December 8-10, 1999


Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers - CNAM
292, rue Saint-Martin
75003 Paris, France

Public transportation

Line 3: Réaumur-Sébastopol or Arts et Métiers
Line 4: Réaumur-Sébastopol or Strasbourg-Saint-Denis
Lines 8 & 9: Strasbourg-Saint-Denis
Map of the Metro as a Pdf file for easy printing.

Lines: 20, 38, 39, 47, 75


To register for the Conference, please complete and return the enclosed, detachable registration form.

1) Registration for the Conference entitles the registrant to: ? admission to all conference rooms during the period of the Conference for which the participant has registered ? refreshments during breaks.

2) The university rate is available to full-time staff members of universities, colleges and engineering schools. Those eligible for this rate must include a statement/proof of employment with their registration form.

3) Students born after January 1, 1974 are entitled to a special rate. This reduced rate entitles them to admission to the Conference. It does not include the proceedings. Students born before January 1, 1974 are entitled to the university rate. All students must return the registration form together with a photocopy of their valid 1999-2000 student card on which their date of birth should appear. The student card will be requested at the Welcome Desk.

Registration fees (FF incl. VAT)

General conditions
1) Registration fees are payable in advance. Please see registration form for payment details. However, public organizations which cannot make payment in advance are requested to send a valid signed purchase order form with the registration form.

2) The invoice you receive from CNAM will serve as the acknowledgement of receipt to confirm registration. This receipt will allow participants to pick up their name-badge and folder at the Welcome Desk.

3) Pour les participants travaillant en France : Cette conférence s'inscrit dans le cadre des contrats de formation de votre entreprise. La facture tient lieu de convention simplifiée. Numéro d'agrément 175 PO 04575.


The Conference proceedings are not included in the registration fee. They may be purchased on site or with the registration form.

Working language

English will be the official working language.


Registrations cancelled by letter or telefax will be honored if received by November 26, 1999. Only a processing charge of FF 500 will be deducted. After this date, all registrations will be considered final and the corresponding fees owing in full. The organizer cannot take responsability for cancellations made after this date, and reimbursement will not be possible.


Upon presenting his or her receipt of payment at the Welcome Desk, each participant will receive a personal name-badge and a folder containing practical information, updates, and the proceedings if ordered. Badges and folders may be collected at the Welcome Desk on Wednesday, December 8, 1999, from 8:00 am.


Meals are not included in Conference registration fee. They may be purchased separately with the registration form.


You will find here a list of convenient hotels.


The Welcome Desk may take incoming telephone messages:

Tel.: +33(0)1 40 27 22 58 or +33(0)1 40 27 20 38
Fax: +33(0)1 40 27 23 77
E-mail: or

Secretariat & Information

Communication via E-mail is prefered

C/o Chaire d'Intégration de Systèmes
292, rue Saint-Martin
75141 Paris Cedex 3, France

Phone: +33(0)1 40 27 22 58 or +33(0)1 40 27 23 83
Fax: +33(0)1 40 27 23 77