ECTQG 2019 – call for Special Sessions

We are particularly excited to invite you to the 21st ECTQG – European Colloquium on Theoretical and Quantitative Geography that will take place in Mondorf-Les-Bains 5-9 of September 2019.

The call for Special Sessions is open until the 31st of January 2019. The call for papers will follow next from the 15th of February to the 15th of April.

Special Sessions will have between 4 and 6 registered participants. A Special Session must address a hot theoretical, methodological or thematic issues within the ECTQG scope.  If you would like to propose a Special Session, please send an email to before the 31st of January, including the name(s) of the organiser(s), a short title for the session, a half-page description of its scope, intentions and plans to publish a special issue in a journal.

Each accepted Special Session will be listed and described on the colloquium website. At the time of abstract submissions, researchers will be able to attach their abstract to an accepted Special Session or will be allocated to general themes of the ECTQG. The organiser(s) of the Special Session will be in charge of abstracts selection after registration and a pre-screening from the Local Scientific Committee. For further details please consult the Colloquium website at

This edition of the ECTQG is jointly organised by the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Luxembourg and the Urban Development and Mobility Department of the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER), grouped under the Quadtrees virtual lab.

The ECTQG is intended to cover a large set of topics where quantitative and theoretical geographers are involved these days in Europe and beyond. Following a long tradition, the topics will emerge directly from the network – that is from you! – by means of special hot topics sessions, as well as with standard sessions showing continuous progress in ideas and methods, including for example epistemology and theory, geographic information science, geoviz, spatial statistics, spatial interactions, networks, big geo-data, agent-based models, computer simulations, artificial life and intelligence, time geography, geo-history/archaeology, urban patterns and growth, fractals, scaling laws, economic geography, environmental and social sustainability, climate change, health geography, transport and land use…

Mondorf-les-Bains is a charming spa town, situated in the South-Eastern area of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, next to the commune of Schengen. No better place for a European event!

Looking forward to seeing you

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