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IUSSP Bulletin 
 Issue 28, June 2015
In this issue:  2015 IUSSP Council Meeting ● 2017 International Population Conference ● Call for 2021 IPC host country candidates ● Demography and the Data Revolution ● 2015 Laureate ceremony ● 2016 Laureate nominations ● New PERN website ● Recent publications ● Regional population associations ● Membership news ● Calls for papers ● Calls for applications ● Job opportunities ● Calendar ● Regional associations news ● Resources ● Secretariat news
2015 IUSSP Council Meeting
The IUSSP Council held its 2nd meeting in Cape Town, South Africa. Most of its work was related to the organization of the XXVIII International Population Conference in 2017 but other topics were discussed and decisions made.  (Read more)
International Population Conference

Cape Town 2017: first IOC meeting
The first meeting of the International Organizing Committee (IOC) for the 2017 International Population Conference took place on 31 March and 1 April in Cape Town, South Africa hosted by Statistics South Africa(Read more)

Call for 2021 IPC host country candidates
The IUSSP invites national population associations to consider hosting the 29th International Population Conference in 2021.  The date to submit formal bid proposals has been moved up a year to December 2016.  In the meantime, expressions of interest are welcome. (Read more)

Demography & the Data Revolution

IUSSP and the Data Revolution
The IUSSP continues to bring the perspective of demographers to discussions on the Data Revolution. To read more about a particular activity or access a report just click on the highlighted text below.  

The IUSSP organized a side meeting at the Cartagena Data Festival  on 20-22 April with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN) on Harnessing the Data Revolution for development: Issues in the design and monitoring of SDG Indicators . The issues discussed by the panel of experts at the meeting included those raised by a recent IUSSP report on Monitoring demographic indicators for the post-2015 SDGs .

At the PAA Annual Meeting in San Diego, the IUSSP brought the data revolution to demographers organizing a session on Demography, Demographers, and the Data Revolution. This was followed by a small brainstorming session on “Demographers and the Data Revolution: Where to go from here?” with representatives of the regional population associations, donor organizations, IUSSP and PAA members.

Learn more about the potential contributions of demographers and why IUSSP and the demographic community should be involved in the data revolution by reading “Demographers coming into the big tent of the Data Revolution”. And, to keep abreast of upcoming events as well as find links to reports, blogs and  websites on the data revolution please go to the new Demography and the Data Revolution  page on the IUSSP website. 

IUSSP Laureate Award
2015 Laureate ceremony for Cheikh Mbacké
The Laureate Award Ceremony in honour of Cheikh Mbacké was held at the PAA Annual Meeting in San Diego (California), on Wednesday 29 April. Sally Findley, Clémentine Rossier, and Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue gave presentations highlighting Cheikh Mbacké’s contributions to the population field. Anastasia Gage, Tom LeGrand, Ruth Levine and Eliya Zulu added a few personal accounts on Cheikh’s impact on population as well as their lives and careers. (Read more)
2016 Laureate nominations
Would you like one of your colleagues to be honoured for their decisive contribution to the advancement of demography and population research? Do not hesitate to round up support and propose a nomination for the 2016 IUSSP Laureate award. The letter of nomination and all supporting documents should be sent to the IUSSP Secretariat by 31 October 2015. (Read more)

IUSSP Scientific Panels
New PERN website & cyberseminar
The Population Environment Research Network (PERN) is an internet-based IUSSP Panel whose mission is to facilitate scientific analysis and dialogue about population environment relationships. It is open to all who are interested in population-environment research. PERN recently revamped its website and is planning its next cyberseminar on Water and Population Dynamics.
(Read more)

Recent publications

Regional population associations

Cooperation with the regional associations
The IUSSP has continued to reinforce its links with the regional population associations, creating a dedicated “corner” on the IUSSP website and recently sharing its booth with other associations at the PAA Annual Meeting. More collaborative activities are in preparation. (Read more)

PAA: IUSSP at the 2015 Annual Meeting
The IUSSP organized a regular session at the Annual Meeting of the PAA in San Diego on “Demography, Demographers and the Data Revolution” as well as a side meeting dedicated to the Laureate ceremony in honour of Cheikh Mbacké. IUSSP also had a booth, which it shared with other regional associations. 
(Read more)

Membership news

Members’ new publications
The IUSSP Council decided to advertise members’ recent books and special issues on a new web page and in its quarterly Bulletin. (Read more on conditions and procedure)

