Foreword | K Kasturirangan, former Chairman, ISROIntroduction | Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan and Narayan PrasadSection I Space Commerce1. Space 2.0 India: Leapfrogging Indian Space Commerce | Narayan Prasad2. Traditional Space and NewSpace Industry in India: Current Outlook and Perspectives for the Future | Narayan Prasad3. A Review of India's Commercial Space Efforts | K R Sridhara Murthi4. Exploring the Potential of Satellite Connectivity for Digital India | Neha Satak, Madhukara Putty, Prasad H L Bhat5. Unlocking the Potential of Geospatial Data | Arup Dasgupta6. Developing a Space Start-up Incubator to Build a NewSpace Ecosystem in India | Narayan Prasad7. Electronic Propulsion & Launch Vehicles: Today and Beyond – An Indian Perspective | Rohan M Ganapathy, Arun Radhakrishnan and Yashas KaranamSection II Space Policy8. Privatisation of Space in India and the Need for A Law | Kumar Abhijeet9. SATCOM Policy: Bridging the Present and the Future | Ashok GV and Riddhi D'Souza10. A Review of India's Geospatial Policy | Ranjana Kaul11. Formation of PSLV Joint Venture: Legal Issues | Malay Adhikari12. Exploring Space as an Instrument in India's Foreign Policy & Diplomacy | Vidya Sagar ReddySection III Space Security13. India's Strategic Space Programme: From Apprehensive Beginner to Ardent Operator | Ajey Lele14. Space Situational Awareness and Its Importance | Moriba Jah15. Need for an Indian Military Space Policy | Rajeswari Pillai RajagopalanSection IV International Cooperation16. Cooperation in Space between India and France | Jacques Blamont17. India-US: New Dynamism in Old Partnership | Victoria Samson18. Evolution of India-Russia Partnership | Vladimir Korovkin19. Cooperating with Israel: Strategic Convergence | Deganit Paikowsky and Daniel Barok20. An Asian Space Partnership with Japan? | Kazuto Suzuki21. India and Australia: Emerging Possibilities | Jason HeldSection V Space Sustainability and Global Governance22. Space Debris Tracking: An Indian Perspective | MYS Prasad23. Astro-propriation: Investment Protections for and from Space Mining Operations | Daniel A Porras24. Sustainability, Security and Article VI of the Outer Space Treaty | Charles Stotler25. Space Security, Sustainability, and Global Governance: India-Japan Collaboration in Outer Space | Yasushi Horikawa26. India and Global Space Governance: Need for A Pro-active Approach | Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
New Book | Space India 2.0: Commerce, Policy, Security and Governance Perspectives | by ORF India, 2017
Sunday, 19 February 2017
Call for Papers: 4th INDIALICS Conference 2017: Innovation for Sustainable Development: Perspectives, Policies and Practices in South Asia | 2-4 November 2017 | JNU, New Delhi, India
The 4th INDIALICS Conference 2017
Innovation for Sustainable Development: Perspectives, Policies and Practices in South Asia
Dates: 2nd to 4th November 2017
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Call for Papers & Research Proposals
In the last few decades, technological and organizational innovations have played a pivotal role in transforming the economies and societies of the South-Asian countries, setting them at the frontiers of science and technology advancement. Various policies and institutional arrangements have been restructured and created to achieve global competitiveness and faster economic growth. However, along with high economic growth, there is increasing inequality and exclusion as well as over-exploitation of natural resources. The emerging challenge, therefore, is to accomplish equilibrium between economic growth and social justice, through innovative and sustainable practices.
Drawing inspiration from the existing narratives and discourses, the 4th Indialics conference is thematised as "Innovation for Sustainable Development: Perspectives, Policies and Practices in South Asia". This conference will explore the nature, determinants and direction of innovation and new pathways for meeting future challenges in the context of sustainable development with specific reference to South Asia. We posit that the challenges cannot be seen as isolated from each other but interconnected and require social, institutional and policy innovations, political processes and the interconnections between these. The conference will reflect on challenges and opportunities in fostering innovation for socio-economic development and sustainability.
Key Conference Themes will include:
- Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture (Sub-Themes: Food Security, Farmers' Innovation, etc.)
- Global Value Chains and Innovation Systems
- Sanitation and Waste Management
- Climate Change Adaption and Mitigation (Sub-Themes: Resilience, etc.)
- Gender, Technology and Innovation
- Innovation in the Informal Economy
- Indicators for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)
- R&D and Technology Transfer (Sub-Themes: University-Industry Linkages, etc.)
