The Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory (MEL) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology invites you to save the date and submit a white paper for the National Workshop on Challenges to Innovation in Advanced Manufacturing: Industry Drivers and R&D Needs. This two-day workshop, chaired by MEL Acting Director Dr. Howard Harary, will be held in Gaithersburg, MD on November 3-4, 2009.
The objective of the workshop is to identify key industry drivers for advanced manufacturing technology innovation, and the measurements and standards related R&D needs required to enable these innovations. Drivers, needs, and technologies that span multiple manufacturing sectors are of particular interest, as are needs in infrastructural technology areas including measurements, performance metrics, test methods, and standards.
Discussions are expected to address a range of topics such as:
Call for White Papers:
Brief white papers, no more than 1-2 pages long, are invited as a means for participants to express their ideas and opinions relevant to the workshop objectives. The white papers will be assembled and made available to all participants via the conference website prior to the meeting.
Some of the white papers will be selected for presentation at the workshop. You will be notified by Monday, October 26, 2009 if your white paper has been selected for a presentation. Workshop presentations, white papers, and discussion will be used to prepare a report that envisions new research needed to catalyze innovations in advanced manufacturing technology and systems.WHITE PAPER SUBMISSION INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS:
October 5, 2009 White Paper Submission Deadline
October 26, 2009 Notification of Paper Disposition
October 16, 2009 Hotel Room Reservation Deadline
November 3-4, 2009 Workshop in Gaithersburg, MD
Start Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2009
End Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Location: Gaithersburg Hilton
Registration is closed
National Workshop On Challenges To Innovation In Advanced Manufacturing: Industry Drivers And R&D Needs, Final Report