lunes, 19 de enero de 2015

ISWA Beacon Conference on Final Sinks - From Product Design to Clean Cycles and Safe Final Sinks

Call for Abstracts

We are pleased to announce the 3rd International Conference on Final Sinks - from product design to clean cycles and safe final sinks held in Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C  on August 23-26, 2015.
The conference is jointly organized by the National Taiwan University, Vienna University of Technology, International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Kyoto University.
Final sinks have become a critical issue for sustainable material use. For sustainable materials management, we need a broader understanding and new solutions for the production, management and disposal of harmful and non-recyclable materials. Extending the scope from the 1st and 2nd Final Sink Conferences, this meeting will address wider topics, including:
* Methodologies to follow materials through the economy
* Design of products and systems in view of clean cycles and final sinks
* Extended producer responsibility
* Cross-countries supply chain materials management
* Waste management focusing on clean cycles
* Management of safe final sinks for conventional and nuclear wastes
* The role of WTE and landfills as sinks
* Novel utilizations of sink capacity and stocks
The competition for sinks
Socio-economic issues related to materials uses
Assessment methods for evaluation of sink services and constraints
Be an integral part of this conference and SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT:
Both theoretical analyses as well as case studies focusing on the issue of sinks in the widest sense are welcome.
Please note that the deadline for abstract submission is March 1, 2015.
Please click here to view further details.
Please visit the conference website ( or contact the Conference Secretariat ( for the latest information.
Sincerely Yours,
Professor Hwong-Wen Ma, National Taiwan University
Professor Paul H. Brunner, Vienna University of Technology