- Innovations in Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals
- IPR, Standards & Regulations in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)
- Foresights and Futures for Technology
· Deadline for Extended Abstract: 20th April 2017
· Notification of Acceptance of Extended Abstracts: 20th June 2017
· Last Date for Submission of Full Papers: 20th September 2017 (for Selected Abstracts).
Format for Extended Abstract/Research Proposal (around 1200 words): Paper proposal should preferably include following subsections (a) Purpose (b) Design/Methodology/Approach (c) Findings (d) Implications (e) Originality/Value (f) Keywords (maximum 5). The extended abstract should not have been published earlier in any form. Authors of the accepted abstract will be invited to present their work at the conference. Papers by young scholars are particularly encouraged. The author(s) are expected to follow above format for submission. All submissions should be submitted online.
Form for Submission of Extended Abstract: http://bit.ly/2lmF9tO
This conference is being organized by the Centre for Studies in Science Policy (CSSP), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.
Convener of the Conference: Saradindu Bhaduri, Chairperson, CSSP.
Coordinators: Sujit Bhattacharya (CSIR-NISTADS) and Dinesh Abrol (ISID)
All communications regarding the INDIALICS2017 should be addressed to:
Dr Anup Kumar Das, CSSP, Room #228, SSS-I, JNU, New Delhi 110067. Tel. +91-11-26738906.
Hashtag for Social Media: #INDIALICS2017
Call for Participation: Workshop on Role of ICT in Preservation of Indigenous Knowledge in North Eastern India | 15-17 March | NIT Silchar, Assam, India
Workshop on Role of ICT in Preservation of Indigenous Knowledge in North Eastern Region
(Capacity Building Programme for NER)
15-17 March, 2017
Venue: NIT Silchar, Assam, India
Jointly Organised by IGNCA, NIT Silchar, and TERI, North East
Biodiversity, indigenous knowledge (IK), and sustainable development are very closely linked. Indigenous knowledge has been noted to make a significant contribution to sustainable development of local communities, as it is seen as a set of perceptions, information, and behaviour that guide local community members to use the land and natural resources. The goal of managing indigenous knowledge is to provide the right information to the right people at the right time. Application of traditional knowledge has and will continue to immensely benefit the society at large.
Hence, there is a need for preservation and conservation of traditional and indigenous knowledge culture resources for Sustainable Future. Simultaneously, it become equally significant that these cultural resources should get access to external world so that next generation come to know about the rich custom and traditions existed in India. It also focused the various methods of preservation of cultural resources, understating the copyrights, how to do basic research, writing skills and many more. For mapping & dissemination of Traditional and Indigenous knowledge, the ICT can play a major role. Thus the programme will highlight how ICT can be used in preservation and conservation of Traditional and Indigenous knowledge culture resources. In the said background, the three days' workshop will be conducted on March 15-17, 2017 at National Institute of Technology (NIT), Silchar.
The workshop main objectives of the programme is to introduce, train, motivate and enrich the knowledge of the young scholars of North East India which helps them to understand, study, document and safeguard the rich cultures of the region.
The main aim of the workshop is to expose participants to the state-of-the art technology (ICT Tools) available to map, conserve & preserve the cultural resources of the North Eastern Region. The select objectives of the workshop to:
1. understand the management and preservation of traditional cultural knowledge
2. means and ways to store the tacit and explicit knowledge
3. use appropriate ICT Tools to map, document & preserve the cultural resources
4. share information used by indigenous people for national and cultural management
5. implement programs to collect, preserve and disseminate indigenous and local traditional knowledge resources.
6. communicate and increase the outreach and publicize the value, contribution, and importance of indigenous and local traditional knowledge to both non-indigenous and indigenous peoples.
The workshop is expected to draw professionals from a wide range of disciplines. Around 100 participants with mere knowledge and interest on cultural resource management will add value to them. This workshop will have great benefit for the following kind of audience:
- PhD and Masters Students from Arts, Sociology and Culture, Science disciplines
- ICT Implementers, Academicians, Practitioners and Policy makers
The selected participants from North Eastern Region will be given TA/DA (limited to Bus / Sumo / sleeper class train fare) with free accommodation in the NIT Guest House on first cum first serve basis based on the background & profile of the participants. Students, Researchers & Faculty members those who wants share their experience / case study in the workshop are requested to contact Dr. Kishor Satpathy of NIT Silchar.
Topics of the Workshop
The workshop will include lectures, presentations, best practices, case study demonstrations, and will cover following topics:
- Different Facets of Cultural Resource Management
- Technology Trends
- Role of ICT in Preservation of IK
- Preservation and Curation of Culture
- Preservation of Cultural Knowledge Resource: Documentation, Archiving and Knowledge Management
- Academic Integrity - Copyright, Plagiarism, Digital Rights Management of IK
Original practical papers, best practices & case studies are invited on the said topics only few selected papers will be allowed for presentation in the experience sharing session.
