Conference for: Innovation and Sustainability Transitions in Asia: Kuala Lumpur/ Malaysia 9-11 January 2011

[...] This conference will focus on the nature and role of sustainable system innovation in transforming Asian development pathways in field such as energy, mobility, sanitation, nutrition and housing in urban and rural areas. The conference will take stock of what has been learned in the International Human Dimensions Programme Core Project on Industrial Transformation (IHDP-IT) over the last ten years, as well as move forward a new research agenda supported by the APN (Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research) and the Research Council of Norway. We welcome an international network of researchers, practitioners, policy makers and other actors who are interested in innovation and in exploring how it influences alternative, more sustainable development pathways.

Organisation:
The conference is organised under the auspices of the IHDP's Industrial Transformation project; APN - Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research; University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur; The Research Council of Norway; Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands and the Jadavpur University, India

Conference registration fee is U$150. This covers:
- Conference materials (programme, list of participants, no bags or folders
- Lunches and coffee breaks on 9th, 10th and 11th January 2011
- Reception buffet on 9th January 2011
- Dinner on 10th January 2011
- Book with selected best papers which will be produced after the conference.

Participants will be asked to pay their own travel expenses and hotel costs at the conference venue (a block booking of rooms will be made by the organisers at preferential rates). However, financial assistance for travel and subsistence is available for participants from the Asian region. 

Abstracts for papers and proposals for sessions (no more than 500 words) will be considered by the conference Scientific Committee. For sessions an overview and 3-4 abstracts should be proposed, and a session chair identified. Both, paper abstracts and session proposals should be submitted to it-apn2010@ivm.vu.nl by 30th September 2010.

The conference Scientific Committee will provide decisions on selected papers and sessions by the 30 October 2010.

Those invited to present will be asked to provide short papers by 15 December 2010. These will be made available on the conference website: http://umconference.um.edu.my/it-apn2011 prior to the meeting. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to make 15 minute presentations at the conference.

Deadline for Application: 30th September 2010
Contact Adress: it-apn2010@ivm.vu.nl