WMC'97 World Manufacturing Congress

ICSC Canada (icsc@compusmart.ab.ca)
Thu, 5 Dec 1996 22:51:58 +0100


ANNOUNCEMENT / CALL FOR PAPERS

WORLD MANUFACTURING CONGRESS (WMC'97)
http://www.compusmart.ab.ca/icsc/wmc97.htm

November 18-21, 1997
Auckland, New Zealand

WMC'97 is dedicated to Philip Crosby

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SPONSORS

- IEEE
- IPENZ
- ICSC
- Massey University

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PURPOSE OF THE CONGRESS

The continuous exchange of scientific information is of particular
importance in a time of world-wide problems in the manufacturing industry.
The impact of other rapidly changing technical sectors, such as electronics,
automation and computer engineering, combined with the increasing pressures
from issues such as environmental protection and global markets, is
revolutionizing both the philosophies and the production elements of
manufacturing.

The World Manufacturing Congress, to be held every two years, is designed to
be a forum for academia and industry to exchange ideas for research and to
facilitate the transfer of such ideas into practice. The key objective of
the congress is to cover all relevant aspects of the developing science of
manufacturing systems, manufacturing technology and manufacturing
management, including strategies, operational and organizational factors,
new and developing technologies, information management and human factors in
the industrial environment.
Amongst the more traditional application areas, WMC'97 will pay particular
attention and examine the impact of manufacturing on a variety of important
industrial sectors. These sectors include Aerospace, Automotive, Biomedical,
Pharmaceutical, Nuclear, Health and the Environment, Textile and Footwear,
Defense, Electronics, Communication, Agricultural, Food, and Construction
industries.

The papers accepted for presentation will be those of a high standard of
content and presentation and offering new ideas and original research to the
audience.

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INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS (ISMS'97)

The aim of ISMS'97 is the cross-fertilization of ideas and knowledge about
manufacturing systems. ISMS'97 will bring together industrialists, research
institutions and universities to present new research results, exchange
ideas and experiences and to identify the future trend in the field of
manufacturing systems.

The tentative list of topics includes, but is not limited to:

- Manufacturing Planning
- Manufacturing Control
- Modeling and Simulation
- Decision Support Tools
- Manufacturing Organization
- Financial Aspects of Manufacturing
- Concurrent and Simultaneous Engineering
- Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing
- Virtual Manufacturing
- Virtual Enterprise
- IT and Communications in Manufacturing
- Multimedia Applications
- Electronic Date Interchange (EDI)
- Database Technology
- Data Capture Automation

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INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY (ISMT'97)

Demand to meet new targets in manufacturing is pushing the technology across
boundaries even further.Technology must respond rapidly and must stay ahead
at all times. Advances in materials and processes both play important roles
to maintain the cutting edge in manufacturing companies and help them stay
competitive. ISMT'97 will attempt to cover a wide range of topics in the
field of Manufacturing technology and attempt to address challenges
requiring solutions that are innovative in nature.

The tentative list of topics includes, but is not limited to:

- Computer Aided Design
- Computer Aided Manufacture
- Computer Integrated Manufacture
- Design for Manufacture and Assembly
- Rapid Prototyping
- Advanced Manufacturing Processes
- Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing
- Intelligent Manufacturing
- Industrial Automation
- Robotics
- Process Automation
- Industrial Laboratory Automation
- Packaging Technologies
- Mechatronics
- Materials in Manufacturing (metals, ceramics,
polymers, plastics, leather, composites, etc.)
- Electronics Manufacture
- Clean Manufacturing
- Manufacturing Process Control
- Automation in Agriculture
- Construction as a Manufacturing Process

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INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MANUFACTURING MANAGEMENT (ISMM'97)

Manufacturing management is an instrument of survival against ever
increasing global competitiveness. ISMM'97 will cover all aspects of
manufacturing management. The theme of the symposia will place a stronghold
on principles and concepts and how these are affected by the different
operational ways in which a manufacturing organization can meet its
strategic objectives.

Topics of interest include all aspects of manufacturing operations
management, including:

- World Class Manufacturing
- Manufacturing Re-design
- Business Process Re-engineering
- Supplier Development
- Product Design
- Product Innovation
- Quality
- Lean Manufacture
- Benchmarking
- Logistics
- Information Management
- Co-operative Manufacturing
- Education and Training
- Human Factors in Manufacturing
- Global Product Strategies
- International Technology Transfer

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INVITED SESSIONS

Keynote speakers (top industrialists, chief research scientists and leading
academics) will be addressing the main issues of the congress. It is
intended to start every morning and every afternoon with a 45 minutes
keynote speech, followed by a 15 minutes question/answer period.

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INDUSTRIAL VISITS

Industrial visits to manufacturing plants will be organized for each day of
the congress.

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EXHIBITION

An exhibition will be held at the congress site.

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PUBLICATION OF PAPERS

All accepted papers will appear in the congress proceedings, published by
ICSC Academic Press. The proceedings will be available for the delegates at
the congress.

In addition, some selected papers will be considered for publication in
special issues of prestigious international journals.

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BEST PAPER AWARDS

Best paper awards will be presented for WMC'97 and each symposium.

