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Nanjing Collection

Intelligent Manufacturing in the Knowledge Economy Era

29-31 March, 2016, Nanjing, China



Under the sponsorship of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP)  and the National Natural Science Foundation of China,  Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), in partnership with State Key Laboratory of Digital Manufacturing Equipment and Technology, is honoured to invite you to attend the 9th International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology (DET 2016).

Digital Enterprise Technology (DET) is “the collection of systems and methods for the digital modelling, simulation and optimization of the collaborative product, process, factory and supply network design, development, planning and realisation, along their lifecycle”.

The main aim of DET 2016 is to provide an international forum for the exchange of leading edge scientific knowledge and industrial experiences, regarding the development, integration and applications of the various Digital Enterprise Technologies, in the global manufacturing of the knowledge economy era.

The central idea of the Conference is to enhance the common scientific understanding of employing Digital Enterprise Technologies in processes of the factories of the future, gradually moving from automated, to flexible, digital, sustainable, smart and intelligent manufacturing.


The CIRP sponsored DET 2016 conference focuses on the employment of modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for the modelling, simulation, optimisation, control, monitoring, and visualisation of products, factories and manufacturing processes, covering all lifecycle issues across the entire supply chain, starting with product design and development, engineering of factories, machines, equipment and technical processes, commissioning and ramp-up, followed by the execution and control of manufacturing operations, maintenance, factory overhaul and facility management, up to products recycling/re-use, and environmentally friendly dismantling. Delegates are invited to submit papers in or related to the following topics:

Product Design and Development:

Product Design, Modelling and Visualisation, Collaborative Engineering, Distributed Design, Cost Engineering, Design for X, Knowledge Based Engineering and CAD/CAM/CAE.

Manufacturing Processes, Technologies and Operations:

Manufacturing Process Modelling and Simulation, Manufacturing Planning and Decision Making, Intelligent CNC Machining, Feature-based Manufacturing, Rapid Manufacturing, Inspection and Measurement, Assembly Planning and Simulation.

Factory and Production Systems:

Virtual Factory, Digital Factory, Cyber-Physical Systems,
Smart Factory, Factory Automation and Control, Man-Machine Interaction, Human-Robot Interaction, Production System Design, Reconfiguration and Optimisation.

IT Systems & Interoperability:

Systems Communication and Interoperability, IT-based Product-Service Systems, Service oriented and Cloud-based environments, Knowledge Management frameworks, Big Data and Data Mining, Social Media Technologies in Design and Manufacturing.

Life Cycle Issues:

Product, Process and Factory Life Cycle Management, Sustainability, Lean Design and Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Reverse Engineering, Product-Service Systems, Product Maintenance, Re-manufacturing and Disposal, and Global Manufacturing Issues.


In order to bridge the gap between industry and academia, a special Industrial Workshop will be arranged during the Conference to hear the voice of industry, particularly the priorities of Chinese manufacturing companies, regarding “Digital Enterprise Technologies – Current Status and Future Directions”. The Industrial Workshop will enhance the dialogue and by interdisciplinary dialogues between industry, technology providers and academia.


The papers accepted in the Conference will be published online at Procedia CIRP, as a Special Issue.
Procedia CIRP is a website from ScienceDirect.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended and enhanced versions of their papers for a Special Issue of the Journal of Engineering Manufacture, Part B of the Proceedings of the IMechE and the International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology


Best papers will be awarded in each of the above-mentioned conference topics by an international jury.



The conference language is English.