Late papers

SUM 2020 is going virtual! The Symposium will be held entirely digitally, thus allowing us to welcome further paper proposals for inclusion in the programme. Even though the official deadline has expired, it is still possible to submit late papers.

In particular, we encourage submissions related to: 

Waste and COVID-19
- Landfill Mining
- Direct test methods for hazard classification of waste

Papers must address one of the conference topics and be prepared using the paper template provided. Papers must be submitted as a MS WORD file attachment using the online submission form. Contributions in the form of short papers (3-4 pages) will also be accepted.

The official languages of the Symposium are English and Italian. Papers may be submitted for oral or poster presentation, in English or Italian (or both) for inclusion in English and Italian sessions, respectively.

Papers will be selected following evaluation by an international panel of refereesAcceptance of papers will be notified to the corresponding author within 20 days from submisssion. Authors not receiving an e-mail notifying the acceptance of their paper should contact the Organising Secretariat.

Accepted papers will qualify the presenting author alone for payment of a discounted registration fee, which must be paid strictly at the time of papers acceptance. Authors presenting their work in an oral session will also be requested to submit their PowerPoint presentations no later than 5th November 2020.

All papers presented at the conference will be published on a dedicated volume of Symposium proceedings. Additionally, a considerable number of leading papers will be processed for publication on special thematic issues on international renowned journals.

For any further information or assistance regarding the submission of papers, please contact the Organising Secretariat at

Read more on publication of papers.