Conference  /  April 04, 2022  -  April 06, 2022

29th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering

Leuven / Belgien

The 29th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (LCE2022) focuses on the latest developments and research results under the theme ”Engineering Sustainability”. The event is organized under the auspices of the International Academy of Production Engineering CIRP.

Experts from all over the world will meet to discuss the evaluation and improvement of sustainability in all phases of the product life cycle. The focus lies on application areas such as manufacturing, electronics, energy systems, transport and mobility, and healthcare systems.

This year, the director of the Fraunhofer IST, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Herrmann, is again part of the conference's scientific committee. Furthermore he will supplement the scientific program with a keynote lecture on

”Positive Impact Factories for Sustainable Cities: Overview, Insights and Future Directions”


The conference guests will have the choice to either participate on site or to access all the presentations online.


The following topics will be covered:

Life cycle phases

  • Life cycle design
  • Design for environment/sustainability
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Life cycle costing
  • Life cycle management and planning
  • Closed-loop supply management
  • Life cycle engineering, education and training
  • Sustainable materials and raw material processing
  • Sustainable manufacturing
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Product-Service System
  • Business models
  • Disassembly, remanufacturing and recycling
  • Circular economy

Life cycle paradigms

  • Digitalization, cyber-physical systems and industry 4.0 in LCE
  • Engineering for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Sustainable System of Systems
  • Transition of the energy system
  • Water-energy nexus along the life cycle