Wuhan, China, 2002

The fourth International Symposium on Tools and Methods for Concurrent Engineering (TMCE 2002) was held from 22 to 26 April, 2002, at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, Hubei province, People's Republic of China. Over 170 participants from 19 countries attended this scientific event.

The focus of the TMCE 2002 symposium and the accompanying workshops was on the presentation and discussion of Knowledge Transfer in the Globalized World.

Best Contribution Awards of TMCE 2002

Senior achievement: Michael Tovey (UK). Paper title: Aesthetic design: Methods, tools and practices.

Junior achievement: Herbert Koelman (Netherlands). Paper title: Construction of a manifold ship hull model, derived from a wireframe mesh.

Sponsors of the TMCE 2002

Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Delft University of Technology
National Natural Science Foundation of China


European Society of Concurrent Engineering
Concurrent Engineering Research and Application Institute

About the Venue

The TMCE 2002 took place in Wuhan, which is the capital of Hubei Province as well as one of the largest cities in China. Wuhan is sitting at the confluence of the Yangtze River (the longest river of China) and Han River. Wuhan is a city with a long history, thus it has many places of historical interest. As the hub of land, water and air transport in Central China. Wuhan has been known as a thoroughfare to nine provinces, being in the middle reaches of Chaingjiang River.

The Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) was established in 1953. Over the years, HUST has become one of the largest and leading key universities in China. In recent years, HUST ranked as one of the top ten universities in China as assessed by the concerned Government authority. The University now has over 20,000 resident students, of whom 3,000 are graduate students. Huazhong University of Science and Technology is directly under the administration of the State Education Ministry of China. HUST is not only a comprehensive university including disciplines such as science, engineering, liberal arts, management and medicine, but it is also one of the largest universities in China. HUST nestles beautifully within the shores of the scenic East Lake, and the green Yujia Hill to its north. It has a 270 hectare campus. The sun is shaded by the towering trees with luxuriant foliage.