Call for Papers




International Journal of E-Planning Research


Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning
University of Lisbon





Lisbon, 3 - 4  April 2018


Call for Papers


The 3rd International Conference on Urban e-Planning, organized by the 'International Journal of E-Planning Research', in collaboration with the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning – University of Lisbon, will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, 3-4 April 2018. The IJEPR Annual Conferences are a multi- and interdisciplinary forum for the exploration, discussion and presentation of innovative theoretical and empirical research on Urban e-Planning.

Following the successful Conferences of 2016 and 2017, the 3rd IJEPR Annual Conference on Urban e-Planning Research seeks both theoretical works and empirical research on ground-breaking approaches, innovative methods and new digital tools in the field of Urban e-Planning. The conference also welcomes short presentations with a more practical orientation.

We invite theoretical and empirical contributions, from scholars and planning practitioners, addressing, but not limited to, the following themes and issues:


 Theme 1: Smart Cities: Governance and Planning

·        Smart City: concepts, models and practices

·        The Political Economy of the Smart City

·        Smart Urban Planning

·        Smart Urban Governance

·        Data driven Urban Planning

·        Smart City and the Development of e-Services

·        Smart City and Urban Heritage

·        Digital Inequalities and Vulnerable Citizens in the Smart City

·        Vulnerabilities and Risks in the Smart City


Theme 2: Citizens e-Participation & Collaborative Planning

·        Volunteered Geographic Information for Urban Planning
     and Disaster Management

·        Crowdsourcing Spatial Information for Urban Planning

·        Web-based Citizen Participation in Urban Planning

·        Citizens as Voluntary Sensors in Urban e-Planning

·        Citizen Mobile Apps for Urban e-Planning

·        Participatory Mapping for Community Empowerment
    and Transformation

·        Citizen Science and Urban e-Planning

·        Games for Idea Generation and Participatory Planning
    and Serious Games
·       Scenario Planning Tools

·        Open local e-government and urban planning

·        e-Participatory Budgeting in Local Government

·        Mass online deliberation on Urban Issues

·        Radical technological innovation and the power of citizens
·        Progressive Urban e-Planning

·        Historical Lessons of Citizen e-Participation Practices


Theme 3:  The real and virtual in Urban e-Planning

·        Augmented Reality Technologies in Urban e-Planning
·        Drones and Sensors in Urban e-Planning
·        Visualization of Virtual 3-D and 4-D Urban Models
    and Spatial Landscape Evaluation
·        Geodesign and the planning of natural and built environments

·        Living Labs and Urban Innovation

·        Virtual environments in Urban e-Planning (soundscapes...)

·        Social media in Urban e-Planning


Theme 4: Theory, Ethics and Methods in Urban e-Planning 

·        Urban e-Planning Theories

·        Urban e-Planning Ethics

·        Urban e-Planning Research Methods
·          e-Planning and Pedagogy

·        Online Research Methods and Digital Tools

·        Spatial Big Data in Urban e-Planning

·        Spatial Open Data and Open Tools for Urban e-Planning

·        Transparency, Privacy, Surveillance, and Security


Participation in the Conference & Selection criteria


• Participation in the conference requires the presentation of a paper
Participants are expected to attend the entire conference
• Submissions will be double-blind peer-reviewed by the Scientific
   Committee for content and appropriateness to this conference

• The working language of the conference will be English. We are open to consider

   panels in French. Translation services will not be provided. For more details,

   contact us.


Registration & Fee


• Conference fee: 100 Euros (includes participation in the conference,

   program, abstracts in digital format & coffee-breaks)

• Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs

• Registration and payment: 1 - 20 February  2018

• Information about the registration procedure: 31 January 2018

Panel organization

• The conference is organized in panels according to themes and issues
• Each panel has 4 - 5 papers
Oral presentation: 15-20 min



• Please submit an abstract, of no more than 250 words, 
  until 20 January 2018 (new date), to:  
     Carlos Nunes Silva

     Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning

     University of Lisbon, Portugal



• Download Abstract form (Word file)

• Contact us to discuss ideas that you might have for a paper

• Successful applicants will be informed by 31 January 2018




• It is expected that a selection of the conference papers will be published in the International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR). The selected papers will undergo the IJEPR standard double-blind peer-review process. Other publication formats will be considered. 

• More information on the publication plan will be given during the conference.




• The 2018 Conference is an opportunity for networking and for informal contacts
   among members of the Urban E-Planning Research Network (UEP-NET).


Important dates


• Submission deadline for abstracts: 20 January 2018 (new date)
• Notification of abstract acceptance: 31 January 2018 

• Registration and payment: 1 - 20 February  2018 

• PowerPoint presentation (PPT file): during the conference 

• Full paper for publication: date to be announced during the conference 


Conference Convenor & Organization  


Carlos Nunes Silva


  Editor-in-chief of the 'International Journal of E-Planning Research' (IJEPR)

  Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning

  University of Lisbon, Portugal

  E-mail: cs [at]


  Conference e-mail:    


Conference venue


  Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning

  University of Lisbon

  Cidade Universitária (University of Lisbon main Campus)

  Edifício IGOT (IGOT Building)

  Rua Branca Edmée Marques

  Lisbon, Portugal 


Further information available in the Conference website


•  All inquiries, expressions of interests, and abstracts should be sent,
    by e-mail, to:            

             Carlos Nunes Silva

             Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning

             University of Lisbon, Portugal




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