Chaos In Manufacturing Conference Announcement


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8th Annual Santa Fe Chaos in Manufacturing Conference
sponsored by R. Morley Incorporated
May 2-5, 2000
Santa Fe, NM

Conference Overview

With Y2K behind us, the time has come to evaluate and implement the
systems that will move us forward to meet the demands and challenges
ahead. Increased throughput, Lean Manufacturing, customized
manufacturing, and initiatives such as Six Sigma are driving systems
and solutions from the enterprise level to the factory floor.

The principles behind Chaos Theory, Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS),
and Emergent Behavior have found a niche in the process control and
manufacturing arena. Much like a complex biological or economic
system, production today is a
networked interaction of events and requirements that must
constantly evolve to survive, in both human and technological systems.

The Santa Fe Chaos in Manufacturing Conference examines complexity,
how its lessons are being applied, and how it can be applied to meet
the changing needs of manufacturing and process control. Through
lectures, workshops, and networking, attendees will gain insights to
increase their competitive position.

What's in it for me and my company

Chaos and Complexity Theory are in use today, running complex systems
more efficiently, reducing software, and yielding dramatic results in
the form of increased profits and reduced costs. You will gain
practical knowledge that can be applied at a strategic level. Your
company will gain insight into disciplines that can change the
playing field by improving business and production processes that
contribute to the bottom line.

Who is behind this?

The Santa Fe Chaos in Manufacturing Conference is sponsored by R.
Morley Incorporated. Dick Morley is the inventor of the Programmable
Logic Controller, a venture capitalist, author, and one of the
leading visionaries in the field of applying complexity and agents in
the manufacturing and process control industries.

Conference Agenda

Tuesday, May 2, 2000

8:30 - 9:00 Welcome and Introductory Session
9:00 - 4:00 Tutorial: Termites, Taxicabs, and Manufacturing Systems
Dr. Van Parunak, ERIM CEC
Breaks will be taken as needed during the day, and lunch will be served from 12:00 - 1:00

Wednesday, May 3, 2000

8:00 - 8:15 Dick Morley, Opening Remarks
8:15 - 9:15 Dick Morley & Gregg Ekberg, Loosely Coupled Sets Theory
9:15 - 10:15 Wim Hordijk, Santa Fe Institute
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00 Santa Fe Institute Presentation
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 Chris May, Non-linear Market Dynamics
2:00 - 3:00 Duncan Smith, Genetic Algorithms
3:00 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 5:00 Roger Lewin & Birute Regine, The Soul at Work
5:00 - 7:00 Reception

Thursday, May 4, 2000

8:00 - 9:15 MRPII as a Complex Adaptive System, Chuck Nemer
9:15 - 10:30 Abhijit Deshmukh, Boston University
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 12:00 Glen e.p. Ropella, Swarm Corporation
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:45 Gregg Ekberg & Brian McKibben, FlowWare
2:30 - 2:45 Break
2:45 - 3:45 Management & Creation, Hesh Kagan
3:45 - 4:45 The Technology Machine, Dick Morley

Friday, May 5, 2000

8:00 - 9:00 Technology & Journalism, Gene Bylinsky, Fortune Magazine
9:00 - 915 Break
9:15 - 10:30 Closing Comments and Adjournment

Though we try our best to hold to the Agenda, please note that it is
subject to change.
An informal hospitality suite will be hosted each evening starting at
8:00PM to give attendees and presenters the opportunity to carry on
discussions and network. The suite number will be provided at the

Authors of note at this event!

Dick Morley, co-author of The Technology Machine

Manufacturing in the year 2020 will look very different from
today's--in fact, in some innovative companies, it will be downright

How will autonomous agents, emergent systems, and chaos theory change
the way we live and work in the twenty-first century? Beyond mere
technology, as today's manufacturing and production systems grow
increasingly complex, tomorrow's science of complexity will produce
simple solutions.

Roger Lewin and Birute Regine, authors of The Soul at Work

For businesses to succeed in the 21st century, people can't be
treated like cogs in a wheel, ready to be sacrificed for profits.
Instead, people must "become the new bottom line."

Roger Lewin, a science writer, and Birute Regine, a psychologist,
show that businesses that follow the principles of complexity science
are distinguished by fewer levels of hierarchy and more open
communication, and they value people "as a way to promote
adaptability and business success."

Conference Logistics

Radisson Hotel Santa Fe
1750 N. St. Francis
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Radisson Hotel Santa Fe
Phone: (505)982-5591
A block of rooms has been set aside for
conference participants. Mention Chaos when making reservations.
The Group Rate is $95.00 per night. Reserve rooms by April 15, 2000.

Transportation is available from both Albuquerque and Santa Fe
airports. Santa Fe is about one hour north of Albuquerque.
SandiaShuttle can be reached at (888)775-5696

Casual attire is encouraged.

Cancellation Policy:
Your registration fee will be refunded if you cancel by April 15,
2000. Any cancellations received after this date will be subject to
a $300.00 cancellation fee.

Early Bird Discount:
Register and pay by check by April 1 and take 5% off the
registration fee that applies to you.

Academic/Press Discounts:
Please contact us is you are interested in receiving an academic or
press rate to attend the event.

Conference Participation:
If you are interested in providing a demonstration or having a poster
session, please contact Amanda at (603)878-4365.

Registration Information

8th Annual Santa Fe Chaos in Manufacturing Conference
May 2, 2000 - May 5, 2000
Register NOW for savings!
By Phone: (603)878-4365 By Mail: R. Morley Incorporated
By FAX: (603)878-4385 586 Nashua St, Suite. 3
Milford, NH 03055
By Email: [email protected] On-line:

Bob DeSimone Phone: (603)647-1270
Director of Marketing FAX: (603)647-6180
FLAVORS TECHNOLOGY email: [email protected]
670 North Commercial Street or [email protected]
Manchester, NH 03101
United States of America

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