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Call for Papers: The Virtual International Conference on Energy, Resources, Environment and Sustainable Development

Abstract Deadline:  February 15, 2022
Virtual Conference:  May 25-28, 2022
Faculty from across the WVU campus can submit an abstract for the virtual ERSD Conference, originating from Xuzhou, China on May 25-28, 2022.

 WVU Visiting Scholar Xialian (Kevin) Meng
Former WVU Visiting Scholar CUMT Professor Xialian (Kevin) Meng

The China University of Mining and Technology has sponsored the conference periodically since 1985; the WVU Energy Institute is joining as a co-host for this year’s program.  The influence of the conference has increased over the years through active involvement of many international universities and industrial co-sponsors. 

The Energy Institute will pay registration costs for up to 10 WVU faculty, staff members, and/or students who make presentations at the conference.  As funding permits, we will also pay registration costs for other presenters or co-authors wishing to participate. 

The scope of the conference now includes focal areas on;

  • Energy
  • Resources
  • Environment
  • Sustainable
  • Technology
  • Policy
  • Community and Economic Development

Researchers across WVU can make meaningful contributions to the conference.

Acceptance of papers for the conference will be based on the contribution of an abstract/summary in a one-paragraph text no longer than 275 words with no more than three accompanying figures. The abstract should be submitted in English, the official language of the conference.  The submission of full papers is encouraged for the conference proceedings but not required. 

Abstracts are due February 15.

WVU has a long-standing relationship with CUMT and the city of Xuzhou in areas of collaborative research, visiting scholars, student exchanges, technical conferences, study abroad programs and sister city programs.  Through the Energy Institute’s participation as part of the CUMT Alliance for Higher Education, Energy, and Environment, WVU is also developing relationships that can facilitate undergraduate and graduate student recruitment from over 20 international universities expected to participate in the Conference.

You can learn more about the Conference by logging into the US-China Energy Center (USCEC) programs on the WVU Energy Institute website:

Information is also presented on the web site to assist in abstract submissions and registration.  USCEC staff will be pleased to provide assistance regarding participation in the conference.


Richard Bajura, USCEC Director                                                    

Annie Zeng, USCEC Communications Coordinator