The Student Chapter of International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) is pleased to announce the first Symposium on Industrial Ecology for Young Professionals (SIEYP). This symposium is specifically designed for young professionals including graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. The primary goal of this symposium is to provide an opportunity for young professionals who perform research in the area of industrial ecology (IE) to present their ongoing research, receive constructive feedback, and network with senior professionals in their fields. In particular, the event will enable young professionals, especially those in the U.S., to establish a national network of IE researchers for ongoing exchange and future collaborations.
The symposium, held at Arizona State University on May 17, 2009, immediately precedes the joint international conference for the IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology (ISSST '09, formally the annual International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment) and the annual International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS '09) at the same location. The focuses of both events are closely related to IE.
The symposium is free of charge. The focus of this symposium is the research and application of IE which covers a wide range of sustainability. The topics focused in the symposium will be based on the young professionals' research in the areas of IE, such as material and substance flow analysis (MFA/SFA), life cycle assessment and management (LCA/LCM), design for environment, resource productivity, energy efficiency, and industrial symbiosis. Conference program with authors' name and presentation titles will be posted on ISIE Student Chapter website.
Call for Papers: The symposium will feature one keynote speaker, paper, and poster presentations. Young professionals all over the world are invited to submit papers describing research, applications, tools, and case studies addressing the issues in the field of IE. Approximately 30 minutes will be provided for each paper presentation, including questions and responses. Authors will also be chosen to present a poster rather than an oral presentation.
Eligibility: The first author must be either a graduate student or post-doctoral researcher within two years after his or her Ph.D.
Submission of Abstracts: Prospective authors should submit an extended abstract of 800-1000 words clearly explaining the subject, originality, and relevance to the symposium on or before January 31, 2009 [extended from December 14, 2008]. Extended abstracts will be reviewed by the Technical Committee which is composed by senior professionals and student representatives. Abstracts submitted to this symposium can be the same as those submitted to the ISSST '09 or ISTAS '09 conferences. Authors selected for presentation will be notified by February 20, 2009 [updated].
Abstracts and enquiries should be sent to SIEYP2009@gmail.com
Information about the symposium can be obtained from the ISIE Student Chapter website http://www.isiestudents.com/
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Financial Support: With the generous support of the U.S. National Science Foundation, we are delighted to offer financial aid to participants of the first Symposium on Industrial Ecology for Young Professionals. Application guidelines can be downloaded through the following links.
2009 SIEYP CONFERENCE COMMITTEE:
Ming Xu (Arizona State University)
Vered Doctori-Blass (UC Santa Barbara)