10TH ICSD 2022

Change to Online Conference

Due to the many health and travel restrictions, the ICSD Steering Committee decided to convert the 10th ICSD 2022 to an online conference


Download the 10th ICSD 2022 Program

Conference Objective and Philosophical Framework

The International Conference on Sustainable Development is organized by the European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with CIT University.
The 10th ICSD 2022 is inspired from the critical challenge of human, environmental, and economic sustainability concerning the present and future generations in a global-scale context.

Wednesday 7 to Thursday 8 September, 2022
The Conference theme is:
"Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: research, practice and education".
This theme emphasizes the strong foundation that is provided by using research to inform our everyday practices, policies, and analytical approaches.
The 2022 Conference will once again provide a forum for the sharing of ideas, presentation of research findings, and discussion of professional issues relevant to Sustainability Science.


This ambition will proceed in a multidisciplinary way across the various fields and perspectives, through which we can address the fundamental and related questions of Sustainable Development. This interdisciplinary forum is for scholars, teachers, and practitioners from any professional discipline who share an interest in—and concern for— sustainability in an holistic perspective, where environmental, cultural, economic and social concerns intersect.

We invite you to submit an abstract in the range of the following streams within the ICSD2022 program:

    Financial Sustainability, SME, MicroFinance,
    Emerging Countries, International Trade,
    Water and Soil conservation, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction,
    Renewable Energies, Food and Enviromental Legislation
    Sustainable Urbanism, Education, Governance Sustainability, 
    Human Development, Psychology, Sociology

We are inviting proposals for paper presentations, posters/exhibits, or virtual presentation. Proposal ideas that extend beyond these thematic areas will also be considered.  For more information about the ideas and themes underlying this community send an e-mail at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Virtual participation is available for those who are unable to attend the conference in person.  All conference registrants (online and online poster) can be published in the European Journal of Sustainable Development.


Several types of information will be requested when you submit your proposal, but the "Longer Description " is the central and most important component.  It contains the information which reviewers use to evaluate the proposal and, if your presentation is ultimately published in the journal, serves at the Abstract of the journal article.    While each proposal should address the purpose, methods, and implications of the scholarly work, the content within these general categories will vary somewhat, based on the type of scholarly work to be presented and the type of presentation you choose.  Illustrations of the topics, or elements, to be addressed in the proposal are presented below. Please note that all proposals and presentations must be in English.

Type Of Scholarly Work: Research, Practice, Or Theory

Research Focus

  1. Thesis statement:  the hypothesis, research statement, statement of the problem or issue being explored.
  2. Methodology: brief overview of research method used to address the research question identified in the thesis statement. For the proposal, include information on the type of data collected (e.g., surveys, interviews, tests, literary analysis or critique, observations) but not on design, sampling, or data analyses techniques (these should be explained in the full paper).
  3. Results: the main findings of the study, resulting from the methods used.
  4. Conclusions and Implications:  what the results mean for the field of study or for society; relate back to the thesis statement.

Practice Focus

  1. Framework: the scholarly knowledge base--theoretical framework, previous research, or conceptual approach--upon which the practical application is based.
  2. Description of practical application: what was designed or developed, how was it implemented, in what setting and with whom?
  3. Outcomes: what has been learned from the implementation, what strengths and weaknesses have been identified?
  4. Implications: what are the next steps or the implications for future practice or for society. 

Theory Focus

  1. Statement of the hypothesis, theoretical perspective, or philosophical idea being asserted.
  2. Relationship to existing theories or perspectives in the field.
  3. Contribution: how proposed idea advances knowledge in the field or benefits society.


Online Oral Presentation 

The online oral presentation system (includes also the Virtual presentation) allows the authors of accepted papers the same publication opportunities as regular presenters. A research work submitted without the participant attending the Conference in person, but presented in the Conference Program and published (if accepted) in the conference proceedings and EJSD Journal.

Accepted papers will be organized into thematic sessions and, while the preparation for your presentation may be different for these two formats, the content of your proposal should include all of the elements of a research, practice, or theory-focused work listed in the proposal submission form. Possible example at the link:


Please note that no template is required for the online oral video presentation. The video should be a visual presentation of your submitted abstract and should meet the minimum following criteria:

Title: The title should be the same as in the submitted abstract.

The authors’ names and their affiliations: Your usual contact details (e.g. an email address) to allow delegates to follow up discussion.

Size: The video presentation should not exceed 100MB of size. There is no limit to the number of pages.

Please make sure to check the online Conference program for your scheduled presentation session.

Deadline for Video Submission: 30 July 2022.

