2019 4th Asia Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development

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November 9-11 | The JICA Yokohama Center, Japan

Welcome to ACESD 2019

2019 4th Asia Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development (ACESD 2019) 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 2019 is organized by IJESD and technically supported by The JICA Yokohama Center (JICA Yokohama), The Japan Evaluation Society (JES), Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau, which will be held in The JICA Yokohama Center, Japan during November 9-11, 2019. It is one of the leading international conferences for presenting novel and fundamental advances in the field of environment and sustainable development. It also 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.

ACESD 2019 is also the Annual Meeting of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development. The conference also serves to bring authors and editors of IJESD together to communicate face to face and discuss chances for possible cooperation and hot topics in the field of environment and sustainable development.

Recent News

[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].

[AUG. 26, 2019] Final call! The submission deadline of ACESD 2019 has been extended to September 20, 2019. [CLICK].

[APR. 08, 2019] Good News! IJESD has been evaluated for inclusion in Scopus by the Content Selection & Advisory Board (CSAB). [CLICK].

[JAN. 17, 2019] Supported by The JICA Yokohama Center, ACESD 2019 will be held in Yokohama, Japan during November 9-11. [CLICK].

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Important Date

Submission Deadline: September 20, 2019
Acceptance Notification: October 5, 2019
Registration Deadline: October 15, 2019
Camera-Ready Paper Due: October 15, 2019
Conference Dates: November 9-11, 2019

Both full papers and abstract submission are acceptable. Abstract submission applies to those who'd like to make oral presentation without publishing of their papers.

Paper Publication

Submissions will be reviewed by the conference committees and journal editorial board, and accepted papers will be published in 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

Conference Committee

Conference Co-chairs

Dr. Mitsuo Yoshida, International Network for Environmental and Humanitarian Cooperation, Nonprofit Inc., Japan
Prof. Masafumi Yamaguchi,Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya, Japan

Local Chair

Prof. Dr. Keiji Ujikawa, Yokohama National University, Japan

Technical Program Chairs

Prof. Richard Haynes, University of Queensland, Australia
Assoc. Prof. P. W. T. Pong, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Technical Program Committees

Prof. Luis Norena-Franco, the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco, Mexico
Prof. Violeta Mugica-Alvarez, the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco, Mexico
Prof. Abdelazim Negm, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, E-JUST, Egypt
Prof. Isabel Bras, the Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal
Prof. Chan-Jin Park, University of Incheon, Korea
Dr. Irvan Dahlan, School of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Paulo Mendonça, Lab2PT Research Centre, School of Architecture, University of Minho, Portugal
Dr. Nicky Y. F. Lam, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong
Prof. Kevin Liu, Health and Environmental Engineering, Ming Chi University of Technology, Taiwan

Dr. Jinghua Dai, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Assoc. Prof. Xinling Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Assoc. Prof. Takaaki Wajima, Chiba University, Japan
Dr. Visanu Tanboonchuy, Dept. of Environmental Engineering, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Dr. Komsoon Somprasong, Faculty of Engineering Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Dr. Fei Liu, Southern University of Science and Technology, China
Dr. Long-Fei Chen, Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Prof. Shiu-Wan Hung, National Central University, Taiwan
Prof. Wen-Min Lu, National Defense University, Taiwan
Prof. Kyoko Kuwajima, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
Dr. Huong Mai, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi, Vietnam
Prof. Mario C. Nierras, Naval State University, Philippines
Dr. Cheerawit Rattanapan, Mahidol University, Salaya, Thailand
Prof. Khadija Qureshi, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan
Dr. Abdullah Gokhan Yilmaz, the University of Sharjah, UAE
Assoc. Prof. W. Atthirawong, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand
Dr. Maegala Nallapan Maniyam, Universiti Selangor, Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Kenichi Matsui, University of Tsukuba, Japan


Prof. Keiji Ujikawa

Yokohama National University, Japan

Title of Speech: TBA

Prof. Mikio Ishiwatari

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan

Title of Speech: Filling Financial Gap of Flood Protection in Asia


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.


The JICA Yokohama Center (JICA Yokohama)

Add: 3-1, Shinko 2-chome, Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture 231-0001

Established in 2002, the JICA Yokohama Center (JICA Yokohama) is located in Yokohama, a suburb of the Tokyo Metropolitan Area famous for its international port and atmosphere. The center has several functions, including providing training programs. We receive approximately 700 participants from more than 90 countries every year.

Another one of the center's roles is to educate and encourage Japanese citizens to participate in development programs (JICA Partnership Programs), such as Grass Roots Technical Cooperation projects that are initiated by local governments, universities and NGOs. A relatively new role the center has taken on is to support private Japanese companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, in expanding their business in developing countries, which contributes to solving local problems with Japanese technology.

One of the unique features of the JICA Yokohama International Center is the Japanese Overseas Migration Museum hosted in the building. Yokohama was a major port of departure for many Japanese people emigrating to the Americas, including Hawaii, between the late 19th century and the early 20th century. Visitors to the museum can learn the history of Japanese emigrants and the activities of overseas Nikkei communities today..
Check the Map: https://www.jica.go.jp/yokohama/english/office/about/c8h0vm0000a3ywb5-att/location.pdf

Accommodation Recommended:

Navios Yokohama
Address: 231-0001 Kanagawa, Yokohama, Naka-ku Shinkou 2-1-1, Japan
Tel: 045-633-6000 Fax: 045-633-6001
Website: http://www.navios-yokohama.com/

Hotel Route-Inn Yokohama Bashamichi
Address: 231-0007 Kanagawa, Yokohama, Naka-ku Benten-dori 4-53-1, Japan
Tel.: 045-227-8911, Fax: 045-227-8912
Website: https://www.route-inn.co.jp/ 

Comfort Hotel Yokohama Kannai
Address: 231-0013 Kanagawa, Yokohama, Naka-ku Sumiyoshi-cho 3-33, Japan
Tel.: 045-650-4711, Fax: 045-650-4712
Website: https://www.choice-hotels.jp/hotel/kannai/

Super Hotel Yokohama Kannai
Address: 231-0023 Kanagawa, Yokohama, Naka-ku, Yamashita-cho 195-1, Japan
Tel.: 045-650-9000, Fax: 045-650-9004
Website: https://www.superhotel.co.jp/s_hotels/kannai/


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)


Number of submitting countries



Saturday, November 9, 2019

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 10, 2019
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 11, 2019
8:00am-3:00pm Technical Visit to National Institute of Environmental Studies (NIES)


As the annual meeting of IJESD Editorial board, ACESD will be held every year to gather the authors and editors 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 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