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The 1st World Sustainability Forum

01/11/2011 - 30/11/2011
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Research concerned with sustainability and sustainable development is progressing fast. Simultaneously, activities within industry, government and academia are becoming more globalized. Successful research requires interaction with multiple partners around the world. We are facing an obvious need for new types of communication within our scientific community. Sciforum.net electronic conferences provide a platform for fast exchange of the latest research findings, as well as a possibility for global meetings with no limitations related to traveling.

The World Sustainability Forum 2011 (WSF-2011) will cover timely research topics concerned with sustainability and sustainable development. The conference will include six topical sessions focusing on:

1. Environmental Sustainability (Section A).
2. Economical Sustainability (Section B).
3. Social Sustainability (Section C).
4. Renewable Energy Self-Sufficiency (Section D).
5. Energy Return-on-Investment (Section E).
6. Governance & Sustainability (Section F).
7. Sustainability Assessment and Policies (Section G).
8. Remote Sensing for Sustainable Management of Land and Biodiversity (Section H)
9. General and Related topics (Section I)

This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with issues related to recent insights and advances in these topics. In particular, the conference will encourage both theoretical and practical debates surrounding environmental, economical and social contexts for those who want to go beyond the buzzword.

The conference will be completely free of charge―both to attend and for authors to publish―and is sponsored by MDPI and the scientific journal Sustainability. Selected papers will be published in the journal Sustainability.

The 1st World Sustainability Forum Conference will be held at www.sciforum.net, a new platform developed by MDPI to organize electronic conferences for scholars.

Please submit your abstract with max 2500 character (in English) by October 1, 2011. Abstracts should be submitted online at www.wsforum.org. All submissions will be reviewed by our scientific committee. For accepted abstracts, a full draft paper should be submitted by October 30, 2011.


Paper Submission Guidelines

Procedure for Submission, Peer-Review, Revision and Acceptance of Conference Proceedings Papers

1. Scholars interested in participating with the conference can submit their abstract (about 200-300 words covering the areas of manuscripts for the proceedings issue) online on this website until 1 October 2011.

2. The Conference Committee will pre-evaluate, based on the submitted abstract, whether a contribution from the authors of the abstract will be welcome for 1st World Sustainability Forum.
All authors will be notified by 15 October 2011 about the acceptance of their abstract.

3. If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the author is asked to submit his manuscript, optionally along with a PowerPoint and/or video presentation of his/her paper, until the submission deadline of 31 October 2011.

4. The manuscripts and presentations will be available on www.wsforum.org for discussion and rating during the time of the conference 1 – 30 November 2011.

5. The Open Access Journal Sustainability will publish the proceedings of the conference as a Special Issue. After the conference, the Conference Committee will select manuscripts that may be included for publication in this Special Issue. Five of the manuscripts with the highest scientific quality will be published free of charge following a successful peer-review.
Proceedings Paper

Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must have the following organization:

Firstpage:
o Title
o Full author names
o Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses
o Abstract
o Keywords
• Introduction
• Methods
• Results and Discussion
• Conclusions
• (Acknowledgements)
• References

Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word or any other word processor.The publication format will be PDF. The manuscript should count at least 3 pages (incl. figures, tables and references). There is no page limit on the length, although authors are asked to keep their papers as concise as possible.

Presentation Slides

Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the Manuscript. Slides, if available, will be displayed directly in the website using Sciforum.net's proprietary slides viewer. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results can be presented. Slides should be converted to the PDF format before submission so that our process can easily and automatically convert them for online displaying.

Video Presentations

Besides their active participation within the forum, authors are also encouraged to submit video presentations. If you are interested in submitting, please contact the conference organizerwsf@mdpi.com to get to know more about the procedure. This is an unique way of presenting your paper and discuss it with peers from all over the world. Make a difference and join us for this project!

