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Call for abstracts

Call for abstracts

This years first conference in the Causality in the Sciences (CitS), öffnet eine externe URL in einem neuen Fenster series focuses on causality in the science of epidemiology and the methods needed to assess public health claims and will take place on May 2-4, 2024 at Johannes Kepler University, Linz (Austria). The conference aims to bring together scholars from multiple disciplines, including (but not limited to) epidemiology, public health, statistics, and philosophy. Papers addressing issues concerning the epistemology, semantics and metaphysics of causality in epidemiology are welcomed. We offer some suggested topics of interest but encourage submission of abstracts on all related topics:

  • What counts as evidence for causal claims in epidemiology?
  • What is the role of experiments and simulations in causal inferences in epidemiology?
  • How do or should new developments in methods of causal inference play a role in epidemiology?
  • Is there a hierarchy of evidence in epidemiology? Is it defensible?
  • What is the role of evidence-based medicine in causal inferences in epidemiology?
  • What characterises the notion of causation in epidemiology?
  • Are different notions required for different methods?
  • Are there differences in the notions that are explicitly and implicitly assumed in the methods employed?
  • What role is played by information of interventions and physical mechanisms in identifying causal claims in epidemiology?


Abstracts should be no more than 400 words (including bibliographic references, if needed) and should be submitted via Microsoft CMT: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/EpiCause2024, öffnet eine externe URL in einem neuen Fenster

Abstracts having more than one author must have at least one of the authors registered for presentation.

If an author’s abstract is accepted, the author should send a biographical note (of max. 150 words) to epicause(at)jku.at.

Important Dates

Extended Deadline                     December 11, 2023

Notification                                   January 15, 2024

Conference                                    May 2-4, 2024