Going Green  EcoDesign2007
5th International Symposium on
Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing
Intergration of social system design, business strategies,
and technologies by the EcoDesign approach under the global energy crisis era
December 10-13, 2007 in Tokyo, Japan
organized by the Union of EcoDesigners, Japan, under the unified subtitle gGoing Greenh


Symposium Venue


2-41, Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo, 135-0064 Japan




Technical Session

The technical session consists of short presentations, full presentations, and poster presentations:
Full presentation:
  • 25 min for oral presentation (incl.discussions)
  • 2 pages for an Extended Abstract(Letter or A4 size paper)
  • 4 pages to 8 pages for a Manuscript(Letter or A4 size paper)

Short presentation:
  • 15 min for oral presentation (incl.discussions)
  • 1 pages for an Extended Abstract(Letter or A4 size paper)
  • 2 pages for a Manuscript(Letter or A4 size paper)

Poster presentation:
  • Poster sessions for presentation with a poster. This poster sessions will be conducted on specific themes and will provide opportunities for direct discussions with authors.
  • 1 pages for an Extended Abstract(Letter or A4 size paper)
  • 2 pages to 8 pages for a Manuscript(Letter or A4 size paper)


 Some distinguished papers presented at EcoDesign 2007 will be chosen as gBest paper awardsh by the international EcoDesign 2007 award committee according to contents of the papers (including both of full presentations and short presentations).

gBest poster awardsh will be also selected according to their contents and quality of posters.

This symposium awards prizes for several papers and presentations. These prizes are categorized based on presentation style. The awards committee will screen these prizes.

1) Best paper awards

 Selecting awards from full and short presentation style manuscripts according to manuscripts contents and presentation.

2) Best poster awards

 Selecting awards from poster presentation style manuscripts according to manuscripts contents and presentation.



Friendship Party

A Friendship Party will be held for all participants who have registered. It give opportunities to communicate with other participants and to develop EcoDesign activities. We are expecting your join!

Date:18:00 - 20:00. Thursday, Dec 11



Technical Tour

As a special event for overseas participants, a technical tour is planned on December 13 (Thu.) 2007 as follows:

(1) Panasonic Center Tokyo

Matsushita (Panasonic) Group is one of the environmental leading companies in Japan. Matsushita Group established Panasonic center Tokyo in 2002 and Panasonic Center Tokyo is positioned as a Corporate Global Communications Hub in the Matsushita Group. Under the two concepts, "Realizing a Ubiquitous Network Society" and "Coexisting with the Global Environment", the Center fills the role of a vehicle for communications in Matsushita Group. The latest energy-saving technologies and systems are strategically developed throughout the facility.

(2) EcoProducts 2007 Exhibition

Since 1999, the "Eco-Products Japan" exhibition has been held to provide a forum for giving the opportunities for (ex)changing the way of thinking or lifestyle up to now and spreading ideas, information and opinions about eco-products.

It is featured that more 600 companies' with environmentally conscious products in a wide range of fields, including "home use" products, information/ service products, and industrial products, exhibited and over 150,000 participants in 2006. It is the largest scale international exhibition in the field of eco-design and eco-products in Japan.

A volunteer interpreter (Japanese into English) will join in the tour. For application, please check the box of the "Technical tour" in the registration by November 21, 2007.

The confirmation of participation of the technical tour will be sent to all tour participants by email.

Overview of EcoDesign 2005 Technical Tour
Tour fee: Free (include luncheon)
Date: December 13 (Thu.), 9:00-16:00
Tour destination:
  Morning: Panasonic Center Tokyo
  Afternoon: EcoProducts 2007 Exhibition
  If you want to attend afternoon only, please contact by e-mail.
  - 10:00  From each hotel by chartered bus
  10:00 - 12:00  Panasonic Center Tokyo
  12:00 - 13:00  Luncheon
  13:00 - 14:00  EcoProducts 2007 Exhibition's about 5 booths with English guide
  14:00 - 16:00  Free
  16:00 - Back to each hotel by chartered bus
Meeting place of the tour participants:
  Hotel Unizo Shimbashi
  Le Meridien Grand Pacific Tokyo
  Miraikan(Symposium venue)
  Tokyo Bay Ariake Washington Hotel

Closing date for application November 21, 2007
Maximum number of participants is 25, and oversea participants have priority.
Minimum operating numbers of participants: 10 persons
(If the number of participants is less than minimal operation number, the tour might be cancelled.)