call for papers


5th European Conference on Mechanism Science - EUCOMES 2014

September 16th-20th, 2014, Guimarães, Portugal


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The aim of the Conference is to bring together European researchers, industry professionals and students from the broad ranges of disciplines referring to Mechanism Science, in an intimate, collegial and stimulating environment. EUCOMES 2014 is the fifth event of a series that was started in 2006 in Obergurgl (Austria). The Conference will be held at the School of Engineering of the University of Minho in Guimarães (Portugal).


Organized by

Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Center for Mechanical and Materials Technologies.
School of Engineering.
University of Minho.

Under the Patronage of IFToMM (International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science).


Conference Chairman

Paulo Flores (Portugal)


Honorary Committee

António M. Cunha (Rector of the University of Minho)
António Marques (President of Industrial Association of Minho)
Carlos Mota Soares (President of APMTAC)
Domingos Bragança (Mayor of Guimarães)
Filipe Silva (Head of Mechanical Engineering Department)
João Monteiro (Dean of School of Engineering) 

International Scientific Committee

Bukhard Corves (Germany)
Doina Pisla (Romania)
Fernando Viadero (Spain)
Jean-Pierre Merlet (France)
Manfred Husty (Austria)
Marco Ceccarelli (Italy)
Paulo Flores (Portugal)
Teresa Zielinska (Poland)


Local Organizing Committee at University of Minho

Eurico Seabra
João Mendonça Silva
José Machado
Luís Ferreira da Silva
Mário Lima
Nuno Peixinho
Paulo Flores
Pedro Souto
Sara Cortez


Papers are solicited on topics related to mechanisms within aspects of theory, design, practice and applications in engineering, including but not limited to:

• Theoretical kinematics
• Computational kinematics
• Mechanism design
• Experimental mechanics
• Mechanics of robots
• Dynamics of machinery
• Dynamics of multi-body systems
• Control issues of mechanical systems
• Mechanisms for biomechanics
• Novel designs
• Mechanical transmissions
• Linkages and manipulators
• Micro-mechanisms
• Teaching methods
• History of mechanism science
• Industrial and non-industrial applications

The Scientific Committee will select papers for presentation at the conference.

Presentation and Publication

Authors are invited to submit a full paper through the webpage of the conference The official language of the Conference is English. Slide and overhead projectors, beamers for personal computers as well as DVD video players will be available.
Each submission will be rigorously reviewed and accepted papers will be published in a Proceedings book by Springer. Outstanding works, as extended version, will be selected for publication in a Special Issue of two International Journals, after undergoing a peer-review process.



The city of Guimarães is historically associated with the foundation and identity of the Portuguese nationality. Guimarães precedes the foundation of Portugal and because of its role in the foundation of the country it is known as the “cradle of the Portuguese nationality”. In 1128, major political and military events that would lead to the independence and the birth of a new nation took place in Guimarães. During September the weather is sunny, with temperatures around 25°C.


Registration Fee

The registration fee includes the program of the EUCOMES Conference and paper publication.

• Euro 400 (before April 14, 2014)
• Euro 500 (after April 14, 2014)

• Euro 300



In Guimarães there are several hotels in all the categories near the conference site. Early reservation is recommended by contacting directly the hotels suggested in the EUCOMES 2014 website.


Important Dates

Full paper submission:      February 14, 2014     February 28, 2014   March 06, 2014
Acceptance notification:    March 28, 2014
Final paper submission:    April 18, 2014