2021 6th Asia Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development

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November 6-8 | Phuket, Thailand

Welcome to ACESD 2021

Announcement about Covid-19: Due to the lasting impact of covid-19 pandemic, the organizing committees strongly encourage the authors to attend the conference in a virtual mode and present their papers online. We have significantly reduced the registration fee for authors who choose virtual participation. In the meanwhile, we will keep monitoring the situation and the conference may be held as a fully virtual conference since the safety and well-being of the participants is our top priority.

2021 6th Asia Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development (ACESD 2021) aims to provide a forum for researchers, practitioners, and professinals from the industry, academia and government to discourse on research and development, professional practice in environment and sustainable development. ACESD 2021 is sponsored by iNehc, IJESD and technically supported by Yokohama National University, which will be held in Phuket, Thailand during November 6-8, 2021. It is one of the leading international conferences for presenting novel and fundamental advances in the field of environment and sustainable development.

The conference serves to foster communication among researchers and practitioners working in a wide variety of scientific areas with a common interest in improving environment and sustainable development related techniques.

Recent News

[AUG. 31, 2021] Final call! The submission deadline of ACESD 2021 has been extended to September 25, 2021. [CLICK].

[FEB. 02, 2021] The organizing committee has decided to hold ACESD 2021 in Phuket, Thailand during November 6-8, 2021. You're welcome to participate in the conference. [CLICK].

[NOV. 11, 2020] ACESD 2020 has been switched to a virtual conference instead of being held physically in Phuket, Thailand during November 7-9. [CLICK].

[NOV. 18, 2019] ACESD 2019 has been successfully held in the JICA Yokohama Center, Japan during November 9-11. [CLICK].

[OCT. 17, 2019] Dr. Kosuke Kawai will give a plenary speech at ACESD 2019. The topic is 'Sustainable Municipal Solid Waste Management in Asia'. [CLICK].

[OCT. 04, 2019] Prof. Mikio Ishiwatari will give a keynote speech at ACESD 2019. The topic is 'Filling Financial Gap of Flood Protection in Asia'. [CLICK].

[SEP. 23, 2019] Prof. Kei Nakagawa will give a keynote speech at ACESD 2019. The topic is 'Groundwater Nitrate Pollution of an Agricultural Area in Japan: A Case Study in Shimabara Peninsula'. [CLICK].

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Important Date

Submission Deadline: September 25, 2021
Acceptance Notification: October 10, 2021
Registration Deadline: October 10, 2021
Camera-Ready Paper Due: October 20, 2021
Conference Dates: November 6-8, 2021

Paper Publication

Submissions will be reviewed by the conference committees, accepted and presented papers will be published in Springer Book Series Environmental Science and Engineering (ISSN: 1863-5520), which will be indexed by EI Compendex, Scopus, CPCI and the other major databases (Springer will conduct a further review of all the papers accepted by the conference committee, only the papers that pass the review will be published).

Selected papers with extention will be published into the International Journal of Environmental Science and Development as a special issue, which will be indexed by Scopus (Since 2019), Chemical Abstracts Services (CAS), CABI, DOAJ, Ulrich Periodicals Directory, Crossref, ProQuest, etc.

It's acceptable to submit your abstract to us for only oral presentation if you're not expecting any publication of your paper.


Authors are invited to submit full papers describing original research work in areas including, but not limited to:

Environmental dynamics

Meteorology, Hydrology, Geophysics, Atmospheric physics, Physical oceanography

Global environmental change and ecosystems management

Climate and climatic changes, Global warming, Ozone layer depletion, Carbon capture and storage, Biofuels, Integrated ecosystems management, Satellite applications in the environment

Environmental restoration and ecological engineering

Advanced treatment of water and secondary effluents (membranes, adsorption, ion exchange, oxidation etc), Disinfection and disinfection by- products, Management of water treatment residuals, Aesthetic quality of drinking water (taste, odors), Effect of distribution systems on potable water quality, Reuse of reclaimed waters

Water treatment and reclamation

Habitat reconstruction, Biodiversity conservation, Deforestation, Wetlands, Landscape degradation and restoration, Ground water remediation, Soil decontamination, Eco-technology, Bio-engineering

Environmental sustainability

Resource management, Life cycle analysis, Environmental systems approach, Renewable sources of energy-energy savings, Clean technologies, Sustainable cities

Health and the Environment

Health related organisms, Hazardous substances and detection techniques, Biodegradation of hazardous substances, Toxicity assessment and epidemiological studies, Quality guidelines, environmental regulation and monitoring, Indoor air pollution

Wastewater and sludge treatment

Nutrients removal, Suspended and fixed film biological processes, Anaerobic treatment, Process modelling, Sludge treatment and reuse, Fate of hazardous substances, Industrial wastewater treatment, Advances in biological, physical and chemical processes, On site and small scale systems, Storm-water management

Solid waste management

Waste minimization, Optimization of collection systems, Recycling and reuse
Waste valorization, Technical aspects of treatment and disposal methods (landfilling, thermal treatment etc), Leachate treatment, Legal, economic and managerial aspects of solid waste management, Management of hazardous solid waste

Air pollution and control

Emission sources, Atmospheric modelling and numerical prediction, Interaction between pollutants, Control technologies, Air emission trading


International Advisory Chair

Prof. Vincenzo Belgiorno, University of Salerno, Italy

Honorary Chair

Prof. Richard Haynes, University of Queensland, Australia

General Chair

Dr. Mitsuo Yoshida, International Network for Environmental and Humanitarian Cooperation, Nonprofit Inc., Japan

