Proposals will be selected following a dual assessment in consideration of the following: originality of the subject matter, quality of the argument developed, theoretical and methodological significance, and potential for comparison. We encourage presentations that place territories into perspective and compare them with other equally sensitive and vulnerable territories in the face of global change: coastal territories, insular territories, sparsely-populated territories, extreme climates, etc.
Papers may also adopt methodological or theoretical perspectives, for example on research practices and methods. Furthermore, the integrated approach called for by the territory and the understanding of relationships between human and environmental transformations require the use of multi or interdisciplinary procedures and the introduction of new observation systems. Papers may thus consider the epistemological consequences of the analysis of territorial transformation, and discuss tools, initiatives and innovative methods.