Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (IJSESD)


Special Issue On: Joining Sustainability with Green Economy, Innovation, and Technology--A Paradigm Shift or an Inevitability?

Submission Due Date
11/30/2019

Guest Editors
Marisa R. Ferreira,
School of Management and Technology, CIICESI, Porto Polytechnic Institute, Portugal
João J. Ferreira,
University of Beira Interior & NECE – Research Unit, Portugal
Marta Rey-Garcia,
School of Economics and Business, University of A Coruña, Spain

Introduction
The point of sustainable development is that combination takes the place of the dimensions of people, planet and profit (Elkington, 1998) Therefore, not an exclusive emphasis on the growth and development of one single dimension, but an integral approach. A dynamic search for balance between the various dimensions (Deer & Zarestky, 2017; Elkington, 1998; Scandelius & Cohen, 2016).
There is no internationally approved definition of green economy, but succinctly, and according to the United Nations, green economy can be considered as a resilient economy that provides a better quality of life for all within the ecological limits of the planet and with greater concern as to social equity, environmental risks and the scarcity of natural resources (Allen & Clouth, 2012). With the green product markets growing at a noteworthy rate, companies pursue market opportunities in the production and promotion of environmentally sensitive goods and services (Baziana & Tzimitra-Kalogianni, 2016; Diamantopoulos, Schlegelmilch, Sinkovics, & Bohlen, 2003). The green market is a change in market and consumer behavior; first, it is a change of the productive process, making it more sustainable, with less impact on the environment, with lower energy costs, and with higher levels of social responsibility; second, consumers tendentiously choose more sustainable and healthy products (Diamantopoulos et al., 2003; Vickers & Lyon, 2014). As a growing trend, a large proportion of consumers, particularly European, are buying more healthy, organic, vegetarian and "free-from" foods (Information Resources Inc. (IRI), 2018). According to this report, 70% of European consumers say they are buying healthy foods with reduced amounts of salt, sugar, fat and calories, and the survey results also highlight a significant increase in the number of people who are buying organic products.
Another important aspect, from the business point of view, is that the green economy is closely linked to innovation (Wals, 2007; Zadeck, Sabapathy, Dossing, & Swift, 2003). Technological innovation and innovation in management present new ways of producing, managing or doing business, allowing the targeting of untapped markets and the redefinition of existing production and marketing strategies. A good example might be traceability, and how it is used to achieve sustainability goals (Garcia-Torres, Albareda, Rey-Garcia, & Seuring, 2019). Although relatively recent, green economy has been a very positive development in recent years, mainly in terms of increasing market share, consumer awareness and consumer paradigm shifts. It is a market that, being directly linked to the global low carbon market and energy efficiency technologies, will triple by 2020, reaching US$2.2 billion (UNEP, 2018).

Objective
The aim of this special Issue is to encourage theoretical and empirical research on sustainability, green economy, and its potential connection with innovation and technology, with the objective of better understand future research directions.
There seems to be no escape from sustainability, suddenly sustainability and green economy are more than just subjects for a small club of environment-conscious people, and we can affirm the topic has reached the broad social agenda. This special issue intends to bring new insights to current and new trends through the understanding of this possible combinations among

Recommended Topics
• How emerging technologies have impacted sustainability and/or green economy
• Innovation and technology as key to sustainability and/or green economy
• Value and positioning of sustainability and/or green economy
• New or hybrid forms of sustainability and/or green economy
• The importance of traceability and transparency to sustainability and/or green economy
• Action orientation in sustainability and/or green economy
• The challenges of sustainability and/or green economy;
• Better understanding of sustainability
• Sustainability trends
• Green economy trends

Conceptual and empirical contributions are welcomed, including comparative analysis, case study research, survey research and diverse theoretical frameworks.

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on [Joining Sustainability with Green Economy, Innovation and Technology – A Paradigm Shift or an Inevitability? [30th November 2019].All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/. All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
All inquires should be should be directed to the attention of:
[Marisa R. Ferreira]
Guest Editor
[International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development]
E-mail: [mjf@estg.ipp.pt ]

Special Issue On: Computational intelligence paradigm in sustainable development

Submission Due Date
5/10/2020

Guest Editors
Dr. Sandeep Kumar,
Amity University, Rajasthan, Jaipur-303002, India
Prof. Janos Arpad Kosa,
Neumann Janos University, Hungary
Dr. Ashish Kr. Luhach,
The Papua New Guinea University of Technology, Papua New Guinea
Dr. Vijander Singh,
Manipal University Jaipur, Jaipur, India



Introduction
Computational intelligence refers to the machine’s ability to learn from experimental observations and available data. Computational intelligence has a combination of fuzzy logic, neural networks and probabilistic algorithms. These three parts of computational intelligence deal with error, approximation and uncertainty. Due to the capability of dealing with error, approximation and uncertainty, these approaches are very successful in solving real life problems. Sustainable development denotes the development of innovative technologies and applications for present demand without compromising health and environmental issues for future generations. This special issue’s key objective is to socialize the recent advancements in computational intelligence while dealing with sustainable development.

Objective
This special issue enables academicians, scientists, and active researchers to broadcast their innovative study in the field of computational intelligence techniques for sustainable development. The special issue will carry significantly extended articles from the International Conference on Sustainable Computing in Science, Technology, and Management (SUSCOM-2020) (http://suscom.org.in/). Additionally, this issue also invites researchers who are unable to participate in the conference to submit their unpublished research articles for this call.

Recommended Topics
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:
• Computational intelligence smart electronic waste management systems
• Smart sensors for environmental monitoring
• Sustainable real-time systems
• Energy-efficient models
• Renewable energy systems
• Precision agriculture
• Computer vision
• Applications of soft computing
• Machine learning and deep learning for sustainable development
• Use of computational intelligence in the field of agriculture, social ecology, social networking, environmental informatics, smart transportation, and others

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Computational Intelligence Paradigm in Sustainable Development on or before May 10, 2020. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/. All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Dr. Sandeep Kumar
Guest Editor
International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (IJSESD)
E-mail: sandpoonia@gmail.com