Dresden, 2013

16th EMAN Conference on Material Flow Cost Accounting

Dresden, Germany, 20 – 22 March 2013

Update (14 March 2013): The conference programme is available here.

Managing material and energy flows has been one of the core issues of cleaner production in research and practice for decades and consequently resource and energy efficiency in companies has been improved steadily. Nevertheless the analyses were often restricted to single projects; mostly the focus of the research was on physical flows, sometimes followed by a monetary evaluation. In order to support companies in better understanding both the environmental and financial consequences of their material and energy use the International Organization for Standardization has developed a standard on Material Flow Cost Accounting (MFCA), that was released in September 2011. In order to motivate research on this topic the conference theme of The Environmental and Sustainability Management Accounting Network on 21-22 March 2013, hosted by the Chair of Environmental Management and Accounting at Technische Universitaet Dresden in Germany will be “Material Flow Cost Accounting” followed by a special issue of the Journal of Cleaner Production.

We invite review papers, methodological papers, and case studies that include but are not restricted to the following topical areas:

•    MFCA in supply chains, both upstream and downstream to improve efficiency
•    Integration of external costs in MFCA
•    Methodological issues of MFCA
•    Relationship of MFCA to other instruments of Environmental Management Accounting
•    Reviews of existing MFCA studies
•    Case studies in large and small and medium sized companies
•    Implementation issues of MFCA
•    Mainstreaming of MFCA

The deadline for abstracts is 14 January 2013. Please consider submission of maximum 400 words.
Notification of acceptance will be sent by 28 January 2013. Authors of accepted abstracts are required to send their extended abstract for publication in the conference proceedings by 28 February 2013.

The corresponding call for papers in the Journal of Cleaner Production has already been announced. Further information can be downloaded here.

Conference submissions are welcome here.

The preliminary conference programme as of December 2012:

Wednesday, 20 March 2013
16.30-18.30 Dresden City Tour
15.00-18.30 Registration
19.00-21.00 Get-Together at Chiaveri
Thursday, 21 March 2013
08.00-09.00 Morning Coffee and Registration
09.00-09.30 Conference opening session
09.30-10.30 Plenary session I
10.30-11.00 Coffee
11.00-12.30 Parallel session I
12.30-13.45 Lunch
13.45-14.00 News from the EMAN Board
14.00-15.00 Plenary session II
15.00-15.30 Coffee
15.30-17.00 Parallel session II
18.30-19.15 Trip to VW Manufactury
19.30-22.30 Conference Dinner
Friday, 22 March 2013
08.30-09.00 Morning Coffee
09.00-10.30 Plenary Session III
10.30-11.00 Coffee
11.00-12.30 Parallel session III
12.30-13.00 Concluding remarks and closing session
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00 Conference end

We look forward to welcoming you in Dresden!

If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact us: eman2013@mailbox.tu-dresden.de