Abstract Submission

Authors are invited to submit a structured abstract of maximum 300 words. Abstracts can be submitted to Abstracts must be submitted by 17th November 2019.
Authors are required to include in their abstracts submission: Authors full name(s), Affiliation(s), and the targeted track(s).

Authors will be notified about the structured abstract acceptance/rejection by 16th December 2019.

Please note:

  • Abstracts co-authored by a PhD student and his/her supervisor are not eligible.
  • The accepted authors are requested to confirm their participation within 10 days. After that date, their seat(s) will be offered to a person in the waiting list.


Full Paper Submission

Authors of accepted abstracts are invited to submit a paper of maximum 6000 words (including references, tables and figures). Papers should be submitted by 2nd February 2020 to There is no specific template for submitting full papers, authors are free to choose their own formatting.


Projectors and computers will be provided in all presentation rooms. The computers will be able to display the common file formats (.pdf, .ppt/.pptx).

Each presentation should be about 12-15 minutes, with an additional 7-10 minutes of feedback and questions.

Registration Fee

The conference is free of charge to participants who are Members of the AESOP YA Network (registration for the network is free on the website).

Before submitting your paper, please register as a Young Academics Member at (this can take a few days).

For attendees who are not participating in the conference, the registration fee is 60 €.

Registration form are to be published. Note that for papers with multiple authors, all authors participating in the conference need to submit a separate registration form.

Best Paper Prize

As in the previous years, the track chairs and co-chairs will jointly decide to award a best paper prize among all entries to the conference that are marked by the authors to be considered. The awarded paper, along with other runner ups papers, has the chance to be published in Urban Design and Planning (UDP) Journal. Terms and criteria to apply for the Best Paper Prize are to be announced.

The Best Paper Prize is mostly selected from the top 10 papers. These papers will be invited to be published in the open access journal of the AESOP YA PlaNext-Next Generation Planning.

Download Flyer about Best Paper Prize in YA Conference 2020


Important Deadlines

17 November 2019: submission of abstracts;

16 December 2019: notification of acceptance;

2 February 2020: deadline for full paper;


Scientific Organizing Commitee

  • Batoul Ibrahim
  • Pinar Bilgic
  • Agnes Matoga
  • Dexter Du
  • Rozana Darwich
  • Daan Bossuyt

Local Organizing Committee

  • Dr. Vojtech Novotny
  • Honza Manas

Scientific Council

  • Prof. Petra Simova
  • Prof. Karel Maier
  • Prof. Peter Kumble