CE97 CFP Date Extended

Fri, 10 Jan 1997 08:25:12 +0100

To: CE Interest Group

Subject: CE97 CFP Date Extended

Troy, Michigan, U.S.A
August 20-22, 1997

Abstract due date extended to February 1, 1997.

ISPE/CE97, Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications,
is a major forum for the international
scientific exchange of multi-disciplinary and inter-
organizational aspects of concurrent
engineering (CE). The focus is on the use of integrated
enterprise processes, collaborative work,
information sharing, co-locating resources, and integrated
frameworks and tools. This conference
addresses research and applications issues of CE. This
information is available at Web page:


CE97 is sponsored by International Journal of Concurrent
Engineering: Research & Applications (CERA Journal), the
International Society for Productivity Enhancement (ISPE).
CE97 is hosted by Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309,
USA. Sponsorships from Chrysler, other professional and
Industrial organizations are being sought..

Topics of Interest:
Submissions are invited on substantial, original and previously
unpublished research in all life-cycle areas of product design,
engineering and manufacturing, including, but not limited to:

Planning & Scheduling in CE :Enterprise integration, assessing
an organization's readiness, CE process
characterization, workflow tracking and management, CE assessment
models, planning and scheduling of
activities, re-engineering enterprise processes, CE metrics,
barriers to CE, agile manufacturing, virtual

Collaborative Decision Making in CE :Cooperative work, team
coordination, Decision Support and
Design Assessment, monitoring progress of product development,
change notification across perspectives,
cooperative problem solving, computer support for team structure,
Project & Team coordination.

Information Modeling in CE : Information modeling and simulation,
integrated process capture, design
intent capture, data version control and management, PDES/STEP,
multi-level user access, capturing
corporate history, enterprise multimedia notebooks, design
rationale, integrated database and knowledge-
base management systems.

Teaming and Sharing in CE: Information sharing, Communication
tools, computer-based video and
audio conferring and consulting, multimedia electronic mail,
network-wide sharing of tools, graphical
collaborative user interfaces for inter-operability,
networked collocation.

Networking and Distribution in CE :Integrated frameworks,
architectures for building CE systems, CE
Languages & Tools, integration of design and manufacturing,
knowledge-based integration, virtual team
support environments, Tools for multi-media conference on the
networks, Distributed Computing

Organization and Management of CE :Principles of CE,
emerging standards and practices, Life cycle
engineering, design for X, integrated product and
process development, environmentally conscious
manufacturing, life-cycle cost and quality.

Reasoning & Negotiation in CE :Conflict Resolution
Techniques, Constraint Management, Negotiation.
Blackboard and Agent-based architecture, Corporate Technical

Practical applications of CE :Practical solutions, systematic
guidelines, pitfalls and success stories, case
studies, lessons learned, etc.

Authors should submit a full draft paper or extended abstract,
not exceeding 10 single spaced pages, to the
conference General Chair, no later than February 1, 1997
(preferably by E-mail in plain ASCII or
PostScript). Notification of acceptance or rejection will be
mailed to the first author (or designated author)
on or before February 28, 1997. Final camera-ready versions
of the papers must be received by April 15,
1997. The format is the same as the CERA Journal.

Conference Proceedings:
Conference Proceedings will be published by Technomic Publishing
Corporation as a part of a CE series entitled " Advances in CE "
with official congress catalog (ISSN) number. Selected expanded
papers will be reviewed for inclusion in a special issue of the
international journal, Concurrent Engineering: Research and
Application (CERA). For Information about CERA Journal, write
to: CERA Managing Editor, Dr. Biren Prasad , Director,
CERA Institute, P.O. Box 250254, West Bloomfield, MI 48322, USA.
Tel: (810) 696-5487/ Fax: (810) 661-8333,
Email: bprasad@cmsa.gmr.com

Conference General Chair:

Dr. Subra Ganesan, Professor and Chair,
Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309, U.S.A.
E-Mail: ganesan@oakland.edu,
Tel: (810) 370 2206, Fax: (810) 370 4625

International Co-chair

Dr. Pravir K. Chawdhry
School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, U K
E-Mail: P.K.Chawdhry@bath.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (1225) 826956, Fax: +44 (1225) 826928

