Monday, December 1, 2014

2015 First Call for Papers: Advancing.Manufacturing.IT

MESA International is making the first call-for-papers to support our 2015 theme, “Advancing. Manufacturing. IT. We will focus on highlighting the business value of solving plant and enterprise-level manufacturing challenges with Information Technology (IT)-based solutions in 2015 and are looking for contributors willing and able to share their experiences.

The Advancing. Manufacturing. IT. theme encapsulates our belief that the MESA community is helping advance manufacturing businesses globally by helping those businesses understand the role and value of modern Information Technologies in their manufacturing operations.

Participation is open to all.  Prospective authors are invited to submit original contributions on all aspects relevant to the 2015 theme. Papers can address solutions in companies of any size and in any industry or geography and can cover the entire range of activities in a connected enterprise, from design for manufacturability to execution, analysis, enterprise integration and beyond. A few examples are:

  • Manufacturing Operations Management
  • Manufacturing Intelligence
  • Enterprise Recipe Management & Transformation
  • Batch & Continuous Process Operations
  • Asset Performance Management
  • Manufacturing & Business Performance Metrics
  • Food Safety & Traceability
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Cyber security
  • Production Process Management
  • Smart Manufacturing
  • and more…

Authors of selected papers may be offered opportunities to present the material in 2015 at MESA events*, as MESA unConference sessions, in webcasts or as submissions as MESA white papers. 

Abstract submissions are due by December 31st, 2014

Send all abstract submissions to

  • Authors should be well versed on their proposed subject matter with the ability to convey the material in a dynamic, logical, and organized manner. 
  • Under no circumstances should presentations be used for direct promotion of a product or service. 

o   Author’s name, company name and business title
o   Author’s contact information, including email and phone number
o   Title of paper
o   200 – 300 word abstract highlighting the subject area, problem statement, approach, quantifiable benefits and next steps
o   3 – 5 key takeaways readers can expect to gain

  • Abstract submissions due:                       December 31st, 2014
  • Notification of abstract acceptance:         January 30th, 2015

*NOTE: Authors of papers selected for inclusion in the MESA 2015 North American Conference will be asked to support the paper with a formal presentation at the event in May 2015.  Event details and timeline are included below.  Presentations must be non-commercial and lead by a manufacturer speaker.  Solution Providers (vendors, systems integrators, consultants and analysts) will not be allowed to present on behalf of a manufacturer.


MESA 2015 North American Conference
Co-located with the IndustryWeek Best Plants Conference & Expo
May 4-6, 2015
Charlotte Convention Center - Charlotte, NC, USA

  • Abstract submissions due:                      December 31st, 2014 
  • Notification of abstract acceptance:         January 30th, 2015 
  • Draft presentations due:                          March 20th, 2015
  • Final presentations due:                          April 17th, 2015
  • Conference:                                           May 4-6, 2015, Charlotte NC 

 To see 2014's NA Conference Proceedings, visit

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