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Global Perspective for Competitive Enterprise, Economy and Ecology

Proceedings of the 16th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering

  • Shuo-Yan Chou
  • Amy Trappey
  • Jerzy Pokojski
  • Shana Smith
  • Presents state-of-the-art advances in concurrent engineering

  • Proceedings of the 16th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering

Conference proceedings

Part of the Advanced Concurrent Engineering book series (ACENG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Advanced Manufacture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Yu-Ying Shih, Te-Chung Liu, Chui-Yu Chiu, D. Y. Chao
      Pages 29-40
    3. Yu-Ying Shih, D. Y. Chao, Chui-Yu Chiu
      Pages 41-52
    4. Nguyen Van Ut, Pisut Koomsap, Viboon Tangwarodomnukun
      Pages 53-60
  3. Collaborative Engineering

  4. Collaborative Product Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Chih-Ling Chuang, Tzu-An Chiang, Z. H. Che, H. S. Wang
      Pages 117-127
    3. Youssef Roummieh, Parisa Ghodous
      Pages 129-135
    4. Rabih Naïm Tout, Parisa Ghodous, Aris Ouksel, Mihai Tanasoiu
      Pages 149-156
  5. Competitive Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Ling-Chen Hung, Tzu-An Chiang, Z. H. Che, H. S. Wang
      Pages 159-166

About these proceedings


Global Perspective for Competitive Enterprise, Economy and Ecology addresses the general theme of the Concurrent Engineering (CE) 2009 Conference – the need for global advancements in the areas of competitive enterprise, economy and ecology.

The CE concept is based on the assumption that different components of the product life cycle should be considered together at an early stage. Its main goal is to make processes more efficient and more resistant to errors. The last twenty years have brought many changes to the organisation of product design and manufacturing – narrower specialisations in engineering, the increasing presence of engineers on the global market, etc. – which have led to the CE approach being able to support engineers in many different ways. As a result, the industrial presence of CE has grown to include not only implementations in well-established corporations, but also smaller applications in minor firms.

The plurality of CE specialization has been reflected by the range of CE 2009 Conference tracks, which include Systems Engineering, Advanced Manufacture, Product Design, Design for Sustainability, Knowledge Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Collaborative Engineering, Web Technologies and Service Solutions. Apart from the enumerated tracks, the conference also has seven special sessions: Radio Frequency Identification, Collaborative Product Development, Multi-disciplinary Design and Optimization, Design Knowledge Utilization, Competitive Supply Chain Performance, Value Engineering and Competitive Design.

The proceedings contain 84 papers, which vary from the theoretical and conceptual to the practical and industrial. The content of this volume reflects the genuine variety of issues related to current CE methods and phenomena. Global Perspective for Competitive Enterprise, Economy and Ecology will therefore enable researchers, industry practitioners, postgraduate students and advanced undergraduates to build their own view of the inherent problems and methods in CE.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Shuo-Yan Chou
    • 1
  • Amy Trappey
    • 2
  • Jerzy Pokojski
    • 3
  • Shana Smith
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Industrial ManagementNational Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST)TaipeiTaiwan, Province of China
  2. 2.Department of Industrial Engineering and ManagementNational Taipei University of TechnologyTaipeiTaiwan, Province of China
  3. 3.Inst. Machine Design FundamentalsWarsaw University of TechnologyWarszawaPoland
  4. 4.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan, Province of China

About the editors

Shou-Yan Chou has been the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Chinese Institute of Industrial Engineers and has also been on the editorial boards of a number of international journals. He has been involved in the organisation of the annual CE Conference Series since 2003. He works at the National Taiwan University of Science & Technology.

Amy Trappey is an ISPE board member and is the general co-chair of CE2009, as well as having been the program co-chair for CE2008. She works at the National Taiwan University of Technology.

Jerzy Pokojski is the author of Concepts and Applications in Engineering (Springer) and will host CE2010 in Poland.

Shana Smith is an active member of the virtual design research area, and has extensive teaching and research experience in Asia and North America. She works at the National Taiwan University.

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