Call for Abstracts and Special Session Proposals
We are delighted to announce that the Call for Abstracts and Special Session Proposals for RSAI Congress 2020 was extended until January 21, 2020!
The Regional Science Association International (RSAI) and the Moroccan Regional Science Association (AMSR) invite regional scientists, economists, economic geographers, urban planners, policy makers, and researchers of related disciplines to participate in the 13th World Congress of the Regional Science Association International, with the main theme "Smart Regions – Opportunities for sustainable development in the digital era". The Congress will be hosted by the Moroccan Regional Science Association.
We invite formal paper presentations and Special Session Proposals (deadline of January 21, 2020). The abstract submission portal is now open. Full information on the venue, abstract submission, registration, schedule of events, accommodation and travel information is posted at https://www.regionalscience.org/2020worldcongress
About the Focal Theme
The congress is open for the world-wide diverse audience of regional scientists including academics, policy makers and practitioners and aims to bring together the key elements of multidisciplinary regional science research and to provide a scientific platform for presenting and discussing research at the frontiers of the spatial sciences in a broad sense. The themes which will be addressed zoom in particular on the pressing challenges of meeting the 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development Goals, in both developed and developing economies. As a new challenge to regional science research is formed by the emerging digital technology and its implications for analysis, monitoring, evaluation and forecasting spatial dynamics at all levels, the theme chosen for the congress is ‘Smart Regions- Opportunities for Sustainable Development in the Digital Era’. Therefore, the potential of spatial and temporal big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, social media information, and of the new spatial maps emerging from digitization and robotization will be addressed by the congress as well, as these forces will have far-reaching impacts on human behaviour and interaction in space. Topics such as urban-rural development, migration, spatial and resources (al)location, border effects, urbanization, sustainable cities, mobility, land use, environmental quality, disaster management, energy transition, culture, poverty, segregation, spatial modelling are important issues covered in the 2020 RSAI World Congress.
Themes of specific interest are:
RS01 - Entrepreneurship
RS02 - Infrastructure, transportation and accessibility
RS03 - Knowledge and innovation
RS04 - Local finance
RS05 - Location theory and applications
RS06 - Methods in Regional Science and Urban Economics
RS07 - Migration and regional labor markets
RS08 - Real estate and housing
RS09 - Regional and urban policy
RS10 - Regional development
RS11 - Rural development
RS12 - Spatial implications of climate and environmental change
RS13 - Spatial planning
RS14 - The spatial dimension of sustainable development
RS15 - Theoretical and empirical urban economics
RS16 - Tourism
RS17 - Globalization and territorial intelligence
RS18 - Resilience and Risk Management
RS19 - Green economy and complexity of socio-ecosystems
RS20 - Biodiversity, ecosystems and ecosystem services
RS21 - Agriculture, fisheries and food security
RS22 - Nexus: water, agriculture and energy
We look forward to welcoming you in the dazzling city of Marrakech in June 2020.
With warmest regards,
The Organizing Committee
Deadline for Abstracts submissions: January 21, 2020. Abstracts should be submitted electronically, using the platform available on the Conference website: https://events.digitalpapers.org/rsai2020
Visit the RSAI Congress website, www.regionalscience.org/2020worldcongress, and follow the abstract submission instructions. Please note, there is a limit of two paper presentation per paid, registered participant.
Special Session proposals: