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
  Welcome Speech by Hosts Alexandra Pehlken and Chen Ming
  Keynote: Susanne Rotter (University of Technology Berlin, Germany; Member of the Advisory Council on the Environment of the German Government)
12:20 Lunch
  Keynote: Christian Hagelüken (Director EU Government Affairs, Umicore AG & Co. KG, Germany)
Session Chair: Mark Mennenga (IWF, TU Braunschweig, Germany)

  • Comparability of Life Cycle Assessments: Modelling and Analyzing LCA Using Different Databases
    Matthias Kalverkamp & Neele Karbe
  • Development and Application of Metrics for Evaluation of Cumulative Energy Efficiency for IT Devices in Data Centers
    Fernando Penaherrera & Katharina Szczepaniak
  • The Material Use of Perovskite Solar Cells
    Juan Camilo Trillos Gomez, Urte Brand & Thomas Vogt
Session Chair: Benjamin Wagner vom Berg (University of Applied Science Bremerhaven, Germany)

  • NaCl – Sustainable Crowdlogistics
    Benjamin Wagner vom Berg
  • ZMo - Target Group Based Mobility Chains in Health Care Systems
18:00 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
  Keynote: Henning Wilts
(Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy, Germany)
Session Chair: Marcel Weil (Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS), KIT, Germany)

  • A SWOT and AHP Methodology for the Development Strategies formulating of China's Waste EV Battery Recycling Industry
    Lingyun Zhu & Ming Chen
  • Evaluation of the Recyclability of Traction Batteries Using the Concept of Information Theory Entropy
    Nicolas Bognar, Julian Rickert, Mark Mennenga, Felipe Cerdas & Christoph Herrmann
  • The Importance of Recyclability for the Environmental Performance of Battery Systems
    Jens F. Peters, Manuel Baumann & Marcel Weil
  • 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
Session Chair: Kerstin Kuchta (TUHH Hamburg, Germany)

  • Planned Obsolescence in Portable Computers - Empirical Research Results
    Martin Adrion & Jörg Woidasky
  • Formal and Informal E-waste Collection in Mexico City
    Nina Tsydenova & Merle Heyken
  • E-Book Reader Recyclability
    Ersin Karadeniz, Christian Klinke & Jörg Woidasky
  • Gaps and Needs within the WEEE Management in Brazil
    Sascha Diedler & Kuchta Kerstin
  • Extraction Potential of Tantalum from Spent Capacitors Through Bioleaching
    Mehmet Ali Kucuker, Xiaochen XU & Kerstin Kuchta
13:30 Lunch
  Keynote: Christoph Herrmann (IWF, TU Braunschweig, Germany)
Session Chair: Chen Ming (SJTU Shanghai, China)

  • Shifting Remanufactured Products from Used to New
    Aleksandra Patrycja Wewer & Thomas Guidat
  • Assessment of Reusability of Used Car Part Components with Support of Decision Tool RAUPE
    Alexandra Pehlken, Björn Koch & Matthias Kalverkamp
  • 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
Session Chair: Matthias Kalverkamp (Cascade Use, CvO University Oldenburg), Thorsten Wuest (West Virginia University, USA)

  • Comparison of Cascaded Utilization with Life Cycle Assessment – a Case Study of Wind Turbine Blades
    Kalle Wulf, Frauke Germer & Henning Albers
  • Cascade Utilization During the End-of-Life of Product Service Systems: Synergies and Challenges
    Muztoba Ahmad Khan, Matthias Kalverkamp & Thorsten Wuest
  • Blockchain in context sustainability
    Lea Kuhlmann
  Afternoon Session 3: Student Awards
  Closing ceremony
18:00 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 is available for download (PDF, 1.2MB).
Feel free to forward it to your colleagues.

Please submit research papers or industry case studies related to the following topics:

  • Mobility:
    • Sustainable product design in automotives
    • Sustainable mobility
    • Challenges within electro mobility
    • Recycling of End-of-Life Vehicles
  • WEEE and General studies:
    • Cascade Use methodology and case studies from all over the world
    • WEEE and cascading case studies
    • LCA and MFA Case studies related to the topics automotives / mobility and/or WEEE
    • Case studies approaching both: material and energy efficiency
  • Industrial Ecology:
    • Material criticality and procurement
    • Circular Economy
    • Sustainable product development
    • Product recycling with reuse approaches

You will expect a conference with extremely high qualified experts of the recycling and automotive industry.

Submission Guidelines

Papers are accepted through our online submission tool only.

Formatting Guidelines and Template

All selected paper will undergo a peer review and best papers will be seleceted for inclusion in the conference proceedings as Springer book.

Instructions for writing the paper for ICCCE

We kindly ask you to follow the layout guidelines in order to ease the editorial process. Papers that are missing to acknowledge the given layout guidelines may be subject to rejection.

Once your paper has been accepted for presentation at ICCCE and for publication in the conference proceedings, we require your Consent to Publish, including the author(s) full name(s), corresponding author’s name, address, affiliation and e-mail. Without your consent, the paper will not be published.

The language of the conference and of the proceedings is English.

Length of the paper

The length of ICCCE papers is restricted to 10 pages including the whole content (abstract, affiliations, main text, figures/tables, references, etc.). Papers exceeding the length may be subject to modification or rejection.


The paper should contain a (short) introduction, a state-of-the-art, a description of the problem, the actual research work, results and analysis, discussion and conclusions.


The first page of the paper should include an abstract. The abstract should not exceed more than 150 words.


For details on the layout, please refer to the detailed guidelines and the manuscript template.

Some major characteristics of the layout: The font is "Times New Roman", the font size is 10 pt. Use title case for the title and headings throughout the manuscript. Arabic numbers are used for citation. For details on all formatting requirements, please refer to the guidelines. Use the template to write your manuscript and format your manuscript before submission.


An international committee will select the best papers for inclusion in a Springer book publication (Conference proceedings).


Our online registration tool is open now.

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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Grant number: 01LN1310A
Duration: 01.03.2014 until 28.02.2019
Sponsored by FONA
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