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Sardinia 2013 - 14th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium
The Sardinia Symposia are proud to be celebrating their Silver Anniversary, having been established 25 years ago and having rapidly become the Reference Forum in the field of Waste Management for the international community, where state of the art concepts, strategies and technologies are presented and experiences shared by leading scientists, administrators and practitioners. The Symposia favoured the development of innovation in the field; all new ideas and approaches applied worldwide in the last two decades were thoroughly debated and reviewed during the numerous workshop sessions in the Symposia, some of them purposely organized in cooperation with the IWWG task groups. The Symposium will include oral presentations, poster sessions, specialized sessions and specific workshops. Before the start of the Symposium, training courses will be offered by IWWG. Organizations, Associations and Companies are traditionally welcome to have their internal meetings during the event.
Call for abstracts
The fourteenth edition of the Sardinia Symposium will last 5 days and will be organized in two general sessions, three specialized sessions and two workshop sessions for a total of seven parallel tracks in English.
The official language of the Symposium will be English. All papers must be written and presented in English. Authors will be expected to attend the conference and present their papers themselves. 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 papers for inclusion in both English and Italian sessions (in English and Italian, respectively).
Abstracts (at least one but no more than two full pages), prepared using the abstract template, should be submitted by 31st January 2013 as a Word or PDF file attachment using the online form available on the official Symposium website.
Acceptance of abstracts will be communicated to the Leading Author by 28th February 2013. If notification has not been received by the above date, Authors should contact the Organizers.
All papers accepted for presentation at the Symposium will be published in Proceedings available at the start of the Symposium.
A selected number of the highest quality papers will also be invited to be peer-reviewed and published by the renowned scientific journal Waste Management, published by Elsevier.
During the Symposium an exhibition will be held in the Foyer adjacent to the conference hall where organizations, companies and institutions operating in the fields reported below, among others, may advertize new concepts and technologies:
- waste recycling
- separate collection
- energy recovery
- mechanical biological pretreatment
- lining systems
- leachate collection and treatment
- biogas collection and disposal
- equipment manufacturers
- consultancy firms
- engineering service firms
A total of 32 stands are available. Each stand is numbered and you may indicate stand preference. Every effort will be made to respect Exhibitors’ preferences where possible. The Organizers reserve the right to make other assignments when deemed to be in the best interest of the event.
All stands will be assigned according to the following criteria:
- Receipt of filled in booking form and payment of deposit;
- Date of receipt of booking form;
- Stand availability;
- Stand preference.
Do not miss your opportunity to promote your procedures and technologies in a purpose-developed highly scientific context and meet potential clients and customers.
Forte Village Resort
According to tradition, the fourtheenth edition of the Sardinia Symposia will be held in the prestigiuos setting of Forte Village Resort, situated near S. Margherita di Pula, on a long sandy bay on the southern coast of Sardinia.
The Hotel Complex
Forte Village Resort is located about 40 Km from Cagliari, the capital of the island, and 8 km from Santa Margherita di Pula. It is set in a natural park of 25 ha, of which at least half is given over to gardens and pinewoods.
The Forte Village Resort includes several hotels (Hotel Il Villaggio, Le Palme, Royal Pineta, Il Borgo, Castello, Le Dune and Villa del Parco) for a total of approximately 600 cottages. Each cottage consists of a twin bedroom, private bathroom with shower, direct dial telephone and TV, air conditioning and private patio.
Hotel Castello, Royal Pineta and Villa del Parco are set in a secluded part of the Village grounds, surrounded by pine trees. Hotel Dune includes 34 extra luxury cottages near the sea.
Sport & Entertainment
A wide range of entertainment opportunities are available for Forte Village guests: numerous restaurants, a superb stretch of private beach, eleven floodlit tennis courts, five swimming pools, a sauna and gymnasium, horse riding, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, mini golf, trampolines and much more.
Hotel costs include the use of sports equipment (basketball, volleyball, swimming pools, disco dancing); they do not include costs of bicycle hire, water sports, soccer, tennis and golf.
The array of possibilities for evening entertainment includes exclusive bars and cafes, live music and dancing until the small hours at the Forte Fortissimo club.
The 'Thermae del Forte” Health Centre
We heartily recommend a visit to the marvellous 'Thermae del Forte” health centre, recognized as Leading Spas of the World, thanks to its extraordinary team and the splendour of its tropical garden setting. Here you can relax in a secluded oasis dotted with heated swimming pools with artificial waterfalls, hydro massage and wave-makers. Moreover you may work out in a fully equipped gym or regain top form in a sauna, Turkish bath or in the beauty centre and massage rooms.
Entrance to the Terme del Parco costs € 65.00 (exclusively for Sardinia 2013 delegates) for a full day and includes entrance to the thermal complex, use of thalassotherapy baths, sauna, Turkish bath and fitness centre.