Submission of Manuscripts

Submission: Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.wsforum.org by registering and logging in to this website.
• Accepted File Formats:
o pdf.
Manuscript Preparation
• Paper Format: A4 paper format, the printing area is 17.5 cm x 26.2 cm. The margins should be 1.75 cm on each side of the paper (top, bottom, left, and right sides).
• Formatting / Style: The paper style of the Journal Sustainability should be followed. You may download a template file to prepare your paper. The full titles and the cited papers must be given. Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example [4] or [1-3], and all the references should be listed separately and as the last section at the end of the manuscript.
• Authors List and Affiliation Format: Authors' full first and last names must be given. Abbreviated middle name can be added. For papers written by various contributors a corresponding author must be designated. The PubMed/MEDLINE format is used for affiliations: complete street address information including city, zip code, state/province, country, and email address should be added. All authors who contributed significantly to the manuscript (including writing a section) should be listed on the first page of the manuscript, below the title of the article. Other parties, who provided only minor contributions, should be listed under Acknowledgments only. A minor contribution might be a discussion with the author, reading through the draft of the manuscript, or performing English corrections.
• Figures, Schemes and Tables: Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color. Full color graphics will be published free of charge. Figure and schemes must be numbered (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, etc.) and a explanatory title must be added. Tables should be inserted into the main text, and numbers and titles for all tables supplied. All table columns should have an explanatory heading. Please supply legends for all figures, schemes and tables. The legends should be prepared as a separate paragraph of the main text and placed in the main text before a table, a figure or a scheme.

Potential Conflicts of Interest

It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section. It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section.

Instructions for Authors

Procedure for Submission, Peer-Review, Revision and Acceptance of Conference Proceedings Papers
Submission

Submissions should be done by the authors online by registering with www.sciforum.net, and using the "New Submission" function once logged into system.

1. Scholars interested in participating with the conference can submit their abstract (about 200-300 words covering the areas of manuscripts for the proceedings issue) online on this website until 1 October 2011.2. The Conference Committee will pre-evaluate, based on the submitted abstract, whether a contribution from the authors of the abstract will be welcome for 1st World Sustainability Forum.

All authors will be notified by 15 October 2011 about the acceptance of their abstract.

3. If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the author is asked to submit his manuscript, optionally along with a PowerPoint and/or video presentation of his/her paper, until the submission deadline of 31 October 2011.

4. The manuscripts and presentations will be available on www.wsforum.org for discussion and rating during the time of the conference 1 – 30 November 2011.

5. The Open Access Journal Sustainability will publish the proceedings of the conference as a Special Issue. After the conference, the Conference Committee will select manuscripts that may be included for publication in this Special Issue. Five of the manuscripts with the highest scientific quality will be published free of charge following a successful peer-review.
Proceedings Paper
Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must have the following organization:

• Firstpage:
o Title
o Full author names
o Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses
o Abstract
o Keywords
• Introduction
• Methods
• Results and Discussion
• Conclusions
• (Acknowledgements)
• References

Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word or any other word processor and should be converted to the PDF format before submission. The publication format will be PDF. The manuscript should count at least 3 pages (incl. figures, tables and references). There is no page limit on the length, although authors are asked to keep their papers as concise as possible.
Presentation Slides
Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the Manuscript. Slides, if available, will be displayed directly in the website using Sciforum.net's proprietary slides viewer. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results can be presented. Slides should be converted to the PDF format before submission so that our process can easily and automatically convert them for online displaying.
Video Presentations
Besides their active participation within the forum, authors are also encouraged to submit video presentations. If you are interested in submitting, please contact the conference organizer – wsf@mdpi.com to get to know more about the procedure. This is an unique way of presenting your paper and discuss it with peers from all over the world. Make a difference and join us for this project!
Submission of Manuscripts
• Submission: Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.wsforum.org by registering and logging in to this website.
• Accepted File Formats:
o pdf.
Manuscript Preparation
• Paper Format: A4 paper format, the printing area is 17.5 cm x 26.2 cm. The margins should be 1.75 cm on each side of the paper (top, bottom, left, and right sides).
• Formatting / Style: The paper style of the Journal Sustainability should be followed. You may download a template file to prepare your paper. The full titles and the cited papers must be given. Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example [4] or [1-3], and all the references should be listed separately and as the last section at the end of the manuscript.
• Authors List and Affiliation Format: Authors' full first and last names must be given. Abbreviated middle name can be added. For papers written by various contributors a corresponding author must be designated. The PubMed/MEDLINE format is used for affiliations: complete street address information including city, zip code, state/province, country, and email address should be added. All authors who contributed significantly to the manuscript (including writing a section) should be listed on the first page of the manuscript, below the title of the article. Other parties, who provided only minor contributions, should be listed under Acknowledgments only. A minor contribution might be a discussion with the author, reading through the draft of the manuscript, or performing English corrections.
• Figures, Schemes and Tables: Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color. Full color graphics will be published free of charge. Figure and schemes must be numbered (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, etc.) and a explanatory title must be added. Tables should be inserted into the main text, and numbers and titles for all tables supplied. All table columns should have an explanatory heading. Please supply legends for all figures, schemes and tables. The legends should be prepared as a separate paragraph of the main text and placed in the main text before a table, a figure or a scheme.
Potential Conflicts of Interest
It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section. It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section.
Copyright
MDPI AG, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting a Communication paper to this conference, you retain the copyright of your paper, but you grant MDPI AG the non-exclusive right to publish this paper online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means you can easily submit your paper to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

List of accepted submissions (89)

Title Authors Poster Submitted Abstract
Sustainable Business: Are we heading in the right direction? Don Clifton N/A 17 Aug 2011 Show
How can Behaviour Change Theory Contribute to a Reduce, Re-use and Recycle Approach to Waste Management in the NHS: A Feasibility Study Andrew Nichols Professor Janet Richardson N/A 23 Aug 2011 Show
Materiality Approach in Sustainability Reporting: applications, Dilemmas, and Challenges Yining Zhou N/A 30 Aug 2011 Show
Corporate Sustainability Assessment: A Historical Review Rokas Grunda N/A 04 Sep 2011 Show
Strategic Corporate Sustainability Management Model Rokas Grunda N/A 04 Sep 2011 Show

Conference Chairs

Chair

Dietrich Rordorf

MDPI AG

DETAILS
Email: rordorf@mdpi.org

Chair of the 1st World Sustainability Forum

Prof. Dr. Marc A. Rosen,
University of Ontario
Institute of Technology (North Oshawa, Canada)
Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Sustainability

Contacts

Dr. Shu-Kun Lin
Executive Chairman, WSF-2011
MDPI AG, Postfach, CH-4005 Basel, Switzerland
E-mail: lin@mdpi.com
Tel. +41 61 683 77 34

Mr. Thomas Schurter
IT Support, WSF-2011
MDPI AG, Postfach, CH-4005 Basel, Switzerland
E-mail: schurter@mdpi.com
Tel. +41 61 683 77 34

Dr. José Monteiro
Proceedings publication, WSF-2011
MDPI AG, Postfach, CH-4005 Basel, Switzerland
E-mail: monteiro@mdpi.com
Tel. +41 61 683 77 34

Mr. Julien Comat
Accounting, WSF-2011
MDPI AG, Postfach, CH-4005 Basel, Switzerland
E-mail: comat@mdpi.com
Tel. +41 61 683 77 34

Preliminary List of Sessions and Session Chairs

A: Environmental Sustainability

Dr. Judy Tisdall,

Department of Agricultural Sciences, La Trobe University
(Melbourne, Australia)

Prof. Paul Phillips,
University of Northampton
(Northampton, United Kingdom)

Prof. Dr. Alexandra Drizo
PhosphoReduc LLC, University of Vermont
(Burlington, United States)

