2019 International Conference on Resource Sustainability - Cities (icRS Cities 2019)

July 1-3, 2019, Adelaide, Australia

Rapid urbanization has to a large extent improved the quality of life of human beings. These include the diverse products and services, improved infrastructure, better working and living environment, etc. Meanwhile, a number of challenges exist such as depleting natural resources, soil pollution, water pollution, and air quality. In essence, the overconsumption of resources played a critical role in the emergence of these challenges.

To deal with these pressing issues, it is imperative to employ a holistic approach which brings all related disciplines together. Indeed, all professions (e.g. architects, urban planners, engineers, policy makers, construction managers, developers, etc.) play important roles in achieving the sustainable urbanization. By dealing with these challenges properly, the urban resilience will also be improved.

Specifically, icRS Cities 201 will include invited keynote speeches, plenary sessions, and poster presentations on the following topics:

  • Resource efficiency and solid waste management
  • Green building development
  • Sustainable urbanization
  • Land use efficiency
  • Housing market and housing policy
  • Smart cities
  • Urban resilience
  • Green infrastructure
  • Urban renewal
  • Sustainable materials


  • Best papers
  • Best oral presentations
  • Best student papers
  • Best student posters

Special sessions:

  • Editor Forum

Important Dates

  • November 30, 2018: Deadline for submitting abstracts
  • January 15, 2018: Notification of acceptance
  • January 16, 2019: Registration opens
  • February 28, 2019: 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)
  • March 31, 2019: Full paper submission
  • July 1-3, 2019: Conference
  • October 1, 2018: Deadline for submitting papers to journal special issues (by invitation only)


Advisory Committee (updating)

  • Jiří Jaromír KlemeŠ, Brno University of Technology
  • Jian Lin, Peking University
  • Guiwen Liu, Chongqing University
  • Kerry London, Western Sydney University
  • Alan Peters, The University of Adelaide
  • Geoffrey Q.P. Shen, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Liyin Shen, Chongqing University
  • Martin Skitmore, Queensland University of Technology
  • Yutao Wang, Fudan University
  • Zhifeng Yang, Beijing Normal University
  • George Zillante, The University of Adelaide

icRS General Chair

  • Ming Xu, University of Michigan

Conference Chair

  • Jian Zuo, The University of Adelaide

Scientific Committee (updating)

  • Sybil Derrible, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Mo Kim Hung, University of Malaya
  • Su Shiung Lam, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
  • Wilson W.S. Lu, The University of Hong Kong
  • Rubhera Ram Mato, Ardhi University
  • Yujie Lu, National University of Singapore
  • Rameez Rameezdeen, University of South Australia
  • Vivian W.Y. Tam, Western Sydney University
  • Yongtao Tan, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Wellington Thwala, University of Johannesburg
  • Yuzhe Wu, Zhejiang University
  • Patrick X.W. Zuo, Swinburne University of Technology

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are invited for oral presentations and poster presentations. The abstracts should be no more than 500 words, including a title, author names, and affiliations.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is November 30, 2018.

Abstract and paper submission link will be available soon.

Guide to Authors

  • Your abstract must be written in clear and concise English.
  • Your abstract must address scientific questions that are relevant to the topic of the conference.
  • Oral and poster presentations will be delivered in English. We assume the presenting author will have adequate command of English to present and respond to questions.
  • At least one author of an accepted abstract (either for oral or poster presentation) should register in order to keep the presentation in the program. Detailed instruction will be available later.


The University of Adelaide—a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight research-intensive universities—stands tall among the world’s leading institutions of learning and innovation by every measure.

The clearest indication of this is the consistently high rating by the most respected international assessment bodies: QS World University Rankings, Times Higher Education and Shanghai Jiao Tong’s Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU). All consider the University one of the top 1% of universities worldwide.


Conference Venue

Adelaide is bursting with culture, flavours, events and entertainment. Taste your way through world-famous wine regions only minutes away from the city, soak up the sun at one of our picture-perfect metropolitan beaches, join the party at our immersive festivals and events or spend the night exploring Adelaide attractions and a thriving restaurant and bar scene. Adelaide is a gateway to some of Australia’s best wine country as well as historic buildings, lush parklands and some of the country’s best beaches.

Travel Information

Please visit https://www.southaustralia.com/places-to-go/adelaide/ for travel information.