2024 International Conference on Resource Sustainability (icRS 2024)

November 5-8, 2024, Bangkok, Thailand

The sustainable development of human society depends on resources. Addressing critical societal challenges, such as climate change, resource depletion, and environmental protection, requires sustainable management of resources using interdisciplinary approaches.

The International Conference on Resource Sustainability (icRS) series serve as an international platform for researchers and practitioners around the world with diverse background and expertise to share the most recent ideas, outcomes, and practices on resource sustainability.

icRS embraces interdisciplinarity, welcoming contributions from ANY discipline including natural sciences, social sciences, and engineering on ANY aspect of resource sustainability. We define resource broadly, including physical resources, biological resources, and "misplaced" resources:

  • physical resources: metals, non-metallic minerals, energy, water, etc.
  • biological resources: food, forestry, land, ecological systems, etc.
  • "misplaced" resources: air emissions, water pollutants, solid waste, etc.

icRS 2024, co-hosted by Thammasat University and Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin, will include invited keynote speeches, parallel sessions, and poster presentations on a variety of topics related to resource sustainability.

To encourage participation, we will ONLY call for abstracts to submit for the conference. However, authors will have options to select to submit full papers in addition to abstracts to be considered for special issues in supporting journals.

We also welcome proposals to organize special sessions at icRS 2024.

icRS 2024 is in-person only. There will be no option for online presentations.

icRS 2024 is sponsored by the flagship journal in sustainable resources management Resources, Conservation & Recycling (RCR; 2022 Impact Factor: 13.2) and its sister journal Resources, Conservation & Recycling Advances (RCRADV; 2022 CiteScore: 10.6). High quality papers presented at icRS 2024 will be recommended to special issues in these journals as well as other supporting journals.

Important Dates

  • July 1, 2024: Deadline for submitting special session proposals
  • July 15, 2024: Acceptance notification for special session proposals
  • August 1, 2024: Deadline for abstract submission (abstracts will be reviewed periodically by the Scientific Committee on a rolling basis to allow enough time for travel plans)
  • August 15, 2024: Acceptance notification for abstracts
  • October 1, 2024: Early-bird registration ends (at least one author should register before Early Bird ends; otherwise an accepted abstract will be removed from the conference program and not be considered for journal special issues; an author can only register for no more than two accepted oral presentations)
  • October 15, 2024: Deadline for full paper submission (optional)
  • November 5-8, 2024: Conference
  • November 30, 2024: Invitation for journal special issues


icRS 2024 is pleased to have its Advisory Committee composed by the Editorial Boards of RCR and RCRADV and its Scientific Board composed by the Editors of RCR and RCRADV.

Advisory Committee (RCR and RCRADV Editorial Board)

  • Julian Allwood, University of Cambridge
  • Annick Anctil, Michigan State University
  • Sergio Angulo, University of Sao Paulo
  • Robert U. Ayres, INSEAD
  • Chunguang Bai, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
  • David Broadstock, National University of Singapore
  • Jorge de Brito, University of Lisbon Higher Technical Institute
  • Ichiro Daigo, University of Tokyo
  • Jo Dewulf, Universiteit Gent
  • Liang Dong, City University of Hong Kong
  • Matthew Eckelman, Northeastern University
  • Jose-Luis Galvez-Martos, IMDEA Energy
  • Nishant Garg, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Alexandre Bacelar Gonçalves, University of Lisbon
  • Thomas Graedel, Yale University
  • Willi Haas, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
  • Seiji Hashimoto, Ritsumeikan University
  • Gang He, Stony Brook University
  • Monzur Imteaz, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Md Tasbirul Islam, RMIT University
  • Kannan Govindan, University of Southern Denmark
  • Alissa Kendall, University of California, Davis
  • Jiří Jaromír KlemeŠ, Brno University of Technology
  • Yasushi Kondo, Waseda University
  • Simonov Kusi-Sarpong, University of Southampton
  • Gang Liu, University of Southern Denmark
  • Yanchen Liu, Tsinghua University
  • Rui Cunha Marques, University of Lisbon
  • Daniel Beat Müller, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Kok Siew Ng, University of Oxford
  • Chi-Sun Poon, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Helmut Rechberger, Technische Universität Wien
  • Vasco Sanchez Rodrigues
  • Heinz Schandl, CSIRO
  • Lei Shen, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Rafat Siddique, Thapar University
  • Avishreshth Singh, India Institute of Technology Tirupati
  • Matthew Stasiewicz, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Guido Sonnemann, University of Bordeaux
  • Meng Sun, Tsinghua University
  • Valerie Thomas, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Jinping Tian, Tsinghua University
  • Timothy Townsend, University of Florida
  • Ian Vázquez-Rowe, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
  • Ming-hung Wong, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Ernst Worrell, Utrecht University
  • Beidou Xi, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences
  • Zhifeng Yang, Guangdong University of Technology
  • William Young, University of Leeds
  • Lixiao Zhang, Beijing Normal University
  • Tieyong Zuo, Beijing University of Technology

