Call for papers China WRF 2012 published

China National Convention CentreBeijing, March 2012. The Call for Papers for the World Resources Forum 2012 has been published. Deadline for submission of abstracts is 30 April.  Full papers are not required.

This first World Resources Forum outside of Switzerland will be held in the prestigious China National Convention Centre, next to the Olympic Stadium “Bird’s Nest”, from 21-23 October 2012, and is organised with the Institute of Process Engineering of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The overall theme is “Resources and Green Economy” and it will be the first major conference about this subject after the upcoming Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, which will be held in June this year (Rio+20).

The conference will have plenary sessions, side events, workshops, scientific oral sessions, youth program, online voting, fieldtrips, a conference banquet, and an exhibition.

Early registration has already been opened on the special WRF2012 website.

Topics for the scientific call for papers are the following:

  1. Green and Circular Economy
  2. National and Regional Approaches
  3. Metal and Mineral Resources
  4. Crude Oil and Natural Gas
  5. Clean Coal Technologies
  6. Renewable Energy (Solar, Wind, Tide, Geothermal etc.)
  7. Food and Biomass
  8. Green Process Engineering and Technologies
  9. Waste/Material Recovery and Recycling
  10. Alternative Business Models & Socio-Economic Issues
  11. Policy and Education

Awards will be given for presentations, workshops and students. The first prize of the student award is free access to WRF2013, which will be held in Switzerland next year (including flight, meals and accomodation).

Steering Committee CAS - WRF

Download the call for papers from the link below (bottom of the page).

More information on WRF 2012 homepage or WRF homepage.

Or contact the organisers:

Prof.  Suojiang Zhang, Prof.  Xingmei Lu
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Institute of Process Engineering (IPE), CAS
No.1 Beiertiao, Zhongguancun, Haidian District,
CN-100190 Beijing
Phone: + 86 10  5726 6256


Dr Xaver Edelmann (President WRF), Bas de Leeuw (Managing Director WRF)
WRF Secretariat
Empa Building
Lerchenfeldstrasse 5
CH-9014 St.Gallen
Phone: +41 58 765 7400