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ECEC 2017 : 22nd European Collaborative Engineering Conference


When May 31, 2017 - Jun 2, 2017
Where Warsaw, Poland
Submission Deadline Feb 20, 2017
Notification Due Mar 25, 2017
Final Version Due Apr 25, 2017
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Call For Papers


22nd European Collaborative Engineering Conference 2017
Polish Academy of Sciences
Warsaw - Poland
May 31 - June 2, 2017

e-Business in CE
Organization and Management
Supporting Technologies
Formal Methods, Techniques and Design
Engineering of Embedded Systems
Collaborative Engineering data management and information modeling
Collaborative 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
Data-Driven Tradespace Exploration and Analysis
Digital Direct Manufacturing
Smart Factory 1.0 and Industry 4.0
Patient Centered Health Care with Meaningful Use of IT
Poster Session
Student Session

Organised by
The European Technology Institute
and Sponsored by
Polish Academy of Sciences
and the
University of Skovde
For latest information see:
Aim of ECEC'2017

The conference aim of the 22nd annual European Collaborative Engineering Conference, ECEC'2017 is to provide European Researchers with a forum, where they can discuss the latest developments linked to concurrent, collaborative engineering focused on European research projects. ECEC'2017 aims to identify the progress that has been made in Concurrent Engineering/Lean Manufacturing over the last year. A special focus of the ECEC'2017 will be the influence of 3D Printing, Digital Direct Manufacturing, also known as additive manufacturing, the new field of Data-Driven Tradespace Exploration and Analysis the new directions in Lean Manufacturing and the influence of Smart Factory 1.0 on the overall production process.

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.

The 22nd Annual European Collaborative Engineering Conference 2017 is structured around the following ten major topics and workshops

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 Collaborative 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 Collaborative 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 CE-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, housing, etc..
10.5 Crowdsourcing CE projects

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

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
• Modelling 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
Data-Driven Tradespace Exploration and Analysis

Data Driven Tradespace Exploration and Analysis is a new methodology aimed at transforming the conventional engineering process, which is unable to account for today's challenges of increasing system complexity, increasing pace of technology development, uncertain political futures, and the global availability of technology to potential competitors.
The methodology aims to link the following key technical thrusts:
- Systems representation and Modelling (physical, logical structure, behaviour, interactions and interoperability)
- Characterizing Changing Operational Tasks (Deep understanding of technical needs, impacts of alternative designs)
- Cross Domain Coupling (Model Interchange and Composition across scales, disciplines)
- Data-Driven Tradespace Exploration and Analysis (Multidimensional Generation, evaluation of alternative Designs)
- Collaborative Design and Decision Support (Enabling well-informed, low overhead discussion, analysis and assessment among engineers and decision makers)
thus resulting in improved engineering and design capabilities or so-called Engineered Resilient Systems (ERS)
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'2016 in:

* 3D printing
* Additive manufacturing and additive processes
* 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
* Electron Beam Freeform Fabrication
* Mass Customization
* Clothing Production
* Rapid House Building using contour crafting
* The AMAZE Project - Additive Manufacturing Aiming Towards Zero Waste & Efficient Production of High-Tech Metal Products.
Smart Factory 1.0 and Industry 4.0

Smart Factory 1.0 is a concept that proposes that domestic manufacturing equipment should provide digitization and networking, using the third generation of research and development, continuing upon the steps of concept, innovation, virtual simulation,
and rapid prototyping. Smart Factory 1.0 also aims to use digital network equipment, achieving widespread integration of the automation system at the workshop level and at the on-site level. It also aims at interoperability and information standardization of the main equipment while embracing flexible production.
Patient Centered Health Care with Meaningful Use of IT

Internationally, poor quality and safety in medical care are major problems having significant economic and societal, as well as health impacts that require urgent attention. Information Technology(IT) is increasingly recognized as an important part of the solution. The concept of Meaningful Use has been introduced to encourage the medical community to fully explore the potential of IT to transform health care, incorporating decision support, electronic information exchange and interoperability. However, the field is still in its infancy and optimal methods of incorporating IT into complex health care systems have not been established. A particular challenge is the need to keep the patient at the center. The medical establishment has begun to recognise the importance of lessons learned and approaches developed in the field of engineering. This track provides an opportunity for cross-fertilization of ideas and approaches to help accelerate progress in this important domain.


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 JANUARY 15TH, 2017.


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 special exhibition is evisaged to be held during the conference focused on
industrial 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 (PREFERRED) 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'2017 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 IET will receive the listing of the actually presented papers, next to the copies of the Proceedings.

EUROSIS Proceedings are ISI-Thomson, IET, SCOPUS and Engineering Village referenced.
Conference Fees
Registration Fees

EUROSIS members

Other Participants
Pre-registration before April 25, 2017 € 510 € 510 € 565
Registration after April 25, 2017 Pre-registration required € 565 € 610

Included in the registration fee:

Free entrance to all sessions
One copy of the full paper proceedings
Free entrance to the exhibition
If there are tutorials: free access to a professional development seminar, including material
All coffee and tea during the morning and afternoon breaks
Lunches during the full conference days
The social event for one person, including the conference dinner
Conference bag, laser pointer, other conference materials

Authors are expected to register early (at a reduced fee) and to attend the conference at their expense to present the accepted papers. Without early registration and payment, the paper will NOT be published in the conference Proceedings. In the case of multiple authors, one author should be identified as the person who will act as correspondent for the paper.
Non-Authors can also register for a ONE DAY participation of € 380

Students who are authors, pay a registration of € 385. To qualify as a student author you need to send in together with your paper a copy of your student card. Student papers are only accepted as student papers if only the name of the student appears as author of the paper or in the case of multiple authors, all authors should be students. EUROSIS should be informed before the final paper is submitted.
Registration Fees
Student Author

EUROSIS Student members

Other Student Participants
Pre-registration before April 25, 2017 € 385 € 385 € 430
Registration after April 25, 2017 Pre-registration required € 430 € 455

Authors from the same institution or project can present several papers at the event and will qualify for a special discount as a group. (a group denotes at least 3 people). Discounted prices can be requested from Philippe Geril. Prices vary according to submission types and numbers.

The full registration fee includes one copy of the Conference
Proceedings, coffee and tea during the breaks, all lunches, and
a conference dinner.


Lunches and coffee breaks will be at the Palais Staszic.
Info on the Conference dinner location and visits will be announced shortly

FULL PAPER (5 to 8 pages, 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 ECEC'2017
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 (3-4 pages) paper or poster, which will be
reviewed by the International Program Committee. All accepted papers
will be published in the ECEC'2017 Conference Proceedings.

SHORT ABSTRACT (at least three to four pages)
Participants may also submit a 3-4 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'2017
Conference Proceedings.


Philippe Geril
European Simulation Office
Greenbridge Science Park
Ghent University - Ostend Campus
Wetenschapspark 1, Plassendale 1
B-8400 Ostend Belgium
Tel: OO32.59.255330
Fax: 0032.59.255339


The 2017 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.
This award is valid for a period of TWO years and entails a signed certificate, a chance
for publication in a journal and a free registration for one author within those two years
after the initial conference.


The official conference language for all papers and presentations is


The conference will be held at the
Polish Academy of Sciences,
Palais Staszic, Warsaw, Poland


Authors provide camera-ready manuscript: APRIL 25TH, 2017

First Name:
Occupation and/or Title:
Mailing Address
Zip code: City: Country.
Telephone: Fax:
Yes, I intend to attend the ECEC'2017:
[ ] Presenting a paper, by submitting a full paper
[ ] Presenting a short paper (by submitting an extended abstract)
[ ] 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
[ ] Collaborative Engineering data management and information modeling
[ ] Collaborative 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
[ ] Data-Driven Tradespace Exploration and Analysis
[ ] Digital Direct Manufacturing
[ ] Smart Factory 1.0 and Industry 4.0
[ ] Patient Centered Health Care with Meaningful Use of IT
[ ] Poster Session
[ ] Poster Session
[ ] Student Session
[ ] Tutorials
[ ] Exhibition
Other colleague(s) interested in the topics of the conference

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