Call for abstracts for BUP Research Forum, Theme sessions

Submission is open until 15th of January 2020

The BUP Research Forum is an interdisciplinary forum with an emphasis on research relevant to the Baltic Sea Region in the context of Sustainable Development with focus on nine different Themes: Climate Change and Renewable Energy, Sustainable Food Systems, Sustainable Water Resources, Urban-Rural Development, Sustainable Mobility, Circular Economy, Sustainable Tourism, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Sustainable Societies.

We are challenging researchers from different disciplines with an interest in the Baltic Sea Region as an empirical field to discuss Sustainable Development in the Baltic Sea Region. You are warmly welcome to give presentations and discuss your ongoing research and projects with key scholars n the field. The symposium is free of charge for colleagues from BUP Member Universities. Others are kindly asked to pay a conference fee of 150 Euro upon registering until 30th of March 2020 (early-bird). Registration after that, and until final deadline of registration on 6th of May 2020, the fee is 180 Euro.

More detailed description about the conference Themes can be found under the Theme sessions (see below). You can find important dates and more information about the conference venue here.

On behalf of the organisers we wish you warmly welcome to Visby to the first BUP SYMPOSIUM ever!

How to submit your abstract?
To submit your abstract, simply fill in the submission of abstracts form, and attach a 200-word abstract in english of your topic. An abstract should be up to 200 words, it should describe the rationale and aims of the paper, and some of its results. General descriptions of broad contexts should be avoided. Abstracts should be written in the third person and not in the first or second one (e.g. I, me, or my paper). Authors whose abstracts have been accepted, will receive further details about how to submit their conference proceedings, and further logistical information. At the symposium, you may either present your research orally, or on a poster in our poster session, please see below. For authors of abstracts that are not accepted for oral presentation, we invite you to partake in the symposium by registering from the 9th of December 2019, until deadline 6th May 2020.

Abstracts submitted by 15th of January 2020 will be reviewed. Decisions about acceptance/rejection are sent to the applicants by 18th of February 2020. After this the scientific committee will plan the detailed program for each Theme session and contact the participants in case further information is needed.

Kindly note that we accept only one abstract per person.

There will be a possibility for some of the proceedings to be full papers, published in the book "Universities, Sustainability and Society: Supporting the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals”. It will be part of the award-winning “World Sustainability Series”, published by Springer, one of the world´s top five scientific publishers:, edited by Professor Walter Leal from the Baltic Universities Research and Publications Programme (BUPRaP).

How to present your poster?
To present your poster at the BUP symposium, simply choose a Theme session in the submission of abstracts form, and keep the lay-out according to the suggestions below. Submit your poster at the symposium venue registration desk.

  • Total poster size maximum A0 and minimum A2
  • Text in english (body text font size minimum 16p)
  • Include information on:
    • Introduction
    • Research question
    • Main method
    • Main results
    • Main conclusion
    • Keywords (maximum five)
    • Author/researcher (-s)
    • Contact information

Theme sessions
Sessions are divided under following Themes. For more information on each theme, please follow the links below.

Theme 1: Climate Change and Renewable Energy
              Coordinator: Joakim Widén
Theme 2: Sustainable Food Systems
               Coordinator: Radovan Kasarda
Theme 3: Sustainable Water Resources
                Coordinator: Artur Magnuszewski
Theme 4: Urban-Rural Development
               Coordinator: Henner Busch
Theme 5: Sustainable Mobility
               Coordinator: Linas Kliučininkas
Theme 6: Circular Economy
               Coordinator: Visvaldas Varžinskas and Markus Will
Theme 7: Sustainable Tourism
               Coordinator: Anette Oxenswärdh
Theme 8: Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
              Coordinator: Eva Friman and Cecilia Lundberg
Theme 9: Sustainable Societies
               Coordinator: Joakim Ekman