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International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM) upcoming conferences

IFToMM-International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science conferences

Upcoming IFToMM conferences 2020

International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM) Upcoming Conferences

International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM) has been conducting various technical events to stimulate the international collaboration and to share the knowledge on Mechanism and machine science. This page contains the details of IFToMM events and its journals.

IFToMM aims at promoting research and development in the field of Machines and Mechanisms by theoretical and experimental methods, along with their practical application.

Following are the upcoming IFToMM Conferences:

1. First US Symposium on Mechanical Systems and Robotics:


Conference dates: May 14-16, 2020


Conference Venue: South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in Rapid City, South Dakota. 501 East St. Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD 57701, USA.


Conference Topics: The USCToMM MSR Symposium welcomes submissions that address: Specialized Robotic Systems; Soft, Wearable & Origami Robotic Systems; Applications to Walking, Flying, Climbing, Ground, Underground, Swimming, & Space Systems; Human Rehabilitation & Performance Augmentation; Design and Analysis of Mechanisms & Machines, Human-Robot Collaborative Systems; Service Robotics; Mechanical Systems & Robotics Education; Commercialization of Mechanical Systems & Robotics; and related topics.


The proceedings of MSR 2020 will be published by Springer in the Mechanism and Machine Science book series. All accepted papers will be indexed in Scopus, Ei Compendex and Web of Science.


Young Delegates Program (YDP): Financial assistance to young scientists and engineers is available through the IFToMM Young Delegates Program. The instructions and application form for the YDP are available here. Send the completed application form to MSR 2020 Co-Chair Pierre Larochelle.


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2. 29th International Conference on Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region, (RAAD 2020):


Conference Dates: June 17-19, 2020


Conference venue: University of Poitiers, France


Conference Topics: Papers are solicited on topics related to new theories, advanced design of robot mechanics and control architectures, and development of intelligent robotic applications, including but not limited to:

Novel design and applications of robotic systems, Dexterous grasping, handling and intelligent manipulation, Intelligent cooperating and service robots, Advanced robot control, Human-robot interfaces, Robot vision systems and visual servoing techniques, Mobile robots, Humanoid and walking robots, Bio-inspired and swarm robotic systems, Towards micro and nano-scale robots, Aerial, underwater and spatial robots, Robot integration in holonic manufacturing, Personal robots for ambient assisted living, Medical robots and bionic prostheses, Intelligent information technologies for cognitive robots, Education in robotics, History of automation and robotics, Cognitive robots and Emotional Intelligence, Cloud robotics, Ethical, legal and social issues of robotic.

IFToMM Young Delegate Program (YDP):

Under the support of IFToMM, RAAD2020 will provide a number of YDP grants to young students, scientists, and engineers under the age of 36 years to participate in the conference. To apply for this fund, please write a letter of request to the RAAD 2020 General Chair, Dr Med Amine Laribi, by 31 mars 2020. For more details about the application preparation, please check the IFToMM YDP webpage.

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3. Seventh edition of the International Workshop on New Trends in Medical and Service Robots (MESROB 2020):

Conference Dates: 08. – 10. July 2020


Conference venue: University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland


Conference Topics: Papers are solicited on topics including (but not limited to)

Design of medical devices, Kinematics and Dynamics for medical robotics, Exoskeletonsand prostheses, Anthropomorphic hands, Therapeutic robots and rehabilitation, Cognitive robots, Humanoid & Service robots, Assistive robots and elderly assistance, Surgical robots, Human-robot interfaces, Haptic devices, Medical treatments, Medical Lasers, Registration / Navigation, Medical planning, Sensors, CYBATHLON

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4. 2020 IFToMM China International Conference on Mechanism and Machine Science (CCMMS 2020):

Conference Dates: August 1-3, 2020


Conference venue: Xi'an Jiao Tong University, MO China - Beijing


Conference Topics: Including but not limited to

Mechanism Synthesis & Analysis, Theoretical & Computational Kinematics, Dynamics of Mechanisms and Machines, Novel Mechanisms and Robots and Their Applications, Parallel & Hybrid Mechanisms, Compliant Mechanisms and Micro/Nano Mechanisms, Reconfigurable and Metamorphic Mechanisms, Morphing and Shape Adaptable Mechanisms, Origami-Based Mechanism Design, Biologically Inspired Mechanisms and Robotics, Cams, Gears and Combining Mechanisms, Motion Planning, Dynamics, and Control, Medical & Rehabilitation Robotics, Mobile Robotics, Software in Mechanisms and Robotics, Engineering Education on Mechanisms, Machines and Robotics

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5. XIII International Conference on the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms:

Conference Dates: September 3-5, 2020

Conference venue: Technical University of Liberec, CZECH REPUBLIC

Conference Topics: Papers classified by the scientific steering committee will be presented in parallel sessions relevant to the following topics:

General theory of machines and mechanisms, Analysis and synthesis of planar and spatial mechanisms, Dynamics of machines and mechanisms, Linkages and cams, Computational mechanics, Rotor dynamics, Biomechanics, Mechatronics, Vibration and noise in machines, Optimization of mechanisms and machines, Control and monitoring systems of machines, Accuracy and reliability of machines and mechanisms, Robots and manipulators, The mechanisms of textile machines

Scientific sessions will be held at the Technical University of Liberec.


