Conference Announcement and Call for Abstracts / Papers


The German Aviation Research Society (GARS) in collaboration with the European Aviation Conference Institute are delighted to invite academics, aviation practitioners, policy makers and other stakeholders to submit contributions for the

2021 Aviation Management and Economics Conference (AMEC)
“Aviation and the environment”
29th & 30th November 2021, Online

The conference will be hosted online by the Dublin City University Business School, Ireland.

AMEC serves as a platform for diverse, high quality research in air transport economics, transportation management and fields related fields in the context of aviation. AMEC builds on the Air Transport and Regional Development (ATARD) COST Action network and encourages research in air transport and regional development. AMEC shares the same overarching theme as that of the European Aviation Conference (EAC) and is planned to take place right before the EAC.1 Participation in AMEC is open to all researchers and practitioners.

This year, AMEC will have two separate submissions streams. The first stream is open to the broad audience. Topics of interest for submission include:

• The balance of air transport/regional development and the environment
• Air transport, tourism and the environment
• Aviation impacts on climate change and policy instruments to limit the environmental impacts of aviation
• Emission trading – the effectiveness and efficiency of the EU-ETS and CORSIA
• How to address the non-CO2- emissions of aviation properly
• Economic assessment of alternative aviation fuels and measures to promote development, production and usage
• Airlines’ responses to environmental challenges and new business models
• The European Green Deal and its impacts on aviation
• Noise assessment and policy instruments addressing noise
• Local air quality
All are encouraged to submit.

The second stream is dedicated to young researchers. In this stream, young researchers, with an emphasis on PhD students, can present their work and will be assigned a discussant (a fellow young researcher) to provide a comprehensive feedback to each other, promote research ties across universities and provide a platform for young researchers to excel. Important: This stream is not limited to aviation and the environment! All topics within the aviation economics and management areas are invited.

Important information for Abstracts and Papers

All contributions will be subject to peer-review. Upon invitation, full papers will be considered for publication in the Journal of Air Transport Studies (JATS). Past papers presented at AMEC had also been published in the Journal of Air Transport Management. The call for a Virtual Special Issue is expected to be announced closer to the conference date.
At least one author must register for the Conference as the paper presenter.

For the first stream, aviation and the environment, the structured abstract (200-300 words) should include the following:
• purpose of the research
• research design, methodology or approach
• (expected) research findings
• originality/contribution of your research paper
• key references (2-5 references).
For the second stream (i.e. young researchers), the structured abstract (200-300 words) should include the following:
• Name of supervisor(s), stage of PhD research
• purpose of the research
• research design, methodology or approach
• (expected) research findings
• originality/contribution of your research paper
• key references (2-5 references).


Please submit your abstract at clearly specifying your stream.
If you submit to the second stream, you will be assigned a discussant. In this case, please submit a full paper by 15 November 2021. Instructions on the submission of the full paper will be communicated to the young researchers directly at a later stage upon acceptance of their abstract.

Important Deadlines
Submission of Abstracts: 1st September 2021
Notification of Acceptance: 1st October 2021
Submission of Full Papers: 15th November 2021
Submission of Presentation slides: 22nd November 2021


Registration for AMEC will be through the EAC website Participants are highly encouraged to book the AMEC and EAC Conference package!

AMEC 2021 Call for Presentations/Papers

iCal Calendar File

Impressions of AMEC 2019: