Demographics and Regional Policies

The Greek Society
of Regional Scientists

23rd Annual International Conference on Demographics and Regional Policies

18-19 October 2024
Heraklion, Crete, Greece
In collaboration with:

Athens Institute for Education and Research
A World Association of
Academics and Researchers

Hellenic Mediterranean University
Dept. of Business Administration and Tourism
(Hosting Institute)

University of Western Macedonia
Dept. of Business Administration

ATINER's Academic members responsible for the conference
  • Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER.
  • Dr. Nicholas N. Patricios, Vice President of Strategic Planning & Analysis, ATINER, Dean Emeritus & Professor, School of Architecture, University of Miami, USA.
  • Dr. Clara Germana Gonçalves, Head, Architecture & Design Unit, ATINER & Researcher, CITAD (Centro de Investigação em Território, Arquitectura e Design), Lusíada University and Invited Assistant Professor, Lisbon School of Architecture, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Dr. Jesus J. Lara, Head, Urban & Regional Planning Unit, ATINER & Professor, The Ohio State University, USA.
  • Dr. Barbara Zagaglia, Head, Anthropology & Demography Unit, ATINER & Associate Professor, Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy.
  • Dr. Lampros Pyrgiotis, Research Fellow, ATINER & Vice President of Administration, Greek Society of Regional Scientists.

Call for Papers

ATINER is co-organizing the 23rd Conference on Demographics and Regional Policies, 18-19 October 2024, Heraklion Greece. The conference will be co-organized by the Hellenic Mediterranean University (Department of Business Administration and Tourism), the University of Western Macedonia (Department of Business Administration) and the Greek Society of Regional Scientists. Papers from all areas of demographics, urban and regional studies will be considered for an oral presentation.

Please submit an abstract by 15 June 2024 at:

Conference Schedule

Note: Participants have two options:

  1.  Fly directly to Heraklion (Crete) for the conference
  2. Stopover to Athens

Important Dates
Abstracts Deadline: 15-Jun-2024
Full Paper Deadline: 10-Aug-2024
(only for those who want their paper to be considered for publication)

The fee is contingent upon the specific dates of your arrival and departure. To obtain precise information regarding the fee, please contact us at

Publications Guidelines
  • The text of the paper should be Microsoft Word format, on A4 paper with margins (top – bottom, right – left) of two (2) centimeters.
  • The total length of the paper should be up to seven (7) pages, including abstracts, tables, diagrams, and bibliography.
  • The font of the text should be Times New Roman, size 12pt, with single line spacing, first line indentation (excluding chapter and subchapter titles) of one (1) centimeter, no paragraph spacing, and one (1) centimeter spacing between chapters.
  • The abstract should be no more than one (1) page long and include at least three (3) keywords (in both Greek and English).
  • Both the initial abstract and the full paper should include without abbreviations: title, authors, their affiliations, the organization they represent, and their email address. In the case of papers in Greek, the last page should include an abstract in English following the same specifications.
  • The numbering (Arabic) of chapters and subchapters should start with the introduction and should not include the bibliography.
  • The bibliography should follow the APA style format.