Call for Papers
The 4th International Conference
on Sustainable Future for Human Security (SUSTAIN) 2013
Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto University, JAPAN
Kyoto, October 18 – 21, 2013
The past three conferences have attracted more than 350 participants from Europe, Africa and Asia, with highly-qualified papers and posters. This time we are expecting more than two hundred participants for oral and poster presentations. The SUSTAIN conference originated from the need to provide an inter-disciplinary forum where the most serious problems affecting a sustainable future for human security can be discussed, in recognition of the fact that many future problems cannot be solved by a “siloed” approach.
The conference will address problems of primary importance for human security, discussing and proposing a more constructive and progressive approach to ensure future societal sustainability. The meeting will provide a common forum for a wide range of researchers and practitioners specialising in a range of subjects related to the conference themes.
The Organization for the Promotion of International Relations (OPIR) Kyoto University, Graduate School Energy Science (ES), Global Center for Education and Research on Human Security Engineering (HSE), Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere (RISH), Global COE Program for Sustainability / Survivability Science for a Resilient Society Adaptable to Extreme Weather Conditions (GCOE-ARS) and Inter-Graduate School Program for Sustainable Development and Survivable Societies (GSS) has co-hosted the SustaiN 2012 conference.
This year, the SustaiN Society will organize the 4th International Conference on a Sustainable Future for Human Security (SustaiN) 2013, together with the Indonesian Student Association (ISA) in Kyoto-Shiga, Japan.
The Sustainable Future for Human Security also includes the following objectives:
- To provide a forum for international researchers community to discuss, share and exchange their latest research progress in relation with sustainable future issues.
- To develop and promote a sustainable networking between participants to hold human securities and bridging ideas into policies and desired realities.
- To broaden information access for scientific communities toward global scientific, technology, social, economics and engineering societies.
- To empower Asian in general and South East Asia in particular for research collaboration, network and partnership among researcher communities and decision makers.
- Therefore the hosts and organisers cordially invite global scholars to discuss, disseminate and share their knowledge, research and ideas at our 4th SustaiN. We look forward to welcoming you to Kyoto. Please pay attention to the important dates below:
- Deadline for Extended Abstract : May 30, 2013
- Notification of Acceptance : June 30, 2013
- Final Submission for Full Paper : August 15, 2013
- Deadline for Conference Registration : August 15, 2013
- Sustain Conference : October 18-21, 2013
Selected papers presented at The 4th International Conference on Sustainable Future for Human Security 2013 will be published either in the Procedia Environmental Science (Journal under Elsevier, ISSN: 1878-0296) – scopus index or International Journal for Sustainable Future of Human Security (ISSN : Online 2187 – 4506; Print 1884 – 8850).
The scope of SUSTAIN 2013 encompasses but is not limited to:
1. Energy and Environment (EnE)
- Renewable energy
- Low carbon energy system
- Energy economics and planning
- Sustainable municipal solid waste management
- Sustainable consumption and production
- Urban water and Waste Management
- Life cycle inventory and impact assessment in ASEAN nations
- Energy Efficiency and low energy buildings
- Energy related Biotechnology and Nanotechnology
- Efficient and environmental friendly Information Communication and Technology
- Advances in geosciences
2. Sustainable Forestry and Agriculture (FA)
- Tropical forest ecology and management
- Forest resource and conservation
- Forest product and technology
- Community based forest management
- Agriculture process engineering
- Agriculture and food security
- Nursery and Breeding technology
- Pest control and management
3. Sustainable Built Environment in Tropical Hemisphere Countries (BE)
- Educating Future Architects: Sustainability as The Norm
- Design: Creativity and Adaptability
- Towards a Grand Scenario: Policy for Sustainable Growth
- Structure, Geo-technique and Construction Materials
- Transportation and Urban Design
- Construction Technology and Value Management
- Sustainable buildings and constructions
- Buildings (life cycle cost, energy and impact analysis)
- Heritage conservation
- Preservation and Restoration of Wooden Structures
4. River Basin and Disaster Management (RnD)
- River and watershed Management
- Water resources management
- Debris flow and debris flood
- Hydrological modelling
- Erosion control and sediment transport
- Disaster caused by extreme weather
- Community based disaster management
- Disaster analysis, monitoring and mitigation
- Surveillance and early warning systems
5. Social and Economics Development (SE)
- Democracy and democratization of violence
- Politics of energy security
- Public Sphere, Public Space and Urban politics
- Global Governance and development
- Weaving the future of memories and identities