It gives us great pleasure to invite you to the 40th International MATADOR Conference to be held in Hangzhou, China on 8-10 July 2019. The MATADOR Conference was established in 1959, which makes it one of the longest running conferences in the field of manufacturing. It is a truly international conference, which attracts high quality peer reviewed papers and delegates from countries all over the world. The 40th International MATADOR Conference will provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of original contributions to the principles, techniques and applications in the areas of Manufacturing Processes, Technology, Systems Design and Integration, Metrology and Management. In addition to keynote lectures, there will be special themes. A prize of US$160 will be given to the best paper winner presented at the conference.

We look forward to seeing you in Hangzhou in July 2019.

Conference Topics

  • Additive manufacturing and 3D printing
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) and Robotics in Manufacturing
  • Automation and Smart Systems
  • Battery manufacturing
  • Bio-manufacturing
  • Composite and Polymer Processing
  • Composite Manufacturing
  • Design
  • Electrical Machining
  • Energy and Carbon Footprint in Manufacturing
  • High-speed Machining
  • Hybrid Manufacturing Processes and Technology
  • Injection Moulding and Replication
  • Laser Processing
  • Machining, Forming and Consolidation Processes
  • Metrology and Measurement
  • Micro and Nano Fabrication
  • Micro-device Manufacture and Assembly
  • Modelling & Simulation
  • Monitoring and Control of Machining Operations
  • Precision Machining
  • Quality Management and Control
  • Remanufacturing of Materials and Components
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Manufacturing Processes
  • Synthesis of Nano-Materials
  • Systems and Operational Research
  • Welding and Joining


Special Themes

  • Additive manufacturing (3D printing)
  • Bio manufacturing
  • Industry 4.0 and smart factories
  • Intelligent manufacturing
  • Laser-based manufacturing
  • Manufacturing of graphene and 2D materials and applications
  • Sustainable and low carbon manufacturing



Student Registration (for those in full time education)(Non-Authors)

After 10 May:£300

Full Registration(Non-Authors)

After 10 May:£600

Call for paper

Important Dates

Draft paper submission deadline:2019-03-31

Abstract submission deadline:2019-01-27

Abstract notification of acceptance:2019-02-15

Author guidelines

1. Please upload an abstract of no more than 250 words by 5pm China time on 27th January 2019.

2. Papers and abstracts are accepted for review on the condition that the manuscript is original, and has not been previously published in a Journal or presented at a Conference.

3. Selected authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to produce the full paper by 31st March 2019. The full papers will be refereed, and accepted papers will be recommended to special issues of journals for publication.

4. It is intended to invite international experts as keynote and invited speakers and as session chairpersons both to provide a focus and to lead technical discussions.

5. It is a condition for the acceptance of a paper that at least one author registers for the Conference and presents the paper.

6. English is the working language of the Conference. It will be used for all printed material, presentations and discussions.


Selected papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in special issues of the following journals:

International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology;

Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B;

Journal of Engineering Manufacture;

Lasers in Engineering


Follow this link to submit your abstract.


Organising Committee

Prof. Paulo Bartolo (General Chair)

Prof. Lin Li (Co-Chairman)

Prof. Srichand Hinduja (Co-Chairman)

Professor Jianhua Yao (Co-Chairman)

Professor Rongshi Xiao (Co-Chairman)

Prof. Paul Mativenga (Co-Chairman)

Dr Olivier Allegre

Dr Otto Jan Bakker

Dr April Bryan

Dr John Francis

Dr David Gillen

Dr Glen Cooper

Dr Robert Heinemann

Dr Ting Huang

Dr Moray Kidd

Professor Lihua Liang

Professor Baisong Pan

Professor Mike Smith

Dr Andrew Weightman

Dr Qunli Zhang


International Scientific Committee

Professor J C Aurich, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Professor D Biermann, Technical University of Dortmund, Germany

Professor M Brandt, RMIT University, Australia

Professor K Cheng, Brunel University, UK

Professor B Cheung, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China

Professor Chee Kai Chua, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr K Cooke, Teer Coatings Ltd, UK

Professor B Denkena, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

Professor S Dimov, Birmingham University, UK

Professor J R Duflou, Katholieke University Leuven, Belgium

Professor F Z Fang, University of Dublin, Ireland

Professor Wei Gao, Tokyo University, Japan

Professor D K Harrison, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Professor K K B Hon, Liverpool University

Professor Dame X Q Jiang, University of Huddersfield, UK

Professor M Kunieda, University of Tokyo, Japan

Professor Z Y Jeng, Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, China

Professor B Lauwers, Katholieke University Leuven, Belgium

Professor J Lawrence, Coventry University, UK

Professor Y F Lu, University of Nebraska Lincoln, USA

Professor P Maropolous, Aston University, UK

Professor J Mazumder, University of Michigan, USA

Professor J A McGeough, University of Edinburgh, UK

Professor F J A M Van Houten, University of Twente, Netherlands

Professor F Vollertsen, BIAS GmbH, Germany

Professor M L Zhong, Tsinghua University, China


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Sponsored By

  • 中国机械工程学会特种加工分会

Supported By

  • 浙江省光学学会

Organized By

  • 北京工业大学高功率及超快激光先进制造实验室