Announcement and Call for Papers
The Third European Conference on
Intelligent Management Systems in Operations
28 & 29 June, 2005, University of Salford, U.K.
Organised by The OR Society
As in the previous two conferences, selected papers will appear in a special issue of an international Journal
Call for Papers
Operations management poses a number of problems of significant complexity whose solutions would lead to more effective operations and bring significant economic benefits. These solutions, however, require novel approaches that are based on techniques and principles from both Operational Research and Artificial Intelligence.
The first and second conferences were both held in Salford, Greater Manchester, UK in March 1997 and July 2001. They attracted papers from researchers and practitioners from many countries including Australia, Hong Kong, Brazil and the USA as well as Europe. Selected papers from these conferences appeared in special issues of the Journal of the Operational Research Society and the Journal of Integrated Manufacturing Systems.
The third conference will also be held at Salford University, Greater Manchester, and aims to bring together researchers and practitioners working on the challenging problems in operations management that are at the OR-AI interface.
Researchers and practitioners from industry and academia are invited to submit papers in all areas related to aspects of design, development, testing and implementation of intelligent management systems in manufacturing and service operations covering but not restricted to:
· Process Design and Control.
· Scheduling and Capacity Planning
· Maintenance and Fault Diagnosis
· Supply Chains and Inventory Management
· Knowledge Management in Operations
· Quality Management and Control
· Workforce Training and Management
· E-Business and E-Manufacturing
Papers describing case studies utilising or evaluating AI techniques, such as Neural Networks, Data Mining, Knowledge Based Systems, Case Based Reasoning, Fuzzy Logic, Bayesian Networks, Agent Technology as well as Hybrid Intelligent techniques, are particularly encouraged.
Key Dates & Deadlines
· Indication of intention to present a paper/attend the conference A.S.A.P.
· Extended abstract of around 500 words to be submitted by 30 September 2004
· Accepted papers to be notified by 30 November 2004
· Full papers to be submitted by 31 March 2005
Prof Khairy Kobbacy, Salford University (Chair)
Prof Sunil Vadera , Salford University
Dr Ashraf Labib, UMIST
Chris Barrett, The OR Society
To indicate an intention to submit a paper:
· Goto http://www.orsoc.org.uk/
· Click on IMSIO III (submit a title) on the site’s home page
· Enter your title (you can change it later) and your details in the web form
· To call up the form, select ‘Submit a paper’. You can type or paste in your abstract at the same time, or do it later.
· Advice on submitting full papers will be emailed at a later stage.
If you wish to contact members of the committee their details are given below, but please make your submission as described above, as this will ensure that your contribution is entered in the conference database.
Conference Organising Committee:
Centre for OR & Applied Statistics, Salford University Tel +44-(0)161-295 3785.
Prof S. Vadera, Email: [log in to unmask].
School of Computing, Science and Engineering, Salford University Tel +44-(0)161- 295 3622.
Dr A Labib, Email: [log in to unmask].
Dept of Mech, Aerospace and Manuf Engineering, UMIST Tel +44-(0)161 200 3810
Professor David Bennet, University of Ashton, UK
Professor Paul Chung, University of Loughborough, UK
Professor Peter Cowling, University of Bradford, UK
Professor Rommert. Dekker, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Professor Ayman El Dessouki, Electronics Research Institute, Egypt
Dr. Richard Y. K. Fung, City University of Hong Kong
Dr. Rick Greenough, University of Cranfield, UK
Dr. Samir Garbaya, Robotics Laboratory of Paris, France
Dr Mahesh Joshi, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
Professor Jay Lee, University. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
Dr Farid Meziane, University of Salford, UK
Professor Gerhard Petuelli, University of Applied Sciences at Soest, Germany
Professor Vinesh Raja, University of Warwick, UK
Professor Mohamed. H. Rasmy, University of Cairo, Egypt
Dr Andres Rodriguez, Instituto de Investigaciones Eléctricas, Mexico
Dr Mohammed Saraee, University of Salford, UK
Professor Enrique Sucar, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Dr Vijayan Sugumaran, Oakland University, USA
Professor Hiroyuki Tamura, Kansai University, Japan
Professor Tetsuo Tomiyama, Technical University of Delft, Netherlands
Professor Jim Yip, University of Teeside, UK.