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ECEC 2011 : 18th Annual European Concurrent Engineering Conference


When Apr 18, 2011 - Apr 20, 2011
Where London
Abstract Registration Due Mar 15, 2011
Submission Deadline Mar 5, 2011
Notification Due Feb 15, 2011
Final Version Due Mar 15, 2011
Categories    concurrent   engineering   simulation   modelling

Call For Papers

Achieving Competitive Excellence


The 18th annual European Concurrent Engineering Conference
British Institute of Technology and Ecommerce
London, United Kingdom
April 18-20, 2011

e-Business in CE
Organization and Management
Supporting Technologies
Formal Methods, Techniques and Design
Engineering of Embedded Systems
Engineering data management and information modeling
Engineering process management and simulation
Collaborative CE environments for virtual teams
CE Enhanced Lean Manufacturing
Practical applications and experiences
Factory Planning and Control for SME's
Digital Direct Manufacturing
Student Papers, Poster Sessions
Partners for Projects Sessions

Organised by
The European Technology Institute
and Sponsored by
British Institute of Technology and Ecommerce
For latest information see:


The conference aim of the 18th annual European Concurrent Engineering Conference, ECEC'2011 is to provide European Researchers with a forum, where they can discuss the latest developments linked to concurrent engineering focused on European research projects. ECEC'2011 aims to identify the progress that has been made in Concurrent Engineering/Lean Manufacturing over the last year. A special focus of the ECEC'2011 will be the influence of Digital Direct Manufacturing and the new directions in Lean Manufacturing.

Furthermore, ECEC'2011 will feature a special workshop on Factory Planning and Control for Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME’s) organized by the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco in Portugal.

The ECEC helps the dissemination of information and exploitation of results from the research and technical development and provides a forum for the exchange of experiences in developing and implementing CE based solutions across the wide spectrum of manufacturing and engineering industries. The conference is targeted at industrial enterprises, industrial associations, universities and research institutes.
Who should attend

The conference will be of direct benefit to process, production, design or development managers in manufacturing, strategic directors, quality managers and technical directors. The conference will also be of interest to industrial and academic researchers.

All submissions will be peer reviewed by at least three members
of the International Program Committee. Accepted papers will be
published in the conference Proceedings (both print and electronic
format), that will be copyrighted and widely
disseminated. All talks and tutorials, must be accompanied by a
paper of between three to eight Proceedings pages.

Conference Keynotes

The following co-keynotes (with FUBUTEC'2011-EUROMEDIA'2011)
so far are:
Professor Fred Piper (Royal Holloway College, University of London)
Professor Des Mapps (University of Plymouth)
Professor Talib Alukaidey (Hertfordshire University)

Tutorial and Extra Track Proposals

A number of tracks/tutorials are already known but new track or
tutorial proposals can be made till December 30TH.(See further below)

Contributions to the technical program are solicited in the
following general areas;
Conference Themes

1 E-Business in CE

* 1.1 Organizational influences of e-business
* 1.2 B2B business models for inter-organizational CE
* 1.3 Migration to e-business based CE
* 1.4 E-business applications for CE
* 1.5 B2B portals for CE
* 1.6 Emerging standards (e.g. XML, UML)
* 1.7 E-Procurement, E-Supply, E-Engineering, ....

2 Organisation and management

* 2.1 Principles of CE
* 2.2 Multi-disciplined team-working and project team organisation
* 2.3 Global lean product development and international collaboration
* 2.4 Life-cycle cost and quality
* 2.5 Business process re-engineering and outsourcing
* 2.6 Supply chain management
* 2.7 Measurement of profitability by the introduction of CE

3 Supporting technologies

* 3.1 Digital mock-up
* 3.2 Virtual prototyping
* 3.3 Rapid prototyping
* 3.4 Synthetic environments and simulation on the factory floor
* 3.5 Reverse engineering
* 3.6 Assembly and disassembly
* 3.7 High precision manufacturing
* 3.8 Intelligent Manufacturing
* 3.8 Sensor and robot assisted machining

4.Formal Methods, Techniques and Design

* 4.1 Quality Function Deployment
* 4.2 Total Quality Management
* 4.3 Global Optimization Techniques and Hybrid Approaches
* 4.4 Lean design, Value Driven Design, Knowledge Driven Design

5.Engineering of Embedded Systems

* 5.1 HW/SW C-Design
* 5.2 System Development Process
* 5.3 Specification Languages

6 Engineering data management and information modeling

* 6.1 Integration of geometrical data and product definition
* 6.2 Product data interchange (PDI) and standards
* 6.3 Data handling, distribution and transformation
* 6.4 Data version control and management
* 6.5 Corporate technical memory
* 6.6 Design rationale and intent
* 6.7 Concurrent Design Model CDF-IDM
* 6.8 Open Concurrent Design Server

