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Upcoming MDPI Conferences (1)

26–27 October 2020 2nd Basel Sustainable Publishing Forum - The Global Transition to Open Access: Challenges and Solutions


The 2nd Basel Sustainable Publishing Forum (BSPF) will be held in Basel, 26–27 October 2020. The aim of the forum is to offer a platform for open and constructive conversation between researchers, learned societies, university librarians, funding agencies, scholarly publishers, publishing platforms, and other concerned stakeholders (professional associations, etc.) to identify implementable solutions for a sustainable global transition to open access.

A main topic of discussion of BSPF2 will be the challenges facing learned societies in this transition to Open Access, but the conference will also cover a broad array of topics relevant to these challenges, like the development of alternative metrics, the evaluation and promotion of researchers, the OA price transparency, the current situation and limitations of transformative agreements, copyright, etc.

This will be a unique opportunity to work together towards sustainable solutions for a successful global transition to open access.

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20–24 September 2020 66th Scientific Conference of the Committee for Civil Engineering of Polish Academy of Sciences

Muszyna - Złockie, Poland

The conference will take place on September 20-24, 2020 in Muszyna - Złockie, Poland.

Scope of the problem section
Challenges of underground construction
Scope of the general section
Scientific problems of Civil Engineering
• Hydroengineering
• General building design
• Building physics
• Geotechnics
• Building materials engineering
• Engineering of building enterprises
• Road engineering
• Concrete structures
• Metal structures
• Mechanics of structures and materials

Committee for Civil Engineering, Polish Academy of Sciences
Science Committee of the Polish Association of Civil Engineers,
Cracow University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering,

1–4 December 2020 Grazing in Future Multi-Scapes

New Zealand

We are delighted to hold the First International Workshop on “Grazing in future multi-scapes: From thoughtscapes to landscapes, creating health from the ground up.”

We cordially invite you to Lincoln University, New Zealand from 1 to 4 December 2020. New Zealand is often called the most beautiful country on earth, as well as the ‘premier league of grazing management.' This makes New Zealand the ideal location for this unique event, which convenes experts in: system thinking;pastoralism;rangeland and grasslands ecology;indigenous development;agroecology;environmental sustainability;economic sociology;natural resources management;landscapes ecology and design

Our workshop will also engage with transformative innovation from all over the world in the framework of re-imagined or redesigned pastoralism and grazing for future landscapes.

This workshop provides a great opportunity to present state-of-the-art, future thinking and practice in grazing and pastoralism to an international audience of scientists, academics, post-grad students and policy makers. In a New Zealand grazing tradition going back more than 100 years, the workshop in is an excellent opportunity to assemble researchers for discourse on future grazing. There is no other scientific convention in the world that offers such breadth of topic coverage.

20–21 January 2021 APEEN2021 Conference: Energy Transition and Sustainability


The 5th Annual Conference of the Portuguese Association of Energy Economics (APEEN) is fully dedicated to all aspects of the Energy Transition and Sustainability. Climate change and sustainability are challenging energy systems to new levels of innovation, in terms of technology, regulation and social values.

The 5th APEEN conference aims to join leading academic scientists, researchers, innovators and business and social stakeholders, through an interdisciplinary context to present, share and discuss the most recent experiences, research results, innovations and ideas around the multiple themes on Energy Transition and Sustainability. It aims to strengthen ties among academia, industry, regulators, authorities and policy makers, as a contribution to achieve sustainable and carbon neutral energy systems.

The 5th APEEN conference will take place on 20-21 January and will be held online.

Call for papers

Authors are encouraged to contribute to the conference with high quality research describing original and unpublished results through extended abstracts that address the topics of the conference (see templates below). A peer-review process will select the best ones for presentation in the conference (e-poster or oral presentation). All accepted extended abstracts will be published through a Book of Proceedings, with ISBN.

All papers accepted for presentation (oral or e-poster) will have the opportunity to be considered for publication in the following journals: International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management and Sustainability (Special Issues: Energy Systems Sustainability and Multidimensional Perspectives for Energy Poverty Sustainable Mitigation). The selection will be carried out during the peer review process as well as at the conference presentation stage. Full papers submission will be managed by the editor of each Journal. The final decision for paper publication will be made based on peer review reports by the respective Journal.

Important Dates

Extended abstract submission deadline: 10 September 2020

Authors notification: 10 October 2020

Submission of final extended abstract: 10 November

Full conference program: 10 December 2020

Guidelines for Authors

Authors must submit an extended abstract that briefly describes the research topic to be presented. The abstract must have maximum 2 pages in length and the templates below have to be used. All abstracts must conform the format structure outlined in the template and must be submitted online. At least one author of each selected abstracts must register and attend the conference to present their research (e-poster or oral presentation).

More information

Contact us for additional information: [email protected]

5th Annual APEEN Conference is organized by CENSE (Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research) from NOVA School of Science and Tecnhology.

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