About ICSF

The International Conference on Sustainable Futures: Environmental, Technological, Social and Economic Matters (ICSF) is a peer-reviewed international conference, the premier interdisciplinary forum for social scientists, life scientists, engineers, and practitioners to present their latest research results, ideas, developments, and applications.
The ICSF contributes to all aspects of sustainable development, focused on the intersection of sustainability, environment, and technology and their larger implications for corporations, government, education institutions, regions, and society now and in the future.
We invite you to participate in the conference and look forward to fruitful cooperation.

Workshops

Previous conferences

  1. International Conference on Sustainable Futures: Environmental, Technological, Social and Economic Matters (ICSF 2020), Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine, May 20-22, 2020
  2. Second International Conference on Sustainable Futures: Environmental, Technological, Social and Economic Matters (ICSF 2021), Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine, May 19-21, 2021
  3. 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Futures: Environmental, Technological, Social and Economic Matters (ICSF 2022), Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine, May 24-27, 2022
  4. 4th International Conference on Sustainable Futures: Environmental, Technological, Social and Economic Matters (ICSF 2023), Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine, May 23-26, 2023

Topics of interest

  1. Sustainable Earth systems
    • Climate change and environmental impact
    • Hydrology and water management
    • Biodiversity conservation
    • Sustainable use of natural resources
    • Sustainable agriculture and food systems
    • Pollution and waste management
    • Environmental chemistry and geochemistry
    • Geography
    • Geology, mineralogy and petrology
    • Atmospheric science and meteorology, climatology and paleoclimatology
    • Paleontology
    • Glaciology
    • Volcanology

  2. Sustainable technologies
    • Sustainable energy solutions
    • Technology and materials for sustainability
    • Environmental engineering, sustainability, and green technology
    • Sustainable transportation
    • Green building and sustainable architecture

  3. Sustainable societies
    • Sustainable urban planning, cities and society
    • Environmental policy, economics, and law
    • Education for sustainability
    • Sustainable business practices
    • Environmental health and sustainable development
    • Infrastructure and sustainability

  4. Sustainable futures
    • Disaster risk reduction and management
    • Sustainable tourism
    • Sustainable geophysics
    • Sustainable mining
    • Ocean science for sustainable development
    • Soil science for sustainable development

2024
May 21 - 24

Kryvyi Rih
Ukraine

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Submissions

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Presentations

Call for Papers

Authors are invited to submit full (and original research) papers (6+ pages) including surveys, tutorials, perspective/colloquia articles on conference topics of interest through the Morressier (https://www.morressier.com/call-for-papers/6501c5b1cd3f7d001924450d) by January 20 January 31, 2024.
By submitting a paper, an author and all co-authors are assumed to agree with the terms of the IOP Proceedings Licence.

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

Papers that meet the primary requirements or have formatting violations will be accepted with review. The remaining papers will be peer-reviewed by three reviewers based on their technical quality, relevance, originality, significance, and clarity. If necessary, a fourth, additional reviewer may be involved. The Program Committee will use the reviews to determine which papers will be accepted for presentation at the conference. The review results will be announced to the submitting authors by email, along with any reviewer comments.

Accepted papers will be submitted to the IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (online ISSN: 1755-1315 / publisher: IOP Publishing) in three months after the conference.

Primary requirements

  • Submissions must be:
    • basically, correct and sound;
    • original (not published elsewhere partly or in full and not submitted to other venues for simultaneous consideration);
    • within the IOP EES scope (https://iopscience.iop.org/journal/1755-1315/page/scope);
    • within the conference scope;
    • presented at the conference (at least one article's author should attend).
  • Up to 2 papers per author (including as co-authors) are accepted.
  • Authors utilizing language models (LLMs) to aid in idea generation or drafting of papers should explicitly disclose their usage, providing complete transparency about the LLM employed (including name, version, model, and source) within the submitted paper; such usage must be appropriately documented in the Methods section or acknowledgment section of the manuscript. Authors are urged to verify accuracy and are reminded that, as named authors, they bear complete responsibility for the entire content of the work.
  • Authors must ensure citations enhance value, remain unbiased, support relevant points, and avoid superfluous references—particularly to self or others' works—to manipulate citation scores, maintaining ethical standards. The editors reserve the right to exclude excessive citations if these are considered to be potential acts of citation manipulation.
  • Please disclose any potential conflicts of interest in the acknowledgments section when you submit your article.
  • Authors are encouraged to refer to the Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE) for all aspects of publication ethics (https://publicationethics.org/) and to conform to the ethical rules described on strictly https://publishingsupport.iopscience.iop.org/ethical-policy-journals/, in particular:
    • A single study is not split up into several parts to increase the number of submissions and submitted to various edited book projects or journals or to one journal over time (e.g., "salami-publishing").
    • No data have been fabricated or manipulated (including images) to support the manuscript's conclusions.
    • No data, text, or theories by others are presented as if they were the author's own ("plagiarism"). Proper acknowledgments to other works must be given (including closely copied material (near verbatim), summarized, and/or paraphrased), quotation marks are used for verbatim copying of material, and permissions are secured for copyrighted material.
    • Consent to submit has been received from all co-authors and responsible authorities at the institute/organization where the work has been carried out before submission.
    • Authors whose names appear on the submission have contributed sufficiently to the scientific work and share collective responsibility and accountability for the results.

