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Coronavirus Update:

With the outbreak and spread of the coronavirus, life in general and also conference planning has become more complicated. We monitor developments closely and take into account both national and international recommendations as presented by different public health organisations. The safety and wellbeing of the ISDRS community is of utmost importance to us.

Given all uncertainties around travel, we have decided to develop a virtual version of ISDRS2020, which may run parallel to the onsite event, if the situation improves by July, or will be organized solely, if travel for most participants is still not possible.  This change has major implications for most aspects of the conference including the structure of the programme, the required facilities and the financial resources needed to host the event, which in turn will also require the revision of registration categories/fees.

However, our determination to provide a platform for scientific discussion – as ISDRS conferences have always been – is unchanged. For this reason we ask you to continue with the preparation of your presentations and papers. The conference proceedings will be published as normal and details about different ways of participation, changes in registration fees and deadlines will be posted on the website as soon as possible.

The Faculty of Business Economics of Hasselt University seeks a PhD student, Pro-environmental behaviour


The Environmental Economics Research focuses on sustainability assessments of clean technologies and valuation of ecosystem services, and is a visible source of robust science-driven advice in these domains. More info on our research group, its projects, and publications can be found here. Seeing the importance of pro-environmental behaviour in the transition towards a more sustainable society, we are looking to expand our expertise.

Job content

You will mainly be responsible for carrying out and reporting about research in the domain of “pro-environmental behaviour”. Given current research activities of the research group, the scope can be limited to “green purchasing behaviour” and “good citizenship”. The main goals are the realization of publications of the developed research in top international journals and the expansion of the research group’s network for example by participating in international academic conferences. You will have a limited teaching assignment.


  • You have obtained the degree master in (business or behavioural) economics or master in (applied social or environmental) psychology (or equivalent). Final-year students are (likewise) encouraged to apply.
  • You can demonstrate having experience with data collection, quantitative research methods and the matching software.
  • You have the necessary qualities to function within a multidisciplinary research group.
  • You are able to start at the latest on 01/10/2020.
  • Your command of Dutch or English (IELTS>=7 or equivalent) is excellent.
  • You have obtained excellent grades.
  • You can demonstrate having experience with quantitative research that analyses (pro-environmental) behaviour.


You will be appointed and paid as PhD student.

We offer a full doctoral grant for four years on the condition of a positive evaluation after 2 years.

Selection procedure

You can only apply online up to and including 30 June 2020.

The selection procedure consists of a preselection based on application file, an interview and a test lesson / presentation.

Preselection is based on the submitted records. These records contain at least: (1) CV, (2) motivation letter (max. 2p), (3) a writing sample of your own writing (eg your master thesis). Applicants are encouraged to upload: (4) an example of own coding syntax for a statistical software programme of your choice

Further information

Prof. dr. Sebastien LIZIN, +32-11-268696,

More about working at Hasselt University? Check for our staff benefits.

ISDRS “Best Sustainable Development Article Award” 2019

We are now accepting nominations for ISDRS Best Sustainable Development Article Award 2019. Please visit the Best Article Page to read about the article criteria and find the links to the procedures and submission page.

Also visit the ISDRS Best Article 'Hall of Fame".  Here you can read dozens of articles nominated over the past few years, including the winning articles of 2017 and 2018.

The ISDRS serves as a central knowledge hub on research in sustainable development. To strengthen our role, we identify and honour the best research paper written every year. With this we intend to further stimulate solid research, but also their applicability to support introduction of solutions to our immense challenges. We will work with a participatory approach: everyone connected to the ISDRS can suggest nominations for such a ‘best research article’. A Jury with decide on a short list of nominated papers and after that again ISDRS members will vote to select the best article. The winners will be honoured during our annual Conference,  for the 2019 award, this will be in Budapest, Hungary in 2020.

Workshop PubliER 2020

How can the Industries of the Future contribute to address the
forthcoming challenges of our society?

January 29-31, 2020.

Troyes, FRANCE

Download PDF here


The University of Technology of Troyes, in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Research Team on the Transition Towards Socio-technical Sustainable Systems (CREIDD), the Institute of Services and Industry of the Future of Troyes (ISIFT) and the Chaire Connected Innovation, invite you to make part of the Workshop PubliER 2020: How can the Industries of the Future contribute to address the forthcoming challenges of our society? to be held on the 29–31 of January, 2020 in Troyes, France.

This high-level workshop is dedicated to refining the scientific academic writing skills of top-end early researchers. The aim is to enable the researchers to build the writing and publishing capacities to mature and polish previously written papers and publish them on the most pertinent international scientific journals. The authors will also develop managerial skills allowing them to successfully publish their high-quality content in the most relevant journals in their fields of study.


