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Transdisciplinary / Concurrent Engineering Conferences

ISTE annually organizes the ISTE International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering. It hereby follows in the footsteps of its preceding organisation, ISPE (International Society for Productivity Enhancement) and its long-established conferences series on Concurrent Engineering (CEconf.). ISTE makes it a priority to visit different regions of the world to promote global adoption and global research dialogue concerning the Transdisciplinary Engineering paradigm. Below, a list of past conferences is presented. When available, the conference websites and the online conference proceedings have been made available by hyperlink. To access the online conference proceedings, you will require a Springer subscription for proceedings from 2014 and earlier. If the conference proceedings are not available online, the associated reference information is published.

25th ISTE International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering

July 3rd - 6th, 2018 , Modena , Italy

25th International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering (TE2018)
 

The TE2018 conference is organized by ISTE (International Society for Transdisciplinary Engineering) - former ISPE (International Society for Productivity Enhancement) and the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy)
It will take place in Modena (Italy), from July 3 to 6, 2018.

Modena is located into the Emilia region, which is famous for Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive and Food industries. In particular, Modena is the beating heart of the “Motor Valley” (which includes companies like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, CHN Industrial, Ducati, Pagani). The conference will link researchers and practitioners from industry and academia specialising in design and engineering disciplines from around the world. On July 2, a set of pre-conference interactive workshops will bring together students, researchers, professors and experts discussing crucial topics of Transdisciplinary Engineering. After the conference, on July 6, technical tour and industrial visit will make conference delegates know more about local initiatives, joint research between local industry and University, and the most promising industrial innovations.

The TE2018 conference theme is “Transdisciplinary Engineering Methods for Social Innovation of Industry 4.0”.
It focuses on the multidisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity that drive future innovation in the context of Intelligent Factories and Industry 4.0. The concept of Industry 4.0 outlines the vision of a smart factory characterised by the complete networking of all production parts and processes: real time control via cyber-physical systems, increased use of robots, intelligent and adaptable production systems, which should contribute to greater productivity through resource efficiency. Industry 4.0 needs to be promoted through appropriate innovation and engineering approaches. A special attention should be also paid to human aspects and social reflections: sustainable development, resource-efficient production system, innovative and successful economy, active participatory and collaborative processes, impact of technologies oh human beings and societies. Social innovation is a targeted reconfiguration of human-focused practices with the aim of better solving problems or satisfying needs by makes a contribution to human and social progress.

Important Dates:
December 23, 2017 - Abstract submission and workshop proposal deadline
January 31, 2018 - Full paper submission deadline
March 5, 2018 - Notification of paper acceptance
April 1, 2018 - Final Paper submission

Detailed instructions for preparation and submission of the scientific papers can be found at www.te2018.com
The Call For Papers can be downloaded here


We hope to see you in Modena next year!!

Margherita Peruzzini - Conference Chair
Marcello Pellicciari - Conference Co-Chair
Kazuo Hiekata - Program Chair
Josip Stjepandic - Program Co-Chair
Nel Wognum - Program Co-Chair
Cees Bil - Program Co-Chair

List of past CE conferences

ISTE 25th International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering

July 10th - 14th, 2017 , Singapore , Singapore

From 10 to 14 July 2017, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, successfully hosted the 25th ISTE International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering (TE 2017). TE2017 is part of a continuing series of international conferences that focuses on the research and industrial application aspects of Transdisciplinary Engineering, reflecting recent achievements and inspiring practices that cross the boundaries of tradicional engineering, in close alignment with the Concurrent Engineering paradigm. The theme of TE2017 is Transdisciplinary Engineering: A Paradigm Shift.

Information about the conference is available on the conference website www.te2017.com. Access the online conference proceedings.

23rd ISPE international conference on transdisciplinary engineering (TE2016)

October 3rd - 7th, 2016 , Curitiba , Brazil

From 3 to 7 July 2016, the Federal University of Technology in Parana, Brazil successfully hosted the 24th ISPE International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering (TE 2016). TE2016 is part of a continuing series of international conferences that focuses on the research and industrial application aspects of Transdisciplinary Engineering. From 2016 onwards, the series has taken the name of “ISPE International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering”, to reflect recent achievements and inspiring practices that cross the boundaries of tradicional engineering, in close alignment with the Concurrent Engineering paradigm. The theme of TE2016 is Transdisciplinary Engineering Crossing Boundaries.

Information about the conference is available on the conference website http://www.tidep.ct.utfpr.edu.br/te2016/index.html. Access the online conference proceedings.

22nd ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (CE 2015)

July 20th - 22nd, 2015 , Delft , The Netherlands

From 20 to 22 July 2015, Delft University of Technology successfully hosted the 22nd ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (CE 2015). CE2015 is part of a continuing series of international conferences that focuses on the research and industrial application aspects of Concurrent Engineering. The theme of CE2015 is Transdisciplinary Lifecycle Analysis of Systems.

