EVENTS / 2014

8th Society And Materials International Conference SAM 8

21 May 2014

We are pleased to announce that the 8th edition of the Society and Materials Conference, SAM 8, will be held at University of Liège on 20-21 May 2014.

As part of the Social Value of Materials (SOVAMAT) initiative (, SAM conferences address the issues of the sustainability assessment of processes, products and product solutions of structural materials (metals, concrete, polymers, composites, wood, etc.).  The objective is to foster the interaction of soft and hard sciences, by bringing together an interdisciplinary research community to discuss the development of new metrics extending beyond common LCA and strategies of sustainable development.

 We encourage the participation of sociologists, process and material engineers, industrial ecologists, LCA practitioners, political scientists and economists interested in communicating and disseminating innovative ideas on these topics. Previous SAM conference programs, articles, and presentations are available on the SOVAMAT web site.

We look forward to seeing you in Liège.