Information for Authors

The Electronics Goes Green 2020 conference will now be an on-demand virtual event of pre-recorded presentations combined with a live event on September 1, 2020.

What does that mean for you as presenters?

Full paper submission
Once you have confirmed to the organizers that you are onboard with the online format of the conference, the full paper is the next thing on your Electronics Goes Green to-do list! Please use the template provided. The minimum paper length for short contributions is 4 pages, for full contributions it is 5 pages. The maximum length for all papers is 8 pages. Please upload your finished paper both as a .docx-file and a pdf into your ConfTool account.

Author guidelines and full paper template:

EGG2020 Guide for authors.docx (word doc. /28KB)

EGG2020_Paper_Template_for_Authors.docx (word doc. / 41KB)

The upload deadline for the full paper is July 09, 2020

Conference System

Pre-recorded video presentation
We kindly ask you to submit an audio/video presentation of your work. Taking the participants through your slides in a recorded presentation will allow you to explain your work in greater detail and make it a more personal and engaging experience for the attendees, hopefully similar to the live event we had planned. Whether you appear personally in the video, or whether the video contains only the slides accompanied by audio will be your choice. Full oral presentation slots are 20-25 minute in length, short oral presentation should be no longer than 10 minutes.

The submission instructions for presenters and the infrastructure to present and upload your presentation are available on our website (, together with a manual of different recording options. As the presentations are on-demand, not live, you can review and re-record your presentation until you are satisfied with the quality.

Please note that you need to be registered for the conference in order to log into the system, using your ConfTool username and password. In case of problems please contact Ajda and Martina at the conference office (

The upload deadline for the video presentation is August 13, 2020

Important Dates 2020

  • July 09, 2020 - deadline extended
    Paper submission and authors registration deadline
  • August 13, 2020
    Upload deadline for the video presentation
  • August 20, 2020
    Start of online conference: on-demand presentations available, take questions to authors
  • August 21 - 28, 2020
    Virtual interactive workshops
  • September 01, 2020
    Live day of online conference with keynotes, live sessions, podium discussion, Q&A, networking in a virtual venue

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