International Conference
Knowledge And Policy For Sustainable Development: Global Lessons And Local Challenges

September 25-27, 2019


Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University was established by an Act of Govt. of NCT of Delhi on July 28, 1998. It was conceived as a teaching and affiliating University with explicit objective to facilitate and promote studies, research and extension work in areas of professional and technical education. It is included under Section 2 (f) and 12 (B) of the University Grants Commission and has been awarded ‘A’ Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore for the period 2013-2018. It first got certified as ISO 9001: 2000 and was subsequently upgraded to ISO 9001: 2008 by the STQC Directorate, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Govt. of India. GGSIP University has been conferred with the "Golden Europe Award for Quality and Commercial Prestige" by Otherways Management & Consulting Association, Paris, France on 16.07.2012 giving credence to our commitment to quality management. The University has 12 Schools of Studies in its Dwarka campus, wherein various undergraduate and postgraduate academic programmes are being conducted for national and international students.


Directorate of International Affairs of the university is the nodal point for international students and facilitates promotion and consolidation of global academic and research collaborations at the level of faculty and students. Towards these goals, the directorate organizes various academic events aimed at furthering academic and research networks with international universities and institutions, as well as for promotion of socio-cultural and intellectual exchange environment. In addition, the directorate also acts as a nodal point for university level collaborations with respect to international funding opportunities, scholarships, fellowships and other opportunities for the faculty and students of the university.


Sustainability is emerging as a key theme for research in almost all fields of research in contemporary era. Sustainable development is the organizing principle for achieving human development goals. The desired outcome of sustainable development is creating a society where living conditions and usage of natural resources continue to address the human needs without compromising on stability and continuity of the natural ecosystem. However, the dilemma of sustainable development lies in the direct linkage of economic growth and climate change. While faster economic growth may help eliminate socio-economic issues like poverty, inequality, hunger, unemployment and social injustice, it comes with a burden on ecology like over consumption of natural reserves and greenhouse emissions leading to climate change, which in turn is detrimental for human development. The predicament of sustainable development can be addressed by setting up the priority of human development over unsustainable economic growth. United Nations has defined 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ranging across economic, educational, social, ecological, medical, urban living, and engineering disciplines. The SDGs are specifically aimed to eliminate poverty and hunger, ensure good health and well-being, provide quality education to all, ensure gender equality, provide clean water and sanitation, provide affordable and clean energy, foster decent work and economic growth, development of industry, innovation and infrastructure, reduce social and economic inequalities, encourage sustainable cities and communities, encourage responsible consumption and production, action of climate change, ensure sustained life on land and under water, create strong institutions for peace and justice, and invite partnerships to achieve the goals. The conference focuses on tracks across all these fields specified by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).


1.      Full paper submission  deadline                                  30th June 2019    15th July 2019

2.      Early-bird registration deadline                                  31st July 2019

3.      Camera ready paper submission deadline                   16th August 2019

4.      Regular registration deadline                                      31st August 2019

5.      Conference dates                                                       25th-27th September 2019


Early-bird registration rates:

-           Students (Indian)                                                        : Rs 1,500/-

-           Faculty (Indian)                                                          : Rs 4,000/-

-           Industry (Indian)                                                        : Rs 6,000/-

-           Students (Foreign)                                                      : USD 75/-

-           Faculty and Industry (Foreign)                                   : USD 100/-

Regular rates (from 1st August 2019 to 31st August 2019):

-           Students (Indian)                                                        : Rs 2,500/-

-           Faculty (Indian)                                                          : Rs 5,000/-

-           Industry (Indian)                                                        : Rs 8,000/-

-           Students (Foreign)                                                      : USD 100/-

-           Faculty and Industry (Foreign)                                   : USD 150/-

-          Spot registration (only attend)                                    : Rs 2,500/-



1.      Energy, Environment and Healthcare

i)                    Clean, renewable and sustainable energy alternatives

ii)                  Air and water pollution, community health and preventive measures

iii)                River and groundwater resources: Management, conservation and sustainable utilization

iv)                Waste water treatment technologies and bioremediation

v)                  Biodiversity conservation and societal welfare

vi)                Conserving habitats and protecting livelihoods

vii)              Restoration and rehabilitation of degraded systems and ecosystem services

viii)            Geo informatics and remote sensing

2.      Climate Change, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

i)                    Climate change impacts, vulnerability and mitigation

ii)                  Climate change, food security and enhanced agriculture ambiguities

iii)                Bio-diversity conservation for future food and agriculture

iv)                Climate smart communities and adaptation

v)                  Urbanization climate resilient cities and sustainable cities.

vi)                Natural disasters and disaster risk reduction

vii)              Climate smart governance, gender neutral and inclusive policies

