2017 User Conference

The aim of the User Conference is to bring together scholars using the LIS/LWS datasets and to foster a dialogue between users and the core team/discussants.

The conference will include in the last session a round table intended to discuss recent developments as well as potential ones in the data harmonization process, documentation of the micro and macrodata and communication with the users (through our METIS interactive platform), where feedbacks from researchers will be highly appreciated.


Please find the 2017 User Conference Program (including links to Working papers) here.

Please find the 2017 User Conference Presentations here.


The User Conference will be organised on 27-28 April 2017 at Maison des Sciences Humaines (Room: Blackbox), Belval Campus where are also located the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) that is our cosponsoring partner. The belval Campus situated in the city of Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg) is also the new home of LIS since June 2015.

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Important Dates

paper or extended abstract submission : February 01, 2017
Selected participants acceptance      : February 15, 2017
Deadline for the complete paper       : April 01, 2017
Deadline to register                  : April 21, 2017

A mixed of papers from economics to political sciences and sociology and social policy has been selected by a by a Scientific Committee that included: Louis Chauvel (University of Luxembourg), Daniele Checchi (University of Milano & LIS), Conchita D’Ambrosio (University of Luxembourg), Janet Gornick (The City University of New York (CUNY) & LIS), Markus Jäntti (Swedish Institute for Social Research – SOFI), Aline Muller (LISER), Carmen Petrovici (LIS), Eva Sierminska (LISER), and Philippe Van Kerm (LISER).

The papers reflect the diversity of topics that can be studied using our databases, from inequality and poverty to labour market participation, from saving patterns to class composition.

Application Form

Please register via on-line form (deadline for registration: 21st of April, limited to the number of places in the venue)


The participation to the conference is free of costs (no conference fee). The accommodation for one night (that includes breakfast at Hotel ibis Esch Belval) and meals will be offered by the organizer to conference presenters. Buffet lunches at the venue are offered to all registered participants.

Public Transportation

  • A day ticket costs 4€ and is valid for an unlimited number of trips from obliteration until 8 a.m. the next day. A set of 5 tickets costs 16€
  • A short-term ticket costs 2€ and is valid for two hours. A 10 ticket set costs 16€
Train and bus information

Centrale de Mobilité
Call center : +352/2465-2465

Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois
Call center : +352/2489-2489


If you have any inquiries concerning the User Conference, please write to conference@lisdatacenter.org