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Call for Papers

Broadly the main areas of inquiry include the followings, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following subtheme areas:


  • Ecotourism
  • Cultural ecotourism
  • Indigenous tourism
  • Heritage tourism
  • Historical tourism
  • Tourism Product
  • Tourism Marketing



  • Technopreneurs
  • Greenpreneurs
  • Community based Product
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Youngpreneur
  • Microcredit
  • Financing
  • Business Strategy
  • Cottage Industry


Governance and Policy Studies

  • Governance
  • Environmental Policy and Laws
  • Non Governmental Organization
  • Institutions
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Values and Cultures
  • Evaluation and Monitoring


Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

  • Business Ethics
  • Corporate Social Inisiative and Investment
  • Corporate Sustainable Management
  • Ethical Labor Practice
  • Sustainable Supply Chain

Socioeconomy and Community Development

  • Coastal community
  • Inland Community
  • Poverty
  • Education
  • Social Innovation
  • Aboriginal Community
  • Spiritual and value Inculcation
  • Traditional Knowledge
  • Healthcare
  • Human Capital
  • Fishermen Community
  • Farming Community
  • Islamic Economic Development and Community


Environmental Protection and Conservation

  • Geopark
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Disaster Management
  • Pollution
  • Biodiversity
  • Waste Management
  • Marine Technology and Solutions
  • Environmental Economics and Natural Resources


Fisheries and Aquaculture

  • Fishing Technology
  • Sustainable Fishing
  • Farming Technology
  • Seafood Safety
  • Seafood Security
  • Policy of Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Endangered Species
  • Aquaculture Business
  • Aquaculture Management



Full papers presented at ICSDL 2016 will be published in the conference proceedings and shall be distributed to participants during the registration at the event. The volume will come with ISBN.

Selected papers will be offered an opportunity to be published in either the  Journal of Sustainability Science and Management (index in SCOPUS) http://jssm.umt.edu.my or Journal of Business and Social Development http://jbsd.umt.edu.my. Selection of articles will be based on a number of factors such as among others, relevancy with the journal focus areas, quality of research, originality and style. Selected papers may be required to undergo further review and editing before actual publication in those journals.

The conference will be carried out on the 26-28 August 2016 at the Kompleks Kuliah Berpusat, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu.