We would like to thank you very much for your high interest in the big IWA conference we are organizing. You can download the final agenda from here. The welcome cocktail will take place on 14th September. The Gala Dinner will take place on 15th September. A technical tour will take place on 17th September. A visit to Acropolis Museum has been organized for the afternoon of 17th September (with extra cost), while different alternatives for excursions (with extra cost) will be available on 17th & 18th September.

Athens

Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, as its recorded history spans around 3,400 years.

Classical Athens was a powerful city-state that emerged in conjunction with the seagoing development of the port of Piraeus. A centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely because of its cultural and political impact on the European continent and in particular the Romans. In modern times, Athens is a large cosmopolitan metropolis and central to economic, financial, industrial, maritime, political and cultural life in Greece. In 2012, Athens was ranked the world's 39th richest city by purchasing power[9] and the 77th most expensive in a UBS study.

Athens is recognised as a global city because of its geo-strategic location and its importance in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts, international trade, culture, education and tourism. It is one of the biggest economic centres in southeastern Europe, with a large financial sector, and its port Piraeus is the largest passenger port in Europe, and the third largest in the world. The municipality (City) of Athens had a population of 664,046 (in 2011, 796,442 in 2004) within its administrative limits, and a land area of 39 km2 (15 sq mi). The urban area of Athens (Greater Athens and Greater Piraeus) extends beyond its administrative municipal city limits, with a population of 3,090,508 (in 2011) over an area of 412 km2 (159 sq mi). According to Eurostat in 2004, the Athens Larger Urban Zone (LUZ) was the 7th most populous LUZ in the European Union (the 5th most populous capital city of the EU), with a population of 4,013,368. Athens is also the southernmost capital on the European mainland.

The heritage of the classical era is still evident in the city, represented by ancient monuments and works of art, the most famous of all being the Parthenon, considered a key landmark of early Western civilization. The city also retains Roman and Byzantine monuments, as well as a smaller number of Ottoman monuments.

Athens is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery. Landmarks of the modern era, dating back to the establishment of Athens as the capital of the independent Greek state in 1834, include the Hellenic Parliament (19th century) and the Athens Trilogy, consisting of the National Library of Greece, the Athens University and the Academy of Athens. Athens was the host city of the first modern-day Olympic Games in 1896, and 108 years later it welcomed home the 2004 Summer Olympics. Athens is home to the National Archeological Museum, featuring the world's largest collection of ancient Greek antiquities, as well as the new Acropolis Museum.

Paper Submissions

Both oral and poster presenters are invited to submit a paper with maximum length of 10 pages. Below is the template to be followed for the full paper. Please send the full paper to the Conference email: swws2016@central.ntua.gr

Download the template

Selected papers from the Conference Proceedings will be published in:

Important deadlines

10 October 2015 First call for papers
20 November 2015 Second call for papers
9 February 2016 Extended Deadline for submission of abstracts
30 March 2016 Notification of abstract acceptance
30 June 2016 Early bird registration ends
6 September 2016 Extended Deadline for submission of papers
29 August 2016 Extended Deadline for authors to register

Golden Sponsor

Technical tour sponsor

Welcome Cocktail Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Sponsors

Keynote Speakers

Professor George Tchobanoglous

University of California, Davis, USA 

Professor Grietje Zeeman

Wageningen University, Netherlands

Professor David Butler

University of Exeter, UK

Prof. Hallvard Ødegaard

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Plenary Speakers

Professor Zifu Li

University of Science and Technology Beijing, China

Dr Fabio Masi

IRIDRA, Italy

Professor Francesco Fatone

University of Verona