Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to organize a special session dealing with:

“Scheduling and Control of Semiconductor Manufacturing Systems”

It will take place during the 2nd workshop on Dependable Control of Discrete Systems in Bari, Italy, June 10-12, 2009.

Semiconductor Manufacturing Systems are playing increasing role in economy. Their modeling, control, and scheduling is critically important to ensure their highest throughput for manufacturer to stay competitive in today’s market.

The aim of this session is to provide academic and industrial researchers with an opportunity to exchange about new developments linked to the modeling, control, and scheduling of Semiconductor Manufacturing Systems.

The session welcomes any papers concerning modeling methods, system properties and performance, decision making systems, operational management, control policy design, monitoring, supervision, scheduling of semiconductor manufacturing and related transportation systems/supply chain management.

Please send us before November 15, 2009 an acknowledgement if you would propose a paper (indicate the title, the authors, your contact information and an extended abstract about 3 usual size pages). We will then contact you for more details about the organization of the session.
Please send it to zhou[at] in PDF format.

Sincerely Yours,

Prof. MengChu Zhou

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

New Jersey Institute of Technology,

Newark, NJ 07102, USA

Tel. (973) 596-6282

Fax. (973) 596-5680

Lab Tel: (973)596-3522