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The 3rd conference on intelligent management systems in operations will be held in the prestigious Lowry centre in Salford Quays, Greater Manchester during the period 28-29 June 2005.

28 June 2005 - 29 June 2005

Like its predecessors, which were held at Salford University in 1997 and 2001, the conference will bring together leading researchers and industrialists concerned with research issues at the interface of OR/AI and working on applications in manufacturing and service operations.
In this 3rd conference, there are over 30 papers to be presented over the two days by researchers from many countries. There will be sessions in the areas of:
- E-Business/ E-Manufacturing,- Knowledge Management in Operations,- Maintenance and Fault Diagnosis,- Quality Management and Process Design ,- Scheduling and Capacity Planning,- Supply Chains and Inventory Management
The plenary session will be given by Professor Pham of Cardiff University who will talk about New Strategies for Integrating Advanced Manufacturing Research in the European Union: the I*PROMS and 4M Networks of Excellence.
Duc Truong PHAM, OBE, FREng, is Professor of Computer-Controlled Manufacture and Founder Director of the award-winning Manufacturing Engineering Centre at Cardiff University. He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) degree with First-Class Honours, Doctor of Philosophy degree and Doctor of Engineering degree from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.
For further details please visit the ORS website on
Enquiries can be addresses to Chris Barrett at ,email: Manufacturing Engineering Centre (MEC) has over 80 researchers and support personnel conducting externally funded projects on intelligent systems and advanced manufacturing technology. These cover knowledge-based systems for manufacturing design and quality control, robot vision and automated visual inspection systems, neural networks for non-linear systems identification and control, rapid prototyping and tooling, micro fabrication, virtual reality and multi-media intelligent product manuals. Among the many projects at the MEC are 4M (Multi-Material Micro Manufacture) and I*PROMS (Innovative Production Machines and Systems), two FP6 EC-funded Network of Excellence projects led by the Centre and involving more than 50 Centres of Excellence spread across Europe.
About The Lowry
Set in a magnificent waterside location at the heart of the redeveloped Salford Quays in Greater Manchester, The Lowry is an architectural flagship with a unique and dynamic identity. Rising from the regenerated docklands, it is a welcoming building, designed to reflect the surrounding landscapes and flourishing waterways, in its glass and metallic surfaces. ,The Lowry opened on 28th April 2000, bringing together a wide variety of performing and visual arts under one roof. Opening its door to the best in entertainment and education in the arts, The Lowry aims to give everyone access to new areas of creativity and to embrace its broad community. ,The Lowry houses two theatres for performing arts (1,730 & 466 seats) presenting a full range of drama, opera, ballet, dance, musicals, children's shows, popular music, jazz, folk and comedy and gallery spaces (1,610 metres of floor space); showing the works of LS Lowry alongside contemporary exhibitions.