ADM 2013: 5th Intl Conf on Advanced Design and Manufacturing (Sep 2013, Valencia Spain)

Dates: 27-29 September 2013
Location: Valencia, Spain
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 January 2013

The 5th International Conference on Advanced Design and Manufacturing (ADM2013) will take place in Valencia, Spain, 27th -30th September 2013. ADM2013 will follow the success of its previous 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th conferences held in 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2011. All papers included in ADM2013 conference proceedings will be indexed in EI Compendex in the same way as those of ADM2009, ADM2010 and ADM2011, and the papers presented at the conference will be offered the opportunity for submission to refereed international journals.

Conference Scope

The conference topics will be in the design and manufacturing engineering area, which will cover, but are not limited to:

·         Product/industrial/engineering design
·         Sustainable development and technologies, including lifecycle assessment, Eco-design, sustainable production and renewable energy
·         CAD/CAM/CAE
·         Concurrent engineering, agile manufacturing, rapid prototyping
·         Material science and engineering materials
·         Manufacturing technologies, production, control
·         Mechanical transmissions
·         Engineering management
·         Web/Internet technologies, cloud computing, Wireless and WiFi, RFID and NFC
·         Experimental and theoretical analyses, finite/boundary element methods, optimisation
·         Soft computing, artificial intelligence, evolutionary computing, agent computing
·         Computer simulation, multimedia, virtual reality
·         Engineering education
·         Other related areas

Special Sessions

Special Session 1: Sustainable Lighting
Topics will cover, but not limited to, the following:

·         Lighting products and systems: design, manufacturing, maintenance, packaging, installation, testing, measurement (photometrics), energy saving, disposal, recycling, recycled materials, reuse and remanufacture of components, repair and update, etc.
·         Methods and tools for sustainable lighting product design
·         Environmental impact assessment and lifecycle analysis of lighting products/systems
·         Light sources
·         Retrofit lighting
·         Electrical, electronic and mechanical components for lighting

Special Session 2: Machine Condition Monitoring
Topics will cover, but not limited to, the following:

·         Machine condition monitoring techniques, theories and applications
·         Condition based maintenance
·         Sensor technology, multi-sensor fusion,
·         Acoustics and vibration measurement
·         Wireless sensor and remote monitoring techniques
·         Fault diagnosis of mechanical transmission systems and components including gears, bearings, etc
·         Enabling technologies applied in machine condition monitoring such as artificial intelligence, smart technology, Internet technology, embedded systems,  data acquisition and analysis, etc.

Special Session 3: Gearing and Transmissions
Topics will cover, but not limited to, the following:

·         Gears and gearing systems;
·         Mechanical transmission systems including belt drives, chain drives, and non-standard transmissions;
·         Power transmissions;
·         Machine elements including bearings, coupling, clutch, breaks, shaft and accessories, spline and keys, springs, etc.;
·         Screws, fasteners, connections and joints;
·         Their applications in a wide range such as those from creative industry to heavy engineering, from off shore engineering to space technology, from precision equipment to industrial machines, from food industry to transportation, and more.
·         Science and technologies related to mechanical transmissions, including mechanics, materials, control, measurement, lubrication, tribology, sustainable design and production, renewable energy, nanotechnology, micro and macro systems, etc

(Proposals for more special sessions are welcome)

Important Dates

Please submit abstracts and papers to conference e-mailbox:
Deadline for abstracts (200 words): 15 January, 2013
Deadline for full papers: 15 March, 2013
Deadline for final papers: 25 May, 2013
Deadline for registration fees: 25 May, 2013
Conference: 27th – 30th September, 2013

Conference Website

Conference e-mail address

Contact details:
For any inquiry about the conference, please contact one of the following:
–  Professor Daizhong Su
E-mail:,   Tel: +44 (0)115 8482306
–  Dr Wenjie Peng
E-mail:,  Tel: +44 (0)115 8482504

About Fil Salustri
I'm a design methodologist and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Adjectives that describe me include: secular humanist, meritocrat, and long-winded. Some people call me a positivist too, as if that were a bad thing. Go figure. My real home page is

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