Ecodesign 2019 participants

Report from EcoDesign2019 in Yokohama

​The 11th International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing (EcoDesign 2019) took place in Yokohama, Japan, 25-27 November 2019. This 3-days event celebrated the 20th anniversary of the symposium which was first held in Tokyo in 1999.
EcoDesign logoThe EcoDesign symposium promotes environmentally conscious design of products, services, manufacturing systems, supply chain, consumption, and society. It provides a platform for experts from industry, academia, research institutes, consulting, and government to share state-of-the-art research and practices in EcoDesign.
 
Keynote speakers at the event included Andrew Morlet (Chief Executive Officer, Ellen MacArthur Foundation), Kazumi Hanada (Corporate Vice President, RICOH Industry Co., Ltd.), and Fabrice Mathieux (Directorate-General Joint Research Centre - JRC, Sustainable Resources Directorate, European Commission).
 
This event also benefited from a strong Swedish presence with researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Lund University, Linköping University, and RISE IVF who chaired and presented their work on the topics of cyber-physical production systems, circular economy in the manufacturing industry, product service system design, circular consumption and use perspectives.
 

Chalmers contributed to the event through two organised sessions:

  • 'Embedding Sustainability in Cyber-Physical Production Systems' chaired by Mélanie Despeisse
  • 'Circular Consumption and Use Perspectives' chaired by Anneli Selvefors
… and five papers presented at the EcoDesign 2019:
  • Arpita Chari - Stakeholders’ Influence towards Sustainability Transition in Textile Industries
  • Ninan Theradapuzha Mathew - Environmental and Economic Impacts of Biofouling on Marine and Coastal Heat Exchangers
  • Xiaoxia Chen - The Environmental Implications of Digitalization in Manufacturing: A Case Study
  • Clarissa  González - State-of-the-Art on Product-Service Systems and Digital Technologies
  • Oskar Rexfelt - A Toolkit for Designing Products and Services Fit for Circular Consumption
All five papers will be included in the proceedings published by Springer after the symposium.
 
Text: Mélanie Despeisse

Published: Wed 27 Nov 2019.