Information about the conference is available on the conference website http://www.lr.tudelft.nl/ce2015. Access the online conference proceedings.

21st ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (CE 2014)

September 8th - 10th, 2014 , Beijing , China

From 8 to 10 September 2014, Beijing Jiaotong University (Beijing) successfully hosted the 21st ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (CE 2014). 

Information about the conference is available on the conference website http://ce2014.bjtu.edu.cn/. Access the online conference proceedings.

20th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (CE2013)

September 2nd - 6th, 2013 , Melbourne , Australia

From 2 to 6 September 2013, RMIT University (Australia), in collaboration with Engineers Australia, successfully hosted the 21th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (CE 2013). 

Information about the conference is available on the conference website: https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/20th-ispe-international-conference-concurrent-engineering-0. Access the online conference proceedings.

19th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (CE 2012)

September 3rd - 7th, 2012 , Trier , Germany

From 3 to 7 September 2012, Fachhochschule Trier (Germany), in collaboration with PROSTEP AG, successfully hosted the 19th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (CE 2012). 

Information about the conference is available on the conference website: www.ce2012.org. Access the online conference proceedings.

18th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (CE 2011)

July 4th - 8th, 2011 , Boston , USA

From 4 to 8 July 2011, the Massachussets Institute of Technology (Boston, USA) successfully hosted the 18th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (CE 2011). The conference theme is ‘Improving Complex System today‘.

Information about the conference is available on the conference website: www.ce2011.org.  Access the online conference proceedings.

17th International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (CE2010)

September 8th - 12th, 2010 , Cracow , Poland

From 08 to 12 September 2010, the 17th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering was held in Cracow, Poland. The conference theme is ‘New World Situation: New Directions in Concurrent Engineering‘.

Information about the conference is available on the conference website: www.ce2010.pl.  Access the online conference proceedings.

16th ISPE international conference on concurrent engineering (CE 2009)

July 20th - 24th, 2009 , Taipei , Taiwan

From 20 to 24 September 2009, the 16th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering was held in Taipei, Taiwan. The conference theme is ‘Global Perspective for Competitive Enterpricse, Economy and Ecology‘.

Information about the conference is available on the conference website. Access the online conference proceedings.

15th ISPE international conference on concurrent engineering (CE 2008)

August 18th - 22nd, 2008 , Belfast , Northern Ireland (UK)

From 18 to 22 September 2008, the 15th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering was held in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The conference theme is ‘Collaborative Product and Service Life Cycle Management for a a Sustainable World‘.

Access the online conference proceedings.

14th ISPE international conference on concurrent engineering (CE 2007)

July 16th - 20th, 2007 , Sao Paulo , Brazil

From 16 to 20 September 2007, the 14th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering was held in Sao Paulo Braizil. 

13th ISPE international conference on concurrent engineering (CE 2006)

September 18th - 22nd, 2006 , Antibes , France

Conference proceedings: Parisa Ghodous, Rose Dieng Kuntz, Geilson Loureiro (Eds.): Leading the Web in Concurrent Engineering. Next Generation Concurrent Engineering, Proceedings of the 13th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (ISPE CE 2006), September 18-22, 2006, Antibes, France. 143 IOS Press 2006, ISBN 978-1-58603-651-5.

12th ISPE international conference on concurrent engineering (CE 2005)

July 25th - 29th, 2005 , Fort Worth , Texas, USA

Conference proceedings: Michael W. Sobolewski, Parisa Ghodous (Eds.): Smart and Concurrent Integration of Product Data, Services, and Control Strategies, Proceedings of the 12th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (ISPE CE 2005), July 25-29, 2005, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. ISPE 2005, ISBN 0-9768246-0-4.

11th ISPE international conference on concurrent engineering (CE 2004)

July 26th - 30th, 2004 , Beijing , China

Conference proceedings: Michael W. Sobolewski, Jianzhong Cha (Eds.): The Worldwide Engineering Grid, Proceedings of the 10th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (ISPE CE 2003), July 26-30, 2004, Beijing, China. Tsinghua University Press 2004, ISBN 7-302-08802-0.

10th ISPE international conference on concurrent engineering (CE 2003)

July 26th - 30th, 2003 , Madeira , Portugal

Conference proceedings: Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves, Jianzhong Chia, Adolfo Steiger-Garcao (Eds.): Enhanced Interoperable Systems. Proceedings of the 10th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (ISPE CE 2003), July 26-30, 2003, Madeira, Portugal. A. A. Balkema Publishers 2003, ISBN 90-5809-623-8.

9th ISPE international conference on concurrent engineering (CE 2002)

July 27th - 31st, 2002 , Cranfield , United Kingdom

Conference proceedings: Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves, Rajkumar Roy, Adolfo Steiger-Garcao (Eds.):  Advances in Concurrent Engineering, Proceedings of the 9th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (ISPE CE 2002), July 27-31, 2002, Cranfield, United Kingdom. A. A. Balkema Publishers 2003, ISBN 90-5809-502-9.