Submit Abstract

Individuals and organisations are invited to submit an abstract to deliver an oral presentation; panel presentation or poster presentation which addresses one or more of the conference topics. The abstract should be no more than 300 words and outlines the aims, contents and conclusions of the presentation. Abstracts should not include tables, figures or references.

All proposals will be reviewed by the Program Committee. Presentations will be selected to provide a Program that offers a comprehensive and diverse treatment of issues related to the Conference topics.

There are 3 options for presentations which you can select in the online submission form:

  • 30-minute Oral Presentation
  • 90-minute Panel Presentation
  • Poster Presentation

Authors will be notified by e-mail of the outcome of their abstract submission.

Note: If you wish to submit an abstract for consideration, you must also intend to register for the conference. A discount full registration is offered to all presenters.

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Important Dates

  • Abstracts open
  • Abstracts close: Monday, July 31, 2017
  • Notification to authors: Monday, August 14, 2017
  • Author acceptances: Thursday, August 24, 2017
  • Draft program available: Friday, September 8, 2017
  • Presentation amendments: Thursday, September 14, 2017
  • Presenter registration and payment: Friday, September 29, 2017
  • Full papers for peer review: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
  • Earlybird registrations close: Friday, October 6, 2017
  • Full paper for non-peer review: Monday, November 6, 2017

Topics include:

  • City making and disruption
  • Community advocacy
  • Creating equitable cities
  • Diversity in the ecology of technology
  • Design and climate change
  • Population growth, densification ,renewal, innovation and urban regeneration
  • Urban Design Policy
  • “The Missing Middle” – how to transform suburbia
  • Risk and resilience
  • The future of work, urban impact
  • Transport and traffic
  • Satellite cities
  • Planning, functional design
  • Public space transformation
  • Open Topics

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations will be of 30 minutes duration (20 minute presentations and 10 minute discussion). The abstract should outline the important points of the presentation and highlight the content to be communicated. It may outline the aims, methods, relevance, results and conclusions of the work, research, project or case study.

Panel Presentations

Panel presentations bring together the views from a group of presenters into a discussion of innovative ideas, current topics, and relevant issues. The panel presentation is to comprise of two components:

  • Presentations from the members of the panel. Total of 60 minutes.
  • Question and answers between the delegates and panel members. Total of 30 minutes.

One combined submission with a minimum of 3 and maximum of 6 individual presenters must be submitted by one author on behalf of the group.

Each panel will consist of a chair and panelists. The chair is to be the main organiser of the session and main contact for the Secretariat. The chair will coordinate the preparation, theme of presentations, be the timekeeper, and animate the Q&A session. Panelists will provide brief presentation on the theme of the panel. Each panelist is expected to provide a different perspective on the topic of discussion.

The chair will be required to submit a title of the panel, names and affiliations of all participants, including the chair, and an abstract overview of 300 words.

Poster Presentations

Poster presentations are visual displays of material to be presented and constitute an interactive and communicative medium, usually combining text and graphics information. Posters may be on any topic relevant to the Conference themes.

Posters will be displayed in the venue foyer and for the duration of the Conference. It is expected that presenter should be available during meal breaks to discuss it with participants. Specific information regarding size and mounting requirements will be provided with the notice of acceptance.

Peer Review

Accepted oral and panel presenters will have the opportunity to have their full paper peer reviewed published in the Conference Proceedings with an ISBN. Please indicate if you will be presenting an academically oriented, professional paper for consideration for publication in the Conference Proceedings for which you request peer refereeing on the submission form.

Terms and Conditions

All accepted speakers will be required to register and pay. A discounted registration is available to all presenters. The deadline for presenting author registration is Friday, September 29, 2017.

By submitting an outline you give consent to publication of the outline in Conference material, including but not limited to, the Conference blog, Conference Proceedings, email promotion.

All outlines must be original work. The speaker is responsible for the accuracy of the abstract.

All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission form. If you are unable to submit in this manner, please contact the conference secretariat for further information.

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