[rp-ml] 1st Call for papers - RAPDASA Conference - South Africa

From: De Beer Deon <ddebeer_at_cut.ac.za>
Date: Sat Apr 29 2006 - 11:54:49 EEST

1st Announcement and Call for Papers
The Rapid Product Development Association of South Africa (RAPDASA)
proudly announces its

7th Annual International Conference
Competitive Tooling
to be held at
Club Mykonos, Cape Town, South Africa
01-03 November 2006
Organized by
The Department of Mechanical Engineering (Bellville Campus),
Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)
Endorsed by
Global Alliance of Rapid Prototyping Associations (GARPA)
Plastics Institute of South Africa (PISA)
South African Institute for Foundry Men (SAIFM)


The challenge facing tooling houses worldwide is that of achieving and maintaining a competitive edge. This has become ever increasing as Manufacturing Sectors are major contributors to economic development. An acute awareness of competitive strategies is important in meeting the demands of modern tooling design as new and old technologies are integrated to innovatively advance technology and ultimately meet different customer needs.
The 2006, 7th Annual International RAPDASA Conference on Competitive Tooling, will provide an essential platform where key stakeholders in the tooling industry can share, debate and strategise around both local and international technological innovations. This platform will also provide an opportunity for participants to look at ways in which to promote a competitive edge and enhance economic growth.
This conference is well aligned with the South African Government’s Department of Trade and Industry strategy, i.e., the National Research and Development Strategy (NRDS), that recognizes that South Africa’s future competitiveness will depend on the capacity of the manufacturing sector to master advanced technology domains, to innovate and meet the precise needs of customers.
01 November 2006 will be devoted to workshops that will expose participants to industry needs and give them the opportunity to share in the expertise of technology leaders. These workshops will be presented at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Bellville Campus followed by a traditional Cape Town lunch. Delegates will then be taken on a tour of the Institution’s research facilities.
On 01 November 2006 at 15h30 all delegates will be transported from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology to the conference venue, Club Mykonos, by three luxury air-conditioned coaches. Delegates that will not attend the workshops should inform the conference secretariat in order to arrange pick-up at the Cape Town International Airport, or make their way to CPUT before 15h00.
Secure parking arrangements will be made for delegates coming to CPUT with their own transport. Vehicles can be left at the CPUT for the entire Conference period.
Upon arrival at Club Mykynos, delegates will be allowed to check-in to their rooms and at 19h30 the delegates will meet informally at a cocktail reception that will include a Luxury Cruise around the marina. The conference will take place on Thursday, 02/11/06 and Friday, 03/11/06. On each day the proceedings will start with keynote presentations, followed by papers presented by delegates. On the evening of Thursday, 02/11/06 delegates will be able to interact socially at the conference dinner, which promises to be quite a special experience.
Keynote Speakers
Keynote presentations will be presented by leading players in the national and international tooling industry, leaders in the development of the local strategy, the Department of Trade and Industry and an international expert in the development of Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing technologies and applications. Thus far we have one confirmed keynote presenter, Dr. Terry Wohlers, President of Wohlers Associates Inc. and Honorary Member of RAPDASA. Further information regarding keynote presenters and lectures will follow in the 2nd Call for papers.
Workshop & Conference Registration
Workshop Registration
Date: 01 November 2006
Venue: Cape Peninsula University of Technology, IT Centre
Time: 09h00 – 10h00
Conference Registration
Date/Time: 01 November 2006 / 09h00-15h30
                                                02 November 2006 / 07h30-09h00
Venue: Cape Peninsula University of Technology, IT Centre (01 November 2006)
                                                Club Mykynos (02 November 2006)
Who should attend?
The Organizing Committee, on behalf of RAPDASA, invites product designers, toolmakers and manufacturers, technical directors and managers from industry involved in design, development and manufacturing of products and components, as well as participants from the international product development communities, academia, national R&D and educational institutions, to participate in the conference.
Papers can be presented on topics covering all aspects of the product design and development chain. The following areas could serve as guidelines for topics:
• The Role of Design
• Product Engineering
• Simulation & Modeling
• Structural Analysis
• Rapid Prototyping
• Rapid Manufacturing
• Materials Selection for Design
• Materials Engineering
• Materials Processing
• Life Cycle Engineering
• Tooling Technologies
Authors are invited to submit 200-300 word abstracts in English to the Secretariat (titusn@cput.ac.za) including full names, contact details, and topic area by no later than 30 June 2006. If the conference paper has more than one author, ensure that the presenter’s name is written in bold and underlined. All abstracts should follow the guide presented below. Details for final papers will be forwarded to authors in the Second Call for Papers.
Line 1: Paper title (bold, Font: Times New roman, Font size:12)
Line 2: author list + underline presenting author (Font: Times New roman, Font size:11)
Line 3: author affiliations (institute, department, email, country, etc.) (Font: Times New roman, Font size:11)
Line 4:
Line 5: Abstract (bold, Font: Times New roman, Font size:11)
Line 6: (200-300 words) (Font: Times New roman, Font size:11)

Registration Fees
The conference fee of R4 500 (650 Euro) (inclusive of accommodation) is payable by 30 September 2006, and includes:
§ Full conference participation
§ Delegate Package
§ Lunches
§ Refreshments (Tea/Coffee)
§ Cocktail Reception
§ Gala Dinner
§ Two night luxury accommodation at Club Mykynos
§ Luxury transportation to and from Club Mykynos. Transportation to the venue includes a guided tour of the West Coast.
§ Luxury Cruise around the marina
After 30 September 2006 the registration fee will be R5 000 (720 Euro). RAPDASA members enjoy a 10% discount. A special educational discount of 60% will be granted to full-time postgraduate students. On-site registration (at CPUT) will only be allowed for non-authors at a cost of R5 500 (790 Euro).
The fee for attending the workshops is R500 (75 Euro).
Important Dates
Submission of abstracts – 30June2006
Abstract acceptance notification – 31July2006
Submission of camera ready papers – 31August2006
Registration Deadline – 30September2006
Description of venue – Club Mykonos

Take a touch of Greece, mixed with miles of sunkissed beaches and views which stretch on forever, heaps of peace and tranquillity, and an armload of health and leisure fun, watersports and outdoor adventure, a generous helping of our famous West Coast hospitality, what better place to have a conference than here, and you can try your luck at the casino which is adjacent to the resort.


The Conference Venue, Athene Conference Centre, boasts the best in modern day conferencing within it’s Greek-styled architecture and setting.
Organizing Committee
The 7th Annual International RAPDASA Conference is orginised by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. The members of orginising committee are:
Oscar Philander, Eugene Erfort, Mornay N Riddles, Keith Jacobs, and Oswald Franks
Conference Secretariat
Ms Nicole Titus (CPUT) Ms. Lynn Magot (Fantasia Tours)
Tel: +27 21 959 6891 Tel: +27 21 7888 457
Fax: +27 21 959 6892 Fax: +27 21 7888 458
Email: titusn@cput.ac.za Email: info@fantasiatours.co.za
                                                                                                Web: www.fantasiatours.co.za
Technical Committee
Prof D Dimitrov, US; Dr WB du Preez, CSIR; Prof DJ de Beer, CUT; Dr O Philander, CPUT; Ms. R Ziegler, CPUT; Prof GJ Oliver, CPUT; Mr. L Barnard, CUT; Dr. M Truscott, CUT; Mr. H Bowles, FEAS; Mr. MN Riddles, CPUT; Mr. RJ Bond, TUT
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