The newsletter provides personalization news and information straight to your mailbox. Subscribe Now!

Enter your email address: Subscribe Unsubscribe   Privacy Policy


The online news resource for all aspects of mass customisation

Homepage || All Posts || News || Concepts || Technology || Features || Notes || Shopping || Contact || Links || Newsfeed || Directory

Mass Customization Experts to Meet in Austria

2004-11-17 - Klagenfurt, Austria: A major conference on mass customisation is to take place in Klagenfurt University, Austria in June 2005. The organisers have issued a 'Call for Papers' for the conference. For anyone unfamiliar with the workings of research conferences, the call for papers sets out details of the conference such as the deadlines for the submission of abstracts and full papers, the nature of topics that will be covered, and the format for submission.

The full call for papers for the Klagenfurt conference is shown below.


International Mass Customization Meeting (IMCM'05):
Concepts - Tools - Realization

June 2-3, Klagenfurt/Austria

Call for Papers:

Important dates
January 31, 2005 Abstract due (500 words)
February 10, 2005 Notification of authors
March 21, 2005 Final paper submission
March 31, 2005 Final authors' notification

Submission via: IMCM05 @ (PDF and Word)

The IMCM'05 takes place at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria. The main objective of this international conference is to drive forward the research on mass customization and to close the gap between theory and practice. Practitioners and researchers working in this field are invited to submit their papers in which they present original works and new advances in mass customization. This can refer to theoretical concepts, information and managerial tools as well as best practices for supporting a successful implementation of mass customization. Ongoing or completed research as well as papers with a main focus on practice and case studies are welcome. Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

Track 1: Manufacturing systems for mass customization

. MC product and process design
. Variety management and costs of variety
. Production planning and control
. Product family management and modular architectures
. Complexity of mass customizing systems
. Custom order control in MC manufacturing systems

Track 2: Supply chain management in mass customization

. Logistic systems for MC
. Customization of logistic processes
. Logistic systems complexity
. Customer and supplier integration
. Adaptive supply chains
. Placement of the decoupling point in the supply chain

Track 3: Information systems for mass customization

. Customer needs' elicitation
. Personalization and advisory systems
. Product modeling and configuration systems
. Customer-Relationship-Management systems
. IT-architecture and infrastructure for MC
. IT-support for open innovation

Furthermore, due to the complex and interdisciplinary disposition of the topics, we expect contributions from business administration, (engineering) management, industrial engineering, economics, and information technology. Please submit the papers as attached PDF and Word files to the following Email address: IMCM05 @

Conference chairs

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Blecker
Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)
Department of Business Logistics and General Management (5-11)
Schwarzenbergstr. 95
21073 Hamburg, Germany

Ph.: +49-(0)40/42878-3525
Fax: +49-(0)40/42878-2200

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Friedrich
University of Klagenfurt
Department of Computer Science and Manufacturing
Universitaetsstr. 65 - 67
9020 Klagenfurt, Austria

Ph.: +43-(0)463/2700-3705
Fax: +43-(0)463/2700-3799

Papers should not exceed 20 pages according to the author guidelines. The official language of the conference is English. Therefore, final manuscripts that are accepted for publication in the conference proceedings should be written and presented in English. In order to facilitate the review process, authors should mention at the cover page (which is not included in the word limit), their names, institutions or affiliations, addresses, emails, and websites. The first author is considered as the corresponding author unless it is explicitly mentioned on the cover page. Furthermore, authors have to specify the track to which the paper can be assigned. All papers will be reviewed by at least two members of the review committee. In order to maintain this double-blind review policy, no indication that would identify the authors is allowed in the abstracts.

Add to Google

Add to MyYahoo

Subscribe in MyMSN

Subscribe in NewsGator Online

(C) Copyright 2004. All Rights Reserved
Mass Customization || Personalization || Mass Customisation Concepts || Product Configurator and Technology Updates || Personalisation and Mass Customisation Articles || Personalized Gifts || Contact || Mass Customization Links || RSS Latest News || RSS Feed || Site Map || Legal Notice || About || Personalization Directory