âChanging the ways we work â ICT solutions for the next centuryâ.
Every industrial enterprise, as well as every individual, has experienced the impact of information and communication technologies on their daily work and life, and changed behaviour accordingly out of need. However, to take full benefit of the technology in manufacturing it is obvious that the ICT-solutions should harmonize with the way we are organized, and the way we are working and engineering our product- and production systems. The conference will highlight research and development in this direction and explore experiences from industry and academia.
The conference has been an annual event for many years and aims at disseminating information and encouraging exploitation from the research and technology development (RTD) carried out under the ESPRIT domain âIntegration in Manufacturing (IiM)â and related activities. It also aims to increase synergies among those currently participating in ESPRIT and to lower the barriers to ESPRIT participation for potential newcomers, in particular SMEs.
This yearâs conference also marks the transition from the 4th Framework Programme of ESPRIT to the coming 5th Programme, which has its focus on âInformation Society Technologiesâ. Comprehensive information on the future of the IiM-domain in this programme will be provided during the conference.
Who should attend
The conference is intended for manufacturing engineers and managers, quality or process engineers as well as IT suppliers/vendors, academic researchers, technology transfer centres and industrial associations.
Conference programme committee
|Conference chair||Nils Mårtensson, Chalmers T U, (S)|
|Programme Comittee Members||
Ramutis Bansevicius, Kaunas T U, (LT) Alessandro Concialini, Pirelli, (I)
Leela Damodaran, HUSAT, (UK)
Dieter Fichtner, T U Dresden, (D)
Fikry Garas, Taywood Eng, (UK)
Peter Groumpos, U of Patras, (GR)
Pedro Hernandez, APV Baker Iberica, (E) Bengt Johansson, NUTEK, (S)
Jean Lebrun, Thomson-CSF/TTM, (F)
Jan Leuridan, LMS Int, (B)
Thomas Kayser, Unilever, (NL)
Ronald Mackay, CEC (B)
Michel Nicoulin, IBM, (F)
Irene Odgaard, SID, (DK)
Gerard Ryan, Qualit Ireland, (IRL)
Albertino José Santana, HELTECA, (P)
Anton Sauer, Globana Online GmbH, (D)
Jan Sjögren, IVF, (S)
Wiggo Smeby, Det Norske Veritas, (N)
Stanko Strmcnik, Jozef Stefan Inst, (SI)
Mark Reilly, Scottish Enterprise, (UK)
Stieg Westin, VOLVO, (S)
Speakers & presentations
The conference will have strategic plenary sessions with invited presentations, three streams of parallel, technical sessions and a plenary round table discussion on the conference theme.
Papers were selected from a call for participation and cover topics like enterprise integration, employee participation, knowledge sharing, life cycle management, concurrent engineering, shop floor control, and others. Authors are briefed to present the business case, practical experience and concrete results.
Göteborg (Gothenburg), the second largest city in Sweden, is a major industrial centre on the westcoast. Volvo Car Corp and SKF Bearing Company have their head offices here and others, e.g. Ericsson, have large development and manufacturing facilities. The Swedish Trade Fair is centrally located with all modern facilities including a 18-storey hotel, Gothia, with 300 rooms. The airport has several connections daily with major European cities, and the airport bus stops right outside the congress center.
Tuesday, 6 th October 1998
Lars Rekke, State Secretary, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Stockholm
G. Metakides, Director ESPRIT, European Commission, Brussels
Peter Augustsson, Managing Director, AB SKF, Göteborg (1)
|10.30||Break / exhibition|
Plenary session: âReorganisation of Industryâ
Speakers: Frieder Mayer -Kramer, Director Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Karlsruhe
Jan-Crister Persson, Director the Swedish Institute of Production Engineering Research, Göteborg
Lloyd Snowden, Vice President ADTranz, Lissabon (2)
|12.30||Lunch / exhibition|
(3) Employee Participation
Agility & Human factors in Virtual (Semiconductor) Enterprise Frederix Florent, Alcatel â Mietec, Oudenaarde
Organisational Change Management, Software & paper-based Tools, case study library, Training Package & Consultancy Services Ryan Gerry, QualIT Ireland Ltd., Dalkey, CO. Dublin
Balancing human aspects in dynamic automated manufacturing systems Harlin Anna, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg
