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The 27th CIRP Design Conference 10–12 May 2017 Vincent Building, Cranfield University Organised by CIRP (The International Academy for Production Engineering) and Cranfield University


Programme at a glance

Contents Online details


At a glance programme


Keynote speakers


Panel discussion


8:30–9:30 Registration

Programme: Wednesday 10 May


9:30–9:40 Opening

Wednesday 10 May 2017 Auditorium and foyer

Programme: Thursday 11 May


Programme: Friday 12 May


10:10–10:50 Keynote: “Working in the New Digital World – What Does It Mean?”, Dr. Chris Fowler (Airbus)

Social programme: Thursday 11 May


10:50–11:20 Coffee break

Conference organisation





Cranfield campus


9:40–10:10 Welcome Speech Professor Phil John (Cranfield University)

11:20–13:25 1-1: Design for additive manufacturing (1)

Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

1-2: Design theory and methodology (1)

1-3: Digital engineering (1)

1-4: Design for environment

2-2: Change management

2-3: Design for manufacturing and assembly (1)

2-4: Design of medical and healthcare products

13:25–14:10 Lunch 14:10–15:50 2-1: Design for additive manufacturing (2) 15:50–16:20 Coffee break

Online conference details

Auditorium 16:20–17:00 Keynote: “Role of Category Theory in Design and Manufacturing”, Professor Eswaran Subrahmanian (CMU, USA) Auditorium

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17:00–18:15 3-1: Design theory and methodology (2)

Room 1

Room 2

3-2: Lean production

3-3: Design education

Thursday 11 May 2017 Auditorium 9:00–11:05 4-1: Design theory and methodology (3)

Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

4-2: Design for manufacturing and assembly (2)

4-3: Systems engineering (1)

4-4: Design of product-service systems

11:05–11:30 Coffee break Auditorium

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11:30–12:10 Keynote: “Power for Air, Land and Sea”, Mark Halliwell (Rolls–Royce plc)

This access is valid until 30 May 2017 at 19:00.

13:00–17:00 Excursion to Bletchley Park

12:10–13:00 Lunch 19:00–22:30 Gala Dinner at the Sculpture Gallery at Woburn Abbey

Conference programme online The conference programme is available to download as a pdf from the conference website: Choose Programme at

Friday 12 May 2017 Auditorium 9:00–10:40 5-1: Systems engineering (2)

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Room 2

Room 3

5-2: Design for manufacturing and assembly (3)

5-3: Product development strategy

5-4: Digital engineering (2)

10:40–11:10 Coffee break Auditorium

Conference proceedings online The conference proceedings will be available to access and to download papers as pdfs from the publisher’s website:

11:10–13:00 Panel discussion: “Design Research for Complex Products and Systems”, see page 7 for panellists 13:00–14:00 Lunch Auditorium 14:00–15:40 6-1: Design for additive manufacturing (3)

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Room 2

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6-2: Complexity management

6-3: Systems design

6-4: Lean design



15:45–16:30 Closing session and Best Paper Award presentation


Keynote speakers Opening Session: Welcome Speech Professor Phil John Pro-Vice-Chancellor, School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing Cranfield University Phil joined Cranfield in 1999 to take up a newly created Chair of Systems Engineering and subsequently established one of Europe’s leading Centres of Systems Engineering. He was also the Technical Director of the FLAVIIR research programme, a major multi-university industrially-focused integrated programme that developed an innovative Uninhabited Air Vehicle (UAV) through to technology demonstration in flight. This gained worldwide publicity and demonstrated Cranfield’s ability to tackle complex system integration and development challenges representative of those faced by high technology industries. Prior to this move to academia, Phil had a very successful industrial career in a wide range of senior technical and managerial roles in systems development and project management, including holding international responsibilities as Head of Systems Engineering for a major multinational blue chip company. Phil continues to provide research, training and consultancy to many major organisations dealing with complex systems issues. He is a member of several national advisory committees and industrial steering boards and served as the President of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) in the UK from 2003 to 2004. Phil gained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College, London.

Working in the New Digital World – What Does It Mean? Dr Chris Fowler Head of Develop Application Services, Head of ICT Develop UK Airbus We are all now faced with what is being badged the 4th Industrial revolution – Digitalisation forms the basis of how this can be achieved. This raises the question ‘Aren’t we digital already?’ The answer is yes and no – we are on a journey from Paper to data to knowledge. The journey is not over and needs development of the technology enablers and the integration of those enablers to move to a digital economy linking the full product lifecycle. Integration within Engineering and between Engineering, Manufacturing, Customer Services, Sales and Marketing and crucially the Extended Enterprise; to be able to share knowledge and experience to improve manufacturing businesses will need investment in research and development of new technologies. In this keynote speech, some of the challenges faced by Airbus will be presented – some of which I believe will be shared!

Role of Category theory in Design and Manufacturing Professor Eswaran Subrahmanian Engineering Research Accelerator and Engineering and Public Policy Carnegie Mellon University, USA Category theory (CT), a branch of mathematics which studies abstract processes and their behaviour under composition, is a promising new area of study in the foundations of design and production. CT provides a formal toolbox to specify and analyse complex structures recursively in terms of simpler components, and far-ranging recent applications include geometric modelling, materials science, Petri nets, economic game theory and many others. Even so, we believe that this area is under-explored, offering a powerful and precise mathematical foundation to support the natural behaviour of engineers as they create and apply new domain- and scopespecific languages and analyses. Furthermore, CT is inherently meta-mathematical, it applies to itself, and this offers the possibility of building up holistic models for complex systems through the formal integration of local domain-specific models. In this talk we will focus on some example applications of CT in process modelling, the integration of manufacturing supply databases, and semantic interoperability. Starting from these examples, we will explore the potential scope for the use of category theory in systems engineering more generally. We close by setting out an ambitious research agenda for the community to explore the use of CT in design and production, as well as some obstacles to realizing these goals. Dr. Eswaran Subrahmanian is a Research Professor at the ICES and EPP at Carnegie Mellon University. He was the Chief Scientist at the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (India, 2008- 2011). He has held visiting professorships at the Faculty of Technology and Policy Management at TU-Delft (Netherlands), the University of Lyon II; and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. His research is in the areas of Socio-technical systems design, Decision support systems, Engineering informatics, Design theory and methods, and engineering design education. He has worked on designing design processes and collaborative work support systems with Westinghouse, ABB, Alcoa, Bombardier, Boeing, and Robert Bosch. He is a founding member of a Bangalore-based non-profit research group, Fields of View that uses simulation and gaming for inclusive design of urban issues. He was awarded the Steven Fenves Award for contributions to Systems Engineering at CMU. He is a Distinguished Scientist of the ACM and was elected a Fellow of the American Association of Advancement of Science in 2008. In 2013, he was a Visiting Fellow of Scottish Computer Society. He was a 2016 Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering at University of Bristol, UK.

A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defence as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader. Airbus has built on its strong European heritage to become truly international – with roughly 180 locations and 12,000 direct suppliers globally. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe and the Americas, and has achieved a more than six-fold order book increase since 2000. Chris is based at the Filton site near the city of Bristol UK.



Keynote speakers

Panel discussion

Power for Air, Land and Sea

Design Research for Complex Products and Systems

Mark Halliwell Chief Audit Engineer – Marine and Nuclear Rolls-Royce plc


Development of technology is an exciting feature of industry, but if it can’t be applied into useful products or services, then it is ultimately expensive and futile. Application of technology needs to be facilitated through managing complex systems, designing to suit a large range of important variables and quickly converting new Manufacturing and Digital technologies into production-ready capability. At Rolls-Royce plc, robust and timely application of technology is the lifeblood of new product introduction and customer service offerings for Land, Air and Sea. We will discuss how this is done by showcasing some compelling examples. Mark Halliwell is the Chief Audit Engineer for the Marine and Nuclear global Businesses, at Rolls-Royce plc. Mark graduated in Engineering with First Class Honours from the University of Durham, and his early career in Rolls-Royce was spent in Combustion and Turbines Engineering, during which time he became a Chartered Engineer. He held the roles of Engineering Manager and then Chief of Process Capability and Improvement within Turbines Engineering, working on several Rolls-Royce Trent, RB211, BR700 and Marine programmes. In 2006, Mark took the lead on behalf of Engineering in a global team to re-structure RollsRoyce’s Supply Chain Organisation, and was subsequently elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. Mark went on to become Head of Business Development and Improvement in Rolls-Royce’s Engineering Systems and Services organisation, leading the formation and integration of this global group of around 1000 employees. Since 2014, Mark led in the role of Programme Executive - Engineering Resourcing Strategy for Aerospace, prior to moving in 2016 to be Chief Audit Engineer - Marine and Nuclear. Mark is a mentor to several young Engineers, Visiting Fellow to the University of Cranfield and author of several patents. He is married to Veronica, and their two children Hannah and Chris are both studying at University. He is Captain of the Rolls-Royce Design Office Cricket Club, supports Derby County Football Club, and enjoys hiking, either on long-distance or mountain treks with his University friends, or sometimes accompanied by his enthusiastic dog, Pablo!

