Dear Distinguished Colleagues,
The Science for the Carpathians (S4C) initiative invites scientists, representatives from policy, economy, management and doctoral students interested in the Carpathian Mountains to
the 4th Forum Carpaticum, Bucharest, September 28-30, 2016.
Forum Carpaticum 2016: Future of the Carpathians: Smart, Sustainable, Inclusive
Continuing previous meetings: FC2010 (Poland), FC 2012 (Slovakia), FC2014 (Ukraine), FC2016 will address the need to make a bridge of smart sustainable development in the Carpathians with scientists, stakeholders, institutions, NGOs, communities.
The Carpathian Region – the Green Backbone of Europe – faces many opportunities as well as challenges to the future development of the area. The stakeholders, decision makers and research communities can use them wisely for the enhanced protection and sustainable development of the Carpathians. These overall goals meet well with the EU 2020 Cohesion Policy, which proposes “Smart”, “Sustainable” and “Inclusive” to be the keywords when addressing the main priorities for the near future. Therefore, Forum Carpaticum 2016 proposes to concentrate on these priorities and to discuss how they can be implemented in the Carpathian Region.
The FC 2016 aims to support the development of the Research Agenda for the Carpathians 2015-2020, keeping synergy with the Carpathian Convention for strengthening the sustainability of the Carpathian area.
Forum Carpaticum 2016 has three thematic sessions.
1. Smart Carpathians session aims to present and discuss the leading edge achievements in recent and future information and communication technologies; emerging paradigms and methodological developments; front-rank research infrastructures, capacities and innovations; open knowledge, information and data systems applications, in particular those of Carpathian interest.
2. Sustainable Carpathians is expected to cover the topics that consider climate change adaptation, risk prevention and management of the Carpathian ecosystems;measures aimed at the environmental protection, efficient use of natural and cultural resources of the region; transition towards low-carbon economy; sustainable transportation networks in the Carpathian Ecoregion.
3. Inclusive Carpathians are seeking for contributions dealing with promotion of employment (green jobs) and support of labor mobility across the Carpathians to attain the targeted EU employment quotes; innovative approaches and solutions for empowering people and for creating sustainable job opportunities for women, young, elder and disabled people; challenges of overcoming poverty in the Carpathians, issues of social and territorial cohesion and social exclusion; sustainability and enhancement of good quality education and equal access to lifelong learning ‑ to prevent brain drain and to attract brain gain; enhancement of institutional capacities and public administration for becoming more service – and goal orientated, implementation of the EU structural and investment funds and avoidance of overlapping responsibilities and splitting of competencies in disciplines with manifold and conflicting interests.
Besides these key trans-disciplinary topics, Forum Carpaticum 2016 welcomes other original scientific contributions from different disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields that will be presented during plenary and parallel sessions as well as workshops and posters.
The conference program will offer plenary and parallel sessions, workshops, and poster presentations.
You are invited to submit:
– extended abstracts for oral presentation (up 4000 characters including spaces),
– poster abstracts (up 2000 characters including spaces).
All abstracts must be written in English and should follow the template available at the conference website – http://geo.unibuc.ro/fc/FC_2016.html
The FC2016 Scientific Board reserves the right to select contributions for oral or poster presentation.Proposed contributions should address the main theme of the conference. High-quality submissions will be accepted for a peer-reviewed publication.
Deadline for submission of abstracts: April 15, 2016
Notification of abstract acceptance: June 1, 2016
Preliminary program: July 1, 2016
Submission of full papers: November 30, 2016
Organizers and contact persons:
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Geography, Romania
Elena MATEI, firstname.lastname@example.org
National Institute for Research and Development in Forestry
”Marin Drăcea”, Romania
Ovidiu BADEA, email@example.com
“Stefan cel Mare”, Suceava University, Romania
Marcel MÎNDRESCU, firstname.lastname@example.org
Forum Carpaticum 2016 Secretariat:
Faculty of Geography, Bucharest University, Romania
Phones: +4021-3053844 (stationary); +40 0731968311 (mobile)
The conference web pages:
Social media: #Carpaticum
On behalf of Organizing Committee: Elena MATEI