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SLLS Annual International Conference

‘Multidisciplinary Collaboration in Longitudinal and Lifecourse Research’

Stirling, Scotland, UK

11 – 13 October 2017

(Please note: Post-conference workshops planned for the afternoon of Friday 13 and during Saturday 14 October 2017)


Deadline for Submissions: Monday 6 March 2017 

Please mark your calendars for the seventh annual conference of the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS).    

Although the overall conference theme will focus on multidisciplinary collaboration in longitudinal and lifecourse research this year, we welcome conference submissions from all areas of longitudinal and lifecourse studies. These might include (but are not limited to) physical, psychological, social developmental and ageing processes and functioning within and across lifecourse stages from infancy to old age; methods and findings of cohort studies; other sources of longitudinal data such as panel studies and record linkage;  international comparisons; household, and income dynamics; intergenerational transfers and returns to learning; gene-environment interactions; ‘mixed’, and comparative methods; innovative methodology in design, measurement, data management, analysis and research practice (quantitative and qualitative).


Proposals are sought for four kinds of conference presentation:

1. A poster presentation for which an abstract of no more than 200 words is required.

2. An individual paper for oral presentation for which an abstract of no more than 300 words is required.*

3. A symposium comprising of 3 – 5 papers. Accepted symposia will be allocated a time slot of between 1 – 1.5 hrs. For each symposium we require a summary abstract of no more than 200 words, plus an abstract of no more than 300 words for each paper.

4. Post-conference workshop. Duration: either half or full day. Half day workshops can take place on the afternoon of Friday 13 October and on Saturday 14 October 2017. Full day workshops can only take place on Saturday 14 October 2017. An abstract of no more than 300 words is required.


*Papers which do not fit into regular sessions may be allocated as posters. 


ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: Visit to submit your abstract.


All contributors will be notified of the conference committee’s decision by Friday 31 March 2017.


More information about the conference and recommended accommodation in Stirling will be posted on the SLLS website in due course.


The fee for conference registration will be discounted for SLLS members, so please consider joining if you have not already done so! Visit the membership pages of the SLLS website for full details and to sign up.


The Society’s Journal, Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, will be a possible outlet for the publication of conference papers.