First Call for Papers
CIPHER 2019
Current Innovations in Probability-based Household Internet Panel Research 
Washington DC 
Thursday, February 21, 2019

As online panels are rapidly becoming a familiar tool for research, the need to ensure high-quality, representative data collection and analysis is also increasingly clear.  The first “Current Innovations in Probability-based Household Internet Panel Research (CIPHER)” conference is organized by the Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) of the University of Southern California and hosted by the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC) at the George Washington University on the 21st of February, 2019. 
CIPHER 2019 will focus on new approaches to the design and use of probability-based Internet and mixed-mode panels for research and policy, and the potential and challenges ahead.  We are pleased to invite abstract submissions for oral presentation and discussion at CIPHER 2019 in Washington DC. We encourage proposals from researchers with a variety of backgrounds (including academic research, official statistics, commercial research, and government social research)  related to the topics below, as well as other topics that address the conference’s broader theme:
-    Survey methodology and practice 
-    Data management and linkages
-    Developments in analysis techniques
-    Substantive applications of research

Submission Details
The deadline for submitting a detailed abstract (500 words) and author details is November 30th, 2018. Selection of papers is based on the abstract, and presenters will be notified whether they been successful by mid-December 2018.  Please check back here for a link to submission portal or contact CESR@usc.edu if you have any questions.