21st European Colloquium on Theoretical and Quantitative Geography

  • Caruso, Geoffrey (PI)
  • Gerber, Philippe (CoI)
  • Klein, Olivier (CoI)
  • Perchoux, Camille (CoI)
  • Jones, Kate (CoI)
  • Batty, Mike (CoI)
  • Benenson, Itzhak (CoI)
  • Charlton, Martin (CoI)
  • Murgante, Beniamino (CoI)
  • Pinto, Nuno (CoI)
  • Pumain, Denise (CoI)
  • Rozenblat, Céline (CoI)
  • Shearmur, Richard (CoI)
  • Teller, Jacques (CoI)
  • Thill, Jean-Claude (CoI)
  • Verhetsel, Ann (CoI)
  • White, Roger (CoI)
  • Anselin, Luc (Non Contracting Partner)
  • Arcaute, Elsa (Non Contracting Partner)
  • Thomas, Isabelle (Non Contracting Partner)
  • Fabrikant, Sara (Non Contracting Partner)

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The European Colloquium on Theoretical and Quantitative Geography - ECTQG is a scientific colloquium dedicated to advancing quantitative methods and theories with a strong geographical dimension. The colloquium is held every second year since 1978. September 2019 will be the 21st event, which will be hosted for the first time in Luxembourg. It is expected to host 150 scientists from all over Europe and beyond.
Ideas and methods developed within the ECTQG by the participants include for example epistemology and theory, geographic data, agent-based models, computer simulations, artificial life and intelligence, time geography, environmental and social sustainability, climate change, health geography, transport and land use...
The Colloquium is always hosted in a place where all the participants stay together for 5 days (residential colloquium, delegates not dispersed across a city) and over a weekend in order to enhance informal interactions. All lunches and dinners are taken in group. This is how the network has been able to develop over the years in a self-organized manner (no formal executive).
In practice the program of the colloquium contains 3 or 4 slots per day of 2 or 3 parallel sessions, each having from 4 to 6 presentations. In addition, there is one half-day excursion (Sunday) and a gala dinner. A round-table is organized at the end of the meeting where delegates from each country wrap-up their experience of the event and for a more generic discussion of progress in quantitative geography in Europe and challenges ahead.
Effective start/end date5/09/199/09/19

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