The 2018 International Conference on Resource Sustainability (icRS2018) will be held from June 27-29, 2018 in Beijing, China. Please visit the conference website for more information: http://www.icrsconf.com
Resources are essential for the sustainability of human society. The sustainable management of resources therefore is critical for addressing many societal challenges we are facing. Interdisciplinary approaches are required to develop solutions for sustainable resource management. The International Conference on Resource Sustainability (icRS) serves as a platform for researchers and practitioners around the world with diverse background and expertise to share the most recent ideas, outcomes, and practices on resource sustainability.
At icRS, we embrace interdisciplinarity, welcoming contributions from natural sciences, social sciences, and engineering. We define resource broadly, including physical resources, biological resources, and "negative" resources:
- physical resources: metals, non-metallic minerals, energy, water, etc.
- biological resources: food, forestry, land, ecological systems, etc.
- "negative" resources: air emissions, water pollutants, solid waste
Specifically, icRS 2018 will include invited keynote speeches, plenary sessions, and post presentations on the following topics:
- Efficiency and environmental impacts of resource utilization
- Sustainable supply chain
- Waste reduce, reuse, recycling and recovery
- Environmental behavior for sustainable consumption
- Resource and waste management
- Circular economy
At icRS 2018, we will also present Best Paper Awards, Best Student Paper Awards, and Best Student Poster Awards. These awards will be judged by the Award Committee consists of a group of leading experts around the world.
To encourage participation, we will ONLY call for abstracts to submit for the conference. However, selected abstracts will be recommended to special issues in relevant journals. Abstract submission is due on January 15, 2018.
icRS has established a long-term, strategic collaboration with the journal Resources, Conservation & Recycling (2016 Impact Factor: 3.313) to facilitate the publication of special issues dedicated to icRS 2018. Other journals such as Journal of Cleaner Production will also work with us to public selected works from icRS 2018 as special issues.