5th Symposium on Circular Economy and Sustainability

The 5th Symposium on Circular Economy and Sustainability (17-19 June, 2024) is scheduled to be held in conjunction with the 26th INFER Annual Conference (18-20 June, 2024).

The issued ticket covers the registration fee of participation to both events. It includes the material for both conferences, all lunches during the conferences, the Gala Dinner and coffee breaks. The registration fee does not include travel and accommodation expenses.  Please note that the paper submission is not regarded as a registration. 

Each presenter is allowed to deliver a maximum of two presentations, with the option to present all under the same fee structure a) one at the 5th Symposium on Circular Economy and Sustainability 2024 (5th CESUST2024) and the second at the 26th INFER Annual Conference 2024 (26th INFER AC 2024) or b) maximum two presentations at the same event.

Invitation

A lot of discussion has been initiated in policy forums regarding the transition from the traditional linear to a circular economic approach. Today, circular flow of income shows financial and non-financial interrelations among economic agents (e.g. firms, households and state) and natural environment through green GDP and satellites accounts. The most effort has been made to eliminate waste production from such agents without taking into account new opportunities which arise from waste production. What hinders this transition as well as to identify new opportunities is the interdependence of the individual companies to other micro and macro markets that also need to be redesigned to target the support of circular principles. Such markets need revisiting even in organized entities like eco-clusters, eco-industrial parks, or any other ecological symbiosis of businesses where wastes of one consist primary sources for other economic activities. These emerging markets face several economic, social, legal, and administrative barriers and opportunities.

This Symposium provides an opportunity for those interested in any level of Circular Economy and Sustainability applications. From individual business or industrial zones to national, international or global policies that will make feasible the effective application of circular economy principles for achieving a Sustainable Development. Researchers, practitioners and entrepreneurs are invited to submit both empirical and theoretical papers that are broadly consistent in any of the Symposium’s special topics. An ultimate goal will be to encourage researchers to examine the concepts of circular economy under a holistic scale approach.

A major innovation of this Symposium is the bridging of engineering, management and economic knowledge to support the effective advance of circular and sustainability principles bringing together the theoretical, practical, applied and managerial knowledge in order to produce efficient policies. The School of Production Engineering and Management of Technical University of Crete with the Department of Environmental Engineering, together with the Department of Economics and Sustainable Development of Harokopio University of Athens and prominent INFER, will support this interdisciplinary event.

Important Dates

STATUS DATE
Extended Abstract or Full Paper Submission 3 April, 2024
Notification 15 April, 2024
Early Registration 24 May, 2024
Late Registration 25 May, 2024 and onwards
Symposium Dates 17-19 June, 2024

Online Paper Submission

The event will only take place in person (maximum of two presentations per person).
Speakers will not be able to present remotely.
An extended abstract is required to be submitted by the 15th of March, 2024 using Easy Chair platform.

The extended abstracts that are accepted will be published in the Symposium Proceedings.

To submit your extended abstract, please follow these steps:
2. Log into https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=5thcesust2024 by using your account
3. Submit a basic description and details to the easy chair submission form. Upload a doc/docx or pdf file (up to 2 pages but not less than 1.5 pages) following the template (where you could enter figures/tables/equations).
4. You will receive an automatic email to confirm your submission. You can update your submission until the deadline.

Following the acceptance, authors will be invited to submit their full papers for consideration to the Special Issues announced following the Journals’ peer review process.

For more information about Special Issues related to the 5th Symposium on Circular Economy and Sustainability visit the related page: https://5th.circulareconomy2050.eu/special-issues.

Organizing Committee

  • Arauzo-Carod Josep-Maria, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain (Chair of INFER)
  • Bakatsaki Maria, Technical University of Crete, Greece
  • Kostakis Ioannis, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece (Chair)
  • Ntougias Spyridon, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
  • Oberst Christian,  German Economic Institute, Germany (Vice-chair, Treasurer of INFER)
  • Papaefthimiou Spiros, Technical University of Crete, Greece
  • Paparas Dimitrios, Harper Adams University, UK (Board member of INFER)
  • Tsagarakis Konstantinos, Technical University of Crete, Greece (Chair)

