HMM 2008 

CALL FOR PAPERS

       International Symposium on History of Machines and Mechanisms

November 10-14, 2008

Tainan, TAIWAN


The aim of the Symposium is to establish an international forum for presenting and discussing historical developments in the field of Machine and Mechanism Science (HMM).  This is a third event of a Symposium series that has been started in 2000 in Cassino, Italy .



Organizing Committee

IFToMM PC Commission for History of MMS

H. Kerle, Technical University of Braunschweig ( Germany )

M. Ceccarelli, University of Cassino ( Italy )

A. Golovin, Moscow University ( Russia )

T. Koetsier, Vrije University ( Netherlands )

C. Lopez-Cajn, Queretaro University ( Mexico )

J. S. Rao, India Institute of Technology ( India )

J. K. Shim, Korea University ( Korea )

J. Takeno, Meiji University ( Japan )

L. Zhen, Beijing University (China-Beijing)

H. S. Yan, Cheng Kung University (Taiwan, China-Taipei)

Topics

The main subject covers all aspects of MMS development (machine, mechanism, kinematics, design method, ) from technical viewpoints, concerning persons, events, things and experience and theories of MMS development, and in the form of reasoning and argumentation, demonstration and identification, description and judgment and evaluation.

* modern review of past works

* people history and their works

* direct memories of recent past

* historic development of theories

* history of the design of machines and mechanisms

* developments of mechanical design and automation

* historic developments of teaching

* history of schools of engineering

* Education of engineering

Paper Submission

Full papers SHOULD be submitted electronically in PDF format according to guidelines in the webpage. Please indicate the corresponding author to (hmm08@conf.ncku.edu.tw).

Full paper due                                             May 15, 2008

Notice of acceptance/rejection                July 15, 2008

Final paper due                                      August 15, 2008

Early registration closed                      October 15, 2008

Please, indicate a session title in which the paper will be properly included.

Cosponsored by

IFToMM

IFToMM C China-Taipei

Ministry of Education, TAIWAN

National Science Council, TAIWAN

Ancient Chinese Machinery Cultural Foundation, TAIWAN

Southern Taiwan University of Technology, TAIWAN

Kun Shan University, TAIWAN

Registration Fee

The registration fee includes the complete program of the Symposium and Proceedings.

PARTICIPANTS: US300 (before 15 October 2008)

US350 (after 15 October 2008).

STUDENTS and ACCOMPAINING PERSONS:

US200 (without Proceedings)

Payment should be made by sending a check or bank transfer to the Symposium Chairman indicating HMM08.

Location

HMM 2008 will be held at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, TAIWAN , R.O.C. NCKU, established in 1931, is a comprehensive university consisting of eight colleges, namely, liberal arts, science, engineering, electrical engineering and computer science, planning and design, social sciences, medicine, and management. The main campus of the university, where the conference will be held, is situated at the center of the Tainan City. For further information of the university, please visit the website: http://www.ncku.edu.tw/ Tainan is located in the southern part of Taiwan , which was the capital city of Taiwan during the 18th and 19th centuries. This city is famous for the legacy of culture by the Chinese immigrants, such as, temples and shrines.

About TAIWAN   http://www.taiwan.net.tw

About TAINAN  http://www.tncg.gov.tw

Accommodation

In Tainan there are several hotels of all the categories. The average cost for a 4-star hotel is about US90. Early reservation is recommended by contacting directly hotels or through the HMM08 Secretariat. A list of hotels will be announced on the HMM08 website.

Transportation

International participants are encouraged to fly to Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH), about 50 Km south of Tainan. There are flights from Hong Kong (75 minutes) and Taoyuan CKS Airport (50 minutes) to KHH. Surface transportation will be provided by the Symposium at KHH Airport to the hotels in Tainan. Further information regarding other options of transportation will be posted on the conference website.

Secretariat

Dr. Sanly H. H. Huang (e-mail: hmm08@conf.ncku.edu.tw )

                     or   sanly.huang@msa.hinet.net

Web Page  http://conf.ncku.edu.tw/hmm08/

Tel : 886(6)208-2703

Fax : 886(6)208-4972

2007.07.10