Indian Institute of Management Shillong is happy to announce its 7th Annual International Sustainability Conference
(SUSCON VII) during November 29 - December 1, 2018. Since inception, IIM Shillong has always given thrust on
Sustainability, covering its multiple dimensions. The theme of sustainability is integrated in our various academic and
corporate programmes. The Annual International Sustainability Conference (SUSCON) of IIM Shillong is the prime
vehicle of this Sustainability movement. It offers a global platform for dialogues and deliberations on various aspects of
Sustainability from all stakeholders including academicians, business leaders, NGOs, social activists and policy makers.
Eminent scholars and experts have shared their valuable insights on various aspects of Sustainability in SUSCON over
the years. SUSCON has been blessed with the presence of Bharat Ratna Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, former President of
India and Padma Bhushan Dr. Sundarlal Bahuguna among many other luminaries.
This year, the conference will weave around the theme: ‘Community, Conservation and Cooperation’.
According to the Aristotle, humans are social animals; togetherness is inherent in our identity. As a believer of
Sustainability, we think Sustainability must be practiced at the community level so that its impact is long lived and
pan-optical. Communities need to focus on ecological and economic sustainability, infrastructure, and social equity.
Different organizations attach different meanings to sustainable community based on their understanding. Nevertheless,
every organization emphasizes the importance of local control of natural resources and an inner urge to build a
The world is entering a new phase of environmental challenges. The concern relates to the rapid depletion of natural
resources, biodiversity, soil and water. It is important to address these issues and adopt a new approach of protection,
conservation and development keeping in mind the environmental limits.
Cooperation is sine qua non of sustainable development and requires good and responsible governance systems.
However, governance systems across the world have proven inadequate to the challenges of the global environment and
the temptations of corruption at every level of society in virtually all countries. In this context, it is highly relevant for
corporations to extend their hand of cooperation in local development. Cooperation ensures successful social and
environment management that significantly contribute to raising the quality of life while assuring the fulfillment of
commitments to environmental conservation and restoration.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Research papers related but not limited to the main theme are invited for the SUSCON VII. The paper should relate to the
1. Sustainability Development Goals
2. “Swachh Bharat” Sanitation Campaign
3. Sustainability Policy
4. Green Economy
5. Clean Energy
6. Water Supply: Crisis and Management
7. Community Participation in Forests and Natural Resources Management
8. Managing Environment for Future Sustainability
9. Climate Change Impact Mitigation and Adaptation
10. Carbon Credit and Carbon Trading
11. Disaster Preparedness and Management
12. Future Education and Sustainability
13. Innovative Technology for Sustainability
14. Green Building
15. Sustainable Construction
16. Smart City and Urban Planning
17. Sustainable Supply Chain Management
18. Global Reporting Initiatives and Corporate Sustainability
19. Governance and Ethics towards Sustainability
20. CSR and Stakeholder Engagement
21. Self, Organization and Society: Towards Harmony
22. Social Media and Sustainability
23. Leadership and the Spirit of Sustainability
24. Preservation of Indigenous Cultures and Livelihood
25. Social Marketing and Responsible Advertising
26. Brick and Mortar to Click and Shop
27. Green Marketing
28. Sustainable Finance-Management & Strategy
29. Micro-finance & Micro-credit for Sustainable Development
30. Role of NGOs in Sustainable Development
31. Sustainable Innovation and Eco-preneurship
32. Sustainability Strategy for Competitive Advantage
33. Green Manufacturing
34. Sustainability Insights from Eastern and Western Culture and Philosophy
35. Human Values and Sustainable Development
36. Waste to Wealth
BEST PAPER AWARDS
- First Prize
- Third Prize
- INR 25,000 and certificate of
- INR 15,000 and certificate of
- INR 10,000 and certificate of
- Selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings by a publisher of international repute.
- Deadline for Extended Abstract submission:
- Notification of Acceptance of Extended
- Deadline For Final Paper Submission ;
- Notification of Acceptance of Final Paper:
- Deadline for Early Registration:
- August 16, 2018
- August 31, 2018
- September 30, 2018
- October 31, 2018
- November 5, 2018
- Early Registration
(Upto 31st October 2018)
- Late Registartion
(After 31st October 2018)
- Research Scholars
- INR 3000
- INR 4000
- Academic participants
- INR 4000
- INR 5000
- Corporate participants
- INR 6000
- INR 7000
- International participant
- USD 200
- USD 250
*Registration fees include passes to all the programme sessions, programme kit, working lunch, programme dinner,
refreshment during programme (29th November-1st December 2018).
