General Track Sessions

Papers on topics of general relevance to the conference defined in the Conference Scope should be submitted to the conference (via the PROSE online submission and review system) for inclusion in the General Sessions or Tracks.

When submitting a paper, the submitting author must select the Track from a list to be supplied which best relates to the contents of the paper, and submit the paper to that track. Each Track has a Track Chair, who has responsibility for papers in a specific technical area. The Track Chairs are responsible for overseeing the review process for papers within their specialism.

Generic Topics

Track Title
Track Chair
Generic Topics
G01 Sustainable Design, Innovation and Services
Closed-loop manufacturing; closed-loop design; education for sustainable value creation, leverage for sustainable manufacturing; DfX (design for life-cycle) - manufacturing, assembly, testing, use, 6R approach for closed-loops; design for environment; closed-loop design; eco-design and eco-innovation; design thinking for sustainability; design innovation for sustainable city, transportation, water and food security; sustainable product and service modelling; product services systems.
Dr Joanna Helman
Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland

G02 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.
Dr Andrew Rees
University of Swansea, UK

G03 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.
Dr Mariusz Cholewa
Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland

G04 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.
Dr Christian Wogerer
Profactor, Austria

** PLEASE NOTE: We may re-allocate papers submitted to a General track to a more appropriate track or Special Session if we feel it necessary.