- IGNCA: Dr Sacchinanda Joshi, Member Secretary, IGNCA | Dr P R Goswami, Director, IGNCA
- TERI: Mr Prabir Sengupta, IAS (Retd), Distinguished Fellow and Director, Knowledge Management Division | Mr Dipankar Saharia, Associate Director, TERI North East Office | Dr P K Bhattacharya, Fellow and Area Convenor, KM Division | Dr Shantanu Ganguly, Fellow, KM Division | Ms Maning Thangal, Information Analyst, KM Division
Location: NIT Silchar is located on the Silchar - Hailakandi road at a distance of about 8 K.M. away from the railway station/bus stand. Silchar is linked to the rest of the country by road, rail and air. There are daily flights from Kolkata and Guwahati. Silchar is also well connected by road. Deluxe Buses run every day between Guwahati / Shillong / Aizwal / Agartala / Imphal and Silchar.
- Deadline for Registration: 25 Feb 2017
- Confirmation by Hosts: 28 Feb 2017
- Workshop Date: 15-17 March 2017
Dr. Kishor Chandra Satpathy | Librarian & Workshop Coordinator | National Institute of Technology, Silchar-788010, Assam, India | Tel: +91-3842-240055, +91-9435175531 (M) | Email: email@example.com
Thursday, 16 February 2017
Call for Applications: 7th Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences: Linking Theory and Empirical Research | 16-27 July 2017
Friday, 10 February 2017
- Open Access and Scholarly Communications
- Open Access Infrastructure
- Open Data Initiatives
- Open Learning Initiatives
- Open Access Metrics
- Open Access Discovery
- Large-scale OA Management
- Open Innovation
- Abstract Submission: 28th February, 2017
- Acceptance intimation: 15th March, 2017
- Full paper submission: 31st March, 2017
Sunday, 5 February 2017
CfPs: 1st International Conference on Large-Scale Grid Integration of Renewable Energy in India | 6-8 September | New Delhi, India
- Discuss technical and economic issues of the large-scale integration of solar and wind power including the recent advances in transmission technologies (AC and DC)
- Discuss worldwide project experiences
- Discuss innovative ideas and present results from ongoing research
- Stimulate interdisciplinary thinking between renewable energy and power transmission and distribution industries, as well as universities
- Identify subjects requiring more research efforts.
- Project experience related to wind/PV/CSP/storage grid connection
- Innovative Smart Grid solutions with wind/solar power and storage
- Experience with large-scale integration of wind/PV/CSP/storage power into power systems
- IT technology for the integration of wind/solar power and storage
- Wind/PV/CSP/storage power monitoring and prediction systems
- Wind/PV/CSP integration study experience
- Wind/PV/CSP/storage power plant performance for plant operation and interconnection with the grid
- Protection aspects of wind/PV/CSP/storage
- Wind/PV and storage in distribution grids (distributed generation)
- Wind/solar integration study methodologies and data requirements
- Modelling of inverters and wind/solar power plants for system inte-gration studies including methods of testing and verification of compliance with requirements, and technologies (on grid side and power plant side) to facilitate integration
- Wind/PV/CSP/storage system models for interconnection and planning studies
- Design and operation of hybrid systems with wind/PV/CSP/storage
- Modelling wind/PV/CSP/storage plants output variability and assessing the impacts
- Power balancing methods and solutions, e.g. balance markets, to manage wind/solar power variability in power systems
- Evaluation of rules and mechanisms for integrating of wind/PV/CSP/storage in electricity markets
- Demand forecast with distributed wind/PV and storage
- State-of-the-art wind/solar resources forecasting and opportunities for improvement
- Interconnection standards for wind turbines, wind power plants, solar systems, solar system models for system planning and interconnection studies
- Market design and regulatory issues related to Variable Renewable Energy (VRE)
- Power system balancing with high share of VRE
- Solar/wind power generation forecasting, scheduling and related applications
- Load/demand forecasting
- Power system balancing with high share of VRE
- Ancillary services from RE and Non-RE sources
- Flexibility of the conventional power plants
- Grid codes and interconnection guidelines related to wind and solar power plants
- Compliance testing for grid codes
- Demand response in smart grid context
- Virtual power plants
- Communication, control and coordination between control centres
- New and emerging features of power systems with high share of VRE
Friday, 3 February 2017
Call for Applications | ACU Commonwealth Summer School 2017: Creating Greener Narratives through the Environmental Arts and Humanities
Thursday, 2 February 2017
New Book | Environmental Sustainability from the Himalayas to the Oceans: Struggles and Innovations in China and India | ed by Dong, Bandyopadhyay, & Chaturvedi
- Shikui Dong is a full professor at Beijing Normal University, China and an adjunct professor at Cornell University, USA. A Fellow with the India China Institute at The New School, New York(2010-2012) and a Fellow with Asia Scholarship Foundation (2006-2008; 2009-2010), his research focuses on highland ecosystem restoration, highland resource management and sustainable development, and coupled human-natural systems in environmental protection.
