Chapter . The EU FP6 I*PROMS Network of Excellence for Innovative Production Machines and Systems
D T Pham, E E Eldukhri, A Soroka, V Zlatanov, M S Packianather, R Setchi, P T N Pham, A Thomas and Y Dadam
Manufacturing Engineering Centre, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF24 3AA UK
This article presents the essence of the I*PROMS Network of Excellence. It gives the rationale for Networks of Excellence, outlines the scope and structure of I*PROMS and summarises its programme of activities. The article also briefly describes the I*PROMS management arrangements and concludes with an assessment of the positive impact the Network has made in its first year of operation.
Rationale for Networks of Excellence
Manufacturing is a significant wealth generation ...