About the Conference

International Conference on Machines and Mechanisms (iNaCoMM 2021) is the 20th event in the series of biennial conferences organised under the aegis of Association of Machines and Mechanism (AMM) with international status being given from 2013. The conference aims at bringing together researchers, industry experts and students working in various aspects of design and analysis of machines and mechanisms. iNaCoMM2021 will be a platform to bring experts from industry and academia, and students working in the domain of Machines and Mehchanism (and related domains) on a single platform for discussion and sharing of the knowledge and expertise. A pre-conference Workshop is also planned to be held on December 08, 2021. The conference will host both Oral and Poster Presentaions. A student design competition will be part of the conference. Looking to the ongoing Pandemic if need arises the conference may be hosted in online mode, a decision in this regard will be taken in due course of time.

INFORMATION BROCHURE

Conference Organizers

About PDPM IIITDM Jabalpur
PDPM IIITDM Jabalpur was established in 2005 with a focus on education and research in the field of Information Technology-enabled Design and Manufacturing. Since its inception, PDPM IIITDM Jabalpur has been playing a vital role in producing quality human resources for contribution in India�s mission of inclusive and sustainable growth. The Institute offers undergraduate, post graduate and PhD programmes in Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Smart Manufacturing and Design along with PhD programmes in Mathematics, Physics and English. The Institute has been declared an Institute of National Importance in January 2015. The Institute campus is being developed on 250 acres of land close to Dumna Airport, Jabalpur.

Association of Mechanism and Machines (AMM)
The Association for Machines and Mechanism, India, is the national affiliate of the International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM). AMM hosts two series of conferences alternating each other. The National Conference on Machines and Mechanisms (NaCoMM) series lay emphasis on theoretical aspects and experimental studies relating to machinery while Industrial Problems on Machines and Mechanisms (IPRoMM) series would deal with the engineering aspects. The main objective of AMM is to contribute to mechanical design at all levels starting from academic research to industrial initiatives, thereby enhancing the quality and reliability of indigenous machines.

Conference Scope

The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to:

  • Kinematics and Dynamics of machines, Compliant Mechanisms
  • Gear, Cams and power transmission systems
  • Mechanisms and Machines for Rural, Agricultural and Industrial Applications
  • Mechanisms for Space Applications
  • Mechanisms for Energy Harvesting
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Human Centric Robotics
  • Soft Robotics
  • Man–Machine System, Mechatronics and Micro–Mechanisms
  • CAD, CAGD
  • Control of machines
  • Vibration of Machines & Rotor dynamics
  • Acoustic & Noise
  • Tribology
  • Condition monitoring and Failure analysis
  • Fault diagnosis and Health monitoring
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Composites and Advanced materials

Paper Submission

Important Dates And Deadlines

Abstract submission

 December 15, 2020 Extended to February 16, 2021

Abstract acceptance notification

 March 01, 2021

Full paper submission

 March 31, 2021 May 31, 2021

Paper acceptance

 July 31, 2021

Final paper submission (Camera ready copy)

 September 15, 2021

Early Registration

 September 15, 2021

Registration Closure for Authors*

 October 15, 2021

iNaCoMM2021: December 09-11, 2021

Submission Guidelines

The objective of this conference is to bring together experts from academic institutions, industries and research organizations and professional engineers for sharing of knowledge, expertise and experience in the emerging trends related to machine and mechanism. Prospective authors are invited to submit an abstract of the paper by December 15, 2020. The official language of the conference is English. 

Authors are requested to use the EasyChair link to submit extended abstracts of their research papers. The one page abstract must be submitted only in PDF format, with file size less than 1 MB. Authors are also requested to read paper submission guidelines before submitting their work.
All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference.
Abstract Submission EasyChair link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=inacomm2021

Format for Abstract

Submission Guidelines

Format for Full Paper

Proceedings of the Conference

The full length accepted manuscripts would be published in the form of proceedings of the conference in Springer. Selected papers will be published in the International Journal of repute.

Best Paper Award

Two best papers (one general and one student) will be selected and awarded a prize of Rs 5000/- and a certificate by AMM.

Students Mechanisms Design Contest (SMDC)

Objective:
A key objective of the Association for Machines and Mechanisms (AMM) is to promote innovation among the students. A mechanism design contest has been made an integral part of the iNaCoMM series of conferences, since 2009. The purpose is to encourage the students to apply their theoretical knowledge in the domain of mechanisms and machines to either solve problems relevant to the society or propose the architecture of futuristic machines.

Award:
The Association of Machines and Mechanisms (AMM) has approved 3 prizes for the Student Mechanism Design Contest. The winning entry will receive Rs. 10,000 while the 2nd and 3rd prizes are respectively of Rs. 6,000 and Rs. 4,000 each.

Who can participate?
Participation is restricted to individuals/groups of students (up to three members). All the participants must be registered as full-time students/research scholars/project staff in recognized institutes.

