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    10th International Conference on Industrial Ecology

      ISIE2019 Conference

      Industrial Ecology for Eco-civilization

      Beijing, China

      July 7-11, 2019

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    10th International Conference on Industrial Ecology

      ISIE2019 Conference

      Industrial Ecology for Eco-civilization

      Beijing, China

      July 7-11, 2019


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is my great pleasure and honor to invite you to attend the 10th International Conference of the International Society for Industrial Ecology, to be held at the Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, from July 7 to 11, 2019.

The conference theme is "Industrial Ecology for Eco-civilization". To make industrial civilization transform into eco-civilization, we need concept breaking, theoretical innovation, methodological support, and tools development. Triggered by the seminal article 30 years ago, luckily, industrial ecology has bred dozens of toolboxes, including social-economic metabolism, eco-industrial development, life cycle assessment, environmental input-output analysis, complex systems modeling, etc. We hope that you would continue to bring brilliant ideas, best work and profound enthusiasm to the conference, and make ISIE2019 another big success to promote the use of industrial ecology in research, education, policy, community development, and industrial practices.

China is experiencing a great transition from an agriculture-dominated country to the world plant with the largest scale and richness. More recently, Beijing, the capital of China, witnessed a significant improvement in air quality. All theses make China to be the best touchstone for examining the achievements of industrial ecology. Thus, you can enjoy the cultural relics with thousands of years under the blue sky and white cloud, including the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, etc.

We look forward to seeing you at Tsinghua University. You have a chance to network with the leading scholars of industrial ecology from around the world, to share and exchange cutting-edge ideas and work, to visit Chinese transitional metropolitan areas in the world.

Welcome to the 2019 ISIE Conference!

Lei Shi

Conference Chair


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Important Date


Presentation electronic materials submission:       
Online registration:       
Date of ISIE2019 Conference: July 7th, 2019



At ISIE2019, we are seeking research contributions to the oral and poster sessions on the following topics. We also embrace multidiscipinarity and interdiscipinarity, thus, other topics can be submitted:

Circular economy

Complex theories and tools for industrial ecology

Corporate sustainability reporting



Energy-water-food-waste nexus

Environmental input-output analysis

Environmental footprints

Green supply chain

Integrated models

Industrial ecology contributing to SDGs 2030

Industrial ecology management and policy

Industrial symbiosis, eco-industrial parks

Life cycle assessment, design, and management

Open science for sustainability

Resource productivity and sustainability

Social-economic metabolism

Social dimensions of industrial ecology

Sustainable production and consumption

Urban sustainability

Keynote Speakers

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Arnold Tukker

Leiden University, Netherlands

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Edgar Hertwich

Yale University, America

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Dabo Guan

University of East Anglia, UK

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Kazuyo Matsubae

Tohoku University, Japan

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Jiming HAO

Tsinghua University, China

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Manfred Lenzen

University of Sydney, Australia

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Xuemei Bai

Australian National University, Australia

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Vered Blass

Tel Aviv University, Israel

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Richard Wood

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

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Zhiyun Ouyang

Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences,CAS, China




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Honorary Chair

Yi Qian

Tsinghua University

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Lei Shi

Tsinghua University

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Arnold Tukker

Leiden University

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Matthew Eckelman

Northeastern University

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Tsuyoshi Fujita

National Institute of Environmental Studies,Japan

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Weiqiang Chen

Institute of Urban Environment, CAS

Advisory Council

Name Institution Name Institution
Yi Liu (Chair) Tsinghua University Ning Duan Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences
Jinhui Li (Co-Chair) Tsinghua University Paulo Ferrao Technical University of Lisbon
Anu Ramaswamy University of Minnesota Twin Cities Reid Lifset Journal of Industrial Ecology
Arpad Horvath University of California, Berkeley Roland Clift University Of Surrey
Brad Allenby Arizona State University Shinichiro Nakamura Waseda University
Chunyou Wu Dalian University of Technology Thomas Graedel Yale University
Dajian Zhu Tongji University Thomas Theis University of Illinois - Chicago
Daniel Muller Norwegian University of Science and Technology Yi Zhang Institute of Process Engineering, CAS
Duan Weng Tsinghua University Yong Jin Tsinghua University
Lei Shen Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS Yonglong Lv Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, CAS
Manfred Lenzen the University of Sydney Yuichi Moriguchi Tokyo University
Masahiko Hirao The University of Tokyo Zhifeng Yang Beijing Normal University

