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The importance of Engineering in the society and the interest in sustainable development are growing year by year. From the perspective of “Safeguarding Humankind’s Heritage”, WEF2017 will focus on both topics.

Engineers from all over the world will gather in Rome, for the event WEF2017 from 27 November to 2 December 2017. The programming committee of WEF2017 would like to invite engineers, researchers and other professionals from around the world to submit their abstracts for the purpose of sharing their knowledge, experiences and successful research under the banner of “Safeguarding Humankind’s Heritage, the Great Challenge for Engineers”.

Engineering’s commitment is to help material wealth within a sustainable development perspective. Technological research and smart applications should support countries in safeguarding material, social and cultural heritage of each community of people.

WEF 2017 aims to analyse humankind’s heritage from different points of view, considering its conservation and preservation a great challenge for engineers and for society. Engineering should propose specific solutions to different opportunities and threats connected to the preservation of the common heritage of each country, including landscape, natural environment, climate and monumental heritage.

Call for abstracts should focus on 6 different topics:

  1. Preserving the environment in a sustainable perspective
  2. Engineering for climate change
  3. Engineering to safeguarding humankind’s heritage (vs. natural disaster, wars, terrorist acts and others)
  4. Information security for humankind’s heritage
  5. New technologies to safeguard humankind’s heritage
  6. New perspectives on safeguarding humankind’s heritage (focus on young engineers and women engineers)

Deadline of abstract submission has been postponed to 13 September 2017

Papers must be submitted through the online forum management system. No other means of submission will be accepted.

Click on the “SUBMIT ABSTRACT” link to go on to the online submission page. You will need to register for submission. The registration will allow you to create your personal account where all your abstracts will be at your disposal for any additional corrections until the abstract is sent. When you submit your abstract please identify the appropriate topic that best categorises your paper.

The abstract must be a maximum of 1500 characters (including blanks / space characters) and must be written in English.

All abstracts will be reviewed, graded and accepted or rejected by the Scientific Committee. This reserves the right to determine whether a submission is accepted as an oral or poster presentation. Instructions for poster or oral presentations will be included in the notification of acceptance.

At least one author of the abstract must be registered to the Forum in order to include the presentation (oral or poster) in the Forum Programme.

An author may be a co-author of several abstracts, but may only present one paper (oral or poster).

Call for Ideas
An innovative idea on Engineering for new manufacturing dealing with future challenges, should be submitted in the “Call for Ideas” session, identifying the appropriate topic.  The author will then have the opportunity to choose between presenting a paper or practical demonstrator, for example, physical mock-ups and/or videos showing  the simulation of results. The presentation can be associated with a short PowerPoint presentation explaining the main theoretical principles and expected achievements. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Organising Secretariat at