3.      Law and Governance for Sustainable Development

i)                    International law, practice, principles and governance for sustainable development

ii)                  Human rights, role of civil society, citizen voice, and responsible governance to promote peaceful and inclusive societies

iii)                Energy laws and sustainable development

iv)                Public- private partnerships for sustainable governance and environmental protection

v)                  Role of International, regional and public local institutions in enhancing sustainable development

vi)                Trade, investments, intellectual property and competition law for quality of governance and economic innovation

vii)              Institutional, financial and technical assistance arrangements to design and implement Sustainable Development Goals 

viii)            Role of sustainable development laws in countering terrorism

4.      Public Policy, Sustainable Consumption and Corporate Interventions

i)                    Public policy for sustainable development

ii)                  Addressing poverty through sustainable consumption

iii)                Sustainable business practices for competitive advantage

iv)                CSR initiatives for sustainable development

v)                  Financial sector interventions and sustainable development

vi)                Industry 4.0 and sustainable consumption

vii)              Role of NGOs in promoting sustainable consumption

viii)            Sustainable attitudes and behaviors

5.      Innovation, Communication and Technology for Sustainable Development

i)                    Internet of Things (IoT) for sustainable development

ii)                  Cyber Physical System for sustainable development

iii)                Big Data Analytics for Disaster Management

iv)                Energy-efficient communications and networking

v)                  Modeling, Simulation, Image analysis and Pattern Recognition

vi)                Next-generation internet, wireless systems and communication

vii)              Application of IoT in Agriculture

viii)            IoT and smart cities

ix)                Innovation and clean technologies for sustainable development

6.      Education and Empowerment for Subjective Well-being

i)                    Education and the values discourse

ii)                  Education and equal opportunity

iii)                Educating for empowerment of the underprivileged

iv)                Education for happiness and subjective well-being

v)                  Ecofeminism and leadership

vi)                Responsible living for sustainable development



Papers may be submitted at in accordance with the following guidelines.

Oral Paper Submission Guidelines:

1.      All the submissions should be in MS word document, font type- Times New Roman, font size-12 point, and double spaced.

2.      The references should be in the latest Springer (APS) style sheet.

3.      All submissions should be anonymous to facilitate a double-blind peer review, and should contain an abstract (250-300 words) and keywords (4-5). 

4.      The full paper is expected to be between 4000-6000 words, including all references and other items.

5.      The paper should contain the following headings: Introduction; Review of Literature; Methodology; Results & Discussion (Findings) and Conclusion.

6.      The paper should have sections and headings such as 1, 1.1, 1.2, 2… and so on.

7.      While submission, the author(s) may indicate if they would want to make a poster presentation if their paper is not accepted for oral presentation but can be accepted for poster presentation.


Poster presentation Guidelines:

The participants willing to make poster presentations may indicate the same while making their submissions. They have a choice of structuring their submission(s) as per the oral paper submission guidelines as above or as per the poster display guidelines as below. However, upon acceptance as poster presentation, they need to structure the posters as per the following guidelines.

1.      A poster should be as self-explanatory as possible. It should be clear, structured, concise, and attractive.

2.      The proposal for a poster presentation should consist of an abstract (300 words at maximum) and an extended summary (1000 words at maximum, including references).

3.      Poster format should include the following headings: Introduction; Objectives; Material & Methods; Results & Discussion, and Conclusion.

4.      Poster Title: 30-35 font size in Arial Black – Body Text: 27-30 font size in Arial with single spacing.

5.      The images (clips arts, graphs, diagrams, and drawings) must be in high resolution EPS format (300 dpi).

6.      Poster Orientation: Portrait format.

7.      Poster Materials: Paper or cardboard and should be laminated.

8.      Dimensions of the poster boards are 90cm (height) x 70cm (width), submitted as one piece.



1.      Book(s): Accepted papers shall be reviewed for publication in SCOPUS and Web of Science indexed book(s) by Springer.

2.      Journals: The conference has collaborated with the following journals for publishing papers after the thorough review process -

  1.  World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management, and Sustainable Development (Inderscience, special issue) (Indexed in SCOPUS, Listed in ABDC) (Call for Papers available at;

  2.  International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies (Inderscience, special issue) (Indexed in SCOPUS, Listed in ABDC) (Call for Papers available at ;

  3.  Journal of Human Values (Sage, regular issue) (Indexed in SCOPUS);

  4.  Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management (Emerald, Special issue) (Indexed in SCOPUS and Web of Sciences, Listed in ABDC);

  5.  World Review of Science, Technology, and Sustainable Development (Inderscience, special issue) (Indexed in SCOPUS, Listed in ABDC);

  6. Entrepreneurial Business and Economics Review (Cracow University of Economics,Poland , Special Issue) (Indexed in SCOPUS and Web of Sciences) (Journal details available at; and

  7.  International Entrepreneurship (Cracow University of Economics,Poland , Special Issue) (Indexed in BazEkon, BazHum and DOAJ) (Journal details available at



Patron: Vice-Chancellor, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India

Advisor: Registrar, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India

Conference Chair: Prof Anubha Kaushik, Director, International Affairs, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India

Organizing Secretary: Dr Gagan Deep Sharma, Associate Director, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India

Core Committee: Prof P C Sharma, Prof Avinash Sharma, Prof N Raghuram, Prof N C Gupta, Prof Kanwal DP Singh, Prof Vivek Sachdeva, Prof Amit Prakash Singh, Dr Nimisha Sharma, Dr Sanchita, Ms Prartha Goel, Mr R K Reddy, Mr K S Dabas


Contact Address:

Dr Gagan Deep Sharma

Organizing Secretary
International Conference on Knowledge & Policy for Sustainable Development: Global Lessons and Local Challenges

Room No. DFR-305, 306, 307
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
Sector-16C Dwarka
New Delhi – 110078, India