Conference Program Chair:
Dr. Shuichi Fukuda, Department of Production, Information
and System Engineering,
Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Technology,
6-6, Ashaigaoka, Hino, Tokyo, Japan,
Tel: +81-425-83-5111, Fax: +81 425 83-5119 ,
email: fukuda@mgbfu.tmit.ac.ip
Tutorial Chair:
Dr. Biren Prasad
Director, CERA Institute, EDS, P.O.Box: 250
254, West Bloomfield, MI 48322-0254, USA
Phone: 810 696 5487. Fax: 810 661 8333
Email: bprasad@cmsa.gmr.com

Program Co-Chair ( Planning and Scheduling in CE)

Dr. P.M.(Nel) Wognum, School of Management Studies,
University of Twente, The Netherlands,
P.O.Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
email: p.m.wognum@sms.utwente.nl

Program Co-Chairs ( Collaborative Decision Making in CE)
Dr. V. "Juggy" Jagannathan
Concurrent Engineering Research Center,
West Virginia University, P. O. Box 6506
Morgantown, WV 26506 USA.
E-Mail: juggy@cerc.wvu.edu
Telephone: (304) 293-7226, Fax: (304) 293-7541

Dr. Willem G. Knoop, Delft University of Technology,
Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering,
Jaffalaan 9, NL-2628 BX Delft, The Netherlands.
Phone: +31 -15-2784546/3034. Fax: +31 -15-2787316
Email: W.G. Knoop@io.tudelft.NL

Program Co-Chair ( Networking and Distribution in CE)
Dr. A. Gunasekaran
Senior Lecturer in Production/Operations Management
Department of Manufacturing and Engineering Systems
Brunel University
Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH, UK
Ph: +44 1895 274 000 Ext 2634 or +44 1895 235 790(direct);
Fax: +44 1895 812 556
email: A.Gunasekaran@brunel.ac.uk or

Program Co-Chair ( Time Sharing in CE)
Dr. J. Favrel
GRASP / LISPI, INSA de Lyon, Informatique - 502
69621 Villeurbanne Cedex, France
E-Mail: jfavrel@grasp.insa-lyon.fr
Telephone: +33-72438485, Fax: +33-72438518

Program Co-Chairs ( Information Modeling in CE)
Dr. Anthony J. Gadient
SCRA, 5300 International Blvd.,
N. Charleston, SC 29418, USA.
E-Mail: gadient@scra.org
Telephone: (803) 760-4357, Fax: (803) 760-3349

Dr Mark Sh. Levin
The University of Aizu, Fukushima, 965-80, Japan
Email: mark@u-aizu.ac.jp

Program Co-Chair ( Reasoning and Negotiation in CE)
Dr. Mark Klein
Information Systems Department, The Applied Research Lab,
Pennsylvania State University,
State Collage PA 16804-0030, USA
Email: klein@quark.arl.psu.edu
Phone: 814 863 5381. Fax: 814 863 7841

Program Co-Chair ( Reasoning and Negotiation in CE)
Dr Walter Hower
Department of Computer Science
University College Cork
National University of Ireland
Western Rd, Cork, Republic of Ireland
email: walter@cs.ucc.ie
Ph: +353-21-90-3/084; fax: +353-21-90-3/113
Program Co-Chair ( Practical application of CE)
Dr. David A Baker,
Manager, Lockheed Martin,
Tactical Aircraft Systems, P.O.Box 748
Fort Worth, TX 76101
Email: david.a.baker@lmco.com
Phone: 817 777 2249. Fax: 817 763 2495

Program Co-Chair ( Practical application of CE)
Dr Keith Hampson
Director of Research
School of Construction Management
Queensland University of Technology
2 George Street, Brisbane Qld 4000
Ph: +61 7 3864 2288; Fax: +61 7 3864 1170
email: k.hampson@qut.edu.au

Program Co-Chair ( Organization and Management of CE)
Dr. Gopal Krishnan
Industrial Engineering Department,
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506
E-Mail: gopal@faculty.coe.wvu.edu
Telephone: (304) 293-4607*709, Fax: (304) 293-????

