ISFA is accepting short abstract submissions of 100-650 words for presentation only without publication. Choose paper type "Technical Presentation only." Submission of abstract due April 6, 2020.
PLEASE NOTE: ASME has not engaged any housing bureaus to represent or sell ISFA hotel guest room blocks. Please make your hotel reservations directly through the ISFA hotel links.
ASME will hold open help center calls to offer on the spot technical support for the new tool.
ASME is monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation to ensure the health and safety of our meeting and conference participants, as well as our staff. We will also be monitoring the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) as the situation progresses.
As of this date, the conference is currently scheduled to take place. Please continue your work in the expectation that the conference will occur. All dates in the current Publications Schedule will be followed. Should it be determined that the conference may need to be postponed, cancelled, or held virtually instead of in-person for the health and safety of all, ASME has committed to offering the option of publishing the papers through our usual channels. If postponed, ASME will work with the conference organizing committee to determine whether the papers will be published at the time of the scheduled conference or delayed until the rescheduled one.
If there are any changes to these plans, we will provide updates on this website. We understand that you will have questions, so please check back periodically. Thank you.
The next update to this information is scheduled next Wednesday.
The International Symposium on Flexible Automation (ISFA) will be held on July 5 - 9, 2020 at the Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown in Chicago, Illinois. The ISFA conference, a biennial summit on manufacturing automation and related technologies, was initiated in 1986 under co-sponsorship of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Institute of Systems, Control and Information Engineers (ISCIE) in Japan. It provides a focused and intimate setting for dissemination and discussion of advanced manufacturing technologies and other related fields such as dynamical systems and control, logistics and informatics, and design and optimization. It features synergistic blend of topics encompassing various aspects of manufacturing such as sensing and control, mechatronics, material design and synthesis, process modeling, lean manufacturing, diagnosis and prognosis, and emerging concepts including artificial intelligence, Internet-of-Things (IoT), cloud computing, and environmental sustainability, etc.
The theme of ISFA 2020 is "Flexible Automation: Intelligent and Transformative" and aims to inspire research on empowering manufacturing system with intelligence and on transformative ideas.
Track: 1: Additive Manufacturing Sensing and Control
Track 2: Cutting and Machine Tools
Track 3: Digital Design and Manufacturing
Track 4: Flexible Automation in Manufacturing Systems
Track 5: Industrial Robotics
Track 6: Manufacturing Controls and Machine Automation
Track 7: Mechatronics and Precision Manufacturing
Track 8: Methodology for Manufacturing
Track 9: Nanomanufacturing and Nanoinformatics
Track 10: Precision Manufacturing
Track 11: Sensing and Information Extraction
Track 12: Smart/Sustainable Manufacturing
Track 13: Industrial Robotics
Submission of Full-Length Paper for Review
March 30, 2020
Paper Acceptance Notification
March 30, 2020
Submission of Technical Presentation Only Abstract (no publication)
March 30, 2020
Acceptance Notification of Technical Presentation Only Abstract (no publication)
April 06, 2020
Submission of Copyright Form
April 10, 2020
Submission of Final Paper
April 20, 2020
Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown
Chicago, Illinois, USA