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20th International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering


12.10.2012 – Conferenza CIRP LCE 2013 – 17-19 Aprile 2013 presso il Orchard Hotel, Singapore


Singapore, a city filled with great diversity and culture, will host the 20th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) in 2013. The Singapore Institute of Manufacture Technoloy (SIMTech), a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), will co-organise this conference with the National University of Singapore (NUS).
The theme for the 20th CIRP International Conference will be ‘Re-engineering Manufacturing for Sustainability’ – moving our manufacturing towards zero environmental burdens. The main objective of this 3-day event is to facilitate interaction between the academia and industrial experts around the world, initiate discussions on recent growing trends in life cycle engineering and sustainable manufacturing.



1. Design Methodologies

– Closed-loop Design and Closed-loop Economy
– Design for Assembly/ Disassembly/ Manufacturing/ Recycling
– Design for Environment/ Sustainability
– Eco-Design and Eco-Innovation

2. Manufacturing Systems

– Energy, Resource Management and Efficiency
– Manufacturing Systems Life Cycle
– Sustainable Manufacturing Processes

3. End-of-Life Management Systems and Technology

– Remanufacturing, Disassembly, Reuse and Recycling Technologies
– End-of-Life Strategies

4. Supply Chain Management

– Reverse Logistics and Product Recovery
– Packaging
– Transportation
– Green Supply Chains

5. Sustainability Analysis and Tools

– Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
– Life Cycle Costing (LCC)
– Life Cycle Engineering and Management
– Life Cycle Aspects of Renewable Energy and Materials

6. Remanufacturing (Special Session)

– Product Planning and Control
– Design for Remanufacturing
– Disassembly and Re-assembly Technology
– Scavenging Technology
– Inspection and Testing
– Durability and Remaining Useful Life Assessment

7. Social and Organisational Aspects

– Information Management/Product Lifecycle Management
– Social LCA, Methods and Tools
– Sustainable Business Models
– Sustainable Factory
– Policy Aspects of Sustainable Manufacturing