Introduction

Air Pollution 2020 is the 28th annual meeting in the successful series of international conferences organised by the Wessex Institute dealing with Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Air Pollution.

The meetings in this series have discussed and considered many important air pollution issues and the international nature of the attendees has ensured that the conference findings and conclusions enjoy wide and rapid dissemination amongst the air pollution science and policy communities. Air pollution issues remain one of the most challenging problems facing the international community. The series has demonstrated the wide-spread nature of the air pollution phenomena and has explored in depth their impacts on human health and the environment.

The scientific knowledge derived from well-designed studies needs to be allied with further technical and economic studies in order to ensure cost-effective and efficient mitigation. In turn, the science, technology and economic outcomes are necessary but not sufficient. Increasingly, the conference has recognised that the outcome of such research needs to be contextualised within well-formulated communication strategies that help policy makers and citizens to understand and appreciate the risks and rewards arising from air pollution management. Consequently, the series has enjoyed a wide range of high-quality papers that develop the fundamental science of air pollution and an equally impressive range of presentations that places these new developments within the frame of mitigation and management of air pollution.

This important conference brings together contributions from scientists from around the world to present recent work on various aspects of air pollution phenomena. Notable in each of the conferences in this series has been the opportunity to foster scientific exchange between participants. Each meeting has provided a further opportunity for identifying new areas of air pollution science demanding a collaborative investigation.

These meetings have attracted outstanding contributions from leading researchers. The papers selected for presentation and included in the Conference Proceedings have been permanently stored in the WIT eLibrary (www.witpress.com/elibrary) from where they can be freely downloaded. These collected papers provide an invaluable record of the development of science and policy pertaining to air pollution.

The series started in Mexico (1993) and continued in Barcelona (1994); Halkidiki (1995); Toulouse (1996); Bologna (1997); Genova (1998); San Francisco (1999); Cambridge, UK (2000); Ancona (2001); Segovia (2002); Catania (2003); Rhodes (2004); Cordoba (2005); New Forest (2006); Algarve (2007); Skiathos (2008); Tallinn (2009); Kos (2010); Malta (2011); A Coruna (2012); Siena (2013); Split (2014); Valencia (2015); Crete (2016); Cadiz (2017), Naples (2018) and Aveiro (2019).

Conference Topics

The following list covers some of the topics to be presented at Air Pollution 2020. Papers on other subjects related to the objectives of the conference are also welcome.

  • Air pollution modelling
  • Aerosols and particles
  • Emission studies
  • Health effects
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Monitoring and measuring
  • Air pollution control technologies
  • Industrial air pollution
  • Global, regional and local studies
  • Climate change effects
  • Emerging pollutants
  • Air pollution management, policy and legislation
  • Socio-economic issues
  • Public engagement
  • Emerging technologies
  • Respirables
  • Nanoparticles
  • Biohazards
  • Secondary pollutants
  • Biogenic emissions
  • Occupational exposure
  • Mobile sources
  • Biomass emissions
  • Valorisation
  • Atmospheric modelling
  • Pollution dynamics
  • Air quality forecasting using satellite data
  • Case studies

Benefits of Registration

Publication

Papers presented at Air Pollution 2020 are to be published in a volume of WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment (ISSN 1743-3541). Delegates will receive an electronic copy of the publication and also have the option to purchase hard copies.

Indexing

The WIT Transactions are DOI registered with CrossRef and are currently listed in indexing services such as Scopus and Google Scholar, as well as being submitted to the Web of Science. All conference books are listed in the British Library and American Library of Congress.

Open Access and Digital Archive

All conference papers are archived permanently on our electronic library where they can be downloaded for free (www.witpress.com/elibrary).

Peer review

To ensure the quality of our publications, abstracts and papers are double peer-reviewed by members of the International Scientific Advisory Committee and other experts, with manuscripts processed through CrossRef Similarity Check to screen for plagiarism.

Reduced Fee for PhD Students

The Wessex Institute believes in the importance of encouraging PhD students to present and publish innovative research at its conferences. As a result, the Institute offers PhD students a much-reduced conference fee.

Journal publication opportunity

After the conference, delegates will be invited to submit enhanced versions of the conference paper to the International Journal of Environmental Impacts (Print ISSN: 2398-2640; Electronic ISSN: 2398-2659).

Publication of Papers

Peer review

To ensure the quality of our publications, abstracts and papers are double peer-reviewed by members of the International Scientific Advisory Committee and other experts, with manuscripts processed through CrossRef Similarity Check to screen for plagiarism.

Publication

Papers presented at Air Pollution 2020 are to be published in a Volume of WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment (ISSN: 1743-3541). The publication will be available in both electronic and hard copy.

