7th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management

26-29 June 2019, Municipality of Hersonissos, Crete Island, Greece

CRETE 2019

 

7th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management Crete Island, Greece, 26–29 June 2019

Objective

The Conference aims to address the significant issue of sustainable solid waste management through the promotion of safe practices & effective technologies. The Conference focuses mainly on modern solid waste technologies. It aims to stimulate the interest of scientists and citizens and inform them about the latest developments in the field of municipal solid waste management. Separation at source, Biological Treatment, the treatment at central facilities, waste prevention, biowaste utilization, recycling promotion, Waste-to-energy technologies & energy recovery, smart technologies for waste management, sludge management, agricultural and livestock waste, management of specific waste streams (construction & demolition waste, waste from electrical and electronic equipment, etc.), biotechnology, Best Available techniques, symbiosis networks, energy consumption and saving, carbon footprint and water footprint, zero-waste initiatives, plastics and bioplastics, marine litter constitute main conference subjects. Special attention will be drawn to the valorization prospects & the products from solid waste, such as: biofuels, compost, materials, etc. It is also our ambition to strengthen the link of the applied research with industry. Hazardous waste & Household hazardous waste also constitute target area of the conference. Emphasis will be placed on circular economy in all key action areas (production, consumption, waste management, secondary raw materials, innovation, investment & monitoring) and all priority sectors (food waste, plastics, biomass and bio-based-products, construction & demolition waste, critical raw materials), as well as waste management issues and resource efficiency in islands and generally isolated and remote areas.

The Conference will provide an opportunity to bring together scientists & professionals from government departments, industries, Municipalities, private institutions, research & education institutions, being a forum for the exchange of the most recent ideas, techniques & experiences in all areas of solid waste management. A special full one-day workshop will also focus on representatives of local authorities and municipalities in order to promote integrated solid waste management schemes.

A site visit - tour will also take place on Saturday 29th June 2019 including visits to waste management facilities.

Call for Papers

Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of maximum 2 pages in English, including figures and tables (as MS Word file). The abstracts can be submitted electronically via the specific form no later than 31st December 2018.

Abstracts will be accepted based on quality, originality and relevance to the conference themes. All accepted papers will be published as the conference proceedings (CD ROM format), while the best papers after evaluation will be published in scientific journals. We look forward to receiving your paper and we hope to see you actively taking part in the HERAKLION 2019 Conference.

Paper Submissions

After the end of the review process of the abstracts, the authors of the papers accepted for oral and poster presentation are asked to submit a full paper with maximum length of 12 pages. Please send the full paper by email to konmoust@central.ntua.gr until 30th April 2019 at the latest.

Important deadlines

15 October 2018 First call for papers
30 November 2018 Second call for papers
31 December 2018 Deadline for submission of abstracts
28 February 2019 Notification of abstract acceptance
20 March 2019 Deadline for Early bird registration
20 April 2019 Deadline for authors to register
30 April 2019 Deadline for submission of full papers

Keynote Speakers

Summer School: 24-25 June 2019
2nd PhD Summer School with 3 ETCS credits - Executive training on solid waste management with indicative subjects: Legal Framework and Policy, Circular Economy, Municipal Solid Waste treatment technologies, Anaerobic Digestion, Waste-to-Energy, Sustainable Management, etc. & Proposal Writing Mini-Boot-Camp for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (the call is in September 2019)

Welcome to Crete

Crete is the largest island in Greece, and the fifth largest one in the Mediterranean Sea. Here, you can admire the remnants of brilliant civilizations, explore glorious beaches, impressive mountainscapes, fertile valleys and steep gorges, and become part of the island’s rich gastronomic culture. Crete is, after all, a small universe teeming with beauties and treasures that you will probably need a lifetime to uncover!

The largest and most densely populate region on the island of Crete is Heraklion (pronounced Iraklion). Nestling picturesquely among two imposing mountain ranges – Idi (Mt Psiloritis) to the west and Dikti (Lasithiotika mountains) to the east– Heraklion boasts exceptional archaeological treasures, significant coastal settlements, a series of picturesque villages, vast valleys with olive groves and vineyards as well as the best organised tourist infrastructure in Crete. A unique combination of urban scenery and natural wealth makes the region of Heraklion an appealing all-year-round destination.
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Publications in journals

HERAKLION 2019 Conference

The best HERAKLION 2019 papers will be published after evaluation in a Special Issue of WASTE AND BIOMASS VALORIZATION (SPRINGER, Impact Factor: 1.874) in collaboration with Prof. Ange Nzihou, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal & Prof. Maria Loizidou, Chair of the HERAKLION 2019 Scientific Committee & Guest Editor of the Special Issue, in a Special Issue of ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE and POLLUTION RESEARCH (Springer, Impact Factor: 2.800) (Guest Editors: K. Moustakas, M. Loizidou) & in a Special Issue of BIOMASS CONVERSION AND BIOREFINERY (Springer, Impact Factor: 1.310) (Guest Editors: K. Moustakas, M. Loizidou).

