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IWAMA 2014

The 4th International Workshop of Advanced Manufacturing and Automation

27–28 October, Shanghai, China

IWAMA – International Workshop of Advanced Manufacturing and Automation – has since 2010 been a joint seminar between SFI Norman (SINTEF and NTNU) and Shanghai Key Laboratory of Manufacturing Automation and Robotics (Shanghai University). It has now expanded to an important international workshop for academic and industrial experts in the fields of advanced manufacturing and automation and will be organized as an annual event worldwide, with the University of Manchester, Tongji University, University of Stavanger, Shanghai Second Polytechnic University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China University of Mining Technology, Shandong Agriculture University and Xiamen University of Technology joining in as co-organizers.

Manufacturing and automation has assumed paramount importance and are vital factors for the maintenance and improvement of the economy of a nation and the quality of life. The field of manufacturing and automation is advancing at a rapid pace and new technologies are also emerging in the field. The challenges faced by today’s engineers are forcing them to keep on top of the emerging trends through continuous research and development.

IWAMA aims at providing a common platform for academics, researchers, practicing professionals and experts from industries to interact and discuss trends and advances in some areas of manufacturing and automation while sharing ideas and perspectives.



Shanghai University


University of Manchester

University of Stavanger

Tongji University

Shanghai Second Polytechnic University

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

China University of Mining and Technology

Shandong Agricultural University

Xiamen University of Technology


Workshop secretariat in China

Jing Li, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
Phone: +86 21 56337945

Workshop secretariat in Norway

Tonje Berg Hamnes, IPK, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
Phone: +47 73592988