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CALL FOR PAPERS

Aqua Circular On-line Conference 2020


Extension of deadline for abstract submission: October 1, 2020.
Extension of deadline for paper submission: October 7, 2020.
FEES
: no fee.

Nowadays, the core of the Circular Economy linked to the Sustainable Water Management and Supply is defined by the systems thinking and environmental stewardship. Therefore, the interplay and relationship between these aspects is important to consider each initiative in the Circular Economy. To help specialists who focus on the transition to the circular economy in the water sector, a common understanding of key concepts is needed. To set the basis for this, we have established, animated and support a community of specialists, researchers and practitioners, policy makers and influencers, teachers, trainers, and students around the AQUADEMICA events.

In this context, we cordially invite researchers, students, and practitioners to participate with full papers reflecting their recent research results convergent with the conference theme – Circular Economy in the Water Sector.
This year, conference will focus on:

  • Circular economy principles in practice and how they act to Sustainable Water Management underlying key intersection topics;
  • Strategic alignment of opportunities by identifying projects, approaches and goals to reach both Sustainable Water Management and Circular Economy and by sharing ideas about their potential to accelerate water sector development and in principal, the related technologies implementation;
  • Challenges and “opportunities” in the water sector during and after the COVID-19 pandemic by discussing safety and health problem related to local communities, together with new waste prevention and saving water measures, to deliver the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6-Water and sanitation for all;
  • Enterprise, value and impact and the interface points between the natural water system and managed systems (e.g. energy, municipal use, materials manufacturing, agriculture etc.), and how Circular Economy can be used to:
  • New business models potential;
  • Improve functional performance and impact;
  • Generate greater value and commercial opportunity.

Aqua Circular On-line Conference 2020, held on 7th – 8th October 2020, will provide an excellent opportunity for networking and publish research results and studies related to practical implications and cases, facts, best practice examples, experimental studies, theoretical research approaches, news etc. align with the conference topics.

MAIN TOPICS

  • Circular Economy in Sustainable Water Management
  • Public Services Management in the Circular economy
  • Environmental protection & Circular economy
  • Moving Water Industry towards Circular economy
  • Circular economy & Water Security Nexus

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

  • The abstracts should be written in English. All accepted abstracts will be published in the Conference Programme Booklet (available in on-line edition). Abstract submissions should be made on-line by clicking on the submission button at the top of this page.
  • After the review process of the abstract, the authors will be notified until 30th September, 2020, for the preparation of a poster or video material that will be uploaded on the conference platform in the presentation section.
  • The posters are display boards on which researchers illustrate their data and describe their studies (please follow the template). After notification of acceptance, the posters will be sent at aquademica@aquademica.ro.
  • The video-materials will be uploaded on the YouTube platform and the link will be sent together with the posters.
  • The papers should be written in English. All submitted papers will be double-blind reviewed. Accepted papers will be published in the following journals. Please follow the journal’s instructions for authors.

AQUADEMICA publication will be available in on-line version. The publication is addressed to the specialists in public services, companies providing equipment and services, universities and research institutes and related areas are management, human resources, marketing etc. To ensure the efficiency and a good collaboration, we kindly ask you to follow the instructions of template, in writing the articles. The items you will send for publication can be descriptions of case studies, best practice examples, experimental studies, theoretical researches, news etc. The length of any papers is recommended to be 4 or 6 A4 pages and it should not exceed 6 pages.

Scientific Bulletin of Politehnica University of Timisoara – Transaction on Engineering and Management.
Ten selected scientific papers will be published in this journal. Topics include, but are not limited, researches debut, extensive researches, case studies or works of specialists from public institutions or companies with content related to management & marketing of public services, management & public marketing, water / environment management, corroborative social responsibility etc. The journal welcomes submissions of theoretical, methodological, empirical, policy-oriented, as well as industrial papers in all the field. Abstracted/indexed in Index Copernicus, CEEOL and EBSCO. We kindly ask authors to follow the instructions of the Bulletin template, available at: http://www.mpt.upt.ro/cercetare/buletin-stiintific/information-for-authors.html.

Chemical Bulletin of „POLITEHNICA” University of Timisoara is an open access international peer-reviewed journal, dedicated to publishing original theoretical and applicative research results, as well as overviews on the current research status in Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, And Environmental Engineering. The Bulletin is published with a periodicity of two issues per year by Editura Politehnica (Timisoara) for The Faculty of Industrial Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, „Politehnica” University of Timisoara, in both electronic and printed format. Subscription prices for the printed journal are available from the Publisher.  The access to publication of research results is open to researchers all over the world. The Editorial Board also encourages the submission of papers authored by young researchers, Master or PhD students. The Bulletin invites and accepts papers presented in the framework of congresses, symposium, and workshops, carefully selected by the Program Committees of these scientific meetings, but only in conditions of avoiding copyright problems. Such papers must be subject of the normal review procedure to be accepted for publication. Review articles are also published, but prospective authors should obtain preliminary agreement of the Editorial Board. Abstracted/indexed in Index Copernicus, Directory of Open Access Journals, Electronic Journals Library, VINITI, Chemical Abstracts Plus, Ulrich’s Periodicals.

