Issues in Multilateral International Collaboration Learning from the Intelligent
Manufacturing Systems Initiative
Wednesday 24 November 8:30-16:00 room C5, 13:00-16:00C4+C5
Outstanding economists and engineering
manufacturers will introduce into the issues of globalisation and its impact on
manufacturing and services world-wide and also on the developing world. Against this
background , the workshop will analyse the experiences gained in the IMS scheme as a tool
for global research and development co-operation with its unique IPR provisions. The IMS
project participants will explain their achievements in solving problems related to global
manufacturing and explain the benefits derived from collaborative efforts in the IMS
scheme. The IPR Provisions could serve as a model for other kinds of international RTD
collaboration and specialised IPR attorneys will be at the disposition of the workshop
participants offering their guidance and advice even to specific questions in the IPR
domain and consortia co-operation agreements.
IMS is an international agreement signed by
Europe and Norway, Australia, Canada, Japan, USA and Switzerland (Korea is about to join)
on RTD co-operation in the domain of Intelligent Manufacturing Systems. An international
project portfolio has been set up and involves more than 400 organisations world-wide. The
IST Conference with many participants from the USA, Japan, Canada, Australia, Israel and
the countries of Central and Eastern Europe is the ideal environment for presenting the
achievements of IMS and discussing its future.
After an introduction of strategic issues of
the role of manufacturing and related services in modern economies through, key speakers
from the international scientific community will introduce the IC-technologies relevant
for future manufacturing (IT Enabled Manufacturing, Next Generation Intelligent Equipment,
Advanced Design Technologies, Virtual Manufacturing) and facilitate the contributions of
the IMS projects in this regard.
There will be a chance to exchange ideas and
to develop new projects e.g. by internationalising current European research
The speakers come from practically all regions
in the world, in particular from Japan and the USA. All ongoing research projects with
relevance for manufacturing are encouraged to participate.
Armarego (AUS), Attorney, Clayton Utz: IMS IPR
provisions-background and essential elements.
- R. Falstad
(USA), SEMATECH: IMS IPR provisions: Experience gained (.doc, 29kb)
- Prof. F.L. Krause (D), Fraunhofer Institute IPK:
IT enabled manufacturing
- Prof. T. Moriwaki (JPN), University of Kobe: An
example of international co-operation: IMS achievements, developments and its future form
a Japanese point of view.
- Dr P. Nunnenkamp (D),
Kiel Institute of World Economics: Role
of manufacturing and related services in modern economics. (organisation of future
manufacturing based industry) (.doc, 28kb)
- H. Ohkura (JPN),
Toyo Engineering Corporation: IMS IPR
provisions: Experience gained (.doc, 23kb) (.ppt, 171kb)
- Prof. J. Ranta (FI), Helsinki University: Strategic issues of globalisation (.doc, 37kb)
- A. Roumiguier (F), Matra Datavision: Advanced Design Technologies.
- Prof. T. Tomiyama (JPN), University of Tokyo: The
future of IMS
- Prof. E. Westkämper (D), Fraunhofer Institute IPA: Virtual
- J. Suominen, European Commission: Next Generation Intelligent Equipment (.doc, 34kb)
- Dr H. Abdalla (UK), De Montfort University:
Next Generation Intelligent Equipment (.doc, 37kb)
- Prof. B. Braunschweig
(F), IFP: Advanced Design Technologies.
- Dr P. Bunce (UK), Consortium of Advance
Manuf.: Next Generation Manufacturing Systems project presentation.
- A. Col (F), Sollac Usinor Group: Advanced Design Technologies (.doc, 30kb)
- J. Ercolanelli (F), Systus International: Virtual Manufacturing.
- Dr. M. Fuse (JPN), Sumimoto Electric
Industries Ltd.: IT enabled
manufacturing (.doc, 147kb)
- K. Koch (D), Fraunhofer Institute: Advanced Design Technologies (.doc, 34kb)
- S. McCormack (CAN), Stikeman Elliot:
Attorney Practical advice on IMS / IPR issues
- Dr W. Pölzleitner (A), Sensotech
Forschungs und Entwicklung: Next Generation Intelligent Equipment.
T. Savolainen (CH), Idegen GmbH: IT enabled manufacturing (.doc, 29kb)
- Prof. A. Schnülle (D),
University of Hannover: Next generation
intelligent equipment (.doc, 37kb)
- M. Ollus (FI), VTT Automation: Experiences from industry in co-operation with Japan
- Dr. P. Valkenaers (B), KU Leuven: Next Generation Intelligent Equipment.
- Dr R. Van den Berg (NL), Baan Development: Next Generation Intelligent Equipment.
- Dr. R. Wing (UK), Imperial College of
Science Technology & Medicine: IT enabled manufacturing.
Speakers from the European Commission:
- Rosalie Zobel, Acting Director, New Methods
of Work and Electronic Commerce, European Commission, Information Society Directorate
- Bror Salmelin, Head of Unit, Electronic Commerce, European Commission,
Information Society Directorate General
- Hervé Pero, Research Directorate General,
Paolo Garello (Paolo.Garello@cec.eu.int) IST Programme
Dietlind Jering ( Dietlind.Jering@cec.eu.int)