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1st Conference on Sustainable Supply Chains

Welcome to the 1st Conference on Sustainable Supply Chains 2016!


The first conference of the EURO Working Group on Sustainable Supply Chains will take place at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, 1st to 2nd of July 2016 with a kickoff meeting 30th of June. The purpose of the SustSC 2016 Conference is to offer the European and international SustSC community opportunities to present state-of-the-art developments and to discuss current challenges in Sustainable Supply Chains. We want to attract researchers and practitioners interested in the implementation of Sustainable Supply Chains.

During the two days of the conference participants can expect talks and discussions with researchers, but also discussions, workshops and breakout-sessions on challenges and practice cases with industry. Also, there will be an attractive social program.

Keynotes on Approaches in Research by Thomas Spengler (TU Braunschweig) & Peter Letmathe (RWTH Aachen University).

Practice case with industry by Ford Science Center and Interface.

We invite everybody to attend by registering for the conference. If you want to present your work, please submit an abstract for presentations by 31st of March 2016. We are looking for papers tackling methodologies as well as applications for Sustainable Supply Chains. An abstract of 1/2 - 1 page (max. 2,500 characters) must be submitted electronically via the link "Submission". At most one presentation per registered participant will be accepted. All submitted papers will be referred anonymously and judged on their quality by the program committee.



You can download the photos of the conference here. The password was sent to the participants by E-Mail.

The book of abstracts can be downloadad here (pdf).

A conference booklet (program and practical information) can be downloaded here (pdf).


Important dates

Abstract submission deadline: 29th of February 2016 extended: 31st of March 2016

Notification of acceptance: 15th of March 2016 extended: 8th of April 2016

Early Bird registration closes: 15th of April 2016 extended: 30th of April 2016 extended: 8th of May 2016

Registration closes/payment registration fee until: 21st of June 2016

Conference: 1st to 2nd of July 2016 with a kickoff meeting 30th of June


Registration fees

180 € (early bird)
200 € (normal rate)

PhD candidate:
130 € (early bird)
150 € (normal rate)

Accompanying persons:
Accompanying person taking part in the social program, the kickoff meeting and the social dinner: 100 €

We kindly ask you to make sure that we receive the full amount of the fee. Any bank charges that might occur must be paid by you.

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