Introduction

Air Pollution 2018 is the 26th Annual Meeting in the successful series of international conferences organised by the Wessex Institute dealing with Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Air Pollution.

The meetings in this series have discussed and considered many important air pollution issues and the international nature of the attendees has ensured that the conference findings and conclusions enjoy a wide and rapid dissemination amongst the air pollution science and policy communities. Air pollution issues remain one of the most challenging problems facing the international community. The series has demonstrated the widespread nature of the air pollution phenomena and has explored in depth their impacts on human health and the environment.

The scientific knowledge derived from well-designed studies needs to be allied with further technical and economic studies in order to ensure cost-effective and efficient mitigation. In turn, the science, technology and economic outcomes are necessary but not sufficient. Increasingly, the conference has recognised that the outcome of such research needs to be contextualised within well-formulated communication strategies that help policymakers and citizens to understand and appreciate the risks and rewards arising from air pollution management. Consequently, the series has enjoyed a wide range of high-quality papers that develop the fundamental science of air pollution and an equally impressive range of presentations that places these new developments within the frame of mitigation and management of air pollution.

This important conference brings together contributions from scientists from around the world to present recent work on various aspects of air pollution phenomena. Notable in each of the conferences in this series has been the opportunity to foster scientific exchange between participants. Each meeting has provided a further opportunity for identifying new areas of air pollution science demanding collaborative investigations.

These meetings have attracted outstanding contributions from leading researchers from around the world. The papers selected for presentation and included in the Conference Proceedings have been permanently stored in the WIT eLibrary (see www.witpress.com/elibrary) from where they can be freely downloaded. These collected papers provide an invaluable record of the development of science and policy pertaining to air pollution.

The series started in Mexico (1993) and continued in Barcelona (1994); Halkidiki (1995); Toulouse (1996); Bologna (1997); Genova (1998); San Francisco (1999); Cambridge, UK (2000); Ancona (2001); Segovia (2002); Catania (2003); Rhodes (2004); Cordoba (2005); New Forest (2006); Algarve (2007); Skiathos (2008); Tallinn (2009); Kos (2010); Malta (2011); A Coruna (2012); Siena (2013); Split (2014); Valencia (2015); Crete (2016) and Cadiz (2017).

Conference Topics

The following list covers some of the topics to be presented at Air Pollution 2018. Papers on other subjects related to the objectives of the conference are also welcome.

  • Air pollution modelling
  • Aerosols and particles
  • Emission studies
  • Health effects
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Air data quality
  • Monitoring and measuring
  • Air pollution control technologies
  • Industrial air pollution
  • Global and regional studies
  • Climate change effects
  • Emerging pollutants
  • Air pollution management, policy and legislation
  • Socio economic issues
  • Public engagement
  • Emerging technologies
  • Case studies

Benefits of Attending

Publication of Papers
Papers presented at Air Pollution 2018 are to be published by WIT Press in a Volume of WIT Transactions. Selected papers will appear in an issue of the International Journal of Environmental Impacts instead.

Reviews
To ensure the quality of our publications, abstracts and papers are peer-reviewed by members of the International Scientific Advisory Committee and other experts, with manuscripts processed through CrossRef Similarity Check.

Open Access
WIT Press is an advocate of Open Access which offers maximum dissemination of your work. All WIT Transactions and Journal papers can be downloaded for free from the WIT eLibrary (www.witpress.com/elibrary).

Indexing and Archiving
Papers presented at Wessex Institute conferences are referenced by CrossRef and have appeared in notable reviews and databases. Papers are submitted to various indexing services such as Web of Science, Google Scholar and Scopus. All conference books are listed in the British Library and American Library of Congress.

Conference Proceedings
At registration, delegates will be given copies of the papers presented at the Conference on a USB Flash drive. Following the Conference, delegates will receive an electronic copy of the final publication in which their paper has been published.

Digital Archive
All conference papers are archived online in the WIT eLibrary (www.witpress.com/elibrary) where they are permanently and freely available to the International Scientific Community.

Networking
Participants can present their research and interact with experts from around the world, as part of a unique community.

Reduced Fee for PhD Students
The Wessex Institute believes in the importance of encouraging PhD students to present and publish innovative research at its conferences. As a result, the Institute offers PhD students a much-reduced conference fee.


