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Call for Abstracts | 47th RSAI British & Irish Section ANNUAL CONFERENCE, Downing College, Cambridge 16-18 July 2019

Downing College, Cambridge
16-18 July 2019


The RSAI British & Irish Section invites the submission of abstracts to be considered for the 2019 RSAI-BIS Annual Conference. Suggested themes for the conference are listed below, though quality papers in all areas of regional science are welcome

  • Regional and urban aspects of skills and employment
  • Spatial analysis of productivity and labour markets
  • Spatial aspects of innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Higher education and impact of universities on regional economies
  • Migration, refugees, and integration
  • Spatial analysis of voting behaviour and political outcomes
  • GIS, geoinformatics, and spatial modelling
  • Analysis of Big Data in an regional/urban context
  • Transportation networks and their regional economic impact
  • Regional disparities in health and well-being outcomes
  • Spatial analysis of marine and coastal economies
  • Macro/micro modelling of economic and social processes

Abstract submissions can be made online at 

Early career researchers and doctoral students are strongly encouraged to apply. There are prizes for the best conference paper and the best conference presentation by early career researchers / PhD students, and a heavily discounted conference fee.
Important dates:
Registration opens - January 14th 2019
Deadline for abstract submission - February 22nd 2019
Presenters notified of abstract decision - March 15th 2019
Deadline for early-bird rate - 7th June 2019
Payment deadline for inclusion in programme - June 7th 2019
Preliminary programme released June 21st 2019

Proposals for special sessions are also invited. Those wishing to organise special sessions are kindly invited to submit their proposals via the following submission portal
Question on the conference should be directed to the secretary Justin Doran (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or the Conference and Section Chair Maria Abreu (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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