Gen 212022


The 22nd International Conference on

Configurational analysis for cities


in conjunction with

The 2022 International Conference on Computational
Science and its Applications (ICCSA 2022)
July 4th – July 7th 2022

Malaga, Spain



Configurational analysis refers to a set of techniques departing from graph theory to investigate topological properties of spatial systems on various scales. It allows to link configurational analytical results to social, economic and cognitive factors of cities and people. Physical, social, economic and cognitive relationships are all intertwined and the configuration of a city allows to investigate these. It is a descriptive way of understanding how spatial networks work to facilitate movement patterns, co-presence and social capital.

In the context of various urban challenges, configurational analysis allows to analyse spatial and interrelated properties and can be useful for scenario development and scenario testing of the urban layout.

Configurational analysis complements accessibility approaches through the understanding of the centrality of streets, street segments or crossing of streets in connection to their functionality and located/embedded functions. As a result, we may obtain a comprehensive grasp of how urban systems work across scales. The configurational analysis has the extra benefit of being a systemic approach that allows to identify real-world challenges and investigate these in-depth. Spatial configurative approaches allow to evaluate the role that each space plays in the overall configuration of a system, as a whole or in its parts.

Configurative analysis connects to the discourse on sustainable cities, resilient cities, smart cities, healthy cities, or the 15-minute city. It allows to investigate current spatial systems and further develop and test spatial scenarios as guidelines into the future.

The CA CITIES 2022 workshop welcomes contributions from the fields of geography, urbanism, urban analytics, environmental engineers, computer sciences and related fields. Contributions are aimed at proposing novel insights into theory, method and case studies that allow to enhance the debate for following topics and themes:


Themes and topics of the workshop:

  • Configurational analysis for cities
  • Sustainable and successful cities
  • Resilient cities
  • Smart cities
  • Healthy cities
  • City of short distances
  • Growing and shrinking cities
  • Managing urban sprawl
  • Spatial cognition and wayfinding
  • Theory and method development

Given the focus of the Conference on Computational Science issues, the workshop TISC welcomes contributions on ICT and computational aspects, proposals and applications from a wide variety of scholars on the issues proposed.

Engineers, Geologists, Urban and Regional Planners, Landscape Architects, Geographers and Economic Geographers, Environmental Engineers, among others are welcome to contribute.

Keywords: Configurative analysis, cities, urban morphology, urban dynamics, sustainability.

Each paper will be independently reviewed by 3 programme committee members. Their individual scores will be evaluated by a small sub-committee and result in one of the following final decisions: accepted, or accepted on the condition that suggestions for improvement will be incorporated, or rejected. Notification of this decision will take place on April 2022.
Individuals and groups should submit complete papers (10 to 16 pages).
Accepted contributions will be published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) volumes


Authors Guideline
Please adhere strictly to the formatting provided in the template to prepare your paper and refrain from modifying it. The submitted paper must be camera-ready and formatted according to the rules of LNCS. For formatting information, see the publisher’s web site ( Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper.

download the template


Papers should be submitted at:
Please don’t forget to select “Configurational analysis for cities” – CA CITIES_2022)” workshop from the drop-down list of all workshops.


Papers accepted to “CA CITIES 2022” will be published in the ICCSA Conference proceedings, in Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, with doi, indexed by WOS, Scopus and DBLP.


Important dates

27 March 2022: Deadline for full paper submission
15 April 2022: Notification of acceptance
10 May 2022: Early-bird registration ends
10 May 2022: Deadline for Camera Ready Papers
4-7 July, 2022ICCSA 2022 Conference


Organizers Information:

Claudia Yamu, (Oslo Metropolitan University)
Valerio Cutini, (University of Pisa)
Beniamino Murgante, (University of Potenza)
Chiara Garau, (University of Cagliari)


Scientific Committee:

Valerio Cutini, University of Pisa, Italy

Chiara Garau, University of Cagliari, Italy

Daniele La Rosa, University of Catania, Italy

Beniamino Murgante, University of Basilicata, Italy

Enrica Papa, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

Alessandro Plaisant, University of Sassari, Italy

Francesco Scorza, University of Basilicata, Italy

Anastasia Stratigea,  University of Athens – NTUA

Wendy Tan, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway; Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands

Claudia Yamu, Oslo Metropolitan University

Francesco Scorza, University of Basilicata, Italy


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