* Congress Information on Jönköping

ERSA 2010 Congress - PRESENTATIONS


Presentations by Fabrizio Barca, Philip McCann and Peter Batey available here.


Invitation: Special sessions and/or Round Table sessions at the ERSA 2010 Congress

ERSA’s 50th Congress is taking place in Jönköping, Sweden, 19-23 August 2010. As a first step in the preparations of sessions we hereby invite ERSA members to propose and organize Special sessions and/or Round table session about specialized research topics you would like to highlight. Please send a short note, including the theme of the proposed session(s) and name of organizer, to the Secretary of the LOC for ERSA 2010, Ms. Iréne Bernard, e-mail: irene.bernhard@hv.se before April 1, 2009.

Professor Hans Westlund

Chairman of the LOC for ERSA 2010

Hans Westlund hanswes@infra.kth.se Guest Professor - Dept. of Planning and Built Environment Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Drottning Dristinas 30 SE-100 44 Stockholm Sweden


Special Session call: Regional Science and Complexity Sessions at ERSA 2010 Congress

Regional Science and Complexity Sessions at ERSA 2010 Congress

Following the complexity sessions in Liverpool in 2008 and in Lodz in 2009, the local organizing committee of 2010 ERSA Congress has given a green light to organize similar special sessions in the coming meeting in Jönköping, Sweden (19-23 August 2010).

The European Regional Science Association (ERSA) is a natural venue to explore spatial phenomena by means of ideas from statistical mechanics concerning micro-behavior and macro-states. While such analyses have been around for some forty years now, dynamic simulation in Regional Science is relatively new. This is despite the obvious analogies of economies as self-organizing, emergent systems. Recently, research in the spirit of the New Economic Geography has illustrated the emergence of the urban patterns from some very basic economic principles. Heretofore a major obstacle to a fruitful dialogue among these disciplines has been the intention of regional scientists to reproduce reality and the aim of statistical physicists to capture the essence of phenomena, making the explanation "simple as possible, but not simpler". It is our presumption that there is a possible meeting point that can be identified and that lies at some mid-point between the real and the essential. Again at the ERSA 2010 congress we intend to explore the possibility of finding this meeting point among regional scientists and physicists. We think that the joint exploration of this topic by statistical mechanics and regional science can be interesting and fruitful.

By means of this letter I would like to invite you to participate in these sessions by contributing a paper. Come to explore with other scholars the growing dialogue among physicists, economists, geographers, planners and regional scientists concerning spatial phenomena. We are issuing this invitation almost a year before the meeting hoping that we can receive commitments early and so that we may be able to organize a book that will include the papers to be presented at the meeting. The deadline for the abstracts is 31st December 2009.

Danny Czamanski

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning Complex City Research Lab Technion City, Haifa 32000, Israel 32000 Web Site: http://ccr.technion.ac.il Telephone: 04-8294033

Please send your abstract as soon as possible to Danny Czamanski at danny@czamanski.com.

13 Oct. 2009


Call for Abstracts is NOW OPEN

Abstract Submission is now open for the 50th Anniversary European Congress of the Regional Science Association International.

To submit an abstract online


ERSA 2010 Jönköping Congress - Call for Abstracts is NOW OPEN

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee and the Nordic Section of the Regional Science Association, it is a great pleasure to welcome you to Jönköping, Sweden for the 50th Anniversary Congress of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA 2010). I am especially happy to announce that the participation fees will be lower than last year!

The main theme of the Congress is Sustainable Regional Growth and Development in the Creative Knowledge Economy. This theme encompasses and reflects wider European concerns about regional growth and development in an era of globalisation and increased environmental awareness, expressed not least in the Lisbon Agenda. It naturally includes issues related to ICTs, infrastructure networks and social capital as well as regional, urban and rural policies in a time where sustainable growth is a major concern. Besides the main theme, the congress is open for all issues concerning regional problems. A broad range of topics are listed among the themes for paper sessions and more than thirty special sessions are organised as well.

Some of the world’s leading regional scientists, among them Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman, will be giving keynote speeches and talks at the congress.

The Jönköping Congress will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of ERSA. This is something that you will notice both in the scientific and the other arrangements of the Congress. We plan for an unforgettable scientific event!

On behalf of the Local Organising Committee and the Nordic Section of the European Regional Science Association, I wish you all welcome to ERSA 2010 in Jönköping. Start preparing abstracts and submit them before deadline January 20, 2010!

Hans Westlund
Chairman of the Local Organising Committee


ERSA 2010 Jönköping Congress


DRAFT CONGRESS PROGRAM 2010

IMPORTANT: registration by May 31st enables you to benefit from the EARLY FEE, even if your payment is made after that date. Please keep in mind that:

1. payment by bank transfer must be made within 30 days upon receipt of the invoice
2. to have your abstract and/or paper included in the program, registration and payment must be made before June 18th. If you think your payment by bank transfer may not reach us by that date, please send an email to info@ersa.org with proof of your payment in attachment (i.e. copy of bank statement)

More information on
2010 ERSA congress

JULY 2010


Abstract submissions...... great news!

We’ve received over 1100 abstract submissions for the 50th Anniversary European Congress of the Regional Science Association International to be held in Jonkoping, Sweden. ERSA wants to thank authors.

