IEEE SIMS Symposium 2020


SIMS 2020

3rd International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems

10-12 June 2020

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Gjøvik, Norway



Important notice:

Dear authors, the organizing committee has decided to give you an extended deadline for papers; March 31st.

Moreover, in the view of the current Covid -19 Corona virus pandemic, we have issued a backup plan in case it will not be possible to host the symposium as planned.

We will open up for registration on May 1st and make the decision at that time. If we consider it safe to go ahed, and travel bans and other restrictions are lifted, the symposium will be held as a physical, face-to-face event here in Gjøvik, Norway.

If the situation on May 1st does not allow for this, we will initiate a webinar backup plan, with a smaller fee. The fee will be 120€ for IEEE members and 150€ for non-IEEE members. If the symposium is held according to the original plan, the deadline for the pre-payment is extended to May 15th. The hotel could not guarantee the rooms given the current situation, so we suggest you book rooms as soon as possible.

First Announcement and Call for Papers

SIMS – International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems – is the leading international forum for academic and industrial experts to disseminate information on the most recent theories, practices and research results in the field of Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems.
Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing System (SIMS) is an emerging concept and it is of paramount importance for improving and enhancing the competitiveness and sustainability of manufacturers, especially small and medium-sized ones, in order to survive in today’s rapid changing market. SIMS aims at incorporating state-of-the-art technologies with leading edge management methods for achieving continuous improvement on flexibility, reliability, productivity and sustainability of manufacturing system in order to provide customers with high customized products at reasonable price and rapid delivery.

SIMS Symposium aims at providing a common platform for academics, researchers and practitioners to interact and discuss the trends and advances in a broad extend of SIMS.


Symposium Topics

Symposium Topics

The main topics of SIMS 2020 include, but not limited to:

• Robotics and Automation
• Augmented Reality
• Innovative Product Design and Optimization
• Integration of CAD/CAPP/CAM/CIMS
• Operations Management
• Quality Control and Management
• Sustainable Supply Chain Management
• Industry 4.0
• Lean and Agile Manufacturing
• Virtual and Grid Manufacturing
• Flexible manufacturing system
• Logistics and Life-cycle Management
• Intelligent Decision Making
• Big Data and Internet of Things
• Intelligent Manufacturing
• Human Factors
• Production planning and control
• Safety, Security and Risk Management
• Sustainable Manufacturing
• Circular Manufacturing


Special sessions

Special sessions are planned to be organized on highly specialized topics that are not included in the conference tracks:

SS1: Agile Manufacturing - building competence at European SMEs

Session organizers:

Prof. Wei Deng Solvang ( UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway

Dr. Sakari Pieska ( Centria University of Applied Science, Finland

Prof. Åsa Ericson ( Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

SFI Manufacturing

Important dates

Important dates

First announcement 01.09.2019

Paper submission deadline (new) 31.03.2020

Acceptance notification 15.04.2020

Final camera ready paper submission 01.05.2020

Registration open 01.05.2020

Advance registration deadline (new) 15.05.2020

Preliminary program 15.05.2020

Registration at site 10.06.2020