Project Description

20th International Conference & Exhibition
8th – 12th June 2020, CERN, Geneva

Abstract Submissions
Venue, Travel & Social
Company Tours
Scientific Committee
Exhibitor Zone
Student Networking Dinner

Monday 8th June – Friday 12th June 2020
Starling Hotel & Conference Centre, Geneva, CH

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euspen’s international conference and exhibition provides a leading forum for industrialists and academics alike to review the best of world-wide industrial innovation, progressive research and technology developments. Delegates will gain an insight into the precision engineering and nanotechnology priorities of Europe’s leading industrial nation.

euspen’s international conference and exhibition provides a leading forum for industrialists and academics alike to review the best of world-wide industrial innovation, progressive research and technology developments. Delegates will gain an insight into the precision engineering and nanotechnology priorities of Europe’s leading industrial nation.

The organising commitee and local hosts for euspen‘s 20th International Conference and Exhibition is Prof. Enrico Savio, University of Padova, IT; Dr Hélène Mainaud Durand, CERN, CH and Dr Harald Bosse from PTB, DE

Themes and Call for Abstracts:

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Data from 2019

Announcement & Call for Abstracts

Come and join your international peers and maintain a leading edge on technology, customers, partners and suppliers. Access the greatest minds in micro and nano research and development. Share knowledge and information and stimulate debates.


• Measuring Instruments and Machine Tools: Design and Performance
• Mechatronics, Control, Handling
• Metrology
• Advances in Precision Engineering and Nanotechnologies
• Mechanical Manufacturing Processes
• Non-Mechanical Manufacturing Processes
• Replication and Additive Manufacturing
• Applications of Precision Engineering in Biomedical Sciences
• Automation, Robotics, Machine Learning
• Large Scale Precision Engineering: Design, Metrology & Applications

Submission of abstracts

Abstracts are expected to describe original work, previously unpublished and should indicate new and significant advances and their importance. Initially short abstracts comprising of approximately 300 words in length should be submitted online using the below links.

Following review of short abstracts, authors will be provided with instructions for submitting extended abstracts of up to four A4 pages. On acceptance of extended abstracts, authors are notified of presentation mode (poster/oral). All papers accepted into the conference proceedings are included in Elsevier’s citation index and will also be indexed on to euspen’s Knowledge Base which is indexed via Google Scholar. The final decision on acceptance of all papers is made by the Editor and International Scientific Committee of the conference.

The invitation to submit an abstract does not constitute an offer to pay travel, accommodation or registration costs associated with the conference. Similarly, no speaker fee is paid to successful participants. All speakers must register for the conference and transfer registration fee. In specific cases the organising committee reserves the right to deviate from the standard procedure.

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“Oral and poster sessions revealing the latest research and state-of-the-art technology”

Key Dates:

30th September 2019: Deadline for online short abstract submissions

30th December 2019: Deadline for online extended abstract submissions

30th December 2019: Deadline for Scholarship Applications

9th March 2020: Notification of extended abstract award (oral/poster) 

9th March 2020: Notification of Scholarship award 

Conference Fees:

The conference delegate registration fee includes :-

  • Free access to the welcome reception to be held on the Monday evening of 8th June 2020
  • A full electronic copy of the proceedings on a euspen USB drive
  • Free access to the technical workshops held on Monday afternoon of 8th June 2020
  •         Free refreshments through-out the conference
  •         Free three course Lunch on each of the conference days
  • Student delegates have an opportunity to attend the student networking dinner Free of Charge on 9th June 2020
  • Access to all of the keynote and technical presentations held through-out the conference
  • Access to the euspen conference App which allows for easy networking with fellow delegates
  • Access to the exhibitors drinks reception held on Tuesday 9th June 2020
  • euspen Members Early Bird – TBC
  • Non Members Early Bird – TBC
  • Student Members Early Bird – TBC
  • Evening Networking Dinner – TBC
  • Tutorials – TBC
  • Delegate Workshops – TBC
  • Company Tours – TBC
  • Printed Conference Proceedings – TBC
The Precision Engineering community is quite small and the euspen annual event is a great way to make and maintain contact with world-leading experts in the field, many of whom offer highly relevant tutorial sessions at the conferences. We at Cranfield Precision specialise in the design and manufacture of high precision machine systems, it would be unthinkable for us not to take advantage of the technical program, networking and educational opportunities on offer at euspen conferences. Since around 2011, we have been exhibitors at the annual conference exhibition, we have found this to be an excellent way of making contact with new and existing customers. We can trace the initial contact made with many of our current and past customers back to the euspen conference and exhibition, so the cost of attending and exhibiting has paid for itself many times over.
Mark Stocker, Cranfield Precision
With over 400 attendees focused on precision engineering, exhibiting at the Annual Conference & exhibition organised by euspen is vital to getting our message to the right people. The ultimate benefit to attending is the people you meet. Networking with industry experts willing to discuss ideas and offer suggestions to those difficult projects waiting for you back home. These conversations lead to treasured relationships with talented precision engineers you can consult when difficult questions arise.
Byron Knapp, Professional Instruments

Conference Keynotes:

Dr. Begoña Vila

Systems Engineer, NASA GSFC/SGT, US

The James Webb Space Telescope: Testing on the ground to ensure on-orbit performance

The James Webb Space Telescope is the largest, most complex telescope being launched to date. It includes segmented folded mirrors and a folded sunshield deploying on orbit, and instruments with state of the art infrared detectors and different science capabilities operating below 45K (-378 F). A rigorous test campaign including ambient and cryogenic tests to verify the health, performance and operations readiness in the conditions it will see on orbit is near its completion.

A summary of some of those tests and their challenges as all the observatory components were assembled will be presented, covering in particular the comprehensive program of thermal, optical, electrical and operational tests in the cryogenic chambers at Goddard Space Flight Center and Johnson Space Center and final ambient tests at Northrop Grumman. How the telescope achieves the pointing stability required for science operations by using the various components of its Fine Guidance System, the alignment of the telescope mirrors and observation innovations on the science instruments will be covered.

Dr. Begoña Vila is the lead Systems Engineer at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/SGT for two of the instruments on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), one of them the Fine Guidance Sensor responsible for the pointing and stability of the Observatory. She obtained her PhD in Astrophysics at Jodrell Bank, Manchester University, UK after her undergraduate degree in Spain. Her research included rotation curves of galaxies, nuclear galactic activity and stellar abundances observing both in optical and in radio wavelengths. She has been involved with JWST since 2006 starting in Canada under the Canadian Space Agency and moving to NASA after the flight instruments were delivered in 2012. She was the overall test lead for the final cryogenic test at Goddard for all the JWST instruments and was heavily involved in the testing completed at the Johnson Space Center cryogenic chamber that included the JWST instruments and mirrors. She is currently working the test planning at the Observatory level at NGAS, and the detailed plans for commissioning and operating the instruments following the launch in 2021.

She has received various achievement awards including the NASA Exceptional Public Achievement Medal in 2016 and the Premio Wonenburger by the Xunta de Galicia (Spain) in 2017.

Apart from her work, Dr. Begoña Vila enjoys outreach activities communicating with the general public on JWST, STEAM or other, both in English and in Spanish.

Prof. Darwin Caldwell

Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), IT

The use of humanoids and AI in the industrial processes and manufacturing

Dr. Roberto Losito


Future CERN projects and associated engineering challenges

Dr. Thomas Sesselmann

Johannes Heidenhain GmbH, DE

Precision manufacturing and metrology in Europe: a historical perspective

Confirmed Exhibitors