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Call for Papers

Call for Papers: 4th International Conference on Administrative Data Research


We warmly invite abstract submissions for presentation in the following formats:

  • Full papers will be presented in concurrent sessions. Each oral presentation will be given 15 minutes to present, and 5 minutes for Q&A, for a total of 20 minutes. Please avoid death by PowerPoint (!) and use no more than 15 slides.
  • Rapid Fire papers will be presented during dedicated rapid fire concurrent sessions.  Each presenter will have 4 minutes to give their presentation, using a maximum of 1 slide, followed by a Q&A with the audience. Presenters are encouraged to present their findings in an innovative and/or entertaining way. Use your imagination!
  • Posters will be on display for an assigned presentation day.

The presentation schedule and poster viewing times and schedule for the posters will be publicised after the call for abstracts is completed and presentations are selected. Further instructions will also be provided to guide presenters.

You will have the option to identify your preferred presentation format(s) for which you would like your abstract considered.  Where multiple presentation formats are selected, oral presentations will be given first priority, followed by rapid fire presentations and finally posters.  All abstracts will be reviewed by an International Scientific Committee (ISC) and successful submissions will be grouped into sub-themes taking into account author preference.


List of Topics

The conference topics are as follows:

  • Applied research: work that has contributed new knowledge, using data linkage or population data sciences approaches. Research that is either complete or will have significant findings by the conference date
  • Case studies, concepts and capacity building: research study protocols; local/case-specific technical developments; proof of concept studies; concept dictionaries; data resource descriptions; sharing teaching and learning evaluations
  • Ethical, Legal and Social Implications: regulatory and governance challenges and solutions; confidentiality; data security; public and other stakeholder engagement; ethical issues; social acceptability
  • Evidence to support policy making: work generating evidence to inform policy making; engaging with policy makers; demonstrating and measuring impact
  • Methodological and analytical advances: dealing with large scale, complex and messy data; data linkage and quality; emerging data types; data visualisation; data interoperability


Abstract preparation

To facilitate peer review, abstracts should e submitted in a structured format comprising the following sections (overall maximum 300 words):

  • Background with rationale
  • Main aim        
  • Methods/Approach    
  • Results
  • Conclusion
  • Keywords (up to 5)

However, we acknowledge that some submissions might not fit into this format. In that case, please get in touch for advice on preparing your abstract.


Instructions and Important Information

Please read the information below carefully

  • Abstracts must be submitted before 5pm (UK time) on the abstract submission deadline: 14th June 2019. Abstracts received after this deadline will NOT be accepted.
  • Proposals for presentations should select one main topic from the conference topics which they would like to be considered, and up to two other topics that are also applicable.
  • Proposals for presentations of any format must identify the presenting author as the main contact.
  • Names of authors and organizations should not be included in the content of the abstract itself to allow blind peer review.
  • All abstracts must be submitted using the ADR19 conference online abstract submission process through submission process through this page.
  • All accepted presenters must register for and pay to attend the conference, and are responsible for their own related expenses. In addition, if the accepted presenter invites additional speakers to present with them at the conference, they must also register for and pay to attend the conference. Travel and accommodation costs will not be covered.
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts an author may submit; however, the number of accepted presentations may be limited for each presenter for practical reasons. Groups of authors are therefore encouraged to share presenting responsibilities.
  • Accepted abstracts will be published in the International Journal of Population Data Science: IJPDS. Editorial amendments may be requested.
  • Please note that the main body of the abstract will not be edited, thus the author is responsible any spelling, grammatically or typographical errors.
  • All presentations will be in English.
  • Avoid specialised jargon and undefined abbreviations. Do not include tables, figures, diagrams, footnotes, references, or acknowledgements in the text of the abstract.
  • The conference office will aim to meet all reasonable requests for audio-visual equipment, based on the type and duration of the presentation. Upon acceptance, the conference secretariat will confirm audio visual details for your presentation.


Evaluation Criteria Oral, Rapid Fire and Multi-media Poster Presentations

Using a blind review process, the ISC will guide a review of abstracts using the following criteria:

  • The abstract is clear and well organised;    
  • The content of the abstract provides new insight and/or knowledge/innovation in the use of data or techniques;
  • The proposed presentation will be of significant interest to conference delegates and addresses the conference theme;
  • The content of the abstract suggests actual or potential value from the work.