Online remittance to SBI Savings Bank Account
Name: IIM SUSCON,
Branch: Laitumkhrah, Shillong
Account No. 34767389897
IFS Code: SBIN0002081
(Kindly submit the proof of remittance details for confirmation of registration)
CONFERENCE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Prof. Sanjoy Mukherjee
Prof. Tapas Kumar Giri
Prof. Sanjoy Mukherjee
Conference Scientific Committee Chairman
Prof. Tapas Kr Giri
Suscon VII Organising Committee Members
- Prof. Natalie West Kharkongor
- Prof. Sonia Nongmaithem
- Prof. Sharad Nath Bhattacharya
- Prof. Bidyut Jyoti Gogoi
- Prof. Sanjita Jaipuria
- Prof. Arindum Mukhopadhyay
- Prof. Pratap Chandra Mandal
- Prof Sanjoy Mukherjee
- Prof Tapas Kumar Giri
- IIM Shillong, Mayurbhanj Complex, Nongthymmai
- Shillong -793014 (India)
- Ph. No. 0364-2308000, 8052, 8034
- Email id: email@example.com; web: http://www.iimshillong.ac.in/sus-con/
Shillong is a popular tourist destination and has good number of hotels across the town. Assistance will be provided to
registered participants for accommodation against payment. For the detailed information related hotels in Shillong please
click on link http://megtourism.gov.in/hotels.html.
Conference Participants are requested to arrange their own accommodation. There are many hotels in Police-Bazar Area which is the City-Center of Shillong and is approximately 4 KM from the campus. Few hotels in Laitumkhrah area are also available at about 2 KM from the Campus.
Institute will provide Breakfast and Lunch on all three conference days. Director's Dinner and Conference Dinner will be on 29th and 30th November 2018.
INFORMATION TO PARTICIPANTS
About IIM Shillong
IIM Shillong, the seventh IIM in India, has been set up with a vision to become an internationally recognized Management Institute with a Global outlook grounded in Indian values. From its inception it has been constantly working towards a lofty mission to generate and disseminate knowledge in all aspects of management education with focus on Sustainability and building innovative leadership.
Travelling to Shillong
Surrounded by verdant hills, Shillong offers a beautiful panoramic view of the graceful scenic countryside. Shillong can be reached by taxi from Guwahati airport/railway station which is about 120 km away. Guwahati Airport is well connected to many major cities in India including Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata. Direct flights are also available from Guwahati to Bangkok too. Helicopter services are also available from Guwahati to Shillong. Besides, Air India operates direct flight from Kolkata to Shillong Airport.
Guidelines for submissions
Length: For full paper -within 6000 words (including abstract, reference and appendix) in Times New
Roman font with size 12. For extended abstract-within 1500 words in in Times New Roman font with
Title page: Article title, authors name with affiliation and email, corresponding author’s address,
contact number and email id should be included.
Abstract: Must be included with uniqueness of the research work, major findings. It should be
Second Page: The title and an extended abstract of 1500 words, with a maximum of 4-5 key words. From the second page onwards, the manuscript should be completely anonymous for blind peer review.
Main Text: Should be readable, technical details should be provided in appendix, ideas proposed should preferably be supported by examples from real life scenarios.
Footnotes: Should be used as sparingly as possible and must be identified in the text by consecutive numbers placed as superscript.
Tables and Figures: Should be numbered consecutively. Tables should be titled at top and figures captioned below. No table and figure included in the paper should be left unreferenced in the text. Referencing should be done as per the table number/figure number. Any illustration/photos should be considered as figure and numbered accordingly.
Color code: The entire text and tables/figures should be in black colour
References: Within the text as the author’s name followed by a comma and year of publication, all in round brackets. At the end of the paper, a reference list in alphabetical order must be given as follows:
For books: Surname, initials, (year), title, publisher, place of publication.
For journals: Surname, initials, (year), title, journal, volume (number), pages.
For articles: surname, initials, (year), title, journal/proceedings name, pages.
Review process All manuscripts submitted to SUSCON IV will be subject to blind peer review. Reviewer’s comments will be shared with the authors. However, final decision of acceptance of the papers lies with the SUSCON committee.
Plagiarism of any sort will not be accepted. Explicit acknowledgement should be made to any
existing work or IPR/patent used in the submitted paper. Self-referencing without proper
mention of the referenced work will also be considered as plagiarism. Copyright of selected and
published articles in the conference proceedings will be jointly held by the author(s) and IIM
Awards for the Best Papers
In consonance with its constant focus on Sustainability since inception, IIM Shillong is pleased to announce awards for three best papers in the conference. Selection will be done by the jury comprising external panel experts. The criteria for selection of the three best award winning papers are:
- Originality of Ideas
- Clarity of Thought
- Depth of Research
- Quality of Analysis
- Relevance to the overall conference theme
The process starts with the submission of extended abstract as per the given timeline. Only online submissions will be
accepted at e_mail ID: firstname.lastname@example.org. For the details of submission guidelines please refer the Institute
Renowned SUSCON Speakers
Bharat Ratna Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
Padma Vibhushan Sunderlal Bahuguna
MD TATA Pigment
Globe Ethics, Geneva
Corporate Head, L&T
M. J. Xavier,
Former Director IIM Ranchi
Mary C. Gentile,
New York, USA
Head CSR-Tata Steel
Daniel S Helman,
Indian Institute of Management - Shillong
Nongthymmai; Shillong - 793014
East Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya, India
Telephone: +91 (0364) 230 8000