The University of Bradford (School of Engineering, Design and Technology), INTI International University (Malaysia) and The International Society for Productivity and Enhancement (ISPE) jointly organised the 26th International Conference on CAD, CAM, Robotics & Factories of the Future (CARs&FOF 2011) in Kuala Lumpur in July 2011. This prestigious conference has been running for the last 25 years. The conference organization was led and Chaired by Dr. M. Khurshid Khan of the University of Bradford. A total of 150 abstracts (from over 50 countries) were received from which 110 papers (from 40 countries) were finally selected after the reviewing process.
Dr. Khan secured the co-sponsorship of the following eight prestigious organisations:
- British High Commission (Malaysia)
- SIRIM (the R&D and Quality Standards Institute for Malaysia*, wholly owned by the Malaysian Government)
- Miyazu (a High Technology subsidiary of Proton)
- Institute of Engineers Malaysia
- Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE, UK)
- Institute of Electrical and Technology (IET, Malaysian Branch)
- Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International (Malaysian Branch)
- Tourism Malaysia
In addition, he also secured co-sponsorships of four International Journals, who are taking out special editions (Chief Editor being Dr. Khan) of selected papers from the conference:
- International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications (IJISTA) (ISSN: 1740-8873 – Online ISSN: 1740-8865 – Print)
- International Journal of Modelling in Operations Management (IJMOM) (ISSN: 2042-4108 – Online ISSN: 2042-4094 – Print)
- International Journal of Customer Relationship Marketing and Management (IJCRMM), (ISSN: 1947 – 9247)
- International Journal of Engineering and Technology (ISSN: 2180 – 3633)
The joint organisation of the research conference was part of the School’s strategic collaboration (Business Plan) to strengthen and deepen its partnership with INTI International University, which is currently delivering 3 franchised and 2 dual-certified programmes, with around 500 students registered in Malaysia.