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Sustainable Intelligent Manufacturing: Conference

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on March 4th, 2011

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The International Conference on Sustainable Intelligent Manufacturing (SIM 2011) will be held at Leiria by the Center for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Leiria, Portugal, from June 29 to July 1, 2011. The Conference aims to provide a major international forum for academics, researchers and industrial partners to exchange ideas in the field of sustainable intelligent manufacturing and related topics. The conference expects to foster networking and collaboration among participants to advance the knowledge and to identify major trends in the field.

The rise of manufacturing intelligence is fuelling innovation in processes and products considering a low environmental impact over the product’s life cycle. Sustainable intelligent manufacturing is regarded as a manufacturing paradigm for the 21st century, towards the next generation of manufacturing and processing technologies. The manufacturing industry is at a turning point of its evolution and new business opportunities are emerging.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Computer-aided green manufacturing
  • Eco-design and eco-innovation
  • Inclusive design
  • e-Manufacturing
  • Green manufacturing
  • Sustainable construction for the built environment
  • Green supply chain management
  • Green transportation
  • Renewable energy
  • Sustainable power engineering and renewable energy technologies
  • Reuse, remanufacturing, disassembly and recycling techniques
  • Sustainable packaging solutions
  • Smart manufacturing
  • Reverse logistics and product recovery
  • Smart and sustainable materials
  • Life-cycle engineering and assessment
  • Energy efficiency in manufacturing
  • Smart design for sustainability
  • Sustainable technology innovation
  • Sustainable factory planning and scheduling
  • Sustainable business models
  • Zero-waste production

Visit the conference website for more details.

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