Conference Topics

The scope of SUSTAIN 2018 encompasses but is not limited to:

1. Energy and Environment (EnE)

  • Renewable energy and energy efficiency
  • Energy related biotechnology and nanotechnology
  • Sustainable waste management
  • Sustainable consumption and production
  • Life cycle and environmental impact assessment
  • Strategic environmental assessment
  • Environmental pollution control

2. Sustainable Tropical Forest (STF)

  • Community forest management
  • Forest for water, food and energy
  • Forest biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Silvicultural technique for rehabilitation
  • Sustainable timber and non timber forest product
  • Soil and water conservation
  • Watershed management
  • Wetland management

3. Sustainable Agriculture (SA)

  • Food production system and technology
  • Agriculture and food process engineering
  • Precision agriculture
  • Information and communication technology in agriculture
  • Micro-climate and environment control
  • Technology for climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Integrated pest management
  • Nursery and breeding technology
  • Agricultural biotechnology

4. Sustainable Built Environment (BE)

  • Sustainable buildings and infrastructure
  • Sustainable and community development
  • Creative design and adaptability
  • Transportation and logistics
  • Regional/urban planning and design
  • Construction management
  • Heritage conservation
  • Tourism development

5. Climate Change (CC)

  • Biodiversity changes and scenarios
  • Carbon cycle
  • Hydrometeorological disaster
  • Flood and drought caused by extreme weather
  • Debris flow and sediment transport
  • Community based disaster risk management
  • Technology for disaster mitigation and prevention
  • Surveillance and early warning systems

6. Social (SC)

  • Democracy, democratization and human security
  • State and non-state actors in a changing world
  • Memories and identities
  • Sustainable development
  • Local preservation
  • Social resilience
  • Social inclusiveness
  • Peace, justice and strong institution