The scientific Network on Advanced Methodologies and Tools of Manufacturing Systems AMETMAS-NOE aims to group research teams from both academic and industrial environments with common long term technological goals and to coordinate their research and their training policy. AMETMAS-NOE will coordinate and strengthen research, training activities and industrial linkages within Central and Eastern European researchers involved in CIME and their counterparts in the other European countries.
The specific coordination activities include strategies, infrastructure, dissemination, as well as educational and technology transfer. The dissemination of results and the coordination of the research efforts will take place via advanced summer schools with published educational material, workshops, the publication of a joint newsletter, the organisation of special sessions within international conferences, and publications in international journals.
The tasks, involvement and the particular role of each node of the network have been identified. In order to obtain an optimal coordination of the network, a Steering Committee, a Scientific Board and a Network Coordinator have been foreseen.
AMETMAS-NOE will be coordinated together with the ESPRIT Network of Excellence 9251 ICIMS-NOE, which has more than 60 academic and 50 industrial nodes.