Binh Duong New City Center

Binh Duong New City Center

Ho Chi Minh City Skyline

Ho Chi Minh City Skyline

Vo Van Kiet Street at Night

Vo Van Kiet Street at Night

Nhieu Loc - Thi Nghe Canal at Night

Nhieu Loc - Thi Nghe Canal at Night

Ho Chi Minh City Center

Ho Chi Minh City Center

Vietnamese-German University New Campus

Vietnamese-German University New Campus

Vietnamese-German University New Campus

Vietnamese-German University New Campus

Vietnamese-German University Campus

Vietnamese-German University Campus

Binh Duong Convention and Exhibition Center

Binh Duong Convention and Exhibition Center

AUC HISTORY:

This conference is the latest iteration the long running Asian Urbanization Conference series that dates to 1985 with the most recent successful conferences in Bangkok, Thailand (King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology-Ladkrabang; 2018) and Yogyakarta, Indonesia (Gadjah Mada University; 2015), and Varanasi, India (Banares Hindu University; 2013).  Local organizers have collaborated to host each of these conferences in collaboration with the Asian Urban Research Association (AURA).

VENUE & CONTACTS:

Event address: Binh Duong International Convention Centre, 1 Hung Vuong Road, Binh Duong New City, Binh Duong Province.

Organiser’s address: Le Duan Street, Hoa Phu Ward, Thu Dau Mot City, Binh Duong Province
Tel/Fax. : (0274) 222 0990/(0274) 222 0980           

AUC 2019 Local Organiser Email: auc2019@vgu.edu.vn

THEMES / SUB-THEMES:

City, Metropolitan, Megapolitan, and Regional Transformations in relation to -

  1. Climate Change and Urban Resilience
  2. Implementable Urban Governance & Sustainable Urban Finance
  3. Smart and Green Mobility
  4. Transformations in Land Management
  5. Livable and Smart Cities
  6. Integrated Planning and Development
  7. Urban Slums and Affordable Housing
  8. Urban Renewal and Redevelopment

FEATURED CONFERENCE SPEAKERS:

Dr. Michael Douglas, Professor Emeritus, University of Hawaii-Manoa / National University of Singapore

Dr. Debnath Mookherjee, Professor Emeritus, Western Washington University

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Joachim Linke, Professor Technical University of Darmstadt

Dr. Nguyen Quang, Director of Vietnam UN-Habitat Program

CONFERENCE PROGRAM:

27 Nov: Sustainable Urban Development (SUD) Young Scholar’s Conference

28 Nov: Opening and Working sessions

29 Nov: Working sessions and Closing

30 Nov: Technical Tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

27 Nov: Sustainable Urban Development (SUD) Young Scholar’s Conference

28 Nov: Opening and working sessions

29 Nov: Working sessions and Closing

30 Nov: Technical Tour

Please visit our link at https://bit.ly/2WULpsJ for all information.

REGISTRATION GUIDE

Deadline for Paper Abstracts:                                    June 30

Notification of Acceptance of Paper Abstracts:         July 15 (on or before)

Full Paper Submission:                                          October 1

Acceptance of Full paper:                                         October 15

Deadline for Early Bird Registration:                         October 20

LINK FOR REGISTRATION: Register here (Please note that you can register to participate without submiting paper).

Full paper in provided format and *.pdf format should be submitted directly in the following link: http://aucpaper.vgu.edu.vn/registerform.aspx.

Full paper shall not exceed 5000 words. Full papers will be peer reviewed following SCOPUS indexed conference by Springer Nature.  Successful papers will be published in the proceedings and exceptional papers will be invited to publish in the edited Springer Nature’ Book (Book only) after the conference.

Name of full paper file to submit should use this format: Theme#_Abstract ID#_email of
corresponding author
(for example 2_106_john.smith@ship.edu). Abstract ID was sent to you in
the acceptance email.

For full paper format, please use the following format:

- (TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION)

- (TEMPLATE FOR MAC)

- (TEMPLATE FOR WINDOWS)

“Early Bird” Registration payment (Before October 20, 2019) Fees as follows:

Developed / High Income Country scholars / practitioners            $200

Developing Country scholars / practitioners                                   $150

Vietnamese Scholars / practitioners                                               VND 1,000,000

Students (all countries)                                                                   $65 equivalent

Accompanying Person(s) Registration Fee: The same amount as applicable in case of his/her own group.

Normal online payment (Before November 27, 2019):

Developed / High Income Country scholars / practitioners             $300

Developing Country scholars / practitioners                                    $200

Vietnamese Scholars / practitioners                                                VND 1,500,000

International Students (all countries)                                               $100 equivalent

Accompanying Person(s) Registration Fee: The same amount as applicable in case of his/her own group.

On-site payment registration fees

Apply flat rate of $350 for all participants.

Definitions of developed / developing as follows:

List of other Asian Countries Defined by AAG as ‘Developing’ : Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Rep., Iraq Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Dem Rep., Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russian Federation, Sri Lanka, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Rep. For a full list of eligible countries, please consult http://www.aag.org/cs/membership/developing_regions_membership_program/eligibility.

List of Countries Defined by World Bank as ‘High Income economies’ : Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Macau, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and United States and other countries of high income economies. For a full list of countries in this classification, please consult: http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-classifications.

Via bank transfer. Bank transfer instructions (option #2) for international and domestic participants is as follows:

Bank:                               Vietcombank

Account name:                TRUONG DAI HOC VIET DUC

Account No.                     037 1000 402081

Branch:                            Tan Dinh Branch, HCMC 

Swift Code:                       BFTV VNVX

Payment’s detail:             AUC fee for 'registered email address' (for example: AUC fee for john.buc@ucl.ac.uk). It is vital info for the payment identification.

