4M/ICOMM2015 Conference

Post-Conference Update

Proceedings now available online

Best paper: “Experimental Investigation of the Effect of Dielectric Conductivity on Characteristics of Micro-EDM Process” Soham S. Mujumdar, Shiv G. Kapoor and Davide Curreli (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA)

Honourable mentions: “Dimensional accuracy and deformation behaviours in meso-scaled progressive forming of two-level flanged parts” M.W. Fu, B. Meng and C.M. Fu (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

“Replication of prismatic microstructures by electromagnetic embossing” Lasse Langstädtler, Lars Schönemann, Arne Bloem, Christian Schenck and Bernd Kuhfuss (Universtity of Bremen)

“A Study to Improve Shape Accuracy of the Hole Drilled by Micro EDM”, Yunn-Shiuan Liao, Chang-Sheng Lin and Yao-Yang Tsai (National Taiwan University)

The winners of the photo award were:

• Lin Zhang, Pengyi Tang, Lijuan Han, Yabin Zhang, Li Zhang (“Summer flower”)

• Marco Sorgato (“Human mesenchymal stem cells differentiation over a nano pillared surface made by micro injection moulding”)

Venue

Milan is a bridge to discover Italy, its culture, arts, food, fashion and wonderful natural and touristic attractions. Milan will also host Expo Milano 2015.

The conference will be held at the Assolombarda congress centre(map) and at Politecnico di Milano (map)

Directions and useful links here>>

Feedback Survey Please complete the feedback questionnaire here>>

Dates

The main conference programme takes place from 31st March - 2nd April 2015

Conference Theme

Papers are invited that present original research and development in processes and process chains for multi-material nano/micro/meso scale manufacture, in particular but not limited to:

The Conference also features invited special sessions focused on the latest technology and application advances achieved in major international funded projects.

Chair

Prof. Massimiliano Annoni, Politecnico di Milano

Co-Chairs

Dr. Irene Fassi, CNR-ITIA

Prof. Gloria Wiens, University of Florida

and Prof. Stefan Dimov, University of Birmingham, UK

Selected papers will be fast tracked in following journals: ASME Journal of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing (JMNM), SME Journal of Manufacturing Processes (JMP

Contact Us

For further information on:

Contact: Lisa Jones.

For further information on:

Contact: info@4m-icomm-2015.polimi.it

Photo credit: Stefan Stabile http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Stefano1111

4M2015 Detailed Programme

Download the full schedule at the bottom of this page!

The slot for each paper will last 20 minutes, including 15 minutes for the presentation + 5 minutes for questions & answers.

Please prepare your presentation on a pen drive to upload it on the pc that will be available in the room.

Monday, March 30th 2015

Castello Sforzesco Piazza Castello - Milano map

18:00 - 21:00 Registration & Welcome Party details

Tuesday, March 31th 2015

Assolombarda congress centre Via Pantano, 9 - Milano map

8:30 - 9:00 Registration

9:00 - 9:20 Plenary session

9:20 - 10:20 Keynote speech 1

10:20 - 10:50 Coffee break

10:50 - 12:50 Parallel sessions

12:50 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:40 Parallel sessions

15:40 - 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 - 17:40 Parallel sessions

19:30 - 23:00 Gala Dinner @ Palazzo delle Stelline details

Wednesday, April 1st 2015

Politecnico di Milano Building BL27

Via Lambruschini, 4 - Milano map

8:30 - 9:00 Registration

9:00 - 9:20 Plenary session

9:20 - 10:20 Keynote speech 2

10:20 - 10:50 Coffee break

10:50 - 12:50 Parallel sessions

12:50 - 14:30 Lunch - Live demo @ lab [Dipartimento di Meccanica - Politecnico di Milano, Via La Masa, 1 - Milano map

14:30 - 16:10 Parallel sessions

16:10 - 16:30 Coffee break

16:30 - 18:30 Parallel sessions

19:00 - 22:00 Lab Dinner details

Thursday, April 2nd 2015

Politecnico di Milano Via Lambruschini, 4 - Milano map

8:30 - 9:00 Registration

9:00 - 9:20 Plenary session

9:20 - 10:20 Keynote speech 3

10:20 - 10:50 Coffee break

10:50 - 12:50 Parallel sessions

12:50 - 14:30 Lunch - Live demo @ lab [Dipartimento di Meccanica - Politecnico di Milano, Via La Masa, 1 - Milano map

