The paper length should be 5-7000 words including references, tables and figures.

It is suggested that the paper contents should include: research background, justification, relevance and objective(s); theoretical / conceptual framework / hypotheses; methodology; analysis and discussion of results / findings; conclusions. The titles and subtitles should be indicative of the content and support the paper’s structure and organisation.

Page layout should be A4 (portrait orientation) and should use the Template found here. The formatting rules are contained in the document found here.

The file name should start with the first author’s last name.

The deadline for the upload of final papers is 31st May, 2019. The link for upload will be provided by e-mail before the end of April 2019.

Conference Tracks

There are six conference tracks covering key issues in the debate on the Creation of Just and Sustainable Cities. When submitting an abstract or a session proposal please indicate the track to which you would like your abstract affiliated.

For Track Descriptions please follow links below:


Presentation Formats

Participants will only be able to present their abstract as an oral presentation.

If accepted, an interactive oral presentation based on the author’s paper will be required. All oral presentations will be between 12-15 minutes in length.

Prospective speakers are responsible for submitting their own personal details and their abstract details on the Exordo submission system.

Submission Categories

There are three possible submission categories for the City Futures IV conference 2019. Please read the following instructions carefully;


Please select one of the conference tracks (1-6). Please complete the rest of the form as required. Please note you should skip the last step in relation to Session Submissions, this is only required for those submitting as part of pre-organised sessions.

(See abstract submission terms and conditions below for details on abstract content).


If you are submitting a proposal for a session, please choose track 7 entitled “Session Proposals”.

Then, please indicate the title of your proposed session in the title box. Please include the session description in the abstract box. The session description should provide relevant information on the session’s rationale and expectations. Please add details of all your co-presenters in your proposed session, using the additional authors facility. Please select the track pertaining to your proposed session in the topics section. Finally, include your own name as session Co-ordinator in the Session Submissions section. Please note to register your own abstract as part of the session you should complete a separate abstract submission form as below.


If you are submitting an abstract as a participant in a proposed session, please choose track 7 entitled “Session Proposals”. Then please indicate both the title of your proposed session and the title of your individual abstract in the title box. Include only your own abstract description in the abstract box. Include co-authors on your abstract in the authors’ section. Please select the track pertaining to your proposed session in the topics section. Finally, quote the name of the session co-ordinator in the Session Submissions section.

(See Abstract submission terms and conditions below for details on abstract content).

Should you require assistance, or need clarification at any stage, please contact the conference secretariat on

General guidelines:

Abstracts and speakers will be judged only on the basis of the information provided in ExOrdo at submission time.

Successful abstract and speaker details provided at submission stage will be used for publication in the conference programme.

Changes to abstracts and speakers submitted cannot be made after the submission deadline.

Corresponding Authors are the point of contact for an abstract/presentation and are responsible for the content in the abstract/paper/presentation in all respects. The Corresponding Author is also responsible for the final paper and final presentation slide deck for their presentation.

Confirmed speakers must register for the conference before the close of the Early bird rate deadline (EBRD) - 1st March 2019. Any speaker not registered by the EBRD will be removed from the conference programme.

In exceptional cases the Programme Committee/track co-chairs reserve the right to make suggestions for changes to abstracts for reasons of clarity, or to enhance the quality of a submission.

Full Paper Submission

Final versions of accepted papers should be submitted using the Full Paper Template by the required deadline 31st May 2019.


Your abstract must be structured to include-: A description of the conceptual framework, research questions, methods, and a statement on the main findings and contribution to knowledge related to the topics of the track.

You must include at least 3 and up to 5 keywords to describe the content of the paper.

The author is responsible for the accuracy of the abstract.

The acceptance of an abstract for the Conference does not imply provision of travel, accommodation or registration for the Conference, nor any other costs associated with preparation or presentation of the abstract, nor any costs associated with attendance at the Conference. There are no fee waivers available except for invited plenary speakers.

All authors presenting at the Conference must register and pay to attend.

You give us permission to publish your abstract submission on the Conference website and in the Conference Book of Abstracts. Full papers, if uploaded, will be available for conference delegates. With Authors’ permission, full papers will be included for publication in a conference proceedings. (Authors may opt not to have their paper included in a conference proceedings).

If the author(s) have any commercial interests or associations that might pose a conflict of interest regarding this submission, they must be declared. If accepted for oral presentation, the commercial interest or association must be declared on the title slide or the slide immediately following the title slide.

You give us permission to film or photograph your presentation at the Conference.

You confirm that the submission has been approved by all authors.

All abstracts and subsequent papers submitted must be original work.

All abstracts must be submitted in English and via the online submission site.

Other forms of submission e.g. by post, email or fax will NOT be accepted.

The abstract will be reviewed by the relevant Track co-chairs and assessed on the results, interest and the merit of the study or project as presented in the abstract. The decisions of the Committee are final. At least one author must be available to present the paper if selected for the programme. The authors will immediately notify the Conference Organiser if they are unable to present a paper or if the presenting author changes.

Formal conference sessions begin Thursday morning and end on Saturday by 13.00. Individual presenters cannot be guaranteed a specific presentation time slot within those days.

In order for your topic to be submitted for consideration you must click yes when asked the following:

Declaration: I have read the guidance for authors and accept these Terms and Conditions.

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