*Google Scholar Indexation  WIT Press has made all its conference and journal papers open access in an effort to help its dissemination within the scientific and technical community.

This means that you are now able to download any paper in the WIT eLibrary (www.witpress.com/elibrary) totally free and without having to pre-register.

This major development has the added benefit of allowing the Google Scholar search engines to fully index all WIT papers.

Google Scholar is a search engine created specifically for researchers to facilitate the indexation and citation of academic papers free of charge. This service is becoming the most accepted comprehensive benchmark and quality standard.

In Google Scholar you will be able to see the number of citations of your articles as well as the ‘h-index’ ranking for both author and publications. The h-index is the largest number h such that at least h articles (by the author or in a publication) were cited at least h times each.

The impact of your work is given by the ‘i10 index’ which refers to the number of publications within the last 10 years that have at least 10 citations.

You can also easily create within the system an Author’s Profile which helps to highlight your achievements.

Google Scholar is becoming the most popular system in the world and its metrics are independent and unbiased. Unlike other ranking systems, it is free.

Publication of Papers

Papers presented at Air Pollution 2018 are to be published by WIT press in a Volume of WIT Transactions. Selected papers will appear in an issue of the International Journal of Environmental Impacts (ISSN: 2398-2640; Digital ISSN:2398-2659).

All conference papers are archived online in the WIT eLibrary (www.witpress.com) where they are permanently and freely available to the international scientific community.

WIT Transactions have since 1993 been publishing exceptional conference papers which are referenced by CrossRef and have been indexed in international databases. All conference books are catalogued and archived in the British Library and American Library of Congress.

Open Access

WIT strongly believes that removing the barrier to research published online will greatly aid progress in all scientific and technical disciplines, as well as all other spheres of knowledge. Most WIT conference and all journal papers are freely available online.

Location

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Situated in the southern Italian region of Campania, Naples (in Italian “Napoli”) is one of Italy’s oldest and most important cities. The birthplace of some of Italy’s most iconic foods and drinks, good restaurants and cafes are plentiful in Naples, serving fresh local seafood and regional specialities.

The historic centre is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers a wealth of interesting architecture, monumental castles and museums, as well as galleries exhibiting works by some of Italy’s most distinguished Renaissance artists. The surrounding area and coastline provides picturesque views of Capri and numerous small islands, while nearby Mount Vesuvius and the roman remains of Pompeii and Herculaneum remain some the most notable sites in southern Italy.

Naples has hot, dry summers and mild winters with little rainfall in the months of June, July and August.

Things to Do

South of Naples are the ruins of Pompeii, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pompeii is an ancient Roman city located at the south-eastern base of Mount Vesuvius and is believed to have been founded in the 8th century BC by the Ancient Greeks. It came under the domination of Rome in the 4th century BC. The city had an estimated population of 20,000 and in 79 AD a violent eruption of Mount Vesuvius buried the city under 4 to 6m of volcanic ash killing 2000 inhabitants.

Castel dell’Ovo is a seaside castle in Naples is situated on a peninsula in the south-western area of the city and is the oldest standing fortification in Naples. This impressive 15th century building stands on the site of a 6th century BC Greek colony, and later a Roman fortress. Entrance to the castle is free of charge.

The Spaccanapoli district is a series of narrow and winding streets with UNESCO World Heritage status. The area has arcades dating back 1000 years. The main promenade provides access to a number of important sights of the city. These include Santa Chiara, Santa Marta and the National Archaeological Museum of Naples.

Naples is known as the birthplace of the modern day Pizza, is thought to have originated in the late 1800’s. The locals take their signature “Neapolitan Pizza” very seriously and these can be found everywhere in the city.

 

 

Travel Information

Conference Venue:

Villa Doria d'Angri
Via Francesco Petrarca, 80,
80123 Napoli, Italy

VISA - Please ensure that you are aware of the entry requirements to visit Italy and apply for VISA if necessary. Please see http://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en

By Air

Napoli Airport is located 9km from the centre of Naples and 14km from the conference venue and offers direct flights from many European cities. The airport to served by many different airlines including:

  • Ryanair – flights from Copenhagen, Milan, Barcelona, Brussels, Dublin, Frankfurt, Lisbon, London Stanstead and Madrid
  • EasyJet – flights from Athens, Edinburgh, Geneva, London Gatwick, Paris, Prague, Tel Aviv, Vienna and Zurich
  • Eurowings – flights from Hamburg, Hannover and Stuttgart
  • Transavia – flights from Amsterdam and Paris
  • Meridiana – flights from New York

