Call for abstracts | PLATE 2017 Conference | Delft University, the Netherlands

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PLATE Conference 2017 – call for papers
8 – 10 November 2017, Delft University, the Netherlands
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Following the success of the the first PLATE Conference, which took place at NTU in 2015, we are pleased to inform you that PLATE is not only continuing, but also expanding internationally. The second PLATE conference will be hosted by the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. spacer.png Delft logo
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Call for papers

PLATE 2017 will embrace a multidisciplinary perspective including design, geography, history, anthropology and culture, technology, business, economics, marketing, consumer behaviour, law, and public policy. Specifically, Delft welcomes submissions of abstracts (up to 1,000 words) for proposed papers on the following and related themes:

  • design for product longevity
  • the role of product lifetimes in resource efficiency
  • product lifetimes optimisation
  • cultural perspectives on the throwaway society
  • circular economy and product lifetimes
  • business opportunities, economic implications and marketing strategies
  • consumer influences on product lifetimes, including repair and reuse
  • policy, regulation and legislation
  • open themes.

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Important dates

  • December 2016: Conference registration opens
  • Friday 13 January 2017: Submission of abstracts for proposed papers
  • End of February 2017: Acceptance of proposals will be announced
  • Friday 9 June 2017: Final papers and posters due

Conference schedule

  • Wednesday 8 November: Day 1 – opening reception
  • Thursday 9 November: Day 2 – banquet dinner
  • Friday 10 November: Day 3 – farewell drinks

The PLATE committee encourages scholars and practitioners – at every level from graduate student to seasoned scholar – to begin planning your contribution to PLATE 2017. Please feel free to inform and invite other people who might be interested in submitting an extended abstract. We also welcome workshop proposals, and a call for these will be announced early in 2017.

In the meantime, if you have any queries and informal expressions of interest, please email plate2017 to contact the PLATE 2017 conference team.

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