• Last Date of Abstract Submission: 22nd August 2021
      • Announcement of Acceptance of Abstract: 30th August 2021
      • Last Date of Full Paper Submission: 30th September 2021
      • Date of conference: 21-23rd October 2021



      Any development decision needs to take into account uncertainty of future events which may impact proper implementation of development plans. With globalization nations are getting closer and interconnected. Problems in one region has its domino effect on other regions. The ongoing pandemic makes it amply clear. The development planners are now confronted with an uphill task of choosing a path to development because of increasing uncertainty about future events due to unprecedented and unanticipated problems with different magnitudes. Covid-19 or extreme events induced by climate change are examples. Researchers need to devise ways and means to address such problems in a systematic and realistic manner. Against this backdrop, the Bangladesh Regional Science Association (BRSA) and the Center for Regional Development Studies (CRDS), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) are organizing the 3rd Annual Conference of Bangladesh Regional Science Association and inviting Paper for presentation at the Conference. This would be a virtual conference.

      Papers are welcome on any aspect of Regional Science. Topics covered by regional scientists include behavioural location models, transportation and migration, land use and urban development, spatial agglomeration and segregation, new economic geography, inter industry analysis and trade, environment and natural resources, urban and regional development, rural development, social policy models, geographical information systems and spatial data analysis.

      Young researchers (postgraduate research students and researchers in the beginning of their careers, below 30 years of age) are especially encouraged to submit papers for a special session for young researchers.

      The focus of the conference is regional development in the time of uncertainty. To address this multi-façeted theme of the conference, papers are expected in the following Areas:

      ·        Regional Development and Public Health

      ·        Climate Change, Disaster Management and Regional Development

      ·        Regional Transportation

      ·        Natural Resource Management

      ·        Urban and Regional Economy

      ·        Migration, Rural – Urban Linkage

      ·        Impact of Mega-Infrastructure in Regional Development

      ·        Agriculture and Rural Economics

      ·        Innovation and impact of IT

      ·        Education, Health, Politics and Governance in Regional Development

      ·        Gender and Social Issues in Regional Development

      ·        Cities in uncertain time

      In addition, there would be two to three workshops addressing the need of young researcher and one or two key note speech on burning issues on Regional Development at home and abroad. 


      Interested authors are requested to submit a 300 word abstract on conference theme in pdf format. The document should include the title of the paper and abstract as well as full name(s), affiliation(s), contact email address(es) of the author(s) indicating corresponding author. All the correspondence should be in English. The paper should be an original work and not published or presented elsewhere.

      Please Submit Your Abstract Clicking the below link.

      Submit Abstract/Paper


      BRSA Member  
      Taka 1200
      Bangladeshi Delegate (non-BRSA Member)
      Taka 2000
      Foreign Delegate (Members of RSAI and its partner organization including regional and national organization)
       USD 60
      Other International Delegate USD 100 Students at Bangladeshi University 
      Taka 500
      Students of Foreign University
      USD 40

      Bangladeshi citizens having full-time affiliations (as students/employees) abroad will not qualify as local participants.

      Center for Regional Development Studies (CRDS), BUET

      Bangladesh Regional Science Association (BRSA)