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Call for papers

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The 5th International Dry Toilet Conference was held at the Tampere University of Applied Sciences on 19th – 22nd of August 2015.

The main theme of the conference was Solutions. This theme was reflected in all the abstract describing both success stories and challenges. The aim of the conference has always been to discuss concrete ideas and solutions through sessions and workshops, covering topics from ecological sanitation and nutrient cycling to dry toilet technologies and use of excreta as a fertilizer.

All submissions were peer reviewed by the Scientific Committee consisting of Finnish and international experts on sanitation.

The second call for papers can be found here.

The themes of discussions

1. Engaging different stakeholders in achieving sustainable dry sanitation solutions.
2. Dry sanitation as a solution in mass events
3. Hi-tec solutions for dry sanitation in large cities and urban areas
4. Solutions to nutrient recycling, including developed countries
5. Solutions to food security
6. Innovative cost effective solutions to dry sanitation
7. Solutions to cultural challenges and stigmatization (incl. disabilities) of dry sanitation
8. Effects and solutions of organic and un-organic residues in re-using excreta

Full paper format for publishing

Add your picture and max. 100 word autobiography at the beginning of the paper

Font: Times New Roman (font size 11)
Page: A4
Margins: 2.5 cm or 1 inch (left, right, top, bottom)
Alignment: Fully justified to right and left margins
Spacing: Single
File format: Microsoft Word 97 – 2003 -format or RTF-format
Length: max. 5000 words
Author designation: Place an asterisk (*) after the presenting author
Keywords: Add three to five keywords at the end

You can download the layout of the full paper in word-file here

The contents of the abstracts

If the abstract deals with a research, it should answer the following questions: What was the objective? What was done? Which were the methods? What where the results? What lessons were learned?

You can download the layout of the abstract in word-file here.

Please send you abstract or poster to drytoilet2015(at)huussi.net

Abstract format
Font: Times New Roman (font size 11)
Page: A4
Margins: 2.5 cm or 1 inch (left, right, top, bottom)
Alignment: Fully justified to right and left margins
Spacing: Single
File format: Microsoft Word 97 – 2003 -format or RTF-format
Length: 400 – 500 words fitted on one A4 format page
Author designation: Place an asterisk (*) after the presenting author
Keywords: Add three to five keywords at the end

Poster format
The size of a poster is at the maximum
mm: 841 (width) x 1189 (hight)
inches: 33.1 (width) x 46.8 (hight)

Dates to remember

15 October 2014       Registration opens
15 December 2014   Deadline for submission of abstracts
15 February 2015     Notification of abstract acceptance
February 2015         Call for full papers for those who’s abstract has been accepted
15 April 2015           Deadline for submission of full papers

15 May 2015            Due date for registration fee of participants giving oral / poster presentations
1 June 2015             Notification of full papers acceptance
15 June 2015           The last date to make changes in the full papers
22 May 2015            End of early bird registration
23 May 2015            Registration fee increases (late fee)
1 July 2015              Deadline for booking or cancelling exhibition space
1 July 2015              No refund will be made in case of cancellation

17 – 19 august 2015       Pre Conference workshop
19 – 20 August 2015      Dry Toilet 2015 Exhibition dates
19 – 22 August 2015      5th International Dry Toilet Conference dates