Professor Eswaran Subrahmanian (Carnegie Mellon University, USA) Professor Alex Duffy (Strathclyde University, UK) Professor Chris McMahon (DTU, Denmark) Professor Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen (Imperial College London, UK) Andrew March (BAE Systems UK)

Moderator: Professor Tetsuo Tomiyama (Cranfield University, UK)

This panel aims at to showcase “design research” focusing on “design and product development activities” of “complex products and systems”, and to discuss challenges and future issues associated with these activities. The notion of “complex products and systems” is intended to mean products and systems that require substantial engineering activities rather than industrial design-centric (consumer) products. The development of such products and systems encounters both technical and managerial difficulties and is often delayed. We often blame complexity as its fundamental cause, but besides obvious factors such as size, density, stakeholders, and multidisciplinary, what are the real mechanisms behind these problems? Is the engineering design community able to develop and offer solutions against them? The panel members consist of both researchers from both academia and industry and tries to tackle the problems associated with “complex products and systems development”.



Programme Wednesday 10 May 2017

Opening session (Auditorium)


Registration (Foyer)



Professor Tetsuo Tomiyama (Cranfield University)


Welcome Speech

Professor Phil John (Cranfield University)

Chair: Professor Rajkumar Roy (Cranfield University)

Chair: Dr Helen Lockett (Open University, UK)


Challenges and benefits of digital workflow implementation in aerospace manufacturing companies

J. Rojo Abollado, E. Shehab, P. Bamforth


Integrated data model and structure for the asset administration shell in Industrie 4.0

Erdal Tantik and Reiner Anderl


Intelligent DMU creation: Toleranced part modelling to enhance the digital environment

I. Friel, J. Butterfield, A. Marzano, T. Robinson


Keynote Speech “Working in the New Digital World – What Does It Mean?”

Dr. Chris Fowler (Airbus, UK)


Physics in Design: Real–time numerical simulation integrated into the CAD environment

Chair: Dr Essam Shehab (Cranfield University)

Marijn P. Zwier and Wessel W. Wits


Coffee Break


Applying FaceReader to recognise consumer emotions in graphic styles

Chia–Yin Yu and Chih–Hsiang Ko

Session 1-1 Design for additive manufacturing (1) (Auditorium)

Chair: Professor Luc Mathieu (ENC Cachan, France)


The role of design for additive manufacturing in the successful economical introduction of AM

T.H.J. Vaneker


Analysis of design guidelines for automated order acceptance in additive manufacturing

Jan–Peer Rudolph and Claus Emmelmann


A data visualisation dashboard for exploring the additive manufacturing solution space

Steven Goguelin, Joseph M. Flynn, Wesley P. Essink, Vimal Dhokia


Hybrid ants: A new approach for geometry creation for additive and hybrid manufacturing

W. P. Essink, J. M. Flynn, S. Goguelin, V. Dhokia


Design of additively manufactured wind tunnel models for use with UAVs

Stefan Junk, Werner Schröder, Steffen Schrock

Session 1-2 Design theory and methodology (1) (Room 1)


Session 1-3 Digital engineering (1) (Room 2)

Session 1-4 Design for environment (Room 3)

Chair: Professor Ashutosh Tiwari (Cranfield University)


Design to environment: Information model characteristics

Maud Rio, Andreas Riel, Daniel Brissaud


Management tool design for eco–efficiency improvements in manufacturing –a case study

Lampros Litos, Fiammetta Borzillo, John Patsavellas, David Cockhead, Konstantinos Salonitis


Approaches and challenges in product disassembly planning for sustainability

M.M.L. Chang, S.K. Ong, A.Y.C. Nee


Selective disassembly planning for the end–of–life product

Hengyu Wang, Qingjin Peng, Jian Zhang, Peihua Gu



Session 2-1 Design for additive manufacturing (2) (Auditorium)

Chair: Professor David Cochran (Purdue University, USA)

