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Abstract submission ends August 31, 2016
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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
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
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2017
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.
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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February 19-22, 2017
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