Call for Abstract

Abstract submission is now Open for the 3rd ICSoLCA 2018, 1 April 2018 – 30 June 2018. Our theme for this year is “Life Cycle Assessment as A Metric to Achieve Sustainability”.

Abstract submissions shall include:

  1. title,
  2. the author’s name and its affiliates,
  3. the contents of the abstract which comprises 180-300 words.
  4. a maximum of 6 keywords
  5. a contact email the author (one of the authors should be included email, max 2 e-mail addresses are often used).

Please submit your abstract to our email (icsolca@ui.ac.id or secretariat@ilcan.or.id)/by filling to Registration Form ICSoLCA 2018

We are pleased to invite authors to submit papers that are related to life cycle assessment and sustainability, addressing our 13 key topics includes our special topic on women and sustainability. Accepted papers will be published in an e-Proceeding and selected papers will be published in relevant journals, i.e:

1. Indonesian Journal on Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainability (IJoLCAS)

IJoLCAS (Indonesian Journal of Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainability) is a peer-reviewed journal covering studies in the areas of LCA and closely related methods to assess sustainability. It aims to support global sustainable development with emphasize on the cases of Indonesia, Asia, and surrounding regions. LCA considers environmental impacts of goods and services over their lifetime, implying consideration over material extraction from the earth, conversion into products, distribution to customers, and final disposal to the environment. In its later development, LCA has expanded to cover social and economic aspects as well.

IJoLCAS accepts contributions on the following topics: life cycle assessment, life cycle inventory, life cycle impact assessment, life cycle sustainability assessment, social life cycle assessment, life cycle costing, environmental footprint, carbon footprint, water footprint, land footprint, chemical footprint, life cycle perspective/thinking/approach in environmental management system, life cycle engineering, input-output analysis, substance and material flow analysis, industrial ecology, and circular economy.

IJoLCAS has ISSN, it is intended to be an international journal to facilitate LCA research in Indonesia. The journal will be published bi-annually on January and July. IJoLCAS is indexed by Google Scholar and will be developed for other international indexers.

The society affiliation and publisher of IJoLCAS is ILCAN (Indonesian Life Cycle Assessment Network, www.ilcan.or.id), which secretariat are both at Research Center for Chemistry, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI).

More information about IJoLCAS is available at www.ijolcas.ilcan.or.id

IJoLCAS is indexec in Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.id/scholar?hl=id&as_sdt=0%2C5&q=ijolcas&btnG=

Author Guidelines

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1. Life cycle assessment, Life Cycle Inventory, Life Cycle Impact Assessment, Data and database Assessment of industrial system which includes quantifying all input-outputs over the life cycle, specifying potential environmental impacts, and providing alternative approaches to improve the impacts. Inventory and data management for LCA are also welcomed in this topic.
2. Life cycle perspective in environmental management system [SDG #6, #9, #13] A systematic approach to environmental management in organization to contribute in sustainable development, by managing the way of the organization activities are operated using a life cycle perspective to prevent environmental impacts from being unintentionally shifted elsewhere within the life cycle.
3. Life cycle approach for technology and product development, innovation on renewable resources [SDG #9] Life cycle approach in design strategy of a new product or service engineering that considers environmental consequences in mind has become an important aspect in technology and product development. This topic welcomes innovative studies that include life cycle approach in developing environmentally responsive and cost-effective new technology or product, as well as renewable resource.
4. Life cycle management system on value chain, industrial ecology [SDG #12] Implementing strategies and policies for sustainable consumption and production in business practice has become necessary. Studies or success experiences that address management approaches to conceptualize and operationalize towards sustainable development are suitable in this topic.
5. Circular economy for eradicating poverty, decent work and economic growth [SDG #1, #8, #10] Implementation of Circular Economy concept give us an opportunity to re-design our economy to be more sustained addressing all layers of our social and societal needs, thus enable us to eradicate poverty. Studies that addressing circular economy model are welcomed.
6. Innovation on energy and resource efficiency using life cycle approach

[SDG #7, #12]
Efficiency is the key issue for sustainable consumption and production. Innovation that includes life cycle approach allows a clear objective from the beginning to improve efficiency and consumption of energy and resources. This topic welcomes studies about innovation on this area.
7. Sustainability reporting and labelling for businesses The positive effect of being transparent could be more massive in improving business performance. Studies and success experiences of reporting and eco-labelling practices in business are welcomed in this topic.
8. Sustainability education [SDG #4] As our economic is changing, education at every level has become the key to survival for the transition. It is necessary to prepared a right mentality and perspective for that changes, this brand-new world is looking for those who can improve the quality of lives while maintain the quality of the environment. Studies that cover about important aspects of sustainability education and how it is done are welcomed in this topic.
9. Environmental footprint, carbon footprint, water footprint [SDG #6, #7, #13 & #15] Studies that measure the harmful effects on environmental of activities, including on water consumption are suitable in this topic.
10. Food and agriculture LCA [SDG #2, #3] A consideration to balance the nutritional value of food and its environmental impact throughout its life cycle is a stepping stone to improve the quality of our well-being as well as the environment where we live in. This topic welcomes any assessments with life cycle approach on food and agricultural.
11. Innovation on sustainable urban systems [SDG #11, #13, #15] To achieve sustainable cities, a well-integrated system correlating between green buildings, environmentally friendly transportation, mobility, greening strategy and also green governance are ones of important aspect that need to be worked together. This topic is suitable for studies that addressing on how to improve the urban systems to be more sustained.
12. Sustainable marine life, infrastructure and stewardships [SDG #14] A careful management on marine biodiversity is important to ensure the sustainability future, as it is an essential global resource. Studies that address practice on improving and maintaining the health of our oceans are welcomed in this topic.
13. Women and sustainability [SDG #5, #17] Gender bias is still deeply embedded in cultures, economies, political and social institutions around the world, while diversity in sustainable field is important. This topic is designed as a forum to share and learn from experiences about how women become a powerful agent of change bring a different perspective in providing encouragement and fostering growth towards sustainability.