12th International Conference on the Establishment of Cooperation between Companies and Institutions in the Nordic Countries, the Baltic Sea Region and the World - will be digital and arranged on 23-25 November, 2020.
Researchers, scientists and students, professionals from business sector, municipalities and social enterprises, entrepreneurs and authorities from all countries are welcome!
Linnaeus Eco-Tech has been an academic tradition since 1997. The conference is organized by Linnaeus University in Kalmar, Sweden, every second year. One of the main goals of the conference is to promote research and education cooperation among the countries around the Baltic Sea towards sustainability. It has been more and more obvious that the environmental issues have risen from local through regional to global concern.
Due to COVID-19 the organizers made decision to extend the deadlines. Last day to submit an abstract is 21 September. For more details see "Dates and deadlines" below.
Dates and Deadlines
Due to COVID-19 the organizers made decision to extend the deadlines.
Deadline for abstracts: 31 Sep. 2020
Conference registration opens: 15 April 2020
Deadline for papers and conference registration: 12 Oct. 2020
Oral online presentations instructions
- Presentations must be delivered in English.
- Keynote speech is 25 min long (no Q/A included)
- Presenters will have 10 minutes to deliver their speech ( no Q/A included)
- By reason of the short presentations, the person concerned should contact a speaker directly via his/her email
- The recommended file type to be used for presentations is PowerPoint or Portable Document Format (PDF).
- Record your presentation in advance in order just to be used in the case of Connection problem during the presentation. Send the recoded presentation by e-mail, to William Hogland at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jelena Lundström, email@example.com, by 1 October 2020.
Submit Abstract/Oral presentation
Abstracts from the conference will be published open access on LnuOpen platform, under the Creative Commons license CC BY and with an ISBN.
Now you may find abstracts from previous conferences on this platform.
Abstract instructions Eco-Tech
Abstract template Eco-Tech
Registration Eco-Tech 2020
Open until 12 October 2020.
Due to COVID-19, the Linnaeus Eco-Tech 2020 takes place online. The registration fee is 50 SEK. Pre-registration is required.
Videoconferencing technology: Zoom link will be announced later
For registration of abstracts and papers, see special tab.
Programme Eco-Tech 2020
The Online preliminary Eco-Tech 2020 conference programme will be available in latest September-early October.
The Online final programme will be available two weeks before the conference.
Please note that all times are local Swedish time CEST (Central European Daylight Saving Time)!
Links to the conference rooms (using the Zoom platform) will be provided in the morning the same day the conference starts. See below (under "How does that work?") for more information on we are planning to make it all work.
Study tour and Social Programme
For the past 20 years the study visits have been arranging and entertainments during the dinner have been providing, as well as other opportunities for socializing. This activities will be cancelled as the conference becomes digital. We are now investigating different solutions to possibly have different social activities via Zoom.
A digital conference - how does that work?
The entire conference will use the e-meeting platform Zoom. In order to participate, please read the following and see further below for instructions of how to connect and install the Zoom client - we strongly recommend everybody to do that because it will give you much better technical quality.
Links to the sessions will be provided to all registered participants shortly before the conference starts.
Important for all!
- All lectures will be IRL as far as it is possible.
- Links to all zoom rooms will be available shortly before the conference starts. The links will be active 30 mins before the beginning of each lecture or session so that all participants can enter and make sure that everything works.
- The paper presentations are organized in parallel sessions, and each session will be led by a moderator. The papers are either pre-recorded in advance in order just to be used in the case of Connection problem during the presentation. Send the recoded presentation by e-mail, to William Hogland at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jelena Lundström, email@example.com, by 1 October 2020.
- Please also note that the names and identity of participants will only be visible within the sessions and the same thing goes for the personal identity in the chat rooms.
Questions and support
By reason of the short presentations, the person concerned should contact a speaker directly via his/her email.
Connecting to Zoom
If you do not already have the Zoom client installed on your computer, you will need to make the following steps to install and configure Zoom:
- Download the Zoom.us software on the device which you will use for the video conference (Windows, macOS, Android or iOS)
- Test the internet connection and the audio system (microphone + headphones/ speakers) and video (webcam). You can click here to test a Zoom conference meeting.
