ICBTT 2008 Call for Papers

The 4th International Conference on Business
and Technology Transfer
December 4-6,2008


Hagley Center, Wilmington, DE, USA

Sponsored by Technology and Society Division,
Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME)


 ICBTT2008 seeks high quality submissions in all areas of Business and Technology Transfer, and Business Technology Management. The conference will cover a broad range of topics including, but not limited to:

Knowledge and Technology Transfer:
Technology transfer in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, architecture, chemicals, electrical engineering, and so on
Knowledge management case studies
Knowledge communication
Knowledge-based IT infrastructures
Knowledge portals
Semantic technologies
Engineering education
Mechanical engineering heritage

Business Technology Management:
Business and technology management
Business intelligence
Business process modeling and analysis
E-services architectures and technology
Quality of Service in business processes
Process planning and flexible workflow
Formal models in business process management
Security in business processes
Cross-organizational process support, contracts
Workflow management systems
Process modeling and enactment in ERP, CRM, and SCM systems
Service-oriented architecture and process management
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Paper Submission
We invite two different types of paper submissions:
Full-length papers reporting on research or experience,
Short papers describing work in progress.
Papers will be accepted ONLY BY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION in PDF format. Please include a cover page containing title, author's name(s), address, affiliation, email address, telephone number and topic area. In cases of multiple authors, all correspondence will be sent to the first author unless otherwise requested. Full papers may be up to 16 double spaced pages, and short papers may be up to 8 double spaced pages, by May 12, 2008. All submissions will be reviewed by members of the international Program Committee. Papers must be submitted electronically. If you encounter any difficulties during submission or if you require further information, please contact to the conference co-chairs. The submitted manuscript should closely reflect the final paper as it will appear in the proceedings, which will be a maximum of 12 pages (full-length papers) or 6 pages (short papers) in JSME Journals format: http://www.i-product.biz/jsme/eng/data/template.html.

Full-length/Short papers should be sent in PDF format by e-mail to:
E-mail: icbtt2008@jsme.or.jp

For further information or questions, contact Conference Chairs watanuki@mech.saitama-u.ac.jp or jfwilson@uclan.ac.jp

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: July 30, 2008 (closed)
Notification of Acceptance: September 24, 2008
Registration and Camera-ready Manuscripts: October 24, 2008

Conference Chairs
Prof. Keiichi Watanuki, Saitama University
Prof. John F. Wilson, University of Central Lancashire

General Chair
Prof. Keisuke Yoshida, Kyushu University, Japan

Program Chair
Prof. Hidetoshi Ohkubo, Tamagawa University

Local Organization Chairs
Dr. Roger Horowitz, Hagley Museum & Library
Prof. Phil Scranton, State University of New Jersey

Program Committee
Prof. Takaharu Kuroda, Kisarazu National College of Technology, Japan
Prof. Yoshimi Murata , Meiji University
Prof. Ichiro Tsutsumi, Polytechnic University, Japan
Prof. Kiichi Yoshida, Tokyo Metropolitan College of Technology, Japan
Dr. Yoshiaki Konishi, Nikkiso Co., Ltd.
Prof. Toshio Mitsufuji, Setsunan University
Dr. Sohei Shiroshita, Former Kyoto University
Dr. Toshihiro Tsutsui, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Prof. Kenkichi Sato, Chiba University
Prof. Hideki Onodera, Iwate University

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