19th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering – CE2012

Trier (Germany), Sept 3 – 7

Concurrent Engineering (CE), as a concept, initiated in the past a wide trend with the goal to improve products quality and to create products in a more efficient way.
Meantime the initial, basic CE concepts have grown up and have become the foundations of many new ideas, initiatives, approaches and tools. Generally, the present CE concentrates on enterprise collaboration and its many different elements, from integrating people and processes to very specific complete multi/inter-disciplinary solutions.

Welcome to Trier - Germany's oldest city with 8 Unesco world heritage sites
Trier, historically called in English Treves (German pronunciation: [ˈtʁiːɐ]; Latin: Augusta Treverorum; the Latin adjective associated with the city is Treverensis) is a city in Germany on the banks of the Moselle. 

Conference place: University of Applied Sciences
About 6,100 students are enrolled at our three campuses in Trier, Idar-Oberstein and Birkenfeld making Trier University of Applied Sciences the largest in Rhineland-Palatinate.

Conference Dinner in the Forum Bath 
The Roman bathing facility from the 3rd and 4th centuries is open for visitors for tours and is also used as a site for events and conferences.

Journal Publication

Advanced Engineering Informatics

The special issue on "Advanced Engineering Informatics and Knowledge Engineering Related to Innovation, Intellectual Property and Patent Analyses" in the journal - ADVANCED ENGINEERING INFORMATICS (ADVEI) will invite related CE2012 papers for extension and submission.

Special issue editors: 
Amy Trappey (trappey(at)ie.nthu.edu.tw) and P.M. (Nel) Wognum (nel.wognum(at)wur.nl).

Journal of Aerospace Operations

The Journal of Aerospace Operations (JAO) will publish articles that advance the field of aerospace operations and will focus on theoretical, empirical, and case based research. The goal of JAO is to promote a Value Operations Methodology that advances the capability to improve, optimize and evolve more complete solutions. This will include a fundamental interest in a wide range of generic expertise and modeling techniques ranging from mathematical modeling and optimization, expert systems, agent based modeling, integration techniques, complex systems and complexity modeling, decision analysis, simulation, econometrics, stochastic modeling, queuing theory, knowledge engineering, gaming theory, graph theory, and computing and information technologies.

Conference Schedule

Special Sessions

  • Web in Concurrent Engineering (Organizer: Prof. Parisa Ghodous, Universite Lyon)
  • Knowledge-Based Engineering (Organizer: Prof. Cees Bil, RMIT University Melbourne)
  • Cloud Computing in Concurrent Engineering (Organizer: Prof. Parisa Ghodous, Universite Lyon)
  • Value Engineering and Operations: Methodology and Application (Organizer: Prof. Ricky Curran, Delft University of Technology)
  • Decision Making Contexts in Engineering Design (Organizer: Prof. Jerzy Pokojski, Warsaw University of Technology)
  • Product and Service Engineering (Organizer: Dr. Essam M. Shehab, Cranfield University)
  • Product Life cycle Management (Organizer: Dr. Alain Biahmou, EDAG)
  • CE within the Digital Factory (Organizer: Dr. Nils Macke, ZF)
  • Consumer-oriented Product Design & Development (Organizer: Prof. Chun-Hsien Chen, Nanyang Technological University)
  • Systems concurrent engineering of complex products (Organizer: Prof. Geilson Loureiro, INPE)
  • System Innovation (Organizer: Prof. Shuichi Fukuda, Stanford University)
  • Requirements Engineering (Organizer: Prof. Georg Rock, University of Applied Sciences, Trier) 

Tutorial / Workshops

  • Architecture Design and Systems Engineering in PREEvision
    Organizers: Clemens Reichmann (aquintos) and Andreas Klegraf (Vector Informatik)
    Content: Architecture Design and Systems Engineering with PREEvision --The tutorial shows the application of the tool PREEvision within the development of complex E/E-systems. The presentation is accompanied by online demos of the most important and interesting use cases in the mentioned area.
  • The proTRon project of the University of Applied Sciences Trier
    Organizers: The proTRon Team
    Content: Presentation and Demonstration of the proTRon project of the University of Applied Science in Trier. The proTRon team presents the history, the development strategies, and the success story of the proTRon project.
  • Comprehensive Engineering: Integration of Industries Toward More Productivity and Less Energy Consumption
    Organizer: Prof. Dr. Shuichi Fukuda, Stanford University
  • Agents in Collaborative and Distributted Design - towards a new paradigm?
    Organizer: Alain-Jérôme Fougères and Egon Ostrosi
  • A New Approach to Support the Specification, Efficient Analysis and Visualization of Product Variability
    Organizer: Achim Seibertz and Kai Schreiber, PROSTEP AG
    Content: We will present a new approach realized in the tool v.control to support the specification, efficient analysis and visualization of product variability.
  • Polarion ALM
    Organizer: Daniel Morris, Polarion Software GmbH

The ISPE Steering Committee and the Local Organization Commitee of the CE2012 conference is pleased to announce the keynote speakers who will be part of the CE2012 Conference in Trier

  • Prof. Ricky Curran, Professor for Aerospace Transport & Operations , Delft University of Technology and Chairman of ISPE
  • Dr. Nicolas Figay, EADS, Paris, France
  • Dr. Brian R. Moser, President & CEO, Global Project Design Inc., Boston
  • Dr. Zlatko Penzar, Senior Expert Mechatronic Simulation,  Continental AG, Frankfurt
  • Dr. Thomas Beck, Managing Director, Vector Informatik GmbH, Stuttgart
  • Rolf Klamann, Continental Teves AG & Co oHG
  • Reinhold Pohl, Divisional Information Officer Chassis & Safety, Continental AG,  and Board Member ProSTEP iViP Association



