27th International Conference on CADCAM, Robotics and Factories of the Future 2014 (CARs & FoF)

Organization: Middlesex University

Venue: Middlesex University

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jul 22, 2014 / 9:00 am - (GMT) End Date/Time: Jul 24, 2014 / 5:00 pm - (GMT)
Registration Date: May 15, 2014 Time: 17:00:00(GMT)
Early Registration Date: Feb 28, 2014 Time: 17:00:00(GMT)
Paper Submission Date: Apr 15, 2013 Time: 17:00:00(GMT)
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Cars&FoF 2014 Conference: 22-24 July 2014

CARs & FoF 2014 is a longstanding international conference focusing on advances made in manufacturing and related business operations. Twenty-five different international institutions have hosted (globally) the CARs&FoF conference since this prolific platform’s conception in 1984. The 27th CARs&FoF 2014 Conference will return to London for the second time to be hosted by Middlesex University during 22-24 July 2014. We look forward to welcoming you to London.



 Conference Themes

 A. Product Development and Sustainability

New product development, design tools, concurrent engineering, sustainable manufacturing, design for X tools, product lifecycle, “green” manufacturing, clean technologies, waste management, material recycling and treatment.


B. Modelling and Simulation

Modelling and simulation of complex manufacturing systems, multi-site distributed scheduling, tool wear, process optimisation tools, data-mining, modelling of knowledge assets, design and optimisation tools in CADCAM.


C. Automation, Robotics and Handling Systems

Cognitive manufacturing, machine vision, advanced control systems, interoperability, knowledge based systems, genetic algorithms, agent-based systems, distributed and integrated control systems, intelligent systems, autonomous systems, mobile robots, emergent systems, reconfigurable control, wireless sensors and sensor networks for manufacturing, collaborative robots and human-machine interactions, reconfigurable manufacturing systems.


D. Supply Chain Management and Logistics

Logistics and global supply chains, dynamic supply chains, supply chain performance management, modelling and optimization.


E. Advanced Quality Systems Tools and Quality Management

Improvements methods, reliability tools, impact of globalization, statistical methods, lean & agile manufacturing, strategic planning and management, manufacturing information systems, web-based systems, enterprise resource planning, automatic data capture, enterprise modelling.


F. Advanced Manufacturing Processes

Micro and Nano-manufacturing and technologies, self-assembly, advanced materials processing, laser technology, surface technology, ultrasonic applications, and additive manufacturing processes.


G. Human Aspects in Engineering Activities

Man-machine systems, ergonomics, occupational safety, risk management, decision support systems, applications of visual analytics in manufacturing.


H. Emerging Scenarios in Engineering Education and Training

Tools, methods, solutions, distance learning, virtual labs, e-learning, blended learning, problem based teaching , learning  and assessment strategies, innovative curriculum design.




The Burroughs
United Kingdom


Middlesex University
The Burroughs
United Kingdom

Additional Information


When contacting by e-mail, please use “CARS&FoF” in the subject line.

Contact address: CARS&FoF 2014 Secretariat School of Science and Technology Middlesex University The Burroughs London NW4 4BT United Kingdom

For general enquiries: E-mail: carsfof@mdx.ac.uk T: +44 20 8411 5916

To contact conference chair: Prof Mehmet Karamanoglu E-mail: M.Karamanoglu@mdx.ac.uk T: +44 20 8411 6132