15:00 - 16:00 "The Last Supper" visit details

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Directions and useful links

To know more about Milan Underground lines, click here>>

To know more about Milan Suburban lines, click here>>

To know how to reach Milan from Milano Linate airport, click here>>

To know how to reach Milan from Milano Malpensa airport, click here>>

To know how to reach Milan from Milano - Bergamo Orio al Serio airport, click here>>

Download Attachments

Download COMPACT venue guide below(to be printed in A3 format)

This document contains all the information about the venues of conference and social events and it will be also provided at the conference.

Download EXTENDED venue guide below (to be printed in A4 format)

This document contains more detailed maps about the venues of conference and social events.

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Social Events

Monday, March 30th 2015 (18:00-21:00)

Welcome Party & Guided Tour

The conference committee is looking forward to welcoming you at Castello Sforzesco.

During the welcome party, it is possible to join a guided tour of Castello Sforzesco

Castello Sforzesco Piazza Castello - Milano

map

Tuesday, March 31th 2015 (19:30-23:00)

Gala Dinner

The conference gala dinner will be held in the Magnolia Cloister of Palazzo delle Stelline.

Palazzo delle Stelline Corso Magenta 61 - Milano

map

Wednesday, April 1st 2015 (19:00-22:00)

Lab Dinner

Dinner will be held in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Dipartimento di Meccanica) of Politecnico di Milano while live demos will be running in the laboratories.

Dipartimento di Meccanica - Politecnico di Milano Via La Masa, 1 - Milano

map

Thursday, April 2nd 2015 (15:00-16:00)

Visit to Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper" A guided tour to the famous Leonardo da Vinci's fresco in Santa Maria delle Grazie church will be possible.

The tickets for the "The Last Supper" visit are limited to 100 and will be offered on the basis of first come, first served to the first 100 people registered at the conference.

Santa Maria delle Grazie Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie - Milano

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Call For Papers

Papers are invited that present original research and development in processes and process chains for multi-material nano/micro/meso scale manufacture, in particular but not limited to: • Components: fabrication technologies and process chains

• Systems: novel product designs and assembly technologies

• Process modelling and simulation

• Process characterisation including process chains

• Metrology: on-line monitoring and inspection systems/methods

• Materials: processing and characterisation of smart materials and material related issues in micro and nano scale

The Conference also features invited special sessions focused on the latest technology and application advances achieved in major international funded projects.

All papers must be technical in nature and include original work.

Selected papers will be fast tracked in following journals: ASME Journal of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing (JMNM), SME Journal of Manufacturing Processes (JMP) and International Journal of Nanonamufacturing (IJNM).

IMPORTANT DATES:

PAPER SUBMISSION NOW CLOSED

(4 page) Full paper submission
1st Nov 2014

Review feedback to authors
30th Dec 2014

Full paper final submission
12th Jan 2015

Authors registration 1st of Feb 2015

Download the call for papers by opening attachment below.

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Conference Registration

Conference Registration Now Open

REGISTER NOW here>>

In order for a paper to be included in the conference programme and appear in the proceedings at least one author must register for the conference before the 1st of February 2015. The Authors Final Registration deadline is fixed in relation to the production cycle of the proceedings and cannot be changed.

Invitation letter for visa If you require an invitation letter to obtain visa, please send your request to Contact: info@4m-icomm-2015.polimi.it

At least one of the following criteria must be met to obtain an invitation letter:

IMPORTANT: Current 4M and I2M2 Members can register at a special rate, details below. For a list of current members, click here>>. Students are also eligible for the discount but must provide evidence. If you are not a member or a student then you are not eligible for the 4M/I2M2 discounts.

Those who are not 4M or I2M2 members are not eligible for the 4M or I2M2 discount.

Please note that the tickets for the "The Last Supper" visit are included in the conference fee but limited to the first 100 registrations.

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Conference Fees

(after 1st of February 2015)

Late payers 4M members & students (after 1st Feb 2015)only for 4M2014 members who have paid: £375

Late payers I2M2 members (after 1st Feb 2015): £542

Those who are not 4M or I2M2 members are not eligible for the 4M or I2M2 discount. Check the following links for information 4M membership and I2M2 membership.Members>>

Late payer non member (after 1st Feb 2015): £583

The conference fees (in GBP) include printed proceedings, lunches, refreshments, and conference dinner.

