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Meet speakers and presenters who are successful innovators in their respective field.

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ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM

With impending and burgeoning societal challenges affecting both developed and emerging nations, the global engineering community has a responsibility and an opportunity to truly make a difference by contributing to sustainable development through engineering solutions. This symposium will focus on approaches for providing the resources and materials needed to meet basic societal needs in critical areas of minerals and metals, energy, water, transportation and housing through the circular economy, which is an alternative to a traditional linear economy (make, use, dispose).

In the circular economy resources are used for as long as possible with the goal of extracting maximum value from them while in use. And, at the end of service life, they are recovered, reused, recycled, or stockpiled until economically viable recycling technologies are available. The importance of recycling resource efficiency and intersecting life cycles will be examined for materials and manufacturing sustainability within areas of societal need.

The Organizing Committee for the Engineering Solutions for Sustainability: Materials and Resources (ESS: M&R 3) has released a call for papers for the upcoming “Towards a Circular Economy” symposium/workshop. A circular economy has been defined as “an alternative to a traditional linear economy (make, use, dispose) in which we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, and then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of each service life.”*

Submissions are invited on pertinent topics with a focus on the circular economy, including the following:

  • Basics of a circular economy and an integrated materials and energy flow

    • Raw material and energy inputs

    • Efficient raw materials and energy production and delivery

    • Materials and energy efficient design

  • Feasible engineering solutions to address challenges and improve effectiveness

    • “Low-waste” production, remanufacturing, management and resource recovery

    • Enhanced distribution systems for input materials and energy, manufactured goods, and materials recovery and reuse

    • Addressing challenges of use, consumption, reuse, repair and waste

    • Improved waste collection and recycling systems

    • Performance metrics

  • Interdependence of sectors and vision for sustainable development

    • Cross-sectoral flows and linkages

    • Water-land-energy nexus and bridging philosophical gaps

    • Effective public policy measures

    • Education and research

    • Integration of sustainability in an organization's business plan

  • Case studies from energy and mineral fuels, industrial minerals, stone and aggregates, chemicals, metals, food, bio-based materials, and other industries

KEY DATES

August 31, 2016 -  Abstracts due

September 30, 2016 -  Acceptance letters

January 15, 2017 - Draft paper due

February 18-19, 2017 - Symposium/Workshop

May 1, 2017 - Final proceedings manuscript due

August 1, 2017 - Proceedings published and available

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Please make sure to include the following when submitting your abstract:

  • Abstract title
  • Authors' names & contact Information (email, phone, etc.)
  • 100 word abstract
  • Brief bio of primary/presenting author
  • If available, primary/presenting author headshot

SUBMIT ABSTRACT

Please submit your abstract, authors' contact information, biography and headshot using the online abstract submission form.

For questions regarding abstract submission, please contact Michele Lawrie-Munro at lawriemunro@aimehq.org

Accepted file types include Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx) and PDF. Accepted image file types include PNG and JPEG.

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2017

  • Presented Papers
  • Breakouts
  • Wrap-up

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2017

  • Plenaries and Presented Papers
  • Networking Reception
    Poster Session

Sponsorships play an important role in making the Engineering Solutions for Sustainability: Materials and Resources (ESS: M&R 3) Symposium a success. This innovative symposium is a prime opportunity to show your support of the industry and to meet your organization's marketing goals.

Sponsorship Inquiry

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, click on Sponsorship Inquiry and complete the sponsorship form. The Symposium Sponsorship Coordinator will contact you directly about available opportunities.

 The 2017 SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA’s 119th National Western Mining Conference provides a forum for more than 6,300 industry professionals, from across the world, to share innovative ideas, best practices and cutting-edge research in more than 100 sessions, along with an expansive marketplace of more than 600 exhibiting companies.  

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