International Conference for Circular Economy


The University of Exeter, Exeter, Devon, UK

6 - 7 July 2020

The Organising Committee of the International Society for Circular Economy (IS4CE)* invites you to attend the Inaugural International Conference on Circular Economy, to be held at Exeter Centre for Circular Economy (ECCE), University of Exeter, Exeter, UK from 6 to 7 July 2020.

The purpose of IS4CE is to synthesise and evolve the intellectual frameworks, knowledge, evidence and experience base to underpin a shift from a linear, extractive economy to a circular, regenerative and restorative economy.

At IS4CE2020, we are seeking research contributions from academics, practitioners, civil society and policy makers, working in the field of circular economy, via the submission of full papers, workshop and poster sessions on the following:


  1. Complexity science [non-linear systems theory]
  2. Design of products, components, materials and systems
  3. Industrial ecology
  4. Business management, business models, especially operations
  5. Materials science
  6. Bio-economy/ecology
  7. Information technology/ Data
  8. Macro-economics
  9. Finance for circular economy
  10. Psychology, consumer choices
  11. Law, especially around use vs ownership
  12. Climate change and the circular economy

Call for IS4CE2020 Conference Submissions

You will need to be aged 18 or older to make a submission for the conference which will be presented in English.

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Important Dates

Important Dates

November 2019 
Conference abstract submission opens

6rd February 2020 
Deadline for abstract submission

February 2020
Acceptance notifications to be released

March 2020
End of early bird registration

20th May 2020
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