Denmark is the home of The Little Mermaid, historic Vikings, timeless Scandinavian design and much more. The conference will be held at the Technical University of Denmark in Lyngby.
The main conference programme takes place from 13th - 15th September 2016
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:
In addition, contributions to the International Workshop on Microfactories (IWMF2016) on the following topics are invited:
These topics represent the intended content of the 4M/IWMF 2016 thematic sessions, to which the authors are invited to submit papers.
The Conference will also feature invited special sessions focussed on the latest technology and application advances achieved in major EC-funded and national programmes. The follow special session has already been agreed:
Guido Tosello, DTU, Denmark
Hans Nørgaard Hansen, DTU, Denmark
Kornel Ehmann, Northwestern University, USA
Stefan Dimov, University of Birmingham, UK
For further information on:
Contact: Mr. Afif Batal.
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Kindly download the conference detailed programme from the attachment below.
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Langelinie, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
(200 meters from the Little Mermaid)
Phone: +45 33 12 12 14
17:15 bus transfer to CPH downtown
18:00 – 19:00 boat tour with arrival at the restaurant
19:00 – 22:00 welcome drink followed by gala dinner
22:00 – 22:30 bus transfer from the restaurant to Nørreport Station (Copenhagen city centre) and to Lyngby Station (2 km from DTU)
In memory of Elena Ulieru, SITEX, in cooperation with the 4M Association will offer a prize at 4M/IWMF2016, for the best paper presentation 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 to the 4M Conferences. Elena initiated research activities on monitoring systems’ development and implementation for medical, environment and ICT communications technologies. Also, Elena played an important role as CEO of SITEX, and senior researcher, proposer, partner and coordinator of several national and European R&D cooperation projects.
At 4M/ICOMM 2015 the winner of the award was Dr. Rossella Surace - ITIA CNR Italian National Research Council /Institute of Industrial Technology and Automation for her paper "Design and fabrication of a polymeric micro-filter".
The Award package includes
•A laser processed art work of glass
•500 € directly paid to the winner personal account
•A free trip to Bucharest to visit SITEX (optional).
Paper presentations on all conference topics are eligible for this award. For more information contact the 4M/IWMF Conference 2016 secretary, Mr Afif Batal.
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 August 2016. 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: Afif Batal
At least one of the following criteria must be met to obtain an invitation letter:
be an author of an accepted paper;
have paid the registration fee.
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.
Before 15th of July 2016
Early Bird for 4M members & Students: £370
Early Bird for I2M2 members: £478
Early Bird for non-members: £543
After 15th of July 2016
Late payers for 4M members & students: £413
Late payers for I2M2 members: £522
Late payers for non-members: £587
Those who are not 4M or I2M2 members are not eligible for the 4M or I2M2 discount. Check the following link for information on 4M membership. Joining 4M
The conference fees (in GBP) include printed proceedings, lunches, refreshments, and conference dinner.
One day conference fee: £217
Ticket for social event: £120
Dr. Helmut Schift (Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland)
Research Interests: Development of novel methods for topological and chemical surface patterns, in particular using nanoimprint lithography and other molding techniques.
Professor Placid Ferreira (University of Illinois, USA)
Research Interests: Exploring and developing novel scalable and non-lithographic processes that exploit chemical, mechanical, and electronic phenomena for manufacturing at the micro- and nanoscale.
Professor Ole Sigmund (Technical University of Denmark)
Research Interests: Investigating theoretical extensions and applications of topology optimization methods to the design of extremal materials, smart materials, compliant mechanisms, Micro-ElectroMechanical Systems, crashworthiness, fluid systems and wave-propagation problems in acoustics, elasticity, nano-optics, meta-materials and antennas.
Information about the venue, travel and accommodation can be found in the files below.
A shuttle bus will be running starting 7:30 until 9:30 every 20mins fom Lyngby station to the conference venue at DTU.
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Lyngby, Denmark, 13th-15th September 2016
The 4M/IWMF2016 Conference is jointly organized by the International Workshop on Microfactories (IWMF) and the 4M Association bringing together the worldwide community of micromanufacturing experts. The Conference focuses on processes, equipment and systems for fabricating miniature parts with nano/micro/meso scale features and dimensions.
