NOW OPEN: Call for Scientific Paper Abstracts, Workshops, and Special Sessions

AMS Institute: Reinventing the City - Blueprints for messy cities April 2024

The AMS Scientific Conference (AMS Conference) explores and discusses how cities can transform themselves to become more livable, resilient and sustainable while offering economic stability. In the second edition of “Reinventing the City” (23-25 April 2024), the overarching theme will be ‘Blueprints for messy cities? Navigating the interplay of order and messiness'. In three captivating days, we will explore ‘The good, the bad, and the ugly’ (day 1), ‘Amazing discoveries’ (day 2) and ‘We are the city’ (day 3). “

Call for abstracts

The AMS Conference seeks to engage scientists, policymakers, students, industry partners, and everyone working with and on cities from different backgrounds and areas of expertise. We therefore invite you to submit your scientific paper abstract, idea for a workshop or special session with us. Submissions should be dedicated to exploring the theme ‘Blueprints for messy cities?’. We especially invite young, urban rebels to raise their voice, as they are the inhabitants of our future cities.

Notification of Acceptance

Our scientific committee responsible for the content of the conference program will assess all submissions and select a final program of contributions. Notification of acceptance will follow before 1 December 2023.


mobility | circularity | energy transition | climate adaptation | urban food systems | digitization | diversity | inclusion | living labs | transdisciplinary research

Scientific Paper Abstracts

We invite academics, industry partners, and professionals from all ages engaged in the related fields of urban design, governance, architecture, data science, engineering and/or sociology to submit an abstract for a conference presentation of your scientific paper (250-450 words).


If you have a workshop proposal, please outline its purpose, the specific knowledge, techniques, or practices it covers, its objectives and learning outcomes, teaching strategies and resources, target audience, and any prerequisites, including the required level of experience (250-450 words).

Special sessions

Next to scientific papers and workshops, we encourage you to submit different types of special sessions. These special sessions can include interactive forums, excursions, or practical demonstrations, depending on the subject and objectives. When submitting your proposal for a special session, we ask you to clearly highlight the session's objectives, expected collaborators (if applicable), the intended audience, and the type of session. Please also indicate whether you prefer an online or in-person format. Please note that you will be responsible for the content and organization of the session (250-450 words).

Practical Information

Deadline for submissions: 1 November 2023

Notification of acceptance: 1 December 2023

Date of the conference: 23-25 April 2024

Location: Amsterdam

Submit here.

On behalf of the Scientific Committee and the Organizing Committee,

Eveline van Leeuwen | Scientific Director, AMS Institute
Caroline Nevejan | Chief Science Officer, City of Amsterdam
Marco Rinaldi | AMS PI & Assistant Professor in the Transport & Planning, TU Delft
Gert-Jan Steeneveld | AMS PI & Associate Professor Meteorology, WUR
Tamara Metze | AMS PI & Professor of Public Administration, TU Delft

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This event is hosted by AMS Institute, in collaboration with the City of Amsterdam. The first edition of the 'Reinventing the City' conference took place from 16 - 18 February 2022. We look back on a very successful conference and would like to thank everyone who took part in this conference for contributing. 


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