Call for Special Issue of 4th ICFS to JMCWM

Dear Distinguished Participants for 4th ICFS 2017

We hope you returned home safe and now go back to your daily work.

I would like to say thank you again for your support and contribution to the 4th ICFS. Each of your presentation was unique and interesting. It was great that we were able to share ideas and exchange opinions on Clean Cycle & Final Sink. We are happy if you could get something out of it through discussions at the event.

As I announced at the Closing Ceremony on October 26, we plan to make a special issue of the conference in Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management (JMCWM). The title of the special issue is “Clean Cycle & Final Sink”. Basically, we will accept original papers written based on the abstracts submitted to the 4th ICFS. But we also welcome manuscripts whose contents were not contained in abstract. We encourage submissions from those who have good new research findings of the topic.

The deadline of paper submission will be at the end of January 2018. JMCWM adopts online first system, and accepted papers with DOI numbers will sequentially appear on the Springer website. We aim to publish an official version of the special issue having bibliographic information (volume /issue/page number) sometime within the year 2019. For the details of the submission process, please refer to the attached files of “Call for Paper” and “Instruction for Authors”.

We look forward to your paper submissions.


Shinichi Sakai
Dr. & Professor, Kyoto University


The Committee selected three oral presentations and one poster presentation were as outstanding awards of 4th ICFS as below.

<Outstanding Oral Presentation>

  • Soo Huey Teh, Stephan Moore, Thomas Wiedmann (The University of New South Wales, Australia): Material Flow Analysis of Concrete and Concrete Waste in Australia.
  • Kenyu Matsui1, Akira Oyaizu2, Eiji Yamasue2, Kazuyo Matsubae1, Tetsuya Nagasaka1
    (1. Tohoku University, Japan 2. Ritsumeikan University, Japan): Analysis of Total Materials Requirement for Technological Change in Automobile
  • Siang-Yu Huang, Li-Hang Lin, Pei-Te Chiueh (National Taiwan University, Taiwan): Considering Groundwater Exposure in Assessing Landfill Mining Alternatives

<Outstanding Poster Presentation>

  • Yong-Chul Jang1, Yun Chang1, Hyunhee Kim1, Heekyung Bae2, Seugkyu Lee2, Jongkuk Kim3
    (1. Chungnam National Univ., South Korea 2. Risk Research Team, South Korea 3. Chonbuk National Univ., South Korea): Dynamic Material Flow Analysis of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers and waste management in Korea

Keynote speech

We are pleased to invite 8 keynote speakers who introduce the excellent experiences of cleaner production and waste prevention.

Shinichi Sakai
(Kyoto University, Japan)
Material Flows, Stocks and Clean Cycles
Hwong-Wen MA
(National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Final Sink and Clean Cycle
Mario Grosso
(Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy)
Waste prevention and re-use: experiences, environmental assessment and challenges
(Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan)
Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050
~Challenge for Resource Recycling Management~
Vera Susanne ROTTER
(Technical University of Berlin, Germany)
ProSUM – prospective material flow management in a circular economy
Ulrich KRAL
( Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Sinks and its relevance for modern waste management systems
Shinichiro NAKAMURA
(Waseda University, Japan)
Tracking the fate of Cr and Ni in steel over life cycles of multiple
products: measuring circularity with quality of recycling considered
Leo Simon MORF
( Baudirektion des Kantons Zürich, Switzerland)
Thermorecycling in Waste to Energy plants as a key process to effectively clean cycles and reduce final sink capacity


Registration page is [ Here ].

Speaker or Poster presenter48,000 JPY48,000 JPY
Non-presenter57,600 JPY57,600 JPY
(both presenter and non-presenter)
36,000 JPY36,000 JPY
Student excluding conference dinner27,600 JPY27,600 JPY
Less-developed countries (LDC)36,000 JPY36,000 JPY

The registration fee includes conference documentation, conference kit, welcome party (24th Oct.), conference dinner (25th Oct.), farewell party (26th Oct.), lunches and coffee breaks (25-26th Oct.).

You can choose 1) Credit card payment, or 2) Bank transfer, as payment method.

Regarding Bank transfer, please complete your payment within 1 week after registration procedure.
Early Registration fee will be applied on the basis of the date when payment has been completed.
All bank charges must be paid by the customer.

[Account Bank] MIZUHO BANK, LTD.
[Bank Swift Code] MHCBJPJT
[Account Number] 587-1294676
[Account Name] 4th Final Sinks
[Account Address] Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan, Environment Preservation Research Center, Kyoto University

For Japanese participants<日本人参加者の方へ>
銀行名:みずほ銀行 出町支店
口座名義:4th Final Sinks  (カナ表記: ダイヨンカイフアイナルシンクス)