Call for Papers

Key dates

20 September 2020

19 October 2020


16 November 2020

30 December 2020

8  January 2021

17-19 February 2021

Deadline for abstract submission

Notification of acceptance of abstract


Deadline for early bird registration

Deadline for registration

Deadline for full paper submission



The conference includes the participation of approved authors through in-person attendance or through virtual participation.


Abstracts have a limit of 2000 characters, in English. All abstracts will be reviewed by track co-chairs. After the notification of acceptance, participants are requested to submit full papers, in English, with a limit of 4000 words.

The congress will have online peer-reviewed proceedings with ISBN, available through an academic repository.

At least one author for each accepted abstract will be required to register before the 30th of December 2020, to ensure inclusion in the program and the full paper publication in the conference proceedings.

Each paper submission should be linked to at least one registration at the conference. 

In the case of several full paper submissions, please note that for each paper it is expected a registration payment of (at least) one of the authors. 

One paper for each session will be selected for publishing in a Special issue of CIDADES, Comunidades e Territórios (a SCOPUS indexed journal), after a peer-review process.

Abstract submission can fast-track your work into the Palgrave Macmillan Mega Event Planning Pivot series.
The series provides a global and cross-disciplinary view into the planning for the world’s largest sporting, religious, cultural, and other transformative mega-events. Examples include the Olympic Games, Soccer World Cups, Rugby championships, the Commonwealth Games, the Hajj, the World Youth Day, World Expositions, and parades. This series critically discusses, analyzes, and challenges the planning for these events in light of their legacies including the built environment, political structures, socio-economic systems, societal values, personal attitudes, and cultures.
If your submission may fit with this pivot series, please indicate so in your abstract. After approval, you will be invited to submit a project proposal (25,000-50,000 words).


Paper Submission

  •  Paper Guidelines and Format

To ensure paper validation the submissions should comply with the guidelines of the template document, available here.

The submission should be in a .docx file.  The filename should mention the ID code followed by the title of the paper, as IDXXXX_TITLEPAPER.docx

The paper should have a maximum of 4000 words and can only be presented in English.

  • Paper Submission 

Paper submissions will be enrolled by e-mail to

In the e-mail subject please indicate the ID code followed by the paper title, according to the example: IDXXXX_TITLEPAPER. If you wish, the body of the e-mail can be sent empty.  The docx. document correspondent to the paper should be in an annex. 

The organizing committee will answer to your submission with a confirmation e-mail. 


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