- Jayanta Bandyopadhyay is an author and expert on environmental policy. He is a former Professor at the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta and former Visiting Professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. He is an adviser to the Water Diplomacy Program at the Tufts University, Medford MA USA.
- Sanjay Chaturvedi is Professor of Political Science at Panjab University in Chandigarh, India. He was a Fellow of the India-China Institute (2010-2012) at the New School, New York (USA) and Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore, from 2010-2012. He is an Associate Fellow of Asia Society, New York and Associate of Indo-Pacific Governance Research Centre at The Adelaide University.
Introduction | Sanjay Chaturvedi (et al.)Environmental Struggles and Innovations in China: A Historical Perspective | Shikui Dong Download This ChapterEnvironmental Struggles and Innovations in India: An Historical Perspective | Jayanta BandyopadhyayRestoration of Ecological Status of Himalayan Rivers in China and India: The Case of the Two Mother Rivers—The Yellow and the Ganges | Jayanta BandyopadhyayHimalayan Grasslands: Indigenous Knowledge and Institutions for Social Innovation | Shikui DongHimalayan Biodiversity: Trans-boundary Conservation Institution and Governance | Shikui Dong (et al.)Environmental Grassroots Partnerships and Potential for Social Innovation | Nidhi SrinivasCoastal Mangrove Forests: Micro-Geopolitics of Resistance and Social Innovation for Environmental Sustainability | Sanjay ChaturvediDesigning Mega Delta Interactions | Victoria MarshallConclusion | Jayanta Bandyopadhyay (et al.)
Call for Applications: Summer School "Democratic Innovations in Europe and in the European Union" | 21-25 August 2017 | Brussels, Belgium
Call for applications: DEMAND Summer School on Energy in the City | 18-20 July 2017 | University of Leeds, UK
Energy in the City: A Summer School on Energy Demand and Mobility
18-20 July 2017, University of Leeds, UK
The call for applications for the DEMAND Centre Summer School is now open. Deadline for applications: 22 March 2017
The DEMAND Centre (Dynamics of Energy, Mobility and Demand) takes a distinctive approach to end use energy demand, recognizing that energy is not used for its own sake but as part of accomplishing social practices at home, at work and in moving around. In essence, the Centre focuses on what energy is for, how this changes, and how it might be steered (www.demand.ac.uk).
The 2017 DEMAND Summer School will focus on Energy in the City. Cities are important sites of energy demand, distinctive in terms of density and diversity, and important places in which energy demand reduction policies are made and played out. But what does this mean for the infrastructures cities depend on and bring about? And what do we really understand about urban patterns of energy demand and mobility? How are they generated in relation to particular locations and activities, such as office work, retail, healthcare or higher education? And what insights can 'the city', as a scale and field of investigation, offer into how and why these patterns are changing?
- Professor John Barrett, Director of the Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIE-MAP), University of Leeds
- Professor Elizabeth Shove, Co-director of the DEMAND Centre, Lancaster University
- Tom Knowland, Head of Sustainable Development, Leeds City Council
- Dr Matt Watson, University of Sheffield (on infrastructures, urban space and everyday life)
- Dr Eleonora Morganti, University of Leeds (on food systems, energy and mobility in the city)
- Dr Noel Cass, Lancaster University (on office work, buildings and futures)
The three intensive days will be academically challenging and fun. Participants, along with researchers and academics from the DEMAND Centre, will explore a variety of concepts and approaches for studying energy and mobility demand in the city including working on real case studies in conjunction with Leeds City Council. We invite applications from PhD students and early career researchers from all disciplines, as well as practitioners dealing with issues of energy and mobility demand in their work. For more details on the event and how to apply, please visit: www.demand.ac.uk/
Dr Janine Morley
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Call for Applications: CIED Summer School on Accelerating Innovation to Reduce Energy Demand | 10-12 July 2017 | University of Sussex, UK
- Interdisciplinary. We draw on ideas from economics, history, innovation studies, sociology and urban geography.
- Multi-method. We use qualitative and quantitative techniques ranging from historical and contemporary case studies, surveys, modelling and econometric analysis.
- Practical and relevant. We investigate low-energy innovations relevant to transport, industry, households and non-domestic buildings, and work with stakeholders to better understand their adoption of low-energy innovations.