Special Sessions – Call for Papers

Call for participation

#1 Special Session(s) on GeoComputation

The special sessions on various aspects of GeoComputation are planned for the North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International (NARSC) to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, November 8-11, 2017. Suitable topics for the session presentations are theoretical, methodological and applied issues related to GeoComputation – spatial analysis and modeling, and in the context of regional science.

Please let us know if you are interested to contribute to the special session(s) by sending an email at <suzanad@sfu.ca> with the name of authors and their affiliations with contact details, the title of the proposed presentation, the abstract, and the unique ID number at your earliest but not later than June 26th, 2017. The abstract should be 2,000 to 5,500 characters and spaces.

Please note that to have your presentation included to the special session we do need the unique identification number (ID). The ID, or PIN, is a number included at the bottom of the confirmation email received following the submission of an abstract.

Detailed information about the NARSC conference can be found at <http://www.narsc.org >. Information about the submission process can be found at <http://www.narsc.org/newsite/?page_id=64>.

Looking forward to seeing you in Vancouver.

The organizers:

Dr. Suzana Dragićević
Department of Geography
Simon Fraser University, Canada
Email: <suzanad@sfu.ca>

Dr. Zhaoya Gong
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham, UK
Email: <z.gong@bham.ac.uk>

Dr. Jean-Claude Thill
Department of Geography and Earth Sciences
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Email: <Jean-Claude.Thill@uncc.edu>


#2 Special session(s) on Climate Change

Growing concerns about climate change and the frequency/intensity of its associated extreme events have led to a burgeoning literature on the measurement of their economic impacts. Yet, the large majority of such studies ignores or treats poorly the presence of interregional dependence, intersectoral linkages and spatial heterogeneity Regional Scientists are used to deal with.

As such, the Climate Change Impact sessions aim at bringing together NARSC participants interested in measurements of the economic impact of climate change from a Regional Science perspective. Both theoretical and applied papers will be presented in these special sessions.

Examples of topics of interest include:

– Regional mitigation and/or adaptation

– Climate change impacts on crop yields or farmland values

– Climate change impacts on agricultural trade

– Food-water nexus at the regional level

– Regional actions in the absence of federal government intervention

– The environment as a location factor

– Climate change and regional cooperation

If you are interested to contribute with a presentation, Detailed information about the NARSC conference can be found at http://www.narsc.org. Information about the submission process can be found at http://www.narsc.org/newsite/?page_id=64 and then send the ID of the submitted paper to: dallerba@illinois.edu


–  John Carruthers (Sustainable Urban Planning Program, The George Washington University) – jic@gwu.edu

Sandy Dall’erba (Dept. of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) – dallerba@illinois.edu

Henk Folmer (Dept. of Economic Geography, University of Groningen) – h.folmer@rug.nl


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