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15TH INTERNATIONAL ASIAN URBANIZATION CONFERENCE:
“URBAN FUTURES: CRITICAL TRANSFORMATIONS IN ASIAN CITIES”

27-30 NOVEMBER 2019

VIETNAMESE-GERMAN UNIVERSITY, HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM

CALL FOR PAPER:

Scholars are cordially invited to 15th International Asian Urbanization Conference (AUC) to be organized and hosted on November 27-30, 2019 by the Vietnamese-German University (VGU) in Ho Chi Minh City, VietnamVGU is emerging as a leading research university in South East Asia and a vibrant participant in the global scientific university.  Since its establishment in 2008 in collaboration with a key group of German higher education institutions, VGU offers an outstanding education to students to complement its status as a research university. The conference setting in Ho Chi Minh City offers an exciting and dynamic megapolitan context that serves as a laboratory to study urbanization, development, and innovative planning.  It serves as Vietnam’s leading economic driver.

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:

Address: VGU Binh Duong New City campus, Le Lai Street, Hoa Phu Ward, Thu Dau Mot City, Binh Duong Province
Tel/Fax. : (0274) 222 0990/(0274) 222 0980              

AUC 2019 Email: auc2019@vgu.edu.vn

THEMES / SUB-THEMES:

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

  1. Climate Change and Urban Resilience
  2. Inclusive, Implementable Urban Governance
  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. Sustainable Urban Finance
  9. Urban Renewal and Redevelopment

FEATURED CONFERENCE SPEAKERS:

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

Prof. Dr. Frauke Kraas, University of Cologne

Dr. Debnath Mookherjee, Professor Emeritus, Western Washington University

 

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

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

TENTATIVE 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

REGISTRATION GUIDE

Deadline for Paper Abstracts:                                   May 31

Notification of Acceptance of Paper Abstracts:        June 30 (on or before)

Deadline for Early Bird Registration:                        August 1

Full Paper Submission:                                            September 1

Acceptance of Full paper                                         September 15

An abstract in MS Word (*.doc) should be submitted via e-mail to the Conference Secretariat (auc2019@vgu.edu.vn).  Abstract should be no more than 250 words in length.  Abstract should be named as Abs_THEME NUMBER_FIST AUTHOR NAME (e.g. Abs_1_George or Abs_2_Mike).

For abstract format, please use the following format: (LINK TO TEMPLATE)

Ideally, an abstract provides information on the description of topic, theoretical focus, objectives, study area, data and research methods, expected findings and significance. Early submission of the paper abstract is highly encouraged for smooth functioning of the conference.  Papers broadly related to the conference themes are encouraged.  Other papers which contribute to an understanding of Asian cities and Asian urbanization are welcomed. 

Abstracts / papers will be selected through SCOPUS peer review process and will be considered for JOURNAL publication after the conference is successfully over.

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

Developed / High Income Country scholars / practitioners            $200

Developing Country scholars / practitioners                                   $150

Vietnamese Scholars / practitioners                                               $45 equivalent

Students (all countries)                                                                   $65 equivalent

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

Standard conference registration fees using online payment (before Oct 30) are as follows:

Developed / High Income Country scholars / practitioners            $300

Developing Country scholars / practitioners                                  $200

Vietnamese Scholars / practitioners                                              $65 equivalent

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   

PAYMENT METHODS

Option #1 via PayPal link on conference website.

Option #2 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

Option #1 via PayPal link on conference website.

Option #2 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

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, Yogyakarta.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Amorn Kritsanaphan, KMITL, Bangkok, Thailand

Dr. Diganta Das, National Institute of Education, Singapore.

Dr. Le Thi Thu Huong, Vietnamese-German University
 

Dr. Pham Thai Son, Vietnamese-German University

 

 

 

Dr. Ha Thuc Vien

Vice President

Vietnamese German University, Chairman of Local Organizer.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Van Song

Vice President

Vietnamese German University

 


 

1. Nguyen Ngoc Hieu, Vietnamese-German University, Principal Organiser.

2. La Vinh Trung, Ph.D., Vietnamese-German University

3. Pham Thai Son, Ph.D., Vietnamese-German University

4. Vu Anh Tuan, Ph.D., Vietnamese-German University

5. Le Thi Thu Huong, Ph.D., Vietnamese-German University

La Vinh Trung, Ph.D., Vietnamese-German University

Tran Thuan Anh, Vietnamese-German University

Nguyen Thi Hoai, Vietnamese-German University

Tran Hoang Nam, Vietnamese-German University

Kieu Thi Le, Vietnamese-German University

 

TRAVEL & ACCOMODATION

There is a wealth of hotel options near the conference venue (See this accompanied list).  For example:

Budget hotels $15/night:

Hoang Yen hotel.

Normal hotels $$35-$45/night:

Binh Duong Thu Dau Mot

Luxury hotel: $$80-$100/night:

Binh Duong Becamex new city.

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.