8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
ON SUSTAINABLE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
17-20 June 2020, Thessaloniki, Greece

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THESSALONIKI 2020

 

8th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management Thessaloniki, Greece, 17–20 June 2020

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.

Special focus will be given to Biogas and Anaerobic Digestion. It is noted that the World Biogas Association represented Mr. David Newman, President, is co-organiser of the THESSALONIKI 2020 Conference. Join our brainstorming sessions chaired by Prof. Spyros Pavlostathis (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta) & Prof. David Bolzonella (University of Verona) on the latest advances in the field of anaerobic digestion by submitting your abstract on AD. Indicatively, potential authors can address AD related issues such as:

  • Biogas: upgrading & utilization
  • Emerging AD technology, design, pretreatment, process control and modelling
  • Biorefineries including AD
  • Biohydrogen production
  • Valorization routes & prospects for digestate
  • High rate anaerobic wastewater treatment
  • LCA and techno-economic analysis

The private sector & business will also have a very active role in the conference and a special session will be devoted to business opportunities and experiences from the leaders in the AD field all over the world with the active contribution of the World Biogas Association.

The extensive Waste-to-Energy Sessions will be chaired by Prof. Marco Castaldi (City University of New York), Chair of the Global Waste to Energy Research and Technology Council (WTERT) & Prof. Nickolas Themelis (Columbia University), ex-Chair of the Global Waste to Energy Research and Technology Council (WTERT).

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 20th June 2020 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 2019.

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 THESSALONIKI 2020 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 2020 at the latest.

Important deadlines

15 October 2019 First call for papers
30 November 2019 Second call for papers
31 December 2019 Deadline for abstract submission
28 February 2020 Notification of abstract acceptance
20 March 2020 Deadline for Early bird registration
20 April 2020 Deadline for authors to register
30 April 2020 Deadline for submission of full papers

Keynote Speakers

Summer School: 15-16 June 2020
3rd 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.

Welcome to Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki is the second-largest city in Greece, with over 1 million inhabitants in its metropolitan area, and the capital of the geographic region of Macedonia, the administrative region of Central Macedonia and the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace.

Thessaloniki is located on the Thermaic Gulf, at the northwest corner of the Aegean Sea. It is bounded on the west by the delta of the Axios/Vardar. The municipality of Thessaloniki, the historical center, had a population of 325,182 in 2011, while the Thessaloniki Urban Area had a population of 824,676 and the Thessaloniki Metropolitan Area had 1,030,338 inhabitants in 2011. It is Greece's second major economic, industrial, commercial and political centre; it is a major transportation hub for Greece and southeastern Europe, notably through the Port of Thessaloniki. The city is renowned for its festivals, events and vibrant cultural life in general and is considered to be Greece's cultural capital. Events such as the Thessaloniki International Fair and the Thessaloniki International Film Festival are held annually, while the city also hosts the largest bi-annual meeting of the Greek diaspora. Thessaloniki was the 2014 European Youth Capital.
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Publications in journals

THESSALONIKI 2020 Conference

The best THESSALONIKI 2020 papers will be published after evaluation in a Special Issue of BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY (ELSEVIER, Impact Factor: 6.669) (Guest Editors: K. Moustakas, M. Loizidou, M. Kumar-Awasthi, A.S. Nizami, P. Champagne). The title of the SI is: Food Waste: from an environmental problem to a valuable resource and the submission period will be from 1st July until 31st July 2020.

High quality THESSALONIKI 2020 papers will be published after evaluation in:

  • a Special Issue of WASTE AND BIOMASS VALORIZATION (SPRINGER, Impact Factor: 2.358) in collaboration with Prof. Ange Nzihou, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal (Guest Editors: K. Moustakas, M. Loizidou),
  • a Special Issue of ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE and POLLUTION RESEARCH with title: Effective waste management with emphasis on circular economy (Springer, Impact Factor: 2.914) (Guest Editors: K. Moustakas, M. Loizidou),
  • a Special Issue of SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY & PHARMACY with title: Waste management & circular economy (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 2.404),
  • a Special Issue of BIOMASS CONVERSION AND BIOREFINERY (Springer, Impact Factor: 2.326) (Guest Editors: K. Moustakas, M. Loizidou) &
  • a Special Issue in WASTE MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH (SAGE, Impact Factor: 2.015) (Guest Editors: C. Velis, K. Moustakas, M. Loizidou) with papers relevant to plastics circular economy, bioplastics, marine litter and plastics pollution.

Selected papers will also be published after review in a Special Issue of BIOENGINEERED (Taylor & Francis, 2017 Impact Factor: 1.639) (Guest Editors: K. Moustakas, M. Kumar Awasthi).

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

More journals will be announced in the next weeks.

BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY
WASTE AND BIOMASS VALORIZATION
Environmental Sciense
SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY & PHARMACY
WASTE MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH
BIOENGINEERED
DESALINATION & WATER TREATMENT
Biomass Conversion And Biorefinery

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HERAKLION 2019 Conference

The best HERAKLION 2019 papers on recent developments in renewable and sustainable energy systems will be published after evaluation is a Special Issue of RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS (ELSEVIER, Impact Factor: 10.556) (Guest Editors: K. Moustakas, M. Loizidou, A.-S. Nizami).

The best HERAKLION 2019 papers on waste and biomass exploitation for multiple scopes will be published after evaluation is a Special Issue of RENEWABLE ENERGY (ELSEVIER, Impact Factor: 5.439) with title “INTEGRATED BIOREFINERY FOR THE PLANET’S FUTURE” (Guest Editors: F. Battista, K. Moustakas, A.-S. Nizami)

The best HERAKLION 2019 papers on circular economy will be published after evaluation is a Special Issue of SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT (ELSEVIER, Impact Factor: 5.589) with title “Circular economy and environment with emphasis on waste management & resource valorization” (Guest Editors: K. Moustakas, M. Loizidou, D. Bolzonella, A.-S. Nizami, D. Tsang)

The best HERAKLION 2019 papers are published after evaluation in a Special Issue of WASTE AND BIOMASS VALORIZATION (SPRINGER, Impact Factor: 2.358) (Guest Editors: K. Moustakas, M. Loizidou), in a Special Issue of ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE and POLLUTION RESEARCH (Springer, Impact Factor: 2.914) (Guest Editors: K. Moustakas, M. Loizidou) & in a Special Issue of BIOMASS CONVERSION AND BIOREFINERY (Springer, Impact Factor: 2.326) (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).

NAXOS 2018 Conference

The top quality energy papers of the NAXOS 2018 Conference were published in a Special Issue of APPLIED ENERGY (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 8.426) (Guest Editors: K. Moustakas, M. Loizidou, A.-S. Nizami & M. Naqvi) & a Special Issue of RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS (Elsevier, Impact Factor 10.556) (Guest Editors: K. Moustakas, M. Loizidou, A.-S. Nizami, M. Rehan). The process has been completed and 11 papers have been published in this Special Issue of Applied Energy and 19 papers in the Special Issue of RSER. The RSER Editorial is available here.

The high quality biotechnology papers of the NAXOS 2018 Conference are to published in a Special Issue of Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology (Wiley, Impact Factor: 2.587). The process has been completed and 17 papers have been accepted for the Special Issue. The Special Issue will be published in February 2020.

The best NAXOS 2018 papers are published after evaluation in a Special Issue of WASTE AND BIOMASS VALORIZATION (SPRINGER, Impact Factor: 2.358) (Guest Editors: M. Loizidou, K. Moustakas) & in a Special Issue of ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE and POLLUTION RESEARCH (Springer, Impact Factor: 2.914) (Guest Editors: K. Moustakas, M. Loizidou). The process has been completed for both WAVE & ESPR. 20 were accepted for the NAXOS 2018 Special Issue of WAVE that was published in December 2019, while 30 papers have been accepted for ESPR and will also be published very soon. The relevant WAVE Editorial is available here, while the relevant ESPR Editorial is available here.

Selected papers were also published in WASTE MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH (Impact Factor: 1.631) in collaboration with Dr. Costas Velis.

Selected high-quality papers on hazardous waste were published after review in the JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 6.065).

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

The best water related papers were published in a Special Issue of DESALINATION & WATER TREATMENT (Impact Factor: 1.631). The relevant Special Issue is available here.

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 was published in December 2018 and is available here, while the Special Issue of ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLLUTION RESEARCH with title “Sustainable Waste Management” was also published in December 2018 and is available here (the Editorial is available here). The Special Issue from the INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THERMAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (IJTEE) is available here, while selected papers have already been published in WASTE MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH.

CYPRUS 2016 Conference
TINOS 2015 Conference
ATHENS 2014 Conference

Social Events

A welcome cocktail will be offered at 20.00 on Wednesday 17th June 2020.

The Gala Dinner of the THESSALONIKI 2020 Conference will be held on Thursday 18th June 2020.

An excursion-site visit will take place on Saturday 20th June 2020.

Conference Fees

€ 250
Students
  • Early bird (up to 20th of March)
€ 350
Low income country citizens
  • Early bird (up to 20th of March)
€ 500
Standard Registration Fees
  • Early bird (up to 20th of March)
€ 350
Students
  • After 20th of March
€ 450
Low income country citizens
  • After 20th of March
€ 600
Standard Registration Fees
  • After 20th of March

Location

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Contact Information

Conference Place Address

Thessaloniki, Greece

Send an Email to

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