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Math for the Digital Factory

The position of mathematics within the future of digital manufacturing

Join us in the University of Limerick on March 21st-23rd for conference that outlines the importance of mathematics for the 4th Industrial revolution - Industry 4.0.

The event will take place in the University of Limerick Analog Devices Building AD 2010 (No. 41 Campus Map)

Industry 4.0, the 4th industrial revolution, smart manufacturing, digital factories…etc. are some of the phrases being used today to describe a series of game-changing innovations that are changing the way products are manufactured for ever. Industrial mathematics is at the heart of these innovations. 

The workshop is organised together with the Special Interest Group “Math for the Digital Factory” of the European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI).

Registration is now open Closing Date extended to 28th Feb.


  • Chris Decubber - European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA)

  • Louise Clune - Rusal Aughinish Alumina

  • Johan Carlson - Fraunhofer Chalmers Centre for Industrial Mathematics

  • Simone Göttlich - University of Mannheim

There will be contributed sessions on topics such as:

  • Math for virtual product development
  • Modelling Simulation and Optimisation (MSO) of production systems
  • MSO for material flow problems
  • Data analysis and modelling,
  • Artificial Intelligence and Manufacturing
  • Robotics and production machinery

The draft programme is available here.



* We are no long accepting abstrats for Contributed oral presentations *

We invite applications for contributed oral presentations from both academic and industrially based researchers developing and implementing mathematical models for advanced manufacturing. Please upload a 300-word abstract as part of your registration. Applicants who are successful will be given up to €100 towards travel expenses for attending the event.

Some of the areas we are seeking: 

  • Data analysis and modelling
  • MSO of production systems
  • Artificial intelligence and digital manufacturing
Poster presentations  

Applicants who are not selected on this occasion to give an oral presentation are invited to present their work at a poster session.