First Announcement and Call for Papers

International Symposium on Computer-Aided Welding Engineering

                1922 October, 2006, Jinan, China


Organized by the Institute for Materials Joining at Shandong University in China

Computer-aided Welding Engineering Commission of China Welding Society

State Key Lab of Advanced Welding Production Technology at HIT

China Welding Society


Sponsored by The National Natural Science Foundation of China

 Shandong University


With rapid development of computer technology and information technology, the extent and degree of computers’ application in welding science and engineering are expanding continuously so that a frontier of computer-aided welding engineering is formed. Large amount of creative achievements are going on to emerge in the following areas: real-time sensing and control of welding processes; modeling and simulation of welding processes; off-line programming, remote operation and process monitoring of robotic welding; database and expert system based computerization and intelligence of welding production process information, which all have been changing with each passing day.


The year 2006 is the 20th anniversary of foundation of the Computer-Aided Welding Engineering Commission of Chinese Welding Society. To mark this important event, the International Symposium on Computer-Aided Welding Engineering is planned to discuss the state of the arts and future of sensing, modeling and control of welding processes in the century of information technology.



1.      Modeling and Simulation of Welding Processes;

2.      Sensing, Modeling and Control of Welding Processes;

3.      Advanced Welding Technology and Automation;

4.      Robotic Welding and Process Quality Monitoring;

5.      Advanced Joining Processes of Materials;

6.      Joint Quality Evaluation;

7.      Welding Engineering Softwares.



   The symposium will be held in Jinan City, China, during October 19-22, 2006. October 19 is the registration day and the welcoming reception is held in the evening. The symposium is on October 20-21 and banquet is given to all participates. Technical tour and sight-seeing activities are planned on October 22.


Deadline for abstracts:         March 30, 2006

Notification of acceptance:      May 1, 2006

Deadline for full paper:         September 1, 2006




    It is planned to present invited papers on selected items and individual contributions including discussions. The contributions will be published in the symposium proceedings.



(1)   Organization Committee:



      Wu, C.S.

(Shandong University, China)



Wei, Y.H.

(Harbin Institute of Technology, China)



      Zhu, Z.M.

(Tsinghua University, China)

Vice Secretary-General:


      Gao, J.Q.

(Shandong University, China)


(2)   Scientific Committee:



  Wu, L.

(Harbin Institute of Technology, China)



Chen, B.S.

(Tsinghua University, China)

Farson, D.

(Ohio State University, USA)

Kocak, M.

(GKSS Research Center, Germany)

Na, S.-J.

(KAIST, South Korea)

Tanaka, M.

(Osaka University, Japan)

Zhang, Y.M.

(University of Kentucky, USA)


Responsible Secretary:

Dr. Jinqiang Gao

Institute for Materials JoiningShandong University

73 Jingshi Road, Jinan 250061



Tel.+86-531-88395987            Fax+86-531-88392711

About Jinan

Jinan is the capital city of Shandong Province on China’s east coast. It is situated like a gem between Mt. Taishan (the first of the “Five Sacred Mountains” in China) in the south and Yellow River (the soul of the Chinese Nation) to the north. Jinan enjoys the reputation of “the City of Springs” because there are many natural springs in the city. Jinan has a history of 2,600 years. It is named as the Famous Historical & Cultural City and one of Excellent Tourism Cities by the National Tourism Administration Board of China. In downtown region taking the City of Springs Square as center, there are three big scenic spots which are most famous over all the country, i.e., Baotu Springs, the Thousand-Buddha Mountain and Daming Lake. In the suburbs, there are over twenty places famous for its scenery or historical relics, and among them, Red Leaves Valley and Baimo Springs are the most fascinating spot.


Mount Taishan, 50 km away from Jinan: Mount Taishan is the most famed of the five famous mountains in China and symbolizes the Chinese Spirit. Since the Qin Dynasty (221BC ~ 206 BC), Mount Taishan, as the royal object of cult, was the venue where past emperors used to worship Heaven and Earth. Countless literati have left inscriptions and steles there, giving it the reputation as "A Natural Museum of History and Art" of modern times.


Qufu - Hometown of Confucius, 130 km away from Jinan: Qufu was the hometown of Confucius who was a greatest educator and philosopher( 551 BC-479 BC) in ancient China. The cultural influence of Confucius has been lasting till nowdays.

The town of Qufu has three basic attractions: the Temple (built around the house that Confucius grew up in, the largest Confucian temple in the world), and the Confucius Family Mansion where the descendants of Confucius lived a nobility, and the "Confucian Forest".