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.

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


May 12, 2021 – January 20, 2022

January 21 – 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 35 Euros.

Please note that taxes are included in above rates.

Read carefully

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 30.00 and the subscription must be made until March 25, 2022. For children from 5 to 11 years old the value will be EU 15.00. Included: transport, food, drink and attraction.

Each registered participant can submit up to 2 works, with no limit on co-authorship.



All the abstracts must be submitted in PDF format within the deadline (31st October, 2021)


The theme 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
  • Social media and well-being
  • 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


  • 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
  • Impacts of COVID-19 on childhood and adolescence
  • Children and adolescents and the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)


All the abstracts must be submitted in Word file format within the deadline (31st October, 2021)

Authors must identify two (2) themes and up to three (3) subthemes relevant to the abstract submission (see themes and subthemes listed above). All the abstracts must be submitted in Word file format through the online subscription system within the deadline (31st October, 2021). The abstracts must not include references and must contain between 350500 words in 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.

 As part of the online subscription, a 50-75 words biography must be provided for each co-author. The biographies must be written in the 3rd person.


  • 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). Submission of abstracts must be in English. As for the oral presentation, it can be in English, Portuguese or Spanish.

  • 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. Panel submissions are particularly encouraged. Abstracts must be submitted in English. As for the presentation of the Panel, it 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. Abstracts must be submitted in English. As for the presentation of the poster, it can be in English, Portuguese or Spanish.


Authors will be asked to identify their preferred presentation format when submitting the abstract online. However, the Conference Scientific Committee may propose an alternative presentation format for proposed oral presentations/ poster abstracts.

All abstracts will be subject to a blind peer review by 2 members of the Conference Scientific Committee. To accommodate as many presenters as possible, the organizers have limited the authors’ presentation to two (2) abstract submissions as first author and presenter. This limit applies to oral presentations, panel contributions and posters. However, the limit does not apply in the case of co-authorship. 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.