Special Session on
Multimedia Technology in Manufacturing

It is an established fact that the use of computers in design and manufacturing constitutes the most significant opportunity for substantial productivity gain in industry. It has now been widely accepted that the future of manufacturing organizations will be information-oriented, knowledge driven and much of their daily operations will be automated around the global information network that connects everyone together. The application of multimedia in various functional areas of manufacturing such as marketing, design and engineering, production and distribution has tremendous potential, taking into account its capacity to integrate text, drawings, full-vector graphics, and full-motion video. Multimedia can also be used as an open development framework for manufacturing applications, especially in CAD, CAE and CAM, by providing users with tools to re-engineer and integrate product and process information. Advances in telecommunications and associated technological developments. The Internet, incorporating computers and multimedia, has provided tremendous potential for remote integration and collaboration in business and manufacturing applications. Realizing the importance of multimedia in manufacturing, especially in the process of enterprise integration and integrating the functional areas of manufacturing, an attempt has been made to investigate the applications of multimedia and identify some future research directions.

This special session calls for high quality, up-to-date technology related to application of multimedia technology in manufacturing and serves as a forum for researchers all over the world to discuss their works and recent advances in this field. In particular, the special session is going to showcase the most recent achievements and developments in multimodal interactive technologies for manufacturing. Both theoretical studies and state-of-the-art practical applications are welcome for submission.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:


Please submit to the track on Multimedia Technology in Manufacturing through the Conference submission portal.

Special Session Organizers:

Zhigao Zheng, Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China

Jinming Wen, Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique, France