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One Day Conference Fee and Social Events

One day conference fee (Lunch and CB included): £167

Tickets for social events only, this includes Welcome party (30th) + Gala Dinner (31st) and Lab Dinner (1st): £125

History of the 4M Conference Series

This series of conferences on multi-material micro-manufacture is organised by the 4M Association. 4M/ICOMM2015 will be the eleventh in the series.

Past 4M conferences

Links to the Proceedings from the above conferences can be found here.

Hotel & Accommodation 2015

Accommodation

The Local Organizing Committee of the 4M/ICOMM2015 Conference suggests the following hotels:

BEST WESTERN HOTEL GALLES

4*

Piazza Lima 2, 20124 Milano

Price per room per night (breakfast included):

  1. Single room: Euro 160,00

  2. Double room: Euro 190,00

Price does not include City TAX (Euro 5 per day per person)

NH TOURING

4*

Via Ugo Tarchetti 2, 20121 Milano

Price per room per night (breakfast included):

  1. Double room: Euro 200,00

  2. Double room, single use: Euro 180,00

    Price does not include City TAX (Euro 5 per day per person)

Hotel IBIS MILANO CENTRO

3*

Via Finocchiaro Aprile 2, 20124 Milano Price per room per night (breakfast not included):

  1. Double room: Euro 96,00

  2. Double room, single use: Euro 89,00

Price does not include City TAX (Euro 4 per day per person)

Hotel AUGUSTUS

3* Via Napo Torriani 29, 20124 Milano

Price per room per night (breakfast included):

  1. Single room: Euro 94,00
  2. Double room: Euro 138,00
  3. Double room, single use: Euro 110,00

To obtain these special rates please specify "convenzione CNR-ITIA" at reservation.

Price does not include City TAX (Euro 4 per day per person)

All the hotels in the area of Corso Buenos Aires (map) are convenient to reach the main conference venue, i.e. Assolombarda congress centre (map)

Invited Speakers 4M2015

Prof. Fengzhou Fang

Centre of MicroNano Manufacturing Technology,

Tianjian University,

China

"Nanomanufacturing: perspectives and applications"


Prof. Christian Hoppmann

Instituts für Kunststoffverarbeitung (Insitute of Plastics Processing) ,

RWTH Aachen University,

Germany

"Process development for the production of plastics parts with micro features"


Prof. Arianna Menciassi

Biorobotics Institute,

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna - Pisa,

Italy

"Challenges and opportunities for actuation in microrobotics and medical applications"

License Agreement 2015

Deadlines

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Submission of full paper1st November 2014
Submission of License Agreement12th January 2015

License agreement

To publish your paper in the proceedings, the University of Birmingham requests a formal written License agreement from the copyright owners for each article published. To avoid any delay in the publication of your article, please read the terms of the agreement, sign and return the completed form to us at the address below by the specified deadline.

The agreement establishes that the Licensor owns the copyright in the Article and grants the University of Birmingham a non-exclusive, royalty-free license in the Article to use the article for the Permitted Purpose, together with the right to sub-license as detailed below.

The Permitted Purpose shall mean the University of Birmingham's right to publish the Article on any website controlled by the University of Birmingham, and for paper or electronic copies to be downloaded by third parties upon a free basis. The University of Birmingham shall also have the right to sub-license the Articles to third parties so that the Article may be placed upon websites controlled by such third parties and for paper or electronic copies to be downloaded by other third parties upon a free basis.

The licensor warrants that:

Submission

Please download the 4M/ICOMM2016 License Agreement by clicking on the icon below. When you have completed it please scan, post or email it, by the specified deadline, to the Secretariat at the address below. If posting, please also email a confirmation.