2 Feb. 2010


Abstracts call is closed

2010 ERSA congress abstracts call is closed. It is time for the review process.

Notification of acceptance of abstracts: beginning of March, 2010
More information on 2010 ERSA congress


ERSA 2010 Congress ONLINE BOOKINGS - Post-congress tours, accompanying person’s program and hotel reservations


The Jönköping Local Organising Committee has made available two online booking forms for:

1. Post-congress tours & Accompanying person’s program for you and your family.

Further details HERE

2. Hotel reservations where you will find a detailed list of hotels to choose from.
IMPORTANT: please book your hotel room well in advance (limited number), as there is no guarantee after July 1st, 2010.


Paper submissions for R and Y sessions: closed


Paper upload in the Congress Participant Area will be momentarily closed April 15th and 16th to allow the paper review set-up.

Starting April 17th, paper submissions for O sessions and Special sessions will be open again.
We thank you for your understanding.

15.04.2010


Professor Philip McCann has been appointed as a Special Adviser to Johannes Hahn, the European Commissioner for Regional Policy


Professor Philip McCann, University of Groningen has been appointed as a Special Adviser to Johannes Hahn, the European Commissioner for Regional Policy. Philip will work alongside the other newly-appointed Special Adviser, Fabrizio Barca, Director General of the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance and author of the 2009 Independent Report "An Agenda for a Reformed Cohesion Policy".

Both Professor McCann and Dr Barca will appear as key-note speakers at the ERSA congress in Jönköping in August. ERSA congratulates Professor McCann to his appointment as Special Adviser.

Further information

04.2010


Weather forecast in August in Jönköping!


The optimistic organizers predict good sunshine for the whole congress period! However, they may partly be wrong and wish to inform the participants, that even if one does not expect snow to fall, the temperature may vary. August is usually a warm month by Scandinavian standards meaning that it can be anything between +12 and +25 °C. In other words, a good wind/rain jacket, a sweater, as well as summer clothes may be good to bring in the luggage.


ERSA 2010 Congress - Practitioners Sessions

Click HERE to view the full list of Practitioners Sessions for the ERSA 2010 Congress in Jönköping.


Draft Congress Program 2010

The draft congress program is ready and can be viewed on the ERSA website and via the Congress Participant Area under Paper submission/View documents and ’Session code’(*).

The program will be finalized by July 10th, so some changes may still occur. If you should note any irresolvable inconsistencies in your schedule, please send an email to Professor Hans Westlund before July 4th (indicating paper number, session code, name of presenter, etc....).

We look forward to seeing you in Jönköping in August.

Best Regards,

ERSA Office
on behalf of the Jönköping Local Organising Committee

(*) How to read a SESSION CODE?

1) The first 3 letters stand for the date:

  • FRI = Friday, August 20th 2010
  • SAT = Saturday, August 21st 2010
  • SUN = Sunday, August 22nd 2010

2) The number stands for the time slot:

  • 1 = 09:00 - 10:30
  • 2 = 11:00 - 12:30
  • 3 = 13:30 - 15:00
  • 4 = 15:30 - 17:00
  • 5 = 17:00 - 18:30

3) The rest of the session code stands for the building and room code


EXAMPLE OF A SESSION CODE:

FRI_3_HLK HA211 = Friday, August 20th - time slot 3 - in building HLK room HA211


Information on early registration

IMPORTANT: registration by May 31st enables you to benefit from the EARLY FEE, even if your payment is made after that date. Please keep in mind that:

1. payment by bank transfer must be made within 30 days upon receipt of the invoice

2. to have your abstract and/or paper included in the program, registration and payment must be made before June 18th. If you think your payment by bank transfer may not reach us by that date, please send an email to info@ersa.org with proof of your payment in attachment (i.e. copy of bank statement)


Become an ERSA partner of the Jönköping Congress

Exhibition and Promotion Opportunities

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2010 Exhibition and Promotion Opportunities

A wide range of opportunities are available at the ERSA congress. " Exhibitor’s stand " Congress book advert " ERSA directory advert " EPAINOS Prize sponsorship " Customize your needs

Stands will be located in the Networking Area

For the 2010 Congress, a Networking Area has been specially put together and will welcome the ERSA & RSAI stands, the Congress Info Point, the Registration Desk and of course the Exhibition stands near the lunches & co!ee breaks.

The Networking Area will be equipped with wifi and will be the Meeting Point for delegates to network and have direct access to exhibitors and books on display.

Over 1200 abstracts were submitted to the congress. More than 900 delegates are expected to come.

The 50th Anniversary will be the occasion to organise special activities in the Networking Area like a tombola and ERSA section meetings. The Networking Area will be at the heart of the congress!

View our Brochure and do not hesitate to contact us.

MH May 2010


Early June: More than 750 delegates

More than 750 delegates have already registered to the congress by the 3rd of June

To have your abstract and/or paper included in the program, registration and payment must be made before June 18th.

MH June 2010


ERSA 2010 CONGRESS - Registration & payment OK



If you have registered & paid on time, your status will be updated in the Congress Participant Area (after a few days) under "Paper submission/View documents" and next to the "Status" field -depending in which session you submitted your documents (R, Y, Special Session or O Session)- you will see "Registration accepted". This means that you will be included in the program.

ERSA Office


Exhibition and Promotion Opportunities ERSA 2010

For the 2010 Congress, a Networking Area has been specially put together and will welcome the ERSA & RSAI stands, the Congress Info Point, the Registration Desk and of course the Exhibition stands near the lunches & coffee breaks.

The Networking Area will be equipped with wifi and will be the Meeting Point for delegates to network and have direct access to exhibitors and books on display.

