RETASTE: RETHINK FOOD WASTE Second International Conference, Athens, Greece, May 11-13, 2022

Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission

Abstracts must be prepared in English. Please ensure that your abstract does not contain spelling, grammatical or scientific errors, as this can be grounds for rejection. In case of acceptance, changes in the abstract title, text or authorship won’t be allowed. Submission will be open until March 15, 2021.

Abstract review

After review by the scientific committee, the presenting author will be notified via e-mail about: (a) the acceptance or rejection of the abstract, (b) the decided session and format of the presentation (oral or poster), and (c) in case the scientific committee indicates that the work needs corrections, the authors will have a single opportunity to send a new version of the abstract according to the suggestions and corrections of the scientific committee. Notification will be set until March 30, 2021.

Abstract requirements

Title: maximum 2 lines.
Author names: include all authors
Author affiliations: Department, Institute, City, Postal Code, Country
E-mail addresses: include addresses of all authors
Keywords: 3 to 5 keywords
Abstract: Maximum 400 words
Presentation format: oral or poster


Poster presentation requirements

In the context of the virtual conference, submission accepted for poster presentation will be delivered as short video presentations. For more information please download the guidelines. 


Selected publications will be considered for the Special Issue “Food Waste Prevention: Reduction, Reuse and Recycling”, now open in RESOURCES (MDPI), which is guest edited by Prof. Konstadinos Abeliotis and Prof. Katia Lasaridi.

This Special Issue focuses on Food Waste Prevention, Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling. Food waste prevention via food donation and redistribution is among the top priorities set by the food waste management hierarchy and it is included among this millenium’s sustainable development goals. Moreover, technological progress in valorisation pathways for specific components of food waste, including novel or significantly improved processes, such as feed from food or bioplastics production, and progress in management procedures are also relevant in this context. Studies reporting on synergies between sectors or individual entities are particularly welcome.

Selected publications will be considered for the Special Issue “RETASTE – Rethinking food waste”, in Circular Economy and Sustainability, which is guest edited by Prof. Thrassyvoulos Manios, Prof. Katia Lasaridi, Prof. Kostadinos Abeliotis, and Dr. Ioannis Daliakopoulos.

As a special offer by Springer, all content published will be freely accessible to everyone until the end 2022. Authors can choose to publish under the traditional publishing model (no charges apply), but the journal also provides the open access option (with article-processing charges)

May 1, 2021: submission portal opening
September 30, 2021: Submission of manuscripts via the journal’s online system.