Events

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The following is a list of Industrial Ecology related events that may be of interest to ISIE members and the Industrial Ecology Community. If you have an event that you would like added to this listing, please email the ISIE office at is4ie@yale.edu

Upcoming events

    • 02 Sep 2014
    • 03 Sep 2014
    • Wellington, New Zealand

    Life Cycle Thinking and Policy: Towards a Sustainable Society

    2nd & 3rd September 2014, Wellington

    The Conference is set to take place over two days at the Comfort/Quality Inn, Cuba Street, Wellington.

    The Conference Committee is currently working on arranging keynote speakers, short courses other important information. As arrangements are confirmed, this website will be updated.

    We look forward to seeing you at our conference!

    At the conference we will explore the following topic areas: 

    • LCA in different economic sectors
      • Building and construction
      • Agriculture and food
      • Energy (including use of biomass and biofuels)
      • Environmental impacts of biomass and biofuels, including indirect Land Use Change (iLUC)
    • Life Cycle Management
      • Environmental declarations including labelling schemes, challenges in certification, and the role of EPDs and PCRs
      • Sector-based approaches
      • Integrating LCM into corporate strategy (including sustainability strategy)
      • Building internal capability for LCM
      • Novel climate mitigation strategies (e.g. biochar, forest sinks, etc.)
    • Conceptual developments
      • Life cycle thinking in policy support
      • Consequential versus attributional modelling in decision-making
      • Weighting of sustainability impacts to aid decision-making
    • Methodological developments (and applications)
      • Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment
      • Carbon Footprinting
      • Water Footprinting
      • Life Cycle Costing

      conference website



      • 02 Sep 2014
      • 05 Sep 2014
      • Chania, Greece

      International Scientific Conferences Series on Industrial and Hazardous Waste Management "CRETE 2014" will be held from 2nd to 5th September, 2014 at Chania (Crete) Greece. 

      "CRETE 2014" Conference is organized by:
      - Technical University of Crete: Prof. Evangelos Gidarakos (GR)
      - University of Padua: Prof. Raffaello Cossu (IT)
      - Technical University of Hamburg: Prof. Rainer Stegmann (DE)
      - International Waste Working Group (IWWG) 

      Through several sessions and special workshops "CRETE 2014" will mainly focus on:

      ·  Industrial and Hazardous Waste (Regulation / Legislation, Characterization, Management Practices, Production, Minimization and Recycling, Treatment and Disposal)

      ·  Hazardous Waste Toxicology - Risk Assessment

      ·  Treatment of Hazardous Waste Landfill and Mine Leachates

      ·  Contaminant Release and Transport

      ·  Toxic Substances in the Food Chain

      ·  Management of Contaminated Sites

      ·  Special Topics on Environmental Management and Remediation (Sediment Sites – Characterization and Risk Assessment, Munition and Explosives Production Sites, etc.)

      ·  Radioactive Waste (Management, Environment, Health and Safety, Nuclear Explosions, etc.)

      ·  Energy from Waste (Biomass, Oil Sludge, Gasification Processes, etc.)

      ·  Case Studies

      ·  Special Waste (Medical, WEEE, Agro-Industrial, etc.)

      On behalf of the Organizing Committee of CRETE 2014 Conference, upon request of many colleagues, we are pleased to announce that the final deadline of Paper Submission is extended until 15th of June 2014.

      Click here to download the first announcement and call for abstracts of "CRETE 2014" Conference.

      More information will be soon available on our official website:

      http://www.hwm-conferences.tuc.gr

      • 10 Sep 2014
      • 12 Sep 2014
      • Oldenburg Germany
      http://www.enviroinfo2014.org/



      The EnviroInfo 2014 is the 28th edition of the long standing and established international and interdisciplinary conference series on leading environmental information and communication technologies. Combining and shaping national and international activities in the field of applied informatics and environmental informatics in making the world a better place for living, the EnviroInfo conference series aims at presenting and discussing the latest state-of-the-art development on ICT and environmental related fields.

