Nuremberg, Germany – May 4-5
Call for Papers deadline March 17
Sustainability Summit community members will celebrate a decade of international collaboration on the occasion of a two-day congress taking place on May 4-5, 2020 in Nuremberg, Germany. Launched in 2010 with a roadmap of initiatives steered by the Sustainable Development Working Groups (SDWGs), the Sustainability Summit has been endorsed over the years by the governments of the various hosting countries and by the European Commission, building on the discussions held during Wise Media conferences held in Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Milan, Nuremberg, Paris, Rio de Janeiro and Vienna.
The 10th anniversary edition of the independent symposium on sustainable development will launch new objectives in light of the UN SDGs and present the synthesis of specific efforts carried out in the context of key initiatives launched over the years such as the Digital Economy Checkpoint, Electronics Day, Future Cities, Automotive Innovation, Finance Transparency Forum, Global Migration Forum, Transportation Security Forum, Registered Traveler Forum, HealthTech Innovation, Supply Chain Management Forum, Citizen ID Forum.
A two-day congress on sustainable development
Join the debate and contribute to an open, multi-disciplinary and cross-industry discussion on the future of our global, hyper-connected, technology-driven society. Key takeaways and goals set on the occasion of past Sustainability Summit congresses hosted over the years will be illustrated in light of the latest findings shared by renowned community members. As we sit together once again at the table of innovation, meet the new board of experts that the Sustainability Summit has created on the occasion of its 10th anniversary.
DAY 1 – Global outlook
DAY 2 – Are we ready for breakthrough innovation?
This year’s conference sessions will focus on:
- The Digital Economy Agenda (global trends, regional policies and local digital agendas for stable, inclusive and prosperous economies; from international collaboration to public-private sector partnerships and initiatives for sustainable growth)
- New Frontiers of Digitization (from artificial intelligence and big data to virtual reality and augmented reality; from blockchain to transparent supply chains; from new trust models to independent data intelligence)
- Empowering Infrastructures (from increased computing power and database storage capacity in the server room to cloud services; from 5G to IMT-2020 technology; from binary digital electronic computers to quantum computers)
- Artificial Intelligence (AI in healthcare, transportation, finance, education, security, defense, labor, space, entertainment, research… from the pros and cons from a societal standpoint to the technological, regulatory and economic challenges implied)
- Disruptive Manufacturing Technologies (from advanced automation to industry 4.0; from customer-driven marketing to personalized design; from fast prototyping to 3D printing; from Robots to Bots and Collaborative Robots -Cobots)
- Retail and Logistics (from IoT and object-to-object communication to eCommerce and smart supply chains; from storage to built to order; from X days to delivery to JIT; from standard to real-time inventory management and maintenance updates)
- Sustainable Energy (from non-renewable to sustainable energy sources; from traditional to new energy generation and distribution models, pertinent business and impact on society; from rechargeable batteries to charging stations)
- Future Mobility (from autonomous cars and unmanned ground vehicles to drones; from electric and hybrid motors to fuel cell motors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; from UGVs’ to UAVs’ traffic to pertinent legislation)
- New Media and Information (from profiling audiences and users to personalized advertising; from tailored information to propaganda and fake news; from social media and new analytical tools to consumerization and universal customization)
- Citizen-centric Services (from digital inclusion at the level of computing, connectivity and AI, to secure access to eGovernment and eHealth; from the new frontiers in education and labor optimization to social relief and financial inclusion programs)
- Farming and Agriculture (from air, soil and crop sensors to livestock biometrics; from IoT to agbots and autonomous farming; from precision agriculture, vertical farming and closed ecological systems to AI for resource management)
- Healthcare Technologies (from machine-assisted medical support to new frontiers in artificial limbs and distance health even with apps and smart phones, centralized monitoring of hospital patients, IoMT (Internet of Medical Things)
- Banking and Transactions (from cashless transactions to blockchain and finance transparency; from secure payments, mobile money and trust models in banking to cryptocurrencies and innovative programs for transactions and entitlement)
- Global Security and Resilience (from cyber crime to cyber-warfare and hybrid warfare; from rapid reaction to proactive and predictive systems; from withstanding natural disasters to anticipating man-made and machine-originated threats)
- Border Control and Transportation Security (from facilitating trade and travel to addressing the global migration challenge; from hub security to fighting illegal trade and criminal activities and eradicating tax evasion)
- Urban Security and Efficiency (from smart buildings to industrial and corporate security; from stadium and infrastructure security to monitoring and controlling public areas, video surveillance, urban mobility, ticketing and fare collection)
- Smart Devices, Product Lifecycles and Anti-Counterfeiting (transparency and accountability, fighting illicit trade, protecting authenticity of pharmaceuticals and luxury goods to securing critical documents)
The event will host a number of initiatives aiming to frame the emerging trends and key focus topics identified in the main areas of investigation selected in 2020 by the Special Interest Working Groups (SIWGs). Light will be shed on best practices and lessons learned in a number of different contexts, as discussed throughout the year by the representatives of:
- Future Cities
- Finance Transparency Forum
- HealthTech Innovation
- Automotive Innovation
- Electronics Day
Call for Papers Sustainability Summit 2020
How to submit an Abstract for Evaluation
Individuals and Organizations interested in submitting abstracts for consideration must ensure their proposed contributions are original, pertinent, previously unpublished and submitted in English. Abstracts are evaluated on the basis of content, originality, topicality, clarity and caliber of the speaker.
Abstracts should reflect the scope of the event, which is the diffusion of information and know-how regarding state-of-the-art digital technologies and their applications. Please note that in the selection process, case histories and end-user presentations will be favored. Multiple applications by the same company/speaker are allowed. The congress aims to be an informative event: as such, commercial presentations will be rejected.
In order for their application(s) to be evaluated, candidate speakers are to provide the following data in a single communication via mail or email to the conference organizers by March 17, 2020 :
• Author’s name
• Author’s organization/company and position/job title
• Author’s short bio/CV (narrative form, approx. 200 words)
• Author’s portrait (high resolution, 300 dpi)
• Author’s full contact details (postal address, email, telephone, fax)
• Title of the presentation (max. 15 words)
• Abstract of the presentation (min 200 words, max 300 words)
• Focus topic(s) related to the presentation
CALL FOR PAPERS EXPIRES ON March 17, 2020
When responding to the Call for Papers, please note that each abstract for speaker candidacy is to be communicated with a full, separate application per above-mentioned specifications.
The official language of the Sustainability Summit is English (Speaker applications and materials).
Full presentations or narrative versions of the speech must be submitted within event production deadlines communicated, for review by the conference team before publication. Selected speakers need to register as conference delegates in order to accept the speaking slot. Speaker policies apply.
For speaker enquiries, please contact the Conference Team: firstname.lastname@example.org