Formatting options

ICSF 2024 uses the IOP Conference Series format for the proceedings. Therefore, for preparing submission you should use LaTeX2e class file and LaTeX2e guidelines for your submissions. If you do not have experience with LaTeX and do not know how to install the whole machinery, you can use an online template in Overleaf, where all necessary libraries, etc. are already pre-installed. If you would like to submit multimedia or any other supplementary data to accompany your paper, you might find 'Multimedia guidelines' useful.

Paper submission

In case you have never worked with the Morressier before, you need to create your account using "Sign in or create your account" form. You will be offered to enter your email and click the 'Next' button. The instructions for signing into Morressier will be sent to your email. After completing registration, you should sign in and complete the submission form.

Due to the double-blind peer review mode, you need to prepare two versions of your article in PDF format: a regular manuscript and an anonymized manuscript. Please remove any identifying information, such as authors' names or affiliations, from your anonymized manuscript before submission. In addition to following the instructions above, other steps must be taken to ensure the manuscript is correctly prepared for double-blind peer review. The key points to consider are:

  • Please do not use the author's name to refer to your previously published article. For example, write “Shokaliuk and Mintii [1] have demonstrated” rather than “we/the authors have previously demonstrated [1]”.
  • Also, make sure that any figures and tables do not contain any reference to author affiliations.
  • Choose uploaded file name anonymized.

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline

January 20, 2024
January 31, 2024
(hard deadline)

Notification of paper acceptance/rejection

April 1, 2024

Final Paper Submission Deadline

May 1, 2024

Registration Due

May 11, 2024

Workshop Day

May 21, 2024

Main Conference

May 21-24, 2024

Registration

ICSF requires that every conference participant, not necessarily a speaker but also a listener, register at the conference. A non-dedicated registration service is provided for this step. We need your registration for:
  1. Personalizing your conference information bundle, including the badge with your name and affiliation
  2. Collecting statistical information about session attendance, including social events - for proper resource planning
  3. Letting the other conference participants know who you are to facilitate networking
Please choose the right item for you to complete the registration. The registration fee is listed as follows:

    Corresponding author of an article is based in Ukraine and affiliated with a Ukrainian institution (Presentation & Publication) - No Fee *
    Corresponding author of an article is not based in Ukraine, or is not affiliated with a Ukrainian institution (Presentation & Publication) - 85 GBP
    Audience - No Fee

* IOP Publishing shall waive the APC for corresponding authors based in Ukraine and affiliated with a Ukrainian institution. Therefore, ICSF program chairs are happy to waive the registration fee for such authors.

Important Notice:

  1. Registration fee covers the publication fee, conference fee, conference material (conference program, certification...).
  2. Each paid registration covers only one paper and one attendee.
  3. At least one author for each accepted final paper must register for paper publication.
  4. Delegates should bear the Service Charge (if any) of the bank on the Sender's Side.
  5. All papers the Program Committee accepts will be submitted to the publisher. The publisher reserves the right to reject any papers if, in its opinion or those of its advisers, any papers are considered inappropriate for publication by the publisher.
  6. The publisher’s article processing charge applies to both accepted and declined articles, so the organizing committee is not liable for any refund of fees if the publisher rejects the article.

SUBMIT PAPER

Program Committee

Local Organization Committee

Volodymyr Artemchuk, Department of Mathematical Modelling And Econometrics, G. E. Pukhov Institute for Modelling in Energy Engineering of NAS of Ukraine & Department of Environmental Protection Technologies and Radiation Safety, Institute of Environmental Geochemistry of the NAS of Ukraine, Ukraine
Olha Bondarenko, Department of Geography and Methods of its Teaching, Kryvyi Rih National University, Ukraine
Serhii Chukharev, Department of Mining and Mineral Extraction, National University of Water and Environmental Engineering, Ukraine
Hanna Danylchuk, Department of Economics and Business Modeling, The Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy, Ukraine
Andrii Iatsyshyn, Center for Information-analytical and Technical Support of Nuclear Power Facilities Monitoring of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine
Serhii Klimov, Department of Hydroinformatics, National University of Water and Environmental Engineering, Ukraine
Serhiy Sakhno, Department of Industrial, Civil and Urban Construction, Kryvyi Rih National University, Ukraine
Andrii Striuk, Department of Simulation and Software Engineering, Kryvyi Rih National University, Ukraine
Tetiana Vakaliuk, Department of Software Engineering, Zhytomyr Polytechnic State University, Ukraine

Editor-in-Chief

Pavlo Nechypurenko, Department of Chemistry and Methods of its Teaching, Kryvyi Rih State Pedagogical University, Ukraine

