International Conference on Resource Efficiency
13.11.2013 - 14.09.2013


On 13th and 14thNovember 2013, the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Germany) will host the International Conference on Resource Efficiency in Interorganizational Networks (ResEff). The Conference agenda is available at


Renewable materials are becoming increasingly important as an alternative resource base in industrial networks. Consequently, research for methods improving the efficient use of renewable resources in production processes with by-products is crucial. The aim is cascade utilization, thus the multiple utilization of a raw material before its conversion into energy.

The conference brings together interdisciplinary researchers developing strategies and solution concepts for efficient resource utilization. It is therefore a forum for scientific exchange both between experts as well as interdisciplinary groups. The following facets of the challenging topic of resource efficiency in interorganizational networks are covered by the conference:

Track A: Materials and Technologies
Track B: Planning of Production and Value-added Networks for Renewable Resources
Track C: Governance, Coordination and Sale

The conference will include parallel sessions for presentation of papers in the fields of agricultural and forestry science, mathematical optimization, operations research, marketing, business informatics, production and logistics. Each track contains different sessions for expert talks. The interdisciplinary exchange is fostered through special talks and meetings, where all groups come together.


We are further looking forward to the talks of our invited Speakers:

Prof. Martin Faulstich
CUTEC Institute of Environmental Technology, Chair of the German Advisory Council on the Environment

Prof. Barry Goodell
Sustainable Biomaterials, Virgina Polytechnic Inst. and State University

Prof. Adisa Azapagic
Sustainable Chemical Engineering,
University of Manchester

Assoc. Prof. Daniela Kleinschmit
Department of Forest Products,
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala


We are looking forward to welcome you to Göttingen in November. Should you wish to attend the conference, please register at It is still possible to present a Poster at the Poster Session.


Please note until 31 October, 2013 the registration fee for the ResEff 2013 amounts to 90 €. After 31 October, 2013 the registration fee totals 95 €.