The 5th World Sustainability Forum: Transitioning toward Sustainability


The year 2015 is important for all of us. We are taking stock of the
accomplishments based on the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
that were adopted in the year 2000. The results of these efforts are
immensely positive. However, not all goals have been achieved and some
regions have benefitted less. The period marked by the MDGs will end
in December 2015.

As part of the post-2015 development agenda, the international community
is working intensely on a new set of goals, the UN Sustainable Development
Goals (SDGs), to be adopted at the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly
in the second half of September 2015.

CONFERENCE THEMES

The 5th World Sustainability Forum aims to be a platform for researchers to
present and engage with others on issues relating to sustainability in three
thematic areas:

Science, Technology, and Energy
Consumption, Lifestyles, Mobility, and Cities
Economics, Business, and Management

We seek to contribute to policy-relevant, change-oriented, and transdisciplinary
research and collaboration from science and technology, the life sciences, and
the social sciences across these three thematic areas and covering the following
sustainability dimensions:

Economic Development
Social Development
Environmental Protection

CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Two important figures of the UN SDGs have already agreed to give keynote lectures:

Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute and Special Advisor
on the Millennium Development Goals to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Prof. Klaus Leisinger, Special Advisor on business ethics to the Global Compact of
the United Nations and on the post-2015 development policy.

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE?

REGISTRATION

Registration information can be found at http://sciforum.net/conference/wsf-5/page/travel
If you have questions or need assistance, please email the Conference Secretariat: wsf5@mdpi.com
Registration fees are listed at http://sciforum.net/conference/wsf-5/page/13

PANEL PROPOSALS

Submit a 300 word abstract in English on the focus and purpose of your panel.
Indicate at least two paper presenters who will participate in your panel.
Indicate which panel would be your first and second choice, referring to the
table above (Panel 1 to Panel 9).
Add your name, institutional affiliation, phone number, and email address.
Submit the panel proposal not later than 15 February 2015 to wsf5@mdpi.com. You will be
notified by 1 March 2015.

PAPER PROPOSALS

Create an account on Sciforum.net and follow the procedure to "Submit a New Abstract" in your User Home.
Indicate which thematic area is best suited for your paper (Science, Technology, and Energy;
Consumption, Lifestyles, Mobility, and Cities; Economics, Business, and Management)
Submit a 300 word abstract in English, including the focus and contribution to sustainability.
If it is an empirical paper, include information about the data and data analysis, as well as the most relevant findings.
Submit the paper proposal not later than 15 February 2015. You will be notified by 1 March 2015.

POSTERS

Create an account on Sciforum.net and follow the procedure to "Submit a New Abstract" in your User Home.
Indicate which thematic area is best suited for your poster (Science, Technology, and Energy;
Consumption, Lifestyles, Mobility, and Cities; Economics, Business, and Management)
Submit a 200 world abstract in English, including the focus and contribution to sustainability.
If it is an empirical paper, include information about the data and data analysis, as well as the most relevant findings.
Submit the poster proposal not later than 15 February 2015. You will be notified by 1 March 2015.

PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES

Special issue relating to this conference in the journal Sustainability: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability
Sustainability is indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded and the Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science)
and has an Impact Factor of 1.077 (Journal Citations Reports, 2013).
Three edited books, one for each of the three thematic areas, of a new book series entitled Frontiers in Sustainability.
A DOI number will be registered for each paper published in the edited books.
All Panel abstracts, paper abstracts, posters and presentations will be available online in Open Access on Sciforum.net.