We are pleased to invite you to UMTIK 2018, the 18th International Conference on Machine Design and Production, to take place on July 3-6, 2018 in Eskişehir. Eskişehir is such a city in Turkey where the technology, arts and culture, history and the social life have such a harmony, mutually nourishing each other. This special nature of Eskişehir urged us to organize this conference somehow in a different format from our previous conferences especially for the first day. The first day activities of the conference program will be devoted to discuss the positive reflections of the advances in machine design and production technologies to the people' s life in all aspects, as case studies for Eskişehir and elsewhere.Show more
The first UMTIK conference was organized by MATIMAREN as a national event in Turkish language in 1984 at the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara with a nation-wide participation of Turkish companies and universities. MATIMAREN, Machine Design and Production Research Center (formerly Institute) was initiated in 1979 by a group of faculty in the Mechanical Engineering Department of METU, Ankara, Turkey. The Center aimed to constitute the university-industry cooperation by conducting applied research for industry. The center conducted numerous projects for industry and soon after needed to share this experience and knowledge with other universities and companies by organizing a national conference. This was the idea behind biannual UMTIK conferences which became constitutional and continued without interruption until now.Show more
List of International Program Committee Members:
|M. Oktay ALNIAK|
|Ahmet T. ALPAS|
|Tsung Chia CHEN|
|Emmanuel O. EZUGWU|
|A. Sami KAZI|
|Adnan Z. KILANI|
|Z. Murat KILIC|
|Tzuo Liang LUO|
|Arzu (GÖNENÇ) SORGUÇ|
|Hakkı Özgür ÜNVER|
The editor-in- chief of the Hürriyet Daily News, Yetkin began his journalism career in 1981 and joined the BBC World Service operation in Ankara in 1987. A graduate of Mechanical Engineering Department of the Middle East Technical University, Yetkin continued his journalism carrier. After working for a number of international news organizations, including Deutsche Welle and AFP, he joined the domestic press as the diplomacy and defense editor of what was then the Turkish Daily News in 1992.
The panel members are aimed to be composed of representatives of local academicians and industrialists, local administrators (metropolitan and local municipalities, governorship, development agency, etc.), profession, culture, art and social community. Panel manager will be able to manage discussions between panel members and participants by taking an active role. Panel language will be Turkish, simultaneous translation will be provided from Turkish to English and from English to Turkish so that all attendees can watch the panel, participate in English-Turkish debate. (The panel structure has begun to be formed by the municipalities of BEBKA and two universities.)
The world is changing at an accelerated rate. Today, technological advances and innovations are to explode. At the same time we face new global challenges (sustainability, health and food, security, etc.). Because of all these changes and disruptions, radical changes in the higher education sector is also inevitable. Unfortunately, the existing educational institutions have been using old paradigms with some minor modifications since the 16th century (class setting, instructor/student relationship, grading system, etc.).
Universities now need to adapt to the new expectations of students, academicians, employers and societies as a whole. A new kind of graduates, equipped with the most updated and relevant skills is required and great responsibilities lie with educational institutions.
In this talk, we present an innovative Higher Education Model that blends Education, Research and Social Impact. Unique Coordination Impact Centre, Curricula, Competency Integrating Learning Units, Courses, Research approaches and methods are also discussed as a part of the new concept of New Generation Universities"
In this presentation, the impact of sustainable energy research and the development of new technologies on the lives of people are discussed. The research carried out at CEEE during the last eight years as related to buildings, industry, and cities is outlined. The presentation emphasizes the importance of human comfort and the operation of buildings, and how they can be part of the design principles starting from the integrated engineering and architecture concepts. To achieve thermal and visual comfort and energy efficiency in buildings, sensor and automation networks can be employed. Yet, these can be most effective if the building-user interactions are streamlined, which may require the modeling of human behavior. In addition, the buildings need to be responsive to human needs and to be designed considering the details of light, flow, heat and temperature distributions, and with the help of interactive ventilation and solar shading systems. All these ideas need to be coupled not only for buildings, but also for regions and cities of the future. The presentation will also address the development of sustainable and inexpensive materials to be used at larger scales, from buildings to industrial systems.