Steps for the actual video conference:
- Accessing the video conferencing link, in the form of https://zoom.us/j/xxxxxxxxxx, which you will find for each session. This will open the already installed application.
- The authentication in the video conference is done with the email and password previously received from the conference administration.
General recommendations for using Zoom
- Write your name and institution - eg. John Doe - University of Everywhere. In order to see how to do this please read this.
- Keep the microphone turned off when you are not speaking, since background noise can be very distracting.
- In order to talk with the moderators and other speakers try using the chat. Find instructions here.
- In order to share your screen watch this short tutorial.
- During a zoom conference you can give more non-verbal feedback - by raising your hand to ask for permission to speak, or by answering yes / no, etc. To see where you can access them, look at the explanatory images here.
For presenters (papers/keynotes) - some tips for better technical quality in recordings
- Set your video resolution to 1920x1080. If you use a mobile phone to record, record in landscape (horizontal) format.
- Use a neutral background and record in good light.
- Place yourself slightly to the left or right of the centre of the frame, and make sure not to have too much air above your head.
- Place your camera at the same level as your head.
- Preferably, use a wired lavalier microphone plugged into your computer or phone. In case you do not have access to a lavalier, use a high-quality USB microphone or a high-quality phone headset. Try to avoid large headsets, as these do not look good on video.
- Avoid using a room witch echo or other disturbing sounds.
- Preferably, do not use a virtual background. In case you record in Zoom with a lit green screen behind you, it is ok to use a virtual background.
- Choose mp4 as your file format
The most convenient way of reaching Kalmar is to fly to Stockholm Arlanda and then take a domestic flight to Kalmar. You can also fly to Copenhagen and take the train to Kalmar Central station (approx. 4 h). There are no flights between Copenhagen and Kalmar. The final option is to fly to Stockholm and then take the train to Kalmar (takes 5.5–6 hours)
For flights from Stockholm, Arlanda airport (ARN) to Kalmar Airport (KLR) visit sas.se/en for more information.
There is a second airport in Stockholm called Bromma. For flights from Stockholm Bromma airport (BMR) to Kalmar Airport (KLR) visit flygbra.se/en for more information. It takes 1–2 hours to travel from Stockholm Arlanda to Stockholm Bromma Airport. You can take the airport coaches flygbussarna.se/en from Stockholm Arlanda to Mariehällskyrkan and then walk 600 m to reach Stockholm Bromma Airport. Or check for other connections at sl.se/en. Stockholm Arlanda is the best option when you arrive from abroad and would like to continue to Kalmar. But Stockholm Bromma is also possible if you cannot find good connecting flights from Stockholm Arlanda.
Bus from Kalmar Airport to the city centre
Kalmar Airport is located about 5 km from the city centre. Shuttle bus number 402 Kalmar C–Smedby departs every 20 minutes (not as often in the evening) and will take you to Kalmar Central Station. You can buy your bus ticket using credit card.
Train from Copenhagen Airport (CPH), Denmark to Kalmar Central station takes about 4 hours. Öresundståget is the best option since it is usually a direct train. For other trains you may have to change trains once or twice before reaching Kalmar. For timetable and reservation visit sj.se
Trains from Stockholm to Kalmar
Visit sj.se to search for timetable.
Taxi Kalmar +46 (0)480-44 44 44
Netto Taxi +46 (0)480-160 00
You can also visit flygtaxi.se/en
Kalmar and a new university campus
In Kalmar you can feel the wings of history when walking among the beautiful buildings, in the small alleys, and in the town squares. Kalmar is an idyllic town located next to the Baltic Sea and with the island of Öland just a bridge away. In Kalmar, you can enjoy city and nature in the same place. Kalmar Castle and the city park, the university buildings, the paths along the sea – distances are short and within 5–10 minutes you can reach most places. In Kalmar, which to a large part consists of islands, you are always near the sea.
Not far from Kalmar, you will also find Glasriket, where you can see and experience glass and the history of the glassworks.