Conference ScopeThe conference encompasses a broad spectrum of sustainable design and manufacturing related subjects. The following list provides examples of applicable topics; however, the list is not meant to exclude other applicable areas.
Generic Topics of Interest
Sustainable Design, Innovation and Services
Ecodesign and eco-innovation; closed-loop design; design for environment; design for social sustainability; sustainable innovation; DfX (for lifecycle) - manufacturing, assembly, testing, use, recycling, etc; sustainable product and service modelling; design thinking for sustainability; design innovation for sustainable city, transportation, water and food security.
Sustainable Manufacturing Processes and Technology
Environmentally conscious manufacturing processes; energy and resource efficiency and effectiveness in advanced manufacturing processes (e.g., RP/additive/layered manufacturing, micro and nanomachining, laser-based manufacturing); sustainable manufacturing processes; re-manufacturing processes and techniques; technology for waste recovery.
Sustainable Manufacturing Systems and Enterprises
Product life cycle management; end-of-life strategies; energy management and efficiency improvement for production systems; predictive maintenance and service for sustainable manufacturing; sustainable supply chains and green logistics; sustainable business models; green factory; societal impact of manufacturing systems; policy aspects of sustainable manufacturing.
Decision Support for Sustainability
Life cycle assessment and costing; intelligent decision support methods and tools for sustainable manufacturing; value mapping and assessment for sustainable manufacturing and society; diagnosis and prognostics; virtual and collaborative environment for sustainability; user behaviour models for sustainability; system thinking for sustainability.