Reminder: Upcoming Abstract Deadlines and Conference Dates for EcoBalance 2024, ISIE SEM-AP Conference, and ISIE SEM Perpetual Online Conference

Socio-Economic Metabolism

Dear ISIE-SEM members,


We kindly remind you that the submission deadlines for abstracts for EcoBalance 2024 in Japan and the ISIE SEM-AP Conference in Beijing are approaching, both falling on April 30, 2024. Additionally, the ISIE SEM Perpetual Online Conference is scheduled for April 12, 2024.


For further details about the ISIE SEM-AP Conference, please visit the conference website:

Important Dates for the ISIE SEM-AP Conference:

February 5, 2024: Abstract and special session proposal submission opens

March 11, 2024: Registration starts

April 30, 2024: Abstract submission closes

May 15, 2024: Preliminary programme announced

May 31, 2024: Early bird registration closes

July 1, 2024: Registration closes

July 20, 2024: Programme announced

August 23-27, 2024: Conference


For more information about EcoBalance 2024, please visit the conference website:

Important Dates for EcoBalance 2024:

April 30, 2024: Deadline for abstract submission (abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee)

Early June, 2024: Acceptance notification for abstracts

From Mid of June to August 15, 2024: Early-bird registration

November 3, 2024: Pre-Conference events and Welcome Reception

November 4-6, 2024: Conference

November 7, 2024: Post-Conference events


Details about the next ISIE SEM Perpetual Online Conference:


Sociometabolic research in agri-food systems: circularity and self-sufficiency


Circularity, short supply chains, and, increasingly, sufficiency are all considered key towards more sustainable agri-food systems. How are they defined and used in socio-metabolic research? Are these concepts reinforcing or conflicting with each other? What are the pitfalls of using them as proxies for sustainability? 

In this session of the ISIE-SEM perpetual online conference on circularity and self-sufficiency of agri-food systems, we are welcoming two leading researchers to share some of their latest work and insights into the ever relevant question on how to feed our planet sustainably. 

Join us on Friday 12 April 2024 from 12:00-13:00 CEST online at Teams.


  • Introduction into the session by section chair Stefan Pauliuk and session chair Anastasia Papangelou
  • “A review of socio-metabolic research on circularity in agri-food systems and pathways to action”, by Souhil Harchaoui*, Myriam Grillot, Jean-Yves Courtonne, Sophie Madelrieux, *INRAE, Institut Agro, SAS, Rennes, France
  • “A socio-metabolic approach to analyse self-sufficiency in EU‘s agri-food systems”,
    by Lisa Kaufmann,Institute of Social Ecology (SEC), University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU)

Afterward, panel discussion and open discussion with participants.




We encourage you to review these dates and visit the respective websites for more detailed information about each conference. We look forward to your participation and contributions.



Stefan Pauliuk, Ichiro Daigo, Anastasia Papangelou, Tomer Fishman, Peter-Paul Pichler, Zhi Cao, Christoph Helbig, Shweta Singh