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City2020+: Engineering Life Quality for the Future

Conference at RWTH Aachen University


Call for Contributions


International Conference on

'Demographic and Climate Challenges in the City'

Aachen, Germany, 18-20 April 2012


'Demographic and Climate Challenges in the City' provides an interdisciplinary forum open to anyone with an interest in urban research. We invite scholars, researchers, planners and students to share results of ongoing or currently concluding projects as either oral presentations or posters. We accept contributions from the fields of sociology, medicine, geography, history, environmental science, engineering, meteorology, architecture, and related disciplines. The scope of this event is to initiate an interdisciplinary exchange on current issues and open questions in this field of research.


The interdisciplinary team of City2020+, organising the conference at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, researches on urban spaces, especially the present and future challenges that arise from demographic and climatic change. Particular objectives of our research are the identification of interrelations between urban microclimates and their impact on human health and the urban structure, the rating of risks for the individuals who have to work and live under these conditions, as well as the presentation of new adaptation strategies to meet future needs and opportunities.


Paper submission:

Abstracts are being solicited for talks and poster presentations. Contributions describing original research are preferred, but consideration will be given to high-quality survey papers (e.g. that summarize a collection of work from your research group). Work-in-progress contributions are also encouraged.

Oral presentations allow 15 minutes to present and 10 minutes of discussion. Poster presentations allow informal browsing especially during the scheduled poster sessions with opportunities for individual discussion with authors.

Contributions can be electronically submitted at Number of characters of the abstract including spaces is limited to 5000.

Abstracts are due by January 31st 2012. Note that acceptance of your abstract and invitation to present at the meeting does neither include a free registration nor any other financial compensation. The presenting authors need to register before 31st March 2012.


Important Dates:


Abstract submission:

31st January 2012  –  extended until 10th February


Notification of acceptance:

13th February 2012






Preregistration deadline:

1st March 2012

Regular: 80€

Students: 50 €

Late registration:




Latest registration for presenting authors:

31st March 2012

Regular: 90€

Students: 60 €

Conference account:

account holder: RWTH Aachen
account number: 2 53 79
bank code: 390 500 00, Sparkasse Aachen
IBAN: DE 29 3905 0000 0000 0253 79
reason for payment: 551520.6078 

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Latest version of Conference programme (12.04.2012) 



Christoph Schneider, Human Technology Centre (HumTec), RWTH Aachen University