Computerizing Jordan’s textile industry

Published September 14th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

A workshop on textile application of high performance computing in the Middle East (THEME) convened at the Royal Scientific Society (RSS) on Monday. The project is supported by the European Union International Cooperation (INCO) Program.  


Opening the workshop, RSS vice president, Seyfeddin Muaz, expressed hopes that the workshop would fulfill its objectives by facilitating the development of Jordanian textile industries and bolstering the economy. He also called for cooperation between Mediterranean and European Union countries in order to further the sector across the region. 


The workshop aimed to augment existing achievements, including expansion of high performance computing (HPC) activities in the Middle East, development of specific HPC applications for the textile industry, and transferring EU high technology potential to the Middle East in order to upgrade textile quality through replacing manual systems with computerized technology.  


This project, launched by RSS computer technology, training and industrial studies center is consonant with Jordan's need to upgrade the quality of Jordanian industries. It addresses quality control on the loom and post-production to upgrade quality to world-class levels and eliminate release of sub-standard products. 


Course participants were representatives of entities involved in the project, namely the RSS, the national technical university of Athens, PARSYTEC Computer GmbH of Germany, the electronic research institute and the national research center of Egypt, and the Jordan Worsted Mills. Representatives of the private and public sectors and Jordanian universities also attended. — ( Jordan Times )

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