Robust Manufacturing Conference (RoMaC) 2014


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Katja Windt, Professor of Global Production Logistics at Jacobs University, would like to cordially invite scientists and researchers with an interest in Production Planning and Control to the Second CIRP Sponsored Conference RoMaC 2014. In line with Jacobs University’s emphasis on transdisciplinarity, academics from other disciplines are also welcome to participate and contribute novel ideas focusing on robust manufacturing control.

Today, global production networks (this means the nexus of inter-connected material and information flows through which products and services are manufactured, assembled and distributed) are confronted with:

  • sudden and unpredictable large-scale changes of important parameters , which occur more frequently.
  • event propagation in networks with high degree of interconnectivity, which leads to unforeseen fluctuations.
  • non-equilibrium states, which increasingly characterize daily business.

These multi-scale changes deeply influence logistic target achievement and call for robust planning and control strategies

Therefore, understanding the cause and effects of multi-scale changes in production networks is of major interest. New methodological approaches from different science disciplines are promising to contribute to a new-level comprehension of network processes.

Unconventional methods from biology, perturbation ecology, or auditory display are gaining increasing importance, as they are confronted with similar challenges. Advancements from the classical disciplines such as mathematics, physics and engineering are of continuing importance.

Date: July 7th (Mon.) - 9th (Wed.), 2014 

Venue: Bremen, Germany 

Hosted by: Jacobs University Bremen, Global Production Logistics Workgroup
Call for papers: download (.PDF 1,02 MB)

This conference is sponsored by the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Foundation and supported by the Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH.

The research of Katja Windt is supported by the Alfried Krupp Prize for Young University Teachers of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Foundation