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The International Association for Time Use Research and the local committee of 34th IATUR conference invite abstracts for papers covering any aspect of research into daily behavior and people’s use of time.

1. Submission Deadline
The deadline for submitting abstracts for initial consideration is 15 March 2012. We will continue to accept abstracts after this date. However, we only guarantee poster places for late abstracts. We will offer oral presentation slots to late abstracts only if a suitable slot becomes available before the start of the conference.

2. Abstract Submission
We invite submission of a file which includes:
  • the type of presentation (oral or poster)
  • your presentation title
  • the names, affiliation, address and country of authors
  • abstract (150-250 words)
  • 3 and up to 5 key words describing the main focus of your presentation
  • Please save your file as a pdf or word file
  • Please put “iatur2012 your surname” in the subject line and email this file to:

    If you do not receive a confirmation email from us in three days, you should try contacting us again.
    (The email address for abstract submission is the same as one for contact.)

    *Note for poster presentation: (i) Authors are to be present with their posters for a specified 1-hour period for discussion; (ii) The space allowed for display is 1200mm in width and 2100mm in height.  Tacks to stick up a poster will be prepared; (iii) Audio visual presentations are not suitable substitutes for posters; (iv) The Local and Program Committee will normally assign papers to oral or poster presentations as requested, but reserves the right to change category if necessary.

    3. Important Dates

  • 15 March 2012              Abstract submission deadline
  • 1 April 2012                  Notification of abstract acceptance
  • 5 April 2012                  Deadline to apply for financial assistance
  • 15 April 2012                Notification of financial assistance awards
  • 31 May 2012                 Early bird registration deadline
  • 22 -24 August 2012       IATUR 2012 conference
  • For more information, please visit http://fgps.u-shimane.ac.jp/iatur/ or contact iatur2012matsue@mlsv.u-shimane.ac.jp
    If you submit your abstract by 15 March and have not heard from us by 10th April, please contact us at the following:
    Email: iatur2012matsue@mlsv.u-shimane.ac.jp, or
    Fax: +81.855.24.2368

    Periodically SPAM filters block real email, so please do contact us if you have not received an acceptance or rejection notification.

    4. Registration and fees
    Online registration will open soon at the conference website: http://fgps.u-shimane.ac.jp/iatur.
    All participants must pay the relevant participation fee in order to attend the IATUR 2012 Conference. Annual membership dues may also be paid in concordance with conference fees in one online payment.  If you reserve before 31 May but do not pay by 31 May, you will be liable to pay the higher rate.

    Registration Fees
    Early-Bird (deadline: 31 May 2012)
  • Regular Members JPY15,000
  • Student /Developing or Transition Economy Members JPY7,000
  • Non-Members JPY19,000
  • Student /Developing or Transition Economy Non-Members JPY9,000
  • *JPY: Japanese Yen

    Standard Registration Fees (from 1 June 2012)
  • Regular Members JPY18,000
  • Student /Developing or Transition Economy Members JPY10,000
  • Non-Members JPY22,000
  • Student /Developing or Transition Economy Non-Members JPY12,000
  • The registration fee includes conference material, a place at the conference banquet, lunches, coffee and tea breaks during the three days of the conference. Hotel and travel expenses are not included.

    You can join IATUR at the same time as you register for the conference. Details on joining the Association may be found at: http://iatur.timeuse.org/membership

    International Association for Time Use Research Membership Dues

  • Student / Developing or Transition Economy Registrants JPY 1,240
  • Regular JPY 2,475

    Financial Assistance
  • Annual dues are the main source of IATUR income. IATUR gives out a part of this income every year in Andrew Harvey Fellowships to assist with travel costs. These awards are SMALL, and will NOT cover the cost of travel. In recent years, we have only been able to meet less than 20% of the financial need for which people have applied. Nevertheless, the Association will do the best we can to assist those in need of support to attend the conference.

    If you are in need of financial support to attend the conference, please send an e-mail to iatur2012matsue@mlsv.u-shimane.ac.jp
    Please put IATUR financial support and your surname in the subject line. In the body of the text, please note your name, your institutional affiliation, the country from which you will travel, the title(s) of the papers and posters you hope to present at the conference, and the level of support you would require to attend the conference.

    The deadline to apply for financial assistance is 5 April 2012. You do not need to wait to hear whether your paper has been accepted – you can apply at any time until 5 April. Nevertheless, we will only make awards to people who have had papers or posters accepted for presentation. Kindly note that we preference people who have not received financial support to attend an IATUR conference previously. If you need financial support, we strongly recommend that you apply to other sources of funding. Please do not rely on IATUR or the local organizers as your only source of funds. We will announce awards on 15 April 2012.

    5. Location
    Kunibiki Messe (Shimane Prefectural Convention Center)
    1-2-1 Gakuen Minami, Matsue-city, Shimane 690-0826, Japan
    TEL: 0852-24-1111@FAX: 0852-22-9219

    6. The 2012 IATUR Conference Organising Committee
    Prof. Masago Fujiwara (Chair of the committee)
    University of Shimane

    Prof. Takeshi Mizunoya (Vice-chair of the committee)
    Hokkai-Gakuen University, Japan

    Prof. Michinori Hirata
    Hiroshima University, Japan

    Prof. Yoko Shimada
    Setsunan University, Japan

    Prof. Noriko Kishi
    Fukuoka University of Education, Japan

    Prof. Michael Bittman
    International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR President)
    University of New England, Australia

    Dr. Kimberly Fisher
    International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR Secretary)
    University of Oxford, U.K.

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