CFP: University of Melbourne’s Conference on Smart Villages & Rural Development [Guwahati, Dec 12-14]: Submit by May 31: Expired

With over 40% of the world’s population now living in rural areas, there is global interest in research associated with the creation of “Smart Villages” to address the ever growing urban-rural divide. Smart Village research being undertaken in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne is exploring rural community development, practices and relevant policies with a focus on community-centric planning of affordable housing, infrastructure, sustainable development and growth, community empowerment and other issues related to the creation of Smart Villages.
This will be a peer-reviewed conference with a scientific committee comprising global leaders and experts. Papers will be subject to a double-blind review before acceptance.
Call for Papers
Conference themes include, but are not limited to:

  • Rural Housing:
    Housing affordability, low-cost housing, materials selection, energy and water solutions, sanitation, disaster resilience and other relevant topics.
  • Rural Infrastructure:
    Construction and maintenance of roads and other forms of infrastructure, access to education and health care, provision of services, and other related topics.
  • Rural Economy:
    Building social capital, micro and community-led finance, income generation, farming support, crop selection and improvement, market access, pricing, various forms of tourism and other related topics.
  • Sustainability:
    Environmental, Social, and Economic sustainability.
  • Smart Governance:
    ICT and data-driven solutions, machine learning applications, alternative forms of governance and other relevant topics.


  • Abstract should be no more than 300 words and with a clear indication of the target “Theme” and a title.
  • Up to five keywords should be included at the bottom of the abstract.
  • Names and affiliations of the author(s) should not be included in the Abstract file.
  • For abstract submission, click here.

The registration fees are given below:

  • Early Bird Registration: Rs. 10,000
  • After Early Bird: Rs. 15,000
  • Student Registration: Rs. 7,500

For registration, click here.
Important Dates

  • Last Date for Abstract Submission: May 31
  • Last Date for Full Paper Submission: Jul 31
  • Camera Ready Paper Submission: Oct 1

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