IC-QIEM & ICNcT 2021

Conference aim

Organized by the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Department of Design Engineering and Robotics, Romanian Association for Nonconventional Technologies and the Romanian Association for Alternative Technologies Sibiu (A.R.T.A. Sibiu) the joint conference aims to showcase the most recent developments in the areas of quality and innovation engineering and management and production engineering in order to stimulate the exchange of valuable opinions and contributions by academia and industry. This year, the QIEM conference celebrates 10 years from its first edition, while ICNcT will be organized for the 21st time.

Theme & topics

The proposed theme for the current challenging year is:

Quality and Innovation & Nonconventional Technologies in the post-pandemic world

The submitted papers are encouraged to address particularly, the following topics:

  • Digitalization of products, processes, and organizations;
  • The role of smart systems in remote operations;
  • Servitization and extended product business models;
  • Data analytics for intelligent decision-making in uncertainty conditions;
  • Product and production quality during and after the health crisis;
  • Innovations for tackling pandemic related challenges;
  • IoT as a basis for the connected world: benefits and risks;
  • Quality and innovation for Industry 4.0;
  • Micro and nanotechnologies and materials for emergency situations;
  • Nonconventional and additive approaches for quick response manufacturing;
  • Basic physical phenomena and processes of the nonconventional procedures;
  • Experimental research for nonconventional processing technologies;
  • Nonconventional technologies management and other nonconventional processes;
  • Nonconventional forms of energy and low carbon systems;
  • Education and entrepreneurship for a more resilient society.

Publishing opportunities

Papers will be peer-reviewed and the proceedings will be published in electronic format. An author must be registered for presentation. One author can have a maximum of two papers included.

Accepted papers will be published in special issues of the journals ACTA TECHNICA NAPOCENSIS – Series: APPLIED MATHEMATICS, MECHANICS, AND ENGINEERING (https://atna-mam.utcluj.ro/index.php/Acta) – indexed in ISI-ESCI and the REVIEW OF NONCONVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES (http://revtn.ro/index.php/revtn/about) – under evaluation to be indexed in ISI-ESCI.

Important dates

Submission of full papers September 30th, 2021
Acceptance/review notification of papersOctober 30th, 2021
Submission of camera-ready versionNovember 10th, 2021

 Conference fees

Conference participants100 €
PhD student and industry attendants50 €