The World Capital Institute and the Communications and Information College of the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras are pleased to open a Call for Papers for the Knowledge Cities World Summit (KCWS) 2022 conference that will be held on November 16-18th, 2022.
The Knowledge Cities World Summit (KCWS) is an independent and global meeting among professional practitioners, academics, civil servants, and policymakers that provides a forum of discussion on the themes of “knowledge cities” and “knowledge-based development”. These themes follow the key trademark of the World Capital Institute (WCI), which emphasize understanding and applying knowledge-based solutions as a key innovator for 21st Century development.
Topics of interest
This year’s overarching theme will be “Actionable knowledge for the Anthropocene” and how it can be leveraged to face some of the toughest challenges we encounter as a society today. As part of the WCI’s mission to build a more equitable, balanced, and viable urban and planetary future, the event will highlight different perspectives on how to achieve these goals. Below we highlight the Summit’s specific daily themes and potential subtopics. Each theme addresses a pressing issue that permeates throughout global societal structures. KCWS 2022 will bring together scholars and practitioners and policymakers from multiple different disciplines and world regions actively working on these topics. The discussions will transcend theoretical proposals to put forth innovative frameworks, tools, practices, and technologies being applied across the globe to mitigate and to adapt communities, companies, and policies in response to these issues:
Climate and planetary emergencies
Islands turning towards knowledge ventures beyond the tourism economy
Post-truth society and the dissolution of the social fabric
Papers may be based on academic, practitioner, corporate, or public sector perspectives and submitted in Spanish or English. We also encourage showcasing collaborative research, operational, and monetization initiatives among universities, businesses, NGOs, innovation acceleration organizations, and governments.
Guide for authors
The deadline to submit abstracts is August 1st, 2022. You will be required to submit an abstract no longer than 300 words along with information regarding the authors and their affiliation, including contact information. All personal information will be kept confidential by the chair of the scientific committee. Abstracts will be evaluated by a multidisciplinary scientific committee. Authors will be notified if their paper has been chosen by August 29th. Final papers and PowerPoint presentations are due by October 3rd.
The papers of the chosen authors will be divided in two categories:
- Papers that will be delivered during the concurrent session panels, mornings and afternoons each day
- Papers that will be published in the online proceedings only
Deadline: August 1st, 2022
For questions regarding the call of papers, write to: KCWS2022CallForPapers@upr.edu
For general enquiries, please write to: KCWS2022Info@upr.edu
We look forward to your participation in the Knowledge Cities World Summit (KCWS) 2022 conference!