Call for Papers

2016 BSPS Conference

Winchester, United Kingdom, 12-14 September 2016

Deadline for submissions: 12 April 2016 (Midnight, GMT).

The call for papers for the 2016 Annual Conference of the British Society for Population Studies (2016 BSPS Conference) to be held at the University of Winchester (United Kingdom) from 12 to 14 September 2016 can be accessed at the BSPS website at:

Early submissions are particularly welcomed!


BSPS Annual Conference 2016

Monday 12 - Wednesday 14 September 2016, University of Winchester


The 2016 BSPS Conference will be held at the University of Winchester, 12-14 September. All Conference sessions will be held on site, where Conference catering and high-standard accommodation will also be available at very reasonable rates. Booking forms will be available from early May, together with a provisional timetable.

There will be a full programme of simultaneous strand sessions of submitted papers. Proposals or abstracts for papers and posters are invited across the entire demographic and population studies spectrum. Presenters are requested to submit ongoing work with incomplete analyses and findings as posters rather than papers.  Oral presentations should include results. For organisational purposes, strand organisers have been allocated to specific themes: email queries may be addressed to the strand or session organiser shown below.  Submissions of both quantitative and qualitative papers are welcome.

Some sessions within strands have been suggested and these will be organised by the person named as session organiser, within an overall strand and in conjunction with the overall strand organiser. Sessions within strands are shown beneath the overall strand title.

Training sessions & workshops: Suggestions for and offers to organise would be very welcome.


There will be two plenary sessions on the theme of Demography & evidence-based policy.

Papers on policy issues & implications & evidence-based policy would be particularly welcome in 2016, across all strands, & to fit with the plenary theme.  BSPS anticipates either sessions within strands or cohesive sessions on this theme.

Information updates on the Conference will be posted to the BSPS website as available. See:  

Presenters of posters will be expected to attend the scheduled poster session on the first evening of the Conference, but posters will remain on display for the duration of the Conference.

Submissions for oral presentations and posters should be made online by midnight on Tuesday 12 April, 2016.  Presenters are required to submit a short abstract of up to 250 words, including the research question, methods, data and any preliminary results & potential applications. Extended abstracts are optional but will be used to help selection of papers: up to a maximum of 4 double-spaced A4 sheets & in PDF format only emailed directly to  with ‘BSPS extended abstract’ in the subject line. Strand organisers may request further details of a potential presentation or an extended abstract before decisions are made on acceptance. Short abstracts of all papers will appear in the printed Conference programme.


Choose an appropriate strand and submit online at:

If you are unable to submit online, please contact for alternative arrangements.

All online submissions are collated by the BSPS Secretariat, then passed on to individual strand organisers for assessment. Oral and poster presentations are given equal weight. Final decisions on papers and posters accepted for presentation will be made by the beginning of May 2016, with the person who submitted advised of the decision at that time.