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Calls: Prolamat 98: First Call

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Message 1: Prolamat 98: First Announcement and Call for Papers

Date: Wed, 6 Aug 97 03:01 BST
From: Prolamat 1998 <prolamat_ownerlii.unitn.it>
Subject: Prolamat 98: First Announcement and Call for Papers


 The Tenth International IFIP TC5 WG-5.2 WG-5.3 Conference

 PROLAMAT '98
 ------------

The Globalization of Manufacturing in the Digital Communications Era
of the 21st Century: Innovation, Agility, and the Virtual Enterprise

 Conference date and venue: September 9-11, 1998 - Trento, Italy

 >> First Announcement and Call for Papers <<

 Abstracts Due: November 10, 1997
 Acceptance Notification: December 20, 1997
 Camera ready Paper Due: April 30, 1998
 Please show interest in contributing to PROLAMAT '98
 using attached form by: September 30, 1997

The conference scope of PROLAMAT '98 expands design and manifacturing
issues to include teams and virtual enterprises which come together
across space and time to develop new products and bring them to global
markets. Manufacturing issues and information models have long been
part of concurrent engineering; they are increasingly important in new
product innovation and in the development of manufacturing plans and
processes which span multiple companies along with multiple time
zones.

Past emphasis on human aspects and innovation provides a strong
foundation for the next PROLAMAT, which emphasizes three themes in
separate tracks of the conference:

Track 1: Sharing experience gained from telecommunication use in
 industry for agility and innovation
Track 2: Human and machine communications, modelling, standard
 representations, reuse
Track 3: Telecommunication and agility impact on software technology
 for discrete manufacturing

Background
- --------
The PROLAMAT conference is an internationally well known event for
demonstrating and evaluating activities and progress in the field of
discrete manufacturing. Sponsored by the International Federation for
Information Processing (IFIP), the PROLAMAT is traditionally held every
three years and it includes the whole area of advanced software
technology for Design and Manufacturing in Discrete Manufacturing.
Past conferences have explored:

- Manufacturing Technology,
- Advances in CAD/CAM,
- Software for Discrete Manufacturing,
- Software for Manufacturing.

The Eight International PROLAMAT focused on the theme of Man in CIM.
The 1995 PROLAMAT featured the theme of Life Cycle Modelling for
Innovative Products and Processes.

The 1998 conference in Italy will be organized by the University of
Trento, School of Engineeering and Department of Computer and
Managemet Sciences, jointly with Istituto Trentino di Cultura, under
the auspices of the WG2 for "Computer-Aided Design" and WG3 for
"Computer-Aided Manufacturing" of the Technical Committee 5 for
"Computer Applications in Technology". This conference will be the
last PROLAMAT before the next century, and it provides an opportunity
to investigate and imagine what the digital communications revolution
going on all around us will mean for manufacturing.

_______________________________________________________________________

Conference Subjects
- -----------------

Track 1: Sharing experience from telecommunication use in industry for
- ------ agility and innovation

Globalization of product opportunities and manufacturing processes,
along with advances in digital communications, are simultaneously
enabling and demanding agility and rapid enterprise innovation. A
number of industries have been driven to exploit emerging
telecommunication technologies as an important tool for meeting these
demands. A major goal of this conference will be to complement the
more traditional academic presentations with a separate track devoted
to sharing industry experience and determining the implications of the
emerging digital communications era for discrete manufacturing in the
21st century.

- Case studies and descriptions of experience with emerging
 technologies for:
 - concurrent engineering involving shared product and process models,
 - applications of telecommunications for agility, innovation or
 virtual organizations,
 - distributed business process reengineering and out sourcing,
 - managing virtual teams and developing and sustaining virtual
 organizations,

- Advances in telecommunication technology for collaborative knowledge
 processing for engineering
 - tele-presence, remote sensing, and distributed coordination of
 processes,
 - collaborative feature modelling, feature-based design, and geometric
 modelling
	
- Integration of emerging technologies and tools into existing product
 development
 - collaborative version management and update sharing
 - tools for enterprise integration and managing organizational change
 - enterprise-wide distribution and coordination of emerging product
 models.
_______________________________________________________________________

Track 2: Human and machine communications, modelling, standard
- ------ representations, reuse

People, not machines, design new products and make manufacturing
systems work. Increasingly, groups of people are required to design
new products and bring them to market. Requirements for agility and
the suitability of specific manufacturing processes must be matched
with the culture and knowledge base of the work force. World-class
processes have floundered when this was not done. Information and
communication systems can either amplify or reduce the magnitude of
differences across culture or engineering discipline. Researchers
specializing in knowledge representation, modelling, communications,
standardization, and reuse will be invited to share their experiences
and research perspectives.

