2018 International Conference on Resource Sustainability - Asia Pacific (2018 icRS-AP)

November 27-28, 2018  Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan

Announcement and Call for Papers

Theme: Resources and Circular Economy in Asia Pacific

 http://www.isbitm.org ((2018 icRS-AP)


The International Conference on Resource Sustainability (icRS) is a global forum for the latest development in resource sustainability research and practices that has been successful in attracting global participations. 2018 icRS-AP aims to provide a forum dedicated to the exchange of ideas and seeking opportunities to collaborate among researchers and practitioners who are interested in resources and its role in circular economy in Asia Pacific Region. The conference is also expected to foster networking, collaboration and joint effort among the conference participants to advance the theory and practice as well as to identify major trends in Resource Management, Innovation and Circular Economy.



General Chair

·             Ming Xu, Univ. of Michigan

Conference Co-Chairs

·             Jeffrey J.P. Tsai, Asia Univ

·             Chun-Wei Lin, Asia Univ

·              Anthony SF Chiu, De La sale Univ

·             Chen-Fu Chien, Tsinghua university, Hsinchu


Organizing Committee Co-Chairs

·              Ming-Lang Tseng ; Asia Univ.

·              Fuyume-Sai, Daito Bunka University, Japan

·              Kathleen Aviso, De La Salle University, Philippines

·              Kuo-Jui Wu, Dalian University of Technology, China

Programme Chair

·              Ming Lim; Professor, Chongqing University, China

Publication Co-Chairs

·              Tatre Jantarakolica, Thammasat University, Thailand

·              Kim Hua Tan; Professor, University of Nottingham, UK

·              Hing Kai Chan; Professor, University of Nottingham, China

·              Kuo-Ping Lin; Professor, Asia Univ.

International Advisory Team

Australia: David Ness, University of South Australia

China: JK He, Tsinghua Univ.

QH Zhu, Shanghai Jiaotong Univ

Indonesia: Louie Divinagracia, University Pelita Harapan

Pujuwan Nyoman, Sepuluh Nopember Surabaya University

Japan: Tsuyoshi Fujita, NIES

Korea: Hung Suck Park, Ulsan University

Philippines: Raymond Tan, De La Salle University


Harn Wei Kua, National University of Singapore

Sri Lanka: Peiris, VidyaRupage Sena, NCPC

Sweden: Tomohiko Sakao, Linkoping University

Switzerland: Suren Erkman, University of Lausanne

The Netherlands: Frank Boons, Erasmus University

Thailand: Kitikorn Charmondusit, Mahidol U; Pisal Yenyaree, SIIT, Thammasat U.

USA: Jennifer H Grenville, Univ of Oregon; John Groth, Texas University; Joseph Sarkis, Worcester Polytechnica Inst

UK:  K.H. Tan, University of Nottingham


  • Institute of Innovation and Circular Economy, Asia University, Taichung City
  • International Society for Business Innovation and Technology Management
  • University of Nottingham, UK and China
  • University of Michigan

Topic of Interests

  • Sustainable Consumption and Production
  • Resource Efficient & Cleaner Production
  • Operations Research; Management Science
  • Technology Management; Green Innovation
  • Sustainable Development; Industrial Ecology
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management;
  • Other related topics

Important Dates

Submission of Abstract       Sep 30, 2018 October 15

Notification of Acceptance       Oct 10, 2018 October 25

Early Bird Registration Deadline               Oct 31, 2018

Conference Dates                                                Nov 27-28,2018

Conference Fee (covers conference kit, 1 dinners, 2 lunch, 4 tea)

Early bird fee: US$ 300; Regular fee: US$ 400

Early Student fee: US$ 250; Regular student fee: US$300

(Taiwanese participants: Early bird fee: NT8000; Regular fee: NT12500; Early bird Student fee: NT7000; Regular student fee: NT8000)

Taiwan participants: 808-1388-940-013256
Regular Papers Submission

Authors should electronically submit abstract in MS WORD document (Background, Objective, Contributions, Findings and Results) and full paper (two columns font 10 including pictures and diagrams), to Submission System. The first page of the paper must contain the titles, names and affiliations of the authors, email address, and four keywords/phrases. Please identify the corresponding author giving full contact information including email address. www.Isbitm.org 


The outstanding Symposium papers will be recommended directly to the guest editors of the SSCI/SCI journals in 2019, who are present in the symposium.