Call for panels, workshops and papers: 11th IMISCOE annual conference: "Immigration, Social Cohesion and Social Innovation” 27-28-29th August 2014, Instituto Universitario de Estudios sobre Migraciones (IUEM), Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid

The 11th IMISCOE Conference welcomes contributions from scholars of various disciplines, on all aspects of migration, integration and ethnic studies. Submissions directly related to the conference theme are welcome as well as those on other topics in the broad field of migration studies. 

The conference is open to IMISCOE network members and non-members alike. Individual papers as well as specific types of panels (all 90 minutes) can be submitted:

• Papers. Submissions of papers should include a 250 word abstract and either a 3-4 page summary or a full paper. The IMISCOE conference committee will propose thematic panels based on the individual paper submissions that are accepted for presentation. 

• Research panels. Proposals for a research panel should consist of 4 or 5 coherent and related papers. Submissions should include a 250 word abstract of the theme of the panel, the author names, title and a max. 250 word abstract per paper. All research panels are recommended to also appoint a discussant. 

• Workshops. This can involve book workshops or policy workshops. The aim of such workshops can be to discuss research or rather to shape a future research agenda. Book workshops should involve a broader panel of participants to discuss and reflect on a book. Policy workshops should explicitly engage people beyond academia, such as policymakers, politicians or NGO representatives. Submissions for workshops should include a max. 400 word overview of the rationale of the workshop and the persons (academic as well as non-academic) taking part in the workshops.

The deadline for submission of proposals is April 1st (24:00 CET). All submissions should be made on the online webportal at www.imiscoeconferences.orgApplicants will be informed about acceptance of their submission by mid-May 2014. Full papers will have to be uploaded to the conference online system no later than 1 August 2014. Conference registration will open on June 1st. The conference fee is €200. Conference fees include all conference materials, lunches, coffee breaks and dinners, as well as social events.

Program: The conference will start on the 27th with a welcome event, a keynote by Jürgen Howald (Technische Universität Dortmund) and a roundtable on Immigration, Social Cohesion and Social Innovation (including Mary Hickman, Ceren Ogzen and Jeremy Millard). Panels and workshops are to take place on the 28th and the 29th. The conference will conclude on the 29th with a plenary with keynotes by Demetrios Papademetriou (MPI) and Allessandra Venturini (University of Turin). The conference program will also include various social events. 

IMISCOE Research Initiatives. All IMISCOE research initiatives will be allocated at least one slot to have a network meeting to discuss research agenda, project proposals, joint publications and all sorts of other activities. The chairs of the research initiatives will be requested to upload a max. 400 word overview of the program for their meetings. Mind that the deadline for these proposals is May 15th and NOT April 1st

Research projects. Research consortia that wish to organize a side-meeting adjacent to the conference program, are encouraged to contact the conference committee ( ). The committee can facilitate such side-events on the day before or after the conference. 

For more information on the conference, the program, the submission of proposals, and other practicalities: see