Online Poster Presentation

In addition to your written proposal included in the proceedings, authors selected for a poster presentation will be asked to produce Poster Power point presentation for display in the poster room of the conference. Generally most appropriate for "practice-focused" works (or works in progress), a poster/exhibit proposal may concentrate on one aspect, for example, "description of the practical application".  The proposal should clearly describe the type of information (or product) that will be displayed. The poster should be a visual presentation of your submitted abstract and should meet the minimum following criteria:

Title: The title should be the same as in the submitted abstract.

The authors’ names and their affiliations: Your usual contact details (e.g. an email address) to allow delegates to follow up discussion

Size: The power point presentation should not exceed 20MB of size. You can have more than one page.

Please make sure to check the online Conference program for your scheduled poster presentation date, time and session.

Deadline for Poster Submission: 30 July 2022.

Download the poster template



Preparing to present your scholarly work at the annual conference consists of the following steps, each of which is explained in detail in the indicated link(s).

1. Prepare your proposal

  • Consider the most appropriate Proposal Type for your topic and stage of work. 
  • Review the Proposal Guidelines for the topics to be included in the proposal.
  • Prepare the proposal for online submission and note the current submission deadline.

2. Submit your Proposal

  • On the web site you can Download the proposal form
  • Enter all the requested information, and choose the Themes and Keywords that best fit  your presentation.
  • Your proposal will be reviewed within 1-4 weeks of receipt.

3. Register to attend the Conference and submit your manuscript.

  • If your proposal is accepted, declare your intention to attend and present your work by registering for the conference and send your manuscript at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Note that proposal submission is mandatory, meanwhile the manuscript submission is optional.
  • Remember that your presentation cannot be scheduled until your registration is complete and fully paid. 

4. Prepare your PowerPoint presentation

  • Note your presentation date:  Depending on when you submitted your proposal and completed the registration, your presentation will appear in either the draft or the definitive Conference program. Deadline for Poster or Online Oral PowerPoint Submission is 30 July 2022. Oral in person presentation there is no deadline for the PowerPoint submission.


  1. Title of Proposal
  2. Presentation Type:  (paper, poster,)
  3. Longer Description (Abstract):  A description of the purpose, methods, and implications of your scholarly work.  This will be used to evaluate and place your work in the appropriate session.   If your paper is subsequently published as an article in the journal, this will serve as the Abstract (may be revised prior to publication).  Recommended length 150-200 words. Proposal submissions must contain no more than 30% of textual material published in other places by the same author or authors, and these other places must be acknowledged and cited; in other words, the remaining 70% of the proposal must be unique and original to your current submission. The proposal title and abstract should be the same as the manuscript submission. In case of differences, we'll refer to the manuscript submission as the definitive one.
  4. Keyword set: Keywords are used to organize presentations into appropriate sessions, so please choose words that clearly describe the main idea of your work. List only 3-8 keywords.
  5. Knowledge Focus: Choose if your work has a Practice, Research, or Theory focus.  .
  6. Theme Selection: Select the theme that best categorizes your work.  Theme selections will be used to begin the process of organizing presentations into sessions.   Proposals related to topics other than these themes may also be considered. 
  7. Scheduling Note: optional note to organizers regarding session scheduling requests or restrictions.  Note that these requests can only be honored for registrations received by certain dates (see Registration Deadlines).
  8. Biographical Information: organization or institution, position or title within the organization/institution, short statement of interests.
  9. Language: Please note that all proposals must be in English.

Download the proposal form and follow the directions; or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance.

Important Note: You may submit multiple proposals for a conference.  However, in the interest of fairness and as a function of the scheduling process, each presented paper must have a separate registered author.  Therefore, you may co-author up to 3 presented papers, but there must be 3 registered participants--one available to present each of the three papers.  In other words, there must be at least one, paid, in-person registration per paper presented at the conference.


Authors Guidelines

Submitted manuscripts must not have been published previously, moreover submission to the journal will be deemed to imply that the manuscript will not be submitted elsewhere if accepted.

