23-26 August 2016

Cities & Regions: Smart, Sustainable, Inclusive?

European Regional Science Association Congress 2016

The annual ERSA Congress is THE place to be for its opportunities of networking and exchange and for exploring state-of-the-art knowledge on ongoing research in the field. With around 1,000 participants every year from all continents, the ERSA congresses have become the largest academic conferences in regional science worldwide. There is simply no better place to present your research results, find out about new developments in the field, or just to meet colleagues and friends than ERSA 2016 in Vienna, Austria, in August.

Submission is now closed. If you have a question regarding submission, please contact info@ersa.org.

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Draft Program

The first draft of the program is now out. You can access it via the button below. The session code contains the id of the lecture room (e.g., “Room TC.3.06”). You can locate the lecture room via WU’s Campus GIS.

Green Meeting

The ERSA 2016 congress will be organized as a green meeting. As the first congress organized at WU, we attempt to acquire the Austrian Ecolabel for the congress. This implies that we will try to keep the ecological impact of the congress as low as possible by avoiding unnecessary trash, using recyclable materials, public transportation, sustainable buildings, etc. We as organizers can contribute our share to make ERSA 2016 a Green Meeting. Please, have a hand in this endeavour and take into account environment friendly options in planning your participation.

Sightseeing

Our partner Vienna Sightseeing Tours offers a package of sightseeing tours for ERSA2016 participants to enjoy.

Submission & Registration

The Call for submissions started on December 18, 2015 and ended on February 12, 2016. The submission platform is now closed. In case of questions concerning submissions, please contact info@ersa.org.
The Scientific Committee reviewed the abstracts and papers and accepted or rejected them from the congress. The review period started after February 29, the notification of acceptance was forseen for April 15. Each paper accepted for presentation in Refereed Sessions and Young Scientists’ Sessions will be assigned a discussant approx. one month before the congress.
For more information about submission as well as terms and conditions regarding registration please click Details below.

Pre-Congress Workshops

On the first day of the congress, before the opening ceremony, we hold a series of pre-congress workshops. In three hour sessions these workshops will introduce participants to important regional science topics. For a list of workshops and more detailed descriptions please click Details below. Because of capacity limits, extra registration is required for participation in the pre-congress workshops.

Technical Excursions

At the ERSA 2016 congress, technical excursions will take place on all three full congress days. Participants will be introduced to various aspects of Vienna’s history, current development, and policy challenges. For a full list of technical excursions and more detailed descriptions please click Details below. Because of capacity limits, extra registration is required for participation in the technical excursions.

Committees

The organization of the congress is supported by a Scientific Committee, a Local Organizing Committee, and by Special Session Organizers. The Local Administrators and the ERSA Office do most of the every day work required to organize the congress. Details can be found on the Committees page.

Program Overview

The following program structure gives a rough overview of the congress program. It will be updated and adapted in the coming months.  
This workshop is held by James LeSage and Roger Bivand. For details go to the workshop description.
This workshop is organized and moderated by Oliver Fritz. For details go to the workshop description.
This workshop is is organized by Thomas de Graaff and Daniel Arribas-Bel and held by Thomas de Graaff. For details go to the workshop description.
This workshop is organized by Roberto Patuelli and Gunther Maier and moderated by Roberto Patuelli. For details go to the workshop description.
This workshop is organized by the Regional Science Academy. For details go to the workshop description.
Welcome Speeches, Keynote Presentation, Multiple Speakers, Congress Opening
For delegates and accompanying persons
Presentations in parallel sessions
Coffee Break in the Aula of the Teaching Center
Presentations in parallel sessions
Technical Excursion: Magdas Hotel – refugees and integration
Presentations in parallel sessions
Coffee Break in the Aula of the Teaching Center
Presentations in parallel sessions
Technical Excursion: Green Building Cluster: Viertel Zwei and Campus WU
Technical Excursion: Seestadt aspern – Vienna’s largest urban development project
Presentations in parallel sessions
Coffee Break in the Aula of the Teaching Center
Presentations by young scientists in parallel sessions (including Epainos sessions)
Presentations in parallel sessions
Coffee Break in the Aula of the Teaching Center
Presentations in parallel sessions
Technical Excursion: Industry 4.0 – factory of the future
Presentations in Parallel Sessions
Coffee Break in the Aula of the Teaching Center
Presentations in Parallel Sessions
Technical Excursion: National Park Lobau – nature amidst urban development
Presentations in parallel sessions
Coffee Break in the Aula of the Teaching Center
EIB-ERSA Prize Ceremony, Presentation by Prize Winner, Epainos Prize Ceremony, Transfer of the ERSA flag to the organizer of ERSA 2017, Congress Closing
Congress Dinner at Rathaus Vienna. Dresscode: casual elegant.

Venue

Vienna University of Economics and Business

Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna, Austria


Travel Information Accommodation

Transportation & Travel Information

We have put together a page with all travel related information for your trip to ERSA 2016 and to Vienna. The page contains advice on how to get to Vienna, on how to get from the airport to the city, and on how to get around easily in the city. To get to this page, please click Details below.

Accommodation

Vienna has a large number of hotels in all categories which can be booked easily via the usual channels. Because of that, the LOC has not made any pre-bookings or entered any deals with hotels. However, we have put together a page with general suggestions and with information about ecologically certified hotels and hotels near the congress venue. To get to this page, please click Details below.

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Organizer

Vienna University of Economics and Business
Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Vienna, Austria

Contact

Tel.: +43-1-31336-4780 or -6332
Email: vienna@ersa.org