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CALL FOR PAPERS | REGIONAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL - BRITISH AND IRISH SECTION | 41st ANNUAL CONFERENCE

REGIONAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL - BRITISH AND IRISH SECTION

41st ANNUAL CONFERENCE


Galway, Ireland

28th to 30th August 2012


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

TO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
The RSAI British & Irish Section invites the submission of abstracts to be considered for the 2011 Annual Conference. Suggested themes for the conference are listed below, though quality papers in all areas of regional science are welcome.

  • Regional Growth and Productivity

  • Differential Regional Impacts of the Current Economic Crisis

  • Sustainable Regional Development

  • Regional Energy Use and Environmental Impacts

  • Patterns of Migration and Implications for Regional Labour Markets

  • Spatial Analysis and Geodemographics

  • Innovation and Competitiveness

  • Regional Policy in Ireland and the UK

  • European Regional Policy

  • Transport and Infrastructure

  • Rural Economies and Communities

The RSAI-BIS is also organizing a DOCTORAL COLLOQUIUM for doctoral students in regional science on the day before the annual conference. Details are below.
During the Annual Conference, there will be Special Session for early career/doctoral students with prizes for the best conference paper and the best conference presentation by early career researchers. Early career researchers are those engaged in or having recently completed PhD study in regional science.  Those applying for the best presentation must be at a stage prior to a PhD viva date.  Applicants for the best conference paper must be within 3 years of their PhD viva.  If you are eligible and wish to be considered for these prizes please select these tracks when submitting your abstract online here.

Please submit abstracts of approximately 300 words online at http://www.conference.ie/Conferences/index.asp?Conference=156 by February 29th 2012 at the very latest. Authors will be notified of the committee’s decision in April 2012.


DOCTORAL COLLOQUIUM

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
For the second time, a Colloquium for Doctoral Students in Regional Science will be organised in conjunction with the Annual Congress of the Regional Science Association International – British and Irish Section. The 2012 Colloquium will take place on August 28th, just before the Annual Conference.

The Colloquium is particularly aimed at Doctoral Students in the first two years of their studies but all are welcome to attend. The Colloquium aims to provide an opportunity for doctoral students in Regional Science to discuss their research and work in progress with a distinguished faculty. Overviews of the current state of the research in regional science will also be included in the programme of the Colloquium. There will also be opportunities for doctoral students to interact informally both with each other and the faculty.

Attendance at the colloquium is free for doctoral students who are attending the annual conference. All participating Doctoral students are also required to register for the Annual Conference and are strongly encouraged to present papers at the conference. They are also eligible to apply for consideration for the early career researchers prizes.
The core faculty proposed for the Colloquium will be composed of leading researchers in the field.

Doctoral students who wish to attend the Colloquium should indicate this when submitting abstracts for the conference or by emailing the Secretary directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Participants will be required to submit a Research Summary (approximately 4 pages) by July 30, 2012  which will include a 100 word abstract. The summary should include, for example, the expected contribution, the research question(s) and its location within the literature, a brief overview of related work, the methodological approach, research conducted to date and results so far.
For any further information regarding the conference and/or colloquium please contact the Secretary: Dr Declan Jordan, Secretary RSAI:BIS, Department of Economics, University College Cork, Western Road, Cork, Ireland.

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web: www.rsai-bis.org

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