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Engineering, General e-Engineering and digital enterprise technology are becoming the catalysts and prime enablers for the most radical changes in industry since the industrial revolution. They will impose real time transparency on all manner of industrial operations/transactions such as: reducing barriers to entry; empowering customers; reinforcing the need for manufacturers providing commodity products to differentiate themselves; enabling enterprises to be agile and responsive throughout the product life cycle. It is, therefore, with great pleasure, and some degree of timeliness, that we host the 4th International Conference on e-Engineering and Digital Enterprise Technology to be held in Leeds, UK, 1-3 September 2004.;The proceedings include 63 refereed papers from a dozen countries on different continents, thus making the conference truly international. Topics covered in the conference include: e-Design and e-Manufacturing; e-Supply Chain Management, e-Logistics, and Mass Customization; Web-based CAD/CAM/CAPP/PDM; Virtual and Collaborative Engineering; Web-based Modelling and Simulations; Remote Control, Condition Monitoring, and Tele-robotics; e-Business, e-Commerce, and e-Services; Computing Infrastructure for e-Engineering; Digital Factory/Enterprise; On-line Education and Industrial Training; The conference will provide an excellent opportunity to meet formally and informally with friends and colleagues, old and new, from around the world. We look forward to welcoming you to Leeds in September 2004.