LCA of Foods 2014 will serve as a global forum in which to share recent developments in LCA methodology, databases and tools, as well as applications of LCA to food-production systems and food-consumption patterns.
FIRST CALL – 9th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment in the Agri-food Sector
The American Center for Life Cycle Assessment, ACLCA, is pleased to host the Ninth International Life Cycle Assessment of Foods Conference in San Francisco, California in 8-10 October 2014. This dynamic event – globally known as the LCA Food 2014 – unites the scientific community with food industry professionals, researches, academics and policy makers. This will be the first time the conference is being held outside of Europe and it is an opportunity to showcase and enhance the sustainability of US Food systems.
This conference will be held back-to-back with the LCA XIV Conference
The Vision of the LCA of Foods Conference is to combine the scientific academic approach of the conference with an LCA-based sustainable food fair that brings together food and food packaging producers, researchers and retailers. Exhibitors are encouraged to have LCAs in hand to make their point that sustainability is measurable and therefore doable, thus providing consumers choices, which CAN drive the sustainability of our food systems.
Anticipated Objectives of the Conference
Anticipated Outcomes of the Conference
Topics to be Covered
|Leda||Coltro||Inst. Of Techn.||Brazil|
|Bo||Weidema||2. -0 LCA Consultants||Denmark|
|Hayo||van Der Werf||INRA||France|
|Nicholas||Holden||University College Dublin||Ireland|
|Bruno||Notarnicola||U. of Bari Aldo||Italy|
|Kiyotada||Hayashi||Nat’l Ag. And Food||Japan|
|Imke||De Boer||Waeningen U.||Netherlands|
|Llorenc||Mila i Canals||UNEP||UK|
|Greg||Thoma||University of Arkansas||USA|
1 January – 1st Call for Abstracts
14 February – Abstract deadline for submission
10 March – Notification of abstract acceptance
30 April (extended from 21 April) – Submission deadline for full papers (4-10 pages)
1 May – already completed – Presentation format decision (Oral/poster)
2 June (delayed from 15 May) – Publication of the Conference Program
30 June (delayed from 30 May) – Notification of the Paper Review
30 July (delayed from 1 July) – Submission deadline for the revised full papers
8-10 October – LCA Food 2014 Conference is held in San Francisco
Abstracts may be submitted at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lcafood2014
We are using abstracts for review, so your abstract needs to include quite a bit more information than the abstract for your full paper that will be submitted later. The abstract should start with a paragraph with a couple of sentences about the issue you are addressing including citations to previous studies, if appropriate. The next paragraph should briefly describe your approach to the issue. The final part of the abstract should provide some results and describe the key outcomes of your work. Tell us why your results are important.
Log in to the EasyChair system as an author, click on the ‘New Submission’ tab. If the ‘New Submission’ tab is not displayed, you need to change your role to that of author. You first add authors for your work. The first author should also be the presenter at the conference. Do not bother with entering a web site.
Enter the ‘Title’. Be sure that the title reflects the content of the abstract.
Enter your abstract in the ‘Abstract’ box – do not include the title or list the authors. That would defeat the blind review process. You should include the references that you need. The body of the abstract should be limited to 450 words, not counting the references. Enter at least three keywords. If your abstract is readable/review-able without special formatting, click the ‘Abstract Only’ box. The abstracts are only being used for review purposes and will not be posted on the web, so the formatting does not need to be perfect. If special formatting is needed for your abstract, upload the word version of the abstract (without title or authors) and do not check the ‘Abstract Only’ box.
Authors of accepted abstracts for both oral presentations and poster presentations will provide a 4 to 10 page paper for the conference proceedings following the paper template. Selected papers will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of LCA.
Oral presentations are 15 minutes long followed by five minutes of questions and answers. Posters should follow the Poster Guidelines LCA of Foods 2014-rev0908 – 3 feet by 4 feet tall – portrait orientation.
Conference Contact: Kelly Griffiths Kelly@LcaCenter.org