Conference policies

Panel proposals

The conference accepts panel proposals fitting under one of the conference tracks, as these were designed to be inclusive rather than exclusive. Panels would ideally contain 4 or 5 papers. Panel proposals should be no longer than 1500 words and should comprise a title, a rationale for the panel and the abstracts of the papers. The panel proposal should be submitted through the online submission systems by the panel convenor(s). Additionally, all authors of paper proposals are required to register individually on the conference website and upload the same abstracts individually.


The conference accepts paper proposals fitting under one of the conference tracks. Proposals should be of maximum 300 words and should not contain bibliographic references. The conference adheres to the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting. Alongside the abstracts, authors will be required to provide keywords which will assist in the indexing process. Accepted abstracts will be published on the conference website once the review process in completed.

Applications for the Workshop for Young Scholars

The workshop is addressed to 8-10 promising young scholars in the area of urban studies (doctoral students, post-docs, researchers with less than five years of experience) and will be facilitated by experienced scholars. Applications for this component of the programme can focus on any of the specific topics included in the descriptions of the conference tracks. When submitting their paper proposal applicants will be required to also submit a letter in which they justify their need for this grant. This letter should be both sent by e-mail at and uploaded in the conference system. Participants will be selected based on both merit and need. Their participation in the conference (conference fee, accommodation and travel expenses up to 300 Euro) will be funded by the organisers. Applications meeting academic quality criteria not selected for this component of the programme will be automatically considered for the most relevant conference track.

Review of applications

The paper and panel proposals are reviewed by the programme committee, taking into account academic quality. Applicants will receive a feedback by March 15, 2015. During the review process and application could be accepted, rejected or re-assigned to a different track. In the latter case a second review will be needed, which may result in some authors being notified later than others about the outcome of their application.

Full papers

Registered participants may choose to upload their papers in early September. Papers will then be made available to the conference participants. After the conference, participants may choose to have their full papers published on the conference website.