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WMC'97
Honorary Chair: Philip B. Crosby, USA
General & Organizing Chair: Saeid Nahavandi, New Zealand

ISMS'97
Symposium Chair: Andrew Kusiak, USA
Program Chair: Nikola Kasabov, New Zealand

ISMT'97
Symposium Chair: Mozafar Saadat, U.K.
Program Chair: Des Tedford, New Zealand

ISMM'97
Symposium Chair: Bo Bergman, Sweden
Program Chair: Don Barnes, New Zealand

CONGRESS ORGANIZER
ICSC International Computer Science Conventions
P.O. Box 279, Millet AB T0C 1Z0, Canada
Email: icsc@compusmart.ab.ca
Web-Site: http://www.compusmart.ab.ca/icsc
Fax: +1-403-387-4329
Phone: +1-403-387-3546

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
S. Nahavandi, D.J. Barnes, R. Bhamidimarri, R.L. Earle, R.M. Hodgson, W.
Monteith, P. Robertson, E.W. Smith

INTERNATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE
F.B. Adamson, USA / L. Alting, Denmark / B. Bergman, Sweden / J.C. Bezdeck,
USA / P.M. Braiden, U.K. / R.G.M. Christie, New Zealand / T. Fukuda, Japan /
R.H. Griffiths, U.K. / Y. Hasegawa, Japan / J.R. Hewit, U.K. / M. Jamshidi,
USA / G. Johnson, USA / I.K. Kang, Korea / W. Khalil, France / A. Kusiak,
USA / D. Kwok, Australia / Damian M. Lyons, USA / M. Mansour, Switzerland /
C.C. Mo, ROC / W. Monteith, New Zealand / A. Morecki, Poland / S. Nahavandi,
New Zealand / L. Nemes, Australia / C.C. Nguyen, USA / C. O'Brian, U.K. /
P.J. O'Grady, USA / G. Page, New Zealand / M. Saadat, U.K. / P.S. Schenker,
USA / H. Sutabutra, Thailand / T.J. Tarn, USA / D. Williams, U.K.

INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL COMMITTEE
H. Adeli, USA / A. Adlemo, Sweden / L.M. Aguilera, Brazil / M.H. Ang Jr.,
Singapore / D.J. Barnes, New Zealand / M. Bazargan, Australia / G.A. Bekey,
USA / H.S.M. Beigi, USA / B. Benhabib, Canada / J. Billingsley, Australia /
S. Blessing, Germany / J. Cernetic, Slovenia
T. Chandra, Australia / L. Foulloy, France / M. Good, Australia / N.
Kasobov, New Zealand / K. Kawamura, USA / P.K. Khosla, USA / T. King, U.K. /
A.K. Kochhar, U.K. / P. Kopacek, Austria / R. Lashkari, Canada / A. Lauber,
Sweden / G.C.I. Lin, Australia / V.J. Lumelsky, USA / K. Maani, New Zealand
/ A.A. Maciejewski, USA / C. Maynard, Australia / T. Medland, U.K. / J.P.T.
Mo, Australia / W. Monteith, New Zealand / P. Moore, U.K. / F. Naghdy,
Australia / S. Nahavandi, New Zealand / H. Nicholls, New Zealand / F.F.
Nicolo, Italy / G. Page, New Zealand / M. Papageorgiou, Greece / C. Preece,
U.K. / D. Reedman, U.K. / W.Y. San, Singapore / S. Shah, Canada / Robert E.
Skelton, USA / T.M. Sobh, USA / J. Sztipanovits, USA / P. Taylor, U.K. / D.
Tedford, New Zealand / J. Trevelyan, Australia / A. Villa, Italy / Z. Vukic,
Croatia / K. Whybrew, New Zealand / D. Wilcock, U.K. / J. Yuh, USA

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SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS

Prospective authors are requested to submit an extended abstracts of 1000 -
2000 words for review by the International Technical Committee. All
abstracts must be written in English, starting with a succinct statement of
the problem, the results achieved, their significance and a comparison with
previous work. If authors believe that more details are necessary to
substantiate the main claims of the paper, they may include a clearly marked
appendix that will be read at the discretion of the International Technical
Committee.

The abstracts must be clearly marked, to which symposium (ISMS'97, ISMT'97
or ISMM'97) they are submitted. They should also include:

- Title of proposed paper
- Authors names, affiliations, addresses
- Name of author to contact for correspondence
- E-mail address and fax number of contact author
- Name of topic which best describes the paper
(max. 5 keywords)

It is recommended to submit abstracts by electronic mail (ASCII text) to

icsc@compusmart.ab.ca

or else by fax or mail (2 copies) to the following address:

ICSC Canada
P.O. Box 279
Millet, Alberta T0C 1Z0
Canada
Fax: +1-403-387-4329
Email: icsc@compusmart.ab.ca

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OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS

Anybody wishing to organize a special session, such as a workshop, tutorial
or discussion, is requested to contact either ICSC Canada or the Organizing
Chairman before April 30, 1997.

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IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

It is the intention of the organizers to have the conference proceedings
available for the delegates. Consequently, the deadlines below are to be
strictly respected:

- Submission of abstracts: February 28, 1997
- Notification of acceptance: April 30, 1997
- Delivery of full papers: June 30, 1997
- WMC'97 congress: November 18 - 21, 1997

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WMC'97 WEB SITE

Full updated information is available from

http://www.compusmart.ab.ca/icsc/wmc97.htm

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FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information please contact

ICSC International Computer Science Conventions
P.O. Box 279, Millet AB T0C 1Z0, Canada
Email: icsc@compusmart.ab.ca
Fax: +1-403-387-4329
Phone: +1-403-387-3546

or

Dr. Saeid Nahavandi, Organizing Chairman WMC'97,
Massey University, Deptartment of Production Technology,
Private Bag 11222, Palmerston North, New Zealand
E-mail: S.Nahavandi@massey.ac.nz
Fax: +64-6-350-5604
Phone: +64-6-350-4083

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