- Enterprise data sharing across engineering, cultural, and supply chain
 boundaries,
 - distributed manufacturing and supply chain management
 - early stage product development which dynamically incorporates
 supplier constraints
 - standard models for component information representation, product
 and process interchange,
	
- Technologies for knowledge sharing, collaboration, and across the
 product lifecycle,
 - adaptive systems for organizational management, knowledge sharing,
 education, and training
 - organizational and manufacturing process simulation
 - organizing and representing design and manufacturing process for
 dissemination and reuse

- The interface between human and machine for information sharing,
 training, education,
 - virtual reality and multi-media in manufacturing and design
 - collaborative manufacturing process definition and operation
 - collaborative product and process modeling for the product life
 cycle
 - implications of models of human communication for the support of
 integrated manufacturing
_______________________________________________________________________

Track 3: Telecommunication and agility impact on software technology for
- ------ discrete manufacturing

Even in today's post-industrial information-society, machines, not
people, ultimately make the products which humans have designed and
will use. Digital telecommunication has become an enabling technology
for agile organizations and an important tool driving some enterprise
innovation. What are the implications of these profound changes in
communications technology for discrete manufacturing? Which old
assumptions must be rethought, and what totally new opportunities now
exist? How have software tools for discrete manufacturing evolved
during these past three years? The conference, as a whole, and this
track, in particular, will attempt to answer these far reaching
questions.

- Rapid and virtual prototyping using distributed teams or distributed
 manufacturing,
 - concurrent and simultaneous engineering systems
 - distributed and global methodologies for design and collaborative
 manufacturing
	
- Intelligent tools which communicate across the shop floor or across
 institutional boundaries for
 - automated machining operations,
 - scheduling, coordination, or planning for machining or manufacturing
 processes,
	
- Architectures, frameworks, and DSS for design and integrated
 manufacturing,
 - formal design theories and methodologies
 - engineering simulation, product and process modelling, planning, and
 scheduling
	
- Issues and systems relating to sustainable manufacturing
 - methods and tools for sustainable product development and
 manufacturing processes
________________________________________________________________________

Conference Chair:	G. Jacucci

Invited Members to the
International Program Committee

 L. Alting (DK) S. Ansaldi (I) A. Baskin (USA)
 P. Bertok (AUS) S. Bhattacharyya (UK) O. Biorke (N)
 K. Bo (N) M. Boari (I) G. Bracchi (I)
 D. Brown (USA) L. Camarinha-Matos (P) L. Carlucci Aiello (I)
 B-K. Choi (K) G. Christensen (DK) C. Ciborra (F)
 E. Ciciotti (I) U. Claussen (D) J-P. Crestin (F)
 U. Cugini (I) B. David (F) C. Davies (UK)
 Z. Deng (N) C. Dent (UK) I. St.Doltsinis (D)
 G. Doumeingts (F) W. Ehrenberger (D) J.L. Encarnacao (D)
 L. Estensen (N) K. Fedra (A) S. Finger (USA)
 F. Gambarotta (I) J. Gero (AUS) R. Geudj (F)
 P. Gili (I) B. Girard (F) F. Giunchiglia (I)
 H. Grabowski (D) U. Graefe (C ) G. Guida (I)
 G. Halevy (ISR) J. Hardy (USA) J.M. Hee (DK)
 G. Hermann (H) B. Hofmaier (SW) T. Holden (UK)
 G. Jacucci (I), Chair H. Jansen (D) C.C. Kai (SP)
 F. Kimura (J) T. Kjellberg (S) D. Kochan (D)
 G. Kovacs (H) Z. Kozar (CZ) F-L. Krause (D)
 J. Latombe (USA) G. Lazzari (I) R. Levi (I)
 F. Lillenhagen (N) W. Loeve (NL) S. Lu (USA)
 K. MacLaughlin (USA) R. Manara (I) M. Mantyla (SF)
 A. Markus (H) T. Markus (H) R. Mayer (USA)
 G. Menga (I) E. Merchant (USA) J. Mermet (F)
 I. Mezgar (H) R. Michelini (I) G. Micheletti (I)
 V. Milacic (YU) P. Mudur (IND) G. Musso (I)
 L. Nemes (AUS) R. Ning (PRC) S. Nof (USA)
 S. Noll (D) G. Olling (USA) T. Otker (NL)
 M. Pallot (F) K. Pawar (UK) J. Peklenik (SL)
 G. Perrone (I) F. Plonka (USA) V. Ponomaryov (Rus)
 M. Pratt (UK) K. Preiss (ISR) F. Prinz (USA)
 B. Radig (D) F. Rigotti (I) J. Rix (D)
 F. Robson (UK) C. Rosenthal (USA) M. Sabin (UK)
 A. Sambura (AUS) T. Sata (J) D. Schelfi (I)
 J. Schneider (USA) G. Seliger(D) O. Semenkov (BJ)
 M. Shpitalni (ISR) D.L. Shunk (USA) R. Soenen (F)
 O. Stock (I) A. Storr (D) J.C. Teixeira (P)
 P. ten Hagen (NL) V. Tipnis (USA) P. Tiribelli (I)
 N. Todorov (BG) T. Tomiyama (J) M. Tomljanovich (I)
 E. Tyugu (S) H. van Brussel (B) F. van Houten (NL)
 G. Vernazza (I) M. Veron (F) A. Villa (I)
 R. Vio (I) M. Waldron (USA) K. Wang(PRC)
 E. Warman (UK) M. Wozny (USA) H. Yoshikawa (J)
 R. Zandonini (I) E. Zaninotto (I) A. Zorat (I)
 R. Zuest (CH)