Chair: Dr. Vimal Dhokia (University of Bath, UK)


Internal and external involvements in integrated product development: a two–step clustering approach


Design and development of an additive manufactured component by topology optimisation

Mohammad Hassannezhad and P. John Clarkson

Dan Walton and Hadi Moztarzadeh


Axiomatic design of equipment for analysis of SMA spring degradation during electronic actuation


Deviation modeling and shape transformation in design for additive manufacturing

Einar Pétursson, Ingi Níels Karlsson, Olaf Garðar Garðarsson, Páll Pálsson, Saulius Genutis,

Zuowei Zhu, Nabil Anwer, Luc Mathieu

Vladimir Omelianov, Joseph Timothy Foley 15:00–15:25

Integrated design for additive manufacturing based on skin–skeleton approach


Safety margins and design margins: a differentiation between interconnected concepts

Elnaz Asadollahi–Yazdi, Julien Gardan, Pascal Lafon

Claudia Eckert and Ola Isaksson 15:25–15:50

Design for additive manufacturing method for a mechanical system downsizing


Enhanced sequence diagram for function modelling of complex systems

Myriam Orquéra, Sébastien Campocasso, Dominique Millet

Felician Campean and Unal Yildirim


Programme Wednesday 10 May 2017


Session 2-2 Change management (Room 1)

Session 3-1 Design theory and methodology (2) (Auditorium)

Chair: Professor Claudia Eckert (Open University, UK)

Chair: Professor Eric Lutters (University of Twente, The Netherlands)


Optimal design of a reconfigurable machine tool considering machine configurations and configuration changes


Using graph–based design languages to enhance the creation of virtual commissioning models

Moustafa Gadalla and Deyi Xue

Markus Kiesel, Philipp Klimant, Nicolai Beisheim, Stephan Rudolph, Matthias Putz


A methodology for predicting the effect of engineering design changes


Efficient use of Sounding Board Method at project milestones and its potentials for virtualization

L. Siddharth and Prabir Sarkar

Benjamin Walter, Albert Albers, Alexandra Schelleis, Armin Kurrle


Technical change management for the maintenance of product platforms


Validation of A Brainstorming Tool “IDEATOR”

Günther Schuh, Michael Riesener, Christian Tönnes, Sasa Aleksic

Pei–Jung Cheng


Configuration and change management approach in product variant design of chillers

Krešimir Osman, Žarko Tomaš, Dražen Pervan

Session 3-2 Lean production (Room 1)

Chair: Dr Ahmed Al-Ashaab (Cranfield University)

Session 2-3 Design for manufacturing and assembly (1) (Room 2)


Commercialisation within advanced manufacturing: value stream mapping as a tool for efficient learning

Chair: Dr John Ahmet Erkoyuncu (Cranfield University)

Oda Ellingsen


Effect of different dielectrics on material removal rate, electrode wear rate and microstructures in EDM


The implementation of 5S lean tool using system dynamics approach

Misbah Niamat, Shoaib Sarfraz, Haris Aziz, Mirza Jahanzaib, Essam Shehab, Wasim Ahmad, Salman Hussain

Oleghe Omogbai and Konstantinos Salonitis


Design of a modular extrusion–based aluminium monorail system for highly accurate car positioning


Systematic consideration of value chains with respect to the timing of individualisation

Øyvind Netland, Jan Magnus Granheim Farstad, Torgeir Welo

Eva Bogner, Ulrich Löwen, Jörg Franke


Evaluation of Measures for Thermo–Sensitive Design and Operating of Machine Tool Structures

Joachim Regel, Volker Wittstock, Matthias Putz


On design and tribological behaviour of laser textured surfaces

D. Bhaduri, A. Batal, S.S. Dimov, Z. Zhang, H. Dong, M. Fallqvist, R. M’Saoubi

Session 3-3 Design education (Room 2)

Chair: Dr. Maud Rio (G-SCOP, France)


Understanding design methods – using explanatory videos for knowledge transfer in engineering disciplines

Nicolas Reiss, Ann–Kathrin Bavendiek, Gunnar Diestmann, David Inkermann, Albert Albers, Thomas Vietor

Session 2-4 Design of medical and healthcare products (Room 3)


Continuing education and personalisation of design methods to improve their acceptance in practice–

an explorative study

Selin Üreten, Gregor Beckmann, Eilika Schwenke, Dieter Krause


A systems approach to the development of enhanced learning for engineering systems design analysis

