8th  Conference of the International
Society for Child Indicators:

Children's Rights and opportunities in an unequal world:

research, policy and intervention

25 - 27 may. 2022
gramado/rs - brazil

8th  Conference of the International
Society for Child Indicators:

Children's Rights and opportunities in an unequal world:

research, policy and intervention

25 - 27 may. 2022
gramado/rs - brazil

About ISCI

The International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI) offers an organized professional home to support and foster collaboration, integrate findings, and disseminate research for developing and using indicators and measuring the status of child and adolescent well-being at the local, national, regional, and international levels. Researchers, data users, child advocates, and policymakers have made considerable advances in developing and using child indicators.

To support their work, ISCI provides an organizing structure that brings together worldwide experts in the field to:

  • Contribute to the well-being of all children
  • Share knowledge and experience
  • Develop standards
  • Improve data resources
  • Foster collaborative research and projects
  • Foster diversity in methodological approaches
  • Enhance dissemination of information on the status of children
  • Provide bridges between research findings and policy and practice
  • Enhance the capacity of the field in countries that are in the initial stages of producing child well-being indicators

ISCI Conferences

ISCI conferences have been held every two years for the past 14 years (except the latter, due to the pandemic). These conferences aim to gather researchers, practitioners, policy makers and child advocates from across the world to share and discuss the latest child indicator’s research and implications for policy and interventions.

You can learn more about past ISCI conferences here.

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Registration & Payment


ISCI Membership

You can learn more about becoming an ISCI member and benefiting from reduced conference fees and a year’s subscription to Child Indicators Research Journal. To receive the member discount on conference registration fees, please register for ISCI membership here. ISCI offers membership with special rates for colleagues from developing countries and students. Please click here  to determine your country’s category (A, B or C) and choose the corresponding category when prompted.

ISCI 2022 Conference Registration & Payment


Early Bird


Late / On site


February 28, 2022

March 01 – May 19, 2022

May 20 – 27, 2022

ISCI members

*180 Euros

*210 Euros

*230 Euros

Non-ISCI members

*220 Euros

*245 Euros

*270 Euros

Graduate Students

*100 Euros

*120 Euros

*140 Euros

*Dinner 42 Euros.

*The registration fee includes, in addition to the Conference materials, three lunches at the restaurant of the event’s hotel, Wish Serrano, and five coffee breaks, mid-morning and afternoon. This facilitates interaction between participants and agility in the sequence of activities during the day. It is an ISCI Events tradition.

Please note that taxes are included in above rates.


  • Please, fill out the registration form with all the fields requested and choose your category.
  • Categories that need proof (ISCI members and students): They must send updated proof document, with identification of the institution, student and the current period (failure to prove the chosen category will imply the payment of the difference to another category). The discount for student categories will only be valid if the proof of enrolment is sent until the turn of the table (when the values ​​are changed). To obtain the ISCI member discount, please include the registration document.
  • Check your data carefully, as this will be the official data for your correspondence, making certificates and badge. After checking the data, complete your registration.
  • Choose from one of the payment options available on the website. Registration is only confirmed 5 days after payment.
  • If you do not receive confirmation within this period, check that the
    message is not in your SPAM box. If necessary, forward email to organisers@isci2022.org

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Included in the Registration: Your registration includes support material (folder, official program and pen), certificate of participation, 1 copy of the circulation badge at the event, lunch (days 25, 26 and 27) and coffee.

Note: In this edition, the event dinner is not included. The value will be EU 42.00. For children from 5 to 11 years old the value will be EU 20.00. Included: transport, food, drink and attraction.



All the abstracts must be submitted in PDF file format within the deadline (28st February, 2022).


The focus of the 2022 conference is “Children’s rights and opportunities in an unequal world: research, policy and intervention”. We will address topics related to research, policy and program initiatives and interventions with children and adolescents. Submissions that are culturally or ethically relevant to a global context are particularly welcome.

ISCI 2022 will receive original research from an international perspective. Academics working in the research of children’s indicators in any country and from any theoretical background are invited to participate in the event. Thus, the target audience includes professionals, academic or practical, from the Health, Human and Social Sciences area, institutions and associations that are engaged in themes related to children and adolescents’ indicators, including professionals from psychology, social service, public policies, administration, law, among others.

We are inviting abstracts that examine the following themes and subthemes.

  • Child-focused indicators of social trends, policies, and child well-being
  • Children’s rights indicators
  • Child poverty, inequality and child welfare research
  • Innovations in research design and measurement on the focus of the Conference
  • The use of administrative data in child indicators work
  • Evidence-based practice models
  • Global issues on policy, measurement and child well-being
  • Child well-being development practices
  • Social support and education outcomes
  • Children and adolescents and the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)
  • Cross-country approaches to child well-being and indicators
  • Comparative methodologies for understanding children’s well-being
  • Measurement issues related to child well-being and understanding children’s lives
  • Impacts of COVID-19 on childhood and adolescence
  • Physical and mental health
  • Subjective well-being
  • Rights of children and adolescents
  • Children’s participation and voices
  • Poverty, deprivation, material well-being and inequality
  • Maltreatment, violence and bullying
  • Disabilities
  • Early childhood and adolescent development and education
  • Child care arrangements
  • Migration and refugees
  • Aboriginal and indigenous populations
  • Sexual identity and gender orientation
  • Climate change and the environment
  • Urban mobility
  • Computers, internet, media and the well-being of children and adolescents


All the abstracts must be submitted in PDF file format within the deadline (28st February, 2022).