Peter McDonald receives Irene Taeuber Award
Former IUSSP President (2010-2013) Peter McDonald received the 2015 Irene B. Taeuber Award at the Annual Meeting of the PAA in San Diego, in recognition of his major contributions to demographic research, in particular on nuptiality, fertility, household structure, child survival, labour force, and demographic estimation.
(Read more)

New: LMIC travel and translation funds
The IUSSP Council has established two new funds to allow members who wish to provide funds for a specific use to do so: a Travel Fund for junior demographers and developing country scholars and a Translation Fund to support translation and simultaneous interpretation costs to better include non-English speaking population scientists in IUSSP activities.  (Read more)

New members of the IUSSP 
Ninety-four new members and 56 new student associates joined the IUSSP since January 2014. See the list of new members.

2014 Annual Report
The 2014 Annual Activity and Financial Report is now available.(Download report).


IUSSP Calls for papers
  • Workshop on The Science of Choice - How to Model the Decision-making Process? Rostock, Germany, 28-30 October 2015. Deadline for submissions: 15 July 2015.
Other calls for papers 
  • Notas de Población (CELADE), Issue 101. Call for articles. Deadline for submissions: 26 June 2015.
  • International Conference on Education and Reproduction in Low-Fertility Settings. Vienna, Austria, 2-4 December 2015. Deadline for submissions: 30 June 2015.
  • 7th African Population Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, 30 November-4 December 2015. Deadline for submissions: 31 July 2015.
  • 2016 Alpine Population Conference. Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland, 26-29 January 2016. Deadline for submissions: 15 August 2015.
  • XIXe Colloque international de l’Aidelf, Strasbourg, France, 21-24 June 2016. Deadline for submissions: 15 September 2015. 
  • Historical Life Course Studiesthe electronic journal of the European Historical Population Samples Network (EHPS-Net). Call for contributions. 

Population journal Young Author Prize

  • Population is a quarterly scientific journal published in English and in French by INED. The Population Young Author Prize is open to PhD students and young researchers working in the field of population studies and will be awarded to the most outstanding original paper submitted to the competition jury. Deadline for submission: 30 November 2015. (More information)
Calls for applications
  • Advanced Course: A stochastic process approach to agent-based modeling and simulation. Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR). Deadline for applications: 30 June 2015.
  • Statistics Korea will organize the 2nd KOSTAT Summer Seminar on Population, in Rep. of Korea from 27 July to 21 August 2015. It consists of three independent workshops:
    1. Demographic Theory (advanced level), in Daejeon, 27-31 July;
    2. Demographic Analysis with Own Data, in Busan, 3-13 Aug.;
    3. Life Tables and their Applications, Seoul 17–21 Aug.
    Registration deadline: 30 June 2015.

 Job Opportunities
Employment announcements
  • Professor of Demography, University of Waikato, New Zealand. - Deadline for Applications: 26 June 2015
  • Director of National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis (NIDEA), University of Waikato, New Zealand. - Deadline for Applications: 26 June 2015
  • Professor of Statistics, University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa. - Deadline for Applications: 30 June 2015 
  • Director, French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED), Paris, France. Deadline for applications: 5 July 2015
  • Assistant/Associate Professor of Sociology of Health and Medicine, Michigan State University, United States. Deadline for Applications: 1 October 2015
  • Distinguished Professorship of Population and Social Policies, Institute for Population and Development Studies, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. 
  • Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor, Faculty of Public Health at Kuwait University. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Forthcoming IUSSP meetings & events
  • PERN Cyberseminar on Water and Population Dynamics, 1-15 Sept 2015.
  • IUSSP Seminar on Spatial Analysis in Historical Demography: Micro and Macro Approaches. Quebec City, Canada, 17-18 Sept 2015.
  • IUSSP Workshop: The science of choice - How to model the decision-making process? Rostock, Germany, 28-30 Oct 2015.
Other forthcoming conferences
  • PopPov 9th Annual Conference on Population, Reproductive Health and Economic Development. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 24-26 June 2015.
  • 12th IMISCOE Annual Conference, on Rights, Democracy and Migration. Geneva, Switzerland, 25-27 June 2015.
  • 8th International Conference on Population Geographies. Brisbane, Australia, 30 June-3 July 2015.
  • Third Asian Population Association Conference. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 27-30 July 2015.
  • British Society for Population Studies (BSPS) Conference. Leeds, United Kingdom, 7-9 September 2015.
  • EAPS Health, Morbidity and Mortality Working Group Workshop. Prague, Czech Republic, 16-18 September 2015.
  • Third Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development on the theme “Implementing the SDGs: Getting Started.” New York, United States, 23-24 September 2015. 
  • International Conference on The population of the Balkans at the dawn of the 21st century, organized by DemoBalk. Ohrid, FYR of Macedonia,  21-24 Oct 2015.
  • Quetelet Seminar 2015: Local Demography. Relations between population, place of residence and public policy. Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 18-20 Nov 2015.
  • 7th African Population Conference. Johannesburg, South Africa, 30 November-4 December 2015.
  • International Conference on Education and Reproduction in Low-Fertility Settings, organized by the Vienna Institute of Demography. Vienna, Austria, 2-4 Dec 2015. 
  • 2016 Alpine Population Conference. Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland, 26-29 January 2016.
  • 2016 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA). Washington D.C., 31 March-2 April 2016.
  • XIX Colloque international de l’Aidelf. Strasbourg, France, 21-24 June 2016. 
  • 2016 European Population Conference. Mainz, Germany, 31 August-3 September 2016.
  • VII Conference of the Latin American Population Association (ALAP). Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, 17-21 October 2016.