Dr. Timothy R. Green

Agriculture Research Service
(Washington, United States)

B: Economical Sustainability

Prof. Dr. Sanjai Bhagat
Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado
(Boulder, United States)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gürkan Kumbaroglu
RWTH Aachen University
(Aachen, Germany)

C: Social Sustainability

D: Renewable Energy Self-Sufficiency


Prof. Christopher Koroneos

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
(Thessaloniki, Greece)

E: Energy Return-on-Investment

Prof. Dr. Charles A.S. Hall
State University of New York
(Syracuse, United States)

Prof. Dr. Jesus Martinez-Frias
Centro de Astrobiologia, CSIC-INTA (Madrid, Spain)

F: Governance & Sustainability

Prof. Dr. Terence J. Centner
University of Georgia (Athens, United States)

G: Sustainability Assessment and Policies

H: Remote Sensing for Sustainable Management of Land and Biodiversity

Prof. Dr. Michael J. Falkowski
Michigan Technological University
(Houghton, United States)

Dr. Alistair Smith
University of Idaho
(Moscow, United States)

Dr. Duccio Rocchini
Edmund Mach Foundation, IASMA Research and Innovation Centre
(S. Michele all'Adige, Italy)

I: General and Related topics

Scientific Advisory Committee

Prof. Dr. Devrim Akca, Isik University (Istanbul, Turkey)
Prof. Dr. Walid El Ansari, University of Gloucestershire (Gloucester, United Kingdom)
Prof. Dr. Sanjai Bhagat, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado (Boulder, United States)
Prof. Dr. Terence J. Centner, University of Georgia (Athens, United States)
Prof. Dr. John W. Crawford, Judith and David Coffey Chair in Sustainable Agriculture, University of Sydney (Sydney, Australia)
Prof. Dr. Alexandra Drizo, PhosphoReduc LLC, University of Vermont (Burlington, United States)
Prof. Dr. Michael J. Falkowski, Michigan Technological University (Houghton, United States)
Prof. Dr. Matthias Finkbeiner, Chair of Sustainable Engineering, Technical University Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
Dr. Timothy R. Green, Agriculture Research Service (Washington, United States)
Mr. Sascha Grimmer, University of Basel (Basel, Switzerland)
Prof. Dr. Charles A.S. Hall, State University of New York (Syracuse, United States)
Dr. Rainer Hofmann, Lincoln University (Lincoln, New Zealand)
Dr. Rodney Keenan, Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research, University of Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia)
Prof. Dr. Robert W. Marans, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, United States)
Dr. Clelia Marti, Centre for Water Research, University of Western Australia (Perth, Australia)
Dr. Andrew McGonigle, Department of Geography, University of Sheffield (Sheffield, United Kingdom)
Prof. Dr. Daniel M. Kammen, Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, United States)
Prof. Christopher Koroneos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Thessaloniki, Greece)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gürkan Kumbaroglu, RWTH Aachen University (Aachen, Germany)
Prof. Dr. Jesus Martinez-Frias, Centro de Astrobiologia, CSIC-INTA (Madrid, Spain)
Dr. José Monteiro, University of Basel (Basel, Switzerland)
Prof. Paul Phillips, University of Northampton (Northampton, United Kingdom)
Dr. Dale A. Quattrochi, Senior Research Scientist, NASA (Huntsville, United States)
Dr. Duccio Rocchini, Edmund Mach Foundation, IASMA Research and Innovation Centre (S. Michele all'Adige, Italy)
Prof. Dr. Marc A. Rosen, University of Ontario (North Oshawa, Canada)
Prof. Dr. Jean-Claude Ruel, Université Laval (Québec City, Canada)
Dr. Alistair Smith, University of Idaho (Moscow, United States)
Prof. Dr. Thomas J. Straka, Clemson University (Clemson, United States)
Dr. Salvatore Stramondo, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (Rome, Italy)
Dr. Judy Tisdall, Department of Agricultural Sciences, La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia)
Prof. Dr. John Parm Ulhøi, Aarhus University (Aarhus, Denmark)
Dr. Frank Witlox, Professor of Economic Geography, Ghent University (Ghent, Belgium)

