International Conference 2021 on Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development,  Nov. 25th-27th, 2021 Nanjing University, China

SPSD Community will organize SPSD2021 as online-onsite hybrid conference to promote our academic community by sharing our research ideas and the latest results of successful case studies.  

Guidelines for submission


We are pleased to invite you to participate SPSD2021,  please submit abstracts if you are planning to make oral presentations in SPSD2021, which will be included in the proceedings of abstracts. We will also publish the proceedings of full papers with ISBN  if you chose the option of conference proceedings of full papers.

    We appreciate your cooperation with us for after conference publication if you are planning to publish your papers in IRSPSD International , or a book published with Springer. 

     The conference program will be edited based on abstracts, and our staffs in the local committee of SPSD2021 conference will open after review process. 

    Submissions appropriate to the following interdisciplinary topics are welcome, but not limited to: 


The theory and practice of spatial planning: 

The planning and development of future smart cities

Ecological civilization and sustainable development

Public safety and urban resilience

Sustainable society and culture

Digital urban governance

Smart societies and urban service infrastructure

Smart sustainable transportation and mobility

Smart and sustainable communities

Urban form and digital architecture

Resilient Governance in Dealing with the Covid19 Pandemic

Natural disaster management amid Covid-19 pandemic

Health effects of multidimensional spatiotemporal environmental exposure

Towards Sustainable Spatial Planning for Human Health and Emotional Wellbeing

Managing mega events and event-led urban development amid the Covid-19 pandemic

Spatio-social patterns of crime during lockdown


Online Submission system for conference Proceedings

Please submit your abstracts and full papers to Easychair system     

 1) Full paper submission for conference proceedings

SPSD 2021 requires authors to submit the title, list of authors, a brief abstract (no more than 600 words), and a list of 3-6 keywords for each paper before the abstracts submission deadline.

      Authors can update the above information when submitting the full-length paper. The length of each paper should not be longer than 18 pages following the format given in the paper template.

Submission of the paper abstract and the full-length paper must be done electronically.

2) Abstract only for conference proceedings

SPSD 2021 requires authors to submit the title, list of authors, a brief abstract (about 600 words), and a list of 3-6 keywords before the abstracts submission deadline. The abstracts should include an introduction, a description of methodology and preliminary results. 

Please download the template file for preparing your abstract and full paper.
Paper submissions will be reviewed by experts in their respective research fields selected by the conference committee.
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 Important dates for abstracts

 Deadline for session proposal: 28th February, 2021

 Notification for the acceptance of session proposal: 15th March, 2021

 Deadline for abstract: 15th May, 2021 -> Extend to 15th June -> to 15th August. 

 Notification for the acceptance of abstract: 15th June, 2021  -> Extend to 15th July -> to 20th August.


Important dates for full paper submission

 please submit your full paper before August 30, 2021

Chose Venue if you join on-site presentation

- Nanjing Main Venue

- Tokyo Venue

- Seoul Venue

- Manchester Venue

- Taipei Venue

- Palu Venue

Chose time zone for if you join online presentation

- East Asian time zone (Nanjing, Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei and Indonesia)

- Europe time zone (Manchester)

3) Cooperation for after conference publication

If you like to cooperate with us for after conference publication, please submit abstract firstly and chose the option of After conference publication. Please submit your full paper to EasyChair SPSD2011 after you receiving acceptance letter of abstract. We will include the full paper in the proceedings of SPSD2021, for which copyright belong to authors.

    IRSPSD editors will have a review process and send an invitation letter for full paper submission as after conference publication. please submit full paper to ScholarOne submission system. When you submit your full paper, please follow the guide below. A review process will be conducted and review reports will be sent to you for further revision. After review process,  revised papers will be published with IRSPSD International (SCOPUS,ESCI with JNCI 0.93) or a Springer book.

  • If selected for IRSPSD, please cooperate with us for a review process.

    When you submit your full paper to IRSPSD International, please select the option "After conference publication". Please note that you should add "SPSD2021" to your paper title when you fill in your paper information using the ScholarOne system.

    A review process will be conducted for further revision. Please check Guidelines for submission and review process for after conference publication

     ScholarOne Submission System for full paper submission  

  • If your full papers are selected for publication as a Springer book.  

    Editors will contact you via email. We will publish a book in SPSD Series of Springer.

    Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development