Call for Papers: Third International Conference on Urban e-Planning

Dates: 3 - 4 April 2018


Where: Lisbon, Portugal

Conveners: International Journal of E-Planning Research & Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning University of Lisbon

The 3rd International Conference on Urban e-Planning, organised 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 Conference is a multi- and interdisciplinary forum for the exploration, discussion and presentation of innovative theoretical and empirical research on Urban e-Planning.

The conference seeks both theoretical works and empirical research on ground-breaking approaches, innovative methods and new digital tools in the field of Urban e-Planning, as well as  short presentations with a more practical orientation.
They 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


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 to 15 February  2018
  • Information about the registration procedure: 31 January 2018


Panel organisation

The conference is organised in panels according to themes and issues, each panel has 5 papers with an oral presentation of 15-20 min.


• Please submit an abstract, of no more than 250 words, until 31 December 2017, to:

Carlos Nunes Silva
Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning
University of Lisbon, Portugal

E-mail: [email protected]

Download Abstract form (Word file)


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.


Important dates
• Submission deadline for abstracts: 31 December 2017

• 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



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