Ed Henshall, Felician Campean, Brian Rutter

Chair: Dr. Direk Schaefer (University of Bath, UK)


Affordance and intuitive interface design for elder users with dementia

Li–Hao Chen and Yi–Chien Liu


The design and manufacture of a prototype personalised liner for lower limb amputees

Vimal Dhokia, James Bilzon, Elena Seminati, David Canepa Talamas, Matthew Young, William Mitchell


An exhaustive method for researching articular orthosis mechanisms at the conceptual design stage

Leonardo Regufe, Ricardo Duarte, Antonio Ramos, Jean–Pierre Nadeau, Nicolas Perry, Michel Mesnard


An interactive upper limb rehab device for elderly stroke patients

Sun Jie, Yu Haoyong, Tan Lee Chaw, Chan Chun Chiang, Sanjairaj Vijayavenkataraman


Coffee Break


Keynote Speech (Auditorium) “Role of Category Theory in Design and Manufacturing”,

Professor Eswaran Subrahmanian (CMU, USA)

Chair: Professor Tetsuo Tomiyama (Cranfield University)


Programme Thursday 11 May 2017 9:50–10:15

SHPbench–a Smart Hybrid Prototyping based environment for early testing, verification and (user based)

Session 4-1 Design theory and methodology (3) (Auditorium)

validation of advanced driver assistant systems of cars

Chair: Dr. Christer W. Elverum (NTNU, Norway)

Christian Buchholz, Thomas Vorsatz, Simon Kind, Rainer Stark


A functional platform strategy for integrated machine tools


Model based requirements engineering for the development of modular kits

A. Schmid, G. Jacobs, M. Löwer, T. Katzwinkel, W. Schmidt, J. Siebrecht

Helmut Scherer, Albert Albers, Nikola Bursac


Exact constraint design and its potential for robust embodiment

Tobias Eifler and Thomas J. Howard


Mobile feedback gathering app for frugal product design

D. Mourtzis, E. Vlachou, S. Siganakis, V. Zogopoulos, M. Kaya , I.T. Bayrak


Multi–layer graph theory utilisation for improving traceability and knowledge management in early design stages

David Rios–Zapataa, Jerome Pailhes, Ricardo Mejia–Gutierrez


A capability–driven dynamic federal collaborative design methodology to support the inter–enterprise

development of ordnance equipment

Jun Ji, Wenjun Liu, Jianxin Yang, Lindong Zhang,Wei Wei


Management of heterogeneous information for integrated design of multidisciplinary systems

Benjamin Guerineau, Chen Zheng, Matthieu Bricogne, Alexandre Durupt, Louis Rivest,

Harvey Rowson, Benoît Eynard

Session 4-2 Design for manufacturing and assembly (2) (Room 1)

Session 4-4 Design of product-service systems (Room 3)

Chair: Professor Peihua Gu (Shantou University, China)


The task to design highly service–oriented product–service system

Yosuke Kubota, Fumika Murakami, Koji Kimita, Yoshiki Shimomura


Bridging on–site practices and design principles for service development

Shigeru Hosono and Yoshiki Shimomura


PSS Pattern concept for knowledge representation in design process of industrial product–service systems

Farouk Belkadi, Yicha Zhang, Luis Usatorre Irazusta, Elaheh Maleki, Alain Bernard, Spyros Koukas


Design implications towards inspection reduction of large scale structures

Anastasia Ioannou, Lin Wang, Feargal Brennan


An automated maintainability prediction tool integrated with computer aided design

H. L. Lockett and K. Arvanitopoulos–Darginis


Coffee Break

Chair: Dr. Sun Jie (X’ian Jiao Tong Liverpool University, China)


Adaptive measurement and modelling methodology for in–line 3d surface metrology scanners

Manoj Babu, Pasquale Franciosa, Darek Ceglarek


Optimisation of machining fixture for aeronautical thin–walled components

M. Calabrese, T. Primo, A. Del Prete


Rapid response diagnosis of multi–stage assembly process with compliant non–ideal parts using

self–evolving measurement system

Pasquale Franciosa, Arnab Palit, Ferdinando Vitolo, Darek Ceglarek


Keynote Speech (Auditorium) “Power for Air, Land and Sea”


A framework for physics–driven in–process monitoring of penetration and interface width in laser

