The IAFOR International Conference on the City 2017 (City2017)

In order to present at the conference, your abstract must first pass a double blind peer review. Upon payment of registration fees, your presentation will be confirmed. Learn more about conference streams.


Abstracts submission: February 28, 2017

Results of abstract reviews returned to authors: Usually within two

weeks of submission

Full conference registration payment for all presenters: June 1, 2017
Full paper submission: August 16, 2017

How to Submit

Register with our online submission system.
Create your account. Your email address will be used as your username and you will be asked to submit a password.
Submit your abstract of no more than 250 words, choosing from the presentation formats listed below (Individual, Poster or Virtual).
Submit well before the submission deadline in order to benefit from Early Bird rates.
Your proposal will normally be reviewed within two to three weeks after undergoing a double blind peer review. Those who submit near the extended deadline will usually receive results by March 14, 2017.
If your proposal is accepted you will be invited to register for the conference. Upon payment of the registration fee, you will be sent a confirmation email receipt.

Status of Submission

The status of your abstract can be checked by logging in to the online submission system. The status will be displayed in the "Your Submissions" area. If your paper is accepted, a notification email will be sent to the registered email address. If you do not receive this email, please contact us at
You can return to the system at any time using your username and password to edit your personal information. If you wish your paper to be published in the conference proceedings, please ensure that a paper is uploaded through the online system by August 16, 2017.

Conference Theme and Streams

Conference Theme: "Cities of the World. World Cities."
The conference theme for CITY2017 is "Cities of the World. World Cities.", and the organisers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions across a variety of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives.

Submissions are organised into the following thematic streams:

Language. Literature and Linguistics
Visual and Performing Arts
Music, Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Media, Film and Communication Studies
Culture, Popular Culture and Cultural Studies
Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences
Ethics, Religion and Philosophy
Sustainability: Ecology, Energy and the Environment
History, Anthropology and Archaeology
Geography and Landscape/Urban Planning, Architecture and Design
Political Science: Administration, Governance and Finance
Economics and Business Studies
Sociology. Social Work and Social Concerns
Technology and Information Science
Global cross-cultural comparisons
Public Policy (including Health and Education)
Travel and Tourism
At a Glance
When 14 July 2017
Where Barcelona, Spain
Organizer IAFOR - The International Academic Forum
Event Type conference
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