ICCCE 2018

24. & 25. September 2018
Alte Fleiwa, Oldenburg, Germany

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ICCCE 2018
International Conference on Cascade Use and Circular Economy

Welcome to the official website of the 2018 first International Conference on Cascade Use and Circular Economy. The conference will be held in the Northwestern part of Germany: in Oldenburg.

ICCCE is hosted by the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg by the Cascade Use research group. We are happy to announce our two co-hosts: Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the automotive network AARTI from China.

Therefore, we bring together researchers from all over the world to discuss topics around Circular Economy with a technical focus.

Date: 24. & 25. September 2018
Location: Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany - EWE Forum | Alte Fleiwa

Goals and Scope

The goal within the Circular Economy addresses clearly the cascading approach. By reusing and recycling materials and products we keep secondary resources in the loop and primary reserves are saved. The International Conference Cascade-Use and Circular Economy is inviting researchers and industry partners to discuss major challenges and chances within the recycling/reuse loop around the mobility and/or the WEEE industry. We are seeking not only technical approaches but also economical and logistical topics.

Cascade Use attracts researchers, scientists and technologists from companies, universities, research firms and government agencies from around the world.

Join us for Cascade Use 2018, the unique forum for reporting technological breakthroughs in the areas of cascading materials and products in the area of Automotives, Electronics, Computing, and Resource Criticality in General.

Dates and Program

  • Deadline for camera ready publications: March 31st, 2018 extended to May 18th, 2018
  • Conference registration: Early bird until July 31st, 2018 extended to August 31st, 2018
  • Registration open until: September 15th, 2018


The Program is still preliminary and will be updated regularly.

Day 1 Monday, 24.09.2018
09:00 Registration and welcome coffee
10:00 Begin of Conference
Opening and Welcome Speech by Hosts Alexandra Pehlken and Chen Ming
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Session Chair: Mark Mennenga (IWF, TU Braunschweig, Germany)
10:30 Comparability of Life Cycle Assessments: Modelling and Analyzing LCA Using Different Databases
Matthias Kalverkamp & Neele Karbe
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10:50 Development and Application of Metrics for Evaluation of Cumulative Energy Efficiency for IT Devices in Data Centers
Fernando Penaherrera & Katharina Szczepaniak
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11:10 The Material Use of Perovskite Solar Cells
Juan Camilo Trillos Gomez, Urte Brand & Thomas Vogt
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11:30 Energy Flow Management in an Energetic Neighbourhood
Steffen Wehkamp
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11:50 Discussion
12:00 Keynote: Susanne Rotter (University of Technology Berlin, Germany; Member of the Advisory Council on the Environment of the German Government)
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12:30 Lunch
13:20 Welcome by the UOL president Prof. Piper
13:30 Keynote: Christian Hagelüken (Director EU Government Affairs, Umicore AG & Co. KG, Germany)
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Session Chair: Benjamin Wagner vom Berg (University of Applied Science Bremerhaven, Germany)
14:00 NaCl – Sustainable Crowdlogistics
Franziska Hanneken
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14:20 ZMo - Target Group Based Mobility Chains in Health Care Systems
Jürgen Knies
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14:40 Sustainable Mobility in rural areas
Alexander Sandau
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15:00 Awareness of the necessity of stakeholders involved in the mobility planning process in order to improve sustainable mobility
Supara Grudpan
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15:20 German’s Autonomous Mobility Acceptance Model
Mahyar Moradi
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15:40 Discussion
15:50 Coffee Break
Session Chair: Kerstin Kuchta (TUHH Hamburg, Germany)
16:20 Planned Obsolescence in Portable Computers - Empirical Research Results
Martin Adrion & Jörg Woidasky
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16:40 Formal and Informal E-waste Collection in Mexico City
Nina Tsydenova & Merle Heyken
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17:00 E-Book Reader Recyclability
Ersin Karadeniz, Christian Klinke & Jörg Woidasky
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17:20 Gaps and Needs within the WEEE Management in Brazil
Sascha Diedler & Kerstin Kuchta<
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17:40 Extraction Potential of Tantalum from Spent Capacitors Through Bioleaching
Mehmet Ali Kucuker, Xiaochen XU & Kerstin Kuchta
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18:00 Discussion
18:10 End of Presentations
19:00 Conference Dinner
Day 2 Tuesday, 25.09.2018
09:00 Begin and Wrap up of day 1
by Alexandra Pehklen and Chen Ming
09:10 Keynote: Henning Wilts
(Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy, Germany)
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Session Chair: Marcel Weil (Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS), KIT, Germany)
09:40 A SWOT and AHP Methodology for the Development Strategies formulating of China's Waste EV Battery Recycling Industry
Lingyun Zhu & Ming Chen
10:00 Evaluation of the Recyclability of Traction Batteries Using the Concept of Information Theory Entropy
Nicolas Bognar, Julian Rickert, Mark Mennenga, Felipe Cerdas & Christoph Herrmann
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10:20 The Importance of Recyclability for the Environmental Performance of Battery Systems
Jens F. Peters, Manuel Baumann & Marcel Weil
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10:40 Assessment of the Demand for Critical Raw Materials for the Implementation of Fuel Cells for Stationary and Mobile Applications
Rikka Wittstock, Alexandra Pehlken, Fernando Penaherrera & Michael Wark
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11:00 Discussion
11:10 Coffee Break
Session Chair: Chen Ming (SJTU Shanghai, China)
11:40 Shifting Remanufactured Products from Used to New
Aleksandra Patrycja Wewer & Thomas Guidat
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12:00 Assessment of Reusability of Used Car Part Components with Support of Decision Tool RAUPE
Alexandra Pehlken, Björn Koch & Matthias Kalverkamp
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12:20 Reuse, Recycling and Recovery of End-of-Life New Energy Vehicles in China
Weiqun Han, Yuan Shi, Alexandra Pehlken, Goufang Zhang, Pang-Chieh Sui & Jinsheng Xiao
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12:40 Comparison of Cascaded Utilization with Life Cycle Assessment – a Case Study of Wind Turbine Blades
Kalle Wulf, Frauke Germer & Henning Albers
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13:00 Discussion
13:10 Lunch
14:10 Keynote: Christoph Herrmann (IWF, TU Braunschweig, Germany)
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Session Chair: Matthias Kalverkamp (Cascade Use, CvO University Oldenburg), Thorsten Wuest (West Virginia University, USA)
14:40 IoT and Industry 4.0 in the conflict between economical, ecological and social sustainability
Marco Lewandowski
15:00 Blockchain in context sustainability
Lea Kuhlmann
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15:20 Cascade Utilization During the End-of-Life of Product Service Systems: Synergies and Challenges
Muztoba Ahmad Khan, Matthias Kalverkamp & Thorsten Wuest
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15:40 Discussion
15:50 Closing ceremony
16:15 End of Day 2
Day 3 Wednesday, 26.09.2018
  For registered participants we offer excursions to various locations.
Locations still to be announced.