      Under the supervision of the the  Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg the 28thEnviroInfo conference will discuss the special topic of ICT for energy efficiency as main conference theme as well as the whole range of cross-cutting topics in ICT and environmental sciences.

      As the EnviroInfo conference series tries to strengthen the interdisciplinary activities in the fields of sustainable development, participants from industry, higher education and research institutes will be invited to exchange ideas and solutions for current and future problems.



      • 10 Sep 2014
      • 12 Sep 2014
      • Oldenburg, Germany
      http://www.enviroinfo2014.org/index.php/registration/downloads/

      If new developments of Environmental Management Information Systems (EMIS) only focus on its functionality, the whole potential from new users being
      able to reach the given functionality would never be exhausted. The users of new software are often trained by courses to learn it. A more successful way is to integrate the user’s perceptions at a relatively early stage, in the design and development phase.

      Deficits in human-machine interaction can be reduced if the developers are able to get information on how the users are using their systems, because when observing real users during their use of a software the developer is able to understand the perspective of the user. Software products with a higher focus on usability are more intuitive, decrease the effort when learning the software system and lead to a competitive advantage for the providers of services and products in the future. The most effective way is not only to do design the software for the user but also adjust the
      whole process model along the users.

      The goal of the workshop is to identify and locate shortages and deficits in usability and user experience which exists especially in EMIS. Where are the potentials for operators of EMIS with user oriented Software?  Which technical innovations can decrease the deficit in human-machine
      interaction in the future?



      • 20 Sep 2014
      • 27 Sep 2014
      • Cruise from Venice - Italy to Istanbul - Turkey

      9th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water a

      The Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES) Conference is dedicated to the improvement and dissemination of knowledge on methods, policies and technologies for increasing the sustainability of development by for example de-coupling growth from natural resources and replacing them with knowledge based economy, taking into account its economic, environmental and social pillars, as well as methods for assessing and measuring sustainability of development, regarding energy, transport, water, environment and food production systems and their many combinations. Sustainability being also a perfect field for interdisciplinary and multi-cultural evaluation of complex system, the SDEWES Conference has during the first decade of the 21st century become a significant venue for scientists, engineers, policy makers, students and other interested parties in those areas to meet, and originate, discuss, share, and disseminate new ideas.

      The scientific quality of the conferences is confirmed by the fact that leading international archival scientific journals, "Energy - The International Journal", "Applied Energy", "Journal of Cleaner Production", "Energy Conversion and Management", "Waste Management & Research", "Thermal Science", "Management of Environmental Quality", "Chemical Engineering Transactions" and others have in the past dedicated and published special issues for selected and reviewed papers from the conferences, and some intend to do that also for the next SDEWES conference. The past publications resulting from the Conferences can be found at:
      http://www.sdewes.org/journals.php.

      The 9th Conference - SDEWES Mediterranean 2014 will be held on a cruiser, a beautiful example of a complex integrated energy, water, environment, food and transport system.

      We are pleased to invite you to the 9th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES2013)which is going to be held at sea on a cruise from Venice - Italy to Istanbul - Turkey from September 20-27, 2014. The details about the Conference (important dates, conference fee, accommodation, contact addresses, etc.) can be found on the web site:

      http://www.mediterranean2014.sdewes.org


      We would highly appreciate your attendance, as well as promotion of this event among your colleagues and co-workers that might be interested in our conference. Please, forward this Call for Papers!

      Authors willing to present a paper should submit an abstract in English, up to one page, using web form:
      http://www.mediterranean2014.sdewes.org/call.php

      Please, submit your abstract before January 15, 2014 deadline


      If you have any question please send it to: mediterranean2014@sdewes.org

      • 21 Sep 2014
      • 23 Sep 2014
      • Qingdao, China

      The 4th Annual International Congress of Environment-2014

       Theme: Clean World, Happy Society

      Join the 4th Annual International Congress of Environment-2014 (ICE-2014) which will take place in Qingdao, China during Sep. 21-23, 2014.

