We would like to invite you to participate in the forthcoming ICMEM 2018 conference which will be held on 18th – 22nd June 2018 at Hotel Atrium in Nový Smokovec in Slovakia. Conference is organised by Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies Technical University in Košice with a seat in Prešov and  Institute of Geonics of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Ostrava, Czech Republic in cooperation with:

– Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University, Loerrach, Germany,
– Mechanical Engineering Faculty in Slavonski Brod, J.J. Strossmayer University in Osijek, Croatia,
– Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad, India,
– Opole University of Technology, Poland,
– Institute of Material Research, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia.
– Team International Society.

ICMEM2018 is supported by main media partner Strojárstvo/Strojírenství Journal and Veda na dosah.

Conference Slogan: Yours Science = Our Future

Background: The growing trend towards a dynamic and open global economy continues. Our society is developing in such a way that within one generation the resources of our planet will not be sufficient for maintaining the human population. The scientific studies show that the expected population of ten billion in 2050 will need the resources of the six planets of the Earth if people are to have the same living standard, as they currently have in Western societies. This means that civilization is overwhelming ecological (and social) challenge with enormous economic consequences. It is assumed that during the coming years, many large companies will go through major changes due to the environmental challenges. To achieve technological growth with the concept of „Nature First “ the transfer of scientific knowledge into a multidisciplinary environment is required.

Scope: Focuses on advances in the field of (un)conventional manufacturing processes that are needed to gain industrial competitiveness with respect on sustainable development and preserving the environment. Original and novel research contribution with innovative ideas in all aspects of manufacturing and materials are welcomed.

Academic ProgramConference will capture the diverse aspects of advances in the field of (un)conventional manufacturing processes that are needed to gain industrial competitiveness with respect on sustainable development and preserving the environment and natural resources. Original and novel research contribution in all aspects of manufacturing engineering and materials will be published after blind review.In addition to the contributed papers, prominent researches were invited to give keynote lectures in their respective fields of competence: vicerector prof. Dražan Kozak, prof. Frank Pude, prof. Alessandro Ruggiero, Dr. Petr Valášek, Dr. Witold Habrat,  Dr. Hakan Tozan and prof. Somnat Chattopadhyaya. For more information see: https://www.facebook.com/icmem2018/ and/or icmem.eu or attached flyer.

Proceedings: Prospective participants and/or authors are kindly invited to submit their original papers. Papers are limited to maximum 8 pages. Article structure should contain: Title, Authors, Affiliation, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Disscussion, Conclusion and Future Scope, Acknowledgement, References. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. Proceedings guidelines for authors you may find here: https://www.springer.com/us/authors-editors/conference-proceedings/conference-proceedings-guidelines.

Before peer review process, each submitted manuscript will be checked using plagiarism detection software, in order to detect fake papers or dual publication. All manuscripts will be initially assessed by editors for suitability. After formal checks paper will be reviewed for publication in the Springer: Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering with title: Advances in Manufacturing Engineering and Materials.

Deadlines: Manuscript Submission: Now – 30.04.2018, Early Bird Registration: 31. March 2018, Camera Ready Paper 15 June 2018

Venue/Accomodation: Event will be held at the hotel Atrium in Novy Smokovec in High Tatras | http://www.atriumhotel.sk. The Hotel Atrium in Novy Smokovec is renowned for its unusual architecture (circular shaped building) as well as its location – at the foot of Slavkovsky’s peak. Visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the mountains from both the restaurant and bedrooms. It is an ideal place for holiday with children as well as conferences, seminars and workshops for business delegates. The hotel offers comfortable accommodation in 87 bedrooms, 5 conference halls, superb Slovak and international cuisine and relaxation in its Wellness Center. Please take note that foreign/outstation participants would need to arrange their own transport arrangement to the venue of the conference. For further information about accommodation, please, contact the secretary of the conference via e-mail: hloch.sergej@gmail.com or make you reservation as soon as possible directly at the hotel Atrium in Nový Smokovec. For ICMEM2018 delegates prices are as follows: 60 Eur 1/1double bedroom, 71 Eur 2persons/1double bedroom.

AWARDSThe excellence of young research (max 35 year old) will be recognised. The best papers will be AWARDED in following categories:

−  Waterjet Technology (Sponsored by ANT AG, Lübeck)| Gold Award: 300 Eur, Silver Award: 200 Eur, Bronze Award: 100 Eur

−  Rapid Prototyping, Conventional Manufacturing or other categories will be announced soon

Explain Research to Children Award: Click for more info.

Visa Requirement: All non EU´s need visa to enter the Shengen Zone. As it needs some time to complete the bureaucratic process, participants are requested to register as soon as possible, providing us with your passport details.

Meal: If you have particular dietary requirements please reply to hloch.sergej@gmail.com with the details, so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Registration: Authors are kindly asked to complete the Registration Form and send it conference secretariat. Please, check your payment of the conference fee. All participants without exceptions have to pay the conference fee. For each paper, at least one conference fee must be paid, if not, it can happen that the paper will not be included in the final program. Registration fee covers the entry to all sessions, lunch & tea breaks, dinner, social program, conference kits, proceeding, program, certificate and banquet dinners and accompanying program.

We look forward to meet you during challenging event the ICMEM2018 in Nový Smokovec in Slovakia during June 18th -22nd June 2018.

With warmest regards and best wishes,

On behalf of ICMEM2018 team,

Sergej Hloch