Design Engineering – Responsible Design – Design for Sustainability – Industry of the future – Industrial Ecology – Sustainable Societies – Sustainable Production and Consumption – Factory of the Future – Creativity and Innovation


The concept of this workshop is to peer a selection of authors of the ‘best articles, presented during international conferences in different disciplines, with top-quality editors from international scientific journals. During the three days of the workshop, the researchers will participate of tailored advising sessions and other activities guided by the panel of editors. That process will enable the researchers to better previously written articles and end with a top-quality product. The early researchers will also participate as peer reviewers for at least other two proposed articles participating in the workshop.

The participants will develop a “know-how” on scientific writing and publishing enabling them to communicate highly relevant content on the most pertinent international journals. Both, early researchers and editors, will benefit of the space created by the workshop to share ideas, discuss, and expand their professional network in a pluri-disciplinary environment.

Important dates

November 30th, 2019: Deadline for submission of Papers

December 15th, 2019: Early bird registration deadline

December 31st, 2019: Late registration deadline

January 29th - 31st, 2020: PubliER 2020


29th of January

9h-9h30 Welcome

Building N

9h30-10h30 Plenary session (speaker to be confirmed)

Amphitheatre N101

10h30-11h30 Technical plenary session (speaker to be confirmed)

Amphitheatre N101

11h30-13h Lunch

University restaurant

13h-15h30 Presentation of articles (4-5 parallel sessions divided by topics) *
15h30-16h Coffee break

Building N

16h-17h15 Presentation of articles (4-5 parallel sessions divided by topics) *
18h-21h Networking and cocktail

Building N

*60/75 minutes for each paper where 15 minutes are given for a presentation

30th of January

9h-10h15 Presentation of articles (4-5 parallel sessions divided by topics) *
10h15-10h30 Coffee break

Building N

10h30-12h30 Plenary session (speaker to be confirmed) Amphitheatre N101
12h30-14h Lunch

University restaurant

14h-15h15 Presentation of articles (4-5 parallel sessions divided by topics) *
15h15-15h45 Coffee break

Building N

15h45-17h Presentation of articles (4-5 parallel sessions divided by topics) *

*60/75 minutes for each paper where 15 minutes are given for a presentation


31st of January

9h-11h Scientific feedback of the work done
11h-11h15 Coffee break

Building N

11h15-12h Preparation for feedback presentation
12h-13h30 Lunch

University restaurant

13h30-15h Feedback presentation

Amphitheatre N101

15h-15h15 Coffee break

Building N

15h15-16h15 Plenary session

Amphitheatre N101

16h15 17h Closure

What we offer

As author of one of the best articles presented in an international conference, we invite you to engage in personalised sessions with editors of international journals in order to take your article to the next level. With help of the other ‘best-articles’ authors (peer reviewers) and journal editors, the idea is for you to get out of the workshop with a top-quality paper ready to submit to the top international journals in your field of study.

On top of that, you will be participating as a peer reviewer or other articles. You will gain experience as a reviewer during the workshop sessions. Once you register and submit your article, you will be assigned 3 abstracts to review.

If you’re up to reviewing other high-quality papers, and ready to be reviewed by an international panel of journal editors and peer reviewers, then PubliER is the place to be.

Each session (labelled as ‘presentation of articles’ in the programme) will last from 60 to 75 minutes and will follow the following structure:

  1. Presentation of the article by the author. 15 minutes
  2. Feedback first peer reviewer. 5-10 minutes
  3. Feedback second peer reviewer. 5-10 minutes
  4. Open discussion. 25 minutes
  5. Feedback and closing remarks by editor. 10 minutes

As part of the workshop you will be able to attend to lectures/presentations of 45 minutes presented by keynote speakers on subjects around the following questions:

  • How to structure a scientific article
  • How to formalise the main idea of your article
  • How to choose the right title and keywords of your article
  • How to manage the revision process of your article
  • How to choose the right journal for publication
  • How does the revision process work
  • How to do effective peer reviewing

If you’re interested in participating, please go to our website, read the submission guidelines, register and submit your paper before the 1st of November 2019.

If you have any questions you can contact us at and we will make our best to reply to you asap.



Scientific partners

International Journals

(More international journals to be confirmed soon)

Circular Economy in focus

Opening of the “Christian Doppler Laboratory for Sustainable Product Management in a Circular Economy” at the University of Graz

In an effort to support the ambitious Circular Economy Strategy action plan adopted by the European Union, the “Christian Doppler Laboratory for Sustainable Product Management enabling a Circular Economy” ( acts as a creative space for developing and conducting research in sustainable product management, the results of which will support the transition toward a circular economy. This laboratory is working in collaboration with Altstoff Recycling Austria AG (ARA) and iPoint, a company which offers software solutions and consultation services for sustainable product management.