The 2004 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS04)

Catamaran Resort Hotel, San Diego, California, USA

January 18-23, 2004

In conjunction with the 2004 Western Multi conference (WMC04)

Session Description:




e-Design and Realization of Engineered Products and Systems


Paper Submission Deadline: October 15, 2003






Brief Description:

This session will examine research in e-Design and realization of engineered products and systems involving conceptualizing, designing and realizing a product using tools that allow for interoperability of remote and heterogeneous systems, collaboration among remote supply chain and multidisciplinary enterprise product design team stakeholders, and virtual testing and validation of a product in a secure Internet based information infrastructure.


Presentations may center on issues such as: collaborative and interoperable tools for Internet based designer systems, lean data exchange, remote constraint imposition, design optimization, constraint representation and management, virtual product simulation and prototyping, information infrastructure for e-Design and realization systems, conceptual design tools in e-Design, and active customer participation through direct preference imposition, etc.


Instructions for Authors:

Authors are invited to submit original papers to the special session organizer by October 15, 2003. Electronic (postscript or pdf) submissions are encouraged and should be sent to For other electronic formats, please check with the organizer. Papers should not exceed 5000 words or a maximum of 6 pages. Additional pages will be accepted but with extra fees. Include up to 5 keywords and an abstract of no more than 250 words. Submissions should also include the title, authors name, affiliation, e-mail address, fax number and postal address. In case of multiple authors, an indication of which author is responsible for correspondence should also be included. All submitted papers will be refereed and accepted papers will be presented at the conference and included in the CTS04 Proceedings.


Important Dates:

Paper submission Deadline: October 15, 2003

Notification of Acceptance: October 22, 2003

Registration & Camera-Ready Paper Due: October 31, 2003


Special Session Organizer:

Professor Bart O. Nnaji

William Kelper Whiteford Professor and Director

NSF Center for e-Design

Industrial Engineering Department

1048 Benedum Hall

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Phone: (412) 624-9857

Fax: (412) 624-2910

Electronic mail:



If you have questions concerning session paper submission or the session content, please contact the organizer. If you have questions concerning symposium paper submissions or the symposium program, please contact the symposium co-chairs: Bill McQuay at AFRL/IFSD, WPAFB ( or Waleed Smari at the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton (


For information or questions about Symposium's paper submission, tutorials, exhibits, demos, panel and special sessions organization, please consult the conference web site at URL: