The 1996 ASME
Design Engineering Technical Conferences
Computers in Engineering Conference
August 18-22, 1996, Irvine, CA

Organizing committee chair
J. Michael McCarthy, (714) 824-6893,

Program committee chair
Eugene Fichter, (503) 737-2873,

Conference UPDATE as of August 7

Welcome to the DET and CIE Conferences.

The 1996 ASME Conference consists of:

Program at a Glance

The 1996 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers in Engineering Conference will be held in Irvine, California, August 18-22, 1996. The conference site is the UCI Student Center on the campus of the University of California, Irvine. A tour of UCI's campus has been prepared by the office of the Registrar: UCI Tour
The UCI Student Center

Site Coordinator: Carolyn Hunt (UCI), (714) 824-4599,
Meeting Manager: Susan Smith (ASME), (212) 705-7788,


The estimate of the attendance guides the final stages of planning for the DET/CIE Conference. Therefore, Advanced Registration is critical to our ability to provide the best experience for the attendees. To encourage advanced registration, ASME has agreed to allow registration without payment. A cashier will be available ON-SITE during the Conference to accept payment for advanced registration.

This means that if you plan to attend in August, there is no reason to avoid using the attached on-line registration form prepared by ASME: ASME REGISTRATION FORM

Registration after July 17, 1996 will require a $25 surcharge, which, because it comes too late, does not help the conference planning effort. It simply costs you more.


Keynote Lectures

Each day of the Conference features a Keynote Lecture addressing topics critical to the future of Design Engineering and Computers in Engineering. Keynote Lectures


Tutorials have been scheduled for Saturday and Sunday prior to the Conference. A list of abstracts and the schedule, together with links to more details are available. Tutorials

Sessions and Papers

The final submission for 485 papers have been received by ASME and are being converted to PDF format for the CD ROM. The papers are listed alphabetically by corresponding author in a short form, and in an expanded form that contains phone, fax, e-mail and co-authors. A draft session schedule has also been prepared that will be finalized by May 15.


Exhibitor information:

Space for 10-12 exhibitors tables is available in the lobby of the UCI Student Center near the coffee break areas. The cost for an exhibit is full conference registration for one attendee plus $110 for site support. Those interested in reserving space should contact:

Prof. Tom Chase
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0111
(612) 625-0308, fax (612) 624-1398,

Air Travel:

Irvine is served by both the John Wayne/Orange County Airport and the Los Angeles International Airport. August is a popular tourist month therefore you must make you travel arrangement early to obtain special fares.

John Wayne/Orange County Airport is located two miles from UCI and is served by Alaska, America West, American, Continental, Delta, Jet America, Northwest, Southwest, TWA, United, US Air and four commuter airlines. For guests staying at hotels: contact your hotel for complimentary shuttle service to/from the airport and to/from UCI. For guests staying on campus: Taxi service is available at the baggage claim the fare is approximately $12.

Los Angeles International Airport is the major international gateway to southern California. It is located approximately 50 miles from UCI. All major U.S. and international carriers fly into LAX. Shuttle services operate 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Super Shuttle (213) 775-6600 or (714) 517-6600. Upon arrival at LAX check the Ground Transportation Board for more information.

Last update: August 7, 1996
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