“Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Brundtland Report, 1987
The importance of sustainable development is continuously increasing, as our world is becoming more global, and economic, social and environmental problems are beginning to cross geographic and political borders.
Sustainable development offers a vision of human progress that requires integration of immediate and longer-term needs, local and global needs, and considers economic, social and environmental dimensions as inter-dependent components of development.
Bearing in mind that this vision may only be realised by mutual cooperation of all stakeholders, the 3rd International Symposium on Sustainable Development (ISSD2012) aims to bring together a diverse community of researchers and practitioners to highlight current management and technology issues and challenges, and exchange the latest research achievements and their implications for practice.
The Symposium intends to serve as a forum for international and regional community to meet, generate and share ideas in the field of theoretical, experimental and applied research that addresses a wide spectrum of questions that relate to sustainability.
Call for papers
The Third International Symposium on Sustainable Development (ISSD 2012)
May 31 – June 1, 2012
International Burch University, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Conference Theme: Management and Technology Issues and Challenges
The Organising Committee of ISSD 2012 invites abstract and ongoing or completed research paper submissions that deal with a number of possible topics related to the conference theme and tracks listed below. Please see individual track descriptions at the conference website (http://issd.ibu.edu.ba) for topics of interest. Submissions in other areas of sustainable development research are also welcome.
1. Management and Organisations for Sustainable Developmen
2. Information Systems and Sustainability
3. Green Information Technologies and Strategies
4. Sustainability Finance and Accounting
5. Economics of Sustainable Development
6. Marketing Perspective on Sustainability
• Abstract (300-500 words, published in the conference programme)
• Ongoing research and innovative projects (2000-3000 words, published in the conference proceedings)
• Completed research papers (around 5000 words, considered for publication in an international journal)
Submissions open : 15 December 2011
Abstract submissions deadline: 15 February 2012
Abstract acceptance notifications: 1 March 2012
Paper submissions due: 30 April 2012
Author registration deadline: 30 April 2012
The conference will take place at the International Burch University Campus at Ilidza-Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Directions and further information on conference venue can be found on the conference website.
International Burch University, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Texas A&M University-Commerce, USA
Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey
Zonguldak Karaelmas University, Zonguldak, Turkey
Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey
Conference Email: [email protected]
Conference Website: http://issd.ibu.edu.ba
Below is a list of suggested tracks and topics related to the conference theme. Submissions in other areas of sustainable development research are also welcome.
TRACK 1: MANAGEMENT AND ORGANISATIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
•Sustainable strategic management;
•Environment patterns, infrastructure and work environment;
•Integrated management systems: environment, quality, occupational health and safety, social responsibility, information security, knowledge;
•Knowledge, innovation and strategies for sustainable regional development
•Organization culture and behavior
•Developing models to face today’s challenges
•Instruments for addressing sustainable problems
•Optimization for sustainable development
TRACK 2: INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABILITY
•Theoretical frameworks and models guiding research in the area of IS and sustainability.
•Empirical studies exploring the role of IS in enabling sustainability efforts:
◦tracking and monitoring economic, societal and environmental information
◦forecasting sustainable development trends
◦supporting virtual teams and collaboration
◦providing information to build awareness
◦promoting and encouraging green choices, etc.
•Cases highlighting issues and innovative IS solutions in economic, societal and/or environmental sustainability:
•responsive and strategic IS
•executive decision making support
•IS for policy making
•spatial and geographic systems, etc.
TRACK 3: GREEN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND STRATEGIES
•Information technology and an integrated sustainability framework
•Information systems quality for sustainable business quality
•Sustainable development and information technology
•Sustainable transportation and information technology
•Sustainable governance of emerging technologies
•Knowledge based systems on environmental science and technology
•Modelling of environmental systems
•Application of data mining tools to environmental processes
•Bioinformatics for sustainability
•Information technology for sustainable agricultural development
TRACK 4: SUSTAINABILITY FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING
•Sustainability and financing risks
•Towards sustainable banking
•Innovative ways of addressing sustainability issues in the areas of products, services,investment and operational ecology.
•Incorporation of material, social, environmental and governance considerations into investment practice.
•Analyses of the role of financial institutions in promoting sustainable development
•Mechanisms to promote financial sustainability
•Foreign investments in SD
TRACK 5: ECONOMICS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
•Economic analysis of concepts, criteria, and indicators of sustainable development
•Development, growth and resource use from a sustainability perspective
•Policy instruments for urban/regional sustainable development
•Institutional settings for sustainable regional development
•Poverty reduction and human development
•Measuring and evaluating sustainable development
TRACK 6: MARKETING PERSPECTIVE ON SUSTAINABILITY
•New environmental technologies in product development
•Enlightened marketing practices
◦Consumer oriented marketing
◦Customer value marketing
◦Issues related to marketing ethics
•Marketing’s impact on society
•Marketing’s impact on other businesses
•Public actions and marketing
•Legal issues related to marketing practices
•Responsible marketing practicesregarding product development, pricing, packaging, advertising, selling,competition