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2017/06/21-24 - 5th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management


5th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management,
Athens, 21–24 June 2017

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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, sludge management, agricultural and livestock waste, management of specific waste streams (construction & demolition waste, waste from electrical and electronic equipment, etc.) constitute main conference subjects. Special attention will be drawn to the valorization prospects & the products from solid waste, such as: biofuels, compost, materials, etc. The new concept of this conference is that it hopes to strengthen the link of the applied research with industry. Emphasis will be placed on Food Industry. Biotechnology, Circular economy, Best Available techniques, symbiosis networks, energy consumption and saving, carbon footprint and water footprint, zero-waste initiatives, marine litter constitute new target areas of the conference. 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 workshop will also focus on the industrial operation and the support to the industries in order to improve their performance with parallel environmental and financial benefits.

Keynote Speakers

Antonis Mavropoulos

President of International Solid Waste Association (ISWA)

Ange Nzihou

Ecole des Mines d’ Albi

David Newman

President at World Biogas Association
Former ISWA President

Costas Velis

University of Leeds


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 2016.

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 Athens 2017 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 10 pages. Please send the full paper by email to until 20th May 2017 at the latest.


Important deadlines

31 October 2016 First call for papers
30 November 2016 Second call for papers
31 December 2016 Deadline for submission of abstracts
28 February 2017 Notification of abstract acceptance
15 April 2017 Deadline for Early bird registration
20 May 2017 Deadline for submission of full papers
20 May 2017 Deadline for authors to register

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