"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."

Buckminster Fuller, philosopher, futurist and global thinker (1895 - 1983)

"If there are to be problems, may they come during my life-time so that I can resolve them and give my children the chance of a good life."

Kenyan proverb

"Then I say the Earth belongs to each generation during its course, fully and in its right no generation can contract debts greater than may be paid during the course of its existence"

Thomas Jefferson, September 6, 1789

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Paper deadlines
Archival abstract submission (final) February 15th, 2023
Archival manuscript upload April 3rd, 2023
Abstract submission (conference paper) in Special Session June 26th, 2023
Abstract submission (conference papers) July 24th, 2023
Conference full paper September 6th, 2023
Payment deadlines
Reduced fee for all papers (obligatory to request)* May 20th, 2023
Full fee for archival papers May 20th, 2023
Visa fee settlement July 3rd, 2023
Full fee for conference papers in Special Session July 6th, 2023
Full fee for conference papers August 24th, 2023
Sponsorship package fee August 24th, 2023
Full online fee for conference papers September 12th, 2023
Other deadlines
*Request for reduced fee March 12th, 2023
Membership waiver registration May 24th, 2023
Visa request July 3rd, 2023
Top up to regular onsite fee August 24th, 2023
Fee type changes, cancellations August 24th, 2023
Final online digital proceedings October 10th, 2023
Submissions of papers to special issues depending on the journal
Conference starts September 24th, 2023
Conference ends** September 29th, 2023
** check the schedule page (when available) for more details


Benchmarking the performance of cities across energy, water and environment systems
related metrics presents an opportunity to trigger policy learning, action, and cooperation to bring cities closer to sustainable development.