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SUM 2024: Save the date!

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Following the incredible success of the previous edition, we are really excited to announce SUM 2024 – 7th SYMPOSIUM ON CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND URBAN MINING, to be held from 15th to 17th May 2024 once again in the fascinating venue of Capri, Italy.

The SUM Symposium, organised biennially since 2012 by IWWG–International Waste Working Group, nowadays represents the ideal reference Forum for Circular Economy and Urban Mining, where scientists and stakeholders can debate the most advanced results and focus on future needs.

SUM 2024 counts on the factive support of Scientific Committees made by scientists and professionals from all around the world. 

The symposium will include the following topics

The Symposium is encouraging the submission of papers dealing with the following topics and other relevant ones:

  1. Concepts in saving, recovery and recycling of material resources
  2. Prevention, minimisation and preparing for reuse
  3. Sources and characterisation of valuable materials
  4. Technologies for materials recovery and valorisation
  5. Enhanced landfill mining
  6. Quality control along recycling chain
  7. Contaminants in circular economy and potential health impacts
  8. Interaction between material flows in society and nature (closing material loops, sinks, climate change)
  9. Economic and financial aspects
  10. Policies and legal aspects
  11. Tools and instruments for assessment and evaluation
  12. Education, communication, social and psychological aspects
  13. Artificial intelligence and digital solutions for circular economy
  14. Smart cities and circular economy
  15. Waste architecture and urban space
  16. Urban mining and circular economy concepts in emerging and developing countries
  17. Social and ecological models
  18. Companies forum

Delve deep into the topics

The call for papers is now open! Submit your proposal by 4th March 2024
Papers must address one of the conference topics and be prepared using the paper template provided. Papers must be submitted using the online submission form no later than 4 March 2024.
Proposals should be submitted in the form of full papers or short papers (at least 3-4 pages). Full instructions