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6. 8th European Conference on Mechanism Science (EUCOMES’2020):

Conference Dates: September 7-10, 2020


Conference venue: Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania


Conference Topics: The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:

Theoretical kinematics, Computational kinematics, Mechanism design, Experimental mechanics, Mechanics of robots and manipulators, Dynamics of machinery, Dynamics of multi-body systems, Control issues of mechanical systems, Mechanisms for biomechanics, Novel designs, Mechanical transmissions and gears, Linkages and cams, Micro-mechanisms, Teaching methods, History of mechanism science, Industrial and non-industrial applications

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7. Third International Conference of IFToMM ITALY:


Conference Dates: September 9-11, 2020


Conference venue: University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy


Conference Topics: Papers are welcome on topics related to the aspects of theory, design, practice and application of the Mechanism and Machine Science, including but not limited to:

Biomechanical Engineering, Computational Kinematics, Dynamics of Machinery, Gearing and Transmissions, History of Mechanism Science, Industrial and Non-Industrial Applications, Mechanism Design, Mechatronics, Multibody Dynamics, Robotics, Rotor Dynamics, Tribology, Vehicle dynamics and control, Vibrations


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8. 23rd CISM IFToMM Symposium on Robot Design, Dynamics and Control (ROMANSY2020):

Conference Dates: September 20-24, 2020


Conference venue: Hokkaido univresity in Sapporo, Japan


Conference Topics: Papers are solicited on topics related to robotics within aspects of theory, design, practice and industrial applications, including but not limited to:
Novel robot design and robot modules/components; Personal, service, medical, space and rescue robots; Humanoid robots, bio-robotics, multi-robot, embodied multi-agent systems; Challenges in control, modeling, kinematical and dynamical analysis of robotic systems; Innovations in sensor systems for robots and perception; Biomechanical problems and education in robotics.


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9. 7th Int.Symposium on Multibody Systems and Mechatronics – MuSMe 2020:


Conference Dates: October 13-16, 2020


Conference venue: Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Córdoba, Argentina


Conference Topics: Topics addressed include, but are not limited to: 

Analysis and synthesis of mechanisms, Dynamics of multibody systems, Design of algorithms for mechatronic systems, Experimental validations, Virtual reality integrated to multibody and mechatronic systems, Multibody design in robotic systems, Theory of mechatronics simulation, Mechatronic systems for rehabilitation and assistive technologies, Control of mechatronic systems, Vehicle dynamics, Mechatronic systems for energy harvesting


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10. The Joint International Conference of the XIII International Conference on Mechanisms and Mechanical Transmissions (MTM) and the XXIV International Conference on Robotics (MTM&ROBOTICS 2020):


Conference Dates: 14-16 October, 2020


Conference venue: University Politehnica of Timisoara, Romania


Conference Topics: We are looking for original, high-quality contributions addressing (but not limited to) the following topics:


MTM: Mechanisms; Analysis and synthesis; Dynamics of mechanisms and machines; Mechanical Transmissions; Biomechanics; Precision mechanics; Mechatronics; Micromechanisms and Microactuators; Computational and Experimental Methods; CAD in mechanism and machine design.

Robotics: Mechanical design of robot architecture; Parallel robots; Mobile robots; Micro and Nano robots; Sensors and actuators in robotics; Intelligent control systems; Biomedical engineering; Teleoperation, haptics, virtual reality.


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11. The 6th Joint International Conference on Multibody Systems Dynamics (IMSD 2020) and the 10th Asian Conference on Multibody Dynamics (ACMD 2020):


Conference Dates: November 1-5, 2020


Conference venue: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi


Conference Topics: The topics of the conference include, but are not limited to:

Applications, Multidisciplinary Methods, and Other Topics Benchmark Problems in Multibody System Dynamics (MSD) Biomechanics Computational Methods and Real-Time Applications Contact, Impact, and Constraints Control, Mechatronics, and Robotics Dynamics of Vehicles Flexible Multibody Systems Modeling, Formalisms, and Theoretical Methods Multibody Kinematics MSD for Social Applications Optimization, Sensitivity Analysis, and Parameter Identification


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12. 7th International Symposium on History of Machines and Mechanisms. HMM 2021:

Conference Dates: October 6-8, 2021

Conference venue: Granada, Spain

Conference Topics: Topics will be updated soon

Conference website: will be updated soon

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About International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM)

IFToMM was founded in 1969 and today is active as a third generation of IFToMMists, who can be named as those working within the IFToMM community. Knowing the History of IFToMM and how we arrived at today’s modus operandi can give a greater awareness of community identity and significance.

IFToMM was founded as the International Federation for the Theory of Mechanisms and Machines in Zakopane, Poland on September 29, 1969 during the Second World Congress on TMM (Theory of Mechanisms and Machines).


Journals and Books:


Mechanism and Machine Theory

Open-access Mechanical Sciences

Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering

Advances in Vibration Engineering


Book series on MMS

Book series on History of MMS

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