For submission of abstracts, the author responsible for the submission must have paid the registration for the event by March 31, 2022, until midnight local time.

When accessing the registration form, you will be directed to the respective page, where it will be possible to access your restricted area and send the abstract(s).


  • 15/05/2021 – Initial date for submission of abstracts
  • 28/02/2022 – Deadline for submission of abstracts
  • February 2022 – Result of the evaluation


2.1) Fill out the form on the website correctly with all the requested data, as these will be the official data for the certificate and correspondence with the executive secretary;

2.2) Abstracts should be sent only through the event’s website, in the specific area dedicated to the submission of works. Processing is done by the online system, in a simple, fast and secure way;

2.3) The order of inclusion of the authors in the register will be the same order that will appear in the annals and certificate;

2.4) Only abstracts in PDF file format will be accepted;

2.5) At the time of submission, the author must indicate to which theme and sub-theme (among those listed above) his work is related.

2.6) At the time of submission, the author must send two PDF files, one without any author or information about them and the other with the complete data of the authors. The unidentified article will allow blind peer review.

2.7) Submission of up to 2 (two) abstracts per registration as the first author and presenter will be allowed, with no limitation for co-authorship.

2.8) The author must indicate the preferred presentation format: Panel, Oral Communication or Poster; however, the Scientific Committee of the Conference may propose an alternative presentation format.

2.9) Panel proposals must follow the following guidelines:

2.9.1) Only one of the authors will be responsible for the submission and all communication will be done through this one;

2.9.2) The submitted files should initially contain a summary of the panel, followed by the abstracts of each participating presenter, in the same format as the other abstracts (according to item 3).

2.9.3) For panel submission use the templates below:
Panel Template without authors’ names
Panel template with authors’ names


3.1) Abstracts must be original;

3.2) All abstracts must be sent in English. Those approved may be presented in English, Portuguese or Spanish.

3.3) Abstracts must not include references and must contain between 350-500 words;

3.4) After the title, the name, institution and contact of all authors must be informed, in the order of publication;

3.5) The abstract must contain the following format:

    • Thematic importance: include a brief discussion of how your submission relates to the conference topic;
    • Introduction and objectives: problem description, study objectives, research question and / or hypothesis;
    • Method: explanation of the study design, including a description of the participants and sampling methods, procedures for data collection, measures, and analytical and / or statistical approach;
    • Results: summarize findings;
    • Conclusions and implications: describe the outcomes of the study as well as the practice and policy implications and include suggestions for future research.

3.6) The spelling must be carefully checked, as well as the scientific nomenclature must be respected. At no time will the executive secretary make any changes to the submitted abstracts.


The Scientific Committee will evaluate:

4.1) General coherence;

4.2) Relevance;

4.3) Methodology;

4.4) Presentation of results;

4.5) Adequate conclusion.


The results of the evaluation will be available on the event’s website as of November 10, 2021, as well as the authors will receive the communication by e-mail, as of this date.


6.1) The annals of the Conference will be online and will be published on the event website;

6.2) Each work will be entitled to 1 (one) certificate, including the name of all authors.


  • Panel:

    It is a session (lasting 60 or 90 minutes) organized by applicant(s) that includes three to five papers that address a common theme and includes at least three presenting authors from different institutions and at least two countries. Panel submissions are particularly encouraged. The presentation of the Panel can be in English, Portuguese or Spanish.

  • Oral Presentation:

    The time allocated for oral presentations is 15 minutes (at the end of all presentations in each session there will be 15 minutes for discussion and questions). The oral presentations will be grouped in sessions related to the topic and theme and must be in PowerPoint® format or compatible. It is recommended testing the presentation and recording the file in at least two different medias (.ppt or .pptx and/or .PDF). The oral presentation can be in English, Portuguese or Spanish.

  • Interactive poster:

    A display area will be provided. Authors are expected to be present at the poster exhibition site during the specified presentation time to discuss the content with the conference participants. Additional instructions will be provided in the abstract acceptance letter. The presentation of the poster can be in English, Portuguese or Spanish.


All abstracts will be subject to a blind peer review by 2 members of the Conference Scientific Committee.

Presenters may also volunteer to chair panels and moderate oral presentations. By submitting an abstract the author(s) are agreeing to the print and electronic publication of the abstract.


Gramado is a city marked by German, Italian and Portuguese colonisations, whose cultural features are presented in the hospitality, beauty, quality of life and development that transformed the town built around 1875 into the welcoming city of nowadays. It is located 120 km from the capital of the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre. With temperate climate, typical architecture and cultural expressions, Gramado has tourism and scientific and cultural events as the basis of its economy. Markedly from the 50s, the local industry created cycles of wealth in the areas of footwear, furniture, knitwear and clothing, in addition to the delicious homemade chocolate that, accompanied by gastronomy and hotel services, delight visitors and make their people proud.