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IWAMA 2016 : 6th International Workshop of Advanced Manufacturing and Automation


When Nov 10, 2016 - Nov 11, 2016
Where University of Manchester, UK
Submission Deadline May 30, 2016
Notification Due Jun 30, 2016
Final Version Due Jul 15, 2016
Categories    supply chain/logistics   operations/manufacturing   design/control/improvement   ict/ big data

Call For Papers

IWAMA – International Workshop of Advanced Manufacturing and Automation – is an important international workshop for academic and industrial experts in the fields of advanced manufacturing and automation and will be organized as an annual event worldwide.

Manufacturing and automation have assumed paramount importance and are vital factors for the maintenance and improvement of the economy of a nation and the quality of life. The field of manufacturing and automation is advancing at a rapid pace and new technologies are also emerging in the field. The challenges faced by today’s engineers are forcing them to keep on top of the emerging trends through continuous research and development.

IWAMA aims at providing a common platform for academics, researchers, practicing professionals and experts from industries to interact and discuss trends and advances in some areas of manufacturing and automation while sharing ideas and perspectives.

These are the main topics of IWAMA2016, but the topics are not limited to these. Authors should select 2-3 topics when they submit their papers.

1. Robotics and Automation
2. Computational Intelligence
3. Design and Optimization
4. Product Life-cycle Management
5. Integration of CAD/CAPP/CAM/CIMS
6. Advanced Manufacturing Systems,
7. Manufacturing Operations Management
8. Knowledge-based Manufacturing
9. Manufacturing Quality Control and Management
10. Sustainable Production
11. Diagnosis and Prognosis of Machines
12. Industry 4.0
13. Lean and Agile Manufacturing
14. Virtual and Grid Manufacturing
15. Resource and Asset Management
16. Logistics and Supply Chain Management
17. Fashion Logistics and Marketing
18. RFID Applications
19. Predictive Maintenance
20. Reliability and Maintainability in Manufacturing
21. Project Management
22. Renewable Energy Development
23. Environment Protection
24. Intelligent Inspection

Authors are invited to submit their papers presenting the results of original research or innovative practical applications relevant to the workshop. The papers should be min. 4 and max. 8 pages. Sheets over 8 will be charged additionally. The paper should be written in English according to the paper template, which can be downloaded from IWAMA website (

The presentation at the workshop should not exceed 15 minutes. Full papers can be submitted to Yi Wang ( or Kesheng Wang ( We also make a poster session.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts and all accepted papers will be published in on-line proceedings by Atlantis press, which will be sent to EI Compendex, and is available in full text online. Selected papers will be considered for publication in an expanded form in relevant international journals, such as Advances in Manufacturing, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, Application of Expert systems or others indexed by EI or SCI.

Registration and fees
• Regular registration: £350
• Audience registration: £125
• Additional paper: £250
• Additional sheet: £50
• Poster paper: £150

Visas – If requested, our workshop secretariat will provide an invitation letter to the participants to present together with the visa request at the appropriate British embassy to make the visa procedure simpler and faster
Venue – The workshop will take place in the University of Manchester, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL UK .

Regular and audience registration fees include:
• Admission to all sessions
• Workshop kit
• Refreshment in coffee breaks
• Lunches and conference dinners
* Regular and poster papers are included in the Proceedings.

Accommodation & travel information
Attendees are advised to stay in the hotel proposed later on.
Visitors arrive at Manchester Airport and may take a taxi/train to the hotel and the campus of University of Manchester.
Daily temperature in November in Manchester is about 10 °C.

First announcement 20.12 2015
Paper submission deadline 30.05 2016
Acceptance notification 30.06 2016
Final camera ready paper submission 15.07 2016

Registration deadline 01.08 2016
Preliminary program 15.10 2016
Registration at site 10.11.2016

Honorary Chair:
Minglun Fang and Kesheng Wang

General Chairs:
Yi Wang, Tao Yu and Jan Ola Strandhagen

Program Committee
Jan Ola Strandhagen, Norway
Kesheng Wang, Norway
Asbjørn Rolstadås, Norway
Per Schjølberg, Norway
Knut Sørby, Norway
Erlend Alfnes, Norway
Heidi Dreyer, Norway
Torgeir Welo, Norway
Leif Estensen, Norway
Hirpa L. Gelgele, Norway
Wei D. Solvang, Norway
Yi Wang, UK
Chris Parker, UK
Jorge M. Fajardo, Spain
Torsten Kjellberg, Sweden
Fumihiko Kimura, Japan
Gustav J. Olling, USA
Michael Wozny, USA
Byoung K. Choi, Korea
Wladimir Bodrow, Germany
Guy Doumeingts, France
Van Houten, Netherlands
Peter Bernus, Australia
Janis Grundspenkis, Latvia
George L. Kovacs, Hungary
Rinaldo Rinaldi, Italy
Gaetano Aiello, Italy
Romeo Bandinelli, Italy
Yafei He, China
Jawei Bai, China
Jinhui Yang, China
Dawei Tu, China
Minglun Fang, China
Binheng Lu, China
Xiaoqien Tang, China
Ming Chen, China
Xinguo Ming, China
Xiaojing Wang, China
Jin Yuan, China
Yongyi He, China
Shili Tan, China
Ming Li, China
Chaodong Li, China
Cuilian Zhao, China
Chuanhong Zhou, China
Yun Chen, China
Yayu Huang, China
Shirong Ge, China
Jianjun Wu, China
Guijuan Lin, China
Shangming Luo, China
Dong Yang, China
Zumin Wang, China
Guohong Dai, China
Sarbjit Singh, India
Vishal S. Sharma, India

Organizing Committee

Yi Wang (Chair ), Chris Parker, Eleanor Trimble, Mardziah Kamal, Feiran Qing, Shangshang Li, Ruichen Lu.

Hu shuang,

Jinghui Yang,

Natalia Swahn,

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