International Symposium on 
Manufacturing Systems and Technologies: ISMST 2008
  

in the context of
International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technological Innovation: IMETI 2008  

June 29th - July 2nd, 2008 ľ Orlando, Florida, USA
  


INTRODUCTION

 

In the context of IMETI 2008 international conference, the "International Symposium on Manufacturing Systems and Technologies: ISMST 2008" will be held during June 29th - July 2nd, 2008 in Orlando, Florida, USA.

 

 

SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZERS

 

Focused on manufacturing engineering and other fields related to production systems, the "International Symposium on Manufacturing Systems and Technologies: ISMST 2008" is organized by:

 

Organizer:  Patricio Franco (Universidad PolitÚcnica de Cartagena, Spain)

Co-organizer: Manuel Estrems (Universidad PolitÚcnica de Cartagena, Spain)

 

For general details about "International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technological Innovation: IMETI 2008" that includes this symposium, please visit the IMETI 2008 web site. For any question about ISMST 2008, please ask to symposium organiser by request directed to the following e-mail address:

 

patricio.franco@upct.es (symposium organizer e-mail address)

 

 

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

 

The scientific committee of ISMST 2008 is constituted by remarkable members of the scientific community that are specially related to the topics covered by this symposium:

 

FÚlix Faura (Universidad PolitÚcnica de Cartagena, Spain)

J. Paulo Davim (University of Aveiro, Portugal)

Ionel Staretu (Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania)

Francisco Chinesta (ENSAM Paris, France)

Stephen Newman (University of Bath, United Kingdom)

Bharatendra K. Rai (University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, USA)

B.J. Davies (IJAMT, United Kingdom)

Natarajan Murugan (Coimbatore Institute of Technology, India)

Kornel F. Ehmann (Northwestern University, USA)
Ekkard Brinksmeier (University of Bremen, Germany)

 

TOPICS

 

This symposium is focused on presentation and discussion of research papers about the different areas included in manufacturing engineering (such as the analysis and optimization of manufacturing processes ľmachining, metal casting, welding, metal forming, etc.ľ, integrated and flexible manufacturing systems, dimensional metrology, quality assurance, etc.) and related fields (such as physical, mechanical, electronic and robotic advances on actuators and sensors for machine tools and dimensional inspection equipment, etc.).

 

Possible submissions about new methodologies and strategies for teaching practices and educational process innovation regarding these fields in the university educational system are also welcome.

 

The following topics are specially covered by "Intenational Symposium on Manufacturing Systems and Technologies: ISMST 2008" that will be developed in the context of IMETI 2008, as well as other topics related to these fields:

 

-  Numerical modelling and experimental analysis of manufacturing processes

-  Machining processes

-  Metal casting processes

-  Welding and joining processes

-  Metal forming processes

-  Forming and shaping of composites

-  Injection and moulding of plastics

-  Total quality management and continuous improvement

-  Productivity and efficiency improvement

-  Total productive maintenance

-  Dimensional metrology

-  Dimensional inspection procedures and equipment

-  Cinematic/dynamical verification of machines tools and mechanical devices

-  Machine tool architecture and controllers

-  Improved design of machine tool components

-  Automated/robotic actuators/sensors for manufacturing processes and equipment

-  Artificial intelligence in production systems

-  Virtual reality in mechanical design and manufacture

-  CAD/CAE/CAM/CAPP

-  Flexible/integrated manufacturing systems

-  Lean/agile manufacturing

-  Exchange-of-die optimization

-  Friction, tribology and tool damage

-  Surface integrity and geometrical precision

-  New strategies for learning and educational innovation in manufacturing engineering and related fields

 

For submissions about other different related topics, please ask to symposium organiser by request directed to the following e-mail address:

 

patricio.franco@upct.es (symposium organizer e-mail address)

 

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

 

The instructions about submission types and deadlines differ from those established for regular sessions of IMETI 2008 international conference, due to they are in this case partially modified by ISMST 2008's organizer. The prior submission of brief abstracts of approximately 200-500 words is required before submission of draft papers in the case of abstracts accepted by symposium organizer. The instructions about papers for this ISMST 2008 are detailed below in section named "Paper submission".