Over 1200 abstracts were submitted to the congress. More than 900 delegates are expected to come.

The 50th Anniversary will be the occasion to organise special activities in the Networking Area like a tombola and ERSA section meetings.

The Networking Area will be at the heart of the congress!

Download ERSA 210 Exhibition and Promotion Opportunities brochure

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Exhibition and Promotion Opportunities
ERSA 2010 congress Exhibition and Promotion Opportunities

More than 900 delegates

At the end of June more than 900 delegates have already registered to the ERSA congress.

MH July 2010


Time for holiday

The Program is ready, you can view your personal data under the congress Participant Area.

It is now time for holiday.

Caroline Theodor and Marie Hervo are out of the office. In case of urgency, Caroline Dutry will help you on Monday morning and Thursday Morning ( info@ersa.org ).

ERSA Office


Reception at the ERSA Congress in Jönköping, Sweden

15 Years of Advances in Spatial Science

The book series Advances in Spatial Science published by Springer celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. Since its inception 66 high-quality books have been published in the series, the leading series in the field of regional science. To celebrate the success of this series you are invited to a reception at the ERSA Congress

The reception will be held on Saturday, August 21, at 18.30 in the “Orangerie”. There will be drinks, small snacks, and a few short talks.

We will provide reflections on the advances in spatial science made over the last 15 years, and how these advances have been reflected in the book series. We will speak about our future plans. And, above all, we will ask some recent and upcoming authors to introduce their new books.

During the congress we would also like to establish contact with new young, old and hungry authors. You are encouraged to participate in book breakfast meetings with each one of us. This can be done individually or through Barbara Fess at the Springer stand in the exhibit area.

Please join us in the celebration!

Best regards,

Manfred M. Fischer

Geoffrey Hewings

Peter Nijkamp

Folke Snickars

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Barbara Fess Editor

08/2010


ERSA 2010 CONGRESS - Online Attendee Session Planner

HOW DO I FIND AN ABSTRACT, AN AUTHOR, MY SESSION CODE, ETC..?

The Online Attendee Session Planner will allow you to do a search via the following criteria with regard to the ERSA 2010 CONGRESS:

  • Track - Topic ( = Theme or Special Session)
  • Date (ex: August 19th to 22nd)
  • Session (ex: Sun_4_HLK HC319)
  • Author (ex: simply enter the author’s/co-author’s last name)
  • Country


HOW WILL THE RESULTS OF MY SEARCH SHOW UP?

Results:

The following ... papers matched your search.

  • Click on the box to select the abstracts you wish to add to your personalised program.
  • Scroll down the page using the scroll bar on the right side of the screen to view all abstracts
  • Click on ’View Abstract’ to view the abstract and print.
  • Click on ’Add to My Program’.

Access the Online Attendee Session Planner


Final Congress Program 2010

THE FINAL PROGRAMME is online.

Chairs will find information on the session they chair by doing a search into the programme on their name. If a chairperson has not been explicitly mentioned in the programme, the presenter of the last paper will chair the session. All delagates are invited to check if they chair a session.

To view the final programme

HOW DO I FIND AN ABSTRACT, AN AUTHOR, MY SESSION CODE, ETC..?

Please use the Online Attendee Session Planner will allow you to do a search via criterias.

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Round table with winners of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research



We invite you to attend this Special Round Table where a number of Award winners will share their experiences from the frontiers of entrepreneurship research.

Time: Friday August 20th, 11.00-12.30

Location: JIBS B1024 (JP-aulan)

Session coordinator: Pontus Braunerhjelm


Frequently Asked Questions

Programme

Registration and Payment


List of Partners & Co-Financers

Below you will find the different partners & co-financers of the 50th Anniversary European Congress of the Regional Science Association International. Click on the logos for further information.

Jönköping Business School


Jönköping University


Vinnova


Jordbruks verket


Formas


KTH


Carl-Olof & Jenz Hamrin Foundation


Cesis


Regionförbundet


Trafikverket


Jönköping Kommun


University West


Tillväxt verket


Vetenskapsradet



Centre for Transport Studies


Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum


CERUM - Centre for Regional Science


Kosta Boda


Anthon Berg


Swedish Energy Agency


Uddevalla Symposium 2010


Riksbankens Jubileumsfond


Growth Analysis


Holmgrens


On this section

  • Venue
  • Travelling to Jönköping
  • Travelling from Jönköping
  • Accommodation

COMING SOON


Social Program Overview


August 19th, 2010

18.00 Opening Ceremony; Keynote Lectures William Strange and Annalee Saxenian Jonkoping University Building H, Hall He 102

20.00 Welcoming Reception, Jonkoping University Library Hall, Building C

August 20th, 2010

19.00 Informal crayfish buffet and barbecue grill. Weather permitting, it will take place on the lawn of Building F "Mariedal". If not, on the premises of Building H (conference venue)

August 22nd, 2010

18.30 Formal celebration of 50 years of ERSA: Plenary lecture Professor Peter Batey. RSAI - EIB-ERSA-& EPAINOS Awards Elmia Concert Hall "Hammarskjoeldssalen" , fanfare.

directly followed by:

Formal Gala Dinner with entertainment


Venue

Jönköping, Sweden



Map of Jönköping (including venues & hotel locations)

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Jönköping, Sweden

Video of Jönköping University


FAQ list - Programme


Registration, payment and inclusion in the programme - After the deadline
If you have registered and your payment has not been received yet on ERSA bank account, your presentation has normally not been included in the program. We invite you to pay your registration, as soon as we have it, if we still have time slot available, we will be in a position to include you in the program. Please note that due to the timing the update may only be done in the final electronic version of the programme and not for the printed version.