Mark Halliwell (Rolls–Royce plc, UK)

overlap welding

Chair: Dr Essam Shehab (Cranfield University)

Erkan Caner Ozkat, Pasquale Franciosa, Darek Ceglarek


Hybrid tolerance representation of systems in motion



B. Heling, M. Hallmann, S. Wartzack 13:00–17:00



Gala Dinner

Session 4-3 Systems engineering (1) (Room 2)


Chair: Dr. Mohammad Hassannezhad (Cambridge University, UK)


Framework for engineering design systems architectures evaluation and selection: Case study

Mohamed Darwish and Essam Shehab


A framework of system of systems design with scenario, multi–agent simulation and robustness assessment

Yutaka Nomaguchi and Kikuo Fujita


Programme Friday 12 May 2017 Session 5-1 Systems engineering (2) (Auditorium)

Session 5-4 Digital engineering (2) (Room 4)

Chair: Professor Felician Campean (University of Bradford, UK)

Chair: Dr. Yutaka Nomaguchi (Osaka University, Japan)


Model–based systems engineering of discrete production lines using SysML: an experience report


Innovative framework for immersive metrology

Johan Van Noten, Klaas Gadeyne, Maarten Witters

David Canepa–Talamas, Aydin Nassehi, Vimal Dhokia


Model–based design process for the early phases of manufacturing system planning using SysML


Challenges of geometrical variations modelling in virtual product realisation

Chantal Steimer, Jan Fischer, Jan C. Aurich

Benjamin Schleich and Sandro Wartzack


Enhancing knowledge management into systems engineering through new models in SysML


Manufacturing task description for robotic welding and automatic feature recognition on product CAD models

Julien Gardan and Nada Matta

Alexander Kuss, Thomas Dietz, Konstantin Ksensow, Alexander Verl


Manufacturing system design decomposition: an ontology for data analytics and system design evaluation

Joseph Timothy Foley and David S. Cochran


Coffee Break


Panel Discussion (Auditorium) “Design Research for Complex Products and Systems”

Panellists: Professor Eswaran Subrahmanian (CMU, USA)

Session 5-2 Design for manufacturing and assembly (3) (Room 1)

Chair: Professor Deyi Xue (University of Calgary, Canada)

Professor Alex Duffy (Strathclyde University, UK)

Professor Chris McMahon (DTU, Denmark)


Smart manufacturability analysis for digital product development

Steven Goguelin, Joshua Colaco, Vimal Dhokia, Dirk Schaefer

Professor Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen (ICL, UK)

Andrew March (BAE Systems, UK)


An investigation into the interrelationship between aircraft systems and final assembly process design

Moderator: Professor Tetsuo Tomiyama (Cranfield University, UK)

Tao Li and Helen Lockett


A methodological approach towards multi–material design of automotive components



Sebastian Kleemann, Tim Frohlich, Eiko Turck, Thomas Vietor


Convertibility evaluation of automated assembly system designs for high variety production

Malarvizhi Kaniappan Chinnathai, Bugra Alkan, Robert Harrison

Session 5-3: Product development strategy (Room 2)


Chair: Dr. Timothy Foley (Reykjavik University, Iceland)


Parametric and generative design techniques for mass–customization in building industry: a case study for

glued–laminated timber

Gabriele Pasetti Monizza, Erwin Rauch, Dominik T. Matt


Guidelines for successful crowdfunding

Hannah Forbes and Dirk Schaefer


Social product development: the democratization of design, manufacture, and innovation

Hannah Forbes and Dirk Schaefer


User–driven customisation and customer loyalty: A survey

Antonia Fels, Björn Falk, Robert Schmitt

Session 6-1 Design for additive manufacturing (3) (Auditorium) Chair: Dr. Julien Gardan (UPF/UTT, France) 14:00–14:25

Workpiece and machine design in additive manufacturing for multi–axis fused deposition modelling

Frederik Wulle, Daniel Coupek, Florian Schäffner, Alexander Verl, Felix Oberhofer, Thomas Maier


Hybrid additive design of FRP Components – Fiber-reinforced sandwich structures based on selective laser

sintering technology

Jerome Kaspar, Tobias Häfele, Carsten Kaldenhoff, Jürgen Griebsch, Michael Vielhaber


Surface friction of rapidly prototyped wheels from 3D–printed thermoplastic elastomers: An experimental study

Jan Magnus Granheim Farstad, Øyvind Netland, Torgeir Welo


Programme Friday 12 May 2017 Session 6-2 Complexity management (Room 1)

Social programme Thursday 11 May 2017

Chair: Professor Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen (Imperial College London, UK)

Excursion to Bletchley Park


Uncertainty assessment for measurement processes in the aerospace manufacturing industry

J. Rojo Abollado, E. Shehab, M. Rose, T. Schröter

As featured in the recent movie “The Imitation Game”, this is where Alan Turing and his team developed codebreaking techniques and modern information technology was born.


