19-22 September 2012, Warsaw, Poland






Paper submission is closed.


Abstracts should focus on topics related to one of the sub-themes of the Conference, which are as follows:

1. The power of landscape for social benefit

Abstracts Abstracts should relate to the role of the landscapes in improving the quality of life, both in urban and rural environments and in fulfilling health, well-being and recreational needs of people.

2. The power of landscape as a development driver

The abstracts should relate to the influence of landscape resources on spatial development, e.g. studies showing green areas or landscapes which were the starting points for development or refurbishment of neighborhoods or.

3. The landscapes of power

In this topic there is a space for the presentation of landscapes, both natural and man-made, where there is some element relating to physical or psychological power as the main feature creating identity and sense of place.

4. Teaching and learning about the power of landscape

Abstracts should deal with the advancement of teaching and learning practice in landscape architecture.

Paper types and abstract requirements

1.  1. Research papers

These are papers which present results of new original research not published elsewhere. The abstracts should include the research question, the context and theory of the problem, the methodology used, the main results and some broad conclusions supported with up to 5 key references.

2.  2. Reflective papers

These are papers offering deep reflection, appraisal and critique of some aspect of landscape architecture: eg. projects by specific people, programmes, trends, movements etc. The abstracts should refer to a question which is raised by the author, the context of the reflection, some original observations and analysis of the aspect and a number of key conclusions supported with up to 5 key references.

3.  3. Theoretical papers

These are papers which aim to advance theory by exploring and arguing aspects of either current theory or by advancing new theories, for example. The abstracts should raise a question about the context of the specific theory under consideration, elaborate on the theory, present a summary of the main arguments and a number of key conclusions supported by up to 5 key references.

4.  4. Teaching and learning papers

The abstracts should present an issue of concern in teaching and then demonstrate by reference to existing practices, novel approaches or critique of existing methods, some solution to the issue raised, with some key conclusions and up to 5 key references.


  • All authors of accepted abstracts (both oral or poster presentation) are invited to submit full papers.
  • Paper submission deadline is: 6th April 2012
  • We expect full papers up to 2500 words (maximum number of tables, figures, drawing and photographs is 4).
  • Papers will be blind reviewed, so please ensure that there is no author identification included in your file.
  •  Papers should be written in English.
  • General structure of a paper is presented below:

ABSTRACTS: Abstracts should be concise (a maximum of 350 words) and contain information about the scope of the research, methods, most important results and conclusions formed on their basis.

KEYWORDS: Up to five keywords should also be included (avoid entire phrases and repetition of the title).The keywords should allow the readers to understand the publication.

INTRODUCTION: In the introduction the authors should discuss the subject of the research or a project and its connection with the most important, already published, works on that subject, they should also specify the aim and cause to undertake such research, its significance and originality.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: This chapter should include concise information about the research material, the method of performing experiments or solving the project problem, analyzed indicators and the applied methods. Detailed information concerning the analytical methods should contain literature which the authors refer to. At the end of the chapter the method of analyzing the results should be presented, e.g. the description of the applied statistical tools.

In reflective papers this part is added voluntarily.

RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: The obtained results should be compared with those already published with the suggestion of their interpretation/explanation.

CONCLUSIONS: This chapter should contain conclusions and final comments of general character formulated in a few points on the basis of the results obtained in the research or solution of the project problem.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: The gratitude to people and organizations which contributed to the appearance of the paper should be put before the REFERENCES.

REFERENCES: All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references following the body text. The list of references should be carefully checked to ensure that the spelling of authors' names and dates are exactly the same as in the text. In the text, refer to the author's name and year of publication, followed, if necessary, by a short reference to the appropriate pages, for example:

"as suggested by Forman (1995: 43)."

A list of all references should be given at the end of the text, typed in Tahoma 11-point, single line spacing, with a blank line between each reference cited. For example:

Journal Article:
Herzog, T. R. and Miller, E. J. (1998) 'The role of mystery in perceived danger and environmental preference', in Environment and Behavior, 30(4), 429-499.

Hart, R. (1979) Children's Experience of Place. New York: Irvington.

Multi-author books:
Meinig, D.W. (1979) The beholding eye: ten versions of the same scene, in Meinig, D.W. (ed.) The Interpretation of Ordinary Landscapes. New York: Oxford University Press, pp.11-32.

Internet references:
Indicate the url and most recent update of a site.
McCauly, J.D. (1995) Serving GIS Data through World Wide Web, [November 1995]

TABLES and FIGURES: should be numbered in a continuous way in the order of their quotation in the text. In tables we do not use vertical lines. Each table should have a title. Possible footnotes should be marked with an asterisk in the superscript and explained beneath the table.

DRAWINGS and PHOTOGRAPHS should be pasted in the text with the resolution 300dpi and the width of the base not bigger than 16 cm.

POSTER REQUIREMENTS – to be announced later.


Authors of abstracts accepted for oral or poster presentation are invited to submit a full version of the paper (together with amended abstract) by: 6th April, 2012

Authors will be sent the reviews of their paper by: 15th May, 2012

Authors will be asked to submit a final version of the full paper (including the responses to any remarks from the reviewers) by: 15th June, 2012

Full papers will be published in Conference proceedings.

Selected papers may be published in a Special Issue of Journal of Landscape Architecture (JoLA) and moreover we plan to publish a monograph based on conference papers (in 2013).


Your paper should be sent in Microsoft Word format (“*.doc”, not “*.docx”!) on-line via  conference website (through the OpenConf Peer Review & Conference Management System).

To do that, you go first to, then you click on ‘submit your paper now’, and you choose ‘upload file’ option.

Make your submission HERE


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