ABV-IIITM, Gwalior announces International Conference

By Anusha
ABV-IIITM, Gwalior's International Conference

ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management (ABV-IIITM), Gwalior announces International Conference on "Environment, Technology and Sustainable Development: Promises and Challenges in the 21st Century"


About the conference:

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. 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. Based on the themes and sub-themes the conference participants will creatively explore the possibility of a sustainable and equitable society.

Conference Themes:

*Science and Technology

  • Information and communication technology (ICT) for sustainable development
  • Managing scientific innovation and diffusion for sustainable society
  • Using social media to achieve sustainable development goals Appropriate and alternative technology for natural resource management
  • Science and technology in disaster preparedness and management (e.g. flood, drought, desertification, forest fire, cyclone, hurricane)

*Climate change

  • Adaptation and mitigation: Role of stakeholders
  • Biodiversity and conservation: prospects and challenges under climate change
  • Public policies in building resilience to climate change impacts Sustainable options for financing climate change
  • Emerging trends in compensation and rewards for ecosystem services


  • Societal costs of a fossil fuel dependent economy
  • Successful models for renewable energy technologies
  • Sustainable industrial energy models


  • Water contamination: quality, access and equity
  • Cultural practices of water preservation and conservation
  • Challenges and practices in drinking water provision both in rural and urban areas

*Urban Ecology

  • Emerging options for sustainable cities
  • Urban water bodies: sustainability and its challenges
  • Cultural practices in preserving urban ecology

*Environmental Governance and Policy

  • Policies and laws for technology transfer and diffusion of innovation
  • Democratic mechanisms and decision making processes for sustainable development
  • Environmental governance and public policy: issues and challenges

*Inequality and Justice

  • Role of technology in addressing social inequality
  • Resistance against technology: GMO, biotechnology, nanotechnology, nuclear energy
  • Social inequality, environmental degradation and justice
  • Corporate social and environmental responsibility


Before 31st January, 2014

  • Indian delegates: INR Rs 4000/-
  • Indian students: INR Rs 2000/-
  • International delegates (RC24 members): USD 150
  • International students (RC24 members): USD 100
  • International delegates (Non-RC24 members): USD 250
  • International students (Non-RC24 members): USD 150

After 31st January, 2014

  • Indian delegates: INR Rs 5500/-
  • Indian students: INR Rs 3000/-
  • International delegates (RC24 members): USD 175
  • International students (RC24 members): USD 120
  • International delegates (Non-RC24 members): USD 300
  • International students (Non-RC24 members): USD 175

The conference will be held between 2nd and 4th March, 2014.

For further details and for registration click here

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