The 17th International Conference on

June 18-20, 2007, Philadelphia, USA


Keynote Speakers

Prof. Stephen Newman, University of Bath, UK

Prof. Abhijit Deshmukh, Program Director of Cyberinfrastructure & Manufacturing Enterprise Systems, NSF, USA

Prof. Richard Wysk, Professor and Leonhard Chair in Engineering, Penn State, USA

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Important messages (updated on Jan. 5, 2007)

The 17th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (2007 FAIM) focuses on current research, best practices and future trends within the areas of global competitiveness, and rapidly advancing technologies in flexible automation, information management, and intelligent manufacturing. The conference provides a forum for both researchers and practitioners in the above fields to share the latest research, developments and practices in the areas of the conference scope.

Penn State Great Valley is located in the northwestern suburban Area of Philadelphia.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Simulation
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Manufacturing Processes and Technology
  • Bio. Engineering
  • Medical Equipment and Healthcare Systems
  • Product Development and Concurrent Engineering
  • Business Process Management and Re-Engineering
  • Global Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and Logistics
  • Lean and Agile Manufacturing, and Best Practices
  • Manufacturing Enterprise Computing and Integration
  • Industrial Automation and Process Control
  • Production Planning and Scheduling
  • Robotics and Factory Systems
  • Sensor-Based Process Monitoring and Remote Control
  • Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing
  • Quality Control and Total Quality Management
  • IT and Internet Applications and E-Manufacturing
  • Human Factors and Workforce in Manufacturing
  • Environmental, Health and Safety Engineering
  • Sustainability, Education, and Training
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Materials Technology
  • Services Science, Management, and Engineering
  • Other Relevant Topics
  • Focused Topics (Please see Tracks/Sessions)

Special Tracks/Sessions are welcome. Please contact Prof. Gina Tang at or Prof. Kathryn Jablokow at 14 existing tracks can be found under Special Sessions.

Tutorials and workshops are welcome. Please contact Jeff Tew at or J.B. Zhang at 2 existing tutorial can be found under Tutorial & Workshop.

Quality papers presented at conference will be recommended for journal publications:

International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing

International Journal of Services Operations and Informatics

Other inquiries, please contact the General Chair: Prof. Robin Qiu at

Important Dates:

Nov. 20, 2006

Deadline for submission of paper abstracts. Email to:

Dec. 10, 2006 Notification of acceptance.

Jan. 20, 2007

Extended to Feb. 20th, 2007 (due to the problems with 'dumb' email systems)

Deadline for submission of full papers. Email to: Please put your Paper Reference Number in your email subject when your full paper is submitted.

Note: email systems are not reliable these days. Please contact us if you have not received an acknowledgement over a week after you submit your full paper. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Mar. 20, 2007 Acceptance/Rejection notification.
Apr. 20, 2007 Final camera-ready papers due.

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