the

24th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE); June 28-30, 2012, Cambridge, USA

The 2012 conference aims to address issues raised by broad and pressing questions concerning global shifts. Within the well-established remit of SASE, participants are invited to submit theoretical and empirical contributions, at multiple levels of analysis from the local to the global, drawing from multi-disciplinary socio-economic frameworks.

Deadline for all submissions, including applications for travel grants and student stipends is January 15th, 2012.

Further Information

Call for Paper: 30th International Labour Process Conference

Call for papers
for a special conference stream on
The Comparative Political Economy of Work and Employment Relations

at the 30th International Labour Process Conference in Stockholm
March, 27-29 2012 at Stockholm University

Comparative political economy focuses on how the functioning of national economies may be explained by distinct institutional frameworks, historical trajectories, etc. However, there is a tendency to focus on analyzing comparative macro-level economic and national models, neglecting the diversity of labour processes, work arrangements and employment relations. A methodological nationalism further endures despite increasing internationalization. National institutions do remain important, but are transformed by e.g. the globalization of finance, with implications for the comparative political economy of work and employment relations. We therefore seek abstracts on how micro-level labour process/ workplace and meso-level employment relations analysis contribute to understanding comparative political economy.

You can find the full call for papers here:

The deadline for abstract submissions is October 31. You can submit your abstract on the following web page:

Call for Papers: 8th International Young Scholar German Socio-Economic Panel Symposium

For the 8th time the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) of the University of Bremen and the Jacobs University and the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) in collaboration with the Hanse Institute for Advanced Study (HWK) are pleased to announce the “International Young Scholar German Socio-Economic Panel Symposium”.

The symposium provides an opportunity for doctoral students of all disciplines (e.g. economics, demography, psychology, sociology, public health, geography) at any stage of their doctoral thesis, to present empirical research in progress – carried out with panel data (especially SOEP data) – and to discuss theoretical, conceptual and empirical issues with senior researchers. We encourage interested young scholars to submit abstracts.

If you would like to attend the symposium, please submit an abstract of your topic (350 words, in English) together with complete contact information before November 15, 2011. We will inform you whether your proposal has been accepted before December 15, 2011. The deadline for submission of the full paper (3.000 words) will be February 15, 2012.

All accepted papers will be made accessible to commentators and participants one month prior to the symposium. During the symposium each presenter will have about 20 minutes for presentation, 10 minutes comments by a senior researcher, and 10 minutes plenary discussion. The official language of the symposium will be English.

Catering as well as accommodation for non-locals will be provided. The conference fee is € 25.

Please send applications (electronic versions preferred) and inquiries to:

Anne-Luise Baumann
PO Box 33 04 40
28334 Bremen
Tel.: +49 (0) 421-218 66354
Fax: +49 (0) 421-218 66353

Maike Schulz
PO Box 33 04 40
28334 Bremen
Tel.: +49 (0) 421-218 66417
Fax: +49 (0) 421-218 66353

Call for Papers: Education and Training, Skills and the Labour Market

Call for Papers
The 32nd Annual Conference of the International Working Party on Labour Market Segmentation (IWPLMS) will be held from 11th – 13th July 2011 in Bamberg (Germany).

The topic of the conference is

“Education and Training, Skills and the Labour Market”

The expansion of upper secondary and tertiary education has substantial impacts on labour markets. An upper secondary certificate has increasingly become the minimum requirement for access to a good job. Since those without qualifications loose out in the competition with the better qualified for good jobs, the long-term costs of low education have increased. Indeed low educational attainment has been found not only to impede initial insertion into the labour market but also to provide an enduring barrier to good or stable employment. At the same time due to the massification of tertiary education, the labour market outcomes for graduates are becoming more diverse. The job structure has not been upgraded sufficiently to allow all graduates to secure a job appropriate to their qualification. Tendencies towards the under-utilisation of skills can be observed in many countries.

Further education and training can help employees to adjust their skills to new requirements because of structural or technological change or voluntary or involuntary job mobility. It may open up promotion opportunities or provide second chances for those who dropped out of education for varieties of reasons and at varieties of levels. Many studies have shown that participation in further education and training magnifies inequalities over the work life. Low skilled workers with low income in particular often lack resources to invest in education and training. Workers on temporary contracts often do not have access to training within companies.

To generate economic returns, education and training not only have to fit the ever changing market demands but they also have to confer bargaining power on the holders of the qualifications. Pay is negotiated by social partners or set by the employers and both sets of actors are responsive to perceived or actual bargaining power of workforce groups. Some well–qualified groups, such as women or migrants, may not be able to exercise bargaining power and may remain low earners.
The literature on the Varieties of Capitalism has shown that education and training systems are an important pillar of national employment systems and are closely interlinked with other pillars including work organization, industrial relations or the welfare state. These interlinkages may promote a low-skill-equilibrium or a high-skill-equilibrium. With globalization, cross-border labour markets are emerging as borders become increasingly permeable, through migration, posting of workers, setting up a company abroad, providing services abroad etc. Mutual recognition of qualifications is often a precondition for access to occupational labour markets abroad and consequently international agreements on mutual recognition are becoming more important. The EU is promoting these developments by the Bologna process, by subsidizing mobility during tertiary education (Erasmus Programme) or through the introduction of European Qualification Framework.
For the 32nd annual conference of the IWPLMS we invite papers concerning especially the following topics:

1. Education, skills and the life course

  • The impact of education and training on employment trajectories, including access to stable jobs, careers, pay, further training and social wages (health and age insurances)
  • The life course costs of low education and poor starts to employment careers, including long-term scar effects
  • Second chances in education and training and their impact on labour markets outcomes
  • Training policy in companies as a reaction on changing labour markets (economic crisis, skill shortages)

2. National education and training systems and national employment models

  • Comparison of national education and training systems and policies
  • Drivers of changes in national education and training systems and their impact on national employment models
  • Role of training in activation policies
  • Skill shortages and labour market policy

3. Measurement of skills

  • Creation of national and international level panels studies on skills
  • Problems of measuring skills in international comparative surveys

4. Skills and the social partners

  • Role of education, training and further training in collective bargaining and the social dialogue at international, national, sectoral and industry level

5. Skills and labour market segmentation

  • Skill and gender: Accreditation and recognition of skills in female dominated occupations; debates on how to value and recognise soft skills and emotional labour
  • Skills and migration: application of certificates across countries
  • Skills and atypical work
  • Skill development in external, internal and occupational labour markets

6. The impact of Europeanisation and Globalization on education and training

  • The impact of European agreements (Bologna Process, European Qualification Framework etc.) on national education and training policies and systems
  • Cross-border labour markets and mutual recognition of qualifications

Submission of Abstracts and Papers

Please submit abstracts for a conference paper by March 31st via conference website (the website will be open from January 19th). The selected abstracts will be announced on April 15th Final papers should be sent via email by June 30th to the following E-mail-address.

For more information please contact: Monika Spies (secretariat Gerhard Bosch) E-mail or Phone: ++49 -203-379-1339