Background and Conference Theme

Sustainable urbanization represents one of the most compelling challenges of our times. Cities must cope with poor air quality, heat island effects, increased flood risk, and public health issues. Climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies are urgently needed to promote more sustainable and healthy cities around the world.

This Conference will bring together international leading scientists from relevant disciplines to discuss on the fundamental role that SMART SOLUTIONS, such as nature-based solutions (NBS) play through the provision of ecosystem services in supporting climate change adaptation and mitigation, the livelihood of citizens, and the achievement of sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Contributions are expected in one or more of the following topics:

1.  Urban forests and greenspaces as nature-based solutions

2.  Smart technologies and remote sensing applications

3.  Smart solutions for climate change adaptation and mitigation

4.  Smart solutions for natural risk management and healthy/resilient cities

5.  Restoring urban ecosystems, ecosystem services, and human wellbeing

6.  Smart solutions for mitigating soil, water and air pollutions

Other contributions of interest are those providing examples of successful case studies, advanced sensors, and comparative analyses world-wide.

Program

October 16, 2024 (Wed.)Arrival and Registration of participants (airport pick-up for invited speakers)
 
Dinner at the Hotel
October 17, 2024 (Thu.)9:00 am Welcome Speech (BFU leaders)
 
Keynote speaker 1
Keynote speaker 2
Keynote speaker 3
 
Coffee-break & Poster session
 
Keynote speaker 4
Keynote speaker 5
Keynote speaker 6

13:30 Buffet Lunch-break
 
15:00 Oral presentations
Parallel Session A, B
Parallel Session E, F
 
Coffee-break & Poster session
 
Welcome dinner
October 18, 2024 (Fri.)Keynote speaker 7
Keynote speaker 8
Keynote speaker 9
 
Coffee-break & Poster session
 
Keynote speaker 10
Keynote speaker 11
 
13:30 Lunch-break (location to be decided)
 
15:00 Oral presentations
Parallel Session C, D

 
October 19, 2024 (Sat.)Field trip (to be announced)

Conference venue

Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China (Main Lecture Hall)

Organizers

Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China

Co-Organizers

Research Institute of Forestry – Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF-RIF) Department of Soil, Plant and Food Sciences, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy (DiSSPA-UNIBA)

Call for abstract

Authors willing to submit a paper (as oral communication or poster) must send an Abstract (400 words) written in English by August 15, 2024 using the online form on the Conference website.

The abstracts will be refereed by the Scientific Committee.

Keynote Speakers


·      Prof. Riccardo Valentini, IPCC, University of Tuscia, Italy

·      Prof. Jiquan Chen, Michigan State University, USA

·      Prof. Puay Yok Tan, National University Singapore, Singapore

·      Prof. Cheng Wang, Chinese Academy of Forestry Science, Beijing, China

·      Prof. Wendy Chen, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

·      Prof. Giovanni Sanesi, DISSPA – University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy

·      Prof. Xingyuan He, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Science, China

·      Prof. Xiangrong Wang, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

·      Prof. Richard Hauer, University of Wisconsin, USA

·      Prof. Rik De Vreese, European Forest Institute, Belgium

·      Prof. Somidha Saha, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Scientific Committee

Prof. Chengyang Xu, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China

Prof. Cheng Wang, Research Institute of Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry

Prof. Jiquan Chen, Michigan State University, USA

Prof. Qiang Wang, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China

Prof. Shan Yin, Shanghai JT, China

Prof. Wendy Chen, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Prof. Maria De Angelis, DISSPA University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy

Prof. Francesco Gentile, DISSPA, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy

Prof. Giovanni Sanesi, DISSPA University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy

Prof. Angela Stefania Bergantino, DEMDI, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy

Prof. Alessandro Vivaldi, DISSPA, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy

Dr. Mario Elia, DISSPA, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy

Dr. Vincenzo Giannico, DISSPA, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy

Organizing Committee

Prof. Raffaele Lafortezza, Prof. Giovanni Sanesi and Prof. Chengyang Xu

Conference Chairmans and Main organizers

Prof. Xinna Zhang

Prof. Dayong Fan

Prof. Pin Li

Dr. Fei Feng

Dr. Yan Sun

Dr. Bingqian Ma

Deadlines and Dates

Abstract submission: Extended to August 15, 2024

Notification of acceptance: August 30, 2024

Early registration: September 1, 2024

Conference: October 16-19, 2024

Further information

Prof. Raffaele Lafortezza (raffaele.lafortezza@uniba.it)

Prof. Xinna Zhang (zhangxinna@bjfu.edu.cn)

Details on Special Issues in Scientific Journals and Field trips  will be provided by mid-July 2024.

HOTEL

China National Convention Center Grand Hotel

http://en.chinanationalconventioncenter.cn/

Xi Jiao Hotel

http://en.xijiaohotel.cn/

Contact us to get the reservation code (zykmarketing@163.com)

REGISTRATION

Detailed about the registration fee and payment will be provided by mid-July 2024.