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  • 2016-04-21

    Abstract deadline
    : October 14, 2016
  • 2016-10-19

    Abstract deadline extended
    : October 31, 2016
  • 2016-12-12

    Program Published and Registration Open
    : January 13, 2017
    Short paper submission deadline
    : February 17, 2017
    Due of Registration
    : February 28, 2017
    : April 12 ~ 14, 2017


The 3rd Symposium of International Waste Working Group Asian Regional Branch (IWWGARB) will be held in Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 12th to 14th of April, 2017. The Regional Branch of IWWG is a new strategy of IWWG to better organize the IWWG activities, favour contacts and participation, better consider local needs in a significantly large area (Asia, Africa, South and North America, etc.). This ARB branch is the one in the Asian region to initiate the IWWG strategy.

Based on the IWWG Regional Branch Establishment Procedure, a Founding committee was formed by Toshihiko Matsuto (Hokkaido University, Japan), Pinjing He (Tongji University, China), and Jae Young Kim (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea) who are the members of Managing Board and/or Scientific Advisory Board of IWWG. Starting from the three countries, ARB activity will extend to other Asian countries.

The kickoff activity of ARB is the organization of ARB symposium, which was decided to be held in Japan, China and Korea. The 1st and 2nd IWWG-ARB Symposiums were successfully opened in Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan (March 2013), and in Tongji University, Shanghai, China (April 2015). And now it comes to the 3rd IWWG-ARB Symposium in Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea in 2017.

The 5th S2NU-K2U Symposium will be held with 3rd IWWG-ARB Symposium, same time, same place. S2NU-K2U Symposium is also another collaborative effort to share insights about solid waste management and establish academic tie with people interested in this area. It have been jointly organized by Seoul National University, Korea University, Konkuk University and Sejong University since 2014 in Korea.

It is my great honor and pleasure to host the 3rd IWWG-ARB Symposium and t h e 5th S2NU-K2U Symposium. I would like to invite not only IWWG members in Asia but also waste management experts in this region. It is expected to explore and strengthen the network among Asian researchers in waste managements, as well as the world’s concerns on the waste management in Asia. Thank you very much and I hope to see you in Seoul.


Seoul National
University (Korea)

Tongji University

Hokkaido University

International Waste
Working Group

Ministry of


Korea Environment

Institute of Construction
Environmental Engineering

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