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Annals of the American Association of Geographers
Special Issue, March 2020
Call for Abstracts

The Annals of the American Association of Geographers is seeking contributions for a Special Issue on the topic of Smart Spaces and Places.

The 2020 Special Issue of the Annals will explore the theme of Smart Spaces and Places. The ‘smart’ technologies have advanced rapidly throughout society (e.g. autonomous vehicles, smart energy, smart health, smart living, smart cities, smart environment, and smart society) and across geographic spaces and places. We welcome theoretical, methodological, and empirical contributions to address questions such as how to make spaces and places ‘smart’, how the ‘smartness’ affects the way we perceive, analyze, and visualize spaces and places, and what role geographies play in knowledge production and decision making in such a ‘smart’ era. Spaces and places can be understood broadly from a range of views, including but not limited to social, cultural, political, ethical, legal, economic, behavioral, ontological, and cognitive perspectives.

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted by email to Jennifer Cassidento (jcassidento [at] aag [dot] org) by April 30, 2018. The Editor will consider all abstracts and then invite a selection to submit full papers for peer review by May 31, 2018.

Papers will have a target maximum length of 5,000 words (including main text, abstract, references, tables, figure captions, etc.). First draft papers will be due (via Manuscript Central) in December 2018 and final papers will be due in October 2019 for publication in 2020. For any questions about this Special Issue contact the Editor, Ling Bian (lbian [at] buffalo [dot] edu). For questions about the abstract submission process contact the Annals Managing Editor, Jennifer Cassidento (jcassidento [at] aag [dot] org).