Product family flexible design method based on dynamic requirements uncertainty analysis

Wei Wei, Jun Ji, Thorsten Wuest, Fei Tao


Buses leave the conference venue


Method for the evaluation and adaptation of new product development project complexity


Arrival at Bletchley Park

Schuh. G, Rebentisch. E, Riesener. M, Mattern. C, Fey. P


Tour starts


Bus boarding


Buses leave for the hotels (CMDC and Harben House)


Product production complexity research: developments and opportunities

Günther Schuh, Stefan Rudolf, Michael Riesener, Christian Dölle, Sebastian Schloesser

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Session 6-3 Systems design (Room 2)

Chair: Professor Chris McMahon (DTU, Denmark)


Towards the design of resilient large–scale engineering systems

W.H. Jonathan Mak and P. John Clarkson


Identification of functional components in mechanical assemblies

Katia Lupinetti, Franca Giannini, Marina Monti, Jean–Philippe Pernot


Decoupling of product and production development in flexible production environments

Iris Gräßler, Alexander Pöhler, Julian Hentze


Prototype experiments: strategies and trade–offs

Sigmund A. Tronvoll, Christer W. Elverum, Torgeir Welo

Session 6-4 Lean design (Room 3)


Gala Dinner at the Sculpture Gallery, Woburn Abbey Woburn Abbey, comprising Woburn Park and its buildings which include the Sculpture Gallery, was originally founded as a Cistercian abbey in 1145. Taken from its monastic residents by Henry VIII and given to John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford, in 1547, it became the seat of the Russell family and the Dukes of Bedford. The Abbey was largely rebuilt starting in 1744 by the architects Henry Flitcroft and Henry Holland for the 4th Duke. 18:30

Departure from the hotels (CMDC and Harben House)


Arrival at the Sculpture Gallery


Dinner at Sculpture Gallery Buses leave for the hotels (CMDC and Harben House)

Chair: Dr Konstantinos Salonitis (Cranfield University)



The set–based concurrent engineering application: a process of identifying the potential benefits

The CMDC bus will depart from the car park in front of Mitchell Hall (which is next to CMDC).

in the surface jet pump case study

Muhd Ikmal I. Bin Mohd Maulana, Ahmed Al–Ashaab, Jakub W. Flisiak, Zehra C. Araci,

Piotr W. Lasisz, Essam Shehab, Najam Beg, Abdullah Rehman


Trade–off curves applications to support set–based design of a surface jet pump

Zehra C. Araci, Ahmed Al–Ashaab, Piotr W. Lasisz, Jakub W. Flisiak, Muhd I.I. Mohd Maulana,

Najam Beg, Abdullah Rehman


Critical factors for introducing lean product development to small and medium sized enterprises in Italy

Erwin Rauch, Patrick Dallasega, Dominik T. Matt


Lean assessment tool for workstation design of assembly lines

Micael Teixeira Gonçalves and Konstantinos Salonitis


Closing session and Best Paper Award presentation (Auditorium)

If you are planning on using your own transport, directions to Woburn Abbey can be found at

Dress code The dress code is smart casual.

Accompanying guests For accompanying guests the cost is £100. Please contact Mrs Claire Steed or Mrs Liz Wade to book for accompanying guests. T: +44 (0)1234 750111 Ext 8369 E:


Conference organisation General Chair Professor Tetsuo Tomiyama, Cranfield University Programme Committee Chair Dr Essam Shehab, Cranfield University Programme Committee Co-Chair Dr Helen Locket, Open University Dr Konstantinos Salonitis, Cranfield University Award Chair Professor Ashutosh Tiwari, Cranfield University Organising Committee Chair Dr John Erkoyuncu, Cranfield University Organising Committee Elizabeth Wade, Cranfield University Claire Steed, Cranfield University