Conference Co-chairs

Prof. Chettiyappan Visvanathan, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Prof. Shane Snyder, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Local Organizing Chairs

Prof. Shabbir Gheewala, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
Prof. Rajendra P. Shrestha, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

Program Chairs  

Prof. Eric van Hullebusch, University of Paris, France
Prof. Mikio Ishiwatari, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan
Assoc. Prof. P. W. T. Pong, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

Publicity Chair

Prof. Keiji Ujikawa, Yokohama National University, Japan

International Program Committees

Prof. Violeta Mugica Alvarez, Universidad Autonoma metropolitana-Azcapotzalco, Mexico
Assoc. Prof. Muslum Arici, Kocaeli University, Turkey
Dr. Chodchanok Attaphong, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand
Prof. H. A. Aziz, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Prof. Isabel Paula Lopes Bras, Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Portugal
Prof. Joe Dong, UNSW Sydney, Australia
Dr. Fatine Ezbakhe, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Prof. Izaskun Garrido, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Dr. Luca Giupponi, University of Milan, Italy
Dr. Radu Godina, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Assoc. Prof. Yuk Feng Huang, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Sakul Hovanotayan, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand
Prof. Shiu-Wan Hung, National Central University, Taiwan
Prof. Dimitrios Karamanis, University of Patras, Greece
Dr. Kosuke Kawai, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan
Dr. Manoj Khandelwal, Federation University Australia, Australia
Dr. Alban Kuriqi, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Prof. Kevin Liu, Ming Chi University of Technology, Taiwan
Assoc. Prof. Dina Matthew, Instituto Politecnico de Tomar, Portugal
Assoc. Prof. Paulo Mendonca, University of Minho, Portugal
Assoc. Prof. Gassan Hodaifa Meri, Pablo de Olavide University, Spain
Assoc. Prof. Maegala Nallapan Maniyam, University Selangor, Malaysia
Dr. Vinod Phogat, South Australian Research & Development Institute, Australia
Assoc. Prof. Cheerawit Rattanapan, Mahidol University, Thailand
Dr. Borja Gonzalez Reguero, University of California, USA
Dr. Shehzar Shahzad Sheikh, National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Pakistan
Dr. Yahya Sheikhnejad, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Prof. Pierluigi Siano, University of Salerno, Italy
Assoc. Prof. Małgorzata Szczepanek, UTP University of Science and Technology, Poland
Dr. Caloiero Tommaso, National Research Council of Italy (CNR-ISAFOM), Italy
Dr. Angel Torriero, Deakin University, Australia


Prof. Vincenzo Belgiorno

University of Salerno, Italy

Title of Speech: Past, Present and Future of MBRS for Wastewater Treatment

Prof. Shane Snyder

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Title of Speech: TBA

Prof. Chettiyappan Visvanathan

Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

Title of Speech: Smart Plastic Waste Management Systems: Role of Artificial Intelligence

Assoc. Prof. P. W. T. Pong

New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

Clean Energy, Smart City and Magnetic Sensing


Authors are kindly invited to submit full text papers including results, tables, figures and references. Full text papers (.pdf, .doc) will be accepted via EasyChair submission system below:

Submissions must be original and should not have been published or under consideration for publication elsewhere, which will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, relevance to conference, contributions, and readability. Submissions will be chosen based on technical merit, interest, applicability, and how well they fit a coherent and balanced technical program.


All the attendees must register in advance in order to participate in conference activities. Each registration enables publication or presentation of only one paper and participation of only one person.

Full Registration Includes: Admission to Keynotes & Plenaries, Technical Sessions, Coffee Breaks, Lunch, Dinner, Hard Copy of the journal (For authors) and a gift.

  • $350
  • 300USD Students
  • 150USD Virtual Participation
  • $250
  • 200USD Students
  • 50USD Virtual Participation

Cancellation Policy

All refund/cancellation requests must be provided via email to acesd@iacsitp.com  and received by September 30. No refund will be provided after this date.


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Please refer to the simple version of the program and arrange your time properly for participation of the conference.


Number of submitted papers  (Download List of Submitted Papers)


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Saturday, November 6, 2021

Arrival and conference materials collections


Opening Ceremony: Welcome speeches of Conference Co-Chairs

2:00pm-2:45pm Keynote Speech I
2:45pm-3:30pm Plenary Speech I

Coffee Break and Group Photo

4:00pm-6:00pm Parallel Sessions
Session ESD-1 Session ESD-2 Session NEA-1
Sunday, November 7, 2021
9:30am-10:15am Keynote Speech II

Coffee Break

10:45am-11:30am Plenary Speech I
11:30am-12:15am Plenary Speech II

Buffet Lunch

1:30pm-3:30pm Parallel Sessions
Session ESD-3 Session ESD-4 Session NEA-2

Coffee Break

4:00pm-6:00pm Parallel Sessions
Session ESD-5 Session ESD-6 Session NEA-3
6:00pm-6:30pm Technical Committee Meeting

Closing Session & Gala Dinner

Monday, November 8, 2021
8:00am-3:00pm Technical Visit and Excursion


ACESD will be held every year to gather the people working in the field of environment and sustainable development for communication and exchange about their research results and the problems they have encountered during their research. Selected papers submitted to ACESD will be invited to revise for fast track publication in IJESD.

ACESD 2020

November 7-9 | Virtual Conference

ACESD 2019

November 9-11 | The JICA Yokohama Center, Japan

Contact Us

Conference Secretary: Nancy Liu
Tel.: +86-28-86512185 (Working Hour: GMT 10:00AM-5:00PM)
Email: acesd@iacsitp.com