“Regional sustainable development” is an issue that attracts the interest of academic researchers, policy-makers, and other stakeholders. The Institute of Social Sciences of the Central Region (ISSCR) and the EM Normandie Business School are organizing the third edition of their conference on the nexus between Local Governance, Digital Transformation, and Regional Sustainable Development in Da Nang (Vietnam), on 11-12 July, 2024. Very especially, we celebrate this year the 20th anniversary of the ISSCR. The conference aims to promote scientific research on sustainable growth and its implications for regional development, focusing on the role of local governance and digital transformation.


1 Focus topics

Papers proposed could include the following topics (not limited to):

  • Local Governance, Digital Transformation, and Attractiveness
  • Local Governance, Digital Transformation, and Poverty Reduction
  • Local Governance, Circular Economy, and Sustainability
  • Digital Transformation, Innovation, and Sustainable Growth
  • Local Governance, Vulnerability, and Resilience
  • Local Governance, Leadership, and Sustainability
  • Local Governance, Digital Transformation, and Maritime Economy
2 Round table

A mini economic forum on “Development of Maritime Economy in Central Vietnam: Challenges and Prospects.

Participants: EM Normandie Business School, Institute of Social Sciences of the Central Region, and local agencies and managers.

3 Submission

Please send an extended abstract or full manuscript to this email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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While submitting, please specify the topic where the manuscript would be presented in case of acceptance.


Accepted Languages: Vietnamese and English

4 Important dates

Submission deadline for extended abstract or full paper: May 10th, 2024

Notification of acceptance to authors: May 31st, 2024

Registration open: May 2nd, 2024

5 Time and Venue
  • Time: July 11th and 12th , 2024.

July 11th , 2024: All-day conference.

July 12th , 2024: Round table (in the morning) and Trip (in the afternoon)


  • Venue: Institute of Social Sciences of the Central Region, Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang City, Vietnam.





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