The circular economy is a paradigm for sustainable growth, transforming the way in which modern societies design, produce and consume goods and services into a regenerative economic cycle. Future and emerging technologies, such as 5G, blockchain and crowdsourced sensing systems, along with innovative models and paradigms such as the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and community networks, will play an important role in the transition to the circular economy by enabling and facilitating digitalisation (efficient asset management, open data, etc.) and collaboration (co-innovation, shared value creation, etc.).
Smart Circular Economy is an international workshop focusing on the role of ICT as an enabler for the circular economy. This workshop brings together scientists, researchers and stakeholders from industry and local communities to share and exchange their experiences, discuss challenges and report state-of-the-art and in-progress research at the intersection of ICT and the circular economy. Accepted and presented papers will appear in the IEEE Xplore library and all major publication indexes (DBLP, Scopus, etc.) along with DCOSS 2021.