About TMCEThe about pages gives you general information about the TMCE Symposia series. If you are looking for information about the current Symposium, please visit the '2014 Welcome' page. More information on past TMCE Symposia is available by selecting the appropriate year. Should you be interested in sponsoring opportunities, read the appropriate section of the website or contact the organizing committee.
Mission of the TMCE Symposium Series
The series of TMCE Symposia is dedicated to the further development of the scientific, technological and practical knowledge of competitive engineering and to acting as a catalyst of the knowledge transfer between academia and industry.
A number of items are considered to be crucial to the symposium series:
- Industrial Tutorials as a start
- Social functions on every day of the symposium
- Keynote talks
- Technical sessions
- Discussion platforms
- Poster presentations
- Special Issues in journals
History of the TMCE Symposium Series
Since its inception in 1996, the symposium has grown to a mature and well-established platform for the exchange of scientific and industrial knowledge. An overview of key characteristics is given in the following table.
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In due time, the TMCE website will disclose pictures, descriptions and programs of the past symposia. These can be found by selecting a year in the main menu. We already offer a complete overview of the past TMCE proceedings and related journal publications.
Focus of past Symposia
Each symposium is assigned a special focus, which serves as a basis to specify topics, key note speakers, and industrial tutorials of the event.
Focus of the First International TMCE Symposium (1996)
Tools and methods for concurrent engineering
Focus of the Second International TMCE Symposium (1998)
Collaboration in design and engineering
Focus of the Third International TMCE Symposium (2000)
Human aspects of product conceptualization, detail design, engineering and production.
Focus of the Fourth International TMCE Symposium (2002)
Knowledge intensive technologies and knowledge transfer in the globalized world.
Focus of the Fifth International TMCE Symposium (2004)
Life cycle engineering of products
Focus of the Sixth International TMCE Symposium (2006)
Technological innovations for product development
Focus of the Seventh International TMCE Symposium (2008)
Scientific, technological, economic and cultural collaboration and competition between East and West
Focus of the Eighth International TMCE Symposium (2010)
Virtual Engineering for Competitiveness
Focus of the Ninth International TMCE Symposium (2012)
Mobile and ubiquitous technologies for global product development and production processes
Focus of the Tenth International TMCE Symposium (2014)
Sustainability and cyber-physical systems
Focus of the Eleventh International TMCE Symposium (2016)
Virtual development of intelligent multi-physics-based systems
Focus of the Twelfth International TMCE Symposium (2018)
Implementation, application and utilization of smart systems
Organisation of the TMCE Symposium Series
On a biannual basis, the TMCE symposium is organised according to the highest scientific standards and with an extreme focus on personal care. To archieve this, the organisation starts long in advance, with its home base at the Delft University of Technology (Prof. Dr. Imre Horvath).
The main organisation is depicted in the following chart:
Each occasion, the organising task force, symposium secretaries and of course the exectutive chairpersons are a blend of both local organisers and Delft staff members. The organising teams of the past symposia will be listed soon in the corresponding years.
The TMCE symposium has a considerably large review panel, which is kept close to the symposium topics and robust review management systems are employed to forward judgments, comments, and advice to the appropriate persons. If you want to participate in this review process, please contact the secretary by email.