Engines of Urban and Regional Development

6th Central European Conference in Regional Science

September 20 – 22, 2017 Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Faculty of Economics, Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica

Keynote speakers

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline April 30th 2017 March 31st 2017
Call for special session deadline March 31st 2017
Notification of acceptance of abstracts May 15th 2017
Registration from May 1st 2017
Paper submission deadline June 30th 2017

The main conference sessions

  • Centralization Issues in the Central European Urban Regions: Social and Economic Consequences of the Contemporary Global Urbanization Model
  • Universities and Economic Development of Regions
  • Potential of Unpaid Work in Social and Economic Development of the Regions
  • Creative and Smart Development
  • Environmental Issues in Spatial Development
  • Innovation Enhancing Development
  • New Trends and Drivers of Human Resources Development
  • Entrepreneurs Enhancing Spatial Development
  • Tourism as an Engine of Spatial Development
  • Co-creation of Public Services

Key topics of the conference

  • Engines of Development
  • Creative and Smart Urban and Rural Development
  • Resilience and Vulnerability of Cities and Regions
  • Centralization and Peripheralization of Regions

Publication opportunities

Conference Proceedings to be submitted to the Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI Web of Science).

A special issue of a high quality open-access journal REGION. It is a peer-reviewed journal in regional science in its broadest sense published, by ERSA (European Regional Science Association) in cooperation with WU (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien).

Local Organizer

Faculty of Economics
Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
(Department of Public Economics and Regional Development & Research and Inovation Centre)


  • Faculty of Economics, Technical University of Košice, Slovakia

  • Faculty of National Economy, University of Economics, Bratislava, Slovakia
    (Department of Public Administration and Regional Development)

  • Slovak Section of the European Regional Science Association

  • Hungarian Regional Science Association