• Abstract Submission Deadline: October 12, 2013 - NEW DATE!
  • Results of the review process will be communicated to authors by approximately: October 19, 2013

The submission of abstracts and papers should be carried out in the following platform:


Guidelines for Abstracts
Abstracts are sent in English. The text should not exceed 250 words.


  1. Theoretical contributions towards the integration of resilience, innovation, creativity and/or other relevant regional science branches
  2. Empirical studies focusing the conditions for resilient territories
  3. Smart specialization connections with creativity and innovation
  4. Impacts of talent and human capital in regional development
  5. Articulation of related variety and resilience
  6. Different forms of cosmopolitanism in innovation, creativity and resilience
  7. Clustering dynamics, and resilience
  8. Maritime economy and niches of excellence
  9. Comparative studies on institutional factors that shape resilience
  10. RIS3 instruments focused in innovation and creativity
  11. Policies implemented in resilient territories

Expected contributions of the conference
The conference intends to contribute for the definition and advancing of the scientific agenda in the topics of resilience, innovation and regional creativity. The stabilization of this agenda and the informed discussion about different conceptualizations is crucial for the alignment and engagement of the scientific community in the study of these crucial topics. The conference is also focused in informing policy and decision-makers, in different levels of action, about the advancements of conceptualization in these domains. This may have relevant impacts in the process of planning, designing new policy measures and instruments, specifically for the implementation of Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS 3), that can help the construction of more resilient territories in Europe.
This workshop also integrates a focus group discussion about “Human Capital and Related Variety in the Maritime Economy” developed by HARVEST Atlantic – Harnessing all resources valuable to economies of seaside territories on the Atlantic, project co-financed by the European cooperation program INTERREG Atlantic Area, through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).