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◆Call for Papers (2nd Round)

The 9th Asian Conference in Regional Science 2019

April 20-21, Shanghai, China

Regional Science and Asian Renaissance


Since its conception in the 1950’s Regional Science, an interdisciplinary field of scholarly endeavor has seen many changes. The enhancement of knowledge and technologies and the growing of Globalization endowed several techniques of regional science and location theory less applicable. Asian Conference in Regional Science (ACRS) initially stems from the joint seminar co-sponsored by China, Japan, South Korea and China Taiwan. Over the past years, it has gradually evolved into a meritorious platform, which fosters better codification of methods and exchange of frontier ideas. With growing concern about recent challenges from big data and artificial intelligence, promoting international collaboration to respond to technology shocks seems essential. The 9th ACRS is a new platform for continual collaboration among participating organizations and their members, especially for cross-fertilization of ideas and methods among scholars from Asian countries and regions. More importantly, in memory of the founder of regional science,Walter Isard,the 9th ACRS will be held in China to mark the centenary of his birth.

Organized by:

Regional Science Association of China.

SHU-UTS SILC Business School, Shanghai University, China.

We are pleased to announce the Ninth Asian Conference in Regional Science to be hosted by SHU-UTS SILC Business School, Shanghai University during April 20 to 21 on its beautiful campus. We welcome submissions in broadly defined areas of regional science. Topics of interest in this joint conference include (but not limited to):

Spatial Economics;

Urban Economics;

International Trade;  

Migration and Demographic Analysis;

Regional Sustainability and Ecological Civilization;

Transportation and land-use;

Urban Agglomeration and Regional Integration;

Entrepreneurship and Innovation;

Regional Resilience,

Rural Revival,

Urban Planning and Regional Governance;

Spatial complexity and big data;

Smart Cities and Regions.

Paper Submission:

Important Days

Submissions with an extended abstract should be made no later than January 30, 2019. 

Upon acceptance, authors must submit full paper before March 1,2019and confirm attendance by registration by March 1, 2019.

Check-in Time: April 19, 2019.

Conference Time:April 20-21, 2019.

Excursion time: April 22, 2019.

Special Issue:

We are proud to announce that outstanding papers will be invited to be submitted to special issues organized by Australian Economic Papers (SSCI), with fast track selection.


All conference participants must register by paying the conference fees. The fee covers all the costs of conference meals, refreshments, and materials.


Member USD150/ Student USD 85 


Member RMB 1000/ Student RMB 600

The registration details are informed in the conference homepage.

Homepage of Conference:   https://asrs2019.weebly.com/

Local Organizing Committee:


KangjuanLv (Shanghai University)

Minjun Shi (Zhejiang University)

Churen Sun (Southwestern University of Finance and Economics)

Jian Wang (Shanghai University)

Ling Xue (Peking University)

Xiwei Zhu (Zhejiang University)

Committee Member

Shuang Li (Shanghai University)

Lijun Jia (Shanghai University)

Zhiying Ji (Shanghai University)

Maoguo Wu (Shanghai University)

Shanxia Sun (Shanghai University)

Yumin Li (Shanghai University)

Chuyi Fang (Shanghai University)

Wei Zhang (Shanghai University)

Wen Li (RSAC)

Yue Zhao (RSAC)


For submission and information, please contact Jian Wang jianwang@shu.edu.cn

Tel:  +86-21-69980028-85041

Mobile: +86-15201976897

Department of Economics and Finance,

SHU-UTS SILC Business School,

Shanghai University

Address: 20 Chengzhong Road, Jiading District, Shanghai, 201899, China.

◆The 16th Pacific Regional Science Conference Organization Summer Institute

New Landscape of Data and Sustainable Development

Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

July 25-26, 2019

The Summer Institute is hosted by the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University and co-hosted by the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Thammasat University. The program will feature presentations by leading scholars from more than 20 countries, panels of experts, workshops, and countless opportunities for networking. The attendees at the Summer Institute come from around the world, representing North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific countries.

The Summer Institute will feature several world-renowned keynote speakers on cutting-edge urban and regional science and policy issues, expert panels, research presentations and posters. It will be attended by delegates from the worldwide community of regional scientists.

Research topics related to the theme of the Summer Institute are particularly welcome, but the conference will be open to other topics within the broader contours of the regional science, urban and regional studies, geographical sciences and planning, and development. Anticipated sub-themes of the conference include the following:

Big Data in regional science

Emerging challenges for regional development

Vision and management of sustainable cities

Energy, development, and sustainability

Rural and local development

Accessibility, infrastructure and regional economic growth

Social capital and regional development

Agglomeration, clusters, congestion and policy

Globalization and regional competitiveness

Migration, cultural networks and regional development

Social segregation, poverty and social policy

Climate change and sustainable regional development

Innovation, knowledge economy and regional development

Geographical information science and spatial analysis

Spatial econometrics

New frontiers in regional science: theory and methodology

Infrastructure, transportation and communication

Land use, real estate and housing markets

Tourism, cultural industries and regional development

Urban governance and cities regeneration

City systems and systems of cities

Advances in I-O and CGE modeling

Food security

Global cities

Southeast Asian regional economic integration

More information about the registration and accommodations will be available soon.


Chulalongkorn University

254 Phayathai Road, Pathumwan

Bangkok 10330 Thailand


Important Dates

Deadline for Abstract Submission: 1 February 2019

Notification of Paper Acceptance: 1 March 2019

Advance Registration Deadline: 15 April 2019

Preliminary Program: 30 April 2019

Deadline of Full Paper Submission: 31 May 2019

Late Registration Fees Apply: 30 June 2019

Conference in Bangkok, Thailand: 25-26 July 2019


International Participants

USD 150 Regular Participants

USD 200 Regular Participants (If paid after 15 April 2019)

USD 100 Student Participants

USD 150 Student Participants (If paid after 15 April 2019)

Thai Participants

THB 3000 Regular Participants

THB 1000 Student Participants

Payment information will be available soon. 

◆59th ERSA Congress

Cities, regions and digital transformations: opportunities, risks and challenges

27 – 30 August 2019, Lyon, France

Key dates

October 22, 2018

Call for Special Sessions

December 10, 2018

Open submission for abstracts (and) papers

February 28, 2019

Deadline for abstracts submission

March 29, 2019

Notification of acceptance

Registration opens


◆Pittsburgh,14-15 November 2019 



Luc Anselin, Director, Center for Spatial Data Science, University of Chicago

Yang Zhenlin, School of Economics, Singapore Management University