Scientific Committee

  • Abeliotis Konstantinos, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
  • Arauzo-Carod Josep-Maria, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
  • Bakatsaki Maria, Technical University of Crete, Greece
  • Beliatis Michail, Department of Business Development and Technology, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Bithas Konstantinos, Panteion University, Greece
  • Chroni Christina, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
  • D’Adamo Idiano, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Damasio Bruno, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Porugal
  • Di Foggia Giacomo, Università di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
  • Dimitriou Dimitrios, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
  • Genovese Andrea, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Grigoroudis Evangelos, Technical University of Crete, Greece
  • Johansson Maria, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling (IEI), Sweden
  • Khajuria Anupam, United Nations Centre for Regional
  • Konsolakis Michalis, Technical University of Crete, Greece Development (UNCRD), Japan
  • Kostakis Ioannis, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
  • Martinez-Zarzoso Inmaculada, Universität Göttingen, Germany
  • Melidis Paraschos, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
  • Mendonça Sandro, University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Mitoula Roido, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
  • Nguyen Quan Hong, Vietnam National University, , Vietnam
  • Oberst Christian, German Economic Institute, Germany
  • Papadaki Dimitra, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens , Greece
  • Paparas Dimitrios, Harper Adams University, UK
  • Sakao Tomohiko, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Salonitis Konstantinos, Cranfieldn University, UK
  • Sardianou Eleni, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
  • Sdrali Despoina, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
  • Tsagarakis Konstantinos, Technical University of Crete, Greece
  • Zopounidis Konstantinos, Technical University of Crete, Greece
  • Velenturf Anne, University of Leeds, UK

Conference VenueThe Symposium will take place at the Conference Center of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh) located 3 km south-east of Chania city centre, 13 km from the Chania International Airport(CHQ) and 1 km from the port of Souda http://confer.maich.gr/info/travel.html.The city centre of Chania can be reached by local bus. Buses leave every 20 min and the bus stop is located outside the MAICh premises on the main street (Souda Avenue). Tickets purchased at any kiosk downtown cost 1,10€ one way (current price).Tickets purchased on the bus cost 2€.Taxis to the city centre cost about 8-10€.On MAICH’s facebook page are uploaded plenty of photos with conferences organized on its premises http://www.facebook.com/MAICh.Conference.Center.officialMAICh provides to all participants/residents:·      a special code for dialing local phone numbers free of charge·      Free wireless internet.·      Athletic installations: basketball, tennis court, table tennis. We kindly ask you to visit MAICH’s website for other info: confer.maich.grRegistration ΙnstructionsPlease note that paper submission is not regarded as a registration. All participants have to register. The registration fee does not include travel and accommodation expenses. Please register for the conferences no later than 24th of May 2024 (https://5th.circulareconomy2050.eu/registration) to have your presentation included in the final program.Registration can be done in the following way (once finalized, you will receive a confirmation e-mail):Step 1. Through the INFER website + PayPal or Credit Card. Need first to register in the INFER website (infer-research.eu). Then, payment can be done via PayPal or credit card on the website.Step 2. After payment, fill in the form here.The registration fee includes participation in both conferences (5thCESUST2024 and 26thINFERAC2024), the symposium material, all lunches during the conference, the Gala Dinner and coffee breaks. Each presenter is allowed to deliver a maximum of two presentations in each event, with the option to present one at the 5th Symposium on Circular Economy and Sustainability and the second at the 26th INFER Annual Conference, all under the same fee structure. Gala DinnerOn Tuesday 18th of June 2023, we will organize the Gala Dinner at the Conference Venue Mediterranean  (the Gala Dinner is included in the registration fee). For accompanying persons, the cost is 50€. You can pay your extra tickets at the registration desk of the conference. We look forward to seeing you next summer In Crete (https://www.incrediblecrete.gr/en/)!

Accompanied KidsIf your children (3-11 years old) accompany you, there will be special sessions organized for them on the site, at no extra expense, while you will be giving or attending presentations (3 hours in the morning sessions and 3 hours in the afternoon sessions, including the Gala Diner). They will be involved in activities such as: cooperative and team building games board games, face painting, ballon twisting, crafts, lessons of traditional dances of Crete and Greece, zumba and kid’s yoga.There are also available for booking some limited detached fully equipped onsite accommodations (1-2 min path walk from the presentation rooms) for hosting families with kids (https://confer.maich.gr/facilities/accommodation.html). Email us here: info@circulareconomy2050.eu if this accommodation will fit your needs.

Event Schedule Details

  • 17/06/2024
    07:00 - 20/06/2024 - 20:00

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