Important dates

  • detailed Call for Contributions: December 20, 2019
  • 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

Authors instructions

Please upload your submission exclusively via our online system on this website, which will be launched in January 2020. We will provide you with a template and authors instructions during the publication of detailed Call for Contributions.

List of Topics

  • Digitalization and the Environment: The footprint of digitalization and sustainability of apps and applications
  • The sustainability 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 emerging 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 environmental 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 enhanced 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

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