The countdown is on …

The joint 11th International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) Socio-Economic Metabolism section conference and the 4th ISIE Asia-Pacific conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia from Monday 17 to Wednesday 19 November 2014. The conference title is Industrial Ecology in the Asia-Pacific Century: Interdisciplinary science for building sustainable industrial systems and human settlements.


Register for the conference here.

Keynote speakers

We have some fabulous keynote speakers lined up, including Stefan Bringezu, Marina Fischer-Kowalski, Thomas Graedel, Peter Laybourn, Manfred Lenzen, Hiroki Tanikawa and Helga Weisz. Check them out here.

Who should attend?

Scientists, engineers, the policy community, students … anyone interested in exploring how environmental concerns interact with economic activities.
Read more on who should attend.
Check out accommodation options here.
More information on Melbourne sightseeing and public transport here.

For early career researchers – graduate students (master and PhD) and recently awarded PhDs (within the last 3 to 4 years) – the Student Organising Committee is arranging additional prizes, activities and workshops for the conference. The schedule of activities is under development and will include an all day workshop on Sunday 16 November. If you would like to participate in the early career activities please register here.

Travelling from overseas? There is information on applying for visas here.


Abstract submissions closed on 21 February 2014. We advised authors whether their abstracts had been accepted in March 2014, after they had been considered by the scientific committee.
If your abstract has been accepted, please click here for more info on how to submit a full paper for inclusion in the conference proceedings.


Organised by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) (Australia) and the National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan).

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CSIRO | National Institute for Environmental Studies
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