Ageus Solutions has issued a call for papers for the International Symposium on Environmental Standards for Electronics 2007 (ISESE’07) which will be held October 10 and 11 in Ottawa, Ontario. The conference will address the concerns of electronics manufacturers regarding global environmental legislation such as China RoHS, EU’s WEEE and RoHS, Japan Green, Korea RoHS, EuP, REACH, and battery and packaging directives.
The organizing committee is seeing abstracts to be considered for presentation at the conference. Ageus wants presentations by government representatives, enforcement agency representatives, compliance program administrators, engineers and technicians, and consultants on the following topics:
Hazardous materials restrictions.
The obligations of manufacturers and distributors in regards to those restrictions
Abstracts submissions will be accepted until April 10. For details visit the ISESE’07 site.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.