Scientific Committee

Name Institution Name Institution
Bing Zhu (Chair) Tsinghua University
Hiroki Tanikawa (Co-Chair) Nagoya University Junming Zhu (Co-Chair) Tsinghua University
Yutao Wang Fudan University Ju-Young Park Korea University
Ichiro Daigo The University of Tokyo Mitsutaka Matsumoto National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Can Wang Tsinghua University Yasushi Kondo Waseda University
Zongguo Wen Tsinghua University Kazuyo Matsubae Tohoku University
Hwong-wen Ma National Taiwan University Hung-Suck Park University of Ulsan
Jeroen Guinee Leiden University Helga Weisz Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Rene Kleijn Leiden University Liselotte Schebek Technische Universität Darmstadt
Frank Boons The University of Manchester Stefanie Hellweg ETH Zurich
Gang Liu University of Southern Denmark Ines Costa Technical University of Lisbon
Igor Nikolic Delft University of Technology Stefan Pauliuk University of Freiburg
Richard Wood Norwegian University of Science and Technology Luca Ciacci University of Bologna
Giuseppe Ioppolo University of Messina
North America
Ming Xu University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Marian Chertow Yale University
Sangwon Suh University of California, Santa Barbara Stephanie Pincetl University of California, Los Angeles
Steven B.Young University of Waterloo Weslynne Ashton Illinois Institute of Technology
Barbara Reck Yale University Alissa Kendall University of California, Davis
Clinton J.Andrews Rutgers University Sybil Derrible University of Illinois at Chicago
Gemma Cervantes Universidad de Guanajuato Xuemei Bai Australian National University
Jooyoung Park Los Andes University (Colombia) Armando Caldeira-Pires University of Brasilia
Tommy Wiedmann University of New South Wales Philippa Notten University of Cape Town

International Organizing Committee

Name Institution Name Institution
Edgar G.Hertwich (Chair) Yale University Eric Masanet Northwestern University
Heinz Schandl (Co-Chair) Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation,Australia (CSIRO) Jacquetta Lee University of Surrey
Seiji Hashimoto Ritsumeikan University Anthony S. F. Chiu De La Salle University
Ester van der Voet Leiden University Hua Cai Purdue University
Chris Kennedy University of Victoria Aidong Yang Oxford University
Ning Ai University of Illinois at Chicago Yongjiang Shi Cambridge University
Yong-Un Ban Chungbuk National University Philip Nuss German Environment Agency

Local Organizing Committee

Name Institution Name Institution
Lvjun Chen (Chair) Tsinghua University Qi Qiao Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences
Lixiao Zhang (Co-Chair) Beijing Normal University Zhaojie Cui Shandong University
Jinping Tian (Co-Chair) Tsinghua University Chao Zhang Tongji University
Dingjiang Chen Tsinghua University Heming Wang Northeastern University (Shenyang, China)
Xianlai Zeng Tsinghua University Bing Xue Institute of Applied Ecology, CAS
Shanying Hu Tsinghua University Zilong Zhang Lanzhou University
Sai Liang Beijing Normal University Kai Fang Zhejiang University
Gengyuan Liu Beijing Normal University Feng Shi Shandong Academy of Sciences
Jingru Liu Research Center for Eco-environmental Sciences, CAS Tao Wang Tongji University
Xin Tong Peking University Liang Dong City University of Hong Kong
Tao Du Northeastern University of China Xiaoping Jia Qingdao University of Science and Technology
Huiquan Li Institute of Process Engineering, CAS Chen Lin Renmin University of China
Guangren Qian Shanghai University Shenghui Cui Institute of Urban Environment, CAS



ISIE2019 Conference Manual

ISIE2019 Conference Programme-20190707

IRTC Bejing 2019


Conference Notice

The 6th Symposium of Industrial Ecology for Young Professionals (SIEYP VI) (July 6th, 2019)

The main goal of the symposium is to provide an opportunity for students & young professionals who perform research in industrial ecology (IE) to network with one another and discuss their research. The theme of SIEYP VI is “Turning research into action” and it aims to provide you with skills to translate your industrial ecology research into tangible outcomes through policy development and implementation. Furthermore, we are doing a field trip to a closed steel plant turned into a museum and cultural park, Shougang Park (http://shouganglvyou.com/).