How to participate?
Participants are invited to submit proposals for design, construction and operation of mechanisms which are innovative and capable of solving a challenging design problem. The design problem may be chosen from a wide range of application domains - from agricultural and rural technology to automobile engineering and biomedical field. Typical, non-exhaustive, examples include:

  1. A tree climbing mechanism
  1. Walking mechanism (with two or more legs)
  2. Mars-rover type small vehicle which can climb over significant obstacles
  3. Staircase climbing mechanism
  4. Foldable mechanisms, which can be deployed as useful structures, e.g., space-efficient beds, tables and other furniture, etc.
  5. A foot-operated substitute of the hand-pump
  6. Patient bed for the hospitals to overcome sore problem
  7. Mechanism to create negative pressure for wound care
  8. Automatic operation of traditional games, such as table tennis return function
  9. Mechanisms to substitute human efforts for peeling/cutting fruits/vegetables, etc.

The above listing is only representative. Participants are free to innovate on their own.

Following additional points may also be noted:

  1. The mechanism could be manually powered or operated by a small motor or engine.
  1. Operational safety of the mechanism/machine and the power source is of utmost importance. Unsafe machines will not be allowed for demonstration.
  2. It is suggested that the mechanism be light and compact, and easy to transport, assemble and operate at the venue. Significant modifications/repairs cannot be done at the venue.
  3. Machines using significant artificial intelligence (robots) are not allowed. However, some sort of remote control from an operator is allowed.
  4. The prototype machine must be operated satisfactorily in front of the judges, and each machine will be given at most three chances, to demonstrate its performance.

Procedure and deadlines:

  1. The final selection will be based on the three stage evaluation.
    1. At the first stage, proposals about the problem formulation and novelty will be judged. The participants will submit a 2-page write up on the problem formulation and expected objectives by April 30, 2021. Submissions should be done through the google link (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RhyGxu-PIddqPFAFCaSgjeNwUolbaNv1SQThnV0f30g). Selected proposals will be entering to the second stage. Decisions will be sent out by May 31, 2021, and participants with selected proposals would be requested to proceed towards the design the mechanism.
    2. In the second stage, the selected teams needs to send the details of design for the mechanism. A detailed report on the design of the mechanism has to be submitted by July 15, 2021. Selected designs based on the detailing will enter the final prototype presentation stage. Reviews of the design will be sent out by August 15, 2021, and successful participants of the second stage will be requested to participate in the final round, to demonstrate their working prototypes during iNaCoMM 2021 at IIITDM Jabalpur. Those invited for final presentation will be provided TA/DA.
    3. In the final stage, the team need to develop a prototype of the designed and working mechanism and the same to be demonstrated at the time of iNaCoMM2021 conference. A brief report with photographs of the progress of prototype mechanism development to be submitted by October 31, 2021. Finished prototypes are to be demonstrated before a panel of judges. Those invited for final presentation and make the presentation will be provided TA/DA.
  2. Winners will be adjudicated based on the extent of innovation, difficulty of the design challenge, effectiveness of the proposed solution towards solving the actual problem, etc.
  3. In any matter related to the contest, decision of the judges and/or the organisers would be final and binding.

Other Details

  1. The Evaluation Committee (in consultation with AMM) reserves the right to restrict the prizes if it feels entries are not upto the mark and do not meet the required quality. That is, it is not mandatory for all prizes to be awarded. The evaluation committee can recommend only the first prize if it deems so.
  2. All the decisions of the judges and the organizing committee would be final and binding.

Important Dates:

              1. Submission of initial proposal (Problem formulation and Objectives) : April 30, 2021
              2. Decision on initial proposal: May 31, 2021
              3. Submission of detailed design: July 15, 2021
              4. Decision on design submission: August 15, 2021
              5. Submission of prototype progress: October 31, 2021

(A brief reprot with photographs of the progress)

              1. Final demonstration: December 10, 2021

 

 

About PDPM IIITDM Jabalpur

PDPM IIITDM Jabalpur was established in 2005 with a focus on education and research in IT-enabled Design and Manufacturing. Since its inception, PDPM IIITDM Jabalpur has been playing a vital role in producing quality human resources for contribution in India's mission of inclusive and sustainable growth. The Institute offers undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes in Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Design and PhD programmes in Mathematics, Physics and Literature. Under IIIT act, the Institute has been declared as an Institute of National Importance in January 2015. The Institute campus is being developed on 250 acres of land close to Dumna Airport, Jabalpur. The Institute is 10 km from the main railway station and 5.5 km from Dumna Airport, Jabalpur

Registration

Author and Attendee Registration


Early Bird*, Date: June 30, 2021

 

Indian Nationals (INR)

Foreign Nationals (USD)

Delegate from academia

6,000/-

600

Delegate from Industry

8,000/-

800

Student and Research Scholars

2,000/-

200

Discount for IFToMM members

1,500/-

100

After early bird, Registration till October 15, 2021

Delegate from academia

7,000/-

700

Delegate from Industry

10,000/-

1,000

Student and Research Scholars

3,000/-

300

Discount for IFToMM members

1,500/-

100

NOTE:
All the payments should be made through online mode or a Demand Draft drawn in favour of “PDPM IIITDM Jabalpur”, payable at Jabalpur.

One registration by an author will cover up to TWO accepted papers by the same registering author.