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. Following the success of the earlier conferences, the FAIM 2017 conference 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 its cutting edge 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 workshops focused on specific FAIM topics, industrial visits and a variety of social events to discover the excellences of the Modena and the Emilia region area.

Theme and Topics

The conference theme is “Intelligent Manufacturing and Engineering Methods for Industry 4.0”. The topics include but are not limited to:
  • Engineering Design Methods and Tools for Industry 4.0;
  • Sustainable Manufacturing Engineering and Resource-Efficient Production;
  • Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing;
  • Manufacturing Ergonomics and Human Factors;
  • Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain and Logistics;
  • Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing;
  • Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing;
  • Smart Factories and Industrial Internet of Things;
  • Big Data Analytics in Manufacturing and Services;
  • Innovative Manufacturing Systems and Services.
  • High Precision and Zero-Defect Manufacturing;
  • Design and Manufacturing of Personalized Products and Services;
  • Production Planning and Scheduling, Inventory Control;
  • Lean and Agile Manufacturing;
  • 6Sigma and TQM;
  • Health and Safety Engineering;
  • Collaborative Robotics in Smart Manufacturing;
  • Enterprise Knowledge Management;
  • Manufacturing Process and Technology;
  • Modelling and Simulation;
  • Virtual Training and X-in-the-Loop Virtual Prototyping;
  • Predictive Maintenance and Manufacturing Systems Reliability.


Abstract and paper submission

Acceptance of papers is based on abstract submission.

Authors are invited to prepare an abstract (max. 500 words) and submit it electronically using EasyChair conference management system. Abstract has be to inserted into the on-line form, without uploading any document.

After abstract acceptance, full papers have to be submitted electronically using EasyChair conference management system, by updating your previous submission and uploading a WORD document. Please leave out names and affiliations of the authors as well as the contact details in this version.

For abstract submission go to Submit an Abstract page.

Conference Chair

Prof. Marcello Pellicciari, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (IT)

Honorary Chairs

Prof. William Sullivan, Virginia Tech, VA (USA)
Prof. Munir Ahmad, Teesside University, Middlesborough (UK)
Prof. Angelo O. Andrisano, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (IT)

Program Chair

Dr. Margherita Peruzzini, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (IT)

Important Dates

December 22, 2016
Abstract submission and special sessions proposal deadline

December 28, 2016
Notification of abstract acceptance

March 3, 2017
Extended Full paper submission deadline

April 20, 2017
Notification of Paper Review Result

May 5, 2017
Final Papers submission

May 10, 2017
Early Bird Registration




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