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ESDA08 —An Overview July 28, 2008

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The ASME-ESDA08 was held at the renowned Israel Institute of Technology-— TECHNION, in Haifa, Israel’s third largest city. The campus, “Technion City” comprising over 1.3 million square meters of area and 85 building, played host to the three-day event. Conference participants were also treated to a reception at the Israel National Museum of Science, Technology and Space (the original headquarters of the Technion, founded in 1924), and superb banquette in nearby Caesarea at the site of the ancient Roman city. Conference participants were also offered a full-day tour of the Gallil industrial complex and the historic and biblical sites around the Sea of Gallili. Once the conference was over, an additional tour opportunity was offered that relocated conference goers to Jerusalem where we visited YadVashem, the Israeli Holocaust Memorial, Bethlehem, in the Palestinian Authority, and the Temple Mount in the old city. The two-day tour concluded with a visit to Masada, the giant fortress in the Judean Desert, as well as a dip in the famous Dead Sea, the lowest sea level elevation on earth.

Ten members of the ERC for Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems participated in the conference Assoc. Dean, Jack Hu, Profs. Elijah Kannatey-Asibu, Jr., Albert Shih and Dawn Tilbury, ERC Chief Engineer, Reuven Katz, Researcher, Vijay Srivatsan, Students Oben Ceryan, Tre Harrison, John Wang, and Staff member Rod Hill.