Call for Papers

The Call for Paper has closed on May 18th, 2018.


Our online registration tool is open now.

The conference fee includes:

  • one hard copy of the conference proceedings "Cascade Use in Technologies 2018" as Springer publication,
  • drinks and lunch on both conference days and
  • the conference dinner on September 24th.

However, registration is necessary.

We offer early bird fees until July 31st, 2018 extended to August 31th, 2018 for:

  • Industry : 200€
  • Academic : 100€
  • Students : 60€ *

After August 1st, 2018 September 1st, 2018 the fees are:

  • Industry : 300€
  • Academic : 150€
  • Students : 60€ *

* Students need to send us their proof of Student status


  • Alexandra Pehlken (CCU, CvO University Oldenburg, Germany (Host)),
  • Steven B Young (University of Waterloo, Canada ),
  • Chen Ming (SJTU Shanghai, China),
  • Jinsheng Xiao (Wuhan University of Technology, China),
  • Kerstin Kuchta (TUHH Hamburg, Germany),
  • Julia Hobohm (Germany),
  • Andrew Hursthouse (University of the West of Scotland, UK),
  • Jorge Marx Gómez (VLBA, CvO University Oldenburg, Germany),
  • Marcel Weil (Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS), KIT, Germany)


Oldenburg offers a wide variety of hotels.
The following hotels have reserved a contingent of single rooms at a special rate for participants. The number of rooms is limited and all offers are valid until booked out or August 23rd the latest. Please mention "ICCCE 2018" when booking.

B&B Hotel

Alexanderstraße 1-5
26121 Oldenburg

Website: www.hotelbb.de/de/oldenburg
Phone: +49 (0)441 92511-0
Email: oldenburg@hotelbb.com

Single room: EUR 66.50 per night, breakfast included

Hotel Wieting

Damm 29
26135 Oldenburg

Website: www.hotel-wieting.de
Phone: +49 (0)441 9240-0
Email: info@hotel-wieting.de

Single room: EUR 67.00 per night, breakfast included

Other nearby hotels:

Hotel Alexander

Alexanderstraße 107
26121 Oldenburg

Website: www.alexander-hotel.info/oldenburg/
Phone: +49 (0)441 9802-100
Email: info@alexander-hotel.info

Hotel Antares

Staugraben 8
26122 Oldenburg

Website: www.antares-hotel.info
Phone: +49 (0)441 9225-0
Email: info@antares-hotel.info

City Club Hotel Oldenburg

Europaplatz 4-6
26123 Oldenburg

Website: www.cch-hotel.de
Phone: +49 (0)441 808-0
Email: info@cityclubhotel.de

Hermes Hotel

Ankerstr. 19
26122 Oldenburg

Website: www.hermes-hotel-oldenburg.de
Phone: +49 (0)441 77939-100
Email: oldenburg@hermes-hotel.de

Contact us

Our local team will assist you regarding to all open questions regarding submission, registration, accommodation, etc.
Please contact us via email to cascade.use@uol.de.


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Duration: 01.03.2014 until 28.02.2019
Sponsored by FONA
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