Carlos Nunes Silva discusses the events of the 2nd Annual IJEPR Conference

2nd Annual IJEPR Conference

By Colby Conway on May 26, 2017
Following the successful first IJEPR Conference in 2016, the 2nd IJEPR Annual Conference on ‘Urban e-Planning’ was held at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning in the University of Lisbon on April 20 and 21. Convened by Dr. Carlos Nunes Silva, Editor-in-Chief of IGI Global’s International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR), this conference confirmed the relevance and usefulness of an annual international meeting on this emerging and rapidly changing field.

“The main goal of the IJEPR Annual Conference is to provide a forum for the critical discussion of new perspectives, approaches, methods, and tools in the field of Urban e-Planning,” says Dr. Carlos Nunes Silva. “The IJEPR Annual Conference aims to explore and to discuss recent developments, emerging issues and future challenges in the field of urban e-planning across the world.”

journal cover image Participants in the conference were required to present a paper to the conference. A selection of these papers will be published in an upcoming issue of IJEPR in 2018.

“The 2nd IJEPR Conference had nearly 90 participants, a little over the number of last year,” says Dr. Carlos Nunes Silva.

Those at the conference, held at the Rectorate Building at Lisbon University's Main Campus, remained pretty busy. The work began at 8:30 in the morning, and lasted until the end of the afternoon. You can see the program here.

The program was organized around the following themes:
  • The Governance and Planning of Smart Cities
  • Citizens e-Participation & Community Engagement
  • Collaborative Urban Planning: Sharing, Hactivism and Social Criticism
  • The Inter-Relatedness of Real and Virtual in Urban e-Planning
“The final program included 63 papers effectively presented, written by nearly 150 authors from 22 countries, and was structured in 14 sessions, of which 1 plenary meeting and 13 parallel panels, besides the welcome and closing sessions,” explains Dr. Carlos Nunes Silva.

Are there plans in store for a 3rd Annual IJEPR Conference in 2018? There sure are.

“We plan to continue in 2018 the exploration of new perspectives, approaches, methods, and tools in the field of Urban e-Planning,” says Dr. Carlos Nunes Silva. “The next IJEPR Annual Conference will also continue to be a place for research networking in the broad field of Urban e-Planning.”

If you would like to see photos from the conference last month, please click here.

To stay current with the latest information about the 3rd Annual IJEPR Conference, monitor the conference’s website.
IGI Global would like to thank Dr. Carlos Nunes Silva for sharing this information about the IJEPR Conference.
Newsroom Contact
Elizabeth Leber
Promotions Assistant
eleber@igi-global.com
(717) 533-8845 ext. 132
www.igi-global.com
Browse for more posts in:
Author NewsScience & EngineeringConferences

No comments Comments

Log in or sign up to comment.
Be the first to comment!

More from IGI Global

Bavarian Consortium member libraries continue agreement with IGI Global for e-Collections at discounted rates.
Emma BaronakRead More
Library Collaboration
Astrid Collins, a strategic-thinking Operations Executive with 20 years of experience in Telecommunications and Real Estate Program leadership, shares her thoughts on the recently released IGI Global title Women Community Leaders and their Impact as Global Changemakers
Peer Review Week Logo.
IGI Global's ongoing support of Peer Review Week and a reflection on the importance of trust in verified research.
IGI GlobalRead More
EducationLibrary and Information ScienceBooks & E-BooksChaptersInfoSci-BooksAuthor NewsPeer Review Week
As we are moving out of the pandemic there will undoubtedly continue to be a heavy reliance on new clinical practice and research breakthroughs in the field. IGI Global’s open access journal, the International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics (IJHISI) publishes cutting-edge research on these various innovations, applications, and breakthroughs.
Medical, Healthcare, and Life SciencesNewsletterResources for LibrariansResources for ResearchersOpen Access
Recently, ERIC (Education Resource Information Center), the world’s largest digital library of education literature, indexed 89 IGI Global reference books.
Emily LeisterRead More
Books & E-BooksReviews & Indexing
Brittany Haynes, IGI Global's Director of e-Collections, touches on the importance of face-to-face collaborations with librarians.
IGI GlobalRead More
Resources for LibrariansLibrary Collaboration
Prof. Sang-Bing Tsai, the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Organizational and End User Computing (JOEUC), shares the steps taken to increase the usage of his journal.
Emily LeisterRead More
Social Sciences and HumanitiesNewsletterInterviewReviews & Indexing
Researchers from every area of research rely on these as sources to indicate what the top-quality research is in their fields, as well as a way to easily find research that they need for their work. However, many researchers do not understand the full extent of the role they play in securing an indexing status for a publication, nor that they can directly influence what is indexed or not.
Emily LeisterRead More
Reviews & IndexingResources for LibrariansAuthor NewsResources for ResearchersAcquisitions
Listen to Prof. Stephanie Kelly's recent guest appearance on an episode of the Freakonomics Podcast where she discusses utilizing humor as a therapeutic tool.
IGI GlobalRead More
Medical, Healthcare, and Life SciencesBooks & E-BooksAuthor News
At present, IGI Global’s OA collection has exceeded an astounding 3,100+ OA papers authored by top researchers across numerous discipline areas.
NewsletterResources for LibrariansResources for ResearchersOpen Access
First Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  ... Next Last