Fourth Symposium on Urban Mining and Circular Economy
21-23 May 2018 / Bergamo / Italy
The daily programme is now available!
The scientific programme will include more than 130 presentations organised in 24 Oral Sessions and 11 Networking Sessions for a total of 5 parallel tracksread more
Due to the high number of presentations received for this edition, we are proud to announce that the venue has moved to the prestigious Congress Center “Giovanni XXIII” in the city center of Bergamo in order to offer more conference roomsread more
Have a look at the list of accepted Networking Sessions
Read the list and the description of accepted Networking Sessions and participate with your contribution!read more
Following the great success of the third edition held in 2016, which saw the participation of almost 300 delegates from a wide variety of countries, SUM 2018 / 4th Symposium on Urban Mining and Circular Economy will be held in the prestigious Congress Centre Papa Giovanni XXIII of Bergamo, in May 2018.
To achieve a virtuous application and optimization of current practice, urban mining and circular economy are dependent on the appropriate combination of three worlds (TRIANGLE concept): research and technology (private and public) / administration, economy and industry / policy and regulation. This combination is equally important in other fields of waste management, although is of paramount relevance for a Circular Economy. SUM 2018 will focus on all relevant and innovative aspects relating to these three worlds.
The Symposium will last three days and will include oral sessions, a poster session and a technical tour. The following topics, among others, will be extensively discussed: waste avoidance, sources and characterization of resources in urban areas, technologies for the extraction of materials, techniques of waste segregation, separate collection, takeback programs, recirculation pathways and markets, recovery of abandoned urban areas, carbon and water footprint of material recycling, economic and legal aspects, urban mining and circular economy concepts in developing countries.
Advantageous conditions will be offered to companies wishing to display their practical experience and innovative technologies. Meeting opportunities will also be created to foster cooperation between those involved in industrial production and material recycling.
In particular, thanks to the collaboration with the Tsinghua University in Beijing, which from this year has been added as one of the main promoters of the Conference, a meeting Italy meets China will be organised during the works of the symposium to examine the needs of and opportunities afforded by the Chinese market in the field of urban requalification and sustainable waste management, thus facilitating the access of Italian companies onto the Asian market. The collaboration with Tsinghua University will subsequently peak in 2019 with the organisation in May of the first SUM EAST Conference in Suzhou, China.
University of Padova (IT)
Berlin University of Technology (DE)
Boku University Wien (AT)
Catholic University of Leuven (BE)
Hamburg University of Technology (DE)
The University of Hong Kong (HK)
Tongji University, Shanghai (CN)
Tsingua University Beijing (CN)
Vienna University of Technology (AT)
University of Southampton (GB)