New version of paper or title uploaded - After the deadline.
Due to the period of the year, as the programme will be finalized beginning of July, it is unfortunately not possible to change your title, update a new version of your paper or do changes in your abstract.


TRAVEL FORM


Following your registration to the 50th European Congress of the Regional Science Association International to be held in Jönköping, Sweden from the 19th to the 23rd August 2010, we invite you to fill out a Travel Form ONLY if your flight arrives on 18th or 19th August at Gothenburg Landvetter International airport (GOT) and/or if it departs from this same airport on 23rd August.

Should you be arriving at another Swedish airport (Stockholm, Jönköping, etc....), please DO NOT fill out this form. Thank you for your understanding.

Important notice:
If you use Internet Explorer, after entering your Access Key (same as in the Congress Participant Area) click anywhere outside of the Access Key input box and then click on continue for it to work properly. With Firefox, this problem is avoided.

Click here: TRAVEL FORM


ERSA 2010 Congress Themes

  • A.Regional Science epistemology and pedagogy
  • B. Sustainability issues in regional development
  • C. Regional aspects of the knowledge economy
  • D. Regional economic modeling and spatial econometrics
  • E. Geographical information systems and spatial analysis
  • F. CGE-modeling in space
  • G. Location studies
  • H. Gender aspects of regional development
  • I. Regional health and welfare issues
  • J. Globalization and regional competitiveness
  • K. Infrastructure, transports and communications
  • L. Regional economic growth and development
  • M. Problems and prospects of European integration
  • N. Cross-border cooperation and development
  • O. Urban-rural relationships
  • P. Regional and urban policy, planning and governance
  • Q. Land use, real estate and housing markets
  • R. Social capital and regional development
  • S. Rural and local development
  • T. Tourism and regional development
  • U. Innovation and regional development
  • V. Entrepreneurship and regional development
  • W. Labour markets and demography
  • X. Social segregation, poverty and social policy
  • Y. Territorial cohesion and regional development
  • Z. Clusters – actors, processes and performance
  • ZA. Evolutionary economic geography

Travelling to Jönköping, Sweden

How to get to Sweden and Jönköping – 50th European Congress of the Regional Science Association International August 19-23, 2010


Via Gothenburg Landvetter Airport (GOT).

Landvetter (airport) is situated east of Gothenburg, 120 km from Jönköping. Road nr 40.

Landvetter Airport will be considered the main airport of arrival for ERSA congress participants. It can very conveniently be reached from many places in Europe, with very good connections to other parts of the world, through SAS, Lufthansa, KLM, Air France, Brussels, City Airline, Finnair, Wideroe, Turkish Airlines, Austrian, among others operating on this airport.
The organizers will have a welcoming desk outside the arrivals in the main hall. ERSA stand at GOthenburg Landvetter Airport will be open from 13.00 - 23.00 on Wednesday 18 and from 09.30 -23.00 on the Thursday 19 august . Students will be there to direct congress participants to the transport option chosen. Opening hours are yet to be announced.

From Landvetter Airport the following options are available to reach Jönköping.

1. Shuttle busses will be at the disposal of the congress participants during the 18th (1) and 19th (2) August at a rate of 10€ (100SEK), inbetween the ERSA shuttles there are the Swebus regular busses.

Busses - ERSA shuttles

18./8

22.45 instead of 22.15 (new timing, update 16/08/10)

19/8 departure:

12.45 instead of 12.30 (new timing update 16/08/10)

22.45 instead of 22.15 (new timing update 16/08/10)

In order to plan the shuttle service correctly, a travel form will be at your disposal under the congress participant area. For the return on the 23rd, shuttles from Jönköping at 09.30 am, 13.20 and 14.40 pm (TBC) may also be organized according to need.

2. Regular busses: going to Jönköping “Resecentrum” are available six times a day in both directions. One fare approx 10 -12€ (100-120SEK). See timetables.

There are shuttles according to the following schedule: From GOT Landvetter to Jönköping Resecentrum (ERSA shuttles and Swebus):

18/8/10

8.20 (Swebus)
14.35 (Swebus)
16.50 (Swebus)
18.55 (Swebus)
21.05 (Swebus)
22.45 (ERSA shuttle)
23.40 (Swebus)

19/8/10

8.20 (Swebus)
12.45 (ERSA shuttle)
14.35 (Swebus)
16.50 (Swebus)
18.55 (Swebus)
21.05 (Swebus)
22.45 (ERSA shuttle)
23.40 (Swebus)

The bus trip will take approx 1hour 30 minutes in both directions

3. Taxis:

  • 1. Taxi Jonkoping at info@taxijonkoping.se phone +46 36 34 40 00
  • 2. Taxikurir Jonkoping at info@jpg.taxikurir.se phone: +46 36 31 31 31
    The two need to be contacted 24 hours beforehand and the following information provided: full name, phone (mobile) number, arrival time, place, date and flight no, number of persons if 3 or more, name of hotel/address in Jonkoping. Payment by credit card or cash. If you indicate “ERSA2010JKG” when booking, the fare will be at a reduced JIBS rate (approx 1270-1540SEK, or 130-157€ depending on the time of the day).

