Welcome to the 27th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing

The 27th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM2017) is a leading international forum to disseminate the most recent and relevant research, theories and practices on Automation and Manufacturing.
The conference theme is “Intelligent Manufacturing and Engineering Methods for Industry 4.0”. It will be hosted by the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and will be held on June 27-30, 2017 in Modena, Italy. The conference will link researchers and practitioners from industry and academia specialising in automation, manufacturing and other related engineering disciplines from around the world.
Modena is located into the Emilia region, which is famous for Advanced Manufacturing (packaging machines, robotics, gearboxes, fluid power, ceramics tiles, pharmaceutics, etc.), Automotive and Food industries. In particular, Modena is the beating heart of the “Motor Valley”, which includes companies like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, CHN industrial, Ducati, Pagani.
The FAIM2017 conference will offer regular scientific conference sessions and special sessions (workshops) focused on specific FAIM topics (for more information see the Submisson pages).
It also includes industrial visits on June 30 and a variety of social events to discover the excellences of Modena and the Emilia region area.
FAIM2017 is supported by EFFRA, the European Factories of the Future Research Association, which promotes the development of new and innovative production technologies among its industrial partners.
Conference registration includes the social event at MUSEO ENZO FERRARI on June 27 (both regular and student fees) - http://museomodena.ferrari.com

 FAIM2017 in numbers

  • 387 submissions
  • 285 papers accepted for second-round review
  • 270 final accepted papers
  • authors from 55 countries

 Important Dates

March 3, 2017
Extended full paper submission deadline 
April 20, 2017
Notification of Paper Review results
May 5, 2017
Final Papers submission
May 10, 2017
Early Bird Registration
The FAIM2017 conference proceedings will be published on PROCEDIA MANUFACTURING (ELSEVIER), indexed by SCOPUS* and THOMSON REUTER*.

All conference papers will be published on SCIENCE DIRECT and freely accessible with GOLD OPEN ACCESS available in perpetuity to a worldwide audience.
Extended versions of best papers from FAIM2017 will be reviewed for publication on international journals (further details available here).
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* Procedia Manufacturing is indexed in Scopus from September 2016. The issue getting published from FAIM2017 will be available in Scopus but SJR and Impact factors can be received only by mid-2018.
Procedia Manufacturing is also indexed by a separate indexing service of Thomson Reuters ("Conference Proceedings Citation Index”). Conferences to index are selected directly by Thomson Reuters.


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