Indexing

The WIT Transactions are DOI registered with CrossRef and are currently listed in indexing services such as Scopus and Google Scholar, as well as being submitted to the Web of Science. All conference books are listed in the British Library and American Library of Congress.

Open Access and Digital Archive

All conference papers are archived permanently on our electronic library where they can be downloaded for free (www.witpress.com/elibrary).

Journal publication opportunity

After the conference, delegates will be invited to submit an enhanced version of the conference paper to the International Journal of Environmental Impacts (Print ISSN: 2398-2640; Electronic ISSN: 2398-2659).

Additional Information

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Here's what our delegates have to say...


"I very much enjoyed my first overseas conference. The presentations were extremely interesting and there was a great range of topics. The social aspect of the conference allowed for great networking opportunities, and the organisers made us feel welcome from the beginning. I would love to attend another WIT conference if the opportunity arose."

Mel Parnell, UK (attended Air Pollution 2019)



"I found the atmosphere to be relaxed and friendly, with lively intelligent discussion of all topics. Organisation from the beginning to the end was professional and efficient. I found immersion into the pool of knowledge both enlightening and stimulating."

Dene Warren, UK (attended BIM 2019)



"There were interesting presentations and valuable contacts with the conference participants. The conference was organized at a high level."

Aldis Kalpinsh, Latvia (attended CMEM 2019)



"The WIT disaster conference in unique in a way that it brings together practitioners, academics, a hybrid I call "pracademics", as well as consultants, NGOs, and think tank minds. The spirit of the conference reflects the vast fabric of those engaged in and passionate about safety and security of communities and disaster risk reduction writ large. Most importantly, voices of participants come from many corners of the world and lessons shared are truly illuminating."

Magdalena Denham, USA (attended Disaster Management 2019)



"It was a pleasure to have attended the conference. And it is an honour to have this conference as a stepping stone to continue my academic progress and self-improvement."

Amal Gerges, Lebanon (attended ERES 2019)



"The Maritime Transport conference was a great opportunity to discuss about the field with other professionals from different countries. The peer review of each paper guarantees the high quality of the presentations and papers. It is a must-go."

Zaloa Sanchez Varela, Croatia (attended Maritime Transport 2019)



"My contacts with the WIT started in the 1991 conference on Water Pollution. Since then I am participating in several conferences related to fluid flows. Apart of the conferences, in the first years of contact I presented a talk in 1998 at the Wessex Institute on the theme of turbulence influences in gas-liquid mass transfers. Along the subsequent years, it was always a pleasure to take part on the activities of the WIT, and to contact Carlos and the Staff."

Harry Edmar Schulz, Brazil (attended Multiphase Flow 2019)



"This conference allows a group of researchers and engineers from universities and industries to share their knowledge and experience in an environment which allows the attendees with different backgrounds to interact closely. It was a very good experience in this Multiphase Flow 2019 Conference."

Minyee Jiang, USA (attended Multiphase Flow 2019)


"The conferences held by the Wessex Institute are always characterized by a very high quality of participants and presented papers, and by a relaxed atmosphere, ideal for listening carefully and for doing networking. A peculiarity that I personally appreciate very much is the time given to the participants, slightly higher than the average of the other congresses (up to 20-25 minutes per intervention), which allow an exposition rich in details and not hasty."

Marco Bietresato, Italy (attended SAFE 2019)


"The STREMAH Conference 2019 has been my first international conference. Despite being an undergraduate student, just concluded my honours research, the conference gave me a platform to share my research, thus showing its relevance. It also gave me ideas on new and interesting problems to explore. At the same time, the delegates were very interactive, friendly, and open minded. I look forward to being part of more Wessex conferences."

Gilbert Kafuuma, Uganda (attended STREMAH 2019)



"Interdisciplinary and problem oriented event with friendly academic community to run the event as well as participate in it. Healthy mixture of people representing universities, business companies and community authorities gives additional flavour and grounding to matters discussed."

Robert K. Barelkowski, Poland (attended Sustainable City 2019)



"I have had a very good experience. I think that the idea of an institute that is interested in the communication and exchange of technological aspects of innovation, development, adaptation and transfer of methods and techniques is important for the development of similar institutions and the society that created them, as they put technology at the service of people, perhaps not independently, but differently from the institutes that serve large companies or corporations that, as we say in Mexico, are cooked separately, in terms of budgets, means of communication and scope."

Alfonso Banderas, Mexico (attended Water & Society 2019)



"I am keen on the identification of water management issues and scientific, technological and socio-economical solutions to solve those problems. Therefore, this conference was a great opportunity to obtain a first hand experience of addressing the water management issues in global context. In addition the conference was well organized in a professional manner providing friendly environment for discussions and networking with both young and expertise professionals and share knowledge."

G.A.G.Kavindi, Japan (attended Water Resources Management 2019)