(5) Tools for Global Engineering Networks
Internet Tools in CAD/CAM Technological Environment Creation Adamczyk Zbigniew, Instytut Obrobki Skrawanien, Krakow
Common Sematic Model in GENIAL: form Conceptualisation towards Engineering Networks Seifert Lars, Heinz Nixdorf Institut / AG Gausemeier, Paderborn
Gateway Integration of Global Engineering Networking (GEN) and Product Data Management (PDM) Gausemeier Jürgen, Heinz Nixdorf Institut, Padeborn
(7) Design Tools
An Architecture of Virtual Objects for the Integration of Heterogeneous Data Processing Systems Linsenmaier Thomas, Fraunhofer Institut für Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation (IAO), Stuttgart
Integration of CORBA and WEB technologies in the VEGA DIS Zarli Alain, Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment, Sophia Antipolis cedex
MOKA: A user-driven project to develop methodology and tools oriented to knowledge-based engineering applications Callot Martine, AEROSPATIALE, Suresnes Cedex
|15.30||Break / exhibition|
(4) Training & Education
Structured Troubleshooting: Implications for Training and Maintenance Schaafstal A. M., TNO Human Factors Research Institute, Soesterberg
Work Process Knowledge in Technical Training Fischer Martin, Universität Bremen, Bremen
Systems for Support of process operations Ollus Martin, VTT Automation, VTT, Finland
A Survey of European Academic Programs on Manufacturing and Control Groumpos Peter, University of Patras, Rio, Patras
(6) Production Life Cycle Management
IT-based Quality Engine. Tools for Assembly and small Batches Manufacturing Wangberg Karl-Gunnar, SAAB AB, Linköping
Methodology of intelligent object-oriented design and process planning Evgenev Georgy B., Moscow State Technical University n.a. N. Bauman, Moscow
An holistic Approach to Assembly Flowline Design Lanham John, University of the West of England, Bristol
(8) Enterprise Integration
The VINST Approach: Validating and Integrating Step AP Schemata Using a Semi-Automatic Tool Dalianis Hercules, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV), Kista
Information automatizing of production facilities based on their unified models Gornev V. F. Boumann Moscow Stat Technical University (BMSTU), Moscow
|19.00||Reception hosted by the City of Göteborg|
Wednesday, 7 th October 1998
Plenary session: Enterprise Engineering and Integration
Speakers: K. Kosanke, CIMOSA Association e. V., Böblingen
Speaker fromVolvo Car Corporation, Göteborg
Speaker from BAAN
|10.30||Break / exhibition|
(10) Reorganisation of Industry from Business Drivers
POSC, People and Knowledge Work Ring Michael J., POSC (Europe) Ltd., Hayes Middlesex
The Fractal Company â Success Factors of a High-performance Organisation Bischoff Jürgen, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing, Stuttgart
From Business Drivers to understandable Information Lord Stuart, ICI Engineering Technology, Cheshire
High performance teams â A vision for the European Oil & Gas exploration and Production industry Getty Robin, Petrotechnical Data Systems BV, DEN HAAG
(13) Concurrent Engineering I
Design Structure Matrices for the Planning of Rule-Based Engineering Systems Sunnersjö Staffan, IVF, Mölndal
Conflict Management and Nego-tiation for Concurrent Engineering using Pareto Optimality OâSullivan Barry, National University of Ireland, Ireland
Agent & Object-based manufacturing systems re-engineering: case study Smirnov Alexander, St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian academy, (SPIIRAS) St. Petersburg
(16) Global Engineering Networks in Industry
The Rise of the Hyper-Chain: Business Effects of Emerging Internet enabled Information Systems. Early experiences from the Wood/furniture sector Sakkas Nikos, PLANET S.A., Athens
GEN â Global Eingineering Neworking Radeke Elke, Research Institute of Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme AG, Paderborn
GEN â Vision furned into reality Rethfeld Ulrich, Globana â Online GmbH, München
Commercial Background of GEN Burkhardt Jörg, Globana â Online GmbH, München
|12.30||Lunch / exhibition|
(11) IT Requirements and System Modelling
Information Technology for the European Textile-Clothing-Retail Sectors Kartsounis George, Athens Technology Center S.A., Paradiso Maroussi Athens
Business and IT Requirements of European Large Scale Engineering Clients Hassan Tarek, Civil and Building Engineering Department, Loughborough, Leics.
