17th PRSCO Summer Institute



Dear Participants,

Thank you for your interest in the 17th PRSCO Summer Institute Conference!

Considering the risk and uncertainty of COVID-19, we have decided to postpone the conference for one year. The conference will take place in 2021. The exact dates will be updated shortly.

Please stay safe and healthy during this unprecedented period and we look forward to seeing you in Ho Chi Minh City next year.


The Local Committee

Call for papers

The Pacific Regional Science Conference Organization (PRSCO), the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) and RMIT University are pleased to invite you to submit your papers to the 17th PRSCO Summer Institute. The conference will be held in 2021 at RMIT University in Vietnam (the exact dates will be updated shortly). The theme of the conference is “Emerging Technologies in Regional Development”.

The topics of the conference include, but not limited to:

  • Blockchain Solutions in Regional Development
  • Logistics, supply chain and regional development
  • Big Data in regional science
  • Emerging challenges for regional development
  • Vision and management of sustainable cities
  • Energy, development, and sustainability
  • Rural and local development
  • Accessibility, infrastructure and regional economic growth
  • Social capital and regional development
  • Agglomeration, clusters, congestion and policy
  • Globalization and regional competitiveness
  • Migration, cultural networks and regional development
  • Social segregation, poverty and social policy
  • Climate change and sustainable regional development
  • Innovation, knowledge economy and regional development
  • Geographical information science and spatial analysis
  • Spatial econometrics
  • New frontiers in regional science: theory and methodology
  • Infrastructure, transportation and communication
  • Land use, real estate and housing markets
  • Tourism, cultural industries and regional development
  • Logistics, supply chain and regional development
  • Urban governance and cities regeneration
  • City systems and systems of cities
  • Advances in I-O and CGE modelling
  • Food security
  • Global cities
  • Southeast Asian regional economic integration


Conference Date: TBU

Duration: Two and a half days event, with parallel sessions

Conference Venue: RMIT University Vietnam, 702 Nguyen Van Linh Blvd, Tan Phong Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.


Special Issue

Best papers at the conference will be invited to submit to a special issue in Regional Science Policy & Practice (indexed in SCOPUS and Web of Science). All invited papers will go through the journal’s normal peer review process.


Key Dates:

Notification of Paper Acceptance: TBU

Deadline for Full Paper Submission: TBU

Registration Deadline: TBU

Conference: TBU


Submission Instructions:

Presenters are invited to submit an electronic copy (either Microsoft Word or PDF) of their papers (in English) with the file names labelled as the presentation title. Papers must be submitted by email to prsco2020@rmit.edu.vn

All submissions will go through a double-blind peer review process and all presenters are expected to discuss a paper and/or chair a session.