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FAIM 2013 - 23rd International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing

26-28 June 2013, Porto, Portugal

The International Conference Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM) is the leading international forum to disseminate, to all branches of automation and manufacturing, information on the most recent and relevant research, theories and practices. Following success of our earlier FAIM conferences, the 23rd FAIM 2013 edition will be held in Porto (Portugal) during 26-28 June 2013. The city of Porto is easily accessible from abroad. Several airlines offer service to Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport (a very modern airport). The conference location is just 10 kilometers from the Airport. The city is well served by several hotels and has good connections and transportations facilities (namely, a modern metro network and a wide buses network). The focus of the FAIM'13 conference is to discuss the theme: "The Challenge of Sustaining Global Competitive Manufacturing Systems". Nowadays, in the context of World Class Manufacturing, the main challenge is not only achieve competitiveness but mainly how to maintain it along the future. Hence, FAIM 2013 Conference will promote the knowledge and experience sharing between researchers and practitioners from different branches of automation and manufacturing engineering from around the world. The conference will cover a wide range of topics in the following areas: * Product, Process and Factory Integrated Design; * Manufacturing Technologies and Intelligent Systems; * Manufacturing Operations Management and Optimisation; * Manufacturing Networks and MicroFactories. Case studies, conceptual papers, review papers, methodological papers, and quantified analyses as well as multidisciplinary papers on one or more of the above topics re most welcome. Acceptance of papers is based on the full paper (up to 8 pages). Each paper will be evaluated by three members of the International Program Committee. However, prospective authors should submit a short abstract in advance in order to check if the proposal topic fits within the conference scope. Important Dates: Abstract Submission Deadline: November 15, 2012 Latest Submission Date for Full Papers: December 31, 2012 Review Results of Paper Acceptance: February 28, 2013 Final Papers Due: March 17, 2013 Conference Dates: June 26-28, 201 FAIM 2013 proceedings, to be published by Springer, will be submitted to be indexed by ISI Web of Science - At least one author must register in order to have the paper published in the proceedings. As in previous years, special issues of journals will be published with selected papers. Proposals for special sessions and workshops are welcome. Please consider submitting a paper to FAIM 2013. General Chairman: Prof. Américo Azevedo, Faculty of Engineering - University of Porto, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management and INESC Porto - Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering of Porto Honorary Chairman: Prof. William Sullivan, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia; and Prof. Munir Ahmad, School of Science and Technology, University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, U.K. Click for more information. For all inquiries, please contact using the conference email address: faim2013@inescporto.pt or access to the conference website. Tel: +351 22 2094300 :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Divulgue os seus eventos e projetos através do e-mail: noticias@fe.up.pt. Saiba mais sobre os nossos serviços no site dos SICC.
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