Past Conferences

ISTE 26th International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering (TE2019) 

The TE2019 conference was organized under the auspices of the International Society for Transdisciplinary Engineering (ISTE). The conference took place in the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo (Kashiwa Campus, Tokyo, Japan).  

The TE2019 conference theme was: 

“Transdisciplinary Engineering for Complex Sociotechnical Systems”. 

Industry and society are complex sociotechnical systems. Due to this complex nature, effective problem solving requires collaboration across disciplines, including technical, social science, business, environmental and other disciplines. Moreover, collaboration between academia and practitioners is needed to develop acceptable solutions. Many engineering problems, in particular, require such an approach; a Transdisciplinary Engineering (TE) approach. 

The conference focused on the emerging performance of the deployment of new technology in a complex systems context. 

ISTE 25th International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering

The TE2018 conference was organized by ISTE (International Society for Transdisciplinary Engineering) – former ISPE (International Society for Productivity Enhancement) and the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy) from July 3 to July 6, 2018, in Modena (Italy). The TE2018 conference theme is “Transdisciplinary Engineering Methods for Social Innovation of Industry 4.0”.
TE2018 focused on the multidisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity that drive future innovation in the context of Intelligent Factories and Industry 4.0.

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ISTE 24th International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering

From 10 to 14 July 2017, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, successfully hosted the 25th ISTE International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering (TE 2017). TE2017 is part of a continuing series of international conferences that focuses on the research and industrial application aspects of Transdisciplinary Engineering, reflecting recent achievements and inspiring practices that cross the boundaries of tradicional engineering, in close alignment with the Concurrent Engineering paradigm. The theme of TE2017 is Transdisciplinary Engineering: A Paradigm Shift.

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23rd ISPE international conference on transdisciplinary engineering (TE2016)

October 3rd – 7th, 2016 , Curitiba , Brazil

From 3 to 7 July 2016, the Federal University of Technology in Parana, Brazil successfully hosted the 24th ISPE International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering (TE 2016). TE2016 is part of a continuing series of international conferences that focuses on the research and industrial application aspects of Transdisciplinary Engineering. From 2016 onwards, the series has taken the name of “ISPE International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering”, to reflect recent achievements and inspiring practices that cross the boundaries of tradicional engineering, in close alignment with the Concurrent Engineering paradigm. The theme of TE2016 is Transdisciplinary Engineering Crossing Boundaries.

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22nd ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (CE 2015)

July 20th – 22nd, 2015 , Delft , The Netherlands

From 20 to 22 July 2015, Delft University of Technology successfully hosted the 22nd ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (CE 2015). CE2015 is part of a continuing series of international conferences that focuses on the research and industrial application aspects of Concurrent Engineering. The theme of CE2015 is Transdisciplinary Lifecycle Analysis of Systems.

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21st ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (CE 2014)

September 8th – 10th, 2014 , Beijing , China

From 8 to 10 September 2014, Beijing Jiaotong University (Beijing) successfully hosted the 21st ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (CE 2014).

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20th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (CE2013)

September 2nd – 6th, 2013 , Melbourne , Australia

From 2 to 6 September 2013, RMIT University (Australia), in collaboration with Engineers Australia, successfully hosted the 21th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (CE 2013).

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19th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (CE 2012)

September 3rd – 7th, 2012 , Trier , Germany

From 3 to 7 September 2012, Fachhochschule Trier (Germany), in collaboration with PROSTEP AG, successfully hosted the 19th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (CE 2012).

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18th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (CE 2011)

July 4th – 8th, 2011 , Boston , USA

From 4 to 8 July 2011, the Massachussets Institute of Technology (Boston, USA) successfully hosted the 18th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (CE 2011). The conference theme is ‘Improving Complex System today‘.

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17th International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (CE2010)

September 8th – 12th, 2010 , Cracow , Poland

From 08 to 12 September 2010, the 17th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering was held in Cracow, Poland. The conference theme is ‘New World Situation: New Directions in Concurrent Engineering‘.

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16th ISPE international conference on concurrent engineering (CE 2009)

July 20th – 24th, 2009 , Taipei , Taiwan

From 20 to 24 September 2009, the 16th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering was held in Taipei, Taiwan. The conference theme is ‘Global Perspective for Competitive Enterpricse, Economy and Ecology‘.

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15th ISPE international conference on concurrent engineering (CE 2008)

August 18th – 22nd, 2008 , Belfast , Northern Ireland (UK)

From 18 to 22 September 2008, the 15th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering was held in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The conference theme is ‘Collaborative Product and Service Life Cycle Management for a a Sustainable World‘.

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14th ISPE international conference on concurrent engineering (CE 2007)

July 16th – 20th, 2007 , Sao Paulo , Brazil

From 16 to 20 September 2007, the 14th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering was held in Sao Paulo Braizil.

13th ISPE international conference on concurrent engineering (CE 2006)

September 18th – 22nd, 2006 , Antibes , France

Conference proceedings: Parisa Ghodous, Rose Dieng Kuntz, Geilson Loureiro (Eds.): Leading the Web in Concurrent Engineering. Next Generation Concurrent Engineering, Proceedings of the 13th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (ISPE CE 2006), September 18-22, 2006, Antibes, France. 143 IOS Press 2006, ISBN 978-1-58603-651-5.

12th ISPE international conference on concurrent engineering (CE 2005)

July 25th – 29th, 2005 , Fort Worth , Texas, USA

Conference proceedings: Michael W. Sobolewski, Parisa Ghodous (Eds.): Smart and Concurrent Integration of Product Data, Services, and Control Strategies, Proceedings of the 12th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (ISPE CE 2005), July 25-29, 2005, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. ISPE 2005, ISBN 0-9768246-0-4.

11th ISPE international conference on concurrent engineering (CE 2004)

July 26th – 30th, 2004 , Beijing , China

Conference proceedings: Michael W. Sobolewski, Jianzhong Cha (Eds.): The Worldwide Engineering Grid, Proceedings of the 10th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (ISPE CE 2003), July 26-30, 2004, Beijing, China. Tsinghua University Press 2004, ISBN 7-302-08802-0.

10th ISPE international conference on concurrent engineering (CE 2003)

July 26th – 30th, 2003 , Madeira , Portugal

Conference proceedings: Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves, Jianzhong Chia, Adolfo Steiger-Garcao (Eds.): Enhanced Interoperable Systems. Proceedings of the 10th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (ISPE CE 2003), July 26-30, 2003, Madeira, Portugal. A. A. Balkema Publishers 2003, ISBN 90-5809-623-8.

9th ISPE international conference on concurrent engineering (CE 2002)

July 27th – 31st, 2002 , Cranfield , United Kingdom

Conference proceedings: Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves, Rajkumar Roy, Adolfo Steiger-Garcao (Eds.):  Advances in Concurrent Engineering, Proceedings of the 9th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (ISPE CE 2002), July 27-31, 2002, Cranfield, United Kingdom. A. A. Balkema Publishers 2003, ISBN 90-5809-502-9.