Papers submitted to NAMRC 49 must be prepared using the conference-specific paper template in Microsoft Word or LaTeX, and strictly follow the instructions in the template. NAMRC papers should only report unpublished materials of the authors, and/or state-of-the-art reviews. Quality papers after review will be recommended to be fast-tracked to SME’s Journal of Manufacturing Systems (JMS) and Journal of Manufacturing Processes (JMP).
Submission and Review Procedures
To submit a paper to NAMRC 49, please select one of the six tracks for submission via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=smenamrc49.
Track 1: Manufacturing Systems – General Submission
Track 2: Manufacturing Processes – General Submission
Track 3: Material Removal
Track 4: Additive Manufacturing
Track 5: Smart Manufacturing – Processes, Systems and Integration
Track 6: Industrial Applications and Manufacturing Education
NAMRC paper review will be handled by the Scientific Committee of NAMRI | SME. The organization of the scientific committee is shown in the figure below (provisional). Each paper will be evaluated by at least three experts before a review decision is made. Every accepted paper, including fast-track paper to JMS or JMP, must be presented in person at NAMRC 49 by the author or one of the co-authors. Unregistered authors (see the deadline below) and/or unpresented (no-show) papers will be removed from the NAMRC 49 Proceedings in Procedia Manufacturing, or from JMS/JMP.
|Full paper submission||November 9, 2020 (extended to November 23, 2020)|
|Industry authors full papers submission||December 7, 2020|
|Review decision notification||January 25, 2021|
|Revised paper submission||March 1, 2021|
|Paper acceptance notification||March 15, 2021|
|Final paper submission||March 26, 2021|
|Author registration||April 16, 2021|
Option for Industrial Authors
Authors from industry can submit full papers until December 7, 2020. Authors from industry who cannot get permission to submit full papers, are allowed to submit an abstract for “presentation only” at NAMRC 49. For abstract submission in this case, industrial authors should also use the NAMRC paper template but provide title, authors, affiliations and abstract only. Abstracts should be submitted via EasyChair for assessment by the Scientific Committee. However, these abstracts will NOT appear in the NAMRC 49 proceedings.
For general questions regarding paper submission and review, please contact the NAMRI/SME Scientific Committee Chair (Prof. Ihab Ragai, Ihab.Ragai@psu.edu) or Chair-Elect (Prof. Robert Gao, Robert.Gao@case.edu).