International Conference 2021 on Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development, August 6-8, 2021 Nanjing University, China

SPSD Community will organize SPSD2021 as online-onsite hybrid conference for promoting the international communication of our research activities on spatial planning and sustainable development.  

Call for abstracts

We are pleased to invite you to submit extended abstracts for oral or poster presentations. Possibly, at a later stage some proposals for special issues of IRSPSD International or books will be associated to the SPSD 2021 conference.

      The selection of presentations in the conference will be made based on extended abstracts. The local committee of SPSD2021 conference will make decisions on the oral presentations and conference posters after review process. 

       Extended abstracts should be between 400 and 600 words in length. The abstracts should include an introduction, a description of methodology and preliminary results.


Call for sessions

We would like to invite you to submit proposals to organize sessions in the SPSD 2021 conference. The proposal should be between 100 and 200 words in English, including the main theme and a brief introduction of the session as well as the contact info of session organizers. Please submit the proposal to by 28th February, 2021. 

Notifications for the acceptance of session proposal will be sent to session organizers by 15th March, 2021.

SPSD 2021 Conference Chairman

Feng Zhen  Nanjing University, China

Zhengjiang Shen Kanazawa University, Japan


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


Committee(to be confirmed)



Important dates for abtracts

 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. 

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


Guidelines for submission

SPSD 2021 paper submission and review process is conducted in the following manner:


1) Full paper submission

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.

       Paper submissions will be reviewed by experts in their respective research fields selected by the conference committee.


2) Afterconference publication

If you like to cooperate with us for after conference publication, please select the option when you submit your full paper. A review process will be conducted and review reports will send out for further revision. Selected papers will be published with IRSPSD International (SCOPUS,ESCI) and 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 "Post 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 and reviewed reports will be sent out for further revision. Guidelines for post conference publication


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

    Editors will contact you via email.


3) Abstract only

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.