It’s conference season again and there’s a great line-up to choose from. We’ve summarized some of our favorites in a series of blog posts. Check our calendar page to see more conferences on resilience, sustainability, infrastructure, and disaster management. Our first review is ISSST 2018.

International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology (ISSST)
June 26-28, Buffalo, New York
Link to conference website.

Now in its 25th year, the International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology (ISSST) is one of the longest-running research conferences related to sustainability and the intersection of technology, policy, and behavior.  The conference brings together a vibrant community of engineers, scientists, professionals, and educators, sharing cutting-edge research and forming interdisciplinary teams for future collaboration.

This year’s conference will be held in Buffalo, New York and features three main themes: Resilient Infrastructure Systems, Advances in Circular Economy, and LCA (life cycle assessment) of Emerging Technologies.

Topics covered in the conference themes

Resilient Infrastructure Systems

  • Decision making for resilient infrastructure
  • Community resilience
  • Socio-technological networks
  • Humans and disasters

Advances in Circular Economy

  • Methodological advances
  • Business models and market dynamics
  • Social aspects of circular economy
  • Case studies demonstrating broader impacts

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Emerging Technologies

  • LCA methods
  • Integration of LCA and Techno-economic analysis
  • Novel scenario analysis and case studie