Introduction

Air Pollution 2019 is the 27th 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 wide-spread 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 policy makers 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 investigation.

These meetings have attracted outstanding contributions from leading researchers. The papers selected for presentation and included in the Conference Proceedings have been permanently stored in the WIT eLibrary (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); Cadiz (2017) and Naples (2018).

 

Conference Topics

The following list covers some of the topics to be presented at Air Pollution 2019. 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 quality data
  • Monitoring and measuring
  • Air pollution control technologies
  • Industrial air pollution
  • Global, regional and local studies
  • Climate change effects
  • Emerging pollutants
  • Air pollution management, policy and legislation
  • Socio economic issues
  • Public engagement
  • Emerging technologies
  • Case studies

Benefits of Attending

USB Drive

Delegates will receive a USB drive at the conference containing the presented papers.

Publication

Papers presented at Air Pollution 2019 are to be published in a Volume of WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment (ISSN: 1743-3541). The publication will be available in both electronic and hard copy.

Indexing

The WIT Transactions are DOI registered with CrossRef and are currently listed in indexing services such as Scopus and Google Scholar, as well as being submitted to the Web of Science. All conference books are listed in the British Library and American Library of Congress.

Open Access and Digital Archive

All conference papers are archived permanently on our electronic library where they can be downloaded for free (www.witpress.com/elibrary).

Peer review

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

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.

Networking

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

Journal publication opportunity

After the conference, delegates will be invited to submit an enhanced version of the conference paper to the International Journal of Environmental Impacts (ISSN: 2398-2640; Digital ISSN: 2398-2659).

Publication of Papers

Peer review

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

Publication

Papers presented at Air Pollution 2019 are to be published in a Volume of WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment (ISSN: 1743-3541). The publication will be available in both electronic and hard copy.

Indexing

The WIT Transactions are DOI registered with CrossRef and are currently listed in indexing services such as Scopus and Google Scholar, as well as being submitted to the Web of Science. All conference books are listed in the British Library and American Library of Congress.

Open Access and Digital Archive

All conference papers are archived permanently on our electronic library where they can be downloaded for free (www.witpress.com/elibrary).

Journal publication opportunity

After the conference, delegates will be invited to submit an enhanced version of the conference paper to the International Journal of Environmental Impacts (ISSN: 2398-2640; Digital ISSN: 2398-2659).

Location Information

Ria de AveiroThe charming Portuguese city of Aveiro is situated on the saltwater lagoon of the Rio de Aveiro and is characterised by its sandy coast, scenic estuary, gardens and parks. Occasionally referred to as “Portugal’s Venice”, you can often see colourful gondolas travelling along the three canals that wind their way through the city. The city has an urban sophistication that combines with its modern style. This, merged with Aveiro’s historical marine environment, makes the city unique.

One of the top attractions in Aveiro is the Reserva Natural das Dunas de São Jacinto, a 6.7 sq/km wooded nature reserve equipped with trails and birdwatching hides. A meandering 7km loop trail runs through the pines and dunes and can be walked at any time.

The Museu de Aveiro is fine museum in a beautiful space, the former Mosteiro de Jesus, owes its finest treasures to Princesa Joana (later canonised), daughter of Afonso V. In 1472, 11 years after the convent was founded; Joana ‘retired’ here and, though forbidden to take full vows, she stayed until her death in 1490. The extraordinary painting collection spans the 10th to 15th centuries. Her tomb, a 17th-century masterpiece of inlaid marble mosaic, takes centre stage in an equally lavish room.

Situated on the coast, Aveiro also boasts a range of beaches popular with families and surfers. The pretty Costa Nova beach is one of the highlights as it is lined with beachside cafes, gift shops and picturesque candy-striped cottages. Buses (one way/return €2.50/4, hourly) go from Aveiro's Rua Clube dos Galitos.

Travel

Address of Conference venue:

University of Aveiro
Campus Universitario
Aveiro
3810-193


Traveling to Portugal by Air:

To travel to Aveiro you should fly either to Lisbon or to Oporto

  • Lisbon Airport (LIS), situated 250 Km to the conference venue: Lisbon airport is the main international gateway to Portugal with connections to major cities including Madrid, Barcelona, London, Frankfurt, Munich, Rome, Boston, Tangiers, Toronto, New York, Istanbul, Rio de Janiero and many others. For more information, please visit https://www.aeroportoporto.pt/pt/lis/home
  • Oporto Airport (OPO), situated 70 Km to the conference venue: Although slightly smaller than Lisbon Airport, it still connects with major cities including Brussels, Dublin, Zurich, Valencia, Amsterdam, Newark, Basel, Milan, Krakow, Geneva and others. For more information, please visit https://www.aeroportoporto.pt/pt/opo/home

From Lisbon Airport to Aveiro

By train: The train journey from Lisbon to Aveiro will take between 2h-2.30h and cost around €20-25.

