The result of abstract selection is now available and reflected online for all submissions. The official notifications of acceptance or rejection have been sent to all primary authors on 1 July 2020. If you submitted an abstract and did not receive a notification, please contact us at 

If you would still like to submit COVID-19 related abstracts or Proposals for special sessions on Planning Practice and Planning Research, please click here.

Instructions for submitting full contributions

The instructions below are only for authors of accepted abstracts. 

Please find below the instructions for the submission process. The requirements depend on your selected type of submission. If you do not remember your submission type, you will find it in your acceptance letter. For further information, please refer to the Submission Guidelines. The deadlines are:

31 August 2020 (10 PM UTC): Full Paper/Case Study Report or Case Study Presentation submission

31 August 2020 (10 PM UTC)*: Final date for authors to register and pay in order to be included in the Congress Programme and Proceedings

*Registration will open as soon as the fee categories have been finalised.

Submission type "Research Paper"

You have to submit a Full Paper until 31 August 2020 to be able to include it in the digital Congress Proceedings. The accepted "Research Paper" submissions will be published and included in the indexed and searchable paper platform. It is mandatory to use our template and follow the guidelines.

Submission type "Case Study Report"

If you submitted an abstract for a Case Study Report, you do not have to write a paper report, but we highly recommend you submit one so it can be included in the proceedings. If you decide to submit a paper report, you need to use the designated template and upload it until 31 August 2020. Otherwise, you will still have to submit a draft presentation of your case study by 31 August 2020. This will help the Congress Team to prepare coherent sessions. You may eventually revise your presentation later. Please read the guidelines and follow the outline in the recommended presentation template.

Submission type "Session Proposal"

The submissions for session proposals will be handled differently. The Congress Team will get in touch with the session organisers directly and coordinate with them regarding the length, format, and schedules. Eventually, session proposers will have to submit a Note or Terms of Reference for their session via the online platform. It is mandatory to use our template.

How to submit

1. To upload your full submission, please first log in to your account and select "My Abstracts" on your Dashboard.

2. Afterwards, select the "Submission Title" whereby the "Submission Status" is "Accepted". 

4. You will then be redirected to the page where you can upload your full submission. If you indicated "Research Paper" as submission type, you will be asked to upload a "Full paper"; if it is a "Case Study Report", you need to upload either a "Case Study Report" or a "Draft Presentation"; for "Session Proposal" submission type, you need to upload a "Note/Terms of Reference"

5. Once you have uploaded your submission, proceed towards the end of the page and click "Update".  

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