CALL FOR PAPERS – 17th IRSA International Conference

The Indonesian Regional Science Association (IRSA) in collaboration with Universitas Mataram invite scholars, practitioners, and students to submit papers to be presented in the 17th IRSA International Conference. The theme of the conference is COVID-19 Disruption and Regional Development in Small Island Economies, and it will be held in Mataram, Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara on 18-19 July 2022.

Potential topics to be discussed in the conference include, but not limited to:

  1. Social and economic impact of COVID-19
  2. Regional Government Policy in dealing with COVID-19
  3. SMEs development during the pandemic
  4. Economic disruption
  5. Health, human resources, and small island communities
  6. Food security and malnutrition in small island communities
  7. Livelihood, poverty, and regional disparity in small island communities
  8. Tourism and creative industries in small islands
  9. Economic digitalization
  10. Local government innovation and governance
  11. Trade, investment, and economic growth

Extended paper abstract of about 500 words should be submitted online by 18 April 2022 via

Abstract should consist of background, data and methodology, potential contributions, and keywords. Abstracts must be submitted in English, as also the full paper.

Paper sessions are seminar-style for each paper and ample time for discussion and for participants to provide constructive feedback to authors. Paper presentations will be in English.

Important Dates

4 Dec 2021     : Call for Paper
15 Jan 2022    : Abstract Submission Opening
18 Apr 2022     : Abstract Submission Deadline
1 May 2022     : Early Bird Registration Open
1 May 2022     : Notification of Abstract Acceptance
1 Jun 2022      : Early Bird Registration End
15 Jun 2022        : Full Paper Submission Deadline
15 Jun 2022        : Paper Presenter Registration Deadline
4 Jul 2022           : Non-Presenter Registration Deadline
16-17 Jul 2022  : Pre-conference training
18-19 Jul 2022  : Conference Date

Conference Secretariat:
Faculty of Economics and Business
Universitas Mataram
Mataram City, Lombok Island
West Nusa Tenggara 33125 Indonesia
Phone: +62 818 03673168 or +62 819 37749197
Email: mansurafifi[at] or diswandi[at]


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