Building on the success of the 2016 conference held at Grand Hotel San Michele Cetraro, Italy, and that of the 2018 conference held at Comwell Borupgaard, Denmark, this third iteration of the conference will bring together a wide range of delegates from different scientific areas thereby taking a multi-disciplinary approach to assessment of waste and residual resources management in the framework of future sustainable economy.
The conference focuses on methodologies and tools, such as Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Life Cycle Costing (LCC) and Social Life Cycle Assessment (S-LCA), which allow a fair and reliable comparison between the performances of different waste and residual resource management solutions. Methodological developments related to these approaches will be taken into account together with important case studies.
The program includes keynote speakers, thematic sessions, workshops, and poster sessions. The intention is to stimulate fruitful discussions on innovative ideas and directions to be pursued in future research activities, as well as how these approaches can be transferred to practical application in society.
List of Topics
- LCA/LCC/S-LCA of municipal and industrial waste management scenarios
- LCA/LCC/S-LCA of the management of specific waste streams in a circular economy perspective
- LCA/LCC/S-LCA of waste prevention initiatives and product design in a circular economy perspective
- LCA/LCC/S-LCA of specific/novel waste technologies and their integration into connected systems (e.g. energy and transport)
- Life Cycle Engineering and Sustainable Manufacturing
- Methodological developments in relation to sustainability assessment for waste management and re-source optimization
- Effects of legislation and policy on future waste management criteria in a life cycle perspective.
Those who registered for the original conference dates in 2020 will have their fees credited to the rescheduled conference. For others, the registration will open again in late 2021 or early 2022.
Call for Abstracts
One-page abstract should be submitted as soon as possible and no later than the deadline noted below.
The abstract should include both the significance of the research as well as results that will be discussed in order to allow a scientific assessment of the work by the organizers. Please indicate the topic for which you are submitting your abstract.
This conference will follow the typical ECI conference format, consisting of planned morning and late afternoon / early evening sessions with sufficient free time to be used for ad hoc sessions, networking and discussions among the participants and for small group specific activities.
All persons whose abstracts are accepted will be required to give an oral presentation (that will be of approximately ten minutes) and to prepare a poster for discussion at the poster session during the evening. This will allow intensive discussion of the technical materials presented.
Deadline for abstract submission: Coming Soon!
Supported by Professors Arena and Barlaz, as co- Editors-in-Chiefs of the Waste Management journal, a selection of the best contributions presented at the Conference will be invited to submit manuscripts for a special issue in the Waste Management journal, focused on a topic close to those of the conference. In any case, this special issue will be open to contrbutions from outside the conference.
Grand Hotel San Michele, Contrada Bosco, 8
87022 Cetraro , Italy