The IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology (ISSST) builds upon the legacy of the IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment (ISEE) which was held annually from 1993 to 2008. It has become the major international event on issues related to the sustainability of engineered systems.
It provides an opportunity for industry and academia to share technical and scientific knowledge, as well as the latest operational and management strategies, business practices, and regulatory concerns. The event brings together engineers, managers, and others engaged in research, development, manufacturing, and recycling of engineered products and systems.
The scope of ISSST/ISEE has broadened over the years. One direction has been to more broadly consider the environmental implications of Information and Communication Technologies more. ISEE also dealt with the development of systems-based assessment and management tools such as materials flow analysis and life cycle assessment and applications to electronic products and ICT services. The environmental impacts of emerging technologies such as nanotechnology and convergence of multiple emerging technologies has also been considered. In the past few years, an expanding community and base of individuals interested in the educational issues of sustainability and sustainable engineering has convened at the event.
ISSST has become the premier conference for research related to the sustainability of science and technology systems. The program covers the spectrum of issues for assessing and managing products and services across their life cycle, and the design, management, and policy implications of sustainable engineered systems and technologies.