The organizing committee is following the COVID-19 situation closely. The event will be organized at the Hämeenlinna University Centre in Hämeenlinna, Finland, as face-to-face participation if the pandemic situation allows. The committee is prepared to move to hybrid or online execution if the situation requires.
Welcome to the 3rd Open Bioeconomy Week (OBW) organized in Hämeenlinna, Finland, 18th -19th of May 2022.
The conference aims to highlight the current research innovations, trends, and future of bioeconomy through the lens of digitalization and data utilization. The key focus is to highlight the paradigm shift digitalization can bring in the field of bioeconomy. To accomplish this, the event aims to bring different academics, researchers, stakeholders, policymakers, business representatives and the society to discuss and understand the role and the impact digitalization can make in development of bioeconomy and hence towards a sustainable future.
The conference is organized by Häme University of Applied Sciences together with of the leading national research and innovation organizations such as Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and University of Helsinki. In addition, the Scientific Committee includes Aalto University, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, University of Feevale, Brazil.
Open bioeconomy Week will annually be built around the themes of utilization of digitalization in the development of sustainable bioeconomy research, innovations, and business. In addition, cross-cutting themes such as sustainable development and circular economy are expected to be taken into consideration and will be valued in the selection process.
The scientific committee composed of recognized experts from the global bioeconomy and digitalization community is committed to select the best papers and maintain a high scientific level conference. The call for abstracts is now open and proposals of 500 words maximum should be submitted to email@example.com by 31.3.2022 at the latest. The approval will be announced by 30.4.2022. The final oral presentations should arrive at firstname.lastname@example.org on 12.5.2022 at the latest. Please indicate to which category the proposal is applying to and the contact information of the presenter in the submission email. The abstract should also include a social media statement, maximum of 300 character in length, to be posted from the conference’s social media accounts.
The Scientific Committee will evaluate the presentations and selected presentations are invited to write the final version, which can be submitted to the following journal (through peer-review):
The Scientific Committee will evaluate the presentations. The author(s) of selected presentations are invited to write a paper of max. 20 000 characters (incl. spaces) which they may submit to HAMK Unlimited Journal. Manuscripts for HAMK Unlimited Journal are reviewed by two reviewers. The peer reviewing process is open both ways. The final decision on publishing is made by the editor-in-chief, based on peer reviews and the principles agreed upon by the editorial board. Please see more information for writers unlimited.hamk.fi/instructions-for-writers.
The conference accepts posters as well. The proposals (an abstract of max. 300 words) should arrive to email@example.com on the 31.3.2022 the latest. Please indicate the interest in poster presentation in the title of the e-mail.
At least one of the authors both in oral presentations and posters must be registered in the conference.
31st March 2022
12th May 2022