Information Management Structures for the next Century Schulz Herbert, PTW Darmstadt University of Technology, Darmstadt
Application of the object-oriented methodology to the description of manufacturing systems Corradi Elena, Politecnico di Milano
(14) Concurrent Engineering II
Strategic redesign of business processes: a comprehensive object-oriented method Gausemeier Jürgen, Heinz Nixdorf Institut & Universität GH-Paderborn, Paderborn
The BEP-IFM Project: an Approach to Integrating Business Functions in Manufacturing Mourtzis Dimitris, University of Patras, Patras
Requirements and Solutions for Order Coordination in Virtual Enterprises Halmosi Hans, FhG-IPA, Stuttgart
Managing new product development: moving towards a model of concordance Haque Bader, University of Nottingham, Nottingham
(17) SME Cases
The Shape of Things to Come Desbarats Gus, Random Product Design Ltd â Random Studios, Hants
IT-based problem solving: helping small manufacturing companies Mazharsolook Ebrahim, Key Industrial Software Systems Ltd, Portsmouth
TOYS-CIM project: Application of new technologies in the field of CAD/CAM and rapid prototyping within the toy sector Carrion Cesar, AIJU, IBI (Alicante)
Is there anybody there? Working and communicating with customer/ suppliers for the small manufacturing SME Purslow Philip, CIMMEDIA Ltd., Warwickshire
Best Practice for Information Technology in the Textile Industry Nielsen Charlotte, EURA A/S, Bruxelles
|15.30||Break / exhibition|
(12) New Technologies in the Process Industries
Elf Atochem Steamcracker advanced process control application Caesemaecker F., ELF â Centre Technique Atochem, Pierre-Benite Cédex
Introducing Novel Technologies in Industrial Process Plants â A frame-work for a factory implementation plan Kayser, Thomas, Unilever Research Laboratory, Vlaardingen
(15) Concurrent Engineering III
Co-operation between manufacturing functions in sheet metal part manufacturing De Vin Leo J, Department of Enginee-ring Science, Skövde
Concurrent development of product and manufacturing technologies using advanced simulation methods Bolmsjö Gunnar, Lund University, Lund
Ship product data integration and exchange to support ship design Kendall John, Lloydâs Register of Shipping, London
Accelerating the exchange of information and experience about concurrent engineering; the CE network of excellence (CE-NET) Weber Frithjof, BIBA, Bremen
Design office information, where is this information used and how does it affect business performance? Hodgins Denis, European Technology for Business Ltd, Wheathampstead, Hert
Create awareness and guide actions to improve the performance of your company Melis Tineke, IME Consult, Nijmegen
Flexible Car Body Production with High Geometrical Precision Lars Nilsson,VOLVO, Göteborg
MARESPO-IT innovation for the Maritime Future Nordloh Heiko, BALance Technology Consulting, Bremen
|20.00||Conference banquet at the City Hall Börsen|
Thursday, 8 th October 1998
(19) Management & Logistics
Computer-aided Tolerance Manage-ment â The Holistic Approach to Variation Control Wandebäck Fredrik, IVF, Mölndal
KISS â Kaizen Information System & Management Support Pelella Stefano, British Maritime Technology, Teddington, Middlesex
Logsme and its vision for the food industry â (logistics to support continuous improvement for SMEs in the virutal enterprise) Hunt Ingrid, Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Research Unit, Galway, IRELAND
(21) Device Control
A Step towards Integrated Supervisory Control of Complex Machining Processes Wiklund Håkan, Division of Quality Technology and Statistics, Luleå
Robotic system uses camera control to achieve absolute precision Neumann Karl-Erik, Neos Robotics AB, Täby
Experience and results from the ATHENA project Holmqvist Robert, Arnex Navigation Systems AB, Göteborg
Free navigating autonomous transport robots for Flexible Industrial Production Schilling Klaus, Steinbeis Transferzentrum ARS, Weingarten
Random Access CMOS Camera with an effective Resolution of 4096x4096 Pixel for High Speed Industrial Vision Applications Laloni Claudio, SIEMENS AG, München
(23) Systems Integration
Framework for Information Integration in extended manufacturing CIM-Enterprise Spasic Zarko, University of Belgrade, Belgrade
Paradigm for Information Integra-tion in Enterprises Tian Hua, Department of Measurement and Control Engineering, Duisburg
A heterogeneous IT tool interope-ration Architecture for Automotive and Aerospace Industries Doherty Conor, Fraunhofer-IITB, Karlsruhe
|10.30||Break / exhibition|
Tri-Base Acquaintance Model for project-driven production modelling Pechoucek Michael, Gerstner laboratory for Intelligent Decision Making and Control, Prague 6 â Czech Republic
User-driven development of VSOP technology Gustafsson Bertil, IVF, Mölndal
(22) Shop Floor Control
New Architecture for flexible shop control systems Leitao Paulo Centro de CIM do Porto, Porto
Virtual environment for integrative factory and logistics planning with virtual reality Flaig Thomas, Fraunhofer IPA, Stuttgart
A sliding Link Approach to the LinkPoping Flywheel Robot Grahn Sten, Linköping University, Linköping
Comparison of reference architectures: Chalmers Modified Hierarchical Architecture vs. K.U. Leuven Holonic Architecture Gullander Per, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg
Chalmers Architecture and Methodology for flexible Production â CHAMP Lennartson Bengt, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg
24) Process Control
An approach for IAM conformance testing Bangemann Thomas, Ifak â Institut für Automation und Kommunikation e,V, Barleben
Adaptive IMC using fuzzy neural networks for the control on non linear systems Sánches E. Gómez, University of Valladolid, Valladolid
Indirect advisory control for chemical plant based on Fuzzy Logic Picciolo Giovanni, ENICHEM S.A., San Donato Milanese (Milan)
|12.00||(25) Plenary session: Summary and Future â Round Table Discussion|
|13.00||Lunch / exhibition|
14.00 â 18.00
Visits to Industry and Institutes
Study visits will be arranged to the following sites!