Organizing Committee

Dr. Shu-Kun Lin (Basel, Switzerland)
Dr. Brietta Pike (Basel, Switzerland)
Dr. José Monteiro (Basel, Switzerland)
Mr. Sascha Grimmer (Basel, Switzerland)
Mr. Thomas Schurter (Basel, Switzerland)

Proceedings & Editors

Conference Chair

Marc A. Rosen


Production Editors

Julio A. Seijas
M. Pilar Vázquez Tato


CD-ROM edition

ISBN: 3-906980-27-8
Published in 2012 by MDPI, Basel, Switzerland
©2012 by MDPI, Basel, Switzerland


Rates for CD-ROM archive edition

CHF 100 before the conference
CHF 150 after the conference
CHF 250 per year for non-participants and for institutions

Please place the order by e-mail: Billing

Conference Organizers

Chair of the 1st World Sustainability Forum

Prof. Dr. Marc A. Rosen,
University of Ontario
Institute of Technology (North Oshawa, Canada)
Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Sustainability

Preliminary List of Sessions and Session Chairs

A: Environmental Sustainability

Dr. Judy Tisdall,
Department of Agricultural Sciences, La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia)

Prof. Paul Phillips,
University of Northampton (Northampton, United Kingdom)

Prof. Dr. Alexandra Drizo
PhosphoReduc LLC, University of Vermont (Burlington, United States)

Dr. Timothy R. Green

Agriculture Research Service (Washington, United States)

B: Economical Sustainability

Prof. Dr. Sanjai Bhagat
Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado (Boulder, United States)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gürkan Kumbaroglu
RWTH Aachen University (Aachen, Germany)


C: Social Sustainability



D: Renewable Energy Self-Sufficiency

Prof. Christopher Koroneos
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Thessaloniki, Greece)


E: Energy Return-on-Investment

Prof. Dr. Charles A.S. Hall
State University of New York (Syracuse, United States)

Prof. Dr. Jesus Martinez-Frias
Centro de Astrobiologia, CSIC-INTA (Madrid, Spain)


F: Governance & Sustainability

Prof. Dr. Terence J. Centner
University of Georgia (Athens, United States)


G: Sustainability Assessment and Policies



H: Remote Sensing for Sustainable Management of Land and Biodiversity

Prof. Dr. Michael J. Falkowski
Michigan Technological University (Houghton, United States)

Dr. Alistair Smith
University of Idaho (Moscow, United States)

Dr. Duccio Rocchini
Edmund Mach Foundation, IASMA Research and Innovation Centre (S. Michele all'Adige, Italy)


I: General and Related topics

Contacts

Dr. Shu-Kun Lin
Executive Chairman, WSF-2011
MDPI AG, Postfach, CH-4005 Basel, Switzerland
E-mail: lin@mdpi.com
Tel. +41 61 683 77 34

Mr. Thomas Schurter
IT Support, WSF-2011
MDPI AG, Postfach, CH-4005 Basel, Switzerland
E-mail: schurter@mdpi.com
Tel. +41 61 683 77 34

Dr. José Monteiro
Proceedings publication, WSF-2011
MDPI AG, Postfach, CH-4005 Basel, Switzerland
E-mail: monteiro@mdpi.com
Tel. +41 61 683 77 34

Mr. Julien Comat
Accounting, WSF-2011
MDPI AG, Postfach, CH-4005 Basel, Switzerland
E-mail: comat@mdpi.com
Tel. +41 61 683 77 34

Scientific Advisory Committee

Prof. Dr. Devrim Akca, Isik University (Istanbul, Turkey)

Prof. Dr. Walid El Ansari, University of Gloucestershire (Gloucester, United Kingdom)

