Call for papers - IIASA Conference 2012. Worlds within reach: from science to policy

Start/Stop Date:
15 Jun 2012
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
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IIASA invites you to submit an abstract for the poster session of its international conference:


taking place in Austria from 24-26 October 2012

The poster sessions provide an excellent opportunity to display your research to conference participants and expected 800 people including researchers, policy makers, diplomats and research funders. IIASA˙s conference will build on the outcome of Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, by presenting what science can contribute toward the policies for resolving the many sustainability and development challenges brought about by today˙s major global transformations. Read more

Posters need to fit within one of the following conference themes:

  • Global Transformations - Understanding the world we live in and its possible futures
  • Drivers of Global Change - People, institutions, and technology: A systems perspective
  • Respecting Nature - Boundaries for a Fair and Secure World, Food and Water
  • The Multiple Co-benefits of a Cleaner, More Equitable World - Energy and Climate Stability
  • Eliminating the Unacceptable Social Ills of the 21st Century - Poverty and Inequity
  • Addressing the Challenges Concurrently - The formidable tools of Systems Analysis
  • New Concepts of Equity and Wellbeing
  • New Concepts of Development

Posters will be selected based on the quality of the research and the relevance to the conference themes, see conference program

To apply for the poster session, please complete the online form by 15 June 2012. A review of abstracts will be conducted by an independent committee of scientists both from IIASA and external organizations, and applicants will be notified of their acceptance by mid-July. The best posters will receive awards in the final plenary at IIASA.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact David McCollum or Sabine Fuss.