3rd International CIRP Sponsored Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology
September 18-20, 2006 - Setúbal, Portugal

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The conference program will include keynote speakers and parallel sessions.
Networking opportunities are offered during the lunches, the conference reception and the conference dinner

Keynote speakers: During this period, the objective is to obtain assessments of the state-of-art and practice in sustainable product design, production systems evolution and life-cycle engineering. This will be done using keynote and plenary speakers and general discussion.

Session Papers: The objective is to show the research work in progress around the world and discuss the integration of them at the thematic sessions:



17th Sept Sunday - DET’06 Registration and Welcome
18:00-20:30 Conference Registration and Welcome
18th Sept Monday - Morning Sessions
  Room - Atlântico
9:00-9:30 Late Registration

Opening Session

  • P. F. Cunha, CIRP Det’06 Conference Chairman, Portugal
  • Armando Pires, President of IPS, Portugal
  • Augusto Pólvora, President of Sesimbra’s Municipal Chamber, Portugal
  • Paul Maropoulos, University of Bath, UK
  • E. Westkamper, ManuFuture Platform High Level Group, Automation & Production Engineering (IPA), Germany
  • Andrea Gentili, European Commission - DG for Research, “The 7th FP and the future of manufacturing in the EU”.
10:30-10:50 Coffee Break

Keynote Speaker - E. Westkamper - “Digital Manufacturing in the Global Era”  - Fraunhofer Institut IPA, University Stuttgart, Germany


Keynote Speaker - H-P Wiendahl - “Global Manufacturing - Challenges and Solutions”  - University of Hanover, Germany

12:10-13:40 Lunch
18th Sept Monday - Afternoon Sessions

Keynote Speaker - Kanji Ueda - “Emergent Synthesis Approaches to Biological Manufacturing Systems” - University of Tokyo, Japan


Keynote Speaker - Luís Matos-Camarinha - “Collaborative Networks Industry - Trends and Foundations”  - New University of Lisbon, Portugal

15:05-15:25 Coffee Break
  Session A I Session D I Session P I
  Room - Marazul Room - VerdeMar Room Atlântico
15:25-15:45 A1 D1 P1
15:45-16:05 A2 D2 P2
16:05-16:25 A3 D3 P3
16:25-16:45 Coffee Break
  Session A II Session D II Session P II
  Room - Marazul Room - VerdeMar Room - Atlântico
16:45-17:05 A4 D4 P4
17:05-17:25 A5 D5 P5
17:25-17:45 A6 D6 P6
17:45-18:05 A7 D7 P7
19:30-21:30 Cocktail Reception in Setúbal
19th Sept Tuesday - Morning Sessions
8:30-9:00 Late Registration
  Session A III Session D III Session E I
  Room - VerdeMar Room - J. Alcobia II Room - J. Alcobia I
9:00-9:20 A8 D8 E1
9:20-9:40 A9 D9 E2
9:40-10:00 A10 D10 E3
10:00-10:20 A11 D11 E4
10:20-10:40 Coffee Break
  Session A IV Session E II Session P III Session PH I
  Room - Atlântico Room - J. Alcobia I Room - J. Alcobia II Room - VerdeMar
10:40-11:00 A12 E5 P8 PH1
11:00-11:20 A13 E6 P9 PH2
11:20-11:40 A14 E7 P10 PH3
11:40-12:00 A15 E8 P11 PH4
12:00-12:30 A16 E9 P12 PH5
12:30-14:00 Lunch
19th Sept Tuesday - Afternoon Sessions
  Session Entrepreneurship in DET
  Room - Atlântico
14:00-14:30 Entrepreneurship in DET
15:30-15:50 Coffee Break
15:50-16:20 Entrepreneurship in DET
20:00-22:00 Conference Dinner
20th Sep Wednesday - Morning Sessions
8:30-9:00 Late Registration
  Room - Atlântico

Keynote Speaker - Hoda ElMaraghy - “Reconfigurable Process Plans for Responsive Manufacturing Systems”, University of Windsor, Canada

  Session E III Session PH II Session SP
  Room - J. Alcobia I Room - J. Alcobia II Room - Atlântico
9:40-10:00 E10 PH6

SP1 - SPECIES - Production Systems Evolution

10:00-10:20 E11 PH7
10:20-10:40 E12 PH8 SP2
10:40-11:00 E13 PH9
11:00-11:20 Coffee Break
  Session E IV Session P IV Session SP
  Room - J. Alcobia I Room - J. Alcobia II Room - Atlântico
11:20-11:40 E14 P13 SP3
11:40-12:00 E15 P14
12:00-12:20 E16 P15
12:20-12:40 E17 P16
12:40-13:00 E18 P17
  Room - Atlântico

Closing Session

  • “Future - Made in Portuga!” Julius von Ingelheim, Human Resources Director VW-Autoeuropa
  • “Península Digital - A Vision for the Future” Rui Rocha, Península Digital Project Manager, Portugal
  • P. F. Cunha, CIRP DET’06 Conference Chaiman, Portugal
  • João Francisco Fernandes, President of CD ESTSetúbal, Portugal
13:30-15:00 FAREWELL LUNCH


Title: Digital Manufacturing in the Global Era

Abstract: The global era of manufacturing is going on. Digital Manufacturing is one of the core strategies of the European Manufuture vision and strategic agenda towards the knowledge based production. It is driven by the application and standardization of information- and communication-technologies and the increasing demand for the efficiency of operations in global networks. The environment of manufacturing is turbulent and requires permanent adaptation of the manufacturing systems. Manufacturing Engineering covers wide scales from networks to processes and from real time to long term operations. The tools of future engineering and management of manufacturing are digital and distributed. Strategic aspects and the potential and needs of research and development are main positions of the presentation.

Author: Engelbert Westkämper, Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Prof. E.h. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Dr. h.c.
University of Stuttgart, Germany

Biography: Since 1995, Director of the Institut für Industrielle Fertigung und Fabrikbetrieb (IFF), Professor at the University Stuttgart and Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Managing Director of the Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung (IPA) in Stuttgart, Germany. He is spokesman of the Fraunhofer-Group Production and member of the Fraunhofer Presidential Board. Born in 1946, graduated in 1977 from the RWTH Aachen on the planning of flexible automated manufacturing systems. Before rejoining university in 1988 as Director of the Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Fertigungstechnik (IWF) and Professor at the Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany, he had been working for 12 years in the German aircraft (MBB) and electronics industry where he was responsible for the development, planning and introduction of new manufacturing methods and technologies, finally as Director and Head of the central department "Production Engineering" of AEG AG Frankfurt. He was involved in numerous projects of development and applications of new manufacturing technologies and systems.
Main activities are manufacturing strategies, technologies and methodologies for Manufacturing, Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing systems and information systems for Manufacturing in basic and application oriented research.
Professor Westkämper was active in the development of the Manufuture Vision and Strategic Research Agenda as Member of the Manufuture High Level and Support Groups. He initiated the German Manufuture Platform.
He is member of the boards of VDI-ADB, VDI-VDE/GMM and member of several German and international science organizations: WGP, Academy of technology, CIRP. He was awarded by the universities of Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Magdeburg (Germany), Charkov (Ukraina) and Baotou (China).

Title: Global manufacturing - challenges and solutions

Abstract: The design and the operation of global supply chains has become for many production enterprises for various reasons a new challenge, but often also already the practise. This counts not only to the automobile industry and her suppliers, but meanwhile also to medium sized enterprises which serve international markets with high-quality special products.

However, with increasing success and the growth going along with it the weak spots often show up in the order execution process. This becomes apparent in a bad delivery performance, increasing inventories and frequent special actions.

The consequences are that the essential business processes product design, process design and order fulfilment must be thought through in a comprehensive cooperative process.

Besides, the classical order of the single steps partially turns round because the fast order fulfilment of customer wishes within a low distance receives the top priority in the markets served by the enterprise and local optimization can be even contra productive.

The requirements for products, processes, production equipment and logistics in global supply chains ask in short for pliable solutions taking into account:
   — costs for material and added value at the respective production place,
   — local conditions concerning know how and local content,
   — currency relations between production locations and markets,
   — commercial law terms as well as
   — protection against imitation.

Furthermore the fast and still economic changeability as well as the standardization of the processes of all necessary resources is an important leading principle which can be performed with the help of so-called change enablers.

The paper will describe the challenge more from a scenario point of view, give first solutions from industrial practice and will formulate new fields of research in the production science.

Author: Hans-Peter Wiendahl, Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. mult.
University of Hanover, Germany

Biography: Hans-Peter Wiendahl was born 1938 in Wickede/Ruhr, Germany. After completing an apprenticeship he then graduated as a Mechanical Engineer at the State Engineering School in Dortmund. After two years of employment in industry he went on to the RWTH Aachen University obtaining 1966 a diploma in Engineering. After 2 semesters study at MIT Cambridge USA he started as Research Assistant at the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (Prof. Opitz) at the same University. In 1970 he received a doctorate in Engineering and was until 1972 senior research assistant under Prof. Opitz. In 1972 he was graduated as lecturer.
From 1972 to 1979 he moved again to industry first as head of the department of "Planning and Quality" at Escher Wyss GmbH in Ravensburg and since 1974 as head of the technical department of the paper machine branch at the same company.
In 1979 he was appointed full time professor and director of the Institute of Production Systems at the University of Hanover. In 2003 he retired from his duties as director of the institute but is still active as professor. From 1987 to 1994 he was Research Vice President of this University. Since 1981 he is advisor of the German Research Foundation (DFG); from 1988 until 1994 he served as chairman of the DFG-advisors committee for mechanical engineering. Prof. Wiendahl also acts as advisor to several research foundations.
Since 1984 Prof. Wiendahl is member of the German Scientific Society for Production Technology (WGP). From 1997 until 1999 he was chairman of this society. He is also active member of the International Research Institution for Production Engineering Research (CIRP) and was there fore 3 years chairman of the STC Optimization. He is authoring many articles and several books in the field of Production Control and Production Management.

Title: Emergent Synthesis Approaches to Biological Manufacturing Systems

Abstract: Increasing complexity and uncertainty arise from factors such as 1) individualization of lifestyle, 2) diversification of culture, 3) globalization of industrial activities, and 4) growing consideration toward natural environment, on the other hand, they bring about practical and theoretical difficulties in all the domains of artifactual activities from the planning phase up to post sales such as the combinatorial explosion of possible states, incomplete data and knowledge, the dynamic changes in environment, the frame problem, etc.. In order to deal with such difficulties, the Biological Manufacturing System (BMS) is a promising concept.

The concept of BMS proposed by K. Ueda is a next generation manufacturing system which dynamically adapts to non-predeterministic changes in both internal and external environments based on biologically-inspired ideas such as self-organization, adaptation, evolution and learning. The basic theory for BMS is "Emergent Synthesis". Synthesis is a necessary component of problem solving processes in almost all phases of the artifact’s life cycle that starts with design, goes through the phases of planning, production, consuming and ends with the disposal of the product. The central question is how we can solve the problem of synthesis: how to determine the system’s structure in order to exhibit its function to achieve a purpose under the constraints of the environment. With respect to the incompleteness of information on the environment and/or the specification related to the purpose, the difficulties in synthesis can be categorized into three classes: Class l problem with complete description of the information concerning both the specification and environment, Class II: problem with incomplete environment description and Class III problem with incomplete specification. The traditional, i.e., analytic and deterministic approaches based on top-down decomposition principles are unsuitable for solving the above problems. Instead, emergent approaches would be more feasible.

This keynotes start with the concept of BMS, followed by the details of the emergent synthesis, then, it shows several case studies of BMS: 1) Self-Organization of Manufacturing Systems, 2) Interactive Manufacturing and Supply Chain Networks, and 3) A Novel Approach to BMS Introducing Bounded Rationality.

Author: Kanji Ueda, Prof.
University of Tokyo, Japan

Biography: Kanji Ueda received B.E. and M.E. degrees in Precision Engineering from Osaka University and Ph.D degree from the same University in 1978. He is currently a professor at RACE (Research into Artifacts, Center for Engineering) at the University of Tokyo, and he is the director of RACE. He has been engaged in research and teaching in Kobe University, Kanazawa University and the University of Tokyo for more than 30 years since 1972 in the fields of manufacturing systems and computational intelligence. He has published over 400 scientific papers and 15 books. He has also been given many best paper awards and research awards by academic societies and research foundations. He is also taking part in editorial boards as a co-editor or a member for many international journals.

Title: Collaborative networks in industry - trends and foundations

Abstract: Collaborative networks show a high potential for value creation in a modern industrial society and raise important technical and socio-organizational challenges. Collaborative networks manifest in a large variety of forms, including virtual organizations, virtual enterprises, dynamic supply chains, professional virtual communities, etc. In order to support preparedness of enterprises for participation in dynamic coalitions, breeding environments for virtual organizations are being developed in many application sectors. A large body of empiric knowledge related to collaborative networks is already available, but there is an urgent need to consolidate this knowledge and build the foundations for a more sustainable development of this area. The definition of reference models and the establishment of a scientific discipline for collaborative networks are strong instruments in achieving this purpose. In this talk the main characteristics of the area are analyzed, current baseline is discussed, and future trends are pointed out.

Author: Luís Camarinha-Matos, Prof. Dr.
New University of Lisbon, Portugal

Biography: Prof. Luis M. Camarinha-Matos is currently head of the Robotics and Integrated Manufacturing Group at the New University of Lisbon. He is co-founder of the Centre for Intelligent Robotics of the UNINOVA Institute where he coordinates the Robotics and Collaborative Networks research unity. He has participated in many international and national projects, both as a researcher and as a project coordinator. Currently he is the scientific director of the FP6 integrated project ECOLEAD, a major European initiative on collaborative networks.
His main areas of current research include: virtual enterprises, virtual organizations, and professional virtual communities, coordination and workflow for distributed business processes, remote training and virtual labs, multi-agent systems, intelligent manufacturing systems, systems integration, machine learning in supervision.
He has been involved in the organization and program committees of many international conferences, has edited various issues of Journals and books, and he has more than 245 publications in Journals and conferences proceedings. He started the series of conferences BASYS (on balanced automation systems) and PRO-VE (Infrastructures for Virtual Enterprises) and is the founder and president of the international Society of Collaborative Networks (SOCOLNET) as well as the chairman of the IFIP Working Group on Virtual Enterprises.

Title: Reconfigurable Process Plans for Responsive Manufacturing Systems

Abstract: Global competition and unpredictable frequent market changes are challenges facing manufacturing enterprises at present. There is a need for reducing cost and improving quality of increasingly customized products. Responsiveness, agility and high performance of manufacturing systems are driving the recent paradigm shifts and call for new approaches to achieve cost-effective responsiveness at all levels of the enterprise. It is becoming increasingly important that the manufacturing system and all its support functions, both at the physical and logical levels, can accommodate these changes and be usable across several generations of products and product families.

Modern manufacturing paradigms aim to achieve these multi-objectives. For example, flexible manufacturing systems (FMS) provide pre-planned generalized flexibility built-in a priori, while reconfigurable manufacturing systems (RMS) aim at providing customized flexibility by offering the functionality and capacity needed when needed. Many enablers required for the successful implementation of these paradigms and achieving the desired adaptability. The flexibility, changeability and reconfigurability of the hardware components and systems are essential. However, more often what represents the most formidable challenge is the soft or logical support functions, such as product / process modelling, process planning, process and production control strategies and logistics, which must not only be in place but also be adaptive and well integrated for any successful and economical responsiveness to changes in manufacturing to materialize.

This keynote paper focuses on the process plans and planning functions as the important link between the features of generations of products/product families and the features, capabilities and configurations of manufacturing systems and components throughout their respective life cycles. New perspectives on process planning for FMS and RMS in integrated digital manufacturing enterprises will be presented. Process planning reconfiguration and its pre-requisites, characteristics, modeling and solution approaches, potential automation, and integration with both products and systems models will be discussed. The distinguishing features of process plans and planning methodologies in flexible, reconfigurable and changeable manufacturing systems, for both planned and un-planned products changes, will be highlighted. Future research directions and challenges in process planning, as an enabler for changeable and responsive manufacturing systems, will also be discussed.

Author: Hoda A. ElMaraghy, Ph.D., P.Eng.
University of Windsor, Canada

Biography: Hoda A. ElMaraghy, Ph.D., P.Eng. is currently Canada Research Chair in Manufacturing Systems, Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering and founding Director of the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) Centre at the University of Windsor.
She received a Bachelor degree from the department of Production Engineering and Design, Cairo University, Egypt and Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from McMaster University, Canada where she was appointed upon graduation and became a Professor and founding Director of the Flexible Manufacturing Systems Research and Development Centre until joining the University of Windsor in 1994 as the first woman Dean of Engineering Canada.
She is a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers (CSME), Fellow of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), and Fellow of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP) and Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Her teaching and research interests are in manufacturing systems design, modelling, flexibility, reconfiguration, control, quality, inspection, assembly, process planning and robotics. Dr. Hoda ElMaraghy published more than 350 papers in scientific and professional journals and conferences, edited 2 books and contributed to 13 others. She is a member of Editorial Boards of four Scientific and Engineering Journals.


Advanced Factory Design and Modeling

Session A I

A 1 - “A Logistic Framework for Coordinating Supply Chains on Unstable Markets” - Péter Egri, József Váncza, Hungary

A 2 - “Autonomous Controlled Logistic Processes - Characterization of Complex Production Systems” - Thorsten Philipp, Felix Böse, Katja Windt, Germany

A 3 - “Federative Factory Data Management: An approach Based Upon Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)” - Reiner Anderl, Majid Rezaei, Germany

Session A II

A 4 - “Automatic Partitioning of Problems through Submodel Decomposition---a Promising Technique of Digital Enterprise Technology” - Zsolt János Viharos, László Monostori, Zsolt Kemény, Hungary

A 5 - “Engineering Change Impact Analysis in Production using VR” - Jan C. Aurich, Martin Rößing, Germany

A 6 - “Virtual Factory Framework: Key Enabler for Future Manufacturing” - Paolo Pedrazzoli, Marco Sacco, Anders Jönsson, Claudio Roberto Boër, Italy

A 7 - “Reconfigurability of Manufacturing Systems for Agility Implementation - PART I: Requirements and Principles” - Goran Putnik, Alojzij Sluga, Portugal

Session A III

A 8 - “Reconfigurability of Manufacturing Systems for Agility Implementation - PART II: Two Architectures”, Goran Putnik, Alojzij Sluga, Peter Butala, Portugal

A 9 - “Modeling and Simulation of a Pheromone Based Shop Floor Control” - Bernd Scholz-Reiter, Michael Freitag, Christoph de Beer, Thomas Jagalski, Germany

A 10 - “Self Organization Shop Floor Control” - Gideon Halevi, Pedro F. Cunha, Israel

A 11 - “Logistic- and cost-oriented cross-company Ramp-Up Planning”, Jörg Hüntelmann, Steffen Reinsch, Adriana Märtens, Germany

Session A IV

A 12 - “Optimization Customized Token-Based Production Control Systems Using Cross-Entropy”, Pedro L. González-Rodriguez, Jose M. Framinan, Rafael Ruiz-Usano, Spain

A 13 - “Role of the Information and Knowledge in Digital Enterprise Technology”, Marc Bossmann, Helmut Bley, Nikolay Avgoustinov, Germany

A 14 - “Business Intelligence System for Strategic Decision Making in Machine-Tool Industry”, Juan Antonio Arrieta, Itziar Ricondo, Nerea Aranguren, Spain

A 15 - “Production Monitoring Linked to Object Identification and Tracking - A Step towards Real Time Manufacturing in Automotive Plants”, Olaf Sauer, Germany

A 16 - “Modeling Services in Information Systems Architectures”, Anacleto Correia, Miguel Mira da Silva, Portugal

Distributed and Collaborative Design

Session D I

D 1 - “Implementing Digital Enterprise Technologies for Agile Design in the Virtual Enterprise” - Chris Lomas, Paul Maropoulos, UK

D 2 - “Dynamics of State-Problems and Design Intermediate Objects in Distributed and Collaborative Design Process” - Reza Movahedkhah, Egon Ostrosi, Olivier Garro, France

D 3 - “An Integrated Design System for Molded Interconnect Devices (3D-MID)” - Yong Zhuo, Christian Alvarez, Klaus Feldmann, Germany

Session D II

D 4 - “The PPO Design Model Respect to DET Among the whole Product Life Cycle” - Frédéric Noël, Lionel Roucoules, France

D 5 - “Tool Characteristics to Support all Lifecycle Stakeholders Requirements in Collaborative Engineering Design” - Maria Paz Claros Salinas, Guy Prudhomme, Daniel Brissaud, France

D 6 - “A Novel Knowledge Management Methodology to Support Collaborative Product Development” - Wai M Cheung, Paul G Maropoulos, UK

D 7 - “Knowledge Engineering Systems for Digital Enterprise Performace Improvement” - Alain Bernard, Samar Ammakhodja, Alexandre Candlot, Nicolas Perry, France

Session D III

D 8 - “Collaborative Design in Assembly Systems” - Gordana Ostojic, Vukica Jovanovic, Branislav Stevanov, Stevan Stankovski, Ilija Cosic, Serbia and Montenegro

D 9 - “Establishing Agile Supply Networks Through Competence Profiling” - Nikos Armoutis, Paul Maropoulos, Chris Lomas, UK

D 10 - “Fuzzy Product Configuration in Advanced CAD Systems” - Egon Ostrosi, Michel Ferney, France

D 11 - “An Adaptive Tolerance Model for Collaborative Design” - Alex Ballu, Jérome Dufaure, Denis Teissandier, France

Enterprise Integration Technologies

Session E I

E 1 - ERP Project — Business Case - SAGE Adonix, Portugal (Invited Speaker)

E 2 - “A Framework to Integrate Manufacturing Information Systems” - James Gao, Li Kuang, UK

E 3 - “Implementation of Collaboration Model within SME’S” - Adrian Gunis, Jan Sislak, Stefan Valcuha, Slovak Republic

E 4 - “Framework for a Knowledge Support Systems for Distributed Collaborative Design Projects” - Aurelie Vacher, Daniel Brissaud, France

Session E II

E 5 - “A Concept for the Configuration of Value Added Networks Based on Quality Capabilities during Ramp-Up” - Gisela Lanza, Jörg Ude, Germany

E 6 - “Performance Evaluation Within Cooperate Networked Production Enterprises”- Pedro F. Cunha, Pedro S. Ferreira, Patricia Macedo, Portugal

E 7 - “Dynamic Performance Management in Business Networks Environment” - Americo Azevedo, Roberto Piedade Francisco, Portugal

E 8 - “A Quantified Approach to Tacit Knowledge Management in R&D-Environments through the Use of Document-Based User Profiles” - Joris Vertommen, Joost Duflou, Belgium

E 9 - “Innovation Scorecard: a Balanced Scorecard for Measuring the Value Added by Innovation” - Nelson Gama, Miguel Mira da Silva, José Ataíde, Portugal

Session E III

E 10 - “The Emerging Technologies and Standards on BPM and The Socio-Technical Approaches: Contributions to Collaborative Environments” - Cláudio Sapateiro, Patricia Macedo, Portugal

E 11 - “Entropy as a Measurement for the Quality of Demand Forecasting” - Bernd Scholz-Reiter, Jan Topi Tervo, Uwe Hinrichs, Germany

E 12 - “Knowledge-Based and CP-Driven Methodology for Dedicated DSS Design” - Zbigniew Banaszak, Izabela Tomczuk-Pirog, Pawel Sitek, Poland

E 13 - “Perspectives of Mould Making Industry for Digital Global Manufacturing” -Elsa Henriques, Paulo Peças, Pedro F. Cunha, Portugal

Session E IV

E 14 - “Generative Planning in a DET Environment” - Markus Wiedemann, Henning Rudolf, Michael Zäh, Germany

E 15 - “Organizational Functions and Enterprise Self-Maintenance: a Framework for Integrating Modeling, Monitoring and Learning” - David Aveiro, José Tribolet, Portugal

E 16 - “Towards an Out-of-the-Box Integrated Service Environment” - Rodrigo Castelo, Paulo Almeida, Miguel Mira da Silva, Portugal

E 17 - “Digital Entreprise Technologies: An Application to Support Globalization and Service Providing” - Luís Mendes, Elsa Henriques, Manuel João Fonseca, Soares Rui, Portugal

E 18 - “MyOpenFactory” - Günther Schuh, Achim Kampker, Claus Narr, Philipp Attig, Till Potente, Germany

Physical-to-Digital Environment Integrators

Session PH I

PH 1 - Developing Products Making the Best of Design Technology - Hugo Resende, Embraer, Brazil (Invited Speaker)

PH 2 - “A CAD Modeling System Automation for Reverse Engineering Applications” - Jafar Jamshidi, Antony Roy Mileham, Geraint Wyn Owen, UK

PH 3 - “Collaborative Design Recovery Framework” - R. Jill Urbanic, Waguih H. ElMaraghy, Canada

PH 4 - “Advanced Prototyping with Parametric Prototypes” - Reiner Anderl, Lars Klug, Kai Mecke, Germany

PH 5 - “Ergonomic Evaluation of Virtual Assembly Tasks” - Menelaos Pappas, Vassiliki Karabatsou, Dimitris Mavrikios, George Chryssolouris, Greece

László Monostori, Dávid Karnok, Hungary

Session PH II

PH 6 - “Simulation as One of the Core Technologies for Digital Enterprises, Assessment of Hybrid Rescheduling Methods” - András Pfeiffer, Botond Kádár,

PH 7 - “Capturing Resource Operation Knowledge from Runtime Data for Production Support and Feedback to Development” - Astrid von Euler-Chelpin, Torsten Kjellberg, Sweden

PH 8 - “Retrieving Data by Similarity: a CA_Mould Quotation Tool” - Manuel João Fonseca, Elsa Henriques, Alfredo Ferreira, Joaquim Jorge, Rui Soares, Portugal

PH 9 - “Digital Enterprise Technology Studies (CATIA and Delmia) of the Saarinen Arch by Oregon Institute of Technology Students” - Lawrence Wolf, USA

Process Modeling and Process Planning

Session P I

P 1 - “A GA-Based Constraint Satisfaction Model for Generating Optimal Process Plans” - Amr Shabaka, Hoda ElMaraghy, Canada

P 2 -“Cost Estimation and Conceotual Process Planning” - Patrick Martin, Jean Yves Dantan, Ali Siadat, Xavier Houin, Quentin Daniel, France

P 3 - “Adaptability and Interoperability in CNC Manufacturing” - Aydin Nassehi, Stephen Newman, Xun Xu, Richard Allen, Roberto Rosso, UK

Session P II

P 4 - “Semi-Generative Process Planning for Reconfigurable Manufacturing” - Ahmed Azab, Giulio Perusi, Hoda ElMaraghy, Jill Urbanic, Canada

P 5 - “Modeling Manufacturing Cells Using Principles of Reengineering and Component Clusters” - Rafael d'Ávila, Brazil

P 6 - “Constraint Programming Approach to Design Conflict-Free Schedules for Repetitive Manufacturing Systems” - Robert Wójcik, Poland

P 7 - “The Relevance of Lean Manufacturing Principles: Practical Limitations to Eliminating Batch Production” - Tim Coole, Robert Stephen Davies, David Osypiw, UK

Session P III

P 8 - “Ontology Supported Adaptive User Interfaces for Structural CAD Design” - Carlos Toro, Maite Termenón, Posada Jorge, Joaquin Oyarzun, Juanjo Falcón, Spain

P 9 - “Rapid Design of Model-Based Process Chains - A Graph Based Approach” - Christian Wagenknecht, Jan C. Aurich, Germany

P 10 - “An Application of ISO-GUM in the Method for Estimating the Dimensional Errors of Bent Parts” - Thi Hong Minh Nguyen, Joost Duflou, Jean-Pierre Kruth, Vietnam

P 11 - “Simulation-Based Production Planning Based on Logistic Monitoring and Risk Management Aspects” - Steffen Reinsch, Ouali Karim, Stürmann Jens, Germany

P 12 - “Simulation Based Organsiational Change in Multiple Product Assembly Systems” - Aysin Rahimifard, Richard Weston, UK

Session P IV

P 13 - “Web Based Multi Agent Platform for Collaborative Manufacturing” - M Bachlaus, Manoj K Tiwari, Sanjeev Kumar, Aydin Nassehi, Stephen Newman, India

P 14 - “Contract Negotiation Wizard for VO Creation” - Luis Camarinha-Matos, Ana Inês Oliveira, Portugal

P 15 - “A Probability-Reactive Order Processing Method Based on the Load-Oriented Order Release (LOOR) for Maintenance of Capital-Intensive Goods” - Bernd Scholz-Reiter, Jakub Piotrowski, Germany

P 16 - “Towards Interactive CLP-Based and Project Driven Oriented DSS Design” - Robert Wójcik, Izabela Tomczuk-Piróg, Zbigniew Banaszak, Poland

P 17 - “Defining the Basic Criteria for Business Process Modeling” - Pedro Sousa, Carla Marques Pereira, Rute Félix, Artur Caetano, José Tribolet, Portugal

Sage Adonix

Adonix Portugal — Informática e Gestão S.A. was created in 1988 to address the Portuguese enterprise resource planning software-ERP mid-range market. Adonix-Portugal was one of the first subsidiaries of an international ERP independent software vendor to establish itself in Portugal. Their pioneering role gave them a market share and an accumulated experience that made them leaders in this market segment in Portugal.

From the beginning of its activity, Adonix Portugal was acknowledged as a provider of easy-to-use / user friendly, flexible and powerful integrated solutions adapting to the requirements of companies in different activity segments including industry, distribution and services.

SAGE is a leading supplier of business management software and services to 5 million customers worldwide. From small start-ups to larger organizations, SAGE makes easier for companies to manage their business processes. SAGE has over 10500 employees, advises 1.5 million customers through support contracts and manages 37000 customer calls on a daily basis. SAGE global network has 23000 reseller partners and 40000 accountants. Its offices in Portugal are located in Lisbon and Oporto.


Embraer has become one of the largest aircraft manufacturers in the world by focusing on specific market segments with high growth potential in commercial, defence, and executive aviation. Embraer's business is to satisfy its Customers completely meeting their needs by providing competitive and innovative solutions with high technological standards. It develop and adapt successful aircraft platforms and judiciously introduce new technology whenever it creates value by lowering acquisition price, reducing direct operating costs, or delivering higher reliability, comfort, and safety.

Embraer will continue to grow to consolidate its leadership in the market segments where it is present and recognized for the levels of excellence of its entrepreneurial action. Embraer invests directly towards the introduction and implementation of advanced engineering and manufacturing technologies, as well as into products. The assimilation of these new technologies produces benefits that clearly extend to its suppliers, as well as academic and research institutions. One of these fronts focuses efforts on the intensive use of Embraer’s Virtual Reality Center, allowing improvements of methodologies for fast lay out of three-dimensional arrangements of parts and components, as well as the fast execution of drawings and definition of manufacturing and assembly dimensions.

Embraer is engaged in expanding its global presence in commercial, executive, and defence aviation, gathering the best technological and financial qualifications in addition to state-of-the art resources in terms of manufacture, sales, and services. The Company has operational units in several locations around the world and developed some joint-ventures such the one in Portugal at OGMA — Indústria Aeronáutica de Portugal, SA. Founded in 1918, OGMA stands today as a major representative of the Portuguese Aviation Industry, dedicated to aircraft and aircraft component maintenance, repair and manufacturing.


Entrepreneurship in DET

In Entrepreneurship in DET the focus will be primarily on innovation and on strategies for minding the gap between creativity and reality, through the presentation of different practical experiences and understanding the contribution that high education in engineering can have.

Chairman: Borges Gouveia, University of Aveiro, PT

Industrial Experiences

Dan Frayssinet; CEO, DPTechnology Corp www.dptechnology.com, US

Victor Oliveira; CEO, Vangest Group www.vangest.pt, PT

Juan Minguez; R&D Director, IDEKO www.ideko.es, SP

Academic Perspectives

Alain Bernard, Chair of CIRP Working Group in Human Factors and Education in Manufacturing, FR

Norberto Pires, University of Coimbra, PT

João Oliveira; Microsoft Portugal, PT


Going from vision to reality, Dan Frayssinet and Paul Ricard started their software enterprise, DP Technology, in 1982. Bootstrapped and self-financed through individual sales, these two entrepreneurs visualized creating the best computer-aided-manufacturing (CAM) software system in the world and standardizing the industry on a common platform, where users could design and implement functionality based on their own needs. Dan and Paul began this intended journey by developing functionality to be sold with consulting and moved forward, in 1998, to develop functionality that addressed various industries and eventually supported all existing machine tools. By incorporating a broad awareness of the manufacturing market, and interacting with the experts and inventors of various technologies, DP Technology was able to grab a unique experience and knowledge from the industry, and incorporate this knowledge into its flagship product, ESPRIT. Today, ESPRIT embodies cutting-edge technology in the CAM software industry, such as KnowledgeBase™ machining-which allows users to quickly utilize functions within the software, and ESPRIT FX™ technology, which allows easy feature exchange between the computer-aided-design (CAD) software and ESPRIT CAM. Because of these hi-tech features, colleges and universities around the world are making ESPRIT their base software for teaching the engineers and machinists of the future-making manifest the relevancy of ESPRIT in today’s manufacturing world.

Now a multinational corporation with offices in Europe, Japan and the U.S., DP Technology continues to grow and is always on the lookout for increased productivity, new functionality, lower costs and world-wide partnering—undoubtedly making ESPRIT the Most Powerful CAM Software—Ever.


IDEKO Technology Centre was established in 1986 and forms part of the DANOBAT Group and the Mondragón Corporación Cooperativa (MCC) Group, the 7th biggest group in Spain with over 78000 employees. Ideko offers outstanding expertise in the areas of machine tool and manufacturing technologies and performs research for innovation. The main aim of the centre is to offer technological solutions to companies which, faced with the constant evolution and internationalisation of their markets, decide to strengthen their technological level as a necessary factor for achieving competitiveness. IDEKO Technological Centre focuses its experience on the fields of product, control, and mechanical engineering to improve machines and processes in order to acquire an advantageous position in the European and world markets.

Ideko, that this year celebrates its 20th anniversary, has enhanced the commitment to technology transfer and exploitation of R&D results. As a result of research activities, in the year 2005 Ideko registered 3 new patents. Currently, Ideko is developing an important project, called Hi-Mach. This project consists of the extension of Ideko’s facilities, by means of the construction of a new building of more than 3000 m2, with advanced facilities and the necessary equipment to focus on R&D in the fields of high capacity manufacturing processes and ultra-precision technologies.

Ideko has participated in the foundation of 3 technology based (spin-offs) enterprises:

Production Systems Evolution (SPECIES)

In Production Systems Evolution (SPECIES) an integrated vision to design and management of products, process and production systems will be done through the presentation and discussion of techniques and methods devoted to determine the most appropriate evolution strategy for production systems.

SP 1 - SPECIES — Production Systems Evolution - Tullio Tolio, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

SP 2 - “Simulation of the Manufacturing Process, Generation of a Model of the Manufactured Parts” - Frédéric Vignat, François Villeneuve, France

SP 3 - “UML as a Basis to Model Autonomous Production Systems” - Bernd Scholz-Reiter, Jan Kolditz, Torsten Hildebrandt, Germany

SP 4 - “Process Analysis and Flexible Transfer Lines Configuration” - Massimo Rigamonti, Tullio Tolio , Italy

SP 5 - “Sequence Analysis of Finite Position Machine in Reconfiguration Manufacturing Systems” - Jesus Trujillo, Zbigniew Pasek, Enrique Baeyens, Spain

SP 6 - “Method for Integrated Design Using a Knowledge Formalization” - Alexandre Thibault, Ali Siadat, Régis Bigot, Patrick Martin, France