Stand out from the rest in front of more than 100 micro-manufacturing experts from around the world. As a sponsor, you can promote your company’s mission even more effectively to the assembled individuals and organisations attending 4M/IWMF 2016 while learning about the latest advances in micro-manufacturing research.
If you are interested in sponsoring the conference, please contact Afif Batal.
Nadja Adamovich, TUWien, Austria
Chantal Khan-Malek, CNRS, France
Bertrand Fillon, CEA, France
Massimiliano Annoni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Hast Jukka, VTT, Finland
Lionel Tenchine, IPC, France
Kornel Ehmann, Northwestern University, USA
Jian Cao, Northwestern University, USA
Antony H.C.Lee, MIRDC, Taiwan
Michael-Fu, MIRDC, Taiwan
G. Maccarini, Università Degli Studi Di Bergamo, Italy
Thomas Velten, Fraunhofer IBMT, Germany
Susan Anson, KIT, Germany
Kiwamu Ashida, AIST, Japan
Dong-Woo Cho, Postech, Korea
Kai Cheng, Brunel University, UK
Nico de Rooij, EPFL, Switzerland
Kuniaki Doda, Northwestern University, USA
Fengzhou Fang, Singapore Inst. of Manuf. Tech
Sergej Fatikow, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Ho-chung Fu Metal Industries Research &
Development Centre, Taiwan
Dae-Gab Gweon, Korea Adv. Institute of Science and Tech
Yong Huang, University of Florida, USA
Shiv Kapoor, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, USA
Byeong-Hee Kim, Kangwon University, Korea
Jongwon Kim, Seoul National University, Korea
Tae-Jo Ko, Youngnam University, Korea
Liu Kui, Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Tech.
Thomas R. Kurfess, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Y.S. Liao, National Taiwan University
Ming-Chyuan Lu, Nat. Chung Hsing Univ., Taiwan
Akihiro Matsumoto, Toyo University, Japan
Bernd Michel, Fraunhofer Institute, Germany
Bradley Nelson,ETH Zurich
Jun Ni, University of Michigan, USA
Hitoshi Ohmori,Riken, Japan
Yuichi Okazaki, AIST, Japan
Simon Park, University of Calgary, Canada
Hyung-Wook Park, UNIST, Korea
Jong-Kweon Park, KIMM, Korea
Duc-Truong Pham, University of Birmingham, UK
Svetan Ratchev, University of Nottingham, UK
Stephane Regnier, Universite Marie-Curie, France
Steffen Scholz, KIT, Germany
Lars Mattsson, KTH, Sweden
Rhett Mayor, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Eleonora Ferraris, KU Leuven, Belgium
Martin Richter, FhG EMFT, Germany
Andreas Schoth, University of Freiburg, Germany
Volker Schulze, KIT, Germany
Holger Reinecke, HSG-IMIT & IMTEK, Germany
Pieter Bolt, TNO, Netherlands
Maurice van der Beek, Philips, Netherlands
Iban Quintana, TEKNIKER, Spain
Xabier Mendibil, TEKNIKER, Spain
Jose Ignacio Esmoris, TEKNIKER, Spain
Luis Gerardo Uriarte, TEKNIKER, Spain
Elis Carlström, Swerea-IVF, Sweden
Helmut Loibl, FOTEC, Austria
Samuel Bigot, Cardiff University, UK
Emmanuel Brousseau, Cardiff University, UK
David Gardner, C-Tech Innovation, UK
Seung-Kook Ro , KIMM, Korea
Mitchell Tseng, Hong Kong Univ. of Sc. and Tech.
Reijo Tuokko, Tampere Univ. of Tech., Finland
Min-Yang Yang KAIST, Korea
Quan Zhou, Aalto University, Finland
André Zimmermann, Hahn-Schickard, Germany
Kindly download the call for papers in the attachment below, it contains all the relevant information including a list of themes and important dates.
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|Submission of full paper||13th of June 2016|
|Submission of License Agreement||20th June 2016|
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:
Please download the 4M/IWMF2016 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
Afif Batal Telephone: +44(121)414 4143
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The Paper Submission will be open on the 1st of January 2016.
If you have submitted a paper you can see the feedback here>>
Feedback for Authors will be available from the 16th of May
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|Peer Review & Decisions||1st of June|
|Submission of Final Paper||13th of June|
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.