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PSD track- MAS 2011 : Track on Production Systems Design. MAS 2011


When Sep 12, 2011 - Sep 14, 2011
Where Rome, Italy
Submission Deadline May 20, 2011
Notification Due Jun 20, 2011
Final Version Due Jul 20, 2011
Categories    production system   design   simulation   modeling

Call For Papers

Call For Papers - Deadlines Extensions - Journal Special Issue

Production Systems Design
at the International Conference on Modeling & Applied Simulation
(MAS 2011)

Chairs: (a)David del Rio Vilas, (b)Antonio Cimino,
Affiliations: (a)University of A Coruna, Spain; (b)University of Calabria, Italy

Key Dates (Extended!)
Submissions of Extended Abstracts (Extended): May 20, 2011
Notification of acceptance: June 20, 2011
Early Registration: July 20, 2011
Final Camera-Ready Submission: July 20, 2011

Journal Special Issue
Best Papers will be selected and published in a Special issue of the International Journal of Simulation and Process Modeling

Track Description
Production systems design is one of the most critical and crucial issues in industrial engineering. It becomes more important because of the worldwide competition and due to the rapid progress of manufacturing technologies. In this context, many manufacturing companies are changing their production systems to be more competitive and to insure their efficiency on the global market. Modelling and Simulation is one of the most important support for production system and industrial plants design problems. In addition simulation models can be used for system design evaluation, for the analysis of the system concepts and for the testing systems specification within virtual and digital environments.

The aim of this track is to present recent results dealing with applications of simulation and/or optimization, new methods and decision aid tools applied to production systems design and provide experts in that field with an opportunity to exchange information and discuss new developments in this field. State of the art applications, simulation techniques applications and hybrid approaches for the optimization of production system design are encouraged.

Topics of interest
Topics include, but are not limited to the following areas:
· Modern design techniques

· Manufacturing plant and systems design

· Coupling optimization and simulation in production system design

· Performance evaluation of the design of a production system

· Heuristics and meta-heuristic approach in production systems design

· Design of flexible production systems

· Applications to manufacturing systems, software engineering, transport system, etc..

· Strategies for organizing physical resources

· Factory organization: machining systems, assembly and transfer lines, manufacturing cells, cell design methodology, facility layout

· Quantitative modeling of facilities design, assembly and transfer line balancing, process planning/equipment selection

· Machine failures, capacity analysis, buffer allocation

· Optimization techniques/methodologies in production system design

· Workplace and workstation design within a production system

· Human Factors Modelling and Simulation in Production Environments".

· Low automated and traditional manufacturing processes Modelling and Simulation"

· Modeling and simulation of reconfigurable factories

· Virtual and augmented process development

· Implementation of changeable and reconfigurable manufacturing systems

Nevertheless different topics concerning Automation are welcome.

Extended abstracts (minimum 2 pages), full draft papers or other proposals should be submitted for the review process through the submission section by May 20, 2011.
The extended abstract or the full draft paper must contain title, authors, affiliations, addresses, main body and references.
Each extended abstract or full draft paper will be reviewed by at least two members of the International Program Committee taking into consideration scientific quality, originality and relevance. Only original papers, written in English will be accepted.
The extended abstract or the full draft paper should be prepared by following the final paper formatting. However any type of paper formatting can be accepted for the first submission.

Notification of acceptance will be sent by June 20, 2011.

The International Program Committee will accept two types of camera ready papers: extended paper (10 pages, 2 columns); regular paper (6 pages, 2 columns) both for regular and special sessions.
The camera ready paper must adhere to the conference template. The .dot file contains the complete instructions for preparing a camera ready copy for the Proceedings. The final version of the paper must be a PDF file.
Your camera ready paper (extended paper or regular paper) in PDF format must be submitted by using the submission section before July 20, 2011.

The page limit for manuscripts is ten (10) pages (included in the author registration fee). Additional pages will require an additional fee.
If your work must be cleared or approved before publication by your institution, company, or governmental agency, please be sure that process will be completed by the due date above or we will not be able to include it in the CD Conference Proceedings.

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