Prof. Dr. Sanjai Bhagat, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado (Boulder, United States)

Prof. Dr. Terence J. Centner, University of Georgia (Athens, United States)

Prof. Dr. John W. Crawford,
Judith and David Coffey Chair in Sustainable Agriculture, University of Sydney (Sydney, Australia)

Prof. Dr. Alexandra Drizo, PhosphoReduc LLC, University of Vermont (Burlington, United States)

Prof. Dr. Michael J. Falkowski, Michigan Technological University (Houghton, United States)

Prof. Dr. Matthias Finkbeiner, Chair of Sustainable Engineering, Technical University Berlin (Berlin, Germany)

Dr. Timothy R. Green, Agriculture Research Service (Washington, United States)

Mr. Sascha Grimmer, University of Basel (Basel, Switzerland)

Prof. Dr. Charles A.S. Hall, State University of New York (Syracuse, United States)

Dr. Rainer Hofmann, Lincoln University (Lincoln, New Zealand)

Dr. Rodney Keenan, Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research, University of Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia)

Prof. Dr. Robert W. Marans, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, United States)

Dr. Clelia Marti, Centre for Water Research, University of Western Australia (Perth, Australia)

Dr. Andrew McGonigle, Department of Geography, University of Sheffield (Sheffield, United Kingdom)

Prof. Dr. Daniel M. Kammen, Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, United States)

Prof. Christopher Koroneos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Thessaloniki, Greece)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gürkan Kumbaroglu, RWTH Aachen University (Aachen, Germany)

Prof. Dr. Jesus Martinez-Frias, Centro de Astrobiologia, CSIC-INTA (Madrid, Spain)

Dr. José Monteiro, University of Basel (Basel, Switzerland)

Prof. Paul Phillips, University of Northampton (Northampton, United Kingdom)

Dr. Dale A. Quattrochi, Senior Research Scientist, NASA (Huntsville, United States)

Dr. Duccio Rocchini, Edmund Mach Foundation, IASMA Research and Innovation Centre (S. Michele all'Adige, Italy)

Prof. Dr. Marc A. Rosen, University of Ontario (North Oshawa, Canada)

Prof. Dr. Jean-Claude Ruel, Université Laval (Québec City, Canada)

Dr. Alistair Smith, University of Idaho (Moscow, United States)

Prof. Dr. Thomas J. Straka, Clemson University (Clemson, United States)

Dr. Salvatore Stramondo, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (Rome, Italy)

Dr. Judy Tisdall, Department of Agricultural Sciences, La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia)

Prof. Dr. John Parm Ulhøi, Aarhus University (Aarhus, Denmark)

Dr. Frank Witlox, Professor of Economic Geography, Ghent University (Ghent, Belgium)

Organizing Committee

Dr. Shu-Kun Lin (Basel, Switzerland)
Dr. Brietta Pike (Basel, Switzerland)
Dr. José Monteiro (Basel, Switzerland)
Mr. Sascha Grimmer (Basel, Switzerland)
Mr. Thomas Schurter (Basel, Switzerland)

List of Keynotes & Videos

Bringing Down the Banks: How Being Financed by Too Much Debt Played a Role (Prof. Dr. Sanjai Bhagat, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado)

This is a follow-up to Sanjai Bhagat's video on bank executive compensation. Bhagat, a finance professor at the Leeds School of Business, argues that U.S. banks should be funded with more capital and less debt and that the current standards for such funding are dangerously low.

Energy Sustainability in Buildings and Communities - Prof. Dr. Marc Rosen

This video contains a Keynote Presentation for the 1st World Sustainability Forum, prepared by our Chairman Prof. Dr. Marc Rosen from the Institute of Technology of the University of Ontario, Canada.

e-Book

This e-Book provides abstraction the subject of sustainability so that any title that interests you could be enlarged and read. <br/> Alternatively, you could download the PDF version.

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