The EDGE partners are happy to invite you to the third and final annual conference organized under the EDGE project entitled “Digitalization and Smart Green (R)evolution” which will be organized by the University of Economics in Bratislava (EUBA). This conference will take place in Bratislava on 15th-16th November 2018.

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Key dates:

Abstract submission: September 15th, 2018

Notification of acceptance: September 30th, 2018

Last day of registration and fee payments: October 15th, 2018

Conference: November 15 – 16, 2018

Article submission: December 1st, 2018


Background information:

The Faculty of National Economy of the University of Economics in Bratislava celebrates this year the 65th anniversary of its foundation. On this occasion we have the great pleasure to invite you to participate in the international conference.

The widely debated „digital transformation“ and Industry 4.0 offers both new opportunities as well as challenges for environment and societies. It can generate different implications to different economic agents. The estimation of the next job effect is difficult and open. But the significant changes in the structure of occupations and skills with the subsequent implications for the education system can be expected. The deep and rapid digital transformation and Industry 4.0 (internet of things) with the complex relationship between environment, economics, business, information and communication technology, law (Data Protection Regulations because of the big data set) and manufacturing raises many analytical and policy questions.

With the digital transformation of the society, the discussions evolving around future green development have been taking lately also a new turn. Many cities and landscapes in the earth region are vulnerable to changing climate and environmental degradation often resulting in socio-economic perturbations. Smart green approach provides holistic resolution of critical issues pertinent to contemporary cities as well as ecosystems, and equal focus on the organization of urban systems and management as well as physical design. The solutions of smart green are based on collaborative approach usually by large multidisciplinary groups that include usually engineers, economists, environmentalists and policymakers, as well as civic groups.

The conference thus attempts to bring wide range of scholars ranging from environmental studies, economics, urban and regional studies, economic geography, labor market and social policy, as well as finance, banking and insurance that would provide valuable insights into the current challenges facing by the stakeholders involved in the smart green development of societies, and prompt discussions on new design of smart and simultaneously green solutions for innovative growth and society.

Key highlights of the conference

  • Significant gathering of scholars, civil society and policy-makers on issues that will be key for COP24.
  • Numerous interactions with practitioners, all key organisations active in the field represented.
  • Opportunity to have your paper published in the Conference Proceedings, or in a special issue of journal Economic Review for the best papers.
  • Free copy of The State of Environmental Migration 2018.