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The Organizing Committee of Wastes 2013 regrets to inform that the Book of Proceedings of Wastes 2013 wasn’t accepted for indexing in Scopus and Thomson Reuters.
We would like to thanks all authors for their patience and interest. It is our intention to try again during the 2015 edition of the conference. We are relying once more on your participation!


The Book of Proceedings of Wastes 2013 has been submitted to Scopus and Thomson Reuters (Web of Science®) for indexing. The review process is expected to last several months. Authors will be informed once the evaluation process is completed.


Final Program [NEW VERSION – 08/09/2013]


Best paper award "Professor Rosário Oliveira"

The Organizing and the Scientific Committees will award the "Professor Rosário Oliveira" prize to the best paper presented at the Wastes 2013.

Important instructions to the authors

Parallel sessions: please allow 12 min for presentation + 3 min for discussion

The authors should attend the session room 5 min before the beginning of the session

Poster sessions: Dimension 80x100 (portrait)

During the poster sessions the authors should be near the posters for their presentation and discussion

Download poster template


The plenary sessions are now confirmed:

• Edil B. Tuncer, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
"Rating of sustainable highway construction using recycled materials"

11 of september

• José Fernando Thomé Jucá, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
"Technological alternatives for the treatment of solid waste in Brazil"e

12 of september

• Carlos Martinez, Institute for the Sustainability of Resources, Spain
"Southern Europe: how to achieve the European recycling targets for 2020 without die trying it"

13 of september



The abstract submission phase ended with over 230 abstracts submitted for poster or oral presentation, by authors from 31 countries around the world. Soon authors will be notified of the Scientific Committee decision.



The social program of Wastes 2013 includes a wonderful dinner at the restaurant Colunata de Eventos placed in the majestic Bom Jesus Garden, Braga. Wastes 2013 participants can expect a refined and glamorous evening (12 of September). The cost is included in the full registration and accompanying members.


On behalf of the Organizing Committee I would like to welcome you to the 2nd Edition of the International Conference and Exhibition WASTES: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, that will take place in Braga on September 11 – 13th, 2013.

After the success of the 1st Edition, this conference is expected to be a platform for the scientists and industries from the Waste Management and Recycling sectors from around the world, to share experiences and knowledge with all who attend. Discussions regarding the balance between economic, environmental and social outcomes will be carefully addressed. The development of innovative techniques, tools and strategies on how wastes can be transformed into good ideas, improving both the overall environmental performance and the understanding of the industry impact on the environment, as well as the options analysis for its improvement are key objectives of this event.

Chair     Co-Chair
Cândida Vilarinho   Fernando Castro

A Social Program will be scheduled, offering also the opportunity of networking under a more relaxed and social context, hoping to be a time to pursue the interesting highlights of a unique historical city.

WASTES: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities will take place in Braga, a pleasant historic town awarded with the status of  Youth European Capital in 2012 by the European Youth Forum. Braga is a place where the old blends with the new. Gifted with an amazing cultural and historical patrimony, Braga’s history can be seen in its monuments, churches and splendid houses, contrasting with innovative urban spaces.

Certainly the venue will be agreeable and, as it is tradition, we will go to any lengths to make all and every participant feel at home.

We will make sure the event will be successful and we are looking forward to welcome you next September.

Looking forward to seeing you in Braga!

On behalf of the Organizing Committee,


Sincerely yours,

Cândida Vilarinho and Fernando Castro