 

Notes:

If paid by a bank transfer, please include the bank transfer fee.

If the conference fee is not fully delivered, the difference is paid at the registration desk in VND/ USD.

Cancellation policy: No refund can be given.

Please note that VAT cannot be claimed back.

After transferring registration fee, please send us a transfer confirmation via email: auc2019@vgu.edu.vn for double check.

LINK FOR REGISTRATION: Register here

CONFERENCE ORGANISERS

 

Prof. Dr. George Pomeroy, Professor, Shippensburg University

Prof. Dr. Debnath Mookherjee, Professor Emeritus, Western Washington University

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rini Rachmawati, Gadjah Madah University.

Dr. Diganta Das, National Institute of Education of Singapore

Dr. Le Thi Thu Huong, Vietnamese-German University
 

Dr. Pham Thai Son, Vietnamese-German University

Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Hieu, Vietnamese-German University

Dr. Vu Anh Tuan, Vietnamese-German University

Prof. Dr. Braj Raj Kumar Sinha, Banaras Hindu University

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Anh Duc, Ho Chi Minh City College of Construction

Dr. Le Thi Hong Na, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology

Dr. Ngo Le Minh, Ton Duc Thang University

Dr. Nguyen Luu Bao Doan, Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics

 

 

1. Dr. Ha Thuc Vien, Vietnamese-German University, Chairman of Local Organizing Committee.

2. Assoc. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Pham Van Song, Vietnamese-German University, Vice Chairman of Local Organizing Committee.

3. Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Hieu, Vietnamese-German University, Member of Local Organizing Committee.

4. Dr. La Vinh Trung, Vietnamese-German University, Member of Local Organizing Committee.

5. Dr. Pham Thai Son, Ph.D., Vietnamese-German University, Member of Local Organizing Committee.

6. Dr. Vu Anh Tuan, Vietnamese-German University, Member of Local Organizing Committee.

7. Dr. Le Thi Thu Huong, Vietnamese-German University, Member of Local Organizing Committee

8. Dr. Nguyen Viet Long, BECAMEX IDC Corp., Member of Local Organizing Committee

1. Dr. La Vinh Trung, Vietnamese-German University.

2. Ms. Tran Thuan Anh, Vietnamese-German University.

3. M.Sc. Nguyen Thi Hoai, Vietnamese-German University.

4. M.Sc. Tran Hoang Nam, Vietnamese-German University.

5. M.Sc. Kieu Thi Le, Vietnamese-German University.

           

TRAVEL & ACCOMODATION

There is a wealth of hotel options near the conference venue:

1 star hotels (~$15/night):

A+ HOTEL
15/85, Ngo Gia Tu Street, Chanh Nghia Ward, Thu Dau Mot City, Binh Duong Province
+84 906179179 (Mobile)
http://hotelaplus.com.vn/

TRAN LONG HOTEL
06-07, Unitown, Hoa Phu Ward, Thu Dau Mot City, Binh Duong Province
+84 274 2220970
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Hotel-Resort/Kh%C3%A1ch-S%E1%BA%A1n-Tr%E1%BA%A7n-Long-645115518917806/

2-3 stars hotels ($$35-$45/night):

BECAMEX HOTEL - THU DAU MOT
230, Binh Duong Boulevard, Phu Hoa Ward, Thu Dau Mot City, Binh Duong Province
+84 274 2221333
https://becamexhotels.com/

HOANG YEN 2 HOTEL - THU DAU MOT
12/66, Nguyen Chi Thanh Street, Tuong Binh Hiep Ward, Thu Dau Mot City, Binh Duong Province
+84 274 3864583
http://www.hoangyenhotel.com/index.php/en/

LONG BAO CHAU HOTEL
9, Street D10, Chanh Nghia Ward, Thu Dau Mot City, Binh Duong Province
+84 274 3866161
http://longbaochauhotel.com/en/

4-5 stars hotels ($$80-$100/night):

THE MIRA HOTEL
555B, Binh Duong Boulevard, Hiep Thanh Ward, Thu Dau Mot City, Binh Duong Province
+84 274 3678888
http://themirahotel.com.vn/

BECAMEX HOTEL - NEW CITY
B2, Hung Vuong Street, Hoa Phu Ward, Thu Dau Mot City, Binh Duong Province
+84 274 3801118
https://newcity.becamexhotels.com/

BCONS HOTEL BINH DUONG
50, Bạch Đang, Phu Cuong Ward, Thu Dau Mot City, Bình Dương Province
+84 274 3822811
https://www.bconshotel.com.vn/?lang=en

Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) is well served by many international and domestic airlines.  Leading international connections are with Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, and Seoul-Incheon. 

Direct travel from the airport the to the conference site by Taxi is over an hour cost $30. Grab taxi is available with even lower price.

Taxis are widespread and inexpensive.

A convenient bus route is available from the Venue to the Thu Dau Mot City.

Local organiser will provide a bus for participants (register ahead) staying in Hochiminh city to travel to the conference venue from the city centre (Ho Con Rua). The travel time is about more than an hour.

Foreign visitors to Vietnam are required to obtain a visa prior to arrival. However, German, French, UK, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Sweden, Finish, Japanese, Korean, and ASEAN countries (Thailand, Lao, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philipines, Myanmar, Brunei) can be waived off from Visa for at least 14 days. Visas may be procured via a Vietnamese Embassy, consulate, or a visa service.  A “DL” visa is issued to tourists.

There are exceptions to this so consult an online resource to be certain.  One information resource is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (https://visa.mofa.gov.vn/NewsDetail.aspx?id=28v ).    In limited cases, visas are available on arrival.