Program Chair

Serhiy Semerikov, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Kryvyi Rih State Pedagogical University, Ukraine

General Chair

Arnold Kiv, Department of Materials Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Keynote Speakers

Oleksandr Popov

Center for Information-analytical and Technical Support of Nuclear Power Facilities Monitoring of the NAS of Ukraine, Ukraine

Khairulla Aben

KAZ Minerals, Kazakhstan

Roland Iosif Moraru

University of Petrosani, Romania

Vu Trung Tien

Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Vietnam

Krzysztof Marian Tomiczek

Silesian University of Technology, Poland

Marinela Panayotova

University of Mining and Geology, Bulgaria

PROGRAM

Coming this May

The Venue

Kryvyi Rih State Pedagogical University
54 Gagarin Ave.
Kryvyi Rih, 50086
Ukraine

ICSF FAQs

Full research papers

Research articles should contain sufficient background and motivation, and they should present proofs, where applicable, or at least outlines of such in sufficient detail to enable an expert to complete them. Thus, summaries and mere announcements of papers appearing elsewhere cannot be included, although more detailed versions of, e.g., a highly technical contribution may well be published elsewhere later.

Surveys

Surveys should cover a sufficiently broad topic and should normally not just review the author's recent research. In the case of surveys, proof of results may be optional.

Conference organizers have no formal relations with the Conference Proceedings Citation Index, CNKI, Ei Compendex, GeoRef, Inspec, J-Gate, JST, NASA Astrophysics Data System, Naver Academic, Scite, Scopus, WTI Frankfurt, Yewno, OCLC WorldCat, EX Libris Primo, EBSCO Discovery Service, British Library Services, Google Scholar, Serial Solutions, TDNET, INIS, etc., therefore we cannot give any promises on behalf of them. Please refrain from bothering us with the indexing - any inquiry should be addressed to the indexing databases directly.

IOP Publishing supports the work of abstracting and indexing databases listed in the publisher website. However, it is at the discretion of the indexing databases as to how quickly they process and upload new content. Unfortunately, IOP Publishing has no control over how long it takes for each volume to be indexed. The terms of indexation of journals in indexing databases depend essentially on the evaluation team of these organizations, who reserve the right to include or exclude a journal at any time, according to their editorial policy.
  • Changes of authorship or in the order of authors are not accepted after acceptance of a contribution to the proceedings.
  • Requests to add or delete authors at the revision stage or after publication are serious and may be considered only after receipt of written approval from all authors and a detailed explanation about the role/deletion of the new/deleted author. The decision to accept the change rests with the proceedings' volume editor(s).

ICSF adheres to the following main standards:

  • Unbiased consideration is given to all papers regardless of race, gender, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
  • Ensuring that no terminology is used that is offensive or might be perceived as offensive to others.
  • All papers should meet the following key points related to scientific content, quality, and presentation:
    1. Technical Criteria
      • Scientific merit: scientific rigor, accuracy, and correctness.
      • Clarity of expression; communication of ideas; readability and discussion of concepts.
      • Sufficient discussion of the context of the work and suitable referencing.
    2. Quality Criteria
      • Originality: Is the work relevant and novel?
      • Motivation: Does the problem considered have a sound motivation? All papers should demonstrate the scientific interest of the results.
      • Repetition: Have significant manuscript parts already been published?
      • Length: Is the content of the work of sufficient scientific interest to justify its length?
    3. Presentation Criteria
      • Title: Is it adequate and appropriate for the content of the article?
      • Abstract: Does it contain the essential information of the article? Is it complete? Is it suitable for inclusion by itself in an abstracting service?
      • Diagrams, figures, tables, and captions: Are they essential and clear?
      • Text and mathematics: Are they brief but still clear? If you recommend shortening, please suggest what should be omitted.
      • Conclusion: Does the paper contain a carefully written conclusion summarizing what has been learned and why it is interesting and useful?

Unlimited

  • number of pages in each article
  • use of colour
  • additional multimedia items (e.g., videos, simulations)
Absolutely! We understand that not everyone can attend in person, and we are committed to making our conference accessible to a global audience. Remote participation via online platforms like Zoom will be available for those who cannot attend in person. This allows you to join the conference sessions, interact with speakers, and engage with fellow participants from your home or office. We want to ensure that you can still benefit from our conference's valuable content and networking opportunities, regardless of your location. Instructions for remote participation will be provided closer to the event date, so stay tuned for more details on how to join us virtually. We look forward to your active involvement in the conference, whether with us in person or online!

CONTACTS

Volodymyr Artemchuk, +380979157215, ak24avo@gmail.com
Olha Bondarenko, +380676053756, bondarenko.olga@kdpu.edu.ua
Serhii Chukharev, +380675225125, konf.knu2@gmail.com
Andrii Iatsyshyn, +380661083907, igns.tech@gmail.com
Serhii Klimov, +380980539790, s.v.klimov@nuwm.edu.ua
Serhiy Sakhno, +380672694385, budfac@gmail.com
Serhiy Semerikov, semerikov@gmail.com