Mr Afif Batal University of Birmingham Edgbaston Birmingham B15 2TT UK

Afif Batal Telephone: +44(121)414 4143

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Organising Committee

Conference Chairman

TBC

Conference Co-Chairs

Prof. Massimiliano Annoni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Dr. Irene Fassi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Prof. Gloria J. Wiens, University of Florida, USA

Prof. Stefan Dimov, Birmingham University, UK

Committee Members

Alexander Stuck CSEM, Switzerland

Andreas Schoth University of Freiburg, Germany

Antony H.C.Lee MIRDC, Taiwan

Bertrand Fillon CEA, France

Chantal Khan-Malek CNRS, France

Christian Griffiths Manchester University, UK

Dan Dascalu IMT-Bucharest , Romania

David Gardner C-Tech Innovation, UK

Eleonora Ferraris KULeuven, Belgium

Elis Carlström Swerea-IVF, Sweden

Gloria J. Wiens University of Florida

Guido Tosello DTU, Denmark

Hans Nørgaard Hansen DTU, Denmark

Jukka Hast VTT, Finland

Heinz Kück HSG-IMAT, Germany

Helmut Loibl FOTEC, Austria

Holger Reinecke HSG-IMIT & IMTEK, Germany

Irene Fassi CNR-ITIA

Jian Cao Northwestern University, USA

Kimmo Solehmainen VTT, Finland

Kornel Ehmann Northwestern University, USA

Lars Mattsson KTH, Sweden

Mael Moguedet PEP, France

Martin Richter FhG EMFT, Germany

Maurice van der Beek Philips, Netherlands

Nadja Adamovich TUWien, Austria

Pieter Bolt TNO, Netherlands

Rhett Mayor Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Richard Leach NPL, UK

Sabino Azcarate TEKNIKER, Spain

Samuel Bigot Cardiff University, UK

Juergen Mohr KIT, Germany

Susan Anson KIT, Germany

Thomas Velten Fraunhofer IBMT, Germany

Ulf Engel University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Victoire de Margerie RONDOL Ltd, UK

Volker Schulze KIT, Germany

Review Guidelines 2015

Deadlines

Paper reviews will be available for authors to see from the 30th of December.

8th of December 2014

Step by Step Guide

Reviewers will be invited via email to register on the submission website.

Reviewers will receive an email notification about the papers they have to review.

They will sign in as reviewers on the submission website. This will display the list of papers they have been assigned to review.

Clicking on the paper title will bring up the online review form and clicking on the paper symbol to the right of the paper title will bring up a copy of the paper.

When ready, they will fill in the review forms.

Reviewers don't need to complete the reviews in one go, they can always come back. They can just submit the unfinished form.

To finish a review, tick the complete box and submit the form. Complete the reviews by 8th of December 2014. REVIEW NOW click here>>

When carrying out this task you should consider the:

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Scope of 4M Conference

Microsystems-based products are a key value-adding element for many sectors of industry - and the predicted nanotechnology future will also be largely delivered by microtechnologies. While the late 20th century saw a silicon-based microelectronics revolution, the 21st century looks forward to the adoption of micro- and nano-manufacturing technologies as the demand for function and length scale integrations increases continuously on the way to bridging the gap between the nano- and the macro-worlds.

The existing imbalance between the ease with which batch-fabricated microcomponents and microsystems can be produced in silicon compared to the difficulties and costs associated with their manufacture in other materials hinders the introduction of new microsystems-based products into the market. Although there may be commercial advantages to leveraging the present suite of IC-based processes and materials, they will not be able to meet the demands of emerging products for 3D and high aspect ratio structures, enhanced-force microactuation, improved environmental resistance, high precision, and unification and standardisation. To broaden the range of microsystems-based products and to simultaneously multiply their capabilities requires the integration of new materials and precision engineering technologies for their processing with IC-based, batch-fabrication processes. Whilst these are the major challenges in developing new products they also offer promising research and development areas for innovation and opportunities for value creation.

Therefore the main goal of the 4M Conference series is to provide a forum for experts from industry and academia to share the results of their research in an open, friendly and rewarding environment and in so doing to advance the creation of micro-manufacturing capabilities that can take advantage of the opportunities described above, such as:

Submission Guidelines

Deadlines

The Paper Submission is Closed.

