|The 10th ISPE Conference on Concurrent Engineering CE2003 - the vision
for the future generation in research and applications - held at Madeira
Island on 2000-07-25/30 , was organised by Uninova Lisboa and attended
by over 350 participants, with a large portion coming from academia from
the three major world industrial areas Europe, North America and the Far
The CE2003 was held under two major themes:
The conference was organised in keynote plenary sessions, track sessions
and panel discussions. Within seven parallel sessions a total of 320 papers
were presented structured in 12 tracks with 3 sessions per track. In the
plenary sessions global issues which were addressed by keynote speakers
from the European Commission, from NIST and from Far East agencies presenting
their view and position on topics like the worldwide development of e-Business.
Europe as a common knowledge based community at a turning point in research,
administration and policies of the upcoming 6th Framework Programme.
Advanced Design, Production and Management Systems – with tracks
addressing topics like Complex products development, emerging technologies
in product life cycle, business and virtual project teams in dynamic collaborative
networks, human is sues with concurrent engineering
Enhanced Interoperable Systems – with tracks addressing topics like agents
and multi-agent systems, e-business standards, enterprise architectures
and continuous business solutions, products and process models for enterprise
integration. With four papers from COA members on Service-based Architectures,
Enterprise Inter- and Intra-organisational Integration (EI3), User -oriented
Enterprise Modelling and Standardisation in EI3 .
Business process modelling and enterprise integration have been addressed
in 6 sessions including the two sessions organised by the CIMOSA Association.
Knowledge management, Agent technologies and Standards for e-business have
been other aspects of concurrent engineering relating to BPM and EI.
Standardisation itself was recognised as a valuable means for effective
product development, production, communication, even research. One problem
is that the required consensus building and implementation of standards
is rather slow.
Conference proceedings (2 Volumes, 2556 pages + CD-ROM): R. Jardim Goncalves,
J. Cha, A. Steiger Garcao (Eds.) Concurrent Engineering, A.A. Balkema Publishers,
ISBN90 5809 622 X
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