ACRS2020 Welcome Speech by Professor Ohsawa (President of ARSC)

Message from the next host, Chinese Regional Science Association-Taiwan


  • We request all participants to register through the following link.

  • Google Forms

    • Sessions' URL for the virtual conference, the access key to the full papers, and other important information will be sent to registrants.

    • If the above Google Forms does not work, please send the following information to "".

      1. Given/First Name
      2. Family/Last Name
      3. E-mail address
      4. Institution
      5. Position
      6. Indicate your local Association or Conference. (The following list is sorted by the current and future host organization order.)
        1. Applied Regional Science Conference (ARSC)
        2. Chinese Regional Science Association - Taiwan (CRSA-T)
        3. Korean Regional Science Association (KRSA)
        4. Regional Science Association of China (RSAC)
        5. Other (Please specify)

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  • TSUTSUMI Morito (University of Tsukuba)
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  • COMMITTEE MEMBERS (University of Tsukuba)
  • ARITA Tomokazu
  • OKAMOTO Naohisa
  • OSAWA Yoshiaki
  • OTA Mitsuru
  • SUZUKI Tsutomu
  • USHIJIMA Koichi
  • WADA Kentaro
  • OUYANG Junyan
  • MATSUO Kazushi



    Regional Science plays a more and more important role in these decades featured by broadening, deepening, and speeding up of globalization. The enhancement of knowledge and technologies asks for more suitable techniques in regional science. Furthermore, the changes brought upon the need for people from various fields that were not involved in Regional Science before, rendering the field truly multi-disciplinary. Initiated as a field of human geography, it winds up including people from varying disciplines such as engineering, planning, economy, geography and environmental studies. In a multidiscipline field such as Regional Science the exchange of ideas and research within the field is deemed to be necessary. It is this multi-disciplinary approach that helps to facilitate new theoretical insights for tackling regional problems. It fosters better codification of methods and exchange of frontier ideas. The combination of knowledge of an industry and knowledge of theory is inevitable if it is to establish credibility. For without it, efficient communication is restricted

    With recent trend in globalization and cross border activities, promoting international collaboration is essential. This joint seminar has been set upon with the aim to serve as a platform for cross-fertilization of ideas among scholars and policy makers. In particular, the exchange of ideas and research among Asian countries and regions is promoted. This will definitely accelerate the development of regional science and benefit all regions in the globalizing world.

    Topics of interest in this Joint Seminar on Applied Regional Science include (but not limited to):

    1. 1. Spatial Economics
    2. 2. Economic Geography
    3. 3. Interregional and International Trade
    4. 4. Transportation
    5. 5. Asian Regional and Urban Problems
    6. 6. Regional Development
    7. 7. Location of Economic Activities
    8. 8. Housing
    9. 9. Regional and Urban Planning
    10. 10. Environmental Quality
    11. 11. Local Public Finance
    12. 12. Migration and Demographic Analysis


    Key objectives of the conference are:
    • * To foster exchange of ideas and research experience in the field of Regional Science among scholars and policy makers of Asian countries and regions.
    • * To establish a formal collaboration relationship among regional science associations in Asian countries.
    • * To promote interaction between researchers and policy makers of Asian countries.


    • * Regional science educators.
    • * Researchers in regional science, trade, engineering, planning, transportation, economy, geography, the environment, etc.
    • * Professionals and consultants from the construction industry.
    • * Financiers, bankers, lawyers and policy makers.
    • * Graduate students
    • * Others normally associated with regional science


    The official language of the conference is English.


  • March 31, 2020 April 30, 2020 Deadline for submission of abstracts
  • April 17, 2020 May 13, 2020 Notification of abstract acceptance
  • July 31, 2020 Deadline for full papers.