Sessions are thought to be summarized under four main headings (more or less there could be similar topics):
Meerschaum: New technologies and innovations in the production, specification improvement, design and new application areas of various meerschaum materials
Glass, wood and earth material handicrafts: Increasing value through the use of new processes, benches and tools in handicrafts, strengthening sustainability
New systems, machines, products, tools, devices and innovations to make life easier for people with disabilities and the elderly
Reflections of industry 4.0 applications on industry, construction, society and public services, effects
Professor Altintas obtained his Bachelor from Istanbul Technical University (1975), M.Sc. (1980) and Ph.D. (1987) in Canada. He worked as a machine tool manufacturing engineer in Turkey (1977-1978), process development engineer in Pratt & Whitney Canada in Montreal (1980-1981), and the principal engineer of Canadian Institute of Metalworking in Hamilton (1981-1982). He joined University of British Columbia and founded Manufacturing Automation Laboratory in 1986. He conducts research on metal cutting, machine tool vibrations, control and virtual machining. He has published 141 archival journal and 95 conference articles with over 12300 citations with h index of 60 (Google Scholar), and a widely used "Manufacturing Automation: Principals of Metal Cutting Mechanics, Machine Tool Vibrations and CNC Design. 1st ed. 2000, 2nd ed.:2012. His research laboratory created advanced machining process simulation (CUTPRO), virtual part machining process simulation (MACHPRO) and open-modular 5 axis CNC system (Virtual CNC), which are used by over 180 companies and research centers in the field of machining and machine tools worldwide.Show more
Professor of Computational Mechanics at University of Brasilia. Her expertise is in the field of computational modelling of engineering problems. Her research interests range from thermo-mechanical problems to the modelling and optimization of mechanical devices. Her research has been funded by the Brazilian agencies National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and Federal District Research Support Foundation (FAPDF).
Professor M. Pinar Mengüç received his PhD on Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, USA in 1985. The same year he joined the University of Kentucky, Lexington, as an assistant professor, and became a professor in 1993. He was a visiting professor at the Harvard University in Boston, during 1998-99, and was awarded an Honorary Professorship at ESPOL, Guayaquil, Ecuador in 2006. At the end of 2008, he was promoted to Engineering Alumni Association Chair Professor at Kentucky. He holds five patents, and has two patent applications. He is the author of more than 140 articles in international journals and 175 conference papers. He is a co-author of two books and has 5 granted patents. He has worked with more than 60 MS, PhD and Post-Doc researchers. He joined Ozyegin University in Istanbul in 2009 as the founding Head of Mechanical Engineering. The same year, he established the Centre for Energy, Environment and Economy (CEEE), which he is still directing. He is a fellow of ASME and ICHMT, a Senior Member of OSA; in 2016 he was elected to Science Academy, Turkey. His research areas include radiative transfer, applied optics, nano-scale thermal transport, sustainable energy science and applications.
Prof. Sabuncuoğlu is the founding rector of Abdullah Gul University. He earned his BS and MS in industrial engineering from Middle East Technical University (Turkey), in 1982 and 1984, respectively. He earned his PhD in industrial engineering from Wichita State University (USA) in 1990. Dr. Sabuncuoğlu worked for companies such as Boeing, Pizza Hut and the National Institute of Health in the United States during his PhD studies. He joined Bilkent University (Turkey) in 1990, where he worked as a full-time faculty member until 2013. In the meantime, he held visiting positions at Carnegie Mellon University in the United States and at Institut Français de Mécanique Avancée (IFMA) in France. His research interests are in real-time scheduling, simulation optimization, and applications of quantitative methods to cancer-related health-care problems. His research has been funded by TBITAK (The Scientific and Research Council of Turkey) and EUREKA (a European-wide initiative to foster European competitiveness through cooperation among companies and research institutions in the field of advanced technologies). Dr. Sabuncuoglu also has significant industrial experience in aerospace, automotive, and military-based defense systems. His industrial projects are sponsored by a number of both national and international companies. In addition to publishing more than a hundred papers in international journals and conference proceedings, Prof. Sabuncuoğlu has edited five books. He is on the editorial board of a number of scientific journals in the areas of industrial engineering and operations research. He is a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineering, the Institute of Operations Research, the Management Sciences, and the Simulation Society. He is also a member of the Council of Industrial Engineering Academic Department Heads (CIEADH) and various other professional and social committees.
Professor Emmanuel Ezugwu is a Professor of Engineering Systems from London South Bank University London since 1998. He obtained a Higher Diploma in Metallurgy from the Federal Polytechnic, Idah, Nigeria in 1981. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in 1983 and 1986 respectively from the prestigious Warwick Manufacturing Centre, University of Warwick, UK.Show more