Late papers

We wish to thank all authors that submitted a proposal for presentation at SUM 2018! More than 130 papers reached the Organising Secretary by the deadline of January 31st, submitted from dozens of different countries which makes this edition of the conference particularly promising.
In order to maximise the opportunity for both professional staff and academics working in our field to share the latest developments across the range of topics represented at SUM 2018, late papers will be evaluated by the Committee.
Papers should be prepared using the template provided and submitted as a MS WORD file attachment using the online submission form available. 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 freely be submitted 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 referees. Acceptance of papers will be notified to the corresponding author.
Accepted papers will qualify the presenting author alone for payment of a discounted author’s 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 7th May 2018.

All papers accepted to the SUM2018 will be published on a dedicated volume of Symposium proceedings. Additionally, authors of leading papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their manuscript to the following international peer reviewed journals: Recycling (MDPI), Waste Management (Elsevier), Ingegneria dell'Ambiente (Ledizioni), Detritus journal (Cisa Publisher).

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

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