Call for Abstracts: Understanding Society Scientific Conference 2023

Our in-person Conference featuring new research using data from Understanding Society, the UK Household Panel Study, will be held at the University of Essex on 11,12, 13 July

The Understanding Society Scientific Conference takes place every other year and is an opportunity for researchers from around the world to share the latest research on longitudinal household panel studies. Two years ago our conference moved online because of the Covid pandemic, but in 2023 we’re delighted to be able to host an in-person event at the University of Essex.

The call for abstracts is now open and we are looking for papers that focus on:

  • Research using Understanding Society, the British Household Panel Survey, or any other household panel study
  • International comparative studies of longitudinal survey data
  • Longitudinal survey methods and innovations in survey methodology

You can submit your abstract using this online form.

Presentation types

You can submit an abstract for:

  • An oral presentation in parallel sessions (20 minute presentations, with 10 minutes for questions)
  • A workshop or symposium (90 minutes) that includes 3-4 papers and allows plenty of time for discussion. For workshops or symposiums please provide an overall abstract and one for each paper.
  • A training session (90 minutes). For training sessions please provide a description of the aims & objectives, content, and include pre-requisites if any. This will not be based in a computer lab but please specify if you expect participants to bring their own laptops.

When is the conference taking place?

The Scientific Conference will be held at the University of Essex on the 11, 12 and 13 July 2023. This is an in-person event, so if you would like to present your work you will need to be able to attend in-person.

Registration for the conference will open in March 2023.

Deadline for abstracts

Please submit your abstract by Tuesday 31 January 2023. Abstracts will be reviewed, and you will be notified whether your paper has been accepted by the end of February.


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