Book of abstracts : The Dream of a greater Europe, Vienna, Austria, July 13-17, 2005

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This Book of Abstracts is intended to serve as a valuable guidance for the 2005 AESOP Congress, enabling the participants to organise their schedules for “The Dream of a GREATER Europe”. The book in hand can serve as a quick reference to the main aspects of the many different issues arising for the planning profession in Europe within the unification process. But in a deeper sense, it is also intended to represent a focal point, a key node in the network of communication among the many disciplines which have their part to play in the challenges of the enlargement process. Due to the variety of topics addressed as well as the large number of abstracts we received, the abstracts are structured by topic in the main tracks and by alphabetical order of the author’s surname within each topic. An alphabetical person index at the end of this book will assist you in finding articles. On the basis of the general theme “The Dream of a GREATER Europe” and 15 thematic tracks including detailed track statements, the conference received over 500 abstracts from 45 countries worldwide. The abstracts were blind-reviewed by an international jury consisting of 29 track chairs and additional anonymous readers who scored the papers and entered more than 700 reviews and comments, thus making an essential contribution to scientific quality assurance. The jury members were assigned in accordance with their fields of expertise and the papers’ keywords. The scores were used as the basis for selecting papers for the conference. Reviews and comments were delivered to the authors in order to improve the quality of the full papers. Authors could select between the following further procedures for submitting full papers: – Best AESOP Congress Paper Procedure: as part of a general effort to promote the submission and dissemination of high quality congress papers, AESOP in cooperation with the local organizing committee organized the first ”Best AESOP Congress Paper Competition” - full papers had to be sent in via the electronic submission interface; – AESOP Optional Standard Procedure: full papers had to be sent in via the electronic submission interface; – AESOP Standard Procedure: full paper is to be delivered at the conference. A total of 410 papers are now being presented; many of these contributions brought new knowledge and/or extended and improved on the previous status of information. While we have made every effort to achieve uniformity of style, the presented results and the final shape of the manuscript remain the sole responsibility of the presenting authors. Two Chairs were responsible for each Track (namely: Andreas Faludi, Karina Pallagst, Simin Davoudi, Walter Schönwandt, Stanley Stein, Marco van der Land, Jens S. Dangschat, Rachelle Alterman, Benjamin Davy, Marcel Bazin, Alex Fubini, Angela Hull, Luca Bertolini, Alan Reeve, Ivan Stanic, Klaus R. Kunzmann, Mervi Ilmonen, Jørgen Amdam, Garri Raagmaa, Alessandro Balducci, Louis Albrechts, Bohdan Tscherkes, Andreas Hofer, Bob Martens, Andrew Roberts, Gerlind Weber, Norio Okada, Wilfried Schönbäck), the task of each being to substantiate the thematic approach of the respective Track within his/her scope of discretion. We greatly appreciate the intensive cooperation and excellent support! We would also like to express our sincere thanks to the reviewing team for shepherding these abstracts to publication. The whole submission and reviewing procedure was supported by an electronic database. A simple version of the current AESOP2005 solution was made available in 2001 and went through a process of continuing improvements/adaptations. The solution was customized for the IAPS 2004 conference within the framework of the SciX project. The contributions to AESOP’05 Vienna (including full papers as far as available) are accessible via this system. The local organizing team would like to thank Tomo Cerovsek of the University of Ljubljana who developed and customized the system and Bob Martens of the Vienna University of Technology for their wonderful support.
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