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; 2023 Impact Factor: 11.2) and its sister journal Resources, Conservation & Recycling Advances (RCRADV; 2023 Impact Factor: 5.4). 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
  • 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, Ghent University
  • 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, Baruch College, City University of New York
  • Monzur Imteaz, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Md Tasbirul Islam, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
  • Kannan Govindan, University of Southern Denmark
  • Alissa Kendall, University of California, Davis
  • Yasushi Kondo, Waseda University
  • Simonov Kusi-Sarpong, University of Southampton
  • Gang Liu, Peking University
  • 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, Vienna University of Technology
  • Vasco Sanchez Rodrigues,Cardiff University
  • Heinz Schandl, CSIRO
  • Lei Shen, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Rafat Siddique, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology
  • 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, The Education University of Hong Kong
  • 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, Nankai University
  • Wei-Qiang Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Steven De Meester, Ghent University
  • 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, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
  • Vikas Khanna, University of Pittsburgh
  • Junbeum Kim, University of Applied Sciences 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 papers (optional)

Only accepted abstracts can submit full papers. Full papers are optional, but are required if to be considered for either publishing in the IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (Scopus indexed) or one of the special issues sponsoring icRS 2024. 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

Publication procedure

Authors who want their presentations to be considered for publication in the conference proceedings or one of the journals supporting the icRS 2024 conference (either special issue or regular issue) need to follow the publication procedure below.

  • Authors should submit full papers to the conference by the appropriate deadline.
  • The conference Scientific Committee will evaluate all submitted full papers and decide which paper is invited to which journal for consideration. The notification will be sent shortly after the conference.
  • The authors can choose whether to accept the invitation. Once submitted, invited papers will go through the appropriate editorial and review processes by the corresponding journals. Receiving an invitation does not guarantee publication.
  • If the authors choose to publish the submitted full paper in the conference proceedings (different from journal publications), additional fees will be applied (details can be found in the "Proceedings" below). A paper published in the conference proceedings can still be considered for journal publications, but substantial differences should be made.


ISSN: 1755-1315

The open access IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental (Scopus indexed) provides a fast, versatile and cost-effective proceedings publication service. To initiate the publication process, authors are required to pay an article processing charge of 95 USD per submitted article. This fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee publication in the IOP Conference Series. All submitted manuscripts will undergo a rigorous peer-review process by the conference committee to ensure adherence to professional and scientific standards. Manuscripts accepted by the conference committee will then be forwarded to IOP Publishing for an additional review process. IOP Publishing will conduct a thorough evaluation of the forwarded manuscripts, and the final decision on publication (acceptance, revision, or rejection) will be made by their editorial team. Acceptance by the conference committee does not automatically ensure publication in the IOP Conference Series. Please refer to the following instructions for paper template and the author guideline.

Registration Information

Registration Link

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

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird rate (on or before October 1, 2024)
    • Regular: US$500
    • Student: US$400
  • Full rate (after October 1, 2024)
    • Regular: US$750
    • Student: US$650

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.

To be qualified for the student rates, attendees will be asked to provide evidence of student status at registration (e.g., letter from school authority, student ID card showing name and expiration date).

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.

Supporting Journals (updating)

These journals (more to come) will support icRS 2024 by inviting selected papers to submit for regular or special issues.

Conference Program

To be updated

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

René VAN BERKEL (PhD) is a leading international sustainability, innovation and industrial development professional with over 35 years international experience with a particular focus on resource efficiency and circular economy. Dr Van Berkel currently holds a position of international expert faculty in sustainability and innovation at the School of Global Studies, Thammasat University (Bangkok, Thailand). Moreover, he works as Senior Expert (Circular Economy) particularly in South East Asia, contributing, amongst others to the EU SWITCH Asia Policy Support Component on Sustainable Consumption and Production. Dr Van Berkel worked at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in the roles of UNIDO Representative and Head of the Regional Office in India (Feb 2017-Aug 2023), Chief Technical Advisor on Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production in Indonesia (June 2015 – Feb 2017) and Chief of Cleaner and Sustainable Production Unit (May 2008 – June 2015).From 2006 to 2008, Dr Van Berkel operated independently and completed assignments in evaluation and programme development for UNIDO, UNEP, UNU and ESCAP and applied research consultancies for leading research institutes and private sector in Australia and Japan. From 1999 to 2006, Dr Van Berkel was Australia’s first full Professor of Cleaner Production located at Curtin University of Technology. From 1989 to 1999 René held various applied research and leadership roles at the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands). Dr Van Berkel is an interdisciplinary environmentalist by education with a PhD in Environmental Science from the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and Masters and Bachelor in Environmental Hygiene from the Agricultural State University (Wageningen, The Netherlands).


Thammasat University

Thammasat University (TU) is a public research university in Thailand with campuses in Tha Phra Chan, Rangsit, Pattaya and Lampang Province. Thammasat is Thailand's second oldest university.The university is renowned for its progressive outlook. Thammasat University consistently ranks well globally, making it a preferred choice for students seeking quality education in Southeast Asia.

Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin

Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin (RMUTR) is a member university of the Rajamangala University of Technology (RMUT) group, which comprises nine universities. RMUTR operates under the jurisdiction of the Commission on Higher Education of the Ministry of National Education of Thailand. The university encompasses several colleges, including the College of Arts, College of Business Administration, College of Architecture and Design, College of Tourism and Hotel Management, College of Information Industry, and College of Resource and Environmental Development, among others.


Travel, Accommodation and Visa

To be updated