The best energy papers of the HERAKLION 2019 Conference will be published after evaluation in a Special Issue of ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT (SAGE, Impact Factor: 0.568) (Guest Editors:. Konstantinos Moustakas, Maria Loizidou, Abdul-Sattar Nizami & Jingsan Xu)

The best water related papers will be published in a Special Issue of DESALINATION & WATER TREATMENT (Impact Factor: 1.631).

More collaborating journals will be announced in the next weeks.

Biomass Valorization
Environmental Science
Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery
Energy & Environment
Desalination water

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NAXOS 2018 Conference

The top quality energy papers of the NAXOS 2018 Conference will be published after evaluation in a Special Issue of APPLIED ENERGY(Elsevier, Impact Factor: 7.900) (Guest Editors: K. Moustakas, M. Loizidou, A.-S. Nizami & M. Naqvi). The process is in progress.

The high quality biotechnology papers of the NAXOS 2018 Conference will be published after evaluation in a Special Issue of Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology (Wiley, Impact Factor: 2.587). The process is in progress.

The best NAXOS 2018 papers will be published after evaluation in a Special Issue of WASTE AND BIOMASS VALORIZATION (SPRINGER, Impact Factor: 1.874) in collaboration with Prof. A. Nzihou, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal & Prof. M. Loizidou & in a Special Issue of ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE and POLLUTION RESEARCH (Springer, Impact Factor: 2.800) (Guest Editors: K. Moustakas, M. Loizidou) & in WASTE MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH (Impact Factor: 1.631) in collaboration with Dr. Costas Velis. The process is in progress.

Selected high-quality papers on hazardous waste will be published after review in the JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 6.065). The process is in progress.

Selected papers on energy from waste will be published in a Special Issue of ENERGIES (Impact Factor: 2.262) (Guest Editors: M. Jeguirim, L. Limousy, K. Moustakas). The process is in progress.

The best water related papers will be published in a Special Issue of DESALINATION & WATER TREATMENT (Impact Factor: 1.631). The process is in progress.

CYPRUS 2016 Conference

A Special Issue of WASTE AND BIOMASS VALORIZATION (Guest Editor: M. Loizidou) was published in July 2017. A Special Issue of JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 4.010) (Guest Editors: K. Moustakas, P. Gikas, S. Malamis, E. Ranieri) as also published in 2018 with the best papers of the CYPRUS 2016 4th International Conference on Sustainable Waste and Wastewater Management

ATHENS 2017 Conference

The best ATHENS 2017 papers will be published after evaluation in a Special Issue of JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT (Elsevier, Guest Editors: K. Moustakas, P. Gikas, S. Malamis, Impact Factor: 4.010) in a Special Issue of ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE and POLLUTION RESEARCH (Springer, Guest Editors: K. Moustakas, Μ. Loizidou, Impact Factor: 2.760), a Special Issue of WASTE AND BIOMASS VALORIZATION (SPRINGER, Impact Factor: 1.874) in collaboration with Prof. Ange Nzihou, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal & Prof. Maria Loizidou, Chair of the ATHENS 2017 Scientific Committee & Guest Editor of the Special Issue, WASTE MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH (Impact Factor: 1.803) in collaboration with Dr. Costas Velis & INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THERMAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (IJTEE) in collaboration with Prof Isam Janajreh.

The best water related papers were published in a Special Issue of DESALINATION & WATER TREATMENT (Impact Factor: 1.631) (http://www.deswater.com/vol.php?vol=112&oth=112|0|April%20|2018).

The Special Issues for WASTE AND BIOMASS VALORIZATION will be published in December 2018 and the Special Issue of ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLLUTION RESEARCH also within 2018. The relevant process is in progress for the rest journals.

TINOS 2015 Conference

The Special Issue of WASTE & BIOMASS VALORIZATION (Guest Editor: M. Loizidou) from the TINOS 2015 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management was published in August 2016. The Special Issue of JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT (Impact Factor: 4.010) (Guest Editors: P. Gikas, S. Malamis, K. Moustakas, D. Bolzonella) was published in 2017. Selected papers were also published in WASTE MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH.

ATHENS 2014 Conference

The Special Issue of WASTE & BIOMASS VALORIZATION from the ATHENS 2014 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management was published in October 2015 and is available, while ATHENS2014 papers were also published in the May 2015 Issue of WASTE MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH.

Social Events

A welcome cocktail will be offered at 20.00 on Tuesday 25th June 2019

The Gala Dinner of the HERAKLION 2019 Conference will be held on Thursday 27th June 2019

A full-day excursion-site visit will take place on Saturday 29th June 2019, while additional optional suggestions will be available for the next days (30th June & 1st July), too.

Conference Fees

€ 200
Students
  • Early bird (up to 20th of March)
€ 300
Low income country citizens
  • Early bird (up to 20th of March)
€ 450
Standard Registration Fees
  • Early bird (up to 20th of March)
€ 300
Students
  • After 20th of March
€ 400
Low income country citizens
  • After 20th of March
€ 550
Standard Registration Fees
  • After 20th of March

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Location

Contact Information

Conference Place Address

Municipality of Hersonissos, Crete Island, Greece

Send an Email to

Scientific Secretariat, Dr. Konstantinos Moustakas: konmoust@central.ntua.gr