Dear Distinguished CIRP Colleagues,
It is with great pleasure and honor that I invite you to participate in the 68th CIRP General Assembly in Tokyo, Japan from August 19th to 25th, 2018.
The CIRP community provides unequaled opportunities to strengthen relationships among and build an international network of leading researchers and policy makers in production engineering. The new knowledge and understanding that comes from our cooperative activities must promote a vibrant society and play a pivotal role in solving the complex problems of our rapidly globalizing world.
In the 68th CIRP GA, distinguished international experts will give us excellent lectures to share their experience and knowledge. This exchange of recent research results will promote progress in production engineering throughout the world.
The 68th CIRP GA also offers a Japanese historical and modern cultural program for accompanying persons. Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is an attractive place for tourists. Therefore, we believe that all participants will enjoy the city life of Tokyo by sightseeing, shopping and eating.
We sincerely hope that many of you will participate in the 68th CIRP GA to make it an especially fruitful event, and trust that your stay in Tokyo will be a truly memorable one.
Mamoru MITSUISHI, Professor
School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo
Chair, the Organizing Committee of the 68th CIRP General Assembly