We invite you to submit papers for a special session we organize on
"Sustainable Design of Industrial Systems"
as a part of IDETC 2011 (International Design Engineering Technical
Conferences) http://www.asmeconferences.org/IDETC2011/and especially 37th DAC Design Automation Conference that will be held
during August 28 - 31, 2011 in Washington DC
Call for papers is available at
Important dates :
February 11, 2011 for abstract submission (mandatory)
February 18, 2011 for the full papers submission.
To submit a paper, follow the instructions at
http://www.asmeconferences.org/idetc2011/ and send also a copy to
bernard.yannou (at) ecp.fr
The sustainable design of products and services is become a major concern of
companies. Design departments are now accustomed to consider by advance the
whole lifecycle of a product to develop in terms of environmental, social
and economical impacts. But Life Cycle Analysis practices have well
highlighted that it is not that trivial to lower environmental impacts of a
product since it is also easy to degrade at the same time other properties
of sustainability in the production plant perimeter, in the supply chain
system or in the user habits ecosystem.
Sustainable design appeals to model design issues in a more systemic way,
requestioning several times which perimeter of study and which functional
(or service) unit are the most relevant for comparing environmental, social
and economical properties.
The ASME Design Automation Committee and the Session Organizers invite
papers focused on sustainable deign (modeling, simulating, optimizing,
evaluating, deciding) in a more systemic way out of the perimeter
traditionally devoted to the sole design process.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to :
Ecodesign of complex systems (ecodesigning subsystems and the whole
Defining functional (or service) units and perimeter of study for
considering sustainability properties
Functional sales and sustainability of new business models
Including externality cost models into value chains
Integrating more recycled materials into bills of materials
Concurrent optimization of product architecture and supply scenarios
(supplier selection and logistics)
Industrial ecology (locally reusing waste materials as design constraints)
Influence of the green purchasing in the design activity
Influence of environmental regulations in the company offer portfolio
Adaptation of the industrial system, offer and communication to the
increasing consumer awareness of sustainable issues
Better modeling user/consumer behaviors along the product lifecycle for
better predicting energy consumption, product maintenance, product renewal
(product life duration) and, consequently, environmental impacts
This session is not limited to mechanical or mechatronical products but also
open to any categories of product-services such as : buildings, agrifood,
packaging, home appliances, electronics.
Bernard Yannou - Professor in Design Engineering
Head of MSc in Industrial Engineering - Last-year Minor in Design &
Devlopment of Innovative Systems
Design Management Research Group
Ecole Centrale Paris
Laboratoire Génie Industriel (LGI) - Industrial Engineering Lab.
Grande Voie des Vignes - F92290 Châtenay-Malabry - France
Tel : (33) 1 41 13 15 21 - Fax (33) 1 41 13 12 72 - Mobile (33) 6 64 25 96 59