4M/IWMF2016 Conference


Denmark is the home of The Little Mermaid, historic Vikings, timeless Scandinavian design and much more. The conference will be held at the Technical University of Denmark in Lyngby.


The main conference programme takes place from 13th - 15th September 2016

Conference Theme

Papers are invited that present original research and development in processes and process chains for multi-material nano/micro/meso scale manufacture, in particular but not limited to:

  • Components: fabrication technologies and process chains
  • Systems: novel product designs and assembly technologies
  • Process modelling and simulation
  • Process characterisation including process chains
  • Metrology: on-line monitoring and inspection systems/methods
  • Materials: processing and characterisation of smart materials and material related issues in micro and nano scale
  • Micro and Nano Additive Manufacturing Technologies

    In addition, contributions to the International Workshop on Microfactories (IWMF2016) on the following topics are invited:

  • Micro and Desktop Factory Concepts, Systems, Components and Modules
  • Standardization in Micro Manufacturing and Micro Factories
  • High Precision Production of 3D Micro-parts
  • Micro-assembly and Micro-handling

    These topics represent the intended content of the 4M/IWMF 2016 thematic sessions, to which the authors are invited to submit papers.

    The Conference will also feature invited special sessions focussed on the latest technology and application advances achieved in major EC-funded and national programmes. The follow special session has already been agreed:

  • High throughput Integrated technologies for multi-material functional MIcro Components (EU FP7 HINMICO project)

  • Micro Technologies for Hearing-Aid Systems

  • Micro Manufacturing of Terahertz Technology Devices


    Guido Tosello, DTU, Denmark


    Hans Nørgaard Hansen, DTU, Denmark

    Kornel Ehmann, Northwestern University, USA

    Stefan Dimov, University of Birmingham, UK

    Contact Us

    For further information on:

    Contact: Mr. Afif Batal.

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    Conference Programme

    Kindly download the conference detailed programme from the attachment below.

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    Social Programme & Gala Dinner

    Gala Dinner

    Langelinie Pavillonen


    Langelinie, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark

    (200 meters from the Little Mermaid)

    Phone: +45 33 12 12 14

    Website: http://www.langelinie.dk/en/



    17:15 bus transfer to CPH downtown

    18:00 – 19:00 boat tour with arrival at the restaurant

    19:00 – 22:00 welcome drink followed by gala dinner

    22:00 – 22:30 bus transfer from the restaurant to Nørreport Station (Copenhagen city centre) and to Lyngby Station (2 km from DTU)

    The Elena Ulieru Innovation Award

    In memory of Elena Ulieru, SITEX, in cooperation with the 4M Association will offer a prize at 4M/IWMF2016, for the best paper presentation by a young female scientist entitled “The Elena Ulieru Innovation Award". Elena was an active partner of the 4M Network of Excellence (NoE) and also a very successful author, who contributed papers to the 4M Conferences. Elena initiated research activities on monitoring systems’ development and implementation for medical, environment and ICT communications technologies. Also, Elena played an important role as CEO of SITEX, and senior researcher, proposer, partner and coordinator of several national and European R&D cooperation projects.
    At 4M/ICOMM 2015 the winner of the award was Dr. Rossella Surace - ITIA CNR Italian National Research Council /Institute of Industrial Technology and Automation for her paper "Design and fabrication of a polymeric micro-filter".

    The Award package includes

    •A laser processed art work of glass

    •500 € directly paid to the winner personal account

    •A free trip to Bucharest to visit SITEX (optional).

    Paper presentations on all conference topics are eligible for this award. For more information contact the 4M/IWMF Conference 2016 secretary, Mr Afif Batal.

    Conference Registration 4M2016

    Conference Registration Now Open


    In order for a paper to be included in the conference programme and appear in the proceedings at least one author must register for the conference before the 1st of August 2016. The Authors Final Registration deadline is fixed in relation to the production cycle of the proceedings and cannot be changed.

    Invitation letter for visa If you require an invitation letter to obtain visa, please send your request to Contact: Afif Batal

    At least one of the following criteria must be met to obtain an invitation letter:

    • be an author of an accepted paper;

    • have paid the registration fee.

    IMPORTANT: Current 4M and I2M2 Members can register at a special rate, details below. For a list of current members, click here>>. Students are also eligible for the discount but must provide evidence. If you are not a member or a student then you are not eligible for the 4M/I2M2 discounts.

    Those who are not 4M or I2M2 members are not eligible for the 4M or I2M2 discount.


    Conference Fees

    Before 15th of July 2016

    Early Bird for 4M members & Students: £370

    Early Bird for I2M2 members: £478

    Early Bird for non-members: £543

    After 15th of July 2016

    Late payers for 4M members & students: £413

    Late payers for I2M2 members: £522

    Late payers for non-members: £587

    Those who are not 4M or I2M2 members are not eligible for the 4M or I2M2 discount. Check the following link for information on 4M membership. Joining 4M

    The conference fees (in GBP) include printed proceedings, lunches, refreshments, and conference dinner.