4. Rental cars: Europcar, Herz, Avis to drive to Jönköping. This option may include minibusses. Driving directions: when leaving the airport you will after 1 km turn right and join Road 40. The drive will take about 1h30 minutes, approx 130 kms. Follow road signs.

Via Gothenburg/Göteborg City Airport

Göteborg City Airport is situated north of Gothenburg, 160 km from Jönköping.

You can reach Göteborg City Airport from many destinations in Europe. The low cost airlines Ryanair and Wizzair are operating on this airport. At Göteborg City Airport car rental is one option to go to Jönköping, see airport webpage. There are shuttles going to Gothenburg central station from where there are trains or Swebus. From this airport there will be no shuttle bus service.

Via Copenhagen/Kastrup Airport, Denmark

Kastrup Airport is situated at 330 kms from Jönköping in Denmark. Non-stop flights from some US airports to Kastrup, are operated by SAS and Continental. Most of the European air companies operate on Kastrup airport.

From Kastrup Airport you can fly to Jönköping Axamo airport by Skyways. There are two flights a day in both directions except Saturdays and Sundays. Booking possibilities are the following: a) Through travel agents who can arrange the entire fare from departure to destination (carry-through ticket) b) Via Internet – Skyways homepage. This option only gives the Stockholm ARN-JKG(Jönköping) or Copenhagen CPH-JKG fares. Skyways is proposing a campaign code “ERSA2010” which can be found on their webpage for travel from either Stockholm or Copenhagen and one can book up to 4 days before departure. Of course, outside of the campaign, booking is already open which is maybe to recommend, if Skyways is your option. For prices, visit Skyways webpage.

From Copenhagen/Kastrup Airport it is also possible to take the train from the railway station situated inside the airport. The train will take you to Jönköping in about 3,5 hours. The railway station in Jönköping is only 5 minutes by taxi – or by foot - to the University and to some of the hotels.

Via Stockholm/Arlanda Airport

Stockholm Arlanda Airport is situated 350 km from Jönköping. Non-stop flights from some US airports to Stockholm Arlanda are operated by SAS and Continental. Most of the European air companies operate on Stockholm Arlanda airport.

I: If passing through Stockholm/Arlanda, there are several flights during week-days (no flights on Saturdays and Sundays) to Jönköping Axamo airport using Skyways . See also information b) under Copenhagen. Axamo is only 15 minutes by taxi from the University and most of the hotels. See under “2. Taxis”

II: The train Arlanda Express will take you to Stockholm Central Station and then continue by the national train “SJ” . The train X2000 will take you to Jönköping in about 3-3.5 hours. The railway station in Jönköping is only 5 minutes by taxi – or by foot - to the University and to some of the hotels.

III. Swebus is going from the City Bus Terminal in Stockholm to “Jönköping Resecentrum” several times every day of the week.

Via Nyköping/Skavsta Airport

Skavsta is situated near the town of Nyköping, 100 kms south of Stockholm, 230 kms north east of Jönköping. The low cost airlines Ryanair and Wizzair are the main carriers operating on this airport.

Rental car service is available from Skavsta Airport with Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt, Budget. Minibusses could be rented for small groups. Shuttle busses go to Linköping and connection to Jönköping is available from there by bus or train.

By car: For those coming by car, please be advised that some of the hotels have good parking access, some of them free of charge, such as the Quality Hotel, Ibis et al. There will also be some parking possibilities available on campus.

2010-05-21


Technical Excursions


During Saturday afternoon on August 21, 2010 the technical excursions are planned to take place. The organising committee has made a selection of technical excursions that we believe will be of interest to the ERSA 2010 congress participants. The programme for the technical excursions will have different local destinations, with focus on four different topics and practical examples of local development. The four excursions will be:

(1) a district heating system in Jönköping,
(2) a cluster of transportation and logistical business in Torsvik,
(3) Husqvarna factory museum and
(4) the urban regeneration in Jönköping.

The technical excursions will start at 13.00 and there will be coaches leaving the campus area to each excursion (except for the urban renewal, which will start in a seminar room and then followed by a guided city walk).

1. District heating system
The municipality of Jönköping owns four different energy companies, with around 225 employees, which produced and distributed 1600 GWh of energy in 2008. In these companies energy is produced from water, bioenergy and from a district heating plant, which utilises waste from households in Jönköping. These companies also offer broadband infrastructure to their customers.

The district heating plant in Torsvik was built in 2006. In this plant, energy is produced from waste. The district heating system produces heating and electricity for around 17 000 households, as well as to other buildings in Jönköping. The investments in the district heating system have been motivated by environmental concerns, and have been designed in order to replace fossil fuel heating with a more sustainable heating.


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2. Torsvik: a center for transportation and logistical business
The geographical location of Jönköping is of interest for companies working with transportation and logistical operations. Jönköping and its region is located half way between Stockholm and Copenhagen and serves as a node and cross point for the major highways in Sweden that ties Stockholm, Copenhagen and Gothenburg together. The region is therefore provided with spatial advantages that attract companies in the sectors of transportation and logistics.

There are around 70 companies located in Torsvik which altogether employ around 2700 people. Major companies such as IKEA, Intersport, and Electrolux have warehouse and distribution establishments in the area that serve the Nordic market.



