13th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing
to be held in Ho Chi Minh City / Binh Duong, Vietnam on 16th - 18th September, 2015.
Technische Universität Berlin and Vietnamese-German University will jointly organize the 13th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing (GCSM, www.gcsm.eu) near Ho Chi Minh City in Binh Duong New City. This conference is sponsored by the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP, www.cirp.net). The GCSM serves as a forum for academics, researchers, and practitioners from international universities, research institutes and industrial companies working on topics related to sustainable manufacturing. It offers keynote speeches, panel discussions and parallel session presentations.
You are cordially invited to submit a paper to the conference which is expected to attract representatives from academia and industry from all over the world. We are looking forward to welcoming you to Binh Duong New City for the 13th GCSM.
Holger Kohl, Jürgen Mallon and Günther Seliger
Global Conference Series on Sustainable Manufacturing
The rationally required sustainability in our global village shall be supported by innovative value creation in accordance with social, environmental and economic criteria exploiting the dynamics of market competition and cooperation. Sustainable manufacturing has emerged as the leading paradigm to address the dilemma of maintaining a progressive economic growth based on production of goods and services without continuing to damage our environment or future economic and social structures.
For almost 20 years the chairman of the Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing (GCSM) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Günther Seliger and other members of the International Academy for Production Science (CIRP, www.cirp.net) have been scientifically dealing with sustainable manufacturing. The GCSM is geared towards representatives of science and industry from all over the world. The conference serves as a forum for international research institutes and industrial companies related to the area of sustainable manufacturing. It aims at strengthening relations on sustainable manufacturing in the international network by both scientific/educational and industrial cooperation projects. In 2014, more than 140 participants from 30 countries contributed with 136 submissions.
For 2015 the conference organizations decided to host the conference in Vietnam. Chairman Professor Seliger emphasized the role of emerging countries for a sustainable development. Vietnam as one of the upcoming "factories of the world" has a special responsibility and should be enabled to a future industrial growth without having irresponsible resource consumption, environmental pollution and inadequate working conditions. High-tech solutions in innovative local product and process applications are essential drivers for local but also global sustainable development. The key for this development is qualification. Thus, local and foreign companies and universities should act as agents of change to boost sustainable manufacturing.
The GCSM is sponsored by the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP, www.cirp.net).