The conference encompasses a broad spectrum of sustainable design and manufacturing related subjects. The following list provides examples of applicable topics; however, the list is not meant to exclude other applicable areas.
Generic Topics of Interest
Sustainable Products and Processes
Eco-design and eco-innovation, closed-loop design, design for environment/sustainability, environmentally conscious manufacturing processes and products, energy, resource management and efficiency, sustainable manufacturing processes, re-manufacturing, recycling and design for assembly/disassembly.
Sustainable Manufacturing Systems and Enterprises
Product life cycle management, end-of-life strategies, energy management and efficiency improvement of manufacturing systems, predictive maintenance and service for sustainable manufacturing, green supply chains, green logistics, sustainable business models, sustainable factory, societal impact of manufacturing systems, policy aspects of sustainable manufacturing.
Decision Support Tools for Sustainability
Life cycle assessment of manufacturing processes and products, intelligent decision support for sustainable manufacturing, virtual and collaborative environments for sustainability, user/consumer behavioural models, information management/product life cycle management, prognostics, intelligent decision support for sustainable manufacturing including expert systems, knowledge-based systems, knowledge discovery and data mining, knowledge representation and management, pervasive sensing, context-aware systems, mobile computing and systems, machine learning, virtual reality, intelligent information management.
Cardiff, Wales, UK
28-30 April 2014