Call for Papers

This page provides details on how to submit a paper for presenting at WRF 2017, including the key topics and themes, key dates and the submission process. The link for submitting your abstract is found below.

NOTE: Next key date–> Abstract submission deadline: May 3, 2017


The three key topics are:


Submission in the three key topics can address following themes:

► Mining and Supply Security
► Raw Materials in the Informal Economy
► Sustainable Consumption and Production
► Green and Circular Economy
► Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
► Decoupling, Life Cycle Thinking and Resource Efficiency
► Energy Efficiency
► Business & Financing
► Recycling and Waste Management
► Eco Cities
► Sustainable Construction and Infrastructure
► Mobility and Transportation

Call for Papers flyer

The call for papers flyer (pdf) has all the necessary details.

Key dates

Mark your calendars with the following important dates and deadlines.

Opening of abstract submission: Dec 21, 2016
Early evaluation request*: Jan 30, 2017
► Abstract submission deadline: May 3, 2017
► Notification of acceptance: June 1, 2017
► Full manuscript submission deadline: July 7, 2017
► Registration deadline for authors: Aug 20, 2017
► Announcement of final program: Oct 2, 2017
► WRF 2017 Congress: Oct. 24-25, 2017

* Please note that it is possible for those submitting an abstract to ask for early notification of acceptance if they need a visa or to raise funds in order to attend the conference.

Submission process

Paper abstracts (max 300 words) of either theoretical or applied nature can be submitted online on the WRF website, until May 3, 2017. Contributions should address one of the three key topics listed above and should not have been previously presented at international conferences or published in international journals.

Final acceptance of any contribution requires registration of the author to attend the conference. The Scientific Expert Committee determines whether the author of an accepted short proceeding is ultimately invited for a paper or poster presentation. Short proceedings will be collected in a conference book. Upon agreement with the corresponding author, all provided information including PowerPoint presentations and posters will be made accessible to the public on the WRF website after the conference.