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The 3rd International Conference on Urban e-Planning, organized by the ‘International Journal of E-Planning Research’, in collaboration with the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning – University of Lisbon, will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, 3-4 April 2018. The IJEPR Annual Conferences are a multi- and interdisciplinary forum for the exploration, discussion and presentation of innovative theoretical and empirical research on Urban e-Planning.

Following the successful Conferences of 2016 and 2017, the 3rd IJEPR Annual Conference on Urban e-Planning Research seeks both theoretical works and empirical research on ground-breaking approaches, innovative methods and new digital tools in the field of Urban e-Planning. The conference also welcomes short presentations with a more practical orientation.We invite theoretical and empirical contributions, from scholars and planning practitioners, addressing, but not limited to, the following themes and issues:

 Theme 1: Smart CitiesGovernance and Planning

·        Smart City: concepts, models and practices
·        The Political Economy of the Smart City
·        Smart Urban Planning
·        Smart Urban Governance
·        Data driven Urban Planning
·        Smart City and the Development of e-Services
·        Smart City and Urban Heritage
·        Digital Inequalities and Vulnerable Citizens in the Smart City
·        Vulnerabilities and Risks in the Smart City

Theme 2: Citizens e-Participation & Collaborative Planning

·        Volunteered Geographic Information for Urban Planning and Disaster Management
·        Crowdsourcing Spatial Information for Urban Planning
·        Web-based Citizen Participation in Urban Planning
·        Citizens as Voluntary Sensors in Urban e-Planning
·        Citizen Mobile Apps for Urban e-Planning
·        Participatory Mapping for Community Empowerment and Transformation
·        Citizen Science and Urban e-Planning
·        Games for Idea Generation and Participatory Planning and Serious Games 
·        Scenario Planning Tools
·        Open local e-government and urban planning
·        e-Participatory Budgeting in Local Government
·        Mass online deliberation on Urban Issues
·        Radical technological innovation and the power of citizens
·        Progressive Urban e-Planning
·        Historical Lessons of Citizen e-Participation Practices


Theme 3:  The real and virtual in Urban e-Planning

·        Augmented Reality Technologies in Urban e-Planning
·        Drones and Sensors in Urban e-Planning
·        Visualization of Virtual 3-D and 4-D Urban Models  and Spatial Landscape Evaluation
·        Geodesign and the planning of natural and built environments
·        Living Labs and Urban Innovation
·        Virtual environments in Urban e-Planning (soundscapes…)
·        Social media in Urban e-Planning

Theme 4: Theory, Ethics and Methods in Urban e-Planning 

·        Urban e-Planning Theories
·        Urban e-Planning Ethics
·        Urban e-Planning Research Methods
·       e-Planning and Pedagogy
·        Online Research Methods and Digital Tools
·        Spatial Big Data in Urban e-Planning
·        Spatial Open Data and Open Tools for Urban e-Planning
·        Transparency, Privacy, Surveillance, and Security


Participation in the Conference & Selection criteria

• Participation in the conference requires the presentation of a paper
• Participants are expected to attend the entire conference
• Submissions will be double-blind peer-reviewed by the Scientific Committee for content and appropriateness to this conference
• The working language of the conference will be English. We are open to consider panels in French. Translation services will not be provided. For more details,  contact us.


Registration & Fee

• Conference fee: 100 Euros (includes participation in the conference,    program, abstracts in digital format & coffee-breaks)

• Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs

• Registration and payment: 1 – 15 February  2018

• Information about the registration procedure: 31 January 2018

Conference venue

  Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning
  University of Lisbon
  Cidade Universitária (University of Lisbon main Campus)
  Edifício IGOT (IGOT Building)
Rua Branca Edmée Marques
Lisbon, Portugal 


Further information available in the Conference Website: https://sites.google.com/site/uep2018conference/

Full program: https://sites.google.com/site/uep2018programfull/


 •  All inquiries, expressions of interests, and abstracts should be sent, by e-mail, to:            

             Carlos Nunes Silva
             Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning
             University of Lisbon, Portugal
             E-mail: ijepr.conference@gmail.com