 

The abstracts are not to be submitted by means of the general forms of IMETI 2008 web site for regular sessions, but they must be directly sent to ISMST 2008's organizer by e-mail directed to the following e-mail address:

 

patricio.franco@upct.es (symposium organizer e-mail address)

 

For preparing the abstracts for this symposium, please download the guidelines for authors about brief abstracts: http://www.dimf.upct.es/personal/FC_P/ISMST_2008/abstract_format_ISMST_2008.doc. If troubles are found when trying to access to this file, please contact to symposium organizer.

 

 

PAPER SUBMISSION

 

The instructions about acceptable format for contributions to "International Symposium on Manufacturing Systems and Technologies: ISMST 2008" also differ from those established for regular sessions of IMETI 2008 international conference, due to they are partially modified by ISMST 2008's organizer according to the objectives of this symposium. "Extended abstracts" and "abstracts" are not considered as final contributions for this symposium, but full papers of approximately 2000-5000 words and maximum extension of 6 pages are expected for final submissions.

 

As the brief abstracts that should be previously submitted, the draft papers are not to be submitted by means of the general forms of IMETI 2008 web site, but they must be directly sent to ISMST 2008's organizer by e-mail directed to the following e-mail address:

 

patricio.franco@upct.es (symposium organizer e-mail address)

 

For preparing the draft papers for this symposium, please download the guidelines for authors about final papers: http://www.dimf.upct.es/personal/FC_P/ISMST_2008/paper_format_ISMST_2008.doc. If troubles are found when trying to access to this file, please contact to symposium organizer.

 

Each draft paper is reviewed by three different referees selected by symposium organizer, and then authors are notified by ISMST 2008's organizer about possible acceptance of submitted papers. No other types of revisions will be considered in the case of contributions for ISMST 2008.

 

After the introduction of possible modifications according to the suggestions of referees, the final papers must be also sent to symposium organizer by e-mail directed to the e-mail address that is previously indicated.

 

The submitted papers will be included in sessions of ISMST 2008 as they are accepted according to notifications received by e-mail from symposium organizer, and after that the authors will also receive an e-mail from IMETI 2008 secretariat with "Paper ID" and "Password" required for registration in IMETI 2008 as explained in section named "Conference registration".

 

 

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

 

After confirmation of final paper acceptance by symposium organizer, the authors of submitted paper will be able to proceed to conference registration in IMETI 2008 web site for online registration using the "Paper ID" and "Password" that will be contained in e-mail received from IMETI 2008 secretariat.

 

Please take note of "Registration ID" provided by "IMETI 2008 Registration Acknowledgement" that will be obtained when conference registration is finished, due to it will be necessary for final paper upload.

 

Once the registration in IMETI 2008 is completed, the authors must also proceed to the upload of final paper in IMETI 2008 web site as indicated in section named "Final paper upload".

 

 

FINAL PAPER UPLOAD

 

After completing the registration in IMETI 2008, the authors must proceed to upload of camera ready paper (or final paper in PDF format according to instructions provided for ISMST 2008) in IMETI 2008 web site for camera ready upload using the "Registration ID", "Paper ID" and "Password" that were previously obtained.

 

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS 

 

The papers accepted for presentation in ISMST 2008 are published in Proceedings of IMETI 2008, like the totality of papers presented in regular sessions of this international conference.

 

 

PUBLICATION OF SELECTED PAPERS IN INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS

 

Selected papers of "International Symposium on Manufacturing Systems and Technologies: ISMST 2008" will be published in special issues of international journals that are here indicated, as an extended version of papers presented in ISMST 2008. Besides selection for "Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics (JSCI)" that is considered for the totality of papers of IMETI 2008 international conference, in the case of ISMST 2008 selected papers will also be promoted for special issues in "International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems (IJMMS)", "Journal of Modern Manufacturing Technology (JMMT)" and "International Journal of Material Forming (IJMF)". The special issues in these last journals are only oriented to this symposium of IMETI 2008. Additional instructions will be facilitated to authors of selected papers.

