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IJAT Vol.16 No.6, November 5, 2022

Special Issue on Design and Manufacturing for Environmental Sustainability

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2022 April 29, 2022 [Extended!]
Editors: Prof. Dr. Yasushi Umeda, The University of Tokyo, Japan
More details: IJATVol.16No.6CFP_EcoDesign.pdf.pdf
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Recent trends, such as the trend toward carbon neutrality and toward a circular economy, indicate that it is increasingly crucial to include environmental sustainability in design and manufacturing. In design, this includes ecodesign, life cycle design, scenario design, service design, and design for X, such as remanufacturing, refurbishment, repair, and direct reuse (RRRDR). It also includes maintenance, upgrades, recycling, disassembly, and inspection. In manufacturing, it includes sustainable manufacturing, carbon neutralization, reduced energy and/or resource consumption, and sustainable value chain management.

The aim of this special issue is to bring together the latest research and practical case studies on design and manufacturing for environmental sustainability, especially those that deal with a holistic view of technology, business, legislation, energy, resources, infrastructures, and customer behavior. Papers ranging from theory to applications and case studies are welcomed. Topics of interest in this special issue include but are not limited to the following.

* Design for sustainability: ecodesign, life cycle design, scenario design, product service system design, design for XaaS, and design for X
* Manufacturing aspects of sustainability: sustainable manufacturing, carbon neutralization in manufacturing, reduced energy and/or resource consumption, digital transformation in manufacturing, and sustainable value chain management
* Business and social aspects of sustainability: SDGs, circular economy, ecobusiness planning, product service system business, sharing business, and environmental legislation
* Planning and design of sustainable infrastructure systems: “smart” cities, zero energy buildings, circular economy platforms, and sensor-networks for environmental monitoring
* Scenario planning and/or analysis for sustainability
* Energy management and new energy technologies

[Special announcement for EcoDesign 2021 speakers]
We cannot accept manuscripts that appear in the Springer E-book unless they have been significantly altered. However, we can accept manuscripts that appear only in the Proceedings of EcoDesign 2021.

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