The 4th International Conference on Sustainable Future for Human Security (SUSTAIN) 2013

The 4th International Conference on Sustainable Future for Human Security (SUSTAIN) 2013


Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto University, JAPAN

Kyoto, October 18 – 21, 2013

The past three conferences have attracted more than 350 participants from Europe, Africa and Asia, with highly-qualified papers and posters. This time we are expecting more than two hundred participants for oral and poster presentations. The SUSTAIN conference originated from the need to provide an inter-disciplinary forum where the most serious problems affecting a sustainable future for human security can be discussed, in recognition of the fact that many future problems cannot be solved by a “siloed” approach.
The emphasis on a sustainable future is in response to the general awareness of the need to solve numerous human-related problems resulting from the rapid growth of modern society. The topic of a sustainable future for human security needs to be discussed in an integrated way, in accordance with the principles of sustainability, considering energy and materials supply, economies and trade, technology, cities, agriculture, social and environmental aspects.
The conference will address problems of primary importance for human security, discussing and proposing a more constructive and progressive approach to ensure future societal sustainability. The meeting will provide a common forum for a wide range of researchers and practitioners specialising in a range of subjects related to the conference themes.
The Organization for the Promotion of International Relations (OPIR) Kyoto University, Graduate School Energy Science (ES), Global Center for Education and Research on Human Security Engineering (HSE), Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere (RISH), Global COE Program for Sustainability / Survivability Science for a Resilient Society Adaptable to Extreme Weather Conditions (GCOE-ARS) and Inter-Graduate School Program for Sustainable Development and Survivable Societies (GSS) has co-hosted the SustaiN 2012 conference. This year, the SustaiN Society will organize the 4th International Conference on a Sustainable Future for Human Security (SustaiN) 2013, together with the Indonesian Student Association (ISA) in Kyoto-Shiga, Japan.
The Sustainable Future for Human Security also includes the following objectives
  • To provide a forum for international researchers community to discuss, share and exchange their latest research progress in relation with sustainable future issues.
  • To develop and promote a sustainable networking between participants to hold human securities and bridging ideas into policies and desired realities.
  • To broaden information access for scientific communities toward global scientific, technology, social, economics and engineering societies.
  • To empower Asian in general and South East Asia in particular for research collaboration, network and partnership among researcher communities and decision makers.


Therefore the hosts and organisers cordially invite global scholars to discuss, disseminate and share their knowledge, research and ideas at our 4th SustaiN. We look forward to welcoming you to Kyoto.


Selected papers presented at The 4th International Conference on Sustainable Future for Human Security 2013 will be published either in the Environmental Science Procedia (Journal under Elsevier, ISSN: 1878-0296) – scopus index or International Journal for Sustainable Future of Human Security (ISSN : e-paper 2187 – 4506; printed paper 1884 – 8850).


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