The International Symposium on Environmental and Material Flow Management – EMFM2013 – will be organized this year for the third time, jointly by Environmental Campus

Birkenfeld, University of Applied Sciences Trier (Germany), and the Technical Faculty in Bor, University of Belgrade (Serbia) and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Zenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina), presenting a forum for scientific research discussion and practice on the subjects of environmental and material flow management.


The Symposium will be performed as follows: plenary session (key papers covering global and introducing topics), symposium with parallel sessions (papers according to the conference topics) and a poster session, when needed. We would like to inform all potential authors to
prepare papers in the following topics:

  • Sustainable Development, Sustainability Management
  • Material Flow Management
  • Industrial Ecology and Cleaner Production
  • Eco-efficiency and Life Cycle Analysis
  • Waste Management and Environmental Monitoring


The conference will be fully held in English language. Abstracts are to be submitted in English language and prepared in the following style: title (font Times New Roman, Bold, Capital Letters, 14pt, centered), authors’ names and addresses (Times New Roman, Bold, 12pt, Italic, centered), text not exceeding 1800 characters (Times New Roman, normal, 12pt, justified) with margins: top and left – 25mm, bottom and right – 25mm, in A4 format (210 x 297 mm). All submitted and accepted abstracts will be collected in a book of abstracts, before the conference. The presentations and papers will be published in electronic proceedings.


The conference will be held from 27th to 29th June 2013 at Environmental Campus Birkenfeld. Environmental Campus (in German: Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld) was founded in 1996 on a site of a former military camp in the county of Birkenfeld, state of Rhineland-Palatina in the southwest of Germany (for detailed information visit Today around 2600 students are enrolled in 25 Bachelor and Master Programs. Around 55 professors teach at the campus accompanied by a staff of more than a hundred. Environmental Campus is designed as a unique Zero Emission Campus in Europe.


June 27th, Thursday: travelling day, arrival at Environmental Campus. 18:00 h: Registration and welcome dinner.
June 28th, Friday: Conference day. 9:15 – 16.00 Sessions, followed by a visit to the energy landscape Morbach. Conference dinner.
June 29th, Saturday: 9:15 – 11:15 h closing session, followed by an excursion to Trier (Germany’s oldest city). Guided city tour, time for individual sight seeing or shopping. 16:30 h return to Birkenfeld. Departure, travelling home OR voluntary dinner event at the city center of St. Wendel.
Travel and accommodation information


The conference fee includes admission to the sessions, access to proceedings and accompanying materials, welcome dinner and refreshments during the conference.

  • Participants: 100 EUR
  • Accompanying persons: 60 EUR
  • Note. For the participants from three organizing institutions, there is no symposium fee


Travelling information: It’s most comfortable to fly to Frankfurt Airport. Frankfurt Airport is directly connected to two railway stations. There is one train connection per hour to the Environmental Campus Birkenfeld. After arriving to Frankfurt Airport, go to the “regional train station” (“Regionalbahnhof”, an underground station). Deutsche Bahn-tickets are available at the counter above the station. Every two hours, there is a direct train to “Saarbrücken”. In the hours in between you have to change trains once: First take the train to Mainz Hbf (main station), at Mainz main station switch to the train in direction of Saarbrücken. The train needs 80-85 minutes from Mainz to the station “Neubrücke”. The campus is located just opposite to the train station “Neubrücke”. Preprint your train connections via

There is also some low cost air travelling to the remote airport “Frankfurt-Hahn” (this is far away from Frankfurt, but relatively close to Birkenfeld). From this airport, there is sporadic bus service to Birkenfeld. While planning your journey, contact to organize the transfer, if necessary.

Hotels: We recommend booking a hotel as early as possible. Directly on Environmental Campus a couple of rooms have been reserved for the conference (Vicinity hotel, 33-42 Euro/night, breakfast 6 Euro, contact: This hotel can be reached within a few minutes by foot after arriving to Neubrücke railway station.

Further, there are a couple of hotels (also higher quality) available at St. Wendel, a county capital city just 25 km south of Birkenfeld. This is only two train stops (15 min.) from Neubrücke with the same trains coming from Mainz/Frankfurt. Leaving the train at St. Wendel station, you go approx. 10 min. in direction of the city center (Bahnhofstraße, just opposite to the station) reaching the hotels. We can recommend Dom Hotel (starting from 38 Euro/night,, Hotel Angels am Fruchtmarkt (starting from 78 Euro/night,, Auberge Journal (starting from 43.50 Euro/night, All these hotels are accessible within a few minutes by foot from St. Wendel railway station. For time schedules from St. Wendel to Campus, you can ask in advance.


You can get information regarding the conference at: Phone: +49 6782 17-1850 (Mrs. Kathrin Haupenthal)
You can also contact: Prof. Dr. Klaus Helling, president, via Prof. Dr. Eckard Helmers, vice president via
Postal address: Fachbereich Umweltwirtschaft/Umweltrecht Frau Kathrin Haupenthal PO Box 1380, 55761 Birkenfeld, Germany


Submission of abstracts – April 1st 2013
Notification of acceptance of the abstracts and instructions for preparing the papers – June 1st 2013
Submission of the full paper and presentation ** – June 10th 2013
Conference fee payment – June 27th 2013
Final Programme – June 15th 2013
EMFM 2013 – June 27th-29th 2013
**) will be published in electronic proceedings to be given on the EMFM and Campus website.