If you have submitted a paper you can see the feedback here>>

Feedback for Authors will be available from the 30th of December

eventdate
Submission of Full PaperNOW CLOSED
Peer Review & Decisions30th December 2014
Submission of Final Paper12th of January 2015

Step by Step Guide

  1. Go to the conference submission website NOW CLOSED
  2. To submit a paper follow the Submit paper link
    • fill in the form, ensuring all required information is present and correct
    • make sure you remember your password. Each paper is given a paper id and password, which allows all authors to update the submission information or re-upload the paper
    • the submitted paper must be in PDF format
    • make sure you follow the template of the sample paper which can be downloaded by clicking on the icon below.
    • four pages are expected for the paper to be accepted
    • submit the paper by 10th of November, 2014 deadline
  3. If required, update the submission information, like author details, by following the Edit Submission link
  4. If required, for example after review, you can re-upload the paper, using the Re-Upload Paper link
  5. If your paper is accepted with revisions, re-upload the revised paper as above, as a PDF file, by 12th of January 2015
  6. Submit the final version of the paper and send us the copyright forms by 12th of January 2015

Note: All authors will be asked to review papers and will be automatically entered into the reviewer pool for the conference. We will send further reviewer guidelines.

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The Elena Ulieru Innovation Award

In memory of Elena Ulieru, SITEX, in cooperation with the 4M Association will offer a prize at 4M/ICOMM15, for the best paper by a young female scientist entitled “The Elena Ulieru Innovation Award". Elena was an active partner of the 4M Network of Excellence (NoE) and also a very successful author, who contributed papers in the 4M Conferences. Elena initiated the research activities industrial oriented for monitoring systems development and implementation for medical, environment and ICT communications technologies. Elena played an important role as senior researcher, proposer, partner and coordinator of several R&D cooperation projects under national programs like MATNANTECH (New materials ,micro and nanotechnologies), CEEX (Research for Excellence), PNII 2007-2013 (National Program Partnership and Innovation ) and more European FP5/FP6/FP7 projects and related programs like INCO, Marie Curie, Eurostars / Σureka, Euro-Nano-Med and Mnt-Era-Net

Last year the winner of the award, was Bita Daemi of KTH Royal Institute of Technology for her paper "Performance Evaluation of Laser Micro-Machining Installations".

The Award package consists in following instruments

-A beautiful laser processed art work of glass with honorary of Prize name.(already on the manufacturing stage at a famous brand european company)

-An,amount of 1000 Eur direct submitted to the winner personal account

-In addition the winner also receiving a free trip to Bucharest and the company SITEX (optional).

The selection procedure will be in accordance with conference topics looking for future-oriented ideas for innovative micromanufacturing of sensors, microsystems and measuring technology with clearly discernible market relevance.

Conditions of participation, forms, and further selection information will be found on the site of 4M Association Conference 2015 together with the conference information package.

For more information contact the 4M secretary, Lisa Jones.

Travel funds for U.S. institutions' graduate students

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is providing travel funds for graduate students studying in U.S. institutions to participate in the 4M/ICOMM 2015 International Conference on Micromanufacturing. The provided partial support will cover ~ 50-70% of travel, registration, and lodging expense incurred for attendance of the 4M/ICOMM 2015. However, to compete for the travel funds the graduate student must be an author or co-author of a paper accepted for the 4M/ICOMM 2015. Selection will be on a competitive basis, limited by the available funds.

Motivation:

It is important to train our next generation of engineers and researchers with a global perspective, these graduate student travel funds will provide the selected graduate students with opportunities to exchange ideas with leading researchers and engineers from worldwide academe, industrial and governmental facilities, as well as the opportunity to visit with experts from companies involved with micromanufacturing in Europe. An opportunity for exchange, the 2015 International Institute for Micromanufacturing (I2M2) and the 4M Association will be convening together the worldwide community of micromanufacturing experts. The venue for this gathering will be the co-location of I2M2 and 4M Association annual conferences into a premiere global conference on micromanufacturing expected to draw attendance from America, Europe and Asia. The 4M/ICOMM serves as an excellent platform for exchange of ideas in the field of micromanufacturing and micro-engineering.

Step by Step Guide

1. Submit your paper PAPER SUBMISSION NOW OPEN

2. Complete the 4M/ICOMM2015 Student Travel Funds Application form and E -mail to Prof. Gloria J. Wiens by the 19th December 2014

All reimbursements will be done soon after the conference is concluded. The notification of award will be sent together with reimbursement procedures and any restriction that is accompanied with the grant.

E -mail any inquiries to Prof. Gloria J. Wiens

Download Graduate Student Travel Fund Application Form Below

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