11 Mai – Conference Society And Materials 14
08 h Amphithéâtre La Rochefoucauld Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers Esplanade des Arts et Métiers 33405 TALENCE – France
For more than 15 years, SAM conferences have been an international forum for exchanging on new methodologies, new concepts and new issues that connect materials, products, environment and society from different perspectives, ranging from social to engineering sciences.
As such, they have been a laboratory for thought and knowledge experiments, which have produced about 500 papers and introduced some of the best intuitions in these areas - which were then further developed elsewhere.
Issues and questions sitting at the heart of contemporary societal challenges and of expected paradigm shifts are also being covered as a kind of application lab.
Some special disciplines like Material Flow Analysis or Life Cycle Assessment, have been at the core of the meetings, as long as they were focusing on new directions and on innovative methodologies.
More scientific approaches, driven by social science, economics or materials science have also been presented. The focus was always on pluridisciplinarity and interdisciplinarity.
The next Society and Materials conference, SAM-14, will take place in Bordeaux, France on the 11 and 12 May, 2020. This 14th edition should reflect the same level of curiosity, inquisitiveness, intellectual boldness and innovative thinking as the previous ones!