The Scientific Bulletin of the Politehnica University of Timisoara – Transaction on Hydrotechnics is coordinated since 1992 by the Faculty of Hydrotechnical Engineering, member of the Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania, Editor Politehnica Publishing House. Published papers in the journal focus on engineering sciences, civil engineering, theoretical and applied hydraulic, mathematics and numerical modelling, hydrology and water management, hydrotechnical developments and constructions, land improvement (irrigations, drainage, erosion control), engineering and sustainable rural development, water supply and sewerage systems, wastewater treatment, hydraulic structures and technologies. Published papers standards evolved because of increasing prestige and quality of the published papers, method of reviewing, editorial board composition, geographic diversity of the authors (of the country and abroad), and graphic quality. The journal is published entirely in English, with abstracts and keywords, with international exposure. We kindly ask authors to follow the instructions of Template bulletin available on the webpage of the journal.

IMPORTANT DATES
Abstract registration deadline: September 15,  2020
Extension of deadline for abstract submission: October 1, 2020
Notification of the acceptance: October 5, 2020
Paper submission deadline: October 1, 2020
Extension of deadline for paper submission: October 7, 2020

FEES: no fee

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

  • Professor Radu BARNA, IMT Mines Albi, France
  • Professor Evangelos TOPAKAS, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Professor Célia PAIS, Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
  • Dr. Markus NEUREITER, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Department for Agrobiotechnology (IFA-Tulln), Austria
  • Professor dr., dr. h. c. Ákos REDEY,  Pannonia University, Veszprem, Hungary
  • Professor dr. Silvia FIORE,  Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Dr. Sabino De GISSI, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy
  • Professor dr. eng. Florica MANEA, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Professor dr. eng. Carmen TEODOSIU, “Gheorghe Asachi” Tehnical University of Iasi, Romania
  • Professor dr. eng. Anca DRAGHICI, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Professor dr.eng. Cristina ORBECI, Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Professor dr.eng. Ecaterina MATEI, Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Professor dr.eng. Alexandru OZUNU, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Professor (Associate) Larisa IVASCU, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Professor dr. eng. Rodica PODE, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Professor dr. eng. Matei TAMASILA, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Professor dr. eng. Constantin FLORESCU, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Professor dr. eng. Ioan SUMALAN, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Professor dr. eng. Ioan DAVID, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Prof. dr. eng. Eugenia GRECU, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Prof. dr. eng. Daniel DEJICA-CARTIS, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Assoc. Prof. dr. eng. Marius GHEJU, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Assoc. Prof. dr. eng. Adina NEGREA, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Ph.D. engineer Aniela POP, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Ph.D. engineer Laura COCHECI, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Ph.D. engineer Ilie VLAICU, Aquatim SA, Romania
  • Ph.D. engineer Katalin BODOR, Aquatim SA, Romania
  • Ph.D. engineer Monica ISACU, Aquatim SA, Romania
  • Ph.D. engineer Elena SAVESCU, Aquatim SA, Romania
  • Ph.D. engineer  Cristina BORCA, Aquatim SA, Romania

Best regards,
Aqua Circular On-line Conference 2020 Organization Committee

For more detailed information, please do not hesitate to contact us: Cristina Borca, Aquademica Foundation, aquademica@aquademica.ro. 

Aquademica Foundation

Organizer

Vocational training courses, consultancy, partnerships initiation & development, scientific events

Aquatim SA

Partner. Aquademica founding member

Drinking water and waste water services regional operator. Timiș County, Romania

Aquaserv SA

Partner

Drinking water and waste water services regional operator. Mureș County, Romania

UPT100

Politehnica University of Timișoara

Partner

The largest technical university in Western Romania

Asachi

Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iași

Parner

The largest technical university in Northeastern Romania

Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering & Biotechnology

Partner

Member of Fraunhofer Society (the largest organization for applied research and development services in Europe), IGB develops and optimizes processes, technologies, and products for health, sustainable chemistry and the environment

BDG

Business Development Group

Partner

Expertise in market entry & development, stimulating legal & institutional framework, knowledge transfer & capacity building, research & education

TRITECC

TRITECC

Partner

Transilvanian Innovations and Technologies Center supports scientists develop collaborations with private industry & public/private research institutions, to gain access to European funding

Zalmo Expert Consult

Partner

Consultancy services on smart development, circular economy, general management, organizational optimization, business development, public image, public events, as well as training, coaching, mentoring and team building

ClimateKIC

EIT Climate-KIC

Parner

The Romanian hub of Europe’s leading climate innovation initiative

NextGen

Partner

The NextGen initiative will evaluate and champion innovative and transformational circular economy solutions and systems that challenge embedded thinking and practices around resource use in the water sector. NextGen will demonstrate innovative technological, business and governance solutions for water in the circular economy in ten high-profile, large-scale, demonstration cases across Europe, and we will develop the necessary approaches, tools and partnerships, to transfer and upscale.

"Volatile" Project

Partner

Biowaste derived volatile fatty acid platform for biopolymers, bioactive compounds and chemical building blocks - Funded by European Commission under the Horizon 2020 program