International Conference | Rome, 4-5 December 2015 |

Call for papers


The rise of awareness about the economic significance of creativity in a globalized world has gone hand in hand with the affirmation of the term ‘creative industries’, often used interchangeably to the term ‘cultural industries’.

Culture and creativity are considered key competitiveness drivers in the knowledge-based economy. They account for substantial shares of income and employment in developed countries and offer important opportunities to policy makers to raise local levels of urban quality and social well-being. These strengths are the basis for important potential contributions of cultural and creative industries to the ‘smart’, ‘inclusive’ and ‘sustainable’ growth that are placed at the core of Europe 2020 economic strategy.

The conference aims to promote the debate and the sharing of knowledge and experiences on research, policy and projects focusing on Cultural and Creative Industries.

This is the fourth international event organized by CROMA and the Department of Business Studies, after Heritage and Cityscapes (5-6 October 2012), Sustainable Cultural Heritage Management (11-12 October 2013), Cultural Heritage, Present challenges and future perspectives (21-22 November 2014).

Conference themes

  • Historical perspective and methodological issues
  • Culture, creativity and the knowledge economy
  • Cultural and creative industries and intellectual property rights
  • Cultural and creative industries and international trade
  • The competitive advantage of place: creative clusters, creative networks; creative milieus
  • Culture-led urban regeneration
  • Public policies for cultural and creative industries
  • The contemporary thinking of culture


Sessions will be designed around dedicated topics related to the conference themes. Contributions may refer to theoretical and methodological issues, empirical research based on quantitative and qualitative approaches, case studies, achievements and on-going projects, research prospects. A final round table with questions from the audience will address methodological key issues and encourage the debate amongst different actors and research groups.

Authors of accepted abstracts are required to submit full papers. A selection of full papers will be published (under ISBN) subject to prior blind peer review.

The languages of the conference are English and Italian. All the written materials – abstracts, presentations and full papers – should be in English.


Authors who wish to give a presentation are requested to submit an abstract (minimum of 200 words; maximum of 500 words) following the instructions published at the address, by July 10th 2015.

Only on-line submission is allowed. One author may present a maximum of two abstracts.


Abstract submission: 12 July 2015

Notification of acceptance: 6 August 2015

Early registration: 30 September 2015

Preliminary program: 12 October 2015

Paper submission: 6 November 2014

Conference sessions: 4-5 December

Registration fees

Early registration (until 30 September 2015): 150 €

Full registration (after 30 September 2015): 200 €

Students and junior researchers: 75 €

Accompanying persons: 90 €

The registration fee includes access to conference sessions, conference materials, lunch and coffee breaks, the farewell dinner and the post-conference tour.

The organization may also provide for registration/accommodation expenses or registration expenses for a limited number of PhD students and Postdoctoral participants whose contributions to the conference are accepted (please apply for it – after abstract acceptance notification and within 15 September – submitting a detailed CV).

All the presenting authors must register to the conference by September 30th, at the early registration rate. Please note that the payment of the fee is a condition for confirming the inclusion of the paper in the conference program. In case of co-authored papers, at least one presenting author must register (but remember that all participants have to pay the registration fee).

Scientific committee: Carlo M. Travaglini (coordinator, Univ. Roma Tre), Alfredo Buccaro (Univ. Napoli Federico II), Paola Demartini (Univ. Roma Tre), Giovanni Luigi Fontana (Univ. Padova), Marco Iuliano (Univ. of Liverpool), Renée Kistemaker (Amsterdam Museum), Gian Paolo Manzella (Regione Lazio), Lucia Marchegiani (Univ. Roma Tre), Michela Marchiori (Univ. Roma Tre), Imante Markeviciute (Kaunas University of Technology), Salvatore Monni (Univ. Roma Tre), Francesc Munoz (Univ. Autonoma Barcelona), Costanza Nosi (Univ. Roma Tre), Elisabetta Pallottino (Univ. Roma Tre), Joan Roca (Museu d’Historia Barcelona), Gàbor Sonkoly (Univ. of Budapest), Peter Stabel (Univ. of Antwerp), Manuela Tvaronaviciene (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University)

Organizing committee: Carlo M. Travaglini (coordinator), Mihaela Ilie (Univ. Roma Tre), Keti Lelo (Univ. Roma Tre), Lucia Marchegiani (Univ. Roma Tre), Costanza Nosi (Univ. Roma Tre), Giuseppe Stemperini (Univ. Roma Tre),.

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