SIMS 2018 Symposium

SIMS 2018 2nd International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems 16 – 18 April 2018 FARNHAM ESTATE Spa & Golf Resort, Cavan, Ireland


First Announcement and Call for Papers

SIMS – International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems – is the leading international forum for academic and industrial experts to disseminate information on the most recent theories, practices and research results in the field of Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems. Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing System (SIMS) is an emerging concept and it is of paramount importance for improving and enhancing the competitiveness and sustainability of manufacturers, especially small and medium-sized ones, in order to survive in today’s rapid changing market. SIMS aims at incorporating state-of-the-art technologies with leading edge management methods for achieving continuous improvement on flexibility, reliability, productivity and sustainability of manufacturing system in order to provide customers with high customized products at reasonable price and rapid delivery. SIMS Symposium aims at providing a common platform for academics, researchers and practitioners to interact and discuss the trends and advances in a broad extend of SIMS.  

Symposium Topics The main topics of SIMS 2018 include, but not limited to:

• Robotics and Automation • Augmented Reality • Lean and Agile Manufacturing • Virtual and Grid Manufacturing   • Innovative Product Design and Optimization • Integration of CAD/CAPP/CAM/CIMS • Operations Management • Quality Control and Management • Sustainable Supply Chain Management • Industry 4.0   • Flexible manufacturing system • Logistics and Life-cycle Management • Intelligent Decision Making • Big Data and Internet of Things • Intelligent Manufacturing • Human Factors • Production planning and control • Safety, Security and Risk Management  

Submission of papers

Authors are invited to submit their papers presenting the results of original research or innovative practical applications relevant to the symposium. The papers should be 6 pages, in English according to the IEEE template, which can be downloaded from symposium website. Pages over 6 will be charged. Each presentation at the symposium will be given 20 minutes timeslot.

Abstract of papers can be submitted through the conference paper management system.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by at least three experts and all accepted papers will be published in IEEE Xplore.   Registration and fees In advance – IEEE Members: 450 € In advance – Non-IEEE members: 500 € In advance – reduced: 300 € On-site – IEEE Member: 600 € On-site – Non-IEEE members: 700 € On-site – reduced: 475 € Accompanying person: 150 € Extra page: 70 €  Additional paper: 125 €

Visas – If requested, our workshop secretariat will provide an invitation letter to the participants to present together with the visa request at the Irish embassy in Dublin so as to make the visa procedure simpler and faster. Venue – The symposium will take place at Farnham Estate Golf & Spa Resort Cavan, Ireland.   Regular registration fees include: • Admission to all sessions • Workshop kit • Refreshment in coffee breaks • Lunches and dinners • Social itinerary

Reduced rates does not include dinners.

Accommodation & travel information

Attendees are advised to stay in the Farnham Estate Hotel. Alternative budget accommodation will be provided for students/details available from the conference secretariat. International visitors will arrive at Dublin airport- further details on transport options to the symposium venue will be provided later.   Important Dates First announcement 01.07 2017 Advance registration deadline  15.03.2018 Paper submission deadline 01.01 2018 Preliminary program  01.04.2018 Acceptance notification 01.02 2018 Registration at site  16.04.2018 Final camera ready paper submission 15.03 2018 

Honorary Chairs:

Anthony Pipe, UK Bjørn Solvang, Norway Hideki Hashimoto, Japan

Track Chairs

Péter Szemes, Hungary Åsa Ericson, Sweden Kesheng Wang, Norway

Program Committee Chairs:

Mihoko Niitsuma, Japan Gabor Sziebig, Norway   General Chair: Péter Korondi, Hungary General Co-Chairs: Wei Deng Solvang, Norway Géza Husi, Hungary Yasuharu Kunii, Japan Publicity Chairs: Várkonyiné Kóczy Annamária, Hungary Sousuke Nakamura, Japan

Industrial Chair:

Trygve Thomessen, Norway  

Program Committee

Krisztian Samu, Hungary Knut Sørby, Norway Johan Lugnet, Sweden Takeshi Sasaki, Japan Noriaki Ando, Japan Primož Podržaj, Slovenia

Fetah Kolonic, Croatia Ivan Petrovic, Croatia Péter Tamás, Hungary Petra Aradi, Hungary Szilveszter Kovacs, Hungary

Rita Kiss, Hungary Sakari Pieskä, Finland Lasse Jansson, Finland Radu-Emil Precup, Romania Simo Jokanovic, Bosnia and Herczegovina  

Local Organizing Committee

Vincent Reynolds, John Moore, Marcella Rudden


Cavan Innovation & Technology Centre