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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)


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 profile for submission. Profiling 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, accepted (all of them as oral presentations) or rejected by the Scientific Committee. Instructions for oral presentations will be sent in due course by email to the presenting author.

At least one author of the abstract must be registered to the Forum within September 30 in order to have the presentation included in the Forum Programme.

An author may be a co-author of several abstracts, but may only present one paper.


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