International Conference on Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping

From: Artur Mateus (
Date: Sat Nov 16 2002 - 01:14:52 EET

FREE TO FORWARD IT TO YOUR CIRCLE +++ Call for papers: 1st International
Conference on Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping(VRAP
2003), Leiria, Portugal The 1st International Conference on Advanced
Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping
(htttp:// is going to be held on 1-4
October 2003 in Leiria, Portugal. The organising committee of the VRAP
International Conference is calling for papers with an abstract deadline
of 20 December 2002. Please see the information below: Objectives This
conference is a consequence of a collaborative research programme called
LRAMP, developed by the School of Technologyand Management of the
Institute Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal, together with the University
of Reading, UK. It is designed to be a major forum for the Scientific
exchange of multi-disciplinary and inter-organisational aspects of
virtual and physical prototyping and related areas.The conference will
take place at the School of Technology and Management which is at an
important industrial centre and historical city of Portugal, Leiria,
distant around 1 hour from Lisbon. This School provides education in the
sectors of technology and management for more than 5000 students and is
one of the six Schools forming the Institute Polytechnic of Leiria.
Conference Topics 1. CAD and 3D data acquisition technologies ˇ Fast
geometrical modelling schemes ˇ 3D digitising ˇ X-ray tomography ˇ
Photogrammetry ˇ Image-based modelling systems 2. Materials ˇ Advanced
rapid prototyping materials - ceramics - polymer liquid crystals -
composites, etc. ˇ Biomaterials 3. Virtual environments ˇ Virtual
engineering and manufacturing ˇ Virtual enterprise engineering ˇ
Internet-based product development ˇ Rapid prototyping simulation and
optimisation ˇ New methods for virtual prototyping 4. Advanced rapid
prototyping technologies and nanofabrication ˇ Advances on material
removal and addition otechnologies ˇ Research on new rapid prototyping
otechnologies ˇ Micromachining ˇ Nanofabrication 5. Rapid tooling and
manufacturing ˇ High speed machine technology ˇ Small batch production
methods ˇ Systems for the direct manufacturing of metallic and ceramic
components 6. Concurrent engineering ˇ Concurrent engineering in virtual
environment ˇ Frameworks for information sharing ˇ Collaborative
decision-making in concurrent engineering ˇ Concurrent design and
manufacture 7. Applications ˇ Model-making, tool-making and mould-making
ˇ Automotive industry ˇ Medical technology ˇ Architecture and art, etc.
Call for Papers Simple page abstracts addressing the conference themes
are invited from all interested participants and can be submitted in any
of the following ways: 1. Online at 2. By email to 3. By diskette and hard copy to the
conference secretariat Abstracts should be no more than 500 words in
length and should summarise the intended content of the paper and the
substantive issues it will rise. All abstracts and full papers will be
rigorously refeered. All papers will be included in conference
proceedings published on an ISBN numbered book - made available to
delegates attending the conference. Important Dates Submission of
Abstracts: 20 of December 2002 Notification of acceptance: 17 of January
2003 Submission of preliminary papers and tutorials: 14 of March 2003
Acceptance of papers with referee comments: 10 of May 2003 Submission of
revised camera-ready paper: 18 of July 2003 Scientific Committee Alain
Bernard Ecole Centrale de Nantes , France Bopaya Bidanda University of
Pittsburgh , USA Manuel San Juan Blanco University of Valladolid, Spain
David Bourell University of Texas, USA Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal Ian Campbell Loughborough
University, UK Richard Chartoff University of Arizona, USA Michael Cima
MIT, USA Stephen Danforth Rutgers University, USA Ian Gibson University
of Hong Kong, China Ricardo Gonçalves Universidade Nova de Lisboa,
Portugal Joachim Heinzl Technische Universität München, Germany Bernard
Hon University of Liverpool , UK Luca Iuliano Politecnico di Torino,
Italy Chua Chee Kai Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Hubert
Kals University of Twente, The Netherlands Zvi Katz Rand Afrikaans
University, South Africa Jean-Pierre Kruth KU Leuven, Belgium Ming Leu
University of Missouri-Rolla, USA Lin Li UMIST, UK Harris L. Marcus
Institute of Materials Science, USA Yoshinari Miyamoto Osaka University,
Japan Duc Pham Cardiff University, UK Fritz Prinz Stanford University,
USA Goran Putnik University of Minho, Portugal Marco Scarparo Unicam,
Brazil Moshe Shpitalni Israel Institute of Technology, Israel Brent
Stucker Utah State University, USA Rui Vilar IST, Portugal Terry Wohlers
Wohlers Associates, USA Yongnian Yan Tsinghua University, China
Conference Chairs Paulo Jorge Bártolo Head of the Mechanical Engineering
Department School of Technology and Management Morro do Lena, Alto
Vieiro Aprt. 4163 2401-951 Leiria Portugal Tel.: +351 244 820 374 Fax.:
+351 244 820 310 Email.: Geoffrey Mitchell
Coordinator of the Polymer Science Centre J. J. Thompson Physics
Laboratory P.O. Box 220 Whiteknights Reading RG6 GAF UK Tel.: +44(0) 118
931 85 73 Fax.: +44(0) 118 975 02 03 Email.: Organising Committee Artur Mateus Fernando Batista
Joel Vasco Mário Correia Nuno André Paulo Bártolo Paulo Lima Paulo Novo
Pedro Custódio Pedro Martinho Contacts For further information/details,
contact the conference secretariat at: School of Technology and
Management Morro do Lena, Alto Vieiro Aprt. 4163 2401-951 Leiria
Portugal Tel.: +351 244 820 300 Fax.: +351 244 820 310 Email.:

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