Submission Information

 Extended abstracts of two pages, written in English, should be
 e-mailed to prolamatlii.unitn.it by November 10, 1997. Accepted
 formats are text only, Word attachment or Latex attachment. Abstracts
 will present an additional cover sheet providing title, all authors
 with affiliation, the full address of the principal author (with
 phone, fax numbers and e-mail address) and a list of keywords related
 to the paper contents.
 The Extended Abstracts will be reviewed by three referees for inclusion
 in the Conference Program. Accepted contributions will be published in
 the Conference Proceedings by Chapman & Hall.
 Format requirements from Chapman & Hall for the preparation of the
 camera-ready article, will be sent to the authors in due course.


Conference Organizing Committee

 V. D'Andrea, University of Trento, (I)
 Y. Ficiciyan, IPK Berlin (D)
 E. Filos, European Commission, DGIII, (B)
 M. Marchese, University of Trento, (I) Chair
 M. Ronchetti, University of Trento, (I)
 G. Salvatori, Istituto Trentino di Cultura, (I)
 A. Servida, European Commission, DGXIII, (B)


Official Language: English

Contact Information:

 contact: Mara Gruber
 e-mail: prolamatlii.unitn.it
 phone: +39.464.443.134
 +39.464.443.140
 fax: +39.464.443.141
 www: http://www.lii.unitn.it/prolamat/
 mail: Laboratorio di Ingegneria Informatica
 via F. Zeni, 8
 38068 - Rovereto (TN)
 Italy

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 IFIP International Conference PROLAMAT '98

 The Globalization of Manufacturing in the digital communication era
 of the 21st century: Innovation, Agility and Virtual Enterprise
 September 9-11, 1998 Trento

 Name: ...........
 Institution: ...........
 E-Mail: ..........

 I am interested in receiving further notices on PROLAMAT '98.

 [ ] I am also interested in contributing a paper:

 Tentative Title: ..........

 The paper will touch upon the following topics:


Track 1: Experience using telecom for agility and product/process
 innovation;

 [ ] Case studies and descriptions of experience with emerging
 technologies for:

 [ ] Advances in telecom technology for collaborative knowledge
 processing for engineering

 [ ] Integration of emerging technologies and tools into existing
 produt development

Track 2: Human and machine communications, modelling, standard
 representations, reuse

 [ ] Enterprise data sharing across engineering, cultural, and supply
 chain boundaries,

 [ ] Technologies for knowledge sharing, collaboration, and across
 the product life cycle

 [ ] The interface between human and machine for information sharing
 training, aducation


Track 3: Telecom and agility impact on software technology for
 discrete manufacturing

 [ ] Rapid and virtual prototyping using distributed teams or
 distributed manufacturing,

 [ ] Intelligent tools which communicate across the shop floor or
 across institutional boundaries for :

 [ ] Architectures, frameworks, and DSS for design and integrated
 manufacturing

 [ ] Issues and systems relating to sustainable manufacturing




















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