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Special Interest Group Meeting: Precision Motion Systems & Control
16th – 18th November 2020

Special Interest Group Meeting: Precision Motion Systems & Control
NH Conference Centre Koningshof Veldhoven, Netherlands
16th – 18th November 2020

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Precision motion systems and their control are key elements for precision engineering, both for manufacturing applications as well as for measuring instruments. From one-dimensional systems to complex multi-axis machines, components for linear and angular guidance, actuation, measurement and control of motion are needed for precision positioning tasks. Increasing demands on the throughput of manufacturing systems and measuring instruments lead to the development of motion systems with higher dynamics and corresponding challenges for position control. As a consequence, the research on and the development of advanced precision motion components, systems and their control are focus areas for industry and academia.

The first euspen Special Interest Group (SIG) on Precision Motion Systems & Control meeting will bring together researchers and practitioners from academia, industry and government agencies to discuss state-of-the-art practice, and key research and development in the area of precision engineering associated with Precision Motion Systems & Control. The meeting includes keynote presentations, oral sessions, posters and training seminars covering the newest developments and research.

The intensive on-going work in this area led us to bring together this first internationally-coordinated meeting and we are seeking papers in the following categories, which are given for orientation, however, possible contributions are not limited to these:

Precision guide components and systems

  • Advanced guides (advanced materials, …) and bearing (air, magnetic, …) systems
  • Measurement methods and modelling approaches of guide performance parameter

Drive systems and actuators

  • Latest developments in direct drive technology (electromagnetic, piezo actuators, …)
  • High precision actuators (linearity, dynamics, …)
  • New type of drive systems
  • Advanced coupling methods for drives systems

Linear and angular position measurement systems 

  • Position sensors (Interferometry,grating-based measurement systems, capacitive sensors, …)
  • Multi-axis position metrology (Sensors for multiple degrees of freedom, mathematical methods for self calibration, …)
  • Integration of measurement systems in positioning applications

New approaches in position control algorithms 

  • Advanced position control algorithms (Feedforward, Model predictive control, …)
  • Machine learning approaches

Multi-axis positioning systems

  • Advanced systems for multi-axis positioning tasks in complex machines
  • Design and modelling of multi-axis positioning systems
  • Performance verification of multi-axis positioning systems

High dynamic positioning systems

  • Design and development approaches to satisfy the conflicting goals of accuracy and high dynamics in positioning tasks
  • Highly dynamic sensor systems including fast data processing

Vibration control

  • Advanced systems for vibration control of components, machines and instruments
  • Measurement and modelling of the performance of vibration control systems

The local hosts and organizing committee for the Special Interest Group meeting on Precision Motion Systems & Control are :- Mario Di Castro from CERN, CH; Dr. Jens Flügge from PTB, DE and Markus Hauf from Carl Zeiss, DE

The Precision Motion Systems & Control meeting chair is Dr. Jens Flügge, from PTB, DE

Key Dates:

19th June 2020
Online abstract submission deadline

15th July 2020
Notification of Presentation Award (Oral/Poster)

10th September 2020
Programme available online

Registration Fees

  • €395.00+VAT euspen member
  • €195.00+VAT Student member
  • €495.00+VAT Non-euspen members
  • €595.00+VAT Exhibitor (table top)
  • €45.00+VAT  Networking Dinner
  • €TBC  Tutorials

Submit an abstract for Precision Motion Systems & Control 2020

We are delighted to bring together leading expertise globally to an open forum for
focused presentations and discussions on Precision Motion Systems & Control

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Come and join your international peers and maintain a leading edge on technology, customers, partners and suppliers. Access the greatest minds in Precision Motion Systems & Control, share knowledge and information and stