Core tracks

The ICMR conference has traditionally attracted a broad cross-section of researchers.  The streams below are consistently popular and we expect this to be the case with ICMR 2012.  

Stream A: Product Design and Development

(Topics include: Intelligent design and manufacture; Design optimisation; Design management; Reliability and risk analysis; Emotional design; Design for manufacture/assembly/sustainability; Innovative product design;  Product development; Logistics-based product design and development; Rapid product development and manufacture; Product life-cycle management; Human factors in product development process)

Stream B: Information Systems and Digital Technologies

(Topics include: CAD/CAM/CAE/CAPP/ERP; Enterprise integration and virtual enterprises; E-manufacture and E-business; Collaborative networks technologies; Virtual factories, factory planning and control; Holonic manufacturing systems: Agent-based manufacturing; E-design

Stream C: Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Technologies

(Topics include: Advanced manufacturing technologies; Advanced materials (polymeric, ceramic, metallic, hybrid), modelling and processes; Nanotechnology and micro-fabrication; Surface treatments; Precision engineering; Metrology; Industrial automation and robotics; Additive layer manufacturing / rapid manufacturing; Bio-manufacturing;  Assembly and fabrication Composites;  Forming and casting processes

Stream D: Management, Production Systems, and Optimisation

(Topics include: Strategy; operations, formulation & deployment, planning; Manufacturing policy, regional and national development; Advanced manufacturing systems; Supply chain management; Packaging and handling; Lean and agile manufacturing; Operations management; Production planning and control; Scheduling; Group technology/cellular manufacturing; Performance measurement;  Supply chain and logistics; Technology management, process improvement; Vertical integration, outsourcing, and make-buy.

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