International Scientific Committee Michael Abramovici, Germany Sofiane Achiche, Canada Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen, UK Albert Albers, Germany Ahmed Al-Ashaab, UK Kjell Andersson, Sweden Alain Bernard, France Maarten Bonnema, Slovenia Joe Butterfield, UK Gerald Byrne, Ireland Ian Campbell, UK Emanuele Carpanzano, Switzerland Darek Ceglarek, UK Amaresh Chakrabarti, India John Clarkson, UK Marcello Colledani, Italy Vimal Dhokia, UK Gino Dini, Italy Alex Duffy, UK Joost Duflou, Belgium Claudia Eckert, UK Hoda ElMaraghy, Canada Waguih ElMaraghy, Canada John Ahmet Erkoyuncu, UK Benoît Eynard, France Rosanna Fornasiero, Italy Kikuo Fujita, Japan Peihua Gu, China Peter Hehenberger, Austria Ben Hicks, UK Sri Hinduja, UK Bill Ion, UK I.S. Jawahir, USA Jerzy Jedrzejewski, Poland Roger Jiao, USA Yan Jin, USA David Judt, UK Bilgin Kaftanoğlu, Turkey Sami Kara, Australia Sang-Gook Kim, USA Fumihiko Kimura, Japan Torsten Kjellberg, Sweden Helen Lockett, UK Eric Lutters, Netherlands Johan Malmqvist, Sweden Luc Mathieu, France Tim Mcaloone, Denmark Alison McKay, UK

Transport to and from Harben House Chris McMahon, UK Arturo Molina Cristobel, UK László Monostori, Hungary Giovanni Moroni, Italy Dimitris Mourtzis, Greece Adrian Murphy, UK Aydin Nassehi, UK Andrew Nee, Singapore Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäck, Sweden Soh Khim Ong, Singapore Jan-Gunnar Persson, Sweden Mark Price, UK Goran Putnik, Portugal Yoram Reich, Israel Atif Riaz, UK Rajkumar Roy, UK Kazuhiro Saito, USA Tomohiko Sakao, Sweden Konstantinos Salonitis, UK Marco Santochi, Italy Tetsuo Sawaragi, Japan Günter Schuh, Germany Kristina Shea, Switzerland Essam Shehab, UK Yoshiki Shimomura, Japan Lily H. Shu, Canada Gunnila Sivard, Sweden Richard Söderberg, Sweden Rainer Stark, Germany Nam Suh, USA Derrick Tate, China Erman Tekkaya, Germany Roberto Teti, Italy Mary Kathryn Thompson, Denmark Ashutosh Tiwari, UK Tullio Tolio, Italy Tetsuo Tomyama, UK Mitchell Tsen, Taiwan Yasushi Umeda, Japan Hendrik Van Brussel, Belgium Fred Van Houten, Netherlands József Váncza, Hungary Lihui Wang, Sweden Engelbert Westkämper, Germany Magnus Wiktorsson, Sweden Bob Wilhelm, USA Deyi Xue , Canada Xiu-Tian Yan, UK

Bus transport

Public bus service

For those of you staying at Harben House in Newport Pagnell, bus transportation will be organised during the conference period. The following is a tentative timetable which is subject to change. If there are any changes, they will be posted at the reception desk.

Alternatively, there is regular bus service C10 from Milton Keynes Central Station to Bedford Bus Station via Cranfield University at the following times (from Mondays to Fridays only). The bus stop is just the opposite of Harben House and it takes 12 minutes to the University.

Wednesday 10 May 2017

From Newport Pagnell to Cranfield University


Harben House to Cranfield Campus


Cranfield Campus to Harben House

6:53, 8:26, 9:28, then 28 minutes past each hour until 16:28, 17:38, and 18:43

Thursday 11 May 2017 8:15

Harben House to Cranfield Campus


Harben House to Woburn Sculpture Gallery


Woburn Sculpture Gallery to Harben House

From Cranfield University to Newport Pagnell 6:21, 7:28, 8:49, 9:47, then 47 minutes past each hour until 15:47, 17:16, and 17:58


Friday 12 May 2017

EEZY Cabs 01908 218218



01908 222111


01908 260260


01908 222222

Harben House to Cranfield Campus

There will be no evening service from Cranfield Campus to Harben House

The fare from Harben House to Cranfield University is approximately £8.


Cranfield campus Cranfield campus College Road Cranfield MK43 0AL The facilities on-campus include a supermarket, Post Office, bank, garage, gym and several cafĂŠs and restaurants.

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