2nd IFIP Working Conference on Computer Aided Innovation (2nd IFIP Working Con)

Venue: Delphi Corporation, Technical Center Brighton

Location: Brighton, Michigan, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 08, 2007 End Date/Time: Oct 09, 2007
Registration Date: Oct 05, 2007
Early Registration Date: Apr 01, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 15, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Jul 15, 2007
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2nd IFIP Working Conference on Computer Aided Innovation

2nd IFIP Working Conference on Computer Aided Innovation

Location Delphi Corporation, Technical Center Brighton, Brighton, Michigan, USA
Event Starts On October 8, 2007
Event Ends On October 9, 2007
Language English
Organizer International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP)

Important Dates
Last Day for Submission of Abstract March 15, 2007
Notification of Acceptance of Abstract May 15, 2007
Last Date of Submission of Manuscripts June 15, 2007
Last Date for Submission of Final/Camera ready paper July 15, 2007

Call for Paper Details

CAI is a young domain in the array of CAx technologies. The goal of CAI is to support enterprises throughout the complete innovation process. Although some existing ideas and concepts of CAI focus on assisting product designers in their creative stage, a more comprehensive vision conceives CAI systems beginning at the creative stage of perceiving business opportunities and customer demands, then continue helping in developing inventions and, further on, providing help up to the point of turning inventions into successful innovations in the market. As Product Life Cycle Management tools are being integrated with Knowledge management methods and tools, new alternatives arise regarding the Engineering Desktop.

It is expected that changes in innovation paradigms will occur through the use of Computer Aided Innovation methods and tools, which structure is partially inspired by modern Innovation Theories as TRIZ, ASIT, Axiomatic Design, Synectics, General Theory of Innovation, Mind Mapping, Brain Storming, and Lateral Thinking among others. On the other side the rouse of new information technology and methods, such as semantic web, data mining, text mining, theory of chaos and evolutionary algorithms are being increasingly used for more accurately foretelling the next steps in the technological evolution and in the development of new products. This conference is aiming at clarifying the essential factors characterizing these new arising tools for bridging the gap between the traditional methods and current trends in search of efficient innovation.


  • Calling for contributions for clarifying the role of computer aided innovation tools

  • Contributing to the further development of the Engineer's Desktop focusing on end-to-end product creation process with methods and tools to ensure the feasibility and success of innovations in early stages of the innovation process

  • Product-related validation (e.g. requirements processing, simulation)

  • Process-related validation (e.g. frontloading)

  • Addressing the main motivations of the industrial sector, regarding the engineering innovation activity with computer tools and methods

  • Discussing organizational, technological and cognitive aspects of the application of CAI methods and tools, and also an evaluation of their effectiveness and efficiency

  • Addressing the main motivations of the academic community regarding theoretical foundations of CAI

  • Topics
    Papers are invited on...

  • Basic definitions to Computer Aided Innovation

  • Engineering Design and Innovation

  • Modern Innovation Theories and CAI

  • Validation of innovations

  • Fundamental Approaches: CAD-CAE an CAI-software

  • PDM-PLM and CAI

  • Data Mining, Text Mining and CAI

  • Semantic Web and CAI

  • Optimization and Innovation

  • Shape and Topology Generators and Optimization

  • Design Automation and CAI

  • Integration of CAI methods and tools into engineering processes

  • Innovation Process and Engineering Information Pipeline

  • Innovation in collaborative networks of enterprises

  • Professional virtual communities and innovation
  • Specifications
    The papers should be submitted as attachment to the given email address.

    Paper Format:

    Final papers should be maximum 10 pages in length (a full page of text is approx 500 words). A typical paper might be for example 4500 words long (including references) + plus figures.

    Submission/Contact Address Submission/Contact Address
    Noel León (International Program Committee Co-Chair)
    WG5.4 and Director Research Chair CIII

    ITESM, Campus Monterrey
    Tel: 52 81 81582012
    Email: noel.leon@itesm.mx
    Email: ifip-tc5cai.mty@servicios.itesm.mx
    Additional Information about the event
    Best paper award:

    IFIP TC-5 grants 1000 Euros for the best paper of the Working Conference.

    Additional Address Additional Address
    International Program Committee Vice-Chair
    Su Kyeong Cho

    DaimlerChrysler Corp.
    Tel: +(1) 248 576 9721
    Email: sc211@daimlerchrysler.com
    Local Organizing Committee Chair
    M. Ashtiani
    Delphi Corporation

    Technical Center Brighton

    12501 E. Grand River

    Brighton , MI 48114 , USA
    Tel: 810-494-4617
    Email: mansour.ashtiani@delphi.com

    Publication Details
    Name Conference Proceedings
    Language of Publication English
    Medium of Publication Full Text
    Additional Information about Publication
    All accepted papers with paid registration will be included in the Proceedings of the Conference, to be published by Springer Publishers as IFIP series.


    Selected outstanding papers will be asked to update for being published as a Special Issue of Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems (JAMS) and the International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology (IJCAT).

    Website http://www.ifip.org/Cfp/CfP-WC%20on%20CAI.htm


    12501 E. Grand River, 48114
    United States