Since this is our first Journal editing, it seems appropriate to give a short preview of the TMT Conference development. Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Zenica, traditionally organize Scientific Research Conference „Trends in the Development of Machinery and Associated Technology”, now well now by abbreviation TMT. First Conference TMT has been organized in war period 1994 as a part of Zenica International Fair “ZEPS” - TMT94. Since, “circumstances” at that time were pretty uncertainly, Organizing Committee was satisfied with 36 papers announced on the very first TMT Conference. This put in additional strength and willingness to Organizing Committee, to continue with our efforts in organizing next Conference. Main purpose of all work done in promoting the Conference at that, war and after war periods, was in exchanging results of investigation and research in a field of technical science with “broader” scientific community. Number of paper presented in second TMT Conference was almost double, 64 papers, in comparing to the first one. Table bellow shows trend in number of presented papers.
The Conference main objective was to help BiH scientific community and industry to establish and renew broken links with rest of the world, as well as to create a place where researchers and manufacturers from all around the world can exchange their knowledge, thoughts, experience and results of investigation, related to the broad aspects of machinery and associated technology. One of the most important steps in that direction was cooperation with University of Polytechnic in Barcelona, Spain. As a result of this cooperation, TMT 2003 held in Barcelona, connect about 630 authors from 23 countries. A great number of authors came from universities and institutes, and other from industry.
Led by collected experience and accomplished results, Organizing Committee has been decided to introduce new organizational scheme which will include one more university into the Conference preparing activities, yet based on the following principle: B&H, Spain (EU member) and a country approaching membership in EU - in this case, Turkey. University of Bachcesehir from Istanbul has been chosen as a third member. As a proof, that Bahcesehir University was the best choice for the hosting and cooperation, the following improvements can be stated:
- Stronger “internationalization of the event (authors from more then 30 countries from all around world)
- Huge number of accepted papers
- Broader area of investigation
- Establishing of new strong cooperation between Bahcesehir University and University of Zenica in activities non-related to TMT Conference, etc…
So, in short all this gives us a strong confidence and determination to go further in this direction and together with our friends try to reach as much as we can for better and common good.
Zenica, November 2011
Prof.dr.Dr.h.c. Sabahudin Ekinović
Chairman of the TMT