3. The industrial museum of Husqvarna AB (Husqvarna fabriksmuseum)
The manufacturing company Husqvarna AB has a 300-year long history, and is the strongest brand name among firms in the region. The establishment of the plant was once chosen because the necessary power for production could be produced by the great waterfall in Huskvarna, which is a city close to Jönköping. Since Jönköping and Huskvarna had a strategic location in Sweden both the army and weapon-smiths have been located and attracted to the region ever since the 14th century. Husqvarna AB is a part of this history of the region and the company´s early production was focused on weapons. In the 1870s the well known sewing machines were introduced and later on Husqvarna AB has been producing a large variety of products such as garden tools that are distributed on markets around the world.


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4. Urban regeneration in Jönköping
The city of Jönköping is in the process of an extensive regeneration. The process started already in the 1990s when the municipality presented a vision for the future development of the city. Based on this vision, a number of renewal projects have been carried out in the city centre, where housing, retail, public transportation and market for cultural activities have been in focus. The vision of the city has now been revised into a new version, and the opportunity for Jönköping to become a node in a high-speed train network is on the top of the agenda. The long term planning process is now very active with respect to questions of where a new station for high-speed trains connecting Stockholm-Malmö-Gothenburg (via Jönköping) should be located, and how this new infrastructure will support a growth and development of the regional economy.


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Paper submission

To submit your paper, you will need to go to the Congress Participant Area.

Presenters are restricted to two papers during the congress.

KEY DATES:

  • Deadline submission of papers for R-sessions (refereed) and for Y-sessions (Young Scientists): 14th April 2010
  • Deadline submission of other papers (non-refereed): 18th June 2010

GUIDELINES:

  • The maximum length of the article should not exceed 20 - 25 pages of text (approx. 10,000 words).
  • A maximum of 2 images (charts, maps, etc...) can also be uploaded. File types allowed for image upload: GIF, JPG, BMP.
  • Formatting:Times New Roman 12pt; spacing: 1.5 rows; margins: 2.5cm
  • Notes (references in the footnotes) in the text should have uniform numbering.
  • Papers should be carefully prepared so that they can be included in the congress CD-ROM / flash disk without alterations, except for routine editorial amendments.

WAS MY PAPER CORRECTLY UPLOADED?

1) Enter the Congress Participant Area with your Access Key
2) Once you’ve reached the Homepage, click on the button "Paper submission / View documents"
3) Above your abstract text, you should see a link "View PDF" (in blue) next to Uploaded paper.


FAQ list - Registration and Payment


Question: I have already registered online, but could you change the address on the Debit Note?

Yes, we will do it as soon as possible. Please note that in the congress online registration system you had the possibility to give a specific address for the billing. For future ERSA events we invite you to indicate your specific billing address directly while doing your registration online.

Question: If I have already registered, can I still pay online?

Unfortunately no, it is only possible to pay online when you select this payment option at the end of your online registration form.

Question: Is my payment in order?

We invite all delegates to check their status online under the Congress Participant Area. It may take several days once we receive your payment to have your online status updated. If before beginning of July your status has not been updated and does not indicate that your payment has been received and you have paid, we invite you to send us an email at info@ersa.org with a copy of your proof of payment. Please indicate in the title of the email "AC11 proof of payment and your precise debit note reference". We will be able to validate your registration if we receive your proof of payment (or for France, your order form number).

Question: Unfortunately I have to cancel my registration, can I be refunded?

Yes, it is possible. Please send us an email informing us of your withdrawal and we will send you a Refund Form after the congress event. Please see the Terms & conditions for refunds on the ERSA website.

Question: I would like to book for an accompanying person but I have already done my registration, is it possible to do it?

Yes, we will do it manually if you send us by email the name of the accompanying person you want to add. We will send you a separate debit note for this registration. It could take 2 or 3 weeks.


Fee Levels

For the 50th Anniversary European Congress of the Regional Science Association International, the Local Organising Committee has decided to introduce a Lower Fee policy as follows:

RSAI member* NON-RSAI member Reduced Fee° Accompanying Person**
Until May 31st, 2010 380€ 450€ 260€ 150€
June 1st, 2010 & onwards 450€ 500€ 320€ 150€

The Congress participant’s registration fee will include:
-  Participation in the scientific programme (sessions, round tables, etc...)
-  Congress bag (USB stick, Congress programme, list of participants etc)
-  Coffees and lunches
-  Welcome reception
-  Informal Dinner
-  Formal Congress Dinner

*RSAI member: you are a member of RSAI or one of its superregional organizations (ERSA, PRSCO, NARSC or RSAI-South America).

° There will be a reduced fee for those:
- born in 1978 or later,
- for delegates from lower income countries (see list below) and
- for PREPARE candidates.

Lower income countries are defined as: countries of former Eastern Europe (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia), Turkey, Asia (excluding Japan, Korea and Israel), Africa and Latin America.

** The Accompanying person’s fee is intended for persons who want to accompany a delegate to the congress, but who will NOT be participating in the scientific programme (sessions, round tables, etc...). This fee will include:
-  Coffees and lunches
-  Welcome reception
-  Informal Dinner
-  Formal Congress Dinner


Travelling from Jönköping

A shuttle bus service will be made available on August 23rd, 2010.

From Jönköping Resecentrum (ERSA shuttles and Swebus) to GOT Landvetter on 23/8/10

Departure Arrival
03.30 (Swebus) 05.20
07.30 (Swebus) 09.20
09.30 (ERSA shuttle) 11.00
11.20 (Swebus) 13.10
13.20 (ERSA shuttle) 14.50
14.40 (ERSA shuttle) TBC 16.15
15.35 (Swebus) 17.25
17.15 (Swebus) 19.05

Post-Congress Tours & Accompanying Persons Program

Post-Congress tours:

On Monday 23rd of August there will be organised three post congress tours which all have the duration of 1 day.

