The International Institute of Obsolescence Management (IIOM) is today launching the call for papers for its 2021 International Conference to be held in Munich, Germany from 25 – 27 May 2021 with the theme “Obsolescence Management – the Key to Sustainability”.
The conference will provide an opportunity for engineers, leaders, research scholars, scientists, students and technologists to exchange ideas and to explore the recent advances in all aspects of Obsolescence Management. IIOM is looking for papers that show how good obsolescence management practice can extend the life-cycle of products and systems beyond that which would be possible by the natural lifecycle of their components, and how the implementation of IEC62402:2019 Obsolescence Management could be a model for best practice in industry. Papers can describe obsolescence activities in any industrial sector, and not just the sectors traditionally associated with obsolescence management – aerospace, defence, oil and gas, nuclear and rail.
IIOM would also like papers that describe how obsolescence management is complementary to the strategy of circular economy, sustainability and the “right to repair” movement; how international trade agreements, and legislation restricting material usage can impact sustainability; novel contracting arrangements for obsolescence management; and supply chain resilience.
IIOM’s International Conference has been held biennially in the United Kingdom since 1999 with participants from all over the world; with chapters in Germany, India, UK and USA, IIOM is now demonstrating its international reach by asking its German chapter, COGD, to provide local support to organise this three day conference and workshop in Munich. With six sponsors already signed up, it could be the biggest yet as obsolescence management reaches new audiences.
The closing date for the submission of an abstract for consideration is 30 September 2020 – more details on www.theiiom.org