The deadline for submitting your abstracts, workshop applications, and expert Q&A panel forms is 25 March 2022.

Accepted abstracts will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Population Data Science and be uploaded to MEDLINE. We are especially interested in abstracts submitted by Masters and PhD students, as well as Early Career Researchers. There are no restrictions on submitting previously published work for consideration.

The 2022 conference is being held in Edinburgh, Scotland, from 7-9 September. It is the largest event of its kind, bringing together experts and researchers in the field of population data science to network, collaborate, and share their findings with their global peers.

The main theme of the conference is “Data Linkage Research: Informing Policy and Practice”.

Attendees will have the chance to not only engage in these activities, but also listen to expert keynote speakers from Brazil, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK to name but a few, present their research abstracts in front of their colleagues, and apply to run workshops.

We are also delighted to invite applications to form one of the pre-conference workshops and expert Q&A panels.

All abstract submissions and applications must address the conference theme and one of the sub-themes of the conference.

You can find the guidelines, application forms, and link to submit your abstracts on the IPDLN website.

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Register for the conference!

You can now also buy tickets of this year’s conference! There are several ticket packages currently available, details of which can be found on the IPDLN conference website.

You’ll need to sign up to Crowd to purchase a ticket. Crowd is a new platform designed to facilitate networking and collaboration among data science researchers and analysts around the world. Joining Crowd will not only mean you can purchase tickets for this year’s conference but also get to know and converse with your fellow attendees ahead of Edinburgh.

The deadline to purchase the discounted early bird & group rate ticket packages is 5 June 2022. The deadline for all other packages is 29 August 2022.

If you have questions regarding any aspect of the submissions process, or the conference in general, please email