2nd Rapid Modelling Conference (RMC 2010)

Venue: Neuchatel

Location: Neuchatel, Switzerland

Event Date/Time: Aug 30, 2010 End Date/Time: Sep 01, 2010
Early Registration Date: Jul 01, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 31, 2010
Paper Submission Date: May 01, 2010
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We invite researchers in the fields of operations management, production management, supply chain management, operations research or industrial engineering, as well as practitioners (Executive Managers as well as Consultants) with any connection to either manufacturing or service operations, and PhD students to participate at the conference and to present their papers in the following areas:

- Improving competitiveness of manufacturing companies as well as service companies by successful lead time reduction: What are the enablers of quick response and what is the value for the whole supply chain?
- Rapid modelling based on queuing theory, other mathematical modelling techniques, or simulation models to facilitate the transfer of knowledge from theory to application
- Reconciling of approaches such as quick response manufacturing, lean production, agile manufacturing etc. to pave the way toward a unified theory of lead time reduction
- Behavioural aspects of the change in mindset such as motivation, leadership, or decision making
- Economic or strategic analysis of the impact of lead time reduction at the firm, supply chain, or regional level
- Teaching/business case studies about featuring successful as well as failed rapid modelling initiatives
- Teaching implications

We welcome papers that contribute to these themes, in the form of:
- Modelling and Simulation
- Case study research, survey research, action research, longitudinal research
- Theoretical papers
- Teaching/business case studies featuring successful as well as failed rapid modelling initiatives


Additional Information

IMPORTANT DATES - Deadline for abstract submission: January 31, 2010 - Notification of abstract acceptance: February 19, 2010 - Full paper submission: May 1, 2010 - Full paper acceptance: May 31, 2010 - Deadline for early registration: July 1, 2010 - Conference: August 30 - September 1, 2010 PROGRAMME COMMITTEE - Prof. Gerald Reiner (Chair), University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland - Prof. Djamil Aïssani, LAMOS, University of Béjaia, Algeria - Prof. Michel Bierlaire, EPFL, Switzerland - Prof. Cecil Bozarth, North Carolina State University, USA - Prof. Bénamar Chouaf, University of Sidi Bel Abes, Algeria - Prof. Lawrence Corbett, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand - Prof. Krisztina Demeter, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary - Prof. Suzanne de Treville, University of Lausanne, Switzerland - Prof. Barb Flynn, Indiana University, USA - Prof. Gerard Gaalman, University of Groningen, The Netherlands - Prof. Ari-Pekka Hameri, University of Lausanne, Switzerland - Prof. Petri Helo, University of Vaasa, Finland - Prof. Olli-Pekka Hilmola, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland - Prof. Werner Jammernegg, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria - Prof. Matteo Kalchschmidt, University of Bergamo, Italy - Prof. Ananth Krishnamurthy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA - Dr. Doug Love, Aston Business School, UK - Prof. Jose Antonio Dominguez Machuca, University of Sevilla, Spain - Dr. Jeffrey Petty, Lancer Callon, UK - Dr. Boualem Rabta, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland - Dr. Reinhold Schodl, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland - Prof. Nico J. Vandaele, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium ORGANIZING COMMITTEE - Prof. Gerald Reiner, University of Neuchâtel - Dr. Jeffrey Petty, Lancer Callon - Dr. Boualem Rabta, University of Neuchâtel - Dr. Reinhold Schodl, University of Neuchâtel VENUE The conference will be held at the University of Neuchâtel, located in the heart of the city of Neuchâtel. The canton of Neuchâtel is one of the six French-speaking cantons in Switzerland. The city of Neuchâtel lies on the shores of the largest Swiss inland lake at an altitude of 430 metres, located between the Jura Mountains and the Alps. Ideally located half-way between Zurich and Geneva, Neuchâtel is an ideal place for high-level research work, in an idyllic setting at the heart of Europe. Additional information about Neuchâtel, accommodation, and conference venue are available online, http://www.unine.ch/rmc10