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Important Dates

Full Paper Submission
Nov. 15, 2017

Review Notification
Jan. 31, 2018

Revision Submission
Feb. 28, 2018

Paper Acceptance
March 15, 2018
Final Paper Due
March 31, 2018












Paper Submission Guidelines

Papers submitting to NAMRC 46 must be prepared using the conference-specific paper template in Microsoft Word* or LaTeX, and strictly follow the instructions in the template. NAMRC papers should only report unpublished materials of the authors, and/or state-of-the-art reviews. Quality papers after review will be recommended to be fast-tracked to SME's "Journal of Manufacturing Systems" (JMS) and "Journal of Manufacturing Processes" (JMP). To submit a paper to NAMRC 46, please select one of the six tracks for submission via EasyChair:

Track 1: Manufacturing Systems – General Submission
Track 2: Manufacturing Processes – General Submission
Track 3: Additive Manufacturing
Track 4: Smart Manufacturing and Cyber-Physical Systems
Track 5: Manufacturing Education, Workforce Development and Outreach
Track 6: Industrial Applications and Manufacturing Implementation
Track 7: A Symposium on Manufacturing Public Policy: Influence R&D Investment


*Since the MS Word file with macro cannot be uploaded on the web server, it is saved as a .docx file. Once you have downloaded and saved the file, please change the file extension back to “.docm” for editing.

NAMRC paper review will be handled by the NAMRI/SME Scientific Committee. Each paper will be evaluated by at least three experts before a review decision is made. Every accepted paper, including fast-track papers to the "Journal of Manufacturing Systems" (JMS) and the "Journal of Manufacturing Processes" (JMP), must be presented in person at NAMRC 46 by the author or one of the co-authors. Unpresented, no-show papers will be removed from the NAMRC 46 Proceedings in ''Procedia Manufacturing," or from JMS/JMP.

Option for Industrial Authors
Authors from industry can submit full papers until Nov. 30, 2017. Authors from industry, who cannot get permission to submit full papers, are allowed to submit an abstract for “presentation only” at NAMRC 46. For abstract submission in this case, industrial authors should also use the NAMRC paper template but provide title, authors, affiliations and abstract only. Abstracts should be submitted via EasyChair, for assessment by the Scientific Committee. However, these abstracts will NOT appear in the NAMRC 46 proceedings.


For general questions regarding paper submissions, please contact the NAMRI/SME Scientific Committee Chair Lihui Wang, PhD, FSME, PE, or Chair-Elect Livan Fratini, PhD.