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About the Conference

The site for the annual CIRP Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) Conference in 2019 is Purdue University. The theme for this 26th LCE Conference is “Advancing Industrial Sustainability,” and focuses attention on the continuing need – and opportunities – to seek harmony among industrial systems and the environment.  Many academic disciplines are needed to address these challenges / opportunities across a range of industry sectors.  This should encourage an active and energetic series of presentations and networking opportunities.

For those interested in recent conferences, links to their proceedings are provided on the “Past Conferences” page (link).

General Information

The conference provides an opportunity for researchers in academia, industry, and government to present their work to a large, targeted audience.  The presentations and networking events will enable the exchange of current engineering knowledge and efforts underway to address pressing societal, environmental, and industry challenges.  Topics covered during the sessions will include:

✔  Energy, Water, and Resource Efficiency and Effectiveness

✔  Eco-Design

✔  Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment

✔  Life Cycle Planning and Management

✔  Sustainability in Supply Chain

✔  Product-Service Systems and Service Engineering

✔  Sustainable Production, Consumption, and Business Models

✔  Circular Economy: Enabling Technologies and Systems

✔  Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to Support Sustainable Manufacturing

Three evening events are included in the registration fee: an opening reception, networking reception, and conference dinner

Why Attend?

  • World-renowned researchers and speakers continue a tradition of presenting state-of-the-art research since 1994
  • Ideal location for reaching industry – Indiana is the most manufacturing intensive state in the U.S.; Indiana’s manufacturing sector contributed ~29% to the state’s output vs.12% for the U.S.  (BEA, 2016).
  • Invited keynote speakers will address current, global industrial issues facing industry and society today
  • Opportunity to network with attendees and executives from industry