2nd ICRPD (International Conference on RPD)

From: Wilhelm Steger (wts@ipa.fhg.de)
Date: Wed Dec 06 1995 - 14:57:55 EET

Dear RP partners!

You might be interested in the following CALL FOR PAPERS for the
2nd ICRPD.


Dr. Wilhelm Steger
Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung (IPA)
Nobelstrasse 12
70569 Stuttgart
Tel.: +49-711-970-1837
Fax: +49-711-970-1004
email: steger@ipa.fhg.de

                                                 Call for Papers

2nd ICRPD - International Conference on Rapid Product Development


Date: 10.-11. Juni 1996

Messe Stuttgart International
Congress Center
Stuttgart Germany


The organisation of product development is becoming a key task
for companies in an increasingly turbulent environment. The starting
 point for all considerations must be the efficiency of new production
 techniques for prototypes, the so-called 'Generative manufacturing
 methods' or also 'Rapid prototyping technologies'. They are revolu-
tionising the development process on account of the rapid availability
of almost every kind of prototype. However, the attainable rationali-
sation and innovation potential also depends to a large extent on the
organisation of the environment of these new manufacturing methods.
 This includes the continuity of information chains, intelligent forms
of organisation, lean project management, strict cost targets and
constant cost transparency, specific involvement of customers,
 evolutionary quality management, selection and integration of
 partners, transfer of empirical knowledge, and much more.

ICRPD made its debut in 1995 and was the first international confe-
rence which set out to examine all aspects of future product develop-
ment both in detail and in their interdependence. The extremely posi-
tive response of trade visitors encouraged us to hold the 2nd lCRPD
in 1996.

New topic structure:
In order to take more acount of the information needs of visitors
 to lCRPD, we are planning to introduce two major innovations:

- The 2nd lCRPD will be held over two days with parallel sessions.
This will ensure that all important topics can be discussed to an
 adequate extent.

- The submitted papers will be divided into the following areas:
        - Management
        - Applications
        - Science
This will ensure that each target group receives the latest information
 on a more needs-oriented basis.

Contributions from the following areas are requested:
(not necessarily exclusive)

Rapid Product Development
- Integrated approaches to product development
- Improvement in innovation potential
- Introduction strategies
- Performance features/key figures of product development
- Improvement in quality by means of rapid product development
- Suceessful practical examples

Generative manufatturing methods and conversion technologies
- New generative manufacturing methods
- Systems for the direct manufacturing of metallic and ceramic
- Functional and technical prototypes through conversion techno-
logies (casting techniques)
- Coating systems for plastic prototypes
- System comparison/benchmarking
- Comparison between generative and conventional manufacturing

Materials for generative manufacturing methods
- Development trends in polymer materials
- Metal and ceramic powders for generative manufacturing
- Coating materials and multi-component systems

Design and information management
- Digital designs with design systems
- Process chain: idea-design-CAD-prototype-workpiece
- Product data processing (e.g. STEP)
- Engineering data management (EDM)
- Computer-supported co-operative work (CSCW)
- High-speed networks and distributed applications
- Representation and organisation of product and process knowledge

Digitisation and reverse engineering
- Sensors and measuring systems for 3-D geometry acquisition
- Intelligent algorithms for shape recognition
- Component reconstruction and CAD
- CAD and features

Application areas
- Modelmaking, toolmaking and mouldmaking
- Automobile industry
- Aerospace industry (lightweight construction materials)
- Medical technology
- Art

Organisation and ergonomits
- Team work in product development
- Reorganisation of company structures and processes
- Management of development projects
- User interfaces to connect amn and technology
- Navigation systems

Economic aspects
- Target costing
- R&D controlling
- Process cost calculation
- Operative and strategic investment planning

Virtual prototyping
- New methods for virtual prototypes
- Communication and testing with non-phyisical components
- Simulation and calculation
- Virtual versus physical prototyping

Expert review and conference proceedings:
Summaries of approx. 300 words should be submitted in English/German.
The name of the author, title and company/institute should be shown
clearly. The contents should also be assigned to the above categories
by means of about 5 key terms. Please also state whether your paper
is to be regarded as a management statement, a user report or a scien-
tific discussion paper.

The programme committee will make a selection from the submitted
summaries and put together a final conference programme. The authors
 must ensure that, if they are accepted, a complete, printable article in
English/German is submitted in good time for publication in the book of
conference proceedings. The guidelines on the formal layout of the
paper will be sent together with the notification of its acceptance by
 the programme committee.

Every submitted paper that is accepted must be presented by at least
one author at the conference.

Please send your papers to Ms. Silke Müller,
 Messe Stuttgart International,
Am Kochenhof 16, 70192 Stuttgart

Important dates:

Submission of summary 30 December 1995
Notification of acceptance of paper 1 February 1996
Submission of complete papers 15 April 1996
2nd ICRPD 10 und 11 June 1996

Programme Committee:

Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Warnecke, President Fraunhofer
Gesellschaft, Germany

Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Bullinger, Fraunhofer IAO, Germany
Prof. Dr. Detlef Kochan, SFM GmbH, Germany
Prof. Dr. Allan Lightman, University of Dayton, USA
Scott Loose, Queensland Manufacturing Institute, Australia
Bent Mieritz, Danish Technological Institute, Denmark
Thomas K. Pflug, NC Gesellschaft e.V., Germany
Dr. Wilhelm Steger, Fraunhofer IPA, Germany
Terry Wohlers, Wohlers Associates, USA

Co-ordination of contents:

Dr. Wilhelm Steger
Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnik und
Automatisierung (IPA)
Nobelstrasse 12
70569 Stuttgart
Tel.: +49-711-970-1837
Fax: +49-711-970-1004
email: steger@ipa.fhg.de


Messe Stuttgart International
Frau Silke Müller
Stuttgarter Messe- und Kongreßgesellschaft mbH
P.O. Box 10 32 52
70028 Stuttgart
Tel.: +49-711 2589-302
Fax: +49-711-2589-555

The 2ndICRPD will be accompanied by the major trade fair

11.-14. Juni 1996

12th International Trade Fair for Computer Aided Engineering,
Design and Production with User Conference

CAT Production-
the quickest way to the finished product

CAT '96 Production will present the complete range of process
-oriented, computer-aided technologies. It will show how the
 individual production stages can be co-ordinated in terms of
 functions, how CAD/CAD systems ranging from design through
 to the finished product can be used to the full, and what oppor-
tunities are offered for business sucess through the integration
of computer-aided technologies.

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