International Symposium on Flexible Automation
July 15 - 19, 2018 KANAZAWA, JAPAN
Registration Paper Submissions

Thank you to everyone who was attended our three-day symposium.

In total, 151 people attended the symposium, and there were 98 presentations.

We hope that everyone has enjoyed your time with us in Kanazawa.

The next ISFA conference will be held in 2020, in Chicago, USA.

We look forward to seeing you again!

The International Symposium on Flexible Automation (ISFA) was initiated in 1986 under the co-sponsorship of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Institute of Systems, Control and Information Engineers (ISCIE) in Japan, and has been held biennially since then. The “Flexible Automation” in the name was selected as a general term to describe automation technologies that are essential to meet the increasing requirements of modern manufacturing and other related fields, such as dynamical systems, robotics, logistics, biomedical systems, and healthcare systems.

While many of these requirements, such as flexibility, artificial intelligence, mechatronics, 3D design and modeling, lead time reduction, and lean manufacturing, have been identified over the past thirty-plus years, they still pose challenges and continue to motivate research in the field. In addition, newly emerging ideas and technologies, such as unmanned vehicle control, the Internet of Things (IoT), direct human-robot collaboration, cloud computing and manufacturing, additive manufacturing, image processing and pattern recognition, cyber-physical systems, security, environmental sustainability, and big data analysis, present both new challenges and opportunities that broaden the scope of research and have impacts on the continued advancement of flexible automation.

Kanazawa is located in the center of Japan.

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  • June 23, 2018
    End of Technical Tour Registration Period!

  • June 14, 2018
    Session Schedule Now Available!

  • May 25, 2018
    End of Early Registration Period!

  • Apr. 1, 2018
    Registrations Open

  • Jan. 31, 2018
    Paper Submission Deadline

  • Jan. 31, 2018
    Notification of short paper selection (separated from long papers)

  • Feb. 21, 2018
    Review Completed

  • Mar. 31, 2018
    Paper Acceptance Notification

  • Apr. 27, 2018
    Camera-ready Manuscript Submission Deadline



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