Going Green  EcoDesign2005
4th International Symposium on
Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing
Integration of social system design, business strategies,
and technologies toward EcoDesign under the global manufacturing era
December 12-14, 2005 in Tokyo, Japan
organized by the Union of EcoDesigners, Japan, under the unified subtitle gGoing Greenh



  Main topics of the symposium include the following categories. Among others, 4th EcoDesign Symposium set two special themes; EcoDesign of Social System and EcoDesign in Asia. Presentations related to these themes are strongly encouraged.
  EcoDesign symposium expects presentations on both of practical case studies and novel theories. And the symposium covers wide variety of subjects: not only electric and electrical products but also various products (including automobiles, heavy machines, machine tools, furniture, etc.), buildings, urban infrastructure, and society.

1) EcoDesign of Social System [Special Theme]
Design, evaluation, and management of social systems so as to change the social system into the sustainable society
2) Eco Life-style
Analysis and evaluation of customers' behavior, and new measures for achieving environmentally conscious life-styles
3) Sustainable Businesses
Development, design, evaluation of businesses for the reduction of the environmental load
4) Environmentally Conscious Products and Services
Development, design, management, and evaluation of products & services and their lifecycles
5) Sustainable Consumption and Recovery of Resource and Energy
Strategies, methodologies, and technologies of resource recovery (incl. reuse and recycling) and energy saving
Asia) EcoDesign in Asia [Special Theme]
Environmental legislation in Asia, EcoDesign practices in Asia, reuse and recycling in Asia, product & material circulation in Asia, etc.