7 Engineering Process Management and Modelling

* 7.1 Process planning in continuous, discrete and hybrid processes
* 7.2 Process modeling, monitoring and control
* 7.3 Diagnostics and maintenance
* 7.4 Automated inspection and quality control
* 7.5 Production planning, scheduling and control
* 7.6 CE metrics
* 7.7 CE process planning, scheduling and simulation
* 7.8 Workflow-management in CE
* 7.9 Project and team coordination

8 Collaborative CE environments for virtual teams

* 8.1 Cooperative problem solving
* 8.2 CSCW methods and tools
* 8.3 Information and application sharing
* 8.4 Computer-based video and audio conferencing and consulting using Smart Boards
* 8.5 Conflict resolution techniques
* 8.6 Constraint management
* 8.7 Negotiation, blackboard and agent-based architecture
* 8.8 CORBA based environments and integrated frameworks
* 8.9 Architectures for building CE systems
* 8.10 CE languages and tools
* 8.11 Distributed computing environments
* 8.12 WWW based CE systems
* 8.13 Mobile CE systems
* 8.14 Networking and Distribution in CE
* 8.15 Set Based Concurrent Engineering

9 CE Enhanced Lean Manufacturing

* 9.1 Work Standardization
* 9.2 5S Workplace Organization
* 9.3 Visual Controls
* 9.4 Batch Size Reduction
* 9.5 Points of Use Storage
* 9.6 Quality at the Source
* 9.7 Workflow Practice
* 9.8 Improved Information and Product Flow
* 9.9 Cellular Manufacturing
* 9.10 Pull & Synchronous Scheduling
* 9.11 Six Sigma & Total Quality
* 9.12 Rapid Setup
* 9.13 Work Teams for Cell Management & Process Improvement
* 9.14 Simplified scheduling and Kanban inventory management (the Toyota Model)
* 9.15 Lean PD Assessment Tools

10 Practical applications and experiences

* 10.1 Practical solutions
* 10.2 Systematic guide-lines
* 10.3 Pitfalls and success stories
* 10.4 Case studies, pilot projects and experiments in aerospace, shipbuilding etc..

Factory Planning and Control for Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME’s)

Organizers: Paulo J.S. Gonçalves, Nuno O. Fernandes, António M. Fernandes

The objective of this special session is to provide a forum of discussion of new ideas, methods and tools used in Production Planning and Control (PPC) in for Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME’s). In this way, the knowledge and experience in new methods and approaches can be shared amongst participants.

The characteristics of SMEs present particular challenges to the implementation of PPC concepts. SMEs often produce a wide variety of products in low volumes in a Make-To-Order (MTO) or Engineering-To-Order (ETO) basis, with limited financial resources and where the adoption of robotics technology has been complex to install, up to now.

Papers addressing the above issues can be submitted in the following main themes:

• Concurrent manufacturing control
• Modeling and simulation of SME’S
• Control of machines, robots and factories for manufacturing
• Man-Machine interaction in a Cognitive factory scenario
• Reconfigurable and agile factory planning
• Implementation of Planning and Control systems in SME’s
• Pull-push systems and mechanisms for manufacturing and materials flow control in SME’s
• Logistics, material-flow and supply chain
• Quality control and management in SME’s
• Agile reconfiguration of manufacturing systems
Paulo J.S. Gonçalves (
Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, Portugal
Nuno O. Fernandes (
Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, Portugal
António M. Fernandes (
Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, Portugal

You can download the CFP in doc format here.

To submit a paper on this topic use the online form or this link
Direct Digital Manufacturing

There are presently about 25 3D printing technologies. The oldest is layered object manufacturing, followed by stereolithography. More recent technologies include selective laser sintering, Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), inkjet technologies, fused deposition modeling, Polyjet matrix and many variations.

All of these technologies take a 3D model, compute cross-sections of that model, and then deposit the cross-sections sequentially on top of each other until the final geometry is achieved.

Applications using this technology include direct parts for a variety of industries including Aerospace, Dental, Medical and other industries that have small to medium size, highly complex parts and the Tooling industry to make direct tooling inserts.

As this methodology and technique is used more and more frequently in the manufacturing process we therefore solicit papers for ECEC'2011 in:

* 3D printing
* Additive manufacturing
* Desktop manufacturing
* Digital fabricator
* Direct metal laser sintering
* Fused deposition modeling
* Instant manufacturing, also known as "direct manufacturing" or "on-demand manufacturing"
* Rapid manufacturing
* Rapid prototyping
* Selective laser sintering
* Solid freeform fabrication

To submit a paper on this topic use the online form or this link


Tutorials can be proposed in the following three categories:
T1- Introductory tutorials
T2- State of the Art Tutorials
T3- Software and Modelware Tutorials
Tutorial proposals should be emailed to
before December 30th.


The poster session only features work in progress. Next to the
actual poster presentation, these submissions also feature as short
papers in the Proceedings.


