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SDM 2016 : Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2016


When Apr 4, 2016 - Apr 6, 2016
Where Chania, Greece
Submission Deadline Nov 2, 2015
Notification Due Dec 18, 2015
Final Version Due Jan 8, 2016
Categories    susatainability   design   manufacturing   engineering

Call For Papers

Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2016
4th - 6th April 2016 at the Akali Hotel, Chania, Greece

***Paper submission deadline EXTENDED to November 20th 2015

The Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2016 (SDM16) conference
will encompass both theoretical and applied research in a series of topic
areas applicable to sustainable design and manufacturing. SDM16 consists
of keynote talks, invited sessions and workshops. It will also provide
excellent opportunities for networking.

The conference proceedings will be published by Springer as book chapters
in a volume of the KES Smart Innovation Systems and Technologies series,
submitted for indexing in Scopus and Thomson-Reuters Conference Proceedings
Citation Index (CPCI) and the Web of Science.

Conference Scope

The conference will focus on these key areas:

Sustainable Design, Innovation and Services

Ecodesign and eco-innovation; closed-loop design; design for environment;
design for social sustainability; sustainable innovation; DfX (for lifecycle) -
manufacturing, assembly, testing, use, recycling, etc; sustainable product
and service modelling; design thinking for sustainability; design innovation
for sustainable city, transportation, water and food security.

Sustainable Manufacturing Processes and Technology

Environmentally conscious manufacturing processes; energy and resource
efficiency and effectiveness in advanced manufacturing processes (e.g.,
RP/additive/layered manufacturing, micro and nanomachining, laser-based
manufacturing); sustainable manufacturing processes; re-manufacturing
processes and techniques; technology for waste recovery.

Sustainable Manufacturing Systems and Enterprises

Product life cycle management; end-of-life strategies; energy management
and efficiency improvement for production systems; predictive maintenance
and service for sustainable manufacturing; sustainable supply chains and
green logistics; sustainable business models; green factory; societal impact
of manufacturing systems; policy aspects of sustainable manufacturing.

Decision Support for Sustainability

Life cycle assessment and costing; intelligent decision support methods and
tools for sustainable manufacturing; value mapping and assessment for
sustainable manufacturing and society; diagnosis and prognostics; virtual
and collaborative environment for sustainability; user behaviour models for
sustainability; system thinking for sustainability.

Invited Sessions And Workshops

An invited session consists of a presentation session of 6 to 12 or more papers
on a specific conference topic, organised as half or full day mini-conference. We
invite senior scientists who have a special interest in a specific conference topic
to take responsibility for an invited session, gathering papers from a range of
research expertise around the world. If you would like to arrange an Invited Session
please contact Prof. Rossi Setchi at and include: as a CC.

Here are the Invited Session approved so far:

IS01: Design for Additive Manufacture
IS02: Sustainability and resilience in agri-food supply chains
IS03: Eco-Design through Systematic Innovation
IS04: Redistributed manufacturing for resilience and sustainability
IS05: UK-China Forum on Innovation for Green Manufacturing

More details can be found here:

Dates and Deadlines

General Sessions

Submission of papers: EXTENDED 20 November 2015
Notification of acceptance: 18 December 2015
Authors to upload final publication files by: 8th January 2016

Invited Sessions and Workshops

Proposal for Invited Sessions/Workshops: Continue to Submit
Session/Workshop Chair sets submission deadlines
Receipt of publication files: 31 December 2015

Early / Authors Registration Deadline: 18 December 2015


The conference will take place in Chania, on the beautiful island of Crete, Greece.
Chania is one of the most beautiful cities in Greece and thought by many to be the
most picturesque. Chania is a bustling city with both old and modern sections famed
for the Venetian Harbour, the old port, the narrow shopping streets and waterfront
restaurants. The town, built along a stunning harbor with the bluest seas, is like a
museum of cultures that have at one point or another occupied the city, leaving
magnificent traces of their power and glory.


Honorary Chair:
Prof. Dr. I. S. Jawahir
James F. Hardymon Chair in Manufacturing Systems
University of Kentucky, USA

General Co-Chairs:
Dr. Ying Liu, Cardiff University, UK
Prof. Rossi Setchi, Cardiff University, UK

Executive Chair:
Prof. Robert J. Howlett, Bournemouth University, UK

Programme Chair:
Dr. Peter Theobald, Cardiff University, UK

Co-Chairs of the Organising Committee:
Mr. Andrew Hopkins, Cardiff University, UK
Prof. Nikolaos Bilalis, University of Crete, Greece

General Track Chairs:
Track 1: Dr. Leila Sheldrick, Loughborough University, UK
Track 2: Dr. Peter Ball, Cranfield University, UK
Track 3: Dr. Daniel Eyers, Cardiff University, UK
Track 4: Dr. Nancy Bocken, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Publicity Chairs
Dr. Nikolaos Tapoglou, Cranfield University, UK
Dr. Bryony DuPont, Oregon State University, USA
Prof. Huajun Cao, Chongqing University, China

Publication Chairs
Dr. Lei Shi, University of Bristol
Dr. Johnson Lim, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia

Further Information

You can also follow @SusDesMan and @KESIntl on Twitter for updates.

Are you running an EU project? - KES International organises a variety of conferences
which could incorporate a workshop on your project. Your results would be brought
to the attention of an international audience and the event would be managed by the
team at KES International. If you would like further information on the services we
offer please email:

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