ICoR2011: Intl Conf on Remanufacturing (Jul 2011, Glasgow)

Website: http://www.remanufacturing-conference.com/
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30 November 2010

This conference aims, for the first time, to gather together the global knowledge and expertise in remanufacturing practice and research, from industry and academia, thus providing a unique opportunity to obtain exciting and innovative experiences to forward developments in technology and research in sustainable manufacture and waste management. The international dimension is emphasized in order to overcome cultural and national barriers, and to meet the needs of global sustainability given the significant adverse ecological impacts of accelerating global industrialization.

The key objectives are:

  1. To identify and document the state of the art and the key issues in remanufacturing research and practice
  2. To establish an effective channel of communication between academic and research institutions, industry and persons concerned with the challenges and significance of remanufacturing
  3. To enable practical, industry-relevant solutions by facilitating multidisciplinary discussions between academia and industry
  4. To facilitate discussions and networks that would assist the establishment of the intellectual foundation and direction for the longer-term development of remanufacturing research

Please note that:

(i)   Early bird registration of £295 is limited to the first 50 and that students’ registration fee is £195. Registration of expression of interest via the conference website will be accepted provided payments are made by 31st January. Please see website for details.

(ii)  Only abstracts are required UNLESS the author wishes to submit a paper to be considered for the Journal of Remanufacture (http://www.springer.com/engineering/journal/13243).  Authors wishing their paper to be considered for journal publication should submit abstracts and full papers for their paper by the required dates as stated in the Key date details.

(iii) Anyone/ groups wishing to propose special track sessions, please contact me as soon as possible with a brief description of their proposal.  Special track formats are flexible; examples include oral presentation workshops, discussion seminar / focus groups between industry and academia, or academia from different institutions alone in order to forward collaborative research.

As the conference scope is wide (see http://www.remanufacturing-conference.com/ for conference scope) the session need not be specifically on remanufacture. It can be on related processes (e.g. repair) or on associated technologies (e.g. service, LCA).

If the session takes the form of oral presentations full papers do not need to be submitted unless the person would like their paper(s) considered for publication in the Journal of Remanufacture. However, we would require a 300 word abstract for each paper presented.  For other options we would require a short description of the function of the special group.

The only mandatory requirement is that the special session organisers get people for their session. We are proposing six or so people (counting the organisers) for the special group sessions as it seems a good number, especially if discussions are going to be included, but some groups may be larger it really depends on the function of the session. We are especially keen on sessions involving both academia and Industry.

Special session organizers may advertise their work/organisation at the event and their logo would be on the conference package.

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About Fil Salustri
I'm a design methodologist and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Adjectives that describe me include: secular humanist, meritocrat, and long-winded. Some people call me a positivist too, as if that were a bad thing. Go figure. My real home page is http://deseng.ryerson.ca/~fil.

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