Call for abstracts

Thank you for considering submission of an abstract for presentation at the Venice 2018 Symposium.

Authors wishing to contribute to the Symposium should submit an extended abstract by 28th February 2018. Abstracts (at least one but no more than two full pages) should be prepared using the template provided and submitted as a PDF file attachment using the online submission form available.

Abstracts must clearly describe the content of presentations and their basis (detailed case study, discussion of experience from practice, preliminary research data, completed research not presented previously, review of literature, administrative initiatives and regulations, etc) and may be submitted for oral or poster presentation. 

The official language of the Symposium is English and all abstracts must therefore be submitted and presented in clear English with accurate grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication. 

Please note that the Organising Secretariat will confirm receipt of all abstracts. Authors not receiving an e-mail notifying receipt of their abstract should check with the Secretariat to ensure their abstract has been effectively received. 

Abstracts submitted for presentation will undergo a thorough selection process carried out by world leading waste management experts, represented by the Symposium International Advisory Board and Executive Programme Committee. Final destination (oral/poster) will be established according to the following criteria: request by the author, topic relevance, characteristics of the paper (highly specific, preliminary results, case study) and number of papers received on the same topic. Corresponding authors will be notified of the outcome of their submission no later than March 31st, 2018.

All final papers accepted to Venice 2018, including papers scheduled in poster sessions, will be published on a dedicated set of Proceedings. A selected number of the highest scored abstracts will be invited to be peer reviewed and published by renowned scientific journals.