      Conference details: http://www.bitcongress.com/ice2014/ 

      ICE-2014 will be an international event focus on the core knowledge and major advances in the ever-expanding field of environment by attracting experts on a global scale. The scientific program will continue the tradition to focus on Global Environmental Management, a major portion of the program will be concentrate on Global Environment Sustainable Development, Environmental Scientific Research, Global Pollutant Best Management Practice, Capacity Building for a Clean World with oral presentations. Initiated in 2011, ICE never stops her momentum to catch the emerging advances in environment management. This year ICE-2014 will have an excellent program both the scientific as well as the social part of the event by adding Business Events including Eco-City and Leading Industry Briefing, Technology Transfer Matchmaking, Executive Round Table, Eco-Investment and Project Road Show. For the first time, Environment Device and Equipment Briefing & Expo will provide an ideal space to show your Inventions, Techs and Product.

      On top of the exciting program, you will also have an opportunity to discover the city of Qingdao (Tsingtao), lying on the south coast of the Shandong Peninsula and with picturesque red-tiled roofs nestled between green hills and blue sea. Its mineral water, wine, and excellent Tsingtao Beer are world-famous.

      Further info about the program, please visit http://www.bitcongress.com/ice2014/programlist.asp 

      • 21 Oct 2014
      • 23 Oct 2014
      • Orlando, Florida
      http://www.e-scrapconference.com/

      Registration is now open!

      Don't miss E-Scrap 2014, set for October 21-23 at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida. E-Scrap 2014 is the premier conference for electronics recycling in North America.

       

      Learn how to maintain and grow your business from the leading experts in the field of electronics recycling. Speakers will present extensive and detailed assessments of a wide range of topics, including:

      • Industry trends in the U.S. and Canada
      • E-Scrap collection issues
      • Recycling market factors
      • Legislative and policy considerations
      • And a host of other subjects

      E-Scrap 2014 is your opportunity to network with clients, prospective partners, colleagues, vendors, industry trade associations and policy leaders all in one location.  

        Expanded Trade Show Hours!
      Exhibit hall hours have been extended by popular request. The exhibit hall at E-Scrap 2014 will now open a day earlier than in years past.  The hall will open Tuesday, October 21, and hours that initial day will be 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.  This revamped schedule provides additional time for attendees to view and learn about the latest products and services from the over 125 exhibiting industry companies that are expected to be on-hand at E-Scrap 2014. 

        In conjunction with the conference, a number of additional meetings and events will take place, including ISRI's welcome reception the evening of October 21.  Attend the full range of meetings and sessions to learn what's new in R2 and RIOS, find how to grow your business with e-Stewards certification, maximize value in reuse, and get an overview of e-scrap laws.  

       
      New in 2014 is E-Scrap 101, a perfect opportunity for those just entering the industry to get up to speed on all the policies, issues and trends that are shaping the e-scrap marketplace.  Additional information on these and other events will be available soon.  You can sign up for additional education sessions and events as you complete the conference registration.  Additional fees may apply.


      • 22 Oct 2014
      • 25 Oct 2014
      • Bar Harbor, Maine

      Ecological Responsibility and Human Imagination:
      Saving the Past~Shaping the Future

      Bar Harbor, Maine
      October 22 to 25, 2014

      First Call for Participation - Preliminary proposals for Symposia, Paper Sessions and Workshops are invited immediately. Suggestions from all areas of human ecology – theory, education, research and practice – are welcomed.

      ·  Hosted by College of the Atlantic – an independent educational institution fully dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of human ecology, offering the B.A. and M. Phil in Human Ecology.

      ·  Take part in a diverse international and interdisciplinary gathering.

      ·  Contribute to a wide range of formal and informal exchanges in a relaxed atmosphere

      ·  Enjoy beautiful Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park at the peak of fall foliage in northern New England.

