Call for Abstracts: International Conference on Mountains in the Changing World, 1-2 October, 2016, Nepal
Mountains are a part of global biodiversity repository and play a vital role in maintaining global ecosystems and supporting millions of people. In the mean time they are the most vulnerable to rapid environmental change.
The international conference on “Mountains in the Changing World” (#MoChWo) is organized by the Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences in ancient town of Kathmandu from 1-2 October, 2016. It aims to provide a forum for international/national scholars, researchers, policy maker and students with opportunity to share their research findings and knowledge related to various aspects of mountains.
The #MoChWo will focus on a broad range of topics related to mountain ecosystem and sustainable livelihood. The thematic areas are
- Disasters, resilience, and adaptation
- Biodiversity conservation
- Climate change
- Environmental pollution
- Forest management
- Soil, water and atmospheric research
- Agriculture and agro-ecology
- Sustainable livelihood
- Policy for mountain resources and livelihood
Abstracts for the conference can be submitted via its online submission system from 1 April to 15 August 2016. Please click here for details.
All conference participants are required to register. Early bird registration begins on 1 June and ends on 15 August. The regular registration is from 16 August to 20 September. Click here for more information.
Authors will have an opportunity to publish their full research papers in one of these journals: Conservation Science, Environments and Sustainability, and accepted through regular peer review process.
Conference website: http://conference.kias.org.np/
Call for Abstracts: 2015 International Conference on Climate Change, Innovation and Resilience for Sustainable Livelihood, Kathmandu, Nepal
Climate change is one of the most important environmental, social and economic issues facing the world today. Some impacts such as increasing heat stress, more intense floods, droughts, and rising sea levels have now become inevitable. The impacts are most severe for the global poor, and South Asia is one of the regions affected by the changes. We must plan and adapt to minimize the negative impacts and enhance human and ecosystem welfare. Climate innovation and technologies involve basic science and engineering as well as information dissemination, capacity building, and community organizing.
The conference will focus on approaches from the physical and social sciences to support economic development in mountain and lowland South Asia, which faces serious climate hazards along with food security, water and soil management and environmental justice challenges. This three-day international conference will bring together eminent scientists, policymakers, and development workers in both nonprofit and profit enterprises to discuss promising new approaches for integrating science, policy, and action. We will stress innovative applications of scientific and technical research to promote rural enterprise and broad-based improvements in health, nutrition, and living standards. This conference will include opportunities for developing knowledge sharing hubs, regional working groups, action plans and pilot projects for regional climate change adaptation.
• Climate Change: Climate Science and Modeling, Impacts and Adaptation Assessment, Hazard Prediction and Preparedness
• Water Resource Management: Hydrologic Modeling, Snow and Glacier, Governance, Efficiency and Sustainability
• Agriculture and Livestock: Crop Modeling, Soil and Water Management for Resilience, Food Security
• Gender and Livelihood: Health, Environmental Justice, Development for Marginalized Groups
• Abstract submission: 15 July 2014
• Abstract selection notification: 15 August 2014
• Full paper submission for conference proceedings: 31 October 2014
• Early bird registration: 30 November 2014
• Final paper submission to peer-reviewed journal special issue : 30 April 2015
GS International Multi-Conference on Science and Technology 2014 (GS-MICST 14) November 07-09, 2014 Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
The GS International Multi-Conference on Science and Technology 2014 (GS-MICST 14) will be the biggest conference not only in the history of United Arab Emirates (UAE) but also in the history of the Gulf States.
The GS International Conference on Actuarial Sciences 2014 aims to address issues in Actuarial Sciences and other emergent related fields. The GS-MICST 14 conference has different conferences according to several themes.
The GS-MICST 14 provides a platform for bringing together researchers, practitioners, and academia to present and discuss ideas, challenges and potential solutions on established or emerging topics related to research and practice in different fields of science and technology.
