International Conference on Infrastructure Finance (ICIF-2010) – Indian Institute of Technology – West Bengal
Introduction: High economic growth and sustainable development are the principal objectives of the developing world. The major precondition for attaining these goals is the availability of infrastructure in the economy, both in adequate quantity and quality. Infrastructure is considered as the wheel, if not the engine of development. The lack of infrastructure will definitely hamper the sustainable economic growth and quality of life. In the developing countries including India, the availability of adequate infrastructure is low as compared to the country‚Äôs need. While the demand of infrastructure is now growing at a much faster rate, supply is more or less stagnant and severely lacks in quality. This is mostly due to growing urbanization and globalization across the countries in the world. The augmentation of necessary infrastructure for sustainable economic growth and quality of life requires huge amount of finance. There are many ways infrastructure can be financed- the important areas are budgetary and non- budgetary provisions like accessing capital markets and institutional reforms.
Aim: The aim of this international conference on ‚ÄėInfrastructure Finance‚Äô is to bring together different stakeholders from various parts of the world to a single platform to exchange views and share knowledge so as to build a road map for creation of infrastructure and management of economic growth.
Call For Papers: The objective of this conference is to build a platform for academicians, researchers, engineers, business analysts, financial analysts, statisticians, econometricians, economists, industry professionals and policy makers to deliberate, debate and work out the strategy for infrastructure development and financing.
Awards: All submissions will be considered for two best paper awards. The winners will be given citations at the conference and their full registration fee will be refunded.
Rules: Participation in the conference will enormously benefit academicians, corporate analysts & consultants, economists, statisticians, engineers, policy makers, trade & business observers, young researchers, and persons in media & public life who are dealing with aspects and issues related to the themes of this conference. Research papers and cases based on research, experience, or promising ideas focusing on any of the stated objectives and themes of the conference are invited. The papers will be selected on the basis of their potential to contribute towards infrastructure development and financing. All papers will be assessed by a panel of experts.
Interested participants may please send their papers in MS Word (Word 2003 and above) format with double space, Times Roman font and font size 12 on single side of the paper (see manuscript guidelines). The papers should have an abstract of not more than 500 words and the full paper should be within 5000 words including tables and figures. Each paper should contain a title page specifying the title of the paper, full name, affiliation, telephone/ fax number and the e-mail address of the authors. The papers must be dispatched through e-mail to email@example.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org and received before the deadline. Authors of all papers accepted for the conference will be required to give copyright declaration in the format to be supplied later. The selected papers will either be published in a special issue of an EconLit- indexed journal or in an edited volume by a reputed publisher.
Important Dates: Submission of Abstracts : 05 March, 2010
Confirmation of Acceptance : 10 March, 2010
Full Paper Submission : 30 March, 2010
Registration Deadline : 15 April, 2010
Mode of Payment: Payment should be made through crossed ‚ÄúNot negotiable‚ÄĚ demand draft drawn in favour of “CEP-STC, IIT Kharagpur‚ÄĚ, payable at State Bank of India, IIT Kharagpur (Bank Code: 0202) and sent to the Convenor of the conference.
Conference Dates: 03-05 June, 2010
Indian Institute of Technology,
Kharagpur, West Bengal- 721 302
Email: rudrap(AT)vgsom.iitkgp.ernet.in / pradhanrp(AT)yahoo.com
Contact Numbers: +91 3222 282316 (Off)/ 282317 (Res) / +919733742104