Website: https://is4ie.org/events/isie-section-conferences/54

Seminar: Urban Metabolism In Policy And Practice - A Global Discussion (July 6th, 2019)

This urban metabolism seminar will take place the day before the conference starts, on Saturday, July 6, 2019, and it is open both to attendees of the ISIE conference and to government officials, academics, and other interested parties. This event will focus on the challenges of solid waste and how an urban metabolism lens can help address these challenges in the city of Beijing. This event is co-organized by the Sustainable Urban Systems Section (SUS Section) of the ISIE, Metabolism of Cities, and the Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Registration will be open until June 20, 2019 or until capacity is reached. Spaces are limited so sign up soon. Preference will be given to participants with a demonstrated relevance to the topic. This event is free of charge.
Website: https://seminars.metabolismofcities.org/beijing

The annual Industrial Symbiosis Research Symposium (ISRS) (July 5th-6th, 2019)

Before the 2019 ISIE Conference – The annual Industrial Symbiosis Research Symposium (ISRS) will be held on Friday and Saturday (5th-6th) of July. This two-day event will begin with a day of symbiosis study tours and networking at the Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area. The second day of the symposium will focus on the theme “International Symbiosis” and will include, time to share developments around the world, inspiring international presentations, a round-table, as well as an afternoon of interactive workshops on the theme. As always, we look forward to bringing together researchers, practitioners and students to strengthen eco-industrial and symbiotic development. See more and register for the 2019 ISRS at www.isrs2019.com.

The Industrial Symbiosis Research Symposium (ISRS) is an annual event held by the ISIE section on eco-industrial development and industrial symbiosis (EID/IS). The symposium aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners to exchange on current research activities and EIP trends as well as to identify future research needs. The symposium is a unique opportunity to share recent information on field projects development in relation with research activities worldwide.

Pre-conference Meetings (July 7th, 2019)

Conference Program and Presentation Schedule (July 8th-11th, 2019)

The preliminary conference program is available in PDF format. The program will be updated in the future so please check back for the most up-to-date information.

Poster Size

A1 paper (width: 594 mm; height: 841 mm)

2019-EASETECH Course Program


LCA modelling of waste management systems-Learn to use the EASETECH model

“Training course on LCA modelling of waste management system” is a training course of ISIE 2019 conference. The course is offered by Tsinghua University (THU), Beijing Normal University (BNU) and Technical University of Denmark (DTU). This training course mainly introduces the scientific theory and systematic method of solid waste life cycle assessment (LCA) and applies the most advanced LCA model software EASETECH. During the course training and ISIE 2019 conference, researchers and managers can fully discuss concept and methodology of Solid waste LCA to promote the development of China and international solid waste system management.

The course provides an introduction to waste management as well as to LCA methodology. Focus is on providing the technical approach of modeling the various processes and technologies in waste management including the data structure and input to the model. Please find more details via https://env.bnu.edu.cn/tzgg1/64556.html. Any questions please contact yanzhao@bnu.edu.cn (Dr. Yan Zhao).



  • $800 Regular
  • $700 Regular ISIE member
  • $600 Students
  • $500 ISIE student member
  • $400 One Day Rate
  • $80 Conference banquet




  • ¥5400 Regular
  • ¥4700 Regular ISIE member
  • ¥4000 Students
  • ¥3300 ISIE student member
  • ¥2700 One Day Rate
  • ¥500 Conference banquet



Visa & Venue

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Conference Venue


School of Environment,Tsinghua University, Beijing,China +86 010-62796955 (Working Hour: GMT+8 9:00AM-5:00PM) isie2019@tsinghua.edu.cn

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