Volvo Torslanda Plant Car Corp : Flexible body-in-white manufacture.
Ericsson, Borås: Production of micro-wave communication links. The bus will make a stop on its return to Göteborg at Landvetter Airport at approximately 17.30.
Flexible body-in-white manufacture.
Channel concept for flexible manufacturing of large size bearings.
Production of micro-wave communication links. The bus will make a stop on its return to Göteborg at Landvetter Airport at approximately 17.30.
3D-simulation and animation
Modern facilities for mechanical and electronics production
Since the number of participants is limited, please indicate your preference on the registration form.
Posters and Exhibitions
As part of the conference an exhibition will take place which will show products and projects within the scope of the conference. Included will be posters and demonstrations providing the opportunity to discuss in detail with developers and experienced users the technology and its introduction/application in manufacturing environments. For participation in the exhibition, see address of the (E-mail removed)
October 6â8, 1998
The Swedish Trade Fair (Svenska Mässan), Mässans gata 22
Registration form on next page.
A one-day registration is also offered.
From the Airport:
The airport bus takes approximately 30 minutes to the city centre. To get to the hotels, and the Swedish Trade Fair you get off at the stop Korsvägen just outside the congress venue, to reach the dormitory change to bus No 50 or 51. If you take a taxi we recommend Taxi Göteborg. They have a fixed price to the city centre at approx. SEK 250.
Hotel Gothia, Mässans gata 24 â 4 star hotel.
Situated in the same building as the Swedish Trade Fair. Price for a single room is SEK 1 190 per night and for a double room SEK 1 390 per night.
Hotel Lorensberg, Berzeligatan 15 â 3 star hotel.
Situated with approx. 5 minutes walk to congress venue. Price for a single room is SEK 830 and for a double room SEK 1 230.
SGS Bostäder, dormitory, Utlandagatan 24.
Situated with approx. 30 minutes walk or 10 minutes by bus to congress venue. Has no 24-hour reception. The room has shower and toilet. No breakfast is served, but there is a joint kitchen with a few utilities. Price for a single room SEK 320 and for a double room SEK 460 per night.
On Tuesday, October 6, there will be a reception hosted by the City of Göteborg at the Art Museum. A light meal will be served. The reception is free of charge.
A banquet will take place on Wednesday at the City Hall Börsen. It is included in the conference fee except for day-fee participants, students and accompanying persons.
|Poster exhibition||Posters are being displayed in close connection with the conference halls.|
|Meals||Lunch will be served in the lunch restaurant in the conference building and is included in the conference fee.|
|Parking||There is a parking building, Focus, next to the conference venue open between 07.00 and 23.00 every day.|
|Study visits||Please indicate your choice on the registration form.|
For further information
Queries can be addressed either to the European Commission or to local host contacts:
|European Commission||Programme Committee|
Att: Mr. Ronald Mackay
Ms. Alexandra Schulten
DGIII/F.7 Rue de la Loi 200 (N-105-7/00)
B-1049 Brussels, Belgium
E-mail: (E-mail removed)
Chalmers University of Technology
Att: Nils Mårtensson
Dept. of Production Engineering
SE-412 96 GÖTEBORG, Sweden
E-mail: (E-mail removed)
|Conference Administration||Conference Exhibition|
Congrex Göteborg AB Box 5078 SE-402 22 GÖTEBORG, Sweden
Fax +46-31 20 36 20 E-mail: (E-mail removed)
IVF Lennart Karlsson Teknikringen 1 SE-583 30 LINKÖPING, Sweden
E-mail: (E-mail removed)
Local organisation committe
Bengt Johansson, NUTEK
Thomas Lewin, Ericsson
Pär Malmberg, SKF
Jan Sjögren, IVF
Kurt Stenudd, Chalmers
Karin Södersten, IVF
Henrik Sörstedt, Telia
Stieg Westin, Volvo
C G Carlebom, Prosolvia
Anders S Dahlgren, NDC
Ã ke Madesäter, ABB
The conference is jointly organized and supported by
|European Commission , DG III, Industry|
|Chalmers University of Technology , Göteborg, Sweden|
|The Swedish Institute of Production Engineering Research|
|The Swedish National Board for Industrial and Technical Development ( NUTEK )|
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