CIRP CATS 2020 COVID-19 update

Updated 16 July 2020
Having taken into consideration the latest updates on the COVID19 situation, it has been decided that CIRP CATS 2020 will be presented as a virtual conference, taking place September 29-October 1, 2020.

The organizing committee is confident that a high-quality platform for research discussions can be provided representing the CIRP CATS series.

More information to be provided regularly.
The organizing committee remains at your disposal. For any question please contact:

Updated 22 March 2020
Having analysed the situation around the world, considering the health risks involved and having considered the traveling restrictions in many countries, it has been decided to reschedule the event.

New dates: 29 September to 1 October 2020.

More information to be provided regularly.
The organizing committee remains at your disposal. For any question please contact:

Updated 10 March 2020
Athens in Greece is not yet affected too much by the COVID-19 and for this reason no restriction has been applied for the next two months, namely April and May, because the risk is considered to be low by the authorities.
Even though it is soon to predict the situation on May, the evidence so far conclude to the point that CIRP CATS 2020 will go ahead as planned from Monday, 18 May to Wednesday, 20 May, including the welcome reception and other social events, while the organisers are in close contact with health authorities and consider protective measures in place, such as sanitation material.
Nevertheless, if some authors cannot attend the conference to present their results, due to travel restriction measures in their country, we will manage presentations by video-conferencing system, including these papers in the PROCEDIA CIRP of course.
At this stage we keep going according to the original plan and we will be reassessing the situation regularly. In case of any change, we will definitely inform the participants as soon as possible. For more information as to how our event team is responding to the situation, please contact:

Welcome to the 8th CIRP Conference on Assembly Technologies and Systems

in Athens 29 September to 1 October, 2020

“Digitalizing smart factories”

The Conference on Assembly Technologies and Systems (CATS) has returned to spark scientific discussion about Smart factories. CATS 2020 will provide an interaction platform allowing world leading researchers, industry experts and integrators to disseminate their work, as well as to exchange point of views regarding the challenges of Smart factories.

More specifically, the conference will involve a variety of topics addressing the global trend of product personalisation, which drives the development of modern assembly systems. Among the topics that will be discussed are: the design for assembly, human-robot interaction /collaboration in assembly, energy efficiency in assembly and joining, and ICT technology for assembly monitoring & control. Researchers who have faced challenges  related to the realization of Smart factories are welcome to present their ideas for the improvement of manufacturing systems and join us in Athens, 29 September to  1 October, 2020.

Organized by: 

Dr. Sotiris Makris Prof. Dimitris Mourtzis Prof. George Chryssolouris
Important Dates:
Abstracts submission:30.09.2019
Full paper submission:31.12.2019
Paper review:29.02.2020
Final paper submission:31.03.2020