All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings published by GS Publishers. Proceedings will be sent to ISI, EI Compendex, ELSEVIER, SCOPUS ACM, ISTP,AMS, ACS,EBSCO,Engineering Village / Engineering Index (EI),DOAJ,Library of Congress,British Library,Electronic Journals Library, Google Scholar ,DBLP and several more international indexes.
Paper Submission Deadline:
Camera Ready Paper Submission Deadline:
November 07-09, 2014
For more details http://www.gspublishers.com/conferences/gsMICST14/index.html
In order to promote Sustainable Mountain Development (SMD) in view of the considerable global challenges ahead, several engaged partners have jointly launched the World Mountain Forum (WMF). It provides an outstanding platform for SMD and brings together SMD stakeholders from around the globe, providing them a platform for exchange about their experience, promotion of collaborative action and for fostering political dialogue among different levels of government and society. The overall goal therefore, is to create dialogue with articulated concrete actions and concerted efforts of how to address the plight of these fragile ecosystems, through SDM.
The WMF 2014 will showcase and discuss available local, regional and global experience in mountain development. It will identify opportunities and challenges for the future of global SMD is likely to face. The WMF 2014 is expected to produce insights that will feed into other relevant global initiatives and events such as the UN Secretary General’s High-level Panel on Global Sustainability (GSP) and the CSD biennial cycle 20/21 in which mountains are one of five priority themes. Furthermore, it will deliver valuable input to the main global sustainable development processes including the Rio- (UNFCCC, CBD, UNCCD) and RAMSAR Convention. It is expected that the WMF 2014 will also contribute to the Post-2015 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) process at the national, regional and global levels. The WMF 2014 will bring the opportunity for mountain countries to discuss on how better ensure mountains are adequately incorporated into the future climate deal that the COP20 (Lima, December 2014) will advance.
The WMF 2014 will cover the following topics: Family Farming, Water and Food Security; Climate Change; Mountain cities; and Mountain Communities. As each topic is very broad, the WMF 2014 is proposing some priority issues that will be covered by presentations from participants. Based on the material received, the organizing committee will arrange the sessions of the WMF. The presentations may have the form of paper, poster or audiovisual.
28.Feb.2014 Deadline for submission of abstracts for presentations
10.Mar.2014 Announcement of selected presentations
15.Mar.2014 Registration deadline
31.Mar.2014 Deadline for final version of presentations
23.May.2014 Starting of the WMF 2014
The 20th World Congress of Soil Science, June 8(Sun) ~ 13(Fri), 2014, Korea is jointly hosted by Korean Society of Soil Science and Fertilizer, Rural Development Administration(RDA) and International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS).
The 20WCSS Program Committee cordially invites you to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations. All abstracts should be submitted online no later than October 30, 2013.
Abstracts Submission Open : May, 2013
On-line Registration Open : June, 2013
Deadline for Abstract Submission : October 31, 2013
Notification of Abstract Acceptance : January 15, 2014
Deadline for Early registration : March 20, 2014
Deadline for Regular registration : May 8, 2014
If you have questions, please contact the 20WCSS Secretariat at email@example.com.
Post Source: http://20wcss.org/index.php
- Bio-fertilizers: the Innovative Tool for Agriculture (dineshpanday.wordpress.com)
Call for Abstract: Symposium on Science and Policy for Health, Agriculture, Nutrition & Economic Growth, 13-14 Aug, Nepal
The symposium will to bring together local, regional and international scientists who have conducted research in Nepal or in contexts relevant to Nepal, as well as policy makers and program implementers in Nepal on August 13-14, 2013 to discuss scientific evidence that provides insights about the causal pathways and interactions leading from food production to market to household, diet and nutritional well-being.
It is our hope that this symposium will foster the exchange of new ideas, encourage innovations, and present the latest research findings on nutrition-sensitive program elements that can improve food security and status among nutritionally vulnerable groups.
How to Get Involved:
- Submit an Abstract: The selection of oral and poster presentations will be based on research abstracts submitted by no later than June 30th, 2013.