General Chair
Georg Rock 
University of Applied Sciences Trier

Josip Stjepandic

Program Chair
Cees Bil
RMIT University

Publisher Chair
Parisa Ghodous
University Lyon I

Local Chair
Georg Rock
University of Applied Sciences Trier

General Secretary
Sylvia Hofmann, Manfred Stüber
University of Applied Sciences Trier

ISPE Steering Committee

Cees Bil, RMIT, Australia

John Cha, Beiking Jiaotong University, China

Ricky Curran, TU Delft Netherlands

Shuichi Fukuda, Stanford University, USA

Parisa Ghodous, University of Lyon, France

Ricardo Goncalves, UNINOVA, Portugal

Geilson Loureiro, ISPE, Brazil

Jerzy Pokojski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Georg Rock, University of Applied Sciences Trier, Germany

Rajkumar Roy, Cranfield University, UK

Essam Shehab, Cranfield University, UK

Eric Simmon, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

Mike Sobolewski, TTU. Texas, USA

Josip Stjepandic, PROSTEP AG, Germany

Amy Trappey, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

P.M. Wognum, Wageningen U. Netherlands

International Program Committee
  • Ahmed Al-Ashaab, Cranfield University, UK
  • Kazuhiro Aoyama, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Alain Biahmou, EDAG, Germany
  • Nicolai Beisheim, University of Applied Sciences Albstadt-Sigmaringen, Germany
  • Paul Benölken, University of Köln, Germany
  • Wouter Beelaerts van Blokland, TU Delft, Netherlands
  • Volker Böß, University of Hannover, Germany
  • Osiris Canciglieri, Jr PUC/PR, Brazil
  • Liping Chen, University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • Chen Chun-Hsien, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Carlos Costa, UCS, Brazil
  • Richard Curran, TU Delft, Netherlands
  • Catarina Ferreira Da Silva, Coimbra University, Portugal
  • Walter Abrahao dos Santos, INPE, Brazil
  • Andreas Daberkow, University of Applied Sciences Heilbronn, Germany
  • Joze Duhovnik, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Fredrik Elgh, Jönköping University, Sweden
  • Dan Frey, MIT, USA
  • Shuichi Fukuda, Stanford University, USA
  • Hendrik Gärtner, University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Germany
  • Adel Ghobbar, TU Delft, Netherlands
  • Parisa Ghodous, LIRIS CNRS, France
  • Axel Hahn, University of Oldenburg, Germany
  • Kazuo Hatakeyama, Federal University of Technology, Brazil
  • Kazuo Hiekata, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Katherine Ilie, RMIT, Australia
  • Haruo Ishikawa, University of Electrocommunications, Japan
  • John Jianzhong, Cha Beijing Jiaotong University, China
  • Yoshinobu Kitamura, Osaka University, Japan
  • Konstantin Knorr, University of Applied Sciences, Trier, Germany
  • Tsuyoshi Koga, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Vlaho Kostov, Panasonic, Germany
  • Christopher Krauss, German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence GmbH, Germany
  • Geilson Loureiro, INPE/ITA, Brazil
  • Zoran Lulic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Christoph Lürig, University of Applied Sciences, Trier, Germany
  • Andreas Lux, University of Applied Sciences, Trier, Germany
  • Ivan Mahalec, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Stefan Mann, Fraunhofer-Institut für Rechnerarchitektur und Softwaretechnik, FIRST
  • Nozomu Mishima, AIST, Japan
  • John Mo, RMIT, Australia
  • Davy Monticolo, University of Technology UTBM, France
  • Flores Myrna, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Adrian Orifici, RMIT, Australia
  • Egon Ostrosi, Universite de Technologiede Belfort-Montbeliard, France
  • Ravi Rangan, Centric Software, USA
  • Rajkumar Roy, Cranfield University, UK
  • Christoph Runde, VDC Fellbach, Germany
  • Kurt Sandkuhl, School of Engineering at Jönköping University, Sweden
  • Jörn Schneider, University of Applied Sciences, Trier, Germany
  • Andy Schürr, TU Darmstadt, Germany
  • Blazenko Segmanovic, ThyssenKrupp Stainless International, Germany
  • Behzad Shariat, University of Lyon, France
  • Emanuel Slaby, HELLA, Germany
  • Ian Smith, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Michael Sobolewski, TTU US, USA
  • Ram Sriram, NIST, USA
  • Kenji Tanaka, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Toshitake Tateno, Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology, Japan
  • Lachlan Thompson, RMIT, Australia
  • Amy Trappey, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
  • Mitchell M. Tseng, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China 
  • Wilfred Van der Vegte, TU Delft, Netherlands
  • M.J.L. Van Tooren, TU Delft, Netherlands
  • Hiroyuki Yamato, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Farzad Khosroshain, University of Salford, UK
  • Josip Stjepandic, PROSTEP, Germany
  • Nikhil Vichare, Dell, USA
  • Yongmin Zhong, RMIT, Australia
Local Organization Committee

Georg Rock, University of Applied Sciences Trier, Germany

Josip Stjepandic, PROSTEP AG, Germany

Sylvia Hofmann, University of Applied Sciences Trier, Germany

Manfred Stüber, University of Applied Sciences Trier, Germany

Jutta Straubinger, University of Applied Sciences Trier, Germany

Georg Rock, University of Applied Sciences Trier, Germany
Josip Stjepandic, PROSTEP AG, Germany
Sylvia Hofmann, University of Applied Sciences Trier, Germany
Manfred Stüber, University of Applied Sciences Trier, Germany
Jutta Straubinger, University of Applied Sciences Trier, Germany
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