The Future of Manufacturing

  • Industry 4.0
  • Human-machine interaction
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Industrial internet of things
  • Autonomous systems
  • Robotics/collaborative robots
  • Digital manufacturing in AEC
  • Green nanotechnology
  • Life-cycle engineering and sustainability
  • e-Manufacturing
  • Big data and cloud computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Green manufacturing
  • Cyber-physical systems connectivity
  • 3D Printing/Additive manufacturing
  • Smart manufacturing
  • Material information modelling
  • Factories of the future
  • Renewable energy technologies
  • Machine learning
    • The cloud
    • Industry 4 business models
    • Industry 4 & the value chain
    • Urban manufacturing

Design, Sustainability and Innovation

  • Eco-design and eco-innovation
  • Biomimetics
  • Design for climate change
  • Design education
  • Passive design strategies
  • Human-centric design
  • Inclusive design
  • Mass customisation and mass personalisation
  • Advanced building simulation
  • Sustainable construction
  • Smart and sustainable materials
  • Smart design for sustainability

Towards a Circular Economy

  • Green entrepreneurship
  • Green supply chain management
  • Green transportation
  • Reuse, remanufacturing, disassembly and recycling techniques
  • Reverse logistics and product recovery
  • Sustainable business models
  • Energy and climate policy
  • Sustainable waste management
  • Technology innovation for a green economy
  • Future cities

Sustainable Healthcare for Aging

  • Bioinspired advanced manufacturing
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomechatronics


Conference Chair: Paulo Bartolo, University of Manchester, UK

Conference Co-Chairs:

Carl Diver, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Helena Bartolo, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal

Fernando Moreira da Silva, University of Lisbon, Portugal


Anath Fischer, Technion, Israel

António Pouzada, University of Minho, Portugal

Bopaya Bidanda, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Carlos Bernardo, University of Minho, Portugal

Dimitri Dimitrov, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Gideon Levy, Technology Turn Around, Switzerland

Ian Campbell, Loughborough University, UK

Ian Gibson, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Joaquim de Ciurana, University of Girona, Spain

Joaquim Jorge, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Jorge de Brito, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Konrad Wegener, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Miroslaw Skibniewski, University of Maryland, USA

Neri Oxman, MIT, USA

Olaf Diegel, Lund University, Sweden

Paula Vilarinho, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Wilfried Sihn, TU Wien, Austria


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