Topics of the Symposium include, but not limited to, the following.

Presentations on industry case studies as well as new methods and tools are welcome.

Social Perspectives in EcoDesign

  • Social Vision and Scenarios for EcoDesign
    e.g., Sustainable society vision and scenario, Environmental ethics, Eco life style, Environmental education, Human aspects in environmental management, Social impact of emerging technologies, Green innovation strategy, CSR, SDGs(Sustainable Development Goals)
  • Sustainable Social Infrastructure Systems
    e.g., Smart city, Green city, Green building, Green ICT, Energy efficient data center, Smart grid, Sensor- network for environmental monitoring system, Intelligent transportation systems, Advanced storage battery technology, Photovoltaic technology in transportation road
  • Global Issues in EcoDesign
    e.g., Region- and country-specific issues, Transnational end-of- life product flow, Informal recycling in developing countries, Global reverse logistics, Resource depletion problem, COP 21(Paris Agreement)

Product Life Cycle Design and Business Strategy

  • EcoDesign of Products and Life Cycles
    e.g., Development of environmentally conscious products, Life cycle design, Evaluation and case study of EcoDesign, End-of- life strategy, Emerging packaging technology for EcoDesign
  • Sustainable Consumption
    e.g., Social acceptance of green products and services, Environmental consumer behavior, Green marketing
  • Business Innovation
    e.g., Green business design, green servicizing and convergence, Product service system (PSS), Service engineering, Green business diagnosis and forecast, Economic/environmental feasibility study, Eco-efficiency statistics, Low carbon Economy, Circular Economy, Sharing Economy

Sustainability Assessment and Incentives for EcoDesign

  • EcoDesign Policy and Regulations
    e.g., EcoDesign policy principles and application, Extended producer responsibilities, EcoDesign related policy instruments, EcoDesign standard, Product related environmental legislations, Regulation compliance technology
  • Economics of EcoDesign
    e.g., Environmental economics, Material flow cost accounting, Economic impacts of environmental regulations, Input-Output analysis, Emissions trading
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Footprints
    e.g., LCA methodologies, Carbon footprint, Environmental product declaration (EPD), Eco-label, Water footprint

Sustainable Manufacturing and EOL Management

  • Sustainable Manufacturing
    e.g., Cleaner production systems, Industrial ecology, Environmentally friendly microfabrication processes
  • Green Supply Chain Management
    e.g., Green SCM, Life cycle management, Closed-loop supply chain management, Reverse logistics
  • Rare Metal Issue & 3R Technologies
    e.g., Recycling and disassembly, Remanufacturing technologies, Maintenance engineering

Technologies for the Future and Sustainability

  • From Big Data to Smart Data
    e.g., Optimal use of IT resources, Scalable green data centers, End-to- end network efficiency, Local data aggregation
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
    e.g., Intelligent embedded networked devices/systems, How to guide digitalization towards sustainability?
  • Environmental Effects of Latest Technology Trends
    e.g., Self-driving cars, Energy efficient vehicles, Renewable energy, Internet of things technologies, Industry 4.0, 3D printing, Intelligent robots/machines

Organized Sessions

  • Eco-indicators for designers
  • Sustainable Consumption and Production in the context of Asia
  • Energy System Design
  • Circular Economy and BOP (Bottom of the Pyramid)
  • Challenges and Solutions for Implementing PSS for Sustainability