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PSD Track - MAS 2012 : Track on Production Systems Design at MAS 2012

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Link: http://www.msc-les.org/Conf/MAS2012/index_file/ProductionSystemDesign.htm
 
When Sep 19, 2012 - Sep 21, 2012
Where Wien, Austria
Submission Deadline Apr 12, 2012
Notification Due May 12, 2012
Final Version Due Jun 12, 2012
Categories    manufacturing design   optimization   modeling   simulation
 

Call For Papers

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
· 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.


Key Dates
Submissions of Extended Abstracts:April 12, 2012
Notification of acceptance: May 12, 2012
Early Registration:July 1, 2012
Final Camera-Ready Submission:June 12, 2012


Authors' Guidelines (further information author’s instruction section)
FIRST SUBMISSION
Extended abstracts (minimum 2 pages), full draft papers or other proposals should be submitted for the review process through the submission section by April 12, 2012
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
Notification of acceptance will be sent by May 12, 2012.

CAMERA READY PAPER SUBMISSION
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 the June 12, 2012
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.

CONTACT INFORMATION
For further information please contact David Del Rio Vilas (daviddelrio@udc.es)or mas@msc-les.org

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