      Program suggestions can be mailed to Conference Committee, SHE XX, c/o College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA or via email to : humanecology@coa.edu

      A more detailed version of the call for participation and program suggestions can be found here or athttp://societyforhumanecology.org/she-xx-2014/

      • 22 Oct 2014
      • 25 Oct 2014
      • Bar Harbor, Maine
      http://societyforhumanecology.org/she-xx-2014/

      Call for Participation: XXth International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology

      “Ecological Responsibility and Human Imagination: Saving the Past – Shaping the Future”

      October 22 – 25, 2014
      Bar Harbor, Maine USA

      Dear Colleague:

      We invite your participation to the next International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology (SHE).

      • Take part in a diverse international and interdisciplinary gathering.
      • Contribute to a wide range of formal and informal exchanges in a relaxed atmosphere.
      • Enjoy Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park at the peak of Fall foliage in northern New England – including a traditional ‘Down-east’ lobster dinner.
      • Hosted by: College of the Atlantic undefined an independent educational institution fully dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of human ecology, offering the B.A. and M. Phil in Human Ecology.

      Like previous human ecology conferences, this event is intended to bring together a diverse group of educators, researchers and practitioners who utilize, or are interested in, interdisciplinary and ecological approaches. SHE meetings rely heavily on the suggestions and contributions of participants. Our aim is to make this event as broadly interdisciplinary as possible – bridging science, social science and policy perspectives – with literature, humanities and creative arts.


      • 22 Oct 2014
      • 26 Oct 2014
      • Bar Harbor, Maine

      XX International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology




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      Ecological Responsibility and Human Imagination:
      Saving the Past~Shaping the Future



      Bar Harbor, Maine
      October 22 to 25, 2014

      First Call for Participation - Preliminary proposals for Symposia, Paper Sessions and Workshops are invited immediately. Suggestions from all areas of human ecology – theory, education, research and practice – are welcomed.

      • Hosted by College of the Atlantic – an independent educational institution fully dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of human ecology, offering the B.A. and M. Phil in Human Ecology.
      • Take part in a diverse international and interdisciplinary gathering.
      • Contribute to a wide range of formal and informal exchanges in a relaxed atmosphere
      • Enjoy beautiful Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park at the peak of fall foliage in northern New England.


      Program suggestions can be mailed to Conference Committee, SHE XX, c/o College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA or via email to : humanecology@coa.edu

      A more detailed version of the call for participation and program suggestions can be found here or at http://societyforhumanecology.org/she-xx-2014/

      • 17 Nov 2014
      • 19 Nov 2014
      • Melbourne, Australia

      Call for Abstracts: http://wp.csiro.au/isie2014/call-for-abstracts/ due February 15, 2014

      http://wp.csiro.au/isie2014/

      We are pleased to announce that the next ISIE Socio-Economic Metabolism section conference will be held from 17 to 19 November 2014 at the Melbourne Convention Centre in Melbourne, Australia. The conference will be organised by the CSIRO and will be hosted jointly with the ISIE Asia-Pacific meeting.

      Industrial Ecology in the Asia-Pacific Century: Interdisciplinary science for building sustainable industrial systems and human settlements

       

      Conference co-chairs: Heinz Schandl (CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences), Sarah King (CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering), and Tsuyoshi Fujita (NIES).


      • 17 Nov 2014
      • 20 Nov 2014
      • Vienna, Austria

      Going Green – CARE INNOVATION 2014

      Towards a Resource Efficient Economy

      Vienna, Austria

      November 17-20, 2014.

       

       

      This biennial conference, which travels between Europe, North America and Japan, will attract more than 400 experts from all over the world. This Symposium is the only platform for presenting the up-to-date progress on sustainable development and the development of eco-efficient electr(on)ic & automotive products.

       

      The conference will provide a platform to discuss the latest progress on:

      ·          Resource Efficiency

      ·          Beyond Legal Compliance & Global Harmonization

      ·          Sustainable Products and Services & Leading Edge Technologies

      ·          Corporate Social Responsibility & Management

      ·          Energy-efficiency & Climate Change

       

      All companies in the electr(on)ics, automotive, solar and PV, chemical and recycling industry, power suppliers, electricity generators and distributors, contract manufacturers, material and component suppliers, service and logistic companies, collective systems, academia, consulting and public authorities (local, regional, international) are invited to attend and contribute!

