2-4 March 2014
at ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Gwalior (ABV-IIITM)
A regional conference of Environment and Society research committee (RC24) of International Sociological Association
ABV-IIITM is pleased to announce an international conference ETSD2014 to be held during 2-4 March 2014 at Gwalior campus. ETSD2014 will be a regional conference of Environment and Society research committee (RC24) of the International Sociological Association jointly organized by ABV-IIITM Gwalior with Institute of Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore and College of Arts & Sciences, University of San Francisco, USA.
Conference Aim: The conference aims to provide a venue for academics, researchers, scholars, and students, as well as representatives from the NGO and government sectors, to exchange research findings and new ideas on the shifting roles in the 21st century of environment and technology in pursuit of sustainable development. The conference will offer an interdisciplinary forum for participants to discuss the conference theme and sub-themes.
Conference Objectives: Environmental degradation is an inherent part of economic development. Technology, paradoxically, can both hasten and halt environmental degradation, thus placing it in an uncertain relationship vis a vis the goals of sustainable development.
Conventionally defined as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, sustainable development is not easily operationalized. In turn, progress towards sustainable development is difficult to measure. With these challenges in mind, the conference will explore technology's unique promises and perils as the environmental crises of the 21st century are confronted.
The environment remains for India a repository of valuable natural resources essential for its development, yet global challenges such as climate change simultaneously make the value of those resources and the impact of their use unpredictable. Meanwhile, technology continues to hold promise yet innovation and diffusion of beneficial technologies are often constrained by global market forces and other social and cultural dynamics.
Target Audience: Acdemicians and students of social sciences (anthropology, sociology, economics, political science, psychology and geography), management studies, natural and environmental sciences. Professonals from industry, government and non-government organisations (NGO).
Call for Papers
Researchers from academic, government and non-government organizations are invited to submit their original and unpublished research work to ETSD2014 conference in one or more of the conference themes or a related area. Submit full paper / poster or at least a 500 word abstract to the organizing coordinators (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com) through email. Abstracts should contain complete contact details of the author/s, including email and phone numbers. If submitting a full paper use the following guidelines.
Paper size: Approximately 6000 words including reference
Style: American Psychological Association (For more detail style guide SAGE Publications click here)
Font: Times New Roman, Size: 12 points, Spacing: 1.5
Submission contact(s): Dr. Pradip Swarnakar firstname.lastname@example.org, Dr. Stephen Zavestoski email@example.com.
Further Details: http://www.etsd2014.org/index.php