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Frist: 15.07.2022

CfA - SMUS Conference

About the Conference

The “Global Center of Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability” (GCSMUS or SMUS) together with the Research Committee on “Logic and Methodology in Sociology” (RC33) of the “International Sociology Association” (ISA) and the Research Network “Quantitative Methods” (RN21) of the European Sociology Association” (ESA) will organize a 3rd International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability (“SMUS Conference”), which will simultaneously be the “3rd RC33 Regional Conference Asia: India”,and take place on site at the Indian Institute for Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee, India) from Monday, February 20th, to Sunday, February 26th, 2023. The six-day conference aims at continuing a global dialogue on methods and should attract methodologists from all over the world and all social and spatial sciences (e. g. anthropology, area studies, architecture, communication studies, computational sciences, digital humanities, educational sciences, geography, historical sciences, humanities, landscape planning, philosophy, psychology, sociology, urban design, urban planning, traffic planning and environmental planning). The conference programme will include keynotes, sessions and advanced methodological training courses. With this intention, we invite scholars of all social and spatial sciences and other scholars who are interested in methodological discussions to suggest an abstract to any sessions of the conference. All papers have to address a methodological problem.


Submission of Abstracts

All sessions must adhere to the rules of session organization as in the RC33 statutes and GCSMUS Objectives. If you are interested in presenting a paper, please submit an English-language abstract containing the following information to SMUS India 2023 via the official conference website ( between 15.06.2022 and 15.07.2022.

  • Session the paper is submitted to
  • Paper Title
  • Speakers (= name(s), email address(es), institutional affiliation(s))
  • 500-2,000 Word Abstract (= short description of the proposed talk. The abstract should explain which methodological problem is addressed, why this is relevant, how the paper refers to the session and what the general line of argument will be.)

The conference organizers will inform you by 15.09.2022, if your proposed paper has been accepted for presentation at the conference. For further information, please see the conference website or contact the session organizers.

Please also kindly forward this call to anybody to whom it might be of interest.

Best wishes,

Program Chair

Gaurav Raheja                                                Nina Baur

Convener, SMUS 2023 &                                  SMUS Director & RC33 Past President

SMUS India Lead Partner                                 Technische Universität Berlin               

IIT Roorkee                                                      IIT Roorkee

India                                                                Germany


Shubhajit Sadhukhan                                     Manish Kumar Asthana

Co-Convener, SMUS 2023                               Co-Convener, SMUS 2023

Department of Architecture & Planning              Department of Humanities & Social Sciences

IIT Roorkee                                                      IIT Roorkee

India                                                                India