    One Day Conference Fee

    One day conference fee: £217

    Gala Dinner for accompanying people

    (13th September)

    Ticket for social event: £120

    Invited Speakers 4M2016

    Dr. Helmut Schift (Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland)

    Research Interests: Development of novel methods for topological and chemical surface patterns, in particular using nanoimprint lithography and other molding techniques.

    Professor Placid Ferreira (University of Illinois, USA)

    Research Interests: Exploring and developing novel scalable and non-lithographic processes that exploit chemical, mechanical, and electronic phenomena for manufacturing at the micro- and nanoscale.

    Professor Ole Sigmund (Technical University of Denmark)

    Research Interests: Investigating theoretical extensions and applications of topology optimization methods to the design of extremal materials, smart materials, compliant mechanisms, Micro-ElectroMechanical Systems, crashworthiness, fluid systems and wave-propagation problems in acoustics, elasticity, nano-optics, meta-materials and antennas.

    Venue, Travel and Accommodation

    Information about the venue, travel and accommodation can be found in the files below.

    A shuttle bus will be running starting 7:30 until 9:30 every 20mins fom Lyngby station to the conference venue at DTU.

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    Sponsoring 4M/IWMF 2016

    Lyngby, Denmark, 13th-15th September 2016

    The 4M/IWMF2016 Conference is jointly organized by the International Workshop on Microfactories (IWMF) and the 4M Association bringing together the worldwide community of micromanufacturing experts. The Conference focuses on processes, equipment and systems for fabricating miniature parts with nano/micro/meso scale features and dimensions.

    Stand out from the rest in front of more than 100 micro-manufacturing experts from around the world. As a sponsor, you can promote your company’s mission even more effectively to the assembled individuals and organisations attending 4M/IWMF 2016 while learning about the latest advances in micro-manufacturing research.

    Platinum Sponsorship Package


    • Attendance at all 3 days of conference
    • 3m x 2m booth at Sponsor's exhibition
    • Sponsors logo, with link to own website, on 4M/IWMF 2016 website
    • Full page advert in 4M2016 Proceedings
    • Colour logo on outer cover of proceedings
    • Entrance to conference, including all meals and refreshments, for 3 people
    • 3 copies of Conference Proceedings

    Gold Package


    • Attendance at all 3 days of conference
    • 2m x 1m booth at Sponsor's exhibition
    • Sponsors logo, with link to own website, on 4M2016 website
    • Half page advert in 4M2016 Proceedings
    • Colour logo on outer cover of proceedings
    • Entrance to conference, including all meals and refreshments, for 2 people
    • 2 copies of Conference Proceedings

    Silver Package


    • Attendance at all 3 days of conference
    • Sponsors logo, with link to own website, on 4M2016 website
    • Quarter page advert in 4M/IWMF 2016 Proceedings
    • Colour logo on outer cover of proceedings
    • Entrance to conference, including all meals and refreshments, for 1 person
    • 1 copy of Conference Proceedings

    Bronze Package


    • Attendance at 1 day of conference (TBA)
    • Sponsors logo, with link to own website, on 4M2016 website
    • Quarter page advert in 4M/IWMF proceedings
    • 1 day entrance to conference, incl. meals and refreshments, for 1 person
    • 1 copy of Conference Proceedings

    If you are interested in sponsoring the conference, please contact Afif Batal.

    Programme Committee

    Joint 4M/IWMF Programme Committee

    Nadja Adamovich, TUWien, Austria

    Chantal Khan-Malek, CNRS, France

    Bertrand Fillon, CEA, France

    Massimiliano Annoni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

    Hast Jukka, VTT, Finland

    Lionel Tenchine, IPC, France

    Kornel Ehmann, Northwestern University, USA

    Jian Cao, Northwestern University, USA

    Antony H.C.Lee, MIRDC, Taiwan

    Michael-Fu, MIRDC, Taiwan

    G. Maccarini, Università Degli Studi Di Bergamo, Italy

    Thomas Velten, Fraunhofer IBMT, Germany

    Susan Anson, KIT, Germany

    Kiwamu Ashida, AIST, Japan

    Dong-Woo Cho, Postech, Korea

    Kai Cheng, Brunel University, UK

    Nico de Rooij, EPFL, Switzerland

    Kuniaki Doda, Northwestern University, USA

    Fengzhou Fang, Singapore Inst. of Manuf. Tech

    Sergej Fatikow, University of Oldenburg, Germany

    Ho-chung Fu Metal Industries Research &

    Development Centre, Taiwan

    Dae-Gab Gweon, Korea Adv. Institute of Science and Tech

    Yong Huang, University of Florida, USA

    Shiv Kapoor, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, USA

    Byeong-Hee Kim, Kangwon University, Korea

    Jongwon Kim, Seoul National University, Korea

    Tae-Jo Ko, Youngnam University, Korea

    Liu Kui, Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Tech.