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

 

Deadline for submission of brief abstracts (to symposium organizer)

Until April 15th, 2008 April 20th, 2008

(Note: Due to IMETI 2008 includes post-conference proceedings for papers received lately, in the case of authors interested in submission of abstracts after this date, please contact to symposium organizer in order to confirm availability for reception of abstracts for ISMST 2008)

 

Notifications about acceptance of brief abstracts (by symposium organizer)

Until April 16th, 2008 April 21st, 2008

 

Deadline for submission of draft papers (to symposium organizer)

Until May 12nd, 2008 May 16th, 2008

(Note: As above-mentioned with regards to abstracts, in the case of authors interested in submission of papers after this date, please contact to symposium organizer in order to confirm availability for reception of papers for ISMST 2008)

 

Notifications about acceptance of draft papers (by symposium organizer)

Until May 15th, 2008 May 19th, 2008

 

Deadline for submission of final papers (to symposium organizer)

Until May 22nd, 2008 May 22th, 2008

(Note: This date will be extended in the case of authors with confirmation of symposium organizer about submission of draft paper after the initially established deadline for ISMST 2008)

 

Conference registration (in IMETI 2008 web site)

Until May 22nd, 2008 June 2nd, 2008 for advance registration fee, or until celebration of IMETI 2008 for regular registration fee (please see guidelines for registration and fees that are provided below)

 

Final paper upload (in IMETI 2008 web site)

Until May 22nd, 2008 June 2nd, 2008 for publication in regular volumes of IMETI 2008 proceedings, or until celebration of IMETI 2008 for publication post-conference volumes of IMETI 2008 proceedings

 

 

SYMPOSIUM PROGRAMME

 

The scheduling of sessions contained in ISMST 2008 will be detailed in this web site as soon as the definitive programme of IMETI 2008 is provided by secretariat of this conference, including the papers to be presented in each one of these sessions, as well as the date and time period in which they will be celebrated.

 

For additional information about other sessions of IMETI 2008, please see the complete scheduling in IMETI 2008 web site for conference programme.

 

 

REGISTRATION AND FEES

 

The acceptance of papers for ISMST 2008 and their publication in conference proceedings is subject to registration. The following fees are considered according to in IMETI 2008 web site for registration and fees:

 

                                                                            IIIS Member*                              Non-Members

 Advance registration fee

 (until May 22nd, 2008 June 2nd, 2008):   US$ 540                                 US$ 590   

 

 Regular registration fee

 (after May 22nd, 2008 June 2nd, 2008

and until celebration of IMETI 2008):        US$ 590                                 US$ 640   

 

 Extra-page fee:                                     US$  75 per page (over six)        US$  75 per page (over six)

 

The registration is to be made by means of contact to conference secretariat, like in the case of submissions for regular sessions. With regards to registration for presentation of accepted papers, please see instructions that appear in IMETI 2008 web site for registration and fees.

 

*Before the payment of conference fee, authors are suggested to apply for IIIS membership in IIIS web site for membership application due to it is completely free of charge for conference authors, and in this way a discount of US$ 50 is obtained as can be seen in table with conference fees.

 

 

HOTEL INFORMATION

 

ISMST 2008 will be celebrated inside IMETI 2008 international conference at the Rosen Centre Hotel, which is located in the heart of Orlando. This hotel is just 12 minutes from Orlando International Airport, 5 minutes to Sea World and Universal Orlando, 10 minutes to Walt Disney World« Theme Parks, one block from Pointe Orlando shopping & entertainment complex, and 15 minutes to downtown Orlando. Additional information including hotel accommodation can be found in IMETI 2008 web site for hotel information.

 

 

INVITATION TO PAPER SUBMISSION

 

If the topics of this symposium are of your interest, I encourage you to participate by sending to me your contributions. Thank you very much for your attention, and I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Best regards,

 

Patricio Franco

 

Universidad PolitÚcnica de Cartagena

Departamento de IngenierÝa de Materiales y Fabricaciˇn

Spain

 

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