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The First World Conference on

to be held at IC2 Institute at the University of Texas, Austin
December 7-9, 1995

Sponsored by the:

Society for Design and Process Science

Co-Sponsored by:

RGK Foundation
Innovation Creativity and Capital (IC2) Institute
Institute for Design and Advanced Technology (IDEATE)
Instituto Internacional de Intefracao de Sistemas


You are invited to play a founding role in the First World Conference on Integrated Design & Process Technology (IDPT) which will be held December 7-9, 1995 at the IC2 Institute, University of Texas, Austin, Texas. The IDPT Conference is emerging as a major international forum for the integration of design and process technologies to create a symbolic relationship among scientists, engineers, decision makers, and other critical thinkers. This path-breaking conference is devoted to integrated product and process development through interdisciplinary symbiosis.


The conference program consists of invited and selected papers emphasizing knowledge integration through the study of processes leading to the delivery of a more robust, high-quality, line of products and services. Plenary sessions and keynote addresses will be presented by prominent speakers. All technical papers will be reviewed by the Program Technical Committee and by three independent peer referees. Papers will be evaluated for inclusion in either a parallel session or a poster session based on content. All accepted papers will be published in the refereed Conference Proceedings. In addition, competitively selected papers will be reviewed and published in the SDPS Transactions: Journal of Integrated Design and Process Technology.


Researchers form traditional engineering disciplines, genetic engineering, bioengineering, systems analysis, architecture, chemistry, physics, medicine, business, management, fashion, arts and media, and other disciplines with major emphasis and interest in interdisciplinary technology development are invited to submit papers.

Samples of relevant topics are: design and process methodologies, theories, and applications: interdisciplinary approaches for product design and development; design for manufacturability, dependability, availability, reliability, maintainability or quality, and their integration; design tool development and integration in product design and manufacturing; computer integrated manufacturing and engineering; computer-aided design of complex systems and integration; concurrent engineering design; software engineering and artificial intelligence in industrial production and engineering; object oriented data bases in design and process integration; image processing; neural networks; parallel processing; product and process simulation; engineering process control; business and management processes; business process reengineering; process improvement and environmental control; process planning and modelling; multimedia applications; and any other relevant subject. Papers describing innovative, interdisciplinary industrial or educational programs are also encouraged.


Best paper and outstanding professional achievement award will be presented at the conference.


Submission of abstracts                              Now
Submission of complete manuscript (4 copies)         August 12, 1995
Final acceptance                                     August 30, 1995
Final paper submission                               Sept. 11, 1995

Authors and coauthors must provide complete addresses and phone numbers. FAX numbers and e-mail addresses should be provided if available.


Honorary Conference Chairman
George Kozmetsky
IC2 Institute
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
Steering Committee Chairmen
C. V. Ramamoorthy
U. of California
Berkeley, CA

Raymond T. Yeh
ISSI, Inc.
Austin, TX
Conference Chairmen
Ali H. Nayfeh
Blacksburg, VA

Stephen A. Syzgenda
University of Texas
Austin, TX
Program Chairmen

C. V. Ramamoorthy
U. of California
Berkeley, CA

Atila Ertas
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX
Program Vice Chairmen
David V. Gibson
IC2 Institute
Austin, TX

Murat M. Tanik
University of Texas
Austin, TX

I. I. Esat
Brunel University
Middlesex, UK


Submit abstracts to:

A. Taleb-Bendiab
The Manchester Metropolitan University,
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Design and Manufacture,
John Dalton Building,
Chester Street, Manchester, M1 5GD, UK

Tel: +44 161 247 6252
Fax: +44 161 247 6326
Email  a.t.bendiab@mmu.ac.uk


The Society for Design and Process Science (SDPS) is a new international, interdisciplinary society which promotes the systematic study of design and processes. SDPS fosters innovative methods in interdisciplinary process development through synergy, integration, and productivity-boosting measures for engineers, system designers, executives, and other decision makers. The information explosion of the 20th century has generated mountains of knowledge and has further increased isolation of various disciplines. There are now isolated islands of knowledge which are often treated as being oceans apart. These islands of knowledge coexist disparately with little productive exchange. Thus SDPS promotes efforts: For more information about the Society for Design and Process Science Call (806) 742-0967 or e-mail to meae@coe3.coe.ttu.edu


Dr. A. Taleb-Bendiab 
The Manchester Metropolitan University,
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Design and Manufacture
John Dalton Building,
Chester Street,
Manchester M1 5GD

Tel: +44 61 247 6252  
Fax: +44 61 247 6326
Email: a.t.bendiab@mmu.ac.uk

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