This session is for students who want to present their work in
progress or part of their doctoral thesis as a paper. Student papers
are denoted by the fact that only the name of the student appears on
the paper as an author. They are published as short papers in the


For demonstrations or video sessions, please contact EUROSIS.
Special session will be set up for vendor presentations in co-
ordination with the scientific program. User Group meetings for
simulation languages and tools can be organised the day before the
conference. If you would like to arrange a meeting, please contact
the Conference Chairs. We will be happy to provide a meeting room
and other necessary equipment.
Partners for projects session(s) will be organised by EUROSIS to
give potential project teams or individuals the opportunity to
present their research in order to link up with fellow researchers
for future research projects. Those wishing to participate in this
session need to send a proposal to EUROSIS.
A EUROSIS TC Meeting and an EU Project update meeting


A special exhibition will be held during the conference focused on
multimedia applications. For more information please contact EUROSIS for
further details. Email:


Send all submissions in an ELECTRONIC FORM ONLY in (zipped)
Microsoft Word format, or PDF format indicating the
designated track and type of submission (full paper or an extended
abstract) to the EUROSIS (
Please provide your name, affiliation, full mailing address,
telephone / fax number and Email address on all submissions as well.
For submissions please put in the subject of your Email the
following indications: ECEC'2011 and designated track or USE THE

Only original papers, which have not been published elsewhere, will
be accepted for publication
Journal Publication

Only accepted and presented extended papers are eligible for journal publication in any of the journals listed here.
Quality Control

In order to ensure the quality of the proceedings, Thomson-Reuters ISI and INSPEC will receive the listing of the actually presented papers, next to the copies of the Proceedings.

All EUROSIS Proceedings are ISI-Thomson Reuters and INSPEC referenced.
Registration Fees

EUROSIS members

Other Participants
Pre-registration before March 20, 2011 € 495 € 495 € 555
Registration after March 20, 2011 Pre-registration required € 545 € 595

The registration fee includes one copy of the Conference
Proceedings, coffee and tea during the breaks, all lunches, a
welcome cocktail and a conference dinner.
All prices are without VAT. As the European Tax law on VAT changes in 2011
we might have to charge VAT.(more info to follow)


A visit is envisaged to the National Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory in Greenwich.


FULL PAPER (including abstract, conclusions, diagrams, references)
During review, the submitted full papers can be accepted as a
regular 5 page paper. If excellent, full papers can be accepted by
the program committee as an extended (8-page) paper. Each submission
will be reviewed by at least three members of the International
Program Committee.

EXTENDED ABSTRACT (at least five pages)
Participants may also submit a 5 page extended abstract for a
regular (5 pages) or short (3 pages) paper or poster, which will be
reviewed by the International Program Committee. All accepted papers
will be published in the ECEC'2011 Conference Proceedings.

SHORT ABSTRACT (at least three pages)
Participants may also submit a 3 page abstract for a short paper or
poster, which will be reviewed by the International Program
Committee. All accepted papers will be published in the ECEC'2011
Conference Proceedings.


Philippe Geril
European Simulation Office
Greenbridge NV
Wetenschapspark 1
Plassendale 1
B-8400 Ostend Belgium
Tel: +32.59.255330
Fax: +32.59.255339


The 2011 ECEC Conference Committee will
select the Outstanding Paper of the Conference. The author of this
paper will be awarded a free registration for a EUROSIS conference.
Only papers SUBMITTED AS FULL papers will be eligible for the
Outstanding Paper Award.


The official conference language for all papers and presentations is


Authors provide camera-ready manuscript: MARCH 20TH, 2011

First Name:
Occupation and/or Title:
Mailing Address
Zip code: City: Country.
Telephone: Fax:
Yes, I intend to attend the ECEC 2011:
[ ] Presenting a paper, by submitting a full paper
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[ ] Participating in the industrial program
[ ] Organizing a vendor session
[ ] Proposing a panel discussion (please mention names of
[ ] Contributing to the exhibition
[ ] Without presenting a paper
The provisional title of my paper / exhibited tool is:
With the following highlights:
The paper belongs to the category (please tick only one):
[ ] e-Business in CE
[ ] Organization and Management
[ ] Supporting Technologies
[ ] Formal Methods, Techniques and Design
[ ] Engineering of Embedded Systems
[ ] Engineering data management and information modeling
[ ] Engineering process management and simulation
[ ] Collaborative CE environments for virtual teams
[ ] CE Enhanced Lean Manufacturing
[ ] Practical applications and experiences
[ ] Factory Planning and Control for SME's
[ ] Digital Direct Manufacturing
[ ] Poster session
[ ] Student Session
Other colleague(s) interested in the topics of the conference
If you would like to receive more information about EUROSIS and its
activities, please tick the following box:
[ ] YES, I would like to know more about EUROSIS
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Please send or fax this card immediately to:
Philippe Geril, EUROSIS-ETI
Greenbridge NV
Wetenschapspark 1
Plassendale 1
B-8400 Ostend Belgium
Tel: +32.59.255330
Fax: +32.59.255339

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