29 MAY-1 JUN 2018 | 12th RSAI World Congress “Spatial Systems: Social Integration, Regional Development and Sustainability” – Call for papers

Goa, India, 29th May-1st June 2018


The Regional Science Association International (RSAI) and the Regional Science Association of India invite regional scientists, economists, economic geographers, urban planners, policy makers, and researchers of related disciplines to participate in the 12th World Congress of the Regional Science Association International, with the main theme “Spatial Systems: Social Integration, Regional Development and Sustainability”. The Congress will be hosted by the Regional Science Association of India between May 29 – June 01, 2018, at Goa.
The conference is open to regional scientists, practitioners and researchers in the field of regional science. The Congress will include Keynote Lectures, Scientific Sessions, Poster Sessions, Workshops and Themed Sessions.

About the Focal Theme
Across the world, communities are striving to achieve an ecologically and socially secure future. The intricately linked ideas of sustainability and integration are the key to achieving our development goals. As regional scientists, our common pursuit of a sustainable future may be attained with more efficient understanding of the ‘region’ as a spatial unit. Keeping this objective in mind, the theme of the 2018 Congress highlights the importance of analyzing spatial systems as not just physical space or social space, but shared space. The sub-themes will be aimed at providing a platform for debates and discussions around the key issues of contemporary regional science and carve out the way to future research agenda.

Sub themes
Big Data for Regional Science
Cooperation and Development
Environmental Issues
Infrastructure, Transportation and Accessibility
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Location of Economic Activity
Methods in Regional Science and Urban Economics
Migration and Labor Markets
Real Estate and Housing
Regional and Urban Policy and Governance
Regional Finance, Investment or Capital Markets
Rural Development
Social Integration
Spatial Planning
Spatial Systems in Transitional economies

Important dates
August 1, 2017 – Pre-Registration Open
August 30, 2017 – Deadline for Special Session Proposals
November 30, 2017 – Deadline for Submission of Abstracts for Special Sessions and General Program
November 30, 2017 – Deadline for Congress Scholarship Applications
January 12, 2018- Notification of Congress Scholarship Awards
January 12, 2018 – Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts for Special Sessions and General Program
March 2, 2018 – Pre-Registration Due
April 27, 2018 – Presenters Must Register
April 27, 2018 – Advance Registration Due
May 1, 2018 – Deadline for Submission of Papers
May 29 to June 1, 2018 – Congress dates

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