Message from the Chair

On behalf of the International Program Committee and the Organising Committee it is a pleasure to welcome you to the Going Green – CARE INNOVATION 2018 conference and to Vienna.


With this four-days event we celebrate 20 years of CARE INNOVATION conferences in Vienna, Austria, always alternating with ELECTRONICS GOES GREEN in Berlin, Germany. Going Green – CARE INNOVATION 2018 will provide a platform to discuss how the electronics and other innovative industries, science and politics approach the global environmental and social challenges.


An exciting Conference Program is offered including important and wide-ranging contributions. They cover state-of-the-art research results that address contemporary problems and provide new insights on our path Towards a Circular Economy. 


The response to our Call for Papers was overwhelming, attracting submissions from some 48 countries. The International Program Committee has arranged a Program that spans 32 sessions, organised in parallel streams, where delegates will deliver over 160 presentations and posters. International legislative actions, higher energy-efficiency, less resource consumption, and new approaches towards sustainable development and climate change will be some of the key topics.

Additional workshops and special meetings address stimulating topics, delivered by professionals in the field. Along with the international congress, an environmental exhibition will take place.


To accelerate the networking between the huge numbers of participants, an extensive social program has been organized. It includes a Welcome Party, a Reception by the Mayor of Vienna in the magnificent, historical state rooms of the Viennese Town Hall and a Dinner at a typical “Heuriger” restaurant in Vienna.

Vienna – the bridge between East and West in the past and even more today – has been selected as the conference location to find synergies between economy and ecology.


I hope that in addition to attending the Technical Program, you will find time to explore and enjoy Vienna – the world famous metropolis of music, art and culture – and if possible extend your stay to include a relaxing and memorable holiday.

I would like to express my appreciation to all the sponsors, workshop organizers, authors, session chairs, panellists, exhibitors, media partners and all participants for contributing to the success of the Conference and I am immensely grateful to the International Program Committee and my Organisation Team – especially Alexandra Linder, Andreas Jany and all the other helping hands– for making this unique event possible.



Best regards,

Dr. Bernd Kopacek