Scientific Committee (RCR and RCRADV Editors)

  • Gisele Azimi, University of Toronto
  • Fazleena Badurdeen, University of Kentucky
  • Krishna Prapoorna Biligiri, Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati
  • Zhi Cao, University of Antwerp
  • Wei-Qiang Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Steven De Meester, Universiteit Gent
  • Xiangzheng Deng, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Elham Fini, Arizona State University
  • Luca Fraccascia, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Magnus Fröhling, Technical University of Munich
  • Pezhman Ghadimi, University College Dublin
  • Oliver Heidrich, Newcastle University
  • Andrea Hicks, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Melanie Jaeger-Erben, Brandenburg University of Technology
  • Mitchell Jones, Vienna University of Technology
  • Ramzy Kahhat, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
  • Vikas Khanna, University of Pittsburgh
  • Junbeum Kim, Université de Technologie de Troyes
  • Shihong Lin, Vanderbilt University
  • Ruth Mugge, Delft University of Technology
  • Rupert Myers, Imperial College London
  • Keisuke Nansai, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan
  • Elsa Olivetti, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Sergio Pacca, University of Sao Paulo
  • Shen Qu, Beijing Institute of Technology
  • Veena Sahajwalla, University of New South Wales
  • Joseph Sarkis, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Sabrina Spatari, Israel Institute of Technology
  • Gara Villalba, Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • George Wells, Northeastern University
  • Yufeng Wu, Beijing University of Technology
  • Yuan Yao, Yale University
  • Steven Young, University of Waterloo

Conference Co-Chairs

  • Tatre Jantarakolica, Thammasat University
  • Korbkul Jantarakolica, Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin
  • Anthnoy S. F. Chiu, De La Salle University

icRS General Chair

  • Ming Xu, Tsinghua University

Call for Submissions

icRS 2024 welcomes submissions of abstracts, full papers, and special session proposals on topics related to sustainable management of resources from any discipline.


All authors who wish to present at the conference should submit an abstract. Abstracts should be submitted in plain text with no more than 300 words. The abstract should be written in clear and concise English. At least one author of an accepted abstract should register in order to keep the presentation in the program.

Full paper (optional)

  • Only accepted abstracts can submit full papers.
  • Full papers are optional, but are required if to be considered for special issues sponsoring icRS 2024.
  • Full papers are only for the Scientific Committee to select which papers are invited for which special issue.
  • Full papers will NOT be published in a conference proceedings.
  • When receiving the invitation for a special issue, it is the authors' decision to accept or not. Authors have the full discretion to submit their papers to any journal.
  • Whether submitting a full paper or not does NOT affect your presentation if it is included in the conference program.
  • Full paper template can be downloaded here.

Special session proposal

icRS 2024 welcomes proposals to organize special sessions which focus on topics that are highly relevant and timely to the conference. Special session organizers should solicit interested authors to prepare abstracts on related topics and, if the special session proposal is approved, coordinate submission of the abstracts. A special session is confirmed when the proposal is approved and at least four presentations are accepted and registered.

Special session proposal should include the proposed session title (no more than 80 characters with space), short acronym (no more than 20 characters), rationale of the special session (no more than 300 words), organizer(s) information (name, title, affiliation, email), and information on at least four expected presentations (title, author name, author affiliation).


Please submit your abstracts, special session proposals, or full papers via https://www.conftool.org/icrs2024

Registration Information

Registration Link

To register, please visit https://www.conftool.org/icrs2024

Cancellation and Refund

Cancellations received by the conference secretariat in writing (email) will be accepted. 75% of the registration fee will be refunded if cancellation is received before October 1, 2024. After October 1, 2024, no refund will be issued for cancellation.

Conference Program

To be updated

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

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Travel, Accommodation and Visa

To be updated