Life cycle analysis (LCA)

This topic will cover investigations related to the development of methodological procedures and the application of life cycle based methodologies such as Environmental Life Cycle Assessment (E-LCA), Life Cycle Costing (LCC), Social life cycle assessment (S-LCA), Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA), Input / Output assessment methodology, etc.  


The practical use of these tools to evaluate the sustainability of goods and services in the fields of energy, transport, food, construction, waste management, consumer goods are welcome.  


The use of advanced methodological approaches to life cycle based assessment such as consequential evaluation, dynamic LCA, development of product category rules, interpretation of LCA results for decision making and aggregation of sustainability dimensions (economic, environmental and social) into Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA) will also be of interest. 



Prof Guillermo San Miguel, Technical University of Madrid, Spain (

 Dr Martínez-Delgado Sara, Saint Louis University Madrid, Spain (