Call for Contributions

Abstract Submission now open!

Please upload your 400-word-abstract including one (optional) figure exclusively via our online system https://www.conftool.org/egg2020
Deadline for abstract submission: February 17, 2020.

Important dates

  • Abstract submission opens: January 10, 2020
  • Abstract submission deadline: February 17, 2020
  • Publication of preliminary program & start of online registration: May 29, 2020
  • Paper submission deadline & end of early bird: June 25, 2020

List of Topics

  • Digitalization and the Environment: The footprint of digitalization and sustainability of apps and applications
  • The role of advanced ICT and electronics in the transformation of the mobility sector: e-mobility, autonomous vehicles, smart transportation
  • 5G roll-out: State of play, technologies, energy consumption and sustainability
  • Environmental effects of technologies and materials
  • Environmental effects of maturing technologies, such as Internet of Things, wearables, conformable electronics
  • Product design solutions for resource efficiency: Decreasing material intensity, toxicity and criticality
  • Reducing the footprint of semiconductors, passive components, packaging technologies and printed circuit boards: Designs, processes, materials
  • Global policy update: Substance regulations (RoHS, REACh, CLP, POP), energy consumption, ecodesign / ErP, EEE / ELV and waste battery management, implications of Brexit
  • Best practice for global environmental policy alignment, legal compliance and market surveillance
  • Lifetime extension through reliability and robustness: Modelling, simulation, tests, standardization
  • Conflict-free and fair trade electronics: Initiatives, criteria, materials and sourcing examples, verification, consumer perception
  • Data management and traceability along the supply chain: Cooperation for environmental footprints and material declarations
  • Chemicals management: Company policies, risk assessment, substitution
  • Smart batteries: Power management, state-of-health data, technologies
  • Energy efficiency of ICT and consumer electronics, appliances and networks
  • Data centers: Innovative solutions to reduce energy and material intensity
  • Software-hardware interaction: Defining and programming green software
  • Measuring material efficiency: Implementing EN 4555x and alternative approaches
  • Innovation in product use: Enabling prosumers, sharing economy case studies, consumer research findings
  • Rebound kills the Paris Agreement: Consumption trends and counter-measures in a steadily more efficient economy
  • From a Circular Economy to a Circular Society: Societal transformation paths, sufficiency, and degrowth
  • Obsolescence: Management processes, technical and legal issues
  • Repair, reuse, upgrade and remanufacture of products and production tools: Addressing design, technological and economic challenges
  • The Urban Mine: Exploration still pending? Latest progress in collection, sorting, pretreatment and recycling of metals from EEE
  • Plastics go circular: Policy, design and recycling challenges to keep polymers from EEE in the loop
  • Life Cycle Assessment of electronics: Tools, databases, case studies, policy alignment and methodology advancements
  • Business models for a Circular Economy: Case studies from start-ups to global players

We invite presentations on new methods, tools and industry case studies on all of the above topics. Please contact us, if you would like to submit for related topics, which are not covered.


Publication policy

  • Submitted papers will be distributed online before and during the conference
  • All submissions under non-exclusive copyright
  • Paper length 5-8 pages both for oral presentations and poster presentations
  • Optional publication of submitted papers via IEEE Xplore after the conference (repository with doi)
  • The official language for all presentations is English

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