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

Organization: Sustain Society

Venue: Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto

Location: Kyoto, Japan

Event Date/Time: Oct 18, 2013 / 9:00 am - (GMT +9:00 hours) End Date/Time: Oct 21, 2013 / 6:00 pm - (GMT +9:00 hours)
Registration Date: Aug 15, 2013 Time: 23:59:00(GMT +9:00 hours)
Early Registration Date: Jul 15, 2013 Time: 23:59:00(GMT +9:00 hours)
Abstract Submission Date: May 30, 2013 Time: 02:01:00(GMT +9:00 hours)
Paper Submission Date: Jun 30, 2013 Time: 00:00:00(GMT +9:00 hours)
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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 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.


Horikawa Shiokoji Shimogyo Ku


Sustain Society

Conference Speakers

Armida S. Alisjahbana*   Professor, Department of Economics, Padjajaran University and Indonesian State Minister of National Development Planning / Head of BAPPENAS 

Professor Armida Alisjahbana (BA, Universitas Indonesia, MA, Northwestern University, Ph.D, University of Washington) is Indonesian State Minister of National Development Planning/Head of BAPPENAS and Professor of economics at the Department of Economics, Padjadjaran University. She has been a researcher at Center for Economics and Development Studies (CEDS), Universitas Padjadjaran since 1991. Prof. Alisjahbana’s research interest is in the area of environmental and resource economics, labor economics, decentralization and her recent research topic is on the Labor market issues of non-farm enterprises. Professor Alisjahbana is currently the President of Indonesian Regional Science Association (IRSA). * To be confirmed

Satoshi Fujii

Professor, Department of Urban Management, Kyoto University and  Japan Cabinet Adviser on Disaster Prevention and Reduction