First Call for Papers for the Sixth International Precision Assembly Seminar 2012, which will be held on 12-15 February 2012 in Chamonix, France. Please find attached preliminary details for submission of papers.

Key dates:-

Full Paper Deadline: 4 July 2011

Final Paper Deadline: 26 September 2011

Conference: 12-15 February 2012

Topic areas:-

The aim of the seminar is to discuss the rapidly evolving field of micro-assembly, including the development of microfactories and microsystem fabrication. Contributed papers are expected to deal with but are not limited to the following:-

  • Design of assembly systems
  • Precision actuators and sensors
  • Precision joining operations
  • Design for assembly and tolerancing for assembly
  • Control methods in precision assembly
  • Robotics and robot applications for precision assembly
  • Modular assembly machines and systems
  • Cost modelling for precision assembly
  • Life cycle modelling of assembly systems
  • Standardisation in precision assembly including grippers, handling, application software, high level command language
  • Processes and systems for disassembly
  • Industrial applications of precision assembly systems
  • Distributed and collaborative networks in assembly
  • Readiness for participation in Virtual Enterprises
  • Metrology and Quality Control
  • Parts sorting and feeding
  • MEMS and packaging
  • Assembly in medical application (e.g. bone surgery)
  • Low cost assembly techniques
  • Bio-inspired assembly techniques
  • Wafer level system integration
  • Novel system integration approaches/techniques

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