General Requirements

  • All manuscript should be written in Englishor Italian Title and abstract should be written only in English.
  • All manuscripts should be send as an attachment to the email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   in .doc or .docx format (such as Microsoft Word). We do not accept PDF submissions.
  • Articles should be approximately 2,000-7,000 words in length and should not exceed 10 pages. While we understand some papers must be longer, if a paper (except for data and instructions) is longer than the aforementioned length it may be rejected without review. They should be written as continuous expository narrative in a chapter or article style—not as lists of points or a PowerPoint presentation.
  • Please remember that the articles are to be published in a fully refereed academic journal. This means that the style and structure of your text should be relatively formal. For instance, you should not submit a verbatim transcript of your oral presentation, such as ‘Today I want to speak to you about …’.
  • Article submissions must contain no more than 30% of textual material published in other places by the same author or authors, and these other places must be acknowledged and cited; in other words, the remaining 70% of the article must be unique and original to your current submission.
  • Authors must ensure the accuracy of citations, quotations, diagrams, tables and maps.
  • Articles must have a minimum of fifteen scholarly references.
  • Spelling can vary according to national usage, but should be internally consistent.
  • Articles should be thoroughly checked and proofread before submission, both by the author and a critical editorial friend. After you have submitted your article you are unable to make any changes to it during the refereeing process, although if accepted, you will have a chance to make minor revisions after refereeing and before the final submission of your article.
  • Articles will be assessed by referees against nine criteria or fewer, if some criteria do not apply to a particular kind of article.
  • An article should comprise of the title, authors, affiliation of authors, a sufficiently informative abstract of about 150-200 words (same as the proposal submission), Keywords, and Introduction of the paper.
  • Editorial decisions on acceptance or otherwise will be taken normally within 2-3 weeks of receipt of a paper, for papers submitted before the late deadline. Generally no review is performed during the month of August.
  • The corresponding author will receive galley proofs, which should be corrected and returned within 48 hours of receipt.
  • Authors must retain a copy of every contribution, as these will not be sent along with the proofs to be corrected by the authors.
  • Responsibility of the contents rests upon the authors and not upon the publisher.

A possible example can be found at the following link: http://ojs.ecsdev.org/index.php/ejsd/article/view/71/65

Page and text Layout

Please use the following rule of text for your manuscript:

  1. Set your pages up so that you have 1 inch margins (2.54 cm) on the left, right, top, and bottom of each page.
  2. Title: 16 pts. Centered, .
  3. Keywords: 10 pts., Italic, Justified.
  4. Abstract: 10 pts., Justified.
  5. Section headings: 11 pts. Numbered, Bold, alignment left. 
  6. Indent your section headings by 1/2 inch (1.27 cm)
  7. Text: 11 pts, single line, Justified, Garamond .Type only one space in between sentences.
  8. Tables and figures: Included in the text, centered and numbered, 10 pts., Justified.
  9. Do not use cross references for tables and figures.
  10. References: Use APA style for references. 
  11. Indent the references in the bibliography by 1/2 inch (1.27 cm), exept the first line.
  12. Do not use page or section breaks in your word document.

References: All references given in the References section must correspond to citations in the text. Please double check this before submitting a manuscript. Use initials for first and middle names. Give the names of all the authors. For date of publication, only provide the year unless it is a newspaper article, in which case provide the complete date. List references alphabetically by first author. 

Sequence of the Article: In summary, the mandatory sequence of material in the paper should be title, author names, author affiliations, abstract, Keywords, body of the paper, acknowledgements (if any), references, appendices (if any).


Regular Deadline
Late Submission Deadline
Proposal Submission
30 April 2022
10 June 2022
Notification of Acceptance
Before 10 May 2022
Before 20 June  2022
Manuscript Submission
     10 May 2022
25 June  2022
20 May  2022
25 June 2022
 Deadline for Poster or Online Oral PowerPoint Submission:  30 July 2022.
Important Notes

1. Registration Fees includes:

  • Online Conference session presentation (based on accepted proposal and scheduling into the conference program).
  • Certificate of Appreciation.
  • Publication of accepted manuscripts in the European Journal of Sustainable Development (ISSN)
  • Publication of accepted proposals in the Proceedings 10th ICSD 2022, Book of Abstracts (ISBN)
  • Shipping of the Conference materials, delivered by the end of October 2022 at your specified address (if applicable).
2. Registrations must be completed and fully paid before presentations are scheduled. Payment must be received by the indicated date in order to receive the stated guarantees associated with the specific Registration Phase. If registration payment is received after the late registration deadline, scheduling of the presentation is subject to availability of space.
3. Note that proposal submission is mandatory. Meanwhile manuscript submission is optional. Late manuscript submissions, if accepted, can be published in the next issues of EJSD on line only edition.
4. All Participant authors and co-authors must register separately once the proposal has been accepted. Non Participant co-authors do not need to register. It is sufficient the registration of the primary author.
5. You may submit multiple proposals for the conference.  However, in the interest of fairness and as a function of the scheduling process, each presented paper must have a separate registration. In other words, there must be a paid registration for every accepted proposal.