Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, we will continue our scientific conference series on PIAAC and hold the third international research conference in October 2021. The conference is scheduled after the publication of the data from 3rd PIAAC round of cycle 1 as well as the field test of PIAAC cycle 2. This will allow to look at results based on more than 40 countries and outline survey and methodological issues from the second PIAAC cycle.
The addressees of the conference are primarily researchers who work or want to work with PIAAC data, as well as project managers who are commissioned to carry out the study in the respective countries.
The conference will tackle diverse and interdisciplinary topics related to adults’ cognitive skills, such as: Relation of skills and health, low literacy, relation of skills and digitalization and automation (e.g., challenges of automation in the labor market; skills behind the robotics), relation of skills and personality, determinants of cognitive skills, relation of skills and economic outcomes, cognitive skills and lifelong learning (e.g., effects of vocational and non-vocational training; aging; cohort effects), cognitive skills across demographic groups (e.g., gender, migration, indigenous people), skills mismatch, PIAAC survey methodology, assessment of cognitive skills, process data, small area estimation, linking PIAAC to other surveys or administrative, etc.
We welcome both contributions with a substantial focus as well as methodological contributions. Contributions should either use PIAAC data or provide valuable insights for the further development of PIAAC.
|Call for abstracts (384 kB)||Nov. 2020|
Submission of individual presentations and symposia
|Nov. 15, 2020 to Jan. 30, 2021|
Notification of acceptance
Registration to the conference
|Feb. 2021 to July 2021|
|Conference||Oct. 07 - 08, 2021|
Dorint Kongresshotel Mannheim
68161 Mannheim, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 621 1251 0
For an overview of hotels in Mannheim available for accommodation please see https://www.visit-mannheim.de/en/hotels-in-square. For presenting authors we have reserved rooms at the conference venue, the Dorint Hotel. Please contact us for further questions regarding accommodation (piaac2021(at)gesis(dot)org).
How to get to Mannheim from Frankfurt am Main Airport? If you land at Frankfurt Airport, the quickest and easiest way to get to Mannheim is by ICE train. From Terminal 1 follow the signs for "Fernbahnhof / long-distance trains". From there on you can take a train to Mannheim Hauptbahnhof (main station). You can purchase your ticket at a ticket booth, in the travel center of "Deutsche Bahn" or inside the train (more expensive). The train ride from Frankfurt Airport to Mannheim takes approx. 30 minutes by high-speed ICE train (Visit www.bahn.de for more information).
General information about Mannheim are available here https://www.visit-mannheim.de/en.
For turistic information please see www.visit-mannheim.de/en/sightseeing.
Call for Papers [available here (384 kB)]
Please submit your abstract until 30. January, 2021 at https://www.gesis.org/en/piaac/conference/submission.
Types of contributions
We welcome both contributions with a substantial focus as well as methodological contributions. All contributions should either use PIAAC data or provide valuable insights for further development of PIAAC.
Symposia (90 min)
A symposium consists of four presentations and is organized by a chair. As a focused session in which individual speakers present their research on a common issue, the symposium should provide diversity of perspective as well as the integration of the different perspectives. Please submit the title and an abstract of the symposium (max. 350 words) along with the authors’ names and affiliations, titles and abstracts (max. 350 words) for each of the contributions.
Single Presentations (15 min)
Single presentations will be arranged in thematic sessions consisting of three to four presentations (session length: 90 min). Please submit the names and affiliations of the authors, the title of your presentation and an abstract (max. 350 words).
Registration will be open February 2021. There are no conference fees. The conference will be limited to a maximum of 200 participants. When registration has reached this maximum number of participants it will be closed. Expenses for travel and accommodation might be refunded for the first authors of the presentations.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact us (piaac2021(at)gesis(dot)org).
Scientific conference coordination:
(GESIS - Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences, Mannheim)
Maria Kreppe-Aygün & Daniela Niederauer
Scientific Advisory Board:
Dr. Matthias von Davier (Boston College, Boston)
Prof. Dr. Julia Gorges (Philipps-University Marburg, Marburg)
Dr. Jan Paul Heisig (Berlin Social Science Center, WZB, Berlin)
Prof. Dr. Corinna Kleinert (Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories, LIfBi, Bamberg)
Prof. Dr. Simon Wiederhold (Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Ingolstadt)
Note: We currently assume that we will be able to hold a face-to-face event in October 2021, taking into account national and international restrictions and hygiene regulations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, the conference format can be adapted due COVID-19 and will hopefully be fixed early 2021. Any adjustments or changes will be announced on this homepage as soon as possible.