Call for Papers: Scenario Planning and Foresight 2018

Conference | Scenario Planning and Foresight 2018: Advancing Theory and Improving Practice | Submission deadline (Abstracts): October 31, 2018


This is a call for the 2nd conference on Scenario Planning and Foresight: Advancing Theory and Improving Practice. Building on the success of the first conference on Scenario Planning (2015), we are extending the scope of the conference to include contributions from the wider field of Foresight. This will be a two-day event with keynote addresses from distinguished academics and experienced practitioners, discussions on the latest developments in academic research and practical applications relating to scenario analysis.

We are inviting academics and practitioners to submit abstracts of up to 500 words (including references). All submissions will be reviewed to be accepted to the conference.

Academics’ contributions can be theoretical and/or empirical from the field of scenario planning or foresight. The extended abstracts should indicate: 1) the research focus; 2) the literature to which they are contributing; 3) a short description of the methodology; 4) an indication of the research outcomes. We welcome contributions from doctoral students, whom there will be a limited number of bursaries to cover their registration fee.

Practitioners’ contributions could be from their own organisations and/or consultancy projects. Extended abstracts should indicate the nature of the intervention and a reflection on the lessons learned.

Submission and publication opportunities

The conference organisers have secured special issues of two journals, Futures & Foresight Science and Technological Forecasting and Social Change, for publication of selected conference presentations.

  • Submission deadline (abstracts): 31 October 2018
  • Conference: 10/11 December 2018

Further details about the conference (schedule, registration, accommodation, travel, etc) will appear and be updated on the conference’s website over the coming weeks and months:

Main contact:

Organising Committee

FrancesO'BrienDr. F. O’Brien (
MaureenMeadowsProf. M. Meadows (‎
EfstathioTapinosDr. E. Tapinos (
NielPyperDr. N. Pyper (
GeorgeWrightProf. G. Wright (

A Joint Event of the OR Society and British Academy of Management

See also

Call for Papers: IEEE TEM | Strategic foresight in organisational theory and innovation management | Submission deadline (Abstracts): September 31, 2018

The Special Issue will serve as a platform to discuss the link and contribution of strategic foresight to to enhance organisational resilience and agility.


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