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The Digital Enterprise Conference

The International Digital Enterprise Technology (DET) Conference provides a forum for academia and industrialists to disseminate, to all branches industries and businesses, information and knowledge on the most recent and relevant innovations, theories and practices in electronic business and digital enterprise technology.


The 9th International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology: Intelligent Manufacturing in the Knowledge Economy Era

DET-2016 will take place from 29th to 31st  March in Nanjing, China. The 9th International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology will have the theme ‘Intelligent Manufacturing in the Knowledge Economy Era’.

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.

DET General Chair:

Professor Paul Maropoulos, University of Bath, UK

DET 2016 Honorary Chair:

Professor Jianying Zhu, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China

DET 2016 General Chair:

Professor Hong Nie, President of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China

DET 2016 Co-Chairs:

Professor Yingguang Li, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China

Professor James Gao, University of Greenwich, UK

CIRP Sponsorship



Abstract Submission
(no more than 300 words)

15 July 2015

Notification of Abstract Acceptance

15 August 2015

Full Paper Submission

15 December 2015

Notification of Paper Acceptance

17 January 2016

Final Manuscript

14 February 2016