At the airport, the take a taxi (5-10 minutes) or the metro red line (three stops/€1.60) to Lisboa Oriente station, from this station you can take the train to Aveiro. There are ticket offices at the airport.

For train times and fares, you can visit Portugal railway service website: https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en

From Oporto Airport to Aveiro

By train: The train journey from Oporto to Aveiro takes around 40 min to 1 hour and costs around 3.5 – 14.50 Euro depending on the service.

At the airport, take the metro purple line to Porto-Campanha station (40 minutes/€2.00). There are ticket offices at the airport. From Porto-Campanha station you can take the train to Aveiro.
For train times and fares, you can visit Portugal railway service website https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en

By bus: You can also get to Aveiro by bus although the journey is much longer than by train. The journey can take between 1.15 – 2.5 hours depending on the time of the day and costs around €9.

From the airport, take the metro purple line to 24 de Agosto Station, from there walk 200m to Rede Expressos bus station from where you can take the bus to Aveiro.
For bus fares and timetables see http://www.rede-expressos.pt/


Travelling to Aveiro by car

From the north using the A1 motorway or from the east using the A25. Take the A1 motorway headed to Lisbon. Exit the A1 in the direction of Aveiro and take the A25. There are two exits to the city from the A25, first “Aveiro-Norte" and some kilometers further on, the "Aveiro" exit. This second exit is the best for reaching the University of Aveiro.

From the south using the A1 motorway. Take the A1 motorway in the direction of Porto. Exit the motorway at "Aveiro-Sul/Águeda" (exit 15) and follow the EN235 road directly to the University Campus. From the south, using the A8 and A17 motorways. Exit the motorway at "Aveiro-Sul” and follow the EN235 road directly to the University campus.


From Aveiro city centre to the University:

Aveiro railway and bus station are located at about 20 minutes walking distance or 5 minutes taxi ride from the University Campus. Bus number 11, runs from the station to the university.


This information was last updated 23/10/2018

Venue InformationUniversity of Aveiro

The conference will take place at the University of Aveiro. The University of Aveiro was founded in 1973; this innovative and dynamic University has a student population of approximately 15,000. This research-led institution provides both undergraduate and postgraduate courses and include mathematics, industrial engineering, design, materials, physics and chemistry within its fields of study. There are a total 18 research units, of which 15 are renowned for their excellence internationally.

Conference Venue Address:

University of Aveiro
Campus Universitario
Aveiro
3810-193

Accommodation

Hotels listed below offer special rates for our delegates. The hotels are all within walking distance to the University and close to bus line 11 which takes you from the centre to the university campus if you rather use public transport.
Please note that you are responsible for booking your accommodation and settling your own account.

In order benefit from the discounted rated, you need to make your booking emailing your selected hotel quoting “WIT Conference” and follow their booking procedure.

Prices given below are per room per night including breakfast.


Hotel As Americas **** (25 min. walk to the university campus/ close to Bus 11 stop)
Single room €85 / Double room €111
Rua Eng. Von Hafe nº 20, 3800-176 Aveiro
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

http://www.hotelasamericas.com/


Hotel das Salinas ** (15 min. walk to the university campus/ close to Bus 11 stop)
Single room 50€ / Double room 65€ / Single Studio 55€ / Twin Studio 75€
Street freedom # 10, 3810-126 AVEIRO
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https://www.hoteldassalinas.com/hotel/index.php/en


Hotel Aveiro Center *** (14 min. walk to the university campus/ close to Bus 11 stop)
Single room €55 / Double room €70
Rua da Arrochela nº 6, 3810-052 AVEIRO
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https://www.hotelaveirocenter.com/hotel/index.php/en


Hotel Aveiro Palace **** (15 min. walk to the university campus/ close to Bus 11 stop)
Single room €61 (interior view) - €69 (exterior) / Double room €69 (interior) - €79 (exterior)
* The hotel has a policy of no children under the age 4
Rua Viana do Castelo, nº 4 (Ponte square), 3800-275 Aveiro
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

http://www.hotelaveiropalace.com/en/hotel-overview.html


This information was last updated 23/10/2018

Additional Information

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Here's what our delegates have to say...

The conference was very high level. The papers have been interesting since each country addresses various problems in the context of air pollution. The coordination was perfect, the communication with the organizers (Mr. Giorgio Passerini, Mr. Giovannilo Perillo, Mr. James Longhurst, Ms. Stephanie Everest and other people from UWE Bristol) and the lecturers were very pleasant. Overall, the conference was a very pleasant experience for me, not only for the conference program but also for the people who were there. I would love to visit this conference again.