Regional associations' news

APA: 2015 Conference in Kuala Lumpur
The Asian Population Association (APA) will organize its third Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 27-30 July 2015. (Read more)

UAPS: 7th APC in Jo'burg & dues payments
The Union for African Population Studies will organize its 7th African Population Conference 30 Nov–4 Dec 2015 on the “Demographic dividend in Africa: prospects, opportunities and challenges”. The deadline for abstract submissions is 31 JulyNEW: UAPS members can now pay their membership dues via the IUSSP website. (Read more)

AIDELF: 2016 Conference in Strasbourg 
The 19th international conference of the Francophone association of demographers – Association internationale des démographes de langue française (Aidelf) – will be held in Strasbourg, France, 21-24 June 2016. (Read more)

EAPS: EPC 2016 in Mainz, Germany
The European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) will organize its next European Population Conference in Mainz, Germany, 31 Aug-3 Sept 2016. (Read more)

ALAP: 2016 Congress in Foz do Iguazu
The Latin American Population Association (ALAP) will organize its 7th Latin American Population Congress in Foz do Iguazu, Brazil in October 2016, in conjunction with the Brazilian Population Association (ABEP) congress. (Read more)


If you are looking for teaching/learning resources,  need help translating demographic terms, or need assistance with the analysis of recent census data, don’t forget the IUSSP website where you will find the following:

Tools for Demographic Estimation
This online manual describes and documents the tools and methods of demographic estimation from limited, deficient and defective data. The material is organised thematically and by the kinds of data that may be available. Where appropriate, downloadable spreadsheets are provided that allow users to apply the methods to their own data.

Population Analysis for Policies & Programmes
This course introduces users to the methods used by demographers to analyse population data, and the sources of this data and the methods used to collect this data. Throughout the course, students are introduced to the types of issues of interest to demographers through real examples.

Demopaedia offers IUSSP members the opportunity to contribute to an Open Encyclopaedia on Population using Wiki technology. Online versions of the Multilingual Demographic Dictionaries are also available in 18 languages.

Secretariat news

Bidding farewell to Fabienne Feuillade 
After 11 years of loyal service, Fabienne Feuillade, the IUSSP Finance and Administrative Officer, will be moving on at the end of June. She has served the Union well, taking excellent care of the Union’s finances and accounts and providing invaluable help with the preparation of financial reports and budgets, handling payments and reimbursements for IUSSP seminars and the International Population Conference. She will be greatly missed, but we wish her well in her future endeavours. (Read more)

Submit your news and announcements
Feel free to share news from your institution and region so that we can keep all IUSSP members informed about recent or forthcoming events and opportunities in the population field. IUSSP members are welcome to submit information on conferences, job openings, post-doctoral positions, and research grants for inclusion in the newsletter and IUSSP website. Please send the information and any photos to and remember to include important dates for application deadlines. Information should be sent by email or in a Word document so that it can be edited. For inclusion in the next Bulletin, please send information by 10 September. We look forward to hearing from you soon.