The 4th International Conference on Environmental and Economic Impact on Sustainable Development follows the success of three previous meetings held in the New Forest, UK, (home of the Wessex Institute of Technology) in 2012; Ancona, Italy in 2014; and Valencia, Spain in 2016.
The meeting will provide an international forum to discuss the most serious problems affecting sustainable development. The Conference will consider the impact of economic constraints on the environment, taking into account the social aspects as well as the over-use of natural resources. Uncontrolled development can also result in damage to the environment in terms of the release of toxic substances and hazardous waste.
The meeting will examine issues related to whether some forms of development are compatible with environmental protection, particularly in cases of possible serious contamination and toxicity.
The conference will address problems of great importance discussing more constructive and progressive approaches to ensure sustainability. A major motivation for the meeting is to learn from past failure, to avoid repeating similar mistakes, while attempting to prevent emerging threats to environmental and ecological systems.
Fundamental to these concepts are the analysis of the inherent risk and the development of appropriate strategies.
All published papers from previous meetings are permanently archived in the Wessex Institute e-library (www.witpress.com/elibrary) where they are freely available to the international community
The following list covers some of the topics to be presented at Environmental Impact 2018. Papers on other subjects related to the objectives of the conference are also welcome.
- Environmental policies and planning
- Environmental assessments
- Development issues
- Sustainable cities
- Economic impact
- Natural resources management
- Energy and the environment
- Food production systems and policies
- Ecosystems health
- Soil contamination
- Decommissioning of hazardous plants
- Brownfields rehabilitation
- Water resources management
- Air and water pollution
- Toxicity studies
- Pollution and public health
- Environmental health risk
- Community participation
- Legislation and regulations
Benefits of Attending
Publication of Papers
Papers presented at Environmental Impact 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 and others instead.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Environmental Impact 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.
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.
Situated in the southern Italian region of Campania, Naples 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 recognises 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.
Venue and Accommodation
The conference will take place at Villa Doria d'Angri, a most beautiful palace built in 1880 on 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.
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