AC2010visingsborg The first goes to Gränna-Visingsö. This tour willl go by bus from Jönköping along the Eastern side of the lake Vättern, with beautiful views over the lake and the surrounding landscape with the little isle of Visingsö thrown out in the water. We will take the ferry, a trip of about 20 minutes, and once on the island of Visingsö, we will travel by carriage drawn by horses to visit this oak and beech covered, but also historical, place – it is said to be the cradle of the kingdom of Sweden – to visit the 13th century church of Kumlaby and the Temple Garden, an oasis and art gallery in an unusual setting. After lunch, we will visit the little town of Gränna. We will have a lesson in the story of the peppermint rock “polkagris” and make our own!
TO BOOK GO TO: http://www.hotellochkonferensbokning.se/ersa/programs.asp


Registration

The online REGISTRATION FORM is now OPEN!

Please select the correct option to register:


  • OPTION 1:
    To register if YOU have submitted an abstract and/or paper yourself:

1. Enter the Congress Participant Area with your personal Access Key. If you do not remember your Access Key or have lost it, click on "Forgot Access Key" in the Congress Participant Area.

2. Once you have reached the Home page, click on the "Register" button on the upper toolbar to get to the Registration Form.


  • OPTION 2:
    To register if you are a co-author of an abstract/paper (and not the presenting author) or participant who does NOT wish to submit an abstract and/or paper:

1. Go to the Congress Participant Area and create a new account by clicking on "NEW USER".

2. Once you have filled in your contact details, you will be on the Home page of the Congress Participant Area, click on the "Register" button on the upper toolbar to get to the Registration Form.

3. You will receive your personal Access Key via email in order to re-enter the Congress Participant Area.


IMPORTANT: registration by May 31st enables you to benefit from the EARLY FEE, even if your payment is made after that date. Please keep in mind that:

1. payment by bank transfer must be made within 30 days upon receipt of the invoice

2. to have your abstract and/or paper included in the program, registration and payment must be made before June 18th. If you think your payment by bank transfer may not reach us by that date, please send an email to info@ersa.org with proof of your payment in attachment (i.e. copy of bank statement)


Weather forecast in August!


The optimistic organizers predict good sunshine for the whole congress period! However, they may partly be wrong and wish to inform the participants, that even if one does not expect snow to fall, the temperature may vary. August is usually a warm month by Scandinavian standards meaning that it can be anything between +12 and +25 °C. In other words, a good wind/rain jacket, a sweater, as well as summer clothes may be good to bring in the luggage.


Practitioners Sessions


To view the full list of Practitioners Sessions click HERE.


Program overview and FINAL programme



The final Jonkoping program is online

PDF - 338.1 kb
Final Program 17.08.2010

Chairs will find information on the session they chair by doing a search into the program on their name. If a chairperson has not been explicitly mentioned in the program, the presenter of the last paper will chair the session. All delagates are invited to check if they chair a session.

HOW DO I FIND AN ABSTRACT, AN AUTHOR, MY SESSION CODE, ETC..?

Please use the Online Attendee Session Planner will allow you to do a search via criterias.
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To view the Program Overview

PDF - 241.5 kb
ERSA 2010 Program Overview

MH 13 August 2010


Accommodation


To view the list of hotels and to make your booking, please click HERE.

IMPORTANT: The number of rooms is limited. Please book your hotel room well in advance. Rates are guaranteed until July 1st, 2010.

Details on the currency exchange rate.


Terms & conditions


1) Registration & payment must be made by JUNE 18th, 2010 at the latest to be included in the Congress program.

2) Notification of cancellation must be made in writing and sent to ERSA office (info@ersa.org).

3) A substitute participant will be accepted (a name will be required) in case of total cancellation before JULY 31st, 2010. Contact ERSA office via email.

4) In case of cancellation with no substitute :
- before JUNE 18th, the registration fee less an administration fee of 20% will be refunded.
- after JUNE 18th, the registration fee less an administration fee of 50% will be refunded.
- as of AUGUST 1st, the registration fee will not be refunded.
- refunds will be made after the congress event.

5) Participants who register, but who do not pay or do not attend will not be able to participate in next year’s ERSA congress.

6) Substitute participants will be accepted - a name will be required. However, shared places are not permitted.

7) By default, abstracts/papers will be included in the REPEC database.


Keynote Speakers & Special Round Table

We have the pleasure to announce the participation of the following Keynote Speakers in the 50th Anniversary European Congress of the Regional Science Association International in Jönköping, Sweden.

