National Conference on "Governance of Traditional Knowledge and

Important Dates
December 06th, 2014
Abstract Submission
December 10th, 2014
Notification to Authors
Full Paper Submission & Registration December 31st, 2014
National Conference on Governance of Traditional Knowledge
and Contemporary Innovations
(March 13-14, 2015)
Payment Details
Till 31/12/2014
INR 1500
INR 2500
INR 3500
Research Scholars
Industry Delegates
After 31/12/2014
INR 2000
INR 3000
INR 4500
Organized By:-
Conference Participants (Not Presenting Paper)
Till 31/12/2014
INR 1000
INR 2000
INR 3000
Research Scholars
Industry Delegates
After 31/12/2014
INR 1500
INR 2500
INR 3500
The participants have to send the filled in registration form along with requisite amount of
demand draft drawn in favour of Dean SRIC IIT Roorkee, Payable at Roorkee.
Registration fees includes registration kit, study material and accomodation (on request, in
the institute`s guest house for outstation candidates only on first come - first serve basis).
Organising Committee
Prof. Pradipta Banerji
Director, IIT Roorkee
Prof. P.K. Ghosh
MHRD-IPR Chair Professor
Ph: +91 1332 285699, E-mail:[email protected]
Head Department of Management Studies IIT, Roorkee
Dr. Vinay Sharma
Associate Professor, Department of Management Studies
Phone: +91 1332 285175 E-mail: [email protected]
Prof. K.L. Yadav Organizing Secretary & Contact Person
Executive Member, MHRD-IPR Chair, Professor, Department of Physics
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee – 247 667
Phone: +91 1332 285744 E-mail: [email protected]
Correspondence Address :MHRD-IPR Chair Office : Department of Management Studies
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee – 247 667
Phone : +91 1332 285699, 285118
FAX: +91 1332 285118, 273560
E-mail :[email protected]
About the Conference
The MHRD IPR Chair, DOMS, IIT Roorkee is pleased to announce two day National
conference on “Governance of Traditional Knowledge and Contemporary Innovations”
on March 13-14, 2015 in the Department of Management Studies, to provide a special forum
to present and discuss about latest research in the field of traditional knowledge
management and contemporary innovations.
Various sub themes of the conference are (but not limited to) :Contemporary perspectives in traditional knowledge governance.
New epistemologies in traditional knowledge based innovations.
Enablers and challenges in the governance of traditional knowledge management for
contemporary innovations.
Traditional knowledge governance and innovations, myths and realities.
Developing biotechnological innovations through traditional knowledge management.
Governance of traditional knowledge and its role in the national economy.
Commercialization of traditional knowledge and benefit sharing.
Prospects of indigenous traditional knowledge for promotion of sustainable rural
Traditional knowledge comprises the knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous
and local communities around the world developed from experiences gained over centuries,
and adapted to local culture and environments, which is transmitted orally from generation
to generation. It tends to be collectively owned and takes the form of stories, songs, folk lore,
proverbs, culture values, beliefs, rituals, community laws, local language and agricultural
Traditional knowledge is not so called because of its antiquity, it is a living body of knowledge
that is developed, sustained and passed on from generation to generation within a
community often forming part of its cultural loss or spiritual identity.
Over the passed decade traditional knowledge and its contribution in innovation
management has gained growing interest from the international community. More than
eleven UN and numerous other world renowned agencies have been dealing with traditional
knowledge and innovation management.
The United Nations System and indigenous organizations through ECOSCO, has made a
number of recommendations on traditional knowledge addressed to government and the
UN system.
In India, Government has set up the National innovation foundation to identify, recognize
and support innovations evolved from traditional knowledge. The Society for Research and
Initiative for Sustainable Technologies (SRIST) and Institutions and the Grassroots
Innovation Augmentation Network (GIAN) collectively documented hundreds of
contemporary innovations based on outstanding traditional knowledge.
Hence the key focus area today in the field of IP creation & management is effective
governance of traditional knowledge for contemporary innovations to foster a world class
environment for innovators across the nation to grow and sustain indigenously and compete
Objectives of the Conference
To provide an opportunity to academicians, research scholars and industry delegates to
share their research and thoughts on traditional knowledge and innovation management
through MHRD IPR chair's podium.
Highlight specific areas in the field of traditional knowledge management, which are still
unexplored and can provide ample opportunities in IP creation and management leading
to sustainable innovations.
Who Should Attend
The conference is for academicians, research scientists, research scholars, industry delegates
and whole intellect community who has active involvement in traditional knowledge
governance, innovation propulsion and IP creation.
Format of the Conference
Conference will be organized in two dimensions, invited talk and paper presentation.
Participants can take benefit of paper presentation as well as listening to eminent speakers.
Date & Venue
The Conference will be held on March 13-14, 2015 in the Department of Management
Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.
Abstract Submission
Abstract is to be submitted in soft copy only by email to [email protected]
Word limit for abstract is 300 - 400 words.
Abstract should include personal particulars in the following order. name, title of work,
affiliation (department and institute) email, telephone and postal address.
Abstract should be in Times New Roman 12 point font, single spacing APA Style
The interested candidates may attend the conference with or without presenting
papers. Certificate will be issued accordingly.
Note : Papers of participants registered untill december 31st, 2014 will be included in the
book of proceedings. Selected papers will be published in the book of referred conference
proceedings (with an ISBN Number).
Paper Submission Guidlines
The authors are requested to submit paper in the journal format (Camera ready) in two
column IEEE format typeset in 12 pt. Times New Roman font, single spaced on A4 size in 6
page limit including authors name and affiliation, abstract, figures, tables, references in MSWord through e-mail to [email protected] Submitted papers will be peer reviewed and
published in proceedings.
National Conference on Governance
of Traditional Knowledge
and Contemporary Innovations
(March 13-14, 2015)
Personal & Professional Details
Name ________________________________________________________________________________
Title of Profession ________________________________Organization __________________________
Explain in 2-3 lines your association with Innovation/IPR/Traditional Knowledge __________________
Contact Details
Mailing Address ________________________________________________________________________
City _______________________ State ______________________________ Zip Code _______________
Phone Number _______________________________ Mobile No. ________________________________
Fax ____________________ E-mail ____________________________, ___________________________
Registration Fee Details
(i) DD attached amount ______________ No. _____________ Bank Name _______________________
Dated ___________________
(Demand Draft in favor of 'Dean SRIC IIT, Roorkee')
Travel Plan
Arrival Date _____________________________ Departure Date _______________________________
Additional Information
Paper Title (if applicable) _______________________________________________________________
Name of Co author (1) ________________________________
Name of Co author (2) ________________________________
Signature ___________________