CfP International Mass Customization Meetin g (IMCM'05): Concepts – Tools – Realization

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======================================================================= CALL FOR PAPERS
International Mass Customization Meeting (IMCM'05): Concepts – Tools – Realization
June 2-3, Klagenfurt/Austria
=======================================================================Call for Papers:
Important dates January 31, 2005         Abstract due (500 words) February 10, 2005         Notification of authors March 21, 2005            Final paper submission March 31, 2005            Final authors' notification
Submission via: IMCM05 @ (PDF and Word)
======================================================================= The IMCM'05 takes place at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria. The main objective of this international conference is to drive forward the research on mass customization and to close the gap between theory and practice. Practitioners and researchers working in this field are invited to submit their papers in which they present original works and new advances in mass customization. This can refer to theoretical concepts, information and managerial tools as well as best practices for supporting a successful implementation of mass customization. Ongoing or completed research as well as papers with a main focus on practice and case studies are welcome. Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
Track 1: Manufacturing systems for mass customization     •    MC product and process design •    Variety management and costs of variety •    Production planning and control •    Product family management and modular architectures •    Complexity of mass customizing systems •    Custom order control in MC manufacturing systems
Track 2: Supply chain management in mass customization     •    Logistic systems for MC •    Customization of logistic processes •    Logistic systems complexity •    Customer and supplier integration •    Adaptive supply chains •    Placement of the decoupling point in the supply chain    
Track 3: Information systems for mass customization •    Customer needs' elicitation •    Personalization and advisory systems •    Product modeling and configuration systems •    Customer-Relationship-Management systems •    IT-architecture and infrastructure for MC •    IT-support for open innovation
Furthermore, due to the complex and interdisciplinary disposition of the topics, we expect contributions from business administration, (engineering) management, industrial engineering, economics, and information technology. Please submit the papers as attached PDF and Word files to the following Email address: IMCM05 @
Conference chairs
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Blecker Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) Department of Business Logistics and General Management (5-11) Schwarzenbergstr. 95 21073 Hamburg, Germany
Ph.: +49-(0)40/42878-3525 Fax: +49-(0)40/42878-2200    
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Friedrich University of Klagenfurt Department of Computer Science and Manufacturing Universitaetsstr. 65 - 67 9020 Klagenfurt, Austria
Ph.: +43-(0)463/2700-3705 Fax: +43-(0)463/2700-3799
Papers should not exceed 20 pages according to the author guidelines. The official language of the conference is English. Therefore, final manuscripts that are accepted for publication in the conference proceedings should be written and presented in English. In order to facilitate the review process, authors should mention at the cover page (which is not included in the word limit), their names, institutions or affiliations, addresses, emails, and websites. The first author is considered as the corresponding author unless it is explicitly mentioned on the cover page. Furthermore, authors have to specify the track to which the paper can be assigned. All papers will be reviewed by at least two members of the review committee. In order to maintain this double-blind review policy, no indication that would identify the authors is allowed in the abstracts.
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