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[GreenYes] The Râ07 World Congress

The Râ07 World Congress promotes innovative technologies and frameworks to
improve material and energy efficiencies in the production, use, and recycling
of materials

Call for Papers Aims and Scope
Râ07 addresses experts from science and engineering, from supply and
recycling industries, from public authorities and international organizations in
order to stimulate closer cooperation of the various disciplines and
stakeholders across the materials life cycle.It aims to improve material and energy
efficiencies in industry, including energy supply, cement and building materials,
metallurgical, chemical, glass, pulp and paper, machinery, the automobile
and electronic industries as well as activities of collection, sorting, further
treatment and final disposal of post-consumer material. Environmental issues
will be addressed where they are related to improving materials and energy
efficiency and minimizing disposal, including the integration of renewable
energy and biomass into the production chain.

Râ07, organized by Empa Materials Science and Technology in cooperation with
the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW), is the 8th event in the
bi-annual Râ World Congress series. Venue Râ07 will take place at the Congress
Center of Davos, Switzerland, Europeâs highest altitude holiday
and congress town. The Congress Center has been the home of the World
Economic Forum for many years. Types of Contributionsâ Oral presentations (15 Min
plus discussion)â Poster presentations (90 x 120 cm)â Contributions to
Workshops The scientific committee will decide upon acceptance of a contribution
and will select it as an oral or poster presentation. The panel may also assign
submitted contributions to specific workshops.

Deadline for the submission of abstracts: November 15, 2006
âNotification of acceptance or non-acceptance: February 2007
â Publication of preliminary program:March 2007
â Registration deadline for authors:March 31, 2007â Deadline for the
submission of full papers or posters: May 15, 2007
â R07 World Congress: September 3-5, 2007

Topics of Interest
Technology Development
â Materials and Energy Efficiency in Process Engineering
â Materials Recycling and Re-Integration in Manufacturing Industry
â Materials and Energy Recovery from Post-consumer Wasteâ Separation
Technologies and their Energy Efficiency
â Input/Output Control and Secondary Materials Quality Assurance
â Safe and Environmentally Sound Disposal Closed-loop Economy
â Design for Recycling, Product-Service Systems, Dematerialization
â Secondary Materials and their Markets
â Supply Chains and Transport Demand, Waste Collection Logistics
â Resource Statistics, Material Flow Analysis,Information Systems
â Life Cycle Assessment, Modeling, Simulation
Political and Legal Frameworks
â Recycling Schemes and Incentive Structures
â Urban Development, Site Selection, Industrial Networks
â International Trade Policy and Material Flows
â The Social Compatibility of Recycling Systems
â Training and Education for Saving Resources

Submission Procedure
Papers of either theoretical or applied nature can be submitted online by
using the ÂAbstract Submission form provided at the Congress Website:
_www.r07.orgContributions_ (http://www.r07.orgContributions) should clearly address
one of the topics of interest listed below and should not have been previously
presented at international conferences or published in international
journals. Contributions from emerging economies are particularly welcome. Final
acceptance of any contribution requires registration of the author to the
The conference language is English.
Scientific Committeeâ Prof. Dr. Lorenz Hilty, Empa, Technology and Society
Lab, Switzerland (Chairman)â Richard Anthony, Richard Anthony Associates, USAâ
Conrad M. Bader, ISWA Switzerland and Von Roll Umwelttechnik AG, Switzerland
â Dr. Peter Baumgartner, Office for Environmental
Protection and Nature Conservation of the Canton of Grisons, Switzerlandâ
Prof. Renato Bonora PhD, University of Padua, Dipartimento di Processi Chimici
dellâIngegneria, Italyâ Hans de Groot, TNO Science and Industry, The
Netherlandsâ Prof. Dr. Enrico Drioli, Institute on Membrane Technology, Italyâ Dr.
Xaver Edelmann, Empa, Information, Reliability and Simulation Technology,
Switzerlandâ Prof. Jess Everett PhD , Rowan University, USAâ Prof. Dr. Martin
FÃhr, Sonderforschungsgruppe Institutionenanalyse, Social and Cultural
Studies, University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Germanyâ Gerry Gillespie,
Department of Environment and Conservation â New South Wales, Australiaâ Dr.
Christian HagelÃken, Umicore Precious Metals Refining, Germanyâ Prof. Dr. Stefanie
Hellweg, ETH ZÃrich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Switzerlandâ Dr.
Christoph Herrmann, Technical University Braunschweig, IWF, and KERP Center
of Excellence, Germany and Austriaâ Prof. Edgar Hertwich PhD, Norwegian
University of Science and Technology, Industrial Ecology Program, Norwayâ Prof.
Dr. Konstantinos Karatzas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of
Mechanical Engineering, Greeceâ Dr. Florian Kongoli, Flogen Technologies
Inc., Canadaâ Prof. Dr. Christian Ludwig, PSI, General Energy Research
Department, Laboratory for Energy and Materials Cycles, Switzerlandâ Dr. Neil Mayne,
Belgiumâ Prof. Luciano Morselli, University of Bologna, Dipartimento di Chimica
Industriale e dei Materiali, Italyâ Prof. Dr. Lothar Reh, Switzerlandâ
Prof. Markus Reuter PhD, University of Melbourne, Department of Chemical
Engineering, Australiaâ Prof. Dr. Philipp Rudolf von Rohr, ETH ZÃrich, Institute of
Process Engineering, Switzerlandâ Dr. Arthur Ruf, SATW, Swiss Academy of
Engineering Sciences, Switzerland â Dr. Ivan Sarwar, Foundation âApplied
Researches and Social Supportâ, Ukraineâ Dr. Satyawati Sharma, CRDT, Indian
Institute of Technology Delhi, Indiaâ Dr. Vinod Kumar Sharma, ENEA (Italian Agency
for New Technology, Energy and the Environment), Solar Thermal Laboratory and
Biomass Division, Italyâ Dr. Franz-Georg Simon, Federal Institute for
Materials Research, Germanyâ Dr. Samuel Stucki, PSI, Laboratory for Energy and
Materials Cycles, Switzerlandâ William Worrell, San Luis Obispo County Integrated
Waste Management Authority, USAâ Christian Zurbrugg, Eawag, Sandec (Department
of Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries), Switzerland

Global economic growth under the condition of limited raw material and
energy resources requires technological and institutional innovations for the
materials life cycle. High recovery rates of materials from pre- and
post-consumer wastes, their optimal re-integration into various industrial production
chains and high energy efficiency in all phases of the life cycle are
prerequisites for sustainable development. Therefore, optimal solutions for the
trade-off between closing material loops and saving energy for processing and
transport have to be found. This may involve integrated resource management and
improved information processing, as well as innovation at the level of
technological processes, products, product-service systems, and institutional
frameworks. The Râ07 World Congress is the best place to exchange ideas about
technologies and frameworks for sustainable material life cycles.
Organization Chair of Steering Committee Dr. Xaver Edelmann, Empa
_xaver.edelmann@no.address (mailto:xaver.edelmann@no.address) of Scientific
CommitteeProf. Dr. Lorenz Hilty, Empa
_lorenz.hilty@no.address (mailto:lorenz.hilty@no.address)
SecretariatMaria SchÃnenberger and Therese Bracher _R07@no.address
(mailto:R07@no.address) Akademie der Technischen
WissenschaftenAcadÃmie suisse des sciences techniquesAccademia svizzera delle scienze
tecnicheSwiss Academy of Engineering SciencesOrganized in cooperation withSwiss
Academy of Engineering Scienceswww.satw.chCongress

San Diego, California

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