From the Airport to the Centre of Naples

  • Bus: ALIBUS depart every 20 minutes on weekdays between 6.00am and 23.00pm. Tickets can be bought on arrival at the airport.
  • Taxi: Taxis are readily available at the airport and cost approximately €20 for travel to the centre of Naples. Taxi’s are run on a flat rate basis. It is advised to check the rate with the driver prior to departure.
  • Hire Car: Avis, Hertz, Europcar and National operate at the airport, and routes to the city centre are well-signposted.
  • By Car: The centre of Naples is easily accessed by the A56 motorway, followed by the SS162dir.

From the Airport to the Conference Venue

  • Bus/Rail: You will need to walk 10 minutes from the Airport to Maddalena – Aeroporto Militare. From here, board the 182 bus, departing 15 stops later at Foria – Metropolitana. On arrival, walk to the Stazione Napoli Piazza Cavour Metro Station. Take L2 to Mergellina (3 stops). At Mergellina, you need to either walk to the conference venue (around 20 minutes) or alternatively take a taxi.
  • Taxi: Taxis are readily available at the airport and cost approximately €40 for travel to the conference venue. Taxi’s are run on a flat rate basis. It is advised to check the rate with the driver prior to departure.
  • Hire Car: Avis, Hertz, Europcar and National operate at the airport. It is advised to check your route before you travel.
  • By Car: Take the A56 west of the city, exit the road at junction 9 and continue on Via Francesco Cilea to the conference venue.

This information is correct as of September 2017 but may be subject to change. Please check with travel providers

 

 

Venue Villa Doria dAngri

The conference will take place at Villa Doria d'Angri, a most beautiful palace built in 1880 on the commission of the Prince Marcantonio Doria.  The palace is the expression of the greatest artists and craftsmen of the time and retains much of its former glory. The villa situated in the Posillipo area has recently been restored by the University with the help of the European Union to make it suitable to host international meetings, seminars and cultural events of particular importance.

Address:

Via Francesco Petrarca, 80,
80123 Napoli, Italy
+39 081 547 5417

Accommodation 

Below you can find a selection of hotels within 15-20 minutes walking distance from the Conference Venue.  Please note that you are responsible for booking your own accommodation and settling your own account.

Best Western Hotel Paradiso (4*) - http://www.hotelparadisonapoli.it/en/home-page.aspx

The hotel offers our delegates a reduced rate for single and double rooms. To benefit from these  rates, please email the hotel directly (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) quoting “WIT Conference” as the reference. Rooms will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

  • Comfort Single Room* - €87 per night
  • Comfort Double Room* - €110 per night
  • Vista Mare Double Room* - €135 per night

* Additional €3.50 tourist tax per person per day

Alternatively, these hotels are also available within close proximity to the conference venue:

Hotel Metro 900 (4*) - https://www.metro900hotel.com/?lang=en

Mergellina Resort (3*) - http://www.mergellinaresort.com/

There are also a wide variety of accommodation available in the centre of Naples. Please note you may need to use public transport or a taxi to travel to the conference venue each day.

Travelling to Villa Doria d’Angri from Piazza Vittoria:

  • Taxi: The cost of a taxi is approximately €10. We recommend that you agree the fare with the driver prior to departure.
  • Bus: You need to take the 140 bus to the “Fontana del Leone” on Via Mergellina. Once your depart this bus you can either walk to the conference venue (15 minute walk) or take the C21 bus to Via Petracra.

Travelling to Villa Doria d’Angri from Piazza Garibaldi (railway station):

  • Taxi: The cost of a taxi is approximately €15. We recommend that you agree the fare with the driver prior to departure.
  • Rail: You should take Metro Line 2 in the direction of Pozzuoli; exit the train at Mergellina. From here you can either walk to the conference venue (15 minute walk) or get the C21 bus to Via Petracra.

Tickets for buses and subway trains can be bought at newspaper kiosks, tobacco shops and subway stations.

Additional Information

Please use the links below to access additional information related to the conference. All links open in a new window.

Comments from delegates that have attended our conferences

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This was my first conference participation organized by Wessex Institute (WI) and I intend to get involved annually Dr Shadung Moja, South Africa

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