Our friends at RWTH Aachen University are hosting the 2017 World Mass Customization and Personalization Conference (WMCP2017) in Aachen, Germany from 19th-21st November 2017.
The Call for Papers is currently open, and invites work from those with academic or practical backgrounds within four broad tracks:
- Customization & personalization via smart products
- Digital manufacturing
- Sustainability and mass customization
- Mass customization & personalization success factors
Abstract submission is optional by 1st May, with full papers to be submitted by 1st July.
At the invitation of Prof. Frédéric Theisse, Chair of Information Systems Engineering as the University of Würzburg, the Bit by Bit team recently joined forces with collaborators at the University of Stuttgart, RWTH Aachen University and Darmstadt University of Technology on a paper about the future of additive manufacturing.
The resulting article “Economic Implications of Additive Manufacturing and the Contribution of MIS” provides an overview of additive manufacturing as an industrial manufacturing technique; describes how additive manufacturing may enable a shift from user innovation to user manufacturing; discusses the impact of the technology on economy and society, and envisions a research agenda for 3D printing-enabled re-distributed manufacturing. No prizes for guessing what we contributed!
The article will soon be published in Business & Information Systems Engineering and is now available to read online.
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