Abstract instructions

Abstracts (at least one but no more than two full pages) should be prepared using the abstract template and submitted to the Organising Secretariat using the online form. Abstracts must clearly describe the content of presentations and their basis (detailed case study, discussion of experience from practice, preliminary research data, completed research not presented previously, review of literature, administrative initiatives and regulations, etc) and may be submitted for oral or poster presentation.

The official language of the Symposium is English and all abstracts must therefore be written and presented in English. In addition, the Symposium will arrange a session to be held entirely in Italian, in order to facilitate the participation of local delegates. Italian authors may freely submit abstracts for inclusion in both English and Italian sessions (in English and Italian, respectively).

Please note that the Organising Secretariat will confirm receipt of all abstracts. Authors not receiving an e-mail notifying receipt of their abstract should check with the Secretariat to ensure their abstract has been effectively received. 

Abstracts submitted for presentation will undergo a thorough selection process carried out by world leading waste management experts, represented by the Symposium International Advisory Board and Executive Programme Committee. Final destination (oral/poster) will be established according to the following criteria: request by the author, topic relevance, characteristics of the paper (highly specific, preliminary results, case study) and number of papers received on the same topic.

Please note that acceptance of your abstract into the conference programme does not automatically register you in the conference. Presenting authors must register and pay the conference fee within 20 days after receipt of the acceptance notification. Detailed information will be given together with the notification letter.

After receipt of the acceptance notification, all presenting authors (including those scheduled for poster presentation) are also kindly required to provide a full paper to be included in the Symposium proceedings.
Papers should be prepared in accordance with the instructions for authors and their quality and contents should conform with the abstract originally submitted. Papers not complying with the conditions above will be removed from the Symposium programme.

Authors presenting their work in an oral session will be requested to submit their PowerPoint presentations no later than 27th September 2019, while authors scheduled for poster presentation will be required to send their poster (as pdf file) no later than 6th September 2019.

All final papers accepted to Sardinia 2019 will be published on a dedicated set of proceedings (CISA Publisher, ISBN classification). Additionally, a considerable number of leading papers selected by the Symposium Scientific Committee will be processed, eventually following revision and updating, for publication on special thematic issues on international renowned journals.
Other accepted papers, featuring a more practical orientation, may be considered for publication on IWWG Monographs on selected conference topics (CISA Publisher, ISBN classification).  Read more on publication of papers >>

For any further information or assistance regarding the submission of abstracts, please contact the Organising Secretariat at papers@sardiniasymposium.it.