Call for Papers

Key dates

20 September 2020

19 October 2020


16 November 2020

30 December 2020

20 January 2021

17-19 February 2021

Deadline for abstract submission

Notification of acceptance of abstract


Deadline for early bird registration

Deadline for registration

Extended 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.


After the submission, the papers will be sent to the track chairs for peer-review and the comments will be delivered at the conference discussion. The publication of the full papers in the conference proceedings will only take place after the event, so authors will have the opportunity to submit a reviewed version.


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. 

Presentations should be 12-15 minutes in length, to ensure time for questions or discussion at the end of the session. 

Publication Opportunities 

The Book of Abstracts will be made available at the conference as an electronic PDF format.

The full papers will be published in online peer-reviewed conference proceedings with ISBN, available through Iscte academic repository, after the conference.

Additionally, the following journals and publishers have shown an interest in publishing papers from the conference:  

CIDADES, Comunidades e Territórios

One paper for each session will be selected for publishing in a special issue of this journal  (SCOPUS indexed), after a peer-review process.

Palgrave Macmillan Mega Event Planning Pivot series

Abstract submission can fast-track your work into this 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).

Sustainability journal special issue "Urban Legacies of the Late 20th Century"
This Special Issue will comprise papers covering a wide range of aspects related to the legacies of the late 20th century urban policies and transformations. This special issue is connected to the GrandProjects 2021 conference, from which articles will be selected but also welcomes contributions outside this event.

Papers selected for this Special Issue are subject to a rigorous peer-review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications. 



Conference Proceedings

Will be published by the end of 2021.

The publication includes abstracts and full papers presented at the conference,  and a brief description of keynote lectures and special sessions. 


Paper Submission

Paper Guidelines and Format

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

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

Paper Submission 

The full paper should be submitted by e-mail to

In the e-mail subject please state the ID code followed by the paper title, according to the example: IDXXXX_TITLEPAPER.  The docx. document correspondent to the paper should be sent in an attachment. 

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