ISIE-SEM perpetual online conference: Session 6, January 2021

Socio-Economic Metabolism

We are happy to announce the 6th session of the ISIE Socioeconomic Metabolism Section perpetual online conference: “Towards Sustainable Material Stocks.”

In our socio-economic metabolism, material stocks are the other side of the coin to material flows. We need to consider both stocks and flows simultaneously for sustainable development. In the January session, we focus on the material stocks of our society from many aspects including indicators, materials, modelling and life cycle impacts.

Date and TIme: January 28, 2021, 10:00-12:00 GMT11:00-13:00 CET Central Europe, 18:00-20:00 China19:00-21:00 Japan5:00-7:00 US east

Zoom and YouTube streaming


Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 988 4758 0953
Passcode: 435959


Youtube Streaming



SEM Chair and organizer: Hiroki Tanikawa, Nagoya University, Japan


(15min presentation and 5 mins discussion)


1) Tomer Fishman, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel

              A framework of indicators for associating material stocks and flows to service provisioning



2) Ippei Maruyama, The University of Tokyo, Japan

              Cement concrete stock and its sustainability (tentative)



3) Maud D. Lanau, the University of Sheffield, U.K.

              Modeling building stocks for the circular economy



4) Beijia Huang, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China

              Life cycle of building material and approaches to mitigate their environmental impacts






We’d love to receive your comments and answer any questions you may have –


Be safe and well, 

Best regards,


The SEM section board


Hiroki Tanikawa, Stefan Pauliuk, Gang Liu, Kazuyo Matsubae, Helen Ann Hamilton, Peter-Paul Pichler, Stefan Giljum and Tomer Fishman