Josip Stjepandic is head of business unit 3D Product Creation at PROSTEP AG, the leading product data integration company worldwide. He is in charge for consultancy and solution development in the areas design methodology, supplier integration, systems engineering, knowledge based engineering, product data validation and visualization, configuration management and CAD data exchange for many industries (automotive, aerospace, shipbuilding, machinery). In the past he gathered strong research experience in these areas including his current research on digital factory. He is the author of various scientific articles and publications concerning virtual product creation.
Georg Rock has studied informatics at the University of Saarland and was there awarded a doctor's degree. After a long period of research at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence GmbH with key activities in the fields of formal software verification and security analysis he worked for several years as a senior consultant in automotive industry. Today Georg Rock is professor for Software Engineering at the University of Applied Science in Trier. His activities extend over wide areas such as smart systems engineering, concurrent engineering, requirements management, variant management, security analysis, and formal prover based analysis of complex development structures.
Cees Bil is an associate professor in aerospace engineering at RMIT University and he is a leading researcher in the fields of design of aerospace systems, multidisciplinary design optimization, knowledge-based engineering and through life support. He is coordinator for the postgraduate by research programs in aerospace and aviation and the Program Leader for Aerospace Design and Manufacturing Processes in the Sir Lawrence Wackett Centre. He received the William Sweet Smith Prize and the RMIT Research Publications Award for his research achievements. He is a councilor in the RAeS Australian Division and AIAAFaculty Advisor and Deputy-Director Education for AIAA Region VII. He is also active in the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS) as a member of the program committee and the Australian representative on ICAS Council.
The CE Conference series is organized annually by the International Society for Productivity Enhancement (ISPE) and constitutes an important forum for international scientific exchange on concurrent and collaborative enterprise engineering. These international conferences attract a significant number of researchers, industrialists and students, as well as government representatives, who are interested in the recent advances in concurrent engineering research and applications.
Concurrent Engineering Approaches for Sustainable Product Development in a Multi-Disciplinary Environment: Proceedings of the 19th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering contains papers accepted, peer reviewed and presented at the annual conference held at the University of Applied Sciences in Trier, Germany, from 3rd-7th of September 2012. This covers a wide range of cutting-edge topics including:
Systems Engineering and Innovation
Design for Sustainability
Knowledge Engineering and Management
Managing product variety
Product Life-Cycle Management and Service Engineering