Call for Thematic Sessions: 6th PLATE Conference 2025

Yumiko Henneberry News Item

Proposals are due by May 15th, 2024

The 6th international PLATE conference (Product Lifetimes and the Environment) addresses product lifetimes in the context of sustainability. The PLATE conference has been running since 2015 and has successfully been able to establish a solid network of researchers around its core theme. The topic has come to the forefront of current – political, scientific, and societal – debates due to its interconnectedness with a number of recent prominent movements, such as the circular economy, eco-design and collaborative consumption.

The 6th edition of the PLATE conference invites academics, industry, civil society and policy makers to propose thematic sessions that extend, widen or critically re-construct the core topic of Product Lifetimes and the Environment.

Please submit a 1-2 page document in Word or PDF format, according to the following guidelines:

  • The title of the thematic session
  • Name, affiliation, and e-mail address(es) of the proposer(s)
  • A description of the thematic session (not exceeding 300 words)
  • Main references to indicate the scope of the thematic session
  • Potential reviewers who could be involved in the paper review process
  • Please send your proposal to by May 15, 2024.

On behalf of the program committee,

Linda Nhu Laursen, Conference Chair

Mário Barros, Local Chair

6th PLATE Conference 2025