Prof. Fabrizio BARCA
The Annual Spatial Economic Analysis Lecture, co-hosted by the Regional Studies Association and the British and Irish Section of the Regional Science Association


  • Biography:
    Mr. Barca is Director General of the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance. His primary responsibilities include development policies, both national and European, for lagging or underutilized territories (mostly the Italian Mezzogiorno), establishing funding priorities (for about 16 billions euro a year) and public investment guidelines, evaluating policies and monitoring results. Previously, he was division chief at the Research Department of the Bank of Italy. He graduated from Rome University, carried an M-Phil degree and conducted research at the Universities of Cambridge (1978-80), MIT (1989-90), and Stanford (1994). He had appointments at the Universities of Bocconi, Siena, Modena, and Rome, where he taught corporate finance and Italian economic history. His works include papers and books on the theory of the firm, evidence on SMEs, corporate governance, the history of Italian capitalism, and territorial development policies.
  • The Barca Report

Prof. Annalee SAXENIAN

  • CV
  • Biography:
    AnnaLee Saxenian is Dean and Professor in the School of Information and professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. Her most recent book, The New Argonauts: Regional Advantage in the Global Economy (Harvard University Press, 2006), explores how the "brain circulation" by immigrant engineers from Silicon Valley has transferred technology entrepreneurship to emerging regions in China, India, Taiwan, and Israel.
    Her prior publications include Regional Advantage: Culture and Competition in Silicon Valley and Route 128 (Harvard University Press, 1994), Silicon Valley’s New Immigrant Entrepreneurs (PPIC, 1999), and Local and Global Networks of Immigrant Professionals in Silicon Valley (PPIC, 2002). Saxenian holds a Doctorate in Political Science from MIT, a Master’s in Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA in Economics from Williams College.

Prof. William STRANGE

  • CV
  • Biography
    William Strange is RIOCAN Real Estate Investment Trust Professor of Real Estate and Urban Economics, Rotman School of Management and Department of Economics, University of Toronto. He joined the Rotman School of Management in 2001 from the University of British Columbia. At UBC, Professor Strange served as Chair of the Urban Land Economics Division and Director of the Centre for Real Estate and Urban Land Economics. Professor Strange is currently Second Vice President of AREUEA, and he has served on the AREUEA Board from 2004-2006. He is currently Editor of Journal of Urban Economics (with Stuart Rosenthal). Professor Strange’s research concerns urban economics and real estate. He has published on a wide range of topics. Some papers have dealt with industry clusters, spatial concentrations of employment like the Silicon Valley. Much of this research has concerned urban labor markets and worker skills. Other research has analyzed "private government," collective institutions that combine the features of the traditional private and public sectors like community associations, business improvement districts, private schools, and gated communities.

Moreover, a Special Round Table Session will be organised with

Prof. Paul KRUGMAN

Prof. Masahisa FUJITA

Prof. Anthony J. VENABLES

and Prof. Jacques THISSE will be leading the discussion.


  • Biography:
    Jacques Thisse, a Fellow of the Econometric Society and of the Regional Science Association International, is professor of economics and regional science at the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) and a member of CORE. His main fields of interest are in location theory, economic geography, industrial organization and public economics. He has published more than 150 papers in various scientific journals, including American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, International Economic Review, Mathematics of Operations Research, Geographical Analysis and Journal of Economic Geography. He has held a full professorship at the Sorbonne (France) and has been visiting professor at University of Pennsylvania and Virginia Polytechnic Institute (USA). He is the co-author of Discrete Choice Theory of Product Differentiation (MIT Press), Economics of Agglomeration (Cambridge University Press) and Economic Geography (Princeton University Press). He is member of the Paris School of Economics and a Fellow of CEPR.

    Prof. Peter BATEY - Celebrating Plenary Lecture



Peter Batey has been Lever Professor of Town and Regional Planning in the Department of Civic Design at the University of Liverpool since 1989. He holds degrees in Geography (BSc Sheffield), Planning (MCD Liverpool) and Regional Science (PhD Liverpool) and is a Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute (FRTPI). Earlier in his career he worked as a professional planner in two local authorities in North West England. He spent 1981-82 as a Fulbright Scholar in the Regional Science Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Peter has been an active figure in the regional science community for nearly forty years, notably as the organiser of three ERSA Congresses (London, 1979; Cambridge, 1989; and Liverpool, 2008). He was a founder member of the European Organising Committee. He was Editor of the European volumes of Papers in Regional Science (1978-85) and chaired the Epainos Prize jury from 1999-2004. In 1997-98 Peter served as World President of RSAI. He was elected a Fellow of RSAI in 2006 and an honorary member of the Japan Section in 2008.

Peter’s research has been in the fields of planning methods, geodemographics and demographic-economic modelling. He has almost 120 publications to his name. Peter maintains a high profile in urban and regional affairs, currently serving as government-appointed independent chairman of the Mersey Basin Campaign (2004-10) and as a member of the North West Regional Economic Forecasting Panel. He was elected an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS) in 2000. He serves as an Editor of the Town Planning Review.


Prof. Philip McCANN
Special Session: "The Swedish School of Regional Science".

Professor Philip McCann, University of Groningen has been appointed as a Special Adviser to Johannes Hahn, the European Commissioner for Regional Policy. Philip will work alongside the other newly-appointed Special Adviser, Fabrizio Barca, Director General of the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance and author of the 2009 Independent Report "An Agenda for a Reformed Cohesion Policy".



15 Years of Advances in Spatial Science - ERSA 2010 Congress

The book series on Advances in Spatial Science published by Springer celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. To bring this to your attention we invite you all to a reception at the ERSA Congress in Jönköping. The reception will be held on Saturday, August 21st, at 18.30. There will be drinks, and some short talks.

We will provide reflections on the advances in spatial science made over the fifteen-year period, and how these have been reflected in the book series. We will speak about our future plans. And, above all, we will ask some recent and upcoming authors to introduce their new books.

During the congress we would also like to establish contacts with new young, old and hungry authors. You are encouraged to book breakfast meetings with each one of us. This can be done individually or through Barbara Fess at the local Springer book sales stand.

Please join us in the celebration!

Manfred Fischer
Geoffrey Hewings
Peter Nijkamp
Folke Snickars