International Symposium on Flexible Automation
July 15 - 19, 2018 KANAZAWA, JAPAN
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Message from the Committee Chairs

It has been more than thirty years since the first Symposium held in Osaka, Japan in 1986. The field of Flexible Automation has made progress in the years since; however, the requirements for products and production have also progressed, resulting in the need for us to make continuous efforts toward development in this area.

“Smart and Connected” technology concerned with IoT and AI is the new basis for the next generation of advanced manufacturing systems, in collaboration with the communication environment that we have researched for years.

I welcome you to discuss at this Symposium what sorts of Flexible Automation to realize in the near future, and how, with the use of “Smart and Connected” technology, as well as the fruits of our research efforts.

Dr. Eiji Arai, Organizing Committee Chair
Professor, Department of Manufacturing Science
Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University


  • 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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