Call for Papers

General Chair:

Péter Korondi, Hungary

General Co-Chairs:

Wei Deng Solvang, Norway

Géza Husi, Hungary

Yasuharu Kunii, Japan

Honorary Chairs:

Anthony Pipe, UK

Bjørn Solvang, Norway

Hideki Hashimoto, Japan

Publicity Chairs:

Várkonyiné Kóczy Annamária, Hungary

Sousuke Nakamura, Japan

Industrial Chair:

Trygve Thomessen, Norway

Program Committee Chairs:

Mihoko Niitsuma, Japan

Gabor Sziebig, Norway

Track Chairs

Åsa Ericson, Sweden

Péter Szemes, Hungary

Kesheng Wang, Norway

Program Committee

Krisztian Samu, Hungary

Knut Sørby, Norway

Takeshi Sasaki, Japan

Noriaki Ando, Japan

Primož Podržaj, Slovenia

Fetah Kolonic, Croatia

Ivan Petrovic, Croatia

Péter Tamás, Hungary

Petra Aradi, Hungary

Szilveszter Kovacs, Hungary

Rita Kiss, Hungary

Sakari Pieskä, Finland

Lasse Jansson, Finland

Radu-Emil Precup, Romania

Simo Jokanovic, Bosnia and Herczegovina

Local Organizing Committee

Vincent Reynolds (Chair)

John Moore

Marcella Rudden


Cavan Innovation & Technology Centre


Financial sponsors:




Welcome to 2nd International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (SIMS 2018)!

16 – 18 April 2018

Farnham Estate Spa & Golf Resort, Cavan, Ireland

SIMS – International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems – is the leading international forum for academic and industrial experts to disseminate information on the most recent theories, practices and research results in the field of Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems. 

Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing System (SIMS) is an emerging concept and it is of paramount importance for improving and enhancing the competitiveness and sustainability of manufacturers, especially small and medium-sized ones, in order to survive in today’s rapid changing market. SIMS aims at incorporating state-of-the-art technologies with leading edge management methods for achieving continuous improvement on flexibility, reliability, productivity and sustainability of manufacturing system in order to provide customers with high customized products at reasonable price and rapid delivery.
SIMS Symposium aims at providing a common platform for academics, researchers and practitioners to interact and discuss the trends and advances in a broad extend of SIMS.

Symposium Topics
The main topics of SIMS 2018 include, but not limited to:

  • Robotics and Automation
  • Augmented Reality
  • Innovative Product Design and Optimization
  • Integration of CAD/CAPP/CAM/CIMS
  • Operations Management
  • Quality Control and Management
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management
  • Industry 4.0
  • Lean and Agile Manufacturing
  • Virtual and Grid Manufacturing
  • Flexible manufacturing system
  • Logistics and Life-cycle Management
  • Intelligent Decision Making
  • Big Data and Internet of Things
  • Intelligent Manufacturing
  • Human Factors
  • Production planning and control
  • Safety, Security and Risk Management


Submission of papers

Authors are invited to submit their papers presenting the results of original research or innovative practical applications relevant to the symposium. The papers should be 6 pages, in English according to the IEEE template, which can be downloaded from the IEEE website. Pages over 6 will be charged. Each presentation at the symposium will be given 20 minutes timeslot.
Each paper will be peer-reviewed by at least three experts and all accepted papers will be published in IEEE Xplore.

Submission of full papers can be done, at the following place: Submission


If requested, our workshop secretariat will provide an invitation letter to the participants to present together with the visa request at the appropriate Norwegian embassy to make the visa procedure simpler and faster


The symposium will take place at Farnham Estate Golf & Spa Resort Cavan, Ireland. Location and other useful information on the homepage for the hotel.


Accommodation & travel information

Attendees are advised to stay in the Farnham Estate Hotel. Use the reservation code SIMS 2018 for deal price for the dates of the conferance. Alternative budget accommodation will be provided for students/details available from the conference secretariat.

International visitors will arrive at Dublin airport – further details on transport options to the symposium venue will be provided later.


Important Dates

First announcement: 01.07 2017

Paper submission deadline: 01.01 2018 Extended to 31.01 2018

Acceptance notification: 01.02 2018 Extended to 15.02 2018

Final camera ready paper submission: 15.03 2018

Advance registration deadline: 15.03 2018

Preliminary program: 01.04.2018

Registration at site: 16.04.2018

Registration and fees

In advance – IEEE Members: 450 €

In advance – Non-IEEE members: 500 €

In advance – reduced: 300 €

On-site – IEEE Member: 600 €

On-site – Non-IEEE members: 700 €

On-site – reduced: 475 €

Accomplying person: 125 €

Extra page: 70 €

Additional paper: 125 €


Regular registration fees include:

· Admission to all sessions

· Workshop kit

· Refreshment in coffee breaks

· Lunches and dinners


Reduced rates does not include dinners.

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