Fernandes, Ana Cristina;
Pires, António Ramos;
Referencial de Qualidade para a Indústria do Petróleo e do Gás, baseado na ISO/TS 29001:2010 e a aplicabilidade desses requisitos nos Tratamentos Térmicos de Soldaduras, em conformidade com a EN ISO 17663:2009J. ALEXANDRE SILVA
Welcome to the 1st International Conference on Quality Engineering and Management!
For the first time we are promoting the International Conference on Quality Engineering and Management, taking place at the School of Engineering of the University of Minho, in the historic city of Guimarães, Portugal.
This event combines two areas that are not usually brought together: Quality Engineering and Quality Management. We hope that the results of our effort will translate into a successful venture, to be repeated on a periodic basis, making gradually of this conference an important scientific event in the field of Quality.
As was our aim, since the beginning, the conference covers different topics related to Quality Management and Quality Engineering, including Standards, Continuous Improvement, Supply Chain Quality Management, Management Systems Integration, Six Sigma, Quality Tools, Quality Management in Higher Education, Quality Management in Services and Total Quality Management.
Approximately 100 papers have been submitted and almost 80 were accepted for presentation, after review from the Conference Scientific Committee. Additionally, some of these papers were selected by the Scientific Committee to be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management (SCOPUS indexed journal). Papers accepted correspond to authors from all around the world, with 20 countries represented at this level. Therefore, a warm acknowledgment to all speakers and authors is well deserved. The success of this first edition derives from their efforts and participation!
We would like to thank all of our four keynote speakers, who will be with us during the two days of the event: A. Parasuraman, Greg Watson, Ton van der Wiele and Jens Dahlgaard. We have here the chance to listen to their contributions and new research development insights, coming from some of the most influent current Quality Academicians.
Many thanks also to all the excellent work carried out by the Scientific Committee during the papers selection process.
We must acknowledge as well the institutional support received from the School of Engineering of the University of Minho, Portuguese Association for Quality, University of Coimbra, University of Girona, International University of Catalunya, Algoritmi Research Centre, Portuguese Institute for Quality, Cempalavras, American Society for Quality, European Organization for Quality, Brazilian Association of Production Engineering and Brazilian Society of Quality and Excellence in Management.
Let’s take advantage of this great opportunity and make with your contributions an event with Quality, shared and built by such a top level group of participants!
Welcome to Guimarães, where your presence in the birth of this conference is of critical importance. We hope to see you again here at Guimarães in 2016, for the 2nd International Conference on Quality Engineering and Management!
Thank you all!
University of Minho, September 14, 2014.