Call for Papers
DET 2006 Conference will be held at Hotel do Mar, in Sesimbra.


Digital Enterprise Technology (DET) can be defined as "the collection of systems and methods for the digital modelling of the global product development and realization process, in the context of lifecycle management." The principal aim of DET’06 is to provide an international forum and workshop for the exchange of scientific knowledge and industrial and educational experience regarding the integration of the various aspects of DET. DET’06 will also facilitate the exploration of future and evolving standards for the application of DET technologies for the international research community.


Papers are welcome in any of the following broad technical categories:

Distributed and Collaborative Design

Distributed co-design; Design knowledge management and representation, Integration of design with manufacturing modelling and planning (modelling of design features and manufacturing process interaction, including tolerance analysis); Use of simulation early in the product realization process; Product life-cycle management

Process Modelling and Process Planning

Process knowledge management and representation; Tolerance data representation and standards; Distributed co-development and optimization of process models and plans; Process planning optimization within a distributed planning environment; Simulation of manufacturing processes

Advanced Factory Design and Modelling

New computer technology for enhanced factory modelling; Re-configurable equipment, factory cells and new systems architectures; Optimization techniques for factory design, Control techniques for autonomous and intelligent manufacturing

Physical-to-Digital Environment Integrators

In-situ metrology, facility scanning and reverse engineering; Advanced sensing; Evolving standards for measurement representation in a distributed environment; Tolerance analysis and synthesis

Enterprise Integration Technologies

Advances in product data management; Enterprise resource planning; Evolving standards for enterprise modelling; Dynamic supply network design and management; E-business and supply chain logistics

Entrepreneurship in DET

Integration of DET in engineering curricula; DET for business innovation; Experiences in Industry/university collaboration with DET


Abstracts due: March 31, 2006
Full paper due: June 2, 2006
Author notification: June 20, 2006
Camera-ready due: June 30, 2006
Early registration: June 30, 2006
Final program: August 21, 2006


Acceptance of papers is based on the full paper, however prospective authors should submit a short abstract in advance in order to check if the proposed topic fits within the scope of the Conference.

The maximum number of pages allowed per paper is up to 10 for keynote papers and up to 8 for the other papers.

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Leading DET academics and industrial practitioners will present keynote papers in the scientific areas. All papers will be circulated in advance of the meeting. During each session the keynotes will be used as a platform for discussion and paper authors will make a short presentation and position statement. In each session adequate time will be allowed for discussion of papers and summary of important issues.