Lenka Frišhansová, Czech Republic (attended Air Pollution 2018)


The organisation of events by WIT are of the highest standards, which bring together multi disciplines of the Rail Industry. Delegates at these events are of a very high standard. The equipment provided was adequate for the presentaions. The locations are chosen with a good ease of access and the catering was of good quality.

Inara Watson, UK (attended COMPRAIL 2018)


The first conference papers I published during my PhD studies were through WIT, which helped me gain a solid footing in the academic world.

Tamas Pardy, Estonia (attended Complex Systems 2018)


Absolutely, it is an impressive and meaningful conference, which provides a platform for the researchers from different fields to communicate.

Yuping Dong, China (attended Eco-Architecture 2018)


I have been a regular attendee of many congresses organized by WIT and I must say that this is the most professional of all (congress) organisations I have experienced. The combination of content, people and location is always exciting. Thank you.

Jaap Vleugel, Netherlands (attended Environmental Impact 2018)


Excellent communication, high professional adviser, high level of the oral presentations, very good organization.

Teodor Tranca, Romania (attended HPSM/OPTI 2018)


The conference was organized and the trips were very well thought of. The conference personnel were friendly and cooperative, and made it smooth and enjoyable. It was one of the best conferences I have ever attended.

Lina M Kattan, Saudi Arabia (attended Islamic Heritage 2018)


Very interesting topics, invigorating discussions, and thought provoking papers. This well organized conference offers a good opportunity for publication.

Samar H Aljahdali, Saudi Arabia (attended Islamic Heritage 2018)


The conference was well organized. The topics were very interesting. The breaks provided the nice breathing room for discussions and networking with other participants. Merci beaucoup :)

Julius Bangate, France (attended Risk Analysis 2018)


Very well organized, as well as in the communication before the conference as during the conference itself. My compliments for the professional approach and the informal, good atmosphere among delegates!

RH Zomerman, Netherlands (attended Sustainable Development and Planning 2018)


I have attended more than 12 conferences since 2007 and can appreciate the excellent organization and the high quality of the research presented in all of them. Congratulations for the organizers!

Antonina Ivanova, Mexico (attended Sustainable Tourism 2018)


Efficient conference management and family-like atmosphare

Hiroshi Kato, Fiji (attended Sustainable Tourism 2018)


The Wessex institute is amazing, for me as a new academic it provided me the opportunity to learn and more so meet people that are working on interesting and relevant topics. I particulary enjoyed the variety of research topics presented. It is well organised, precise and to the point. Would really like to attend more of their conferences. Irene is also the best.

Jacqueline Mangwane, South Africa (attended Sustainable Tourism 2018)


The Wessex Institute provided an excellent conference organisation and a sound style of communication. The conference venue was also great and support before and during the conference was very nice.

Lorenz Poggendorf, Japan (attended Sustainable Tourism 2018)


I haven't thought that I could present my paper at an international conference. I had the greatest experience in my life. Thank you so much for organising the conference. I have learned a lot.

Nga Nguyen Thi Thanh, Vietnam (attended Sustainable Tourism 2018)


I am very grateful for this wonderful experience. It was my first conference and I am sure that I gained more experience. It was very motivating, a lovely opportunity to meet new people and to learn from their old experience as well. I was surprised to see experts from countries from all over the world and this creates union. Thank you. I had a great time and the surroundings are beautiful.

Carla Ana-Maria Tudorie, Spain (attended Urban Agriculture 2018)


My experience with the Wessex institute was one of a people who are keen in the fields of agricultural research and engineering programmes. The hosts were really warm, kind and receptive. The conference venue was great, the neighbourhood was serene, and it offered a very good opportunity for creating global networks. The management was good, so was the hospitality. And the people of New Forest are great. Priscilla stood out as a very caring and warm face of the conference. The other staff from Wessex were very interactive and cordial. The trip to the urban farms was a rich experience. The conference was a great success and I look forward to the next.

Scholastica Mathenge, Kenya (attended Urban Agriculture 2018)


This was the most interesting, most interdisciplinary, most international conference I have attended. I enjoyed meeting delegates working on urban agriculture from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. I look forward to the next conference.

Gaston "Chip" Small, USA (attended Urban Agriculture 2018)


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Nicola Aldo Cabras, Italy (attended Urban Transport 2018)


A great opportunity to meet new colleagues and to make new contacts. Very good science level of the presentations.

Vasi Minzatu, Romania (attended Water Pollution 2018)