| Sustainable development: conference and call for papers

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Professionals and graduate students from all over the world are welcome to submit their work to the conference before 15 January 2009. The papers should be around 4 000 words and fit into one of the following categories:

  • presentation of highly specialised discoveries or outstanding inventions of relevance to sustainable development
  • reflection on the challenge of sustainable development in the years and decades to come
  • proposals for how to strengthen European research in the perspective of sustainable development.

Papers in the first two categories should fit into the theme of either efficiency and effectiveness, fairness or diversity.

Submissions will be judged on novelty, relevance, technical and scientific quality, potential impact of research strategy, identification of R&D needs and clarity of presentation. The Scientific Committee will screen the papers and pass the best ones on to the final judges. The selected papers will fill approximately half of the sessions available in the conference programme.

In addition, the European Climate Forum will award €1 000 to six winning papers, two from each category. These papers will be highlighted in the conference programme and published in a book in relation to the conference.