The conference will take place in central London at Queen Mary, University of London, on 8th-9th July 2019 with optional events afterwards from the 10th to the 12th.

The conference will include plenary academic sessions, as well as industry and policy practitioner panels.

  • Academic full paper submissions need to follow the journal style of Research Policy (5,000-10,000 words, all-inclusive).

  • Industry and policy practitioner paper submissions need to be 1500-3000 words, all-inclusive.


Note: We encourage the submission of papers related to the conference theme but this is not a requirement. Submission of a full paper is not a requirement to participate in the conference presentation, but you need to prepare an extended abstract or poster of 1,500-3,000 words and power point slides. However, if you would like to be considered for our proposed special issue, you will need to submit a full paper.


The conference organisers will propose a special issue in due course, in a journal such as Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Economic Modelling and Innovation and Development Policy. Shortlisted academic full papers will be invited to submit to this special issue. These papers will have the review process expedited in collaboration with the conference organisers, but the process will follow the journal review guidelines.


Important dates

20th Jan 2019:  Submission website opens for abstract submission (300-500 words)

10th March 2019:  Abstract submission deadline

31st March 2019:  Full Paper/Poster submission deadline

2rd April 2019:  Conference acceptance notification

20th June 2019: Conference power point presentation slides submission deadline

8th-9th July 2019:   Conference date: paper presentation

10th-12th July 2019:  Optional events and post-conference visits

Tel: 123-456-7890

Fax: 123-456-7890

Queen Mary, University of London

Mile End Road


E1 4NS


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