[rp-ml] Fw: Call for abstracts - 4th International Conference on Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping

From: Terry Wohlers <tw_at_wohlersassociates.com>
Date: Thu Jan 22 2009 - 00:02:30 EET

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Terry Wohlers
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Call for papers: 4th International Conference on Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid
Prototyping (VRAP 2009), Leiria, Portugal


The 4th International Conference on Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid
Prototyping (http://www.vrap.ipleiria.pt) will be held at Leiria, Portugal, from 6th
to 10th October 2009.

The conference will take place at the (http://www.cdr-sp.ipleiria.pt)
Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development, School of Technology
and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal. The venue is
located at an important industrial centre and historical city of Portugal,
distant around 1 hour from Lisbon.

The International Conference on Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid
Prototyping, organised every two years since 2003, is
designed to be a major forum for the Scientific exchange of
multi-disciplinary and inter-organisational aspects of virtual and physical
prototyping and related areas. VR@P aims at making a
significant contribution for further development of these fields. In 2007,
as in the two previous editions, we gathered participants from more than 20
countries. The Conference carries out a full paper submission and a rigorous
peer review of all papers.

Accepted papers will be included in a Proceedings book with ISBN
registration, published by Taylor & Francis.


Conference Topics

 Design for Bio Manufacturing
 Design for Micro Manufacturing
 Design for Rapid Manufacturing
 Design for Sustainability

CAD and 3D data acquisition technologies
 3D digitising
 Fast geometrical modelling schemes
 Haptic CAD
Image-based modelling systems
 nD Modelling
 X-ray tomography and NMR

Concurrent engineering
 Collaborative decision-making
 Concurrent product development
 Frameworks for information sharing

Virtual environments and simulation
 Intelligent computing
 Internet-based product development
 Knowledge based systems
 Simulation and optimisation of manufacturing processes
 Virtual and augmented reality
 Virtual engineering and manufacturing
 Virtual enterprise engineering
 Web-based information systems

 Advanced rapid prototyping, tooling and manufacturing materials
 Liquid Crystals

Rapid tooling and manufacturing
 Conformal cooling
 Small batch production methods
 Systems for the direct manufacturing of metallic and ceramic components

Advanced technologies
 Advances on material removal and addition technologies
 Hybrid systems
 Research on new additive and non-additive technologies

 Architecture and art
 Aerospace industry
 Automotive industry
 Biomedical technology
 Model-making and tool-making


Call for Papers

Simple page abstracts addressing the conference themes are invited from all
interested participants and can be submitted by email to
pbartolo@estg.ipleiria.pt or vrap@ipleiria.pt

Abstracts should be no more than 500 words in length and should summarise
the intended content of the paper and the substantive issues it will rise.

All abstracts and full papers will be rigorously refeered. All papers will
be included in conference proceedings published on an ISBN numbered book,
published by A.A. Balkema an imprint of Taylor&Francis Group and made
available to delegates attending the conference.


Important Dates

Submission of Abstracts: 31 January 2009
Notification of acceptance: 16 February 2009
Submission of preliminary papers: 04 May 2009
Acceptance of papers with referee comments: 01 June 2009
Submission of revised camera-ready paper: 29 June 2009


Conference Chair

Paulo Jorge Bártolo
Coordinator of the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development,
Polytechnic Institute of Leiria

INDEA (Campus 5)
Rua das Olhalvas
2414-016 Leiria
Tel.: +351 244 845 056
Fax.: +351 244 845 059
Email.: <mailto:pbartolo@estg.ipleiria.pt> pbartolo@estg.ipleiria.pt

Honorary Chairs

Gideon Levy, University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen, Switzerland
Terry Wohlers, Wohlers Associates, USA
Yongnian Yan, Tshingua University, China
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