The Conference Proceedings consists of two components:
This document, in hard copy, with the programme and the abstracts that were received by 28 May ; and
Electronic documentation, on the flash disk, comprising of a revision of this document with additional abstracts received after 28 May as well as the full academic papers.
Click here to download the full programme and abstract.
Reviewing procedure of abstracts and full academic papers
The Call for Abstracts required the submission of extended abstracts by early December . The International Organising Committee reviewed the extended abstracts and successful authors were notified by 21 December . Full academic papers were request by mid-February 2013. These papers were subjected to a double-blind pier review process, which was arranged through the International Scientific Committee. Revised abstracts and full academic papers, following the reviewing process, were required by the end of April 2013, with extensions given until 28 May , for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings. Where the registration of the presenting author only occurred after 28 May, these abstracts are only provided in electronic format, as described above.
The copyright, of the full papers, vests with the authors and not with the conference proceedings. The ISDRC 19 scientific committee then encourages authors to submit the papers to accredited journals in their respective fields.
Participants are invited to submit original abstracts for oral and/or poster presentations, in line with the core themes of the conference to explore Just Transitions; these being:
A. Crisis, Complexity, Global Change & Transitions, with a critical analysis of the Science of Sustainability, Academia, Ethics and Leadership.
B. Rethinking development in terms of greening the developmental state, new forms of urbanism in the context of ecology, social development and food security.
C. Better Governance, Institutions and Economic structures, to support sustainable development and design.
D. Achieving rapid transitions for sustainable living, decoupling production and consumption from resource limits and ecological constraints, and pioneering innovative, liveable and sustainable contexts.
The overarching themes described above have been divided into eight broad sub-themes, and provisional tracks, as identified below. Authors need to submit their abstracts in line with the sub-themes and indicate to which specific track they are applying. This will improve the chances of acceptance and securing specific tracks, since only a limited number of papers can be accommodated at ISDRC 19. Each track will have one track chair, and a co-chair; they will jointly coordinate the double-blind reviewing process of the submitted papers.
Depending on the number of papers received, tracks are subject to be changed or be merged with other tracks subsequent to agreement by the scientific committee.