Call for Abstracts

City+ research network is organising annual international conferences for early career researchers and PhD students on urban studies. The first event, City+ 2017 @ Cambridge, was launched at University of Cambridge, followed by City+ 2018 @ London at University College London, City+ 2019 @ Delft at Delft University of Technology, City+ 2021 @ Milan at Polytechnic University of Milan, and City+ 2022 @ Canberra at Australian National University. To date, our conferences have already attracted more than 320 delegates coming from many universities and institutions across countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. It has demonstrated its potential to be a good platform for sharing research experiences and thinking, developing cooperation opportunities, and addressing their urban concerns from multiple perspectives.

Our forthcoming conference, City+ 2023 @ Perth, will be held in October 2023 at Curtin University, an innovative, global university (Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai, and Mauritius) known for its high-impact research, strong industry partnerships and commitment to preparing students for jobs of the future. The conference is hosted by the AI and Spatial Analysis Team of the School of Design and the Built Environment. We hope that City+ 2023 @ Perth can facilitate young researchers to work closely at the forefront of urban studies through disseminating their research, receiving valuable feedback, expanding academic networks and boosting potential collaborations.

1. Conference Theme and Sessions

City+2023 @ Perth invites unpublished research and published papers for submission that address, but are not limited to, these themes. Specifically, for the participant’s information, the conference theme is “Geospatial Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Cities”. The conference includes the following sessions:

  • Short course session (Online). Will introduce the latest methods and tools. Includes 40-min talk and 20-min discussion for each course.
  • Poster session (Online). 6-min video presentation for each poster.
  • Keynotes (Physical and online). Includes 40-min talk and 20-min discussion for each keynote.
  • Industry workshop (Physical in Perth). Includes 15-min talk for each industry speaker.
  • Session 1. Advances in geospatial research and industries (Physical in Perth). Includes 15-min talk each
  • Session 2. Geospatial big data and AI (Online). Includes 15-min talk each
  • Session 3. Transport and health (Online). Includes 15-min talk each
  • Session 4. Sustainable cities and infrastructure (Online). Includes 15-min talk each
  • Session 5. Spatial methods (Online). Includes 15-min talk each

2. Submission Process

All submitted abstracts will be considered by the Organising Committee and assessed according to the selection criteria.

Registration fee: Free
Conference type: Hybrid meeting (physical and online)
Presentation language: English
Presentation format: Oral speech (15 min) or poster presentation (6-min videos)

All abstracts, including posters and paper presentations, physical or online, must be submitted through the submission website:

Short courses aimed at providing learning opportunities for students and early career researchers. We prefer short courses that can introduce advanced methods and tools for geospatial, Earth, and urban data analysis. A short course includes a 40-min presentation of the latest methods and tools and a 20-min discussion.

Short course proposals must be submitted through the following website:

3. Key Dates (Perth/Beijing time)

6 February 2023Open for submitting abstracts and short courses
9 March 2023Deadline for short course proposals
8 April, 23:59 pmDeadline for submitting paper and poster abstracts
7 May 2023Selected abstracts and short courses notified
8 – 10 September 2023Conference dates

4. Supporting Journals and Recommended Special Issues

Submission deadlineJournalSpecial issue
31 March 2023iScience (Cell Press, IF 6.107)GeoAI Shaping Earth and Cities: Advances, Opportunities, and Challenges
31 May 2023Remote Sensing (IF 5.349)Remote Sensing for Mapping Global Land Surface Parameters
31 January 2023Frontiers in Psychology (IF 4.232)The impacts of social and organizational psychology on regional and city development
31 July 2023Land (IF 3.905)Land Development and Socio-Spatial Differentiation in Metropolitan Fringe Areas

5. Contact Information

Website: https://yongzesong.com/cityplus-2023/
For more information or inquiries, please feel free to contact us via: cityplus2023@gmail.com.

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