Prof. Dr. Klaus Helling, president (DE)
Prof. Dr. Eckard Helmers, vice-president (DE) Prof. Dr. Dragana Živković, (SRB)
Prof. Dr. Šefket Goletić, (B&H)
Mrs. Kathrin Haupenthal, secretary (DE)
Prof. Dr. Heike Bradl (DE)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Susanne Hartard (DE)
Prof. Dr. Peter Heck (DE)
Prof. Dr. Mustafa Imamović (B&H)
Dr. Djordje Nikolić (SRB)


Prof. Dr. Klaus Helling, president (DE)
Prof. Dr. Eckard Helmers, vice-president (DE) Prof. Dr. Dragana Živković, (SRB)
Prof. Dr. Šefket Goletić (B&H)
Mrs. Kathrin Haupenthal, secretary (DE) Prof. Dr. Heike Bradl (DE)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Susanne Hartard (DE)
Prof. Dr. Peter Heck (DE)
Prof. Dr. Živan Živković (SRB)
Prof. Dr. Ivan Mihajlović (SRB)
Prof. Dr. Jusuf Duraković (B&H)
Prof. Dr. Darko Petković (B&H)


Prof. Dr. Norbert Kuhn, president, University of Applied Sciences, Germany Prof. Dr. Vladimir Bumbaširević, rector, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Prof. Dr. Sabahudin Ekinović, rector, University of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina


Helling Klaus, PhD, Germany – President
Helmers Eckard, Germany – Co-president
Goletić Šefket, PhD, B&H – Co-president
Živković Dragana, PhD, Serbia – Co-president

Agusti Perez Foguet, PhD, Spain Ana Meira Castro, PhD, Portugal Antoni Sudria Andreu, PhD, Spain Antonijević Milan, PhD, Serbia Asanovic Vanja, PhD, Montenegro Avdić Nurudin, PhD, B&H Basakcilardan Kabakci Sibel, PhD, Turkey Bikić Farzet, PhD, B&H Bradl Heike, PhD, Germany Brdarević Safet, PhD, B&H Budak Igor, PhD, Serbia Carles Riba Romera, PhD, Spain Dautbegović Džafer, PhD, B&H De Bal Filip, PhD, Belgium Debelak Martin, PhD, Slovenia Delalić Sead, PhD, B&H Delijić Kemal, PhD, Montenegro Duhovnik Jože, PhD, Slovenia Duraković Jusuf, PhD, B&H Durmišević Smail, PhD, B&H Ðuković Jovan, PhD, B&H Ekinović Sabahudin, PhD, B&H Gian Andrea Blengini, PhD, Italy Grujić Radoslav, PhD, B&H Gulišija Zvonko, PhD, Serbia Habeš Suad, PhD, B&H Hadžistević Miodrag, PhD, Serbia Hartard Susanne, PhD, Germany Heck Peter, PhD, Germany

Hodolič Janko, PhD, Serbia Hodžić Nedim, PhD, B&H Imamović Mustafa, PhD, B&H Irene Buj Corral, PhD, Spain Joan Vivancos Calvet, PhD, Spain Joksimović Aleksandar, PhD, Montenegro Jose Bordonau Farrerons, PhD, Spain Josep Arnaldos Viger, PhD, Spain, Jusupović Fatima, PhD, B&H Kamberović Željko, PhD, Serbia Karaosmanoglu Filiz, PhD, Turkey Kljajin Milan, PhD, Croatia Knaus Michael, PhD, Germany

Kupusović Tarik, PhD, B&H Lamut Jakob, PhD, Slovenia Lazaro Vicente C. Oliver, PhD, Spain Leali Francesco, PhD, Italy Ljubojev Milenko, PhD, Serbia Majernik Milan, PhD, Slovakia Maras Vesna, PhD, Montenegro Maria Margarita G. Benitez, PhD, Spain Martinov Milan, PhD, Serbia Matsché Norbert, PhD, Austria Mihajlov Anðelka, PhD, Serbia Mihajlović Ivan, Serbia Milošević Novica, PhD, Serbia Minkovski Robert, PhD, Macedonia Muhamedagić Sulejman, PhD, B&H Neimarlija Nagib, PhD, B&H Nowosielski Richard, PhD, Poland Omay Didem, PhD, Turkey Paulo Santos Àvila, PhD, Portugal Petković Darko, PhD, B&H Popović Ivanka, PhD, Serbia Salihović Edhem, PhD, Austria Samec Niko, PhD, Slovenia Schaar Heidi, PhD, Austria Scott Chumbley, PhD, USA Sokić Miroslav, PhD, Serbia Soković Mirko, PhD, Slovenia Sredojević Jovan, PhD, B&H Stefano Tornincasa, PhD, Italy Škerget Leopold, PhD, Slovenia Štrbac Nada, PhD, Serbia Tekasakul Perapong, PhD, Thailand Velikonja Joran, PhD, Canada Versele Alexis, PhD, Belgium Višekruna Antonija, PhD, B&H Vojnović Miloradov Mirjana, PhD, Serbia Vucetić Aleksa, PhD, Montenegro Vujić Goran, PhD, Serbia Vukelić Djordje, PhD, Serbia Vukovic Milovan, PhD, Serbia Wisutmethangoon Worawut, PhD, Thailand Zessner Matthias, PhD, Austria Živković Živan, PhD, Serbia

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