The seminar is organized as part of the European Science Foundation Network â€œQuantitative Methods in the Social Sciencesâ€ (QMSS), by the group on Immigration and population dynamics. QMSS-seminars provide an opportunity for specialists from different disciplines and different countries to introduce and debate cutting-edge methods and to share methodological developments. They also provide an opportunity for junior researchers to meet and network with international experts. Selection of participants will take into account the coverage of participating countries and the need to encourage new researchers. QMSS-seminars intend to stimulate lasting collaborations across Europe.
Two key note lectures are planned, one about measurement and identification of ethnic groups, and another one about projection methods for ethnic populations:
The seminar starts on 3 June in the afternoon, and finishes on 5 June with a common lunch. The aim is a seminar with around 20 participants. There is no registration fee, and accommodation and meal costs during the seminar will be covered. Participants need to pay for their own travel, but the organizers will contribute to the travel costs of up to 10 participants.
Applications for attendance are to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 20 March. Seminar applicants must submit half a page outlining their experience and why they wish to attend, together with their application. In case the intention is to present a paper, include its title and abstract in the application. Applicants must state if they have previously attended a QMSS summer school or a QMSS seminar as the seminars are intended to provide a vehicle for continuing collaboration and networking. Applicants will receive a reaction from the organizers by 1 April 2009. Full papers have to be submitted by 15 May 2009. Abstracts and papers will be made available on a special website for this seminar.
Thorbjørnrud hotel is located at the borders of the beautiful Randsfjord, at 55 km. of Oslo airport Gardermoen. See http://www.thorbjornrudhotell.no/visjon.htm.
Original papers presented at the seminar will be considered for a special issue of the electronic journal “Demographic Research”, to be edited by the organizers.