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The conference abstract submission deadline was March 15. Please contact if you have any questions about your submission. 


“Quality-of-life and Adaptation in a Virulent World”


23-27, AUGUST 2021 


Call for Abstracts for Papers 

Abstracts for papers and posters dealing with scientific research or best practice examples in all areas in quality-of-life, well-being and happiness are highly welcomed. Abstracts have to be submitted by the presenting author. Submitting authors should choose one topic, track, or symposium in which they want to submit the abstract. In case authors are not submitting to a specific symposium, they are requested to carefully check the entire list of topics (see below) to ensure they submit to the most appropriate topic.

All abstracts must be in English and no more than 350 words. The presenting author of accepted abstracts must register to the conference to be included in the program.


Deadline for the abstract submission is MARCH 15, 2021. Notification of acceptance will be e-mailed to the corresponding author(s) by APRIL 30, 2021.

CONFERENCE FEES: Please visit our conference fee page to view all conference fees and deadlines. 

Authors must select from the following topics, tracks, and symposia. They are typically used for assigning submissions to reviewers and for conference analytics. We intend to offer sessions in multiple time zones to include as many people as possible. In addition, sessions will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing.

We are looking forward to receiving your contributions.

Topics, Tracks, and Symposia– select any of the following that apply to your paper:

Endowed Tracks

  • Ronald E. Anderson Endowed Track on the Alleviation of Human Suffering           
  • Elizabeth Eckermann Endowed Track on Gender and Quality-of-Life
  • Takashi Inoguchi Endowed Track on Quality-of-Life and Well-Being in East Asia    
  • Kenneth C. Land Endowed Track on the Advancement of Quality-of-Life and Well-Being of Children
  • Mahar Mangahas Endowed Track for the Advancement of Quality-of-Life and Well-Being in Southeast Asia
  • Rhonda G. Phillips Endowed Track for the Promotion of Community Development and Community Well-Being
  • Daniel Shek-Wofoo Foundation Track for the Advancement of Adolescent Quality-of-Life Research       
  • M. Joseph Sirgy Endowed Track on Well-Being and Policy


(1) Theoretical Advances in Well-Being, Happiness and Quality-of-Life               

(2) Methodological Issues in the Study of Quality-of-Life, Happiness and Well-Being: Data Collection and Models              

(3) Well-Being in the World and in Regions            

(4) Well-Being in Different Populations                   

(5) Cultures and the History of Well-Being              

(6) Health and Well-Being                

(7) Promoting Well-Being: Public Policy and Development            

(8) Beyond GDP: New Understandings and Measures of Progress              

(9) Philanthropy, Volunteerism and Well-Being                  

(10) Economics of Happiness           

(11) Consumer Finance and Well-Being                  

(12) Social Relations and Well-Being                      

(13) Promoting Worker Well-Being in Organizations

(14) Well-Being Statistics in Policy Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation

(15) Other Applied Research in Quality-of-Life      


  • (A)     COVID-19 and Well-being   
  • (B)     GLO/EHERO Sessions on Happiness Economics

  • Martijn Burger (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam) 
  • Carol Graham (Brookings Institutions and University of Maryland) 
  • Talita Greyling (University of Johannesburg) 
  • Jorge Guardiola (Universidad de Granada) 
  • Kelly Hamshaw (University of Vermont) 
  • Jane Kolodinsky (University of Vermont) 
  • Helen Lasimbang (Universiti Malaysia Sabah) 
  • Kelsey O’Connor (STATEC Luxembourg) 
  • Nicholas Pang (Universiti Malaysia Sabah) 
  • Ming-Chang Tsai (National Taipei University) 
  • Graciela Tonon (Universidad de Palermo and Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora, Argentina)

Questions? Contact

The International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS)




P.O. Box 118

Gilbert, AZ 85299

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