    Thomas R. Kurfess, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

    Y.S. Liao, National Taiwan University

    Ming-Chyuan Lu, Nat. Chung Hsing Univ., Taiwan

    Akihiro Matsumoto, Toyo University, Japan

    Bernd Michel, Fraunhofer Institute, Germany

    Bradley Nelson,ETH Zurich

    Jun Ni, University of Michigan, USA

    Hitoshi Ohmori,Riken, Japan

    Yuichi Okazaki, AIST, Japan

    Simon Park, University of Calgary, Canada

    Hyung-Wook Park, UNIST, Korea

    Jong-Kweon Park, KIMM, Korea

    Duc-Truong Pham, University of Birmingham, UK

    Svetan Ratchev, University of Nottingham, UK

    Stephane Regnier, Universite Marie-Curie, France

    Steffen Scholz, KIT, Germany

    Lars Mattsson, KTH, Sweden

    Rhett Mayor, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

    Eleonora Ferraris, KU Leuven, Belgium

    Martin Richter, FhG EMFT, Germany

    Andreas Schoth, University of Freiburg, Germany

    Volker Schulze, KIT, Germany

    Holger Reinecke, HSG-IMIT & IMTEK, Germany

    Pieter Bolt, TNO, Netherlands

    Maurice van der Beek, Philips, Netherlands

    Iban Quintana, TEKNIKER, Spain

    Xabier Mendibil, TEKNIKER, Spain

    Jose Ignacio Esmoris, TEKNIKER, Spain

    Luis Gerardo Uriarte, TEKNIKER, Spain

    Elis Carlström, Swerea-IVF, Sweden

    Helmut Loibl, FOTEC, Austria

    Samuel Bigot, Cardiff University, UK

    Emmanuel Brousseau, Cardiff University, UK

    David Gardner, C-Tech Innovation, UK

    Seung-Kook Ro , KIMM, Korea

    Mitchell Tseng, Hong Kong Univ. of Sc. and Tech.

    Reijo Tuokko, Tampere Univ. of Tech., Finland

    Min-Yang Yang KAIST, Korea

    Quan Zhou, Aalto University, Finland

    André Zimmermann, Hahn-Schickard, Germany

    Call For Papers

    Kindly download the call for papers in the attachment below, it contains all the relevant information including a list of themes and important dates.

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    License Agreement 2016


    Submission of full paper13th of June 2016
    Submission of License Agreement20th June 2016

    License agreement

    To publish your paper in the proceedings, the University of Birmingham requests a formal written License agreement from the copyright owners for each article published. To avoid any delay in the publication of your article, please read the terms of the agreement, sign and return the completed form to us at the address below by the specified deadline.

    The agreement establishes that the Licensor owns the copyright in the Article and grants the University of Birmingham a non-exclusive, royalty-free license in the Article to use the article for the Permitted Purpose, together with the right to sub-license as detailed below.

    The Permitted Purpose shall mean the University of Birmingham's right to publish the Article on any website controlled by the University of Birmingham, and for paper or electronic copies to be downloaded by third parties upon a free basis. The University of Birmingham shall also have the right to sub-license the Articles to third parties so that the Article may be placed upon websites controlled by such third parties and for paper or electronic copies to be downloaded by other third parties upon a free basis.

    The licensor warrants that:

    • the Licensor owns the copyright in the work created by the authors.
    • the Article submitted is original and has been written by the stated authors.
    • the Article contains no libelous or other unlawful statements and does not contain any materials that violate any personal or proprietary rights of any other person or entity.
    • the Licensor has obtained written permission from copyright owners for any excerpts from copyrighted works that are included and have credited the sources in the Article or the supplemental tables, illustrations or other information submitted.


    Please download the 4M/IWMF2016 License Agreement by clicking on the icon below. When you have completed it please scan, post or email it, by the specified deadline, to the Secretariat at the address below. If posting, please also email a confirmation.

    Mr Afif Batal
    University of Birmingham
    B15 2TT

    Afif Batal Telephone: +44(121)414 4143

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    Submission Guidelines 2016


    The Paper Submission will be open on the 1st of January 2016.

    If you have submitted a paper you can see the feedback here>>

    Feedback for Authors will be available from the 16th of May

    Submission of Full PaperCLOSED
    Peer Review & Decisions1st of June
    Submission of Final Paper13th of June

    Step by Step Guide

    1. Go to the conference submission website
    2. To submit a paper follow the Submit paper link
      • fill in the form, ensuring all required information is present and correct
      • make sure you remember your password. Each paper is given a paper id and password, which allows all authors to update the submission information or re-upload the paper
      • the submitted paper must be in PDF format
      • make sure you follow the template of the sample paper which can be downloaded by clicking on the icon below.
      • four pages are expected for the paper to be accepted
      • submit the paper by 25th of March, 2016 deadline
    3. If required, update the submission information, like author details, by following the Edit Submission link
    4. If required, for example after review, you can re-upload the paper, using the Re-Upload Paper link
    5. If your paper is accepted with revisions, re-upload the revised paper as above, as a PDF file, by 13th of June 2016
    6. Submit the final version of the paper and send us the copyright forms by 13th of June 2016

    Note: All authors will be asked to review papers and will be automatically entered into the reviewer pool for the conference. We will send further reviewer guidelines.

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