Titel: International Symposium on Integrative Modelling in Sustainability Systems Research
Startdatum: 17 Mai
Stoppdatum: 18 Mai
Startzeit: 09:00
Stoppzeit: 16:00Uhr
Veranstalter: Center for Environmental Systems Research
Ort: University of Kassel, Gießhaus, Mönchebergstraße 5, 34127 Kassel

Sustainability research requires a systems science approach. Since its establishment, the Center for Environmental Systems Research (CESR) has adopted this view to study the systemic effects of human interaction with the environment. The CESR is an interdisciplinary institution of Kassel University. It has led to a number of well-known modelling architectures or system analytical frameworks, spanning topics from global water research over land-use systems and resource efficient infrastructure to innovation diffusion.

CESR is convening leading scholars for an international scientific symposium on Integrative Modelling in Sustainability Systems Research. Since methods are to a large extent determining the scope and relevance of scientific investigation, the symposium will give special attention to innovative, integrative, computational methods of investigation, analysis, modelling, or visualization. Moreover, it will contribute to explore frontiers and perspectives of interdisciplinary, innovative methods and modelling approaches.

The two-day symposium will be organized in thematic sessions and additional keynotes. On both days the programme will start at 9.00 a.m. and will end on 18 May at 4.00 p.m.

Contributions will target:
• Linkages between environmental, economic and social dimensions of sustainable development,
• The nexus of environmental resources (land, water, energy, materials) and linkages with their environmental and/or social impacts,
• Analysis and modelling across scales (local, regional, national, global),
• Problem shifting and inequalities between sectors, countries, or regions,
• Solutions oriented research in terms of technical, institutional or behavioral improvements,
• Approaches to design sustainable production and consumption patterns and/or resource efficient and resilient infrastructure systems.

Draft Programme of the International Symposium on Integrative Modelling in Sustainability Systems Research Kassel, 17 - 18 May 2018

Venue: University of Kassel, Gießhaus, Mönchebergstraße 5, 34127 Kassel

Thursday, 17.05.2018
9.00 - 9.15 Welcome address (Prof. Finkeldey, President of the University of Kassel)
9.15 - 9.45 Introduction to CESR and symposium (Prof. Ernst, Executive Director, CESR)
9.45 - 10.15 Keynote 1: Integrated Modeling for Sustainability: promises kept? Prof. Dr. Wolfram Mauser, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
10.15 - 12.00 Session 1 Presentations and general discussion
12.00 - 13.15 Lunch
13.15 - 13.45 Keynote: Understanding of global scale land use pattern for reconciling biodiversity conservation and agricultural production Prof. Dr. Ralf Seppelt, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig
13.45 - 15.30 Session 2 Presentations and general discussion
15.30 - 16.00 Tea & coffee
16.00 - 17.45 Session 3 Presentations and general discussion
19.30 Dinner

Friday, 18.05.2018
09.15 - 09.45 Keynote: Unintended consequences: Methodologies to minimize the inevitable? Prof. Dr. Angela Druckman, University of Surrey, UK
09.45 - 11.30 Session 4 Presentations and general discussion
11.30 - 12.30 Lunch
12.30 - 14.45 Session 5 Presentations and general discussion
14.45 - 15.45 Wrap up
15.45 - 16.00 Farewell and end of symposium

Center for Environmental Systems Research
Universität Kassel
Phone: +49 561 804-6110