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Ninth National Science and Technology Conference: NAST

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June 26, 2022 04:15
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June 28, 2022 09:15
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Introduction

The Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) is holding the 9th national conference on science and technology in Kathmandu on June 26-28, 2022, with the theme of "Science for Society and Innovation for Prosperity".

The Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) was founded in 1982 as an autonomous apex body to promote science and technology in Nepal. The Academy is charged with four key goals: advancing science and technology for the nation's overall development; preserving and modernizing indigenous technologies; promoting science and technology research; and identifying and facilitating acceptable technology transfer. To promote and cultivate scientific temperament, it is critical to impart scientific knowledge to society. Similarly, technology and innovation are critical to the country's success. 

The conference is intended to attract experts, professionals, academicians, researchers, eminent and emerging scientists and technologists, policymakers, and scientific communities. It invites recent scientific and technology graduates to participate and share their findings. Nonetheless, all scientific communities are welcome to join the platform, including SAARC and international actors. People will be able to communicate and exchange ideas, learn new things, acquire information, and submit research findings using the platform.

Conference Theme

“Science for Society and Innovation for Prosperity”

Thematic Areas

  1. Health and Medical Sciences
  2. Food Security and Green Economy
  3. Land Management, Forestry and Agriculture
  4. Engineering and Sustainable Development
  5. Climate Change and Disaster Management
  6. Information, Communication and Artificial Intelligence
  7. Scientific Tourism, Science Diplomacy and Policy
  8. Indigenous Knowledge and Technology
  9. Urban Development and Food Green City
  10. Environment and Biodiversity
  11. Material Science and Nano-technology
  12. Innovation and Knowledge Management
  13. Space Science and Geoinformation
  14. Industry-Academic Partnership
  15. Art and Spirituality in Science

Topics

  1. Engineering and Communication
  2. Medical Science
  3. Climate Change
  4. Environment
  5. Agrobiodiversity
  6. Chemical Science
  7. Physical Science
  8. Material Science
  9. Mathematical Science
  10. Geoinformation/Geology/Earth Science
  11. Meteorology and Hydrology
  12. Biological Sciences
  13. Natural Resources
  14. Space Science
  15. Microbiology
  16. Biotechnology
  17. Food Science
  18. Forestry and Land
  19. Energy
  20. Science and Education
  21. Art and Spirituality in Science
  22. Others

Submitted Papers must relate to two Thematic Areas.

Program

An opening ceremony, a technical session, and a closing ceremony are the three sections of the three-day conference. A keynote address will be given at the inaugural event. There will be a plenary presentation after that. The technical session will include special lectures, and oral and poster presentations.

Call For Papers

Abstracts from researchers interested in contributing papers should be sent to NAST. The abstract for a contributing paper should focus on the study's objective, methodologies, research findings, and scope. The abstracts will be reviewed by experts, and the article will be chosen based on the recommendation of the review committee. When writing the abstracts, please bear the following facts in mind.

Guidelines for Abstract Preparation

Abstracts for papers must be relevant to one or more themes. The conference organizers must receive the abstract by May 30, 2022. The authors will be notified of their acceptance by June 3, 2022. For all presentations, English is the official conference language. The title of the abstract should be in capital letters and centered (font-size: 14, font: Times New Roman). Names, affiliations, phone numbers, and email addresses should all be included. The names of the corresponding and presenting authors should be mentioned separately.

An author is limited to two submissions, one as an author and the other as a co-author. It is very forbidden to share a single presentation.

Abstracts must include a clear indication of the objective, methods, results, and 4-5 keywords to avoid duplications of the title. The Abstract should follow the following formats:

  • Length: Limited to 300 words
  • Font: Times New Roman
  • Font Size: 12 points
  • Spacing: 1.5

Registration

All those who wish to attend the conference need to fill out and submit the registration form online available on the conference website.

Registration Fee

National Participant
• Institutions: NRs 4000
• Individuals: NRs 3000
• Students: NRs 2000 

Foreign Participant

  SAARC Countries
    • Institutions : USD 60
    • Individuals : USD 30
    • Students : USD 20

  Other Countries
    • Institutions: USD 80
    • Individuals: USD 40
    • Students: USD 25

*Registration will cover breakfast, lunch, tea/cookies, hi-tea, conference bag, and materials.

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 30 May 2022 (Jestha 16, 2079)
  • Notification to the Authors: 3 June 2022 (Jestha 20, 2079)
  • Registration Confirmation Payment: 8 June 2022 (Jestha 25, 2079)
  • Program Schedule: 19 June 2022 (Asad 5, 2079)
  • Abstract: 19 June 2022 (Asad 5, 2079)
  • Conference: 26-28 June 2022 (Asad 12-14, 2079)