27–29 June 2024, Timişoara, Romania
6th IFToMM Symposium on Mechanism Design for Robotics

Call for Papers

The aim of the Symposium on Mechanism Design for Robotics (MEDER 2021) is to bring together researchers, in-dustry professionals, and students from a broad range of disciplines related to mechanisms and robotics to share the latest developments and discuss the directions for the future of mechanism and robotics research. MEDER 2024 continues a successful series of symposiums that started in Mexico 2010, with subsequent events in China in 2012, in Denmark in 2015, in Italy in 2018, and in France in 2021. The conference will be held at the Conference Center and the buildings of the Mechanical Faculty of Politehnica at University of Timişoara in Timişoara, Romania.

Papers are solicited on topics related to mechanisms within aspects of theory, design, practice, and its applications for robotics, including but not limited to:
Mechanism design;
Mechanism education and history of MMS;
Theoretical and computational kinematics;
Experimental mechanics;
Mechanics of robots;
Control issues of mechanical systems;
Machine intelligence;
Innovative mechanisms and applications;
Linkages and manipulators;
Dynamics of machinery and multi-body systems.

Authors are kindly asked to submit original full papers with a recommended length of 8 pages in Springer format. Instructions will be available in the Symposium webpage. All accepted and presented papers will be published in a Scopus indexed book of the Springer Series Mechanisms and Machine Science, with the title: “Advances in Mechanism Design for Robots—MEDER 2024”. For each of three categories (Research, Applications, and Student), three awards (Gold, Silver, and Bronze) will be given to the best papers.

Full paper submission: January 31, 2024
Acceptance notification: March 15, 2024
Final paper submission: April 01, 2024

Early Registration (before April 15th, 2024):
IFToMM Members 250 Euro
Non IFToMM Members 300 Euro
Regular Registration (after April 15th, 2024):
IFToMM Members 300 Euro
Non IFToMM Members 350 Euro Students 150 Euro
Accompanying Persons 150 Euro
The registration fee includes the complete program of the MEDER 2024 conference and paper publication.

Timişoara provides accommodation in several hotels of different categories. Early reservation is recommended by directly contacting the Organizing Committee Secretariat. A list of hotels will soon be available on the site of the conference.

Technical Sponsors
TC for Robotics and Mechatronics
TC Linkages and Mechanical Controls

General Chairs:
Erwin-Christian Lovasz (România)
Marco Ceccarelli (Italy)  

National Organizing Committee
Ioan Doroftei (România)
Mircea Niţulescu (România)

Scientific Committee
Marco Ceccarelli (Italy, Chair)
Mario Acevedo (Mexico)
Shaoping Bai (Denmark)
B. Chedli Bouzgarrou (France)
Carl Nelson (USA)
Alba Perez (Spain)
Yan Jin (UK)
Erwin-Christian Lovasz (Romania)
Victor Petuya (Spain)
Yukio Takeda (Japan)
Ding Xilun (China)

Correspondence Address:
Prof.Dr.-Ing. Erwin-Christian Lovasz
Politehnica University of Timişoara
Bv.Mihai Viteazul nr.1
Ro-300222 Timişoara, Romania


Organized by
Politehnica University of Timisoara
Department of Mechatronics

Special Issue "Selected Papers from MEDER 2024: Advances in Mechanism Design for Robotics"

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