Manufacturing a brave new world 

Keynote speakers Organising Committee Programme

Accommodation Travel Delegate Registration

This year we are focusing on collaboration between academics and industry as we address the question of how best to support the future of manufacturing in the UK.

Location: Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle University, 1 Science Square, Science Central, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5TG

Dates: Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 June 2018

Delegate Fees

Types of delegate fee What the fee includes
Early bird rate £125
(available until 18.5.18)
2 days plus conference dinner, no accommodation
Full rate £150 2 days plus conference dinner, no accommodation
Student rate £75 2 days plus conference dinner, no accommodation
Day delegate rate £75 1 day, no conference dinner, no accommodation

Key dates

Closing date for abstracts  extended to 20 May 2018 
Notification of abstract acceptance  25 May 2018
Early bird registration closes  18 May 2018
Closing date for registration, receipt of posters  16 June 2017
Conference  26-27 June 2017

Call for Papers

We invite submission of abstracts for poster presentations. All abstracts must be submitted through Easy Chair. Only one poster abstract may be submitted from an individual participant.

Submit an abstract

Best Posters Awards: The conference will award three best posters: 1) best application (industry lead); 2) best research (theory); 3) best education. The best posters will be assessed by a panel based on academic and industrial significance and presentation performance, and award certificates will be presented to the authors in the closing ceremony.

Key themes

  • Industrial Internet of Things
  • Data analytics and decision making
  • Service design and customisation
  • Design for future manufacturing
  • Cyber-physical production systems
  • The future industrial worker

Great Exhibition of the North 2018, featuring Stephenson’s Rocket

The Science Museum in London has loaned Stephenson’s Rocket to the Discovery Museum for the Great Exhibition of the North which takes place in Newcastle from 22nd June 2018.  The Conference will feature a drinks reception and dinner near to Stephenson’s Rocket.

Rocket was designed by Robert Stephenson in 1829, and built at the Forth Street Works of his company in Newcastle upon Tyne.  Though the Rocket was not the first steam locomotive, it was the first to bring together several innovations to produce the most advanced locomotive of its day. It is the most famous example of an evolving design of locomotives by Stephenson that became the template for most steam engines in the following 150 years.