International and Middle East conference on Sustainability and Human Development (iMESH 2013)

Organization: ADNEC Conference Halls

Venue: ADNEC Conference Halls

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Event Date/Time: Apr 02, 2013 / 9:00 am - (GMT +4:00 hours) End Date/Time: Apr 04, 2013 / 5:00 pm - (GMT +4:00 hours)
Registration Date: Apr 04, 2013 Time: 17:00:00(GMT +4:00 hours)
Early Registration Date: Mar 21, 2013 Time: 12:00:00(GMT +4:00 hours)
Paper Submission Date: Jan 25, 2013 Time: 12:00:00(GMT +4:00 hours)
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Description

2nd – 4th April 2013, Abu Dhabi

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

The first call for participation is open and we invite researchers and practitioners to submit original work for presentation at the International and Middle East Conference on Sustainability and Human Development 2013 (iMESH 2013) to be convened at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company conference halls, Abu Dhabi, UAE.


Scholars are encouraged to submit theoretical, empirical and practice oriented papers on the themes of the conference. We welcome high quality submissions in any of the cognate areas listed below in an international context, though we are particularly seeking work conducted in the context of the Middle East region, with potential application to policy for improving the quality of life for citizens. The main criteria for acceptance are originality, relevance and scientific merit.

The deadline for submissions is January 25th 2013. Confirmation of acceptance will be communicated by February 22nd 2013, and final versions of papers must be received by March 15th 2013 to be included in the proceedings. Late submissions may be included in the conference programme and the online proceedings if the schedule permits and at the discretion of the programme committee. Conference programme will be held April 2nd to 4th 2013.


CONFERENCE AIMS
In this the inaugural conference organized under the auspices of the Ithmaar research and consultancy group, we aim to provide the leading forum for debate on issues of importance to the Middle East region. Through a structured programme of research presentations, seminars, workshops, panel discussions, posters, demonstrations and exhibition, it is intended that participants will gain new insights, knowledge and competencies of relevance to the betterment of life for the peoples of the Gulf and the wider Middle East. Scholars and policy makers will have the opportunity to engage in discussion on the pressing problems facing the long-term viability and sustainability of the region, including considerations for diversity and well-being of local communities in reaction to the challenges posed by growing globalization and development.

The chair invites original high quality contributions in the following broad thematic areas:

Sustainability
Diversity
Well-being
 

Diversity
A truly diverse society is one that values differences amongst people, and welcomes individuality and identity as it arises from a culmination of influences from ones culture, religion, ethnicity, political disposition, demographic attributes and innumerable psychological states. Diversity should be seen as an essential ingredient in a thriving socio-eco-system that includes the relationship amongst people, and that between humans and their environment. The management of diversity in society addresses the policies and practices in government, municipal offices and commercial organizations for ensuring that individuals are given fair opportunities irrespective of their individuality and differences. It involves recognizing special traits possessed by individuals and providing ways to encourage their utilization for the sustained benefit of the individual, the organization, the local community, and the whole of society. Recent advances in diversity research address the non-observable tacit dimensions of difference, and focus on the dynamic nature of identity as it evolves from a continual interaction with environmental contexts.

Sustainability
Sustainability involves conserving the world’s resources for future generations. It also means adopting practices that contribute to a balanced and fair society, which complements and supports its environment, as well as working to achieve economic stability and success. We are ever more becoming aware of the need to think about the future consequences of our actions and not just live in the present. Our decisions and actions today impact our ability to have the same degree of choice in the future, thus, sustainability is an important concern for private individuals, business, and government. A great deal of attention has already been targeted at the environment to ensure that organizations consider human ecology when planning for future development. However, the impact of globalization, modernization and arguably capitalism on people and communities is increasingly drawing attention as an essential consideration in the growth plans of socially responsible policies for corporations and the state. Individual attitudes towards human development, freedom of choice, and the competing objectives of conservation and growth can determine the well-being and long term viability of communities.

Well-being
Well-being refers to the state of existence of an individual, and for which their quality of life is of concern. People within different communities have different conceptions of well-being, so the task of evaluating another’s level of well-being requires inner knowledge of their values, motivations, desires and priorities. A universal index of poverty, deprivation or quality of life is necessarily limited and proves unsatisfactory when personal circumstances are not fully understood. Other concerns have emerged that place priority on a general sense of well-being, which is determined by, amongst other things, opportunities available to members of a community for education, health and work, and satisfaction with environmental conditions over and above provision of human basic needs. Of current concern are innovative notions of well-being, their determinants and associated means of measurement, and policies that recognize the level of well-being of an individual.

 

 

Venue

Khaleej Al Arabi Street
Abu Dhabi
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Organizations

ADNEC Conference Halls
Khaleej Al Arabi Street
Abu Dhabi

Additional Information

REGISTRATION

Rates include: Attendance to all sessions, Proceedings, Coffee Breaks, Luncheons.

Until 21st March 2013 (early bird)

Concession rate 375 USD, 225 GBP, 1350 AED 
Doctoral student 450 USD, 275 GBP, 1650 AED 
Academic delegate 525 USD, 325 GBP, 1950 AED 
Business delegate 600 USD, 375 GBP, 2250 AED 

 

After 21st March 2013 (late)

Concession rate  450 USD, 275 GBP, 1650 AED
Doctoral student  525 USD, 325 GBP, 1950 AED
Academic delegate AED 600 USD, 375 GBP, 2250 AED
Business delegate 675 USD, 425 GBP, 2550 AED
 

Student rate applies to full-time doctoral students at recognised higher education institutions. A confirmation letter of student status from an authorised member at the institution must accompany registration.

Concessionary rate for presenters from developing countries applies to the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Syria, The Lebanon, Yemen. If you consider your country to be a developing nation please contact us to enquire if you qualify for the concessionary rate.

Academic rate applies to delegates affiliated with a recognised higher education institution.

VENUE
Conference Halls
Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company
Khaleej Al Arabi Street
P.O. Box 5546
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

800 ADNEC (23632)
International : +971 (0) 2 444 6900

 

Exhibits included

 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
The first call for participation is open and we invite researchers and practitioners to submit original work for presentation at the International and Middle East Conference on Sustainability and Human Development 2013 (iMESH 2013) to be convened at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company conference halls, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Scholars are encouraged to submit theoretical, empirical and practice oriented papers on the themes of the conference. We welcome high quality submissions in any of the cognate areas listed below in an international context, though we are particularly seeking work conducted in the context of the Middle East region, with potential application to policy for improving the quality of life for citizens. The main criteria for acceptance are originality, relevance and scientific merit.

The chair invites original high quality contributions in the following broad thematic areas:

Sustainability
Diversity
Well-being