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The first three International Symposia on Automated Composites Manufacturing were held in Montreal in April 2013, 2015 and 2017. These events were very successful for the composite manufacturing community with participation from many hundreds people from many countries.  The symposia addressed hot topics  in the area of advanced composites manufacturing using automated technologies. They brought together both academia and industrial practitioners and aimed to bridge the gap between academic research and industrial applications. 

At the request of many, and following the trend toward increased use of automated manufacturing of composite structures, the Fourth International Symposium on Automated Composites Manufacturing (ACM4) is being organized to be held in Montreal April 25-26, 2019.       

Objective and topics

The objective of this ACM4 is to provide a forum for presentation and discussion on the latest development in automated composites. The topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Automated manufacturing of thermoset and thermoplastic composite structures
  • Automated dry fiber placement
  • Automated manufacturing of composite structures with complex shape
  • Thermo stamping
  • 4D printing of composite structures
  • Fiber steering and variable stiffness composite structures
  • Advances in materials and equipment suited for automation
  • Process development and optimization
  • Mechanical performance of fiber placed composite structures
  • Quality assurance
  • Virtual manufacturing environments
  • A number of specialists with extensive experience in the field will be invited to present lectures.

Preliminary list of keynote speakers

A number of specialists with extensive experience in the field will be invited to present lectures
Brice A. Johnson, Technical Fellow, The Boeing Company, USA
Trevor S. Angell

Spirit AeroSystems, Inc., USA

Paul Weaver, Professor, University of Bristol, UK
Cyrille Collart 

Airbus, France



Call for Papers

Prospective authors are invited to submit an abstract of 250 - 300 words in English with the corresponding author's email on or before September 30, 2018 to . Abstract will be reviewed and notice of accepted abstracts will be sent by email before October 30, 2018.


Important dates

Abstract submission deadline:

September 30, 2018

Notice of acceptance deadline:

October 30, 2018

Preliminary program:

December 15, 2018

Full length paper submission:

January 15, 2019

Early registration deadline:

January 31, 2019

Organizing committee

Suong V. Hoa, Concordia University, Canada, General chair

Farjad Shadmehri, Concordia University, Technical program chair

Tsz Chen Kwok, Concordia University

Heng Wang, Concordia Center for Composites

Advisory committee

Mehdi Hojjati, Concordia University, Canada

Wen-feng Xie, Concordia University, Canada

Jihua Chen, National Research Council of Canada

Ali Yousefpour, National Research Council of Canada

Larry Lessard, McGill University , Canada

Sayata Ghose, The Boeing company, USA

Dave Hauber, Automated Dynamics, USA

Kevin Potter, University of Bristol, UK

K. Chauncey Wu, NASA Langley Research Center, USA

Ralph Schledjewski, University of Unileoben, Austria

Arnt Offringa, GKN Fokker Aerostructures, the Netherlands

Sonell Shroff, TU Delft, Netherlands

Pierre Beaulieu, Bell Flight Canada

Jean-Evrard Brunel, Bombardier Aerospace.

Axel Von Hehl, Leibniz Institute for Materials Engineering- IWT University of Bremen, Germany 

Louis Laberge Lebel, Ecole Polytechnique Montreal, Canada

Claude Baril, Stelia Aerospace, Canada

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