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All submitted papers will be peer reviewed

and a selection of the papers will be published


The organizers of Dariush Borbor 80th Birthday Celebration and Conference (DBBCC) invite proposals for pre-arranged panels and individual presentations in the following major fields:



Urban Planning


Iranian Studies


Any relevant subfields of the above will be considered.

The primary language of the conference is English, but papers in Persian will be considered as well.

All proposals must be submitted electronically, through the DBBCC website, on special forms given below.

Independent paper proposals should include: a bio of the presenter (a paragraph of no more than 200 words), and an abstract of the paper limited to a paragraph of no more than 500 words, outlining the central theme and main argument of the presentation.

Convenors of Pre-Organized Panels should submit a personal bio and a panel proposal outlining the central theme of the panel, and indicating how the individual presentations relate to that theme. The format and word count are as those for independent paper proposals.  Panel members must submit personally their own bios and abstracts, which follow the format of the independent paper proposal, but include also the title of the panel. Ordinarily panels comprise four presentations, but panels with three presenters will also be considered. In the latter case, the organizers may suggest to the panel convenor a fourth member, whose independent proposal is congruent with the topic of the panel.


The dates and the deadlines of the submission process will be announced shortly.

Applicants for the DBBCC Conference must preregister for the conference. Registration payments will be made after the approval of the abstracts. Method of payment will be announced later.


Pre-arranged panels and independent paper proposals undergo a peer-review process by a Programme Committee of scholars, whose names and academic affiliations will be published on the DBBCC website after the closing of the submissions process. All applicants will be notified of the status of their proposals (the date will be announced later), so that the approved candidates will have sufficient time to arrange funding through their institutions, or to apply for Iranian visas.