Program Co-Chair ( Data Exchange)
Dr. Rogerio Almeida Barra
Instituto De Automacao, Dundacao Centro
Technologico para Informatica
Rod D. Pedro I- Km 143.6
13081 970, Campinas, SP, Brazil.
Email: barra@ia.cti.br
Phone: +55 19 240 1011. Fax: +55 19 240 3029

Panel Session Chair:
Dr. George Dodd
Director, Michigan Center for Automotive Research,
Oakland University
Rochester, MI 48309, USA.
Email: dodd@oakland.edu
Phone: (810) 370 2231. Fax: 810 370 4261.

ISPE Representative:
Dr. Marek Zaremba, University of Quebec, Canada
Dr. Gopalakrishnan, Western Virginia University,
Morgantown, WV USA.

Session Committee members
Dr. Rainer Heger, Inst Arbeitswirtschaft
und Organization, Nobel Stasse, D 70569
Stuttgart, Germany
Ph: +49 (0) 711 /970 2186; Fax: 970 2299
emaiL: Hager@iao.fhg.de

Dr. K.S. Chin
Dept. Manufacturing, City Univ of Hong Kong
Tat Chee Ave., Kowloon, Hong Kong
Email: mekschin2cityu.edu.hk
Ph: 852 2788 8306; Fax: 2788 8423

Mr. Kasi Nath,
Manager, Engineering and Development
MascoTech Forming Technology Braun
Glendale, Detroit, MI 48223
email: nath@mich.com
Ph: (313) 270 1770; Fax: (313) 270 1790

Dr. Dave Buttgen
Lockheed Martin, TActical Aircraft Systems
Process definition and Design Modelling
and Simulation, P.O.Box: 748, Fort Worth
Mail Zone: 6833 Tx: 76101;
email: buttgendd@lwfc.lockheed.com

Prof. Guangleng Xiong
Chief Engineer, CIMS Engineering
Research Center
Tsinghua University
Beijing, 100084, P.R.China

Dr. Yuyun Zhang
The National CIMS Engg Research Center
Tsinghua Univ., Beijing 100084, China
Email: yyhang@sparc2.cims.tsinghua.edu.cn
Ph: 86 10 625 641 79; Fax: 86 10 625 681 84

Dr. Pavel G. Ikonomov, Div of systems and Information
Engineering, Hokkaido Univ., Kita -13
Nishi-8, Saporo 060, Japan
email: pavel@hupe.hokudai.ac.jp

Dr. Yuh-Min Chen
Computer-Aided Concurrent Engineering Research Lab. (CACERL)
Institute of Manufacturing Engineering
National Cheng Kung University
Tainan, Taiwan 70101
Republic of China
Ph: 011-886-6-2757575 ext. 63922; Fax: 011-886-6-2085334
Email: ymchen@mail.ncku.edu.tw

Dipl. -Ing. Rainer Heger, Fraunhofer Inst.
Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation
Nobelstrasse 12, D 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
Ph: +49 (0) 711 /970 2186; Fax: 970 2299
email: rainer.heger@iao.fhg.de

Dr Noureddine Belkhatir
Imag - L.S.R. S/W Eng. Adele Team
Actimart Bat 8 - Avenue de Vignate 38610 Gieres, France
Ph: (+33) 476633463 ; Fax: (+33) 476633458

Dr Joseph D'Ambrosio
GM R&D Center
Warren,MI 48090-9055
Ph: (810) 986-0191; email: jdambros@gmr.com
URL: http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/jdambros

Michael C Holmes
Manager, CAD/CAM Design Office
Chrysler Corporation
800 Chrysler Drive East, Auburn Hills
MI 48326-2757
Ph: (810) 576-1202; Fax: (810) 576-2048

Dr Gopalan Mukundan
Senior Systems Development Engineer
Product Design Office, Chrysler Corporation
800 Chrysler Drive East, Auburn Hills
MI 48326-2757
Ph: (810) 576-1303; Fax: (810) 576-2048
email: gm41@chrysler.com

Those, who would like to serve on the conference committee
as representative should contact Dr. Subra Ganesan at the
above address. The session organizing committee is being expanded.
Those interested to organize CE sessions related to one or more
of the above specialty areas and wish to chair or co-chair
sessions should contact Dr. George Dodd or Dr. Subra Ganesan.

A current version of a CE97call for papers is available at:


Phone Number: (810) 696-5487
Fax Number (810) 661-8333; Email: bprasad@cmsa.gmr.com