Invitation to submit abstracts 




We extend deadline to March 30th, 2018 for submissions of abstracts (maximum250 words) for poster presentations at the Conference on related topics.

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We are pleased to inform you that the non-governmental οrganization ECOCITY, oriented towards the urban environment, based in Athens, Greece, member of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), Transport & Environment (T&E), PANEUROPE, ECOS, ECO Energy and ΜΙΟ/ECSDE, is organizing  an International Conference focused on Circular Economy. The Conference, entitled “ECOCITY FORUM 2018 – Circular Economy in Smart Cities”, will be held in Thessaloniki 3- 5 October 2018.


ECOCITY FORUM 2018 is under the Auspices of H.E the President of the Hellenic Republic Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos and it is organized with the cooperation of the Ministry of Environment and Energy, the Ministry of Tourinsm, the Ministy of Maritime Affairs &Insular Policy and the Hellenic Tourism Organisation. Additionally, the Conference program includes works for the ECOCITY FOCUS LAB 2018, a special task awarded by Ecocity Builders, the US organizer of the Ecocity World Summit.


The main scope is to elucidate all facets of circular economy and its impacts, with emphasis on those related to urban sustainability. Specific topics include:

Smart cities and quality of life; Technological innovation and economic transition from products to services; Transition in energy and industry; urban planning to promote circular economy; Decarbonization of economy by developing renewable energy strategies; Waste avoidance and management; Energy from Waste; Plastic waste avoidance and recycling options; Industrial symbiosis, closed loop systems & eco-industrial parks; Circular Economy Clusters & emerging industries; City planning to promote circular economy; Closing the loop in conurbations with innovative logistic solutions and hubs; Role of ports in the circular economy; Social well-being & health benefits with emphasis on the urban population; Customer behavior & social interaction;  Policy context, legal aspects & corporate governance; Barriers & opportunities for SMEs; Innovation in production; The role of Information Communication Technologies; Rethinking product design towards a circular economy; Blue Economy - An opportunity for business innovation & regional development; Circular Farming - Precision agriculture, nutrient efficiency, animal welfare and smart processing;  Electro-mobility.


The abstracts will be peer-reviewed by ECOCITY FORUM 2018 Scientific Committee.


Important dates to note:

30 March 2018 - deadline for abstracts submission

30 April 2018 - notification of decision on abstracts acceptance

15 May 2018 -  on line pre - registration deadline (

Abstracts Reviewing Committee

Nicolas Moussiopoulos, 
Professor of Environmental Engineering ,Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, , Member of the German Academy of Sciences.

Klea Katsouyanni, 
Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens,Professor of Public Health Department of Population Health Sciences Department of Analytical, Envronmental & Forensic Sciences School of Population Health & Environmental Sciences King's College London.

Thanos Vlastos
Professor of National Technical University Athens, School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, Transport and Urban Planner

Constantina Skanavis
Ph.D.Professor in Environmental Education and Communication
University of the Aegean

Ms. Susanna Vanhamäki
Research, Development & Innovation Specialist, BIOREGIO Project coordinatorInstitution: Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Technology

Prof. JUDr. Eleonóra Marišová, PhD.
vicerector for development of strategic programs
Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra

Claus Aage Grøn Sørensen

Head of Research Unit

President of EurAgEng

Dept. of Engineering
Aarhus University, Denmark


Anastasia Zabaniotou, Prof.

Biomass Group leader

Department of Chemical Engineering,

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,


Board member of teh Medteterranean Network of Engineering Schools (RMEI)

Angelidou Margarita
Senior International Projects Advisor,
Q-PLAN International & Post-doctoral researcher and Adjunct Faculty at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki





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