       

       

      The conference will again take place in the Apothecaries' Wing of Schoenbrunn Palace. Together with its ancillary buildings and extensive park it is by virtue of its long and colourful history one of the most important cultural monuments in Austria. Scheduled as a listed monument, the whole ensemble, including the palace, the park with its numerous architectural features, fountains and statues and not least the zoo – the oldest of its kind in the world – was placed on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List in 1996.

       

      Sponsoring Going Green – CARE INNOVATION 2014 provides you the perfect opportunity to reach executives of producers (OEMs and CEMs) and their suppliers, retailers, large users, logistic and software companies, national and international government officials, trade associations and collective systems, recyclers, consultants and academia.

      We are happy to develop with you the tailor made solution that fits you best. Please get in contact with me to benefit from the very beginning!

       

      All information on www.care-electronics.net/CI2014 will be continuously updated. Please check regularly!

      If you want to be informed of all major updates, please fill in the Contact Registration Form on our website.

       

      Please save already now the date for this exciting event in 2014!

      • 04 Dec 2014
      • 05 Dec 2014
      • London, UK
      http://conferences.theiet.org/future-cities/

       Future Intelligent City initiatives are already making a contribution to solving some of the world’s most challenging engineering problems stemming from rapid urbanisation, high energy demand, and increasing/ageing populations, to ensure both economic growth and environmental sustainability.

      Whether you call them Smart Cities, Future Cities, Intelligent Cities or Future Intelligent Cities the aim is the same; to optimise the use of new information and communication advances to improve life in urban environments.

      The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is ideally placed to encourage cross-sector learning among technologists, researchers, engineers, policy professionals and local governments across the IET’s five core sectors, Built Environment, Energy, Transport, Information & Communications and Design & Production.

      This exciting multi-stream conference will provide a platform to promote the technology behind recent and future developments as well as the critical system integration between industry sectors to create that ‘system of systems’ necessary to achieve thriving, sustainable cities with an improved quality of life.

       Get in touch to take part

      The conference programme is currently under construction and further details will follow in due course. In the meantime, if your organisation would like to get involved by speaking and / or supporting this exciting event, please email your suggestions to the Event Producers, Maggie Copping and Ching Wan.

       Calling academia and industry – submit your original R&D or innovative work for a chance to present alongside established invited speakers.

      This is your opportunity to contribute to the programme by telling us about your latest research, development; or case study application relevant to future intelligent cities.

      Abstracts will be peer reviewed and accepted authors will be asked to present at the conference.

       Technical scope

      The organising committee are encouraging authors to submit a 200 word abstract from, but not limited to the following topics and themes:


      • 03 May 2015
      • 07 May 2015
      • La Rochelle, France
      http://www.isgc2015.com/index.php



      " In May 2013, many scientists attended to the 2nd International Symposium on Green Chemistry (ISGC-2). This scientific event was a real success with more than 550 participants (including 21% from industry) from 37 different countries. Through 150 conferences/oral communications and 330 posters, ISGC-2 provided a large focus on the past, future and challenges of Green Chemistry and received fantastic media coverage. ISGC-2 was the international rendez-vous for green chemistry in 2013.

      Under the impulsion of many industrial and academic delegations, we decided to organize a novel edition. In this context, on the behalf of the International Advisory Board, the Organizing Committee warmly invites you to participate to the 3rd International Symposium on Green Chemistry that will be held on May 3rd-7th 2015 in La Rochelle, FRANCE.
      On the continuation of ISGC-2, a key objective of this third edition is to provide an environment that facilitates widespread interdisciplinary communication. To this end, ISGC-2015 should offer to public and private scientists an ideal platform for sharing fundamental knowledge with industrial research and development.

      We hope you will enjoy this unique moment to share your vision about green chemistry with other countries and to contribute to the emergence of new and sustainable processes for a greener world.

      We look forward seeing you at this occasion in this beautiful part of France,

      Sincerely yours."

      François JEROME and Joël BARRAULT / Chairmen of ISGC 2015


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