- Click here for details on abstract submission requirements.
- Abstracts reporting findings from scientific research on the following topics will be given highest priority:
- Impact of nutrition-sensitive interventions on food security, diet and nutritional status
- Nature and extent of causal linkage between food production, price and market availability, household access, utilization and consumption, and nutritional status.
- Valid and reliable ways to measure agriculture-to-nutrition linkages
- Register for the Symposium: Click here for details on registration.
Interdisciplinary Conference of Young Earth System Scientists 2013: Understanding and Interpreting Uncertainty 22 – 25 September 2013, Hamburg, Germany. We are pleased to announce the Interdisciplinary Conference of Young Earth System Scientists 2013.
ICYESS is an international and interdisciplinary conference, organised by and for young scientists (Master’s and PhD students as well as young PostDocs). The conference brings together scientists from various disciplines including natural, social and political sciences, economics and sustainability research.
The main purpose of the conference is to promote interdisciplinary exchange and mutual understanding between the diversity of research fields in Earth system sciences. It will enable you to present and discuss your own research in an interactive and innovative way, and to expand your networks at an early career stage.
The common theme of this conference is Understanding and Interpreting Uncertainty. This means that we invite you to join ICYESS to present your research and to jointly reflect on how we deal with uncertainty in our work and disciplines.
Submission deadline: June 1, 2013
There are no participation fees for ICYESS 2013.
- Call for Papers: 2013 First International Conference on Global Food Security, The Netherlands (dineshpanday.wordpress.com)
Call for Paper: The First International Conference of the Asia-Pacific Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics, 2013
The conference will be a forum for exchange of research findings and networking among academics in various disciplines, as well as policymakers and other stakeholders on the topic of ethical implications of food and agriculture, broadly construed.
Conference Theme: “Food Safety and Security for the Twenty-first Century”
Papers must deal with food and agricultural ethics and related disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, philosophy, food science, biotechnology, veterinary science, agricultural sciences and other topics relating to qualitative analysis of food and agriculture. Submission deadline is 31st May 2013.
For more details, please contact Dr. Soraj Hongladarom, head of organizing committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.apsafe2013.org/
The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global partners is proud to announce the Third Annual Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment, to be held from June 6-9 2013, at the Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan.
The conference theme is “Sustainability, Society and the Environment: Searching for Synergies” , including the following streams:
Environmental Sustainability & Human Consumption: Waste
Environmental Sustainability & Environmental Management: Freshwater, Oceans and Seas
Environmental Sustainability & Environmental Management: Land Use & Misuse
Environmental Sustainability & Environmental Management: Atmosphere and AirCultural Sustainability: Protecting, Preserving and ConservingEconomic Sustainability: Environmental Challenges and Economic Growth
Economic Sustainability: Sustainable Businesses and CSR
Social Sustainability & Social Justice
Social Sustainability, War and Peace
Social Sustainability & Sustainable Living
The First International Conference on Global Food Security, 29 September – 2 October 2013, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands aims to deliver state-of-the-art analysis, inspiring visions and innovative research methods arising from interdisciplinary research. Join us in this exciting opportunity to ensure that the best science is garnered to support the emergence of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Achieving global food security whilst reconciling demands on the environment is the greatest challenge faced by mankind. By 2050 we will need to feed 9 billion people. The urgency of the issue has led to huge scientific strides forwards; making it difficult to keep up with the rapidly expanding volume of scientific research.
Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are invited on the below topics and should be submitted using the Online Submission System by 10 May 2013.
- Global and local analyses of food security
- Enabling trade and market policies for local and global food security
- Sustainable intensification of food production systems
- Novel ways of feeding 9 billion
- Learning from the past to understand the future
- Land sparing, land sharing and trade-offs
- Agricultural production as feedstock for renewables
- Lost harvest and wasted food
- Nutritional security
- Labelling, certifying and striving for quality and sustainability of food production
For more details: http://www.globalfoodsecurityconference.com/