The Joint International Conference of

the XIII International Conference on Mechanisms and Mechanical Transmissions (MTM)

and the XXIV International Conference on Robotics (Robotics)

Timişoara, Romania, October 14 – 16, 2020

Organized by

Department of Mechatronics at Politehnica University of Timisoara (UPT)


Under the Patronage of IFTOMM

International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science

Technical Committee for Linkages and Mechanical Controls



The aim of the joint conference is to bring together researchers, scientists, industry experts and PhD students involved in the general area of mechanisms, mechanical transmissions, robotics and mechatronics, to disseminate their latest research results and exchange views on the future research directions of these fields.


Conference Chairman

Erwin-Christian Lovasz (Romania)

Conference Co-Chairmen

Ioan Doroftei (Romania)

Mircea Ivănescu (Romania)

Inocenţiu Maniu (Romania)

With the support of

International Federation for Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science – IFToMM

Romanian Association of Mechanism and Machine Science-ARoTMM

Robotics Society of Romania– SRR

Correspondence Address:

Prof.Dr.-Ing.Dr. Erwin-Christian Lovasz

Department of Mechatronics

University Politehnica Timișoara

1 Mihai Viteazu,

300222 Timișoara, Romania


e-mail: erwin dot lovasz at upt dot ro


We are looking for original, high-quality contributions addressing (but not limited to) the following topics:


  • Mechanisms;
  • Analysis and synthesis;
  • Dynamics of mechanisms and machines;
  • Mechanical Transmissions;
  • Biomechanics;
  • Precision mechanics;
  • Mechatronics;
  • Micromechanisms and Microactuators;
  • Computational and Experimental Methods;
  • CAD in mechanism and machine design.


  • Mechanical design of robot architecture;
  • Parallel robots;
  • Mobile robots;
  • Micro and Nano robots;
  • Sensors and actuators in robotics;
  • Intelligent control systems;
  • Biomedical engineering;
  • Teleoperation, haptics, virtual reality.

International Scientific Committee

Stelian Alaci (Romania)

Cătălin Alexandru (Romania)

Mircea-Viorel Bara (Romania)

Istvan Biro (Hungary)

Karsten Berns (Germany)

Stelian Brad (Romania)

Cornel Brişan (Romania)

Mehmet Ismet Can Dede (Turkey)

Giuseppe Carbone (Italy)

Maja Čavić (Serbia)

Marco Ceccarelli (Italy)

Dorian Cojocaru (Romania)

Burkhard Corves (Germany)

Valer Dolga (Romania)

Jean-Christophe Fauroux (France)

Dirk Lefeber (Belgia)

Carlo Ferraresi (Italy)

Alessandro Gasparetto (Italy)

Grigore Gogu (France)

Alfonso Hernandez (Spain)

Tian Huang (China)

Mathias Hüsing (Germany)

Juan Carlos Jauregui-Correa (Mexico)

Andres Kecskemethy (Germany)

Gökhan Kiper (Turkey)

Chin-Hsing Kuo (Australia)

Corneliu Lazăr (Romania)

Song Lin (China)

Dan Mândru (Romania)

Elena Mereuţă (Romania)

Călin Micloşină (Romania)

Niels Modler (Germany)

Andreas Müller (Austria)

Mircea Neagoe (Romania)

Mircea Nitulescu (Romania)

Doru Adrian Pănescu (Romania)

Paul Ciprian Patic (Romania)

Ivan Petrovič (Croaţia)

Victor Petuya (Spain)

Doina Pisla (Romania)

Radu-Emil Precup (Romania)

Sergiu-Dan Stan (Romania)

Ionel Stareţu (Romania)

Iulian Tabără (Romania)

Yukio Takeda (Japan)

Daniela Tarniţă (România)

Hidetsugu Terada (Japan)

Radu Ţarcă (Romania)

Ion Vişa (Romania)

Luige Vlădăranu (Romania)

Delun Wang (China)

Lena Zentner (Germany)

Xianmin Zhang (China)

Organizing Committee

Iosif Cărăbaş

Corina Gruescu 

Dan Mărgineanu

Valentin Ciupe

Cristian Moldovan

Carmen Sticlaru

Extended deadlines

Full paper submission:     May 31st, 2020

Prov. accept notification: June 25th, 2020

Final paper submission:   June 30th, 2020

Final accept notification:  July 10th, 2020

Submission, presentation and publication

The official language of the joint conference is English. Each paper will be reviewed, and the papers selected by the Scientific Committee will be published by Springer in the series “Mechanisms and Machine Science”, indexed in several data bases and monitored by all major abstract media. All submitted papers must be strictly prepared following the publication guidelines.

Link to Authors Template: MTM&Robotics2020_template

Please note that minimum number of pages must be 6. There is no restriction for the maximum number of pages.

In order to submit a paper please follow this link:


Early Registration (before June 25th, 2020)

IFToMM/SRR Members                      250 €

Non IFToMM/SRR Members              300 €

Regular Registration

IFToMM/SRR Members                      300 €

Non IFToMM/SRR Members              350 €

Students/Accompanying Persons    150 €

Excursion, October 17th 2020              50 €


Will be available after june 20th 2020.


Directly after the conference there will be an Excursion day with touristic and regional character.


The conference will be held at The University Politehnica of Timisoara, Romania. Timisoara is the most western city of Romania, close to Hungary. It is a city with a strong industry and long cultural tradition. It is easily accessible from other countries by plane, train or car.


Timişoara provides accommodation in several hotels of different categories. A list of recommended hotels will be available on this site.


©2020 UPT – Departamentul de Mecatronică

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