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       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

          >>   Second Announcement and  Call for Papers   <<

           Abstracts Due:               November  10, 1997
           Acceptance Notification:     December  20, 1997
           Camera ready Paper Due:      April     30, 1998
           Early Registration:          May       10, 1998

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

Submission Information
----------------------
Extended Abstracts of two pages, written in English, should be
e-mailed to prolamat@lii.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 content.

Please provide us also with the reply form included at the
end of this announcement in order to place your contribution in
the most appropriate track and sub-track.

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.

Official Language: English
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Contact Information:
--------------------
contact: Mara Gruber
e-mail:  prolamat@lii.unitn.it
phone:   +39.464.443.134
         +39.464.443.140
fax:     +39.464.443.141
mail:    Prolamat 1998
         Laboratorio di Ingegneria Informatica
         via F. Zeni, 8
         38068 - Rovereto (TN)
         Italy

Please find updated information on the Prolamat'98 Web site:

http://prolamat.cs.unitn.it


Conference 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 (University of Trento)
-----------------

Invited Members to the International Program Committee
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   L. Alting (DK)         A. Baskin (USA)        C. Battistoni (I)
   P. Bertok (AUS)        M. Boari (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. Cugini (I)          B. David (F)           C. Davies (UK)
   I. De Lotto (I)        G. Degli Antoni (I)    Z. Deng (N)
   F. Denoth(I)           C. Dent (UK)           I. St.Doltsinis (D)
   G. Doumeingts (F)      J.L. Encarnacao (D)    L. Estensen (N)
   D. Fichtner (D)        S. Finger (USA)        F. Gambarotta (I)
   J. Gero (AUS)          F. Giunchiglia (I)     H. Grabowski (D)
   U. Graefe (C )         G. Guida (I)           G. Halevy (ISR)
   J. Hardy (USA)         G. Hermann (H)         B. Hofmaier (SW)
   G. Jacucci (I), Chair  H. Jansen (D)          F. Jovane (I)
   C.C. Kai (SP)          F. Kimura (J)          T. Kjellberg (S)
   D. Kochan (D)          G. Kovacs (H)          F-L. Krause (D)
   J. Latombe (USA)       G. Lazzari (I)         R. Levi (I)
   W. Loeve (NL)          S. Lu (USA)            M. Mantyla (SF)
   A. Markus (H)          R. Mayer (USA)         E. Merchant (USA)
   I. Mezgar (H)          R. Michelini (I)       G. Micheletti (I)
   M. Missikoff (I)       P. Mudur (IND)         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)
   M-J Radig (D)          F. Rigotti (I)         J. Rix (D)
   M. Sabin (UK)          T. Sata (J)            D. Schelfi (I)
   J. Schneider (USA)     G. Seliger(D)          M. Shpitalni (ISR)
   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)           M. Waldron (USA)       K. Wang(PRC)
   E. Warman (UK)         M. Wozny (USA)         R. Zandonini (I)
   E. Zaninotto (I)       A. Zorat (I)           R. Zuest (CH)


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)


Registration Fees
-----------------            by May 10th,1998   after
Members of IFIP, CIRP           600.000 IL      700.000 IL
Non Members                     700.000 IL      800.000 IL
Speakers                        500.000 IL      500.000 IL

All registration fees include:
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Admission to all sessions
Admission to the demonstrations
A copy of the Conference Proceedings
Coffee-break refreshments
Lunch on Sept 9th-11th
Reception on Sept 8th

Conference location and venues:
-------------------------------
The Conference will take place in the lecture auditoriums
at the Centro Servizi Culturali S.Chiara in down-town Trento,
a town located in the North-East of Italy, in the middle
of the Dolomites, and close to Garda Lake.
Both Venice and Milan are within 200 km from Trento.


Travelling information and dates:
---------------------------------
Conference sessions will start early on Wednesday September 9th
and will terminate late on Friday September 11th.
Conference participants are expected to arrive in Trento
on Tuesday September 8th and to leave Trento on Saturday September 12th.

Trento is served by the 100 km distant Catullo airport at Verona,
well connected to the Munich airport, and served by an airport
bus service to and from Trento. Early booking of seats on flights
to and from Veronas Catullo airport will be essential for success.
The 200 km distant Milan, Bologna and Venice airports may be used
in connection with railway. More travel info is available
on the PROLAMAT web site and will be distributed to all participants.

Accomodation:
-------------
A block of hotel rooms are reserved for Conference participants
in down-town Trento hotels. Availability of 250 rooms is granted
up to May 10th, 1998. Reservations can be made upon registration.



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                      Preliminary registration Form

                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 First Author  ...........
   Institution:       ...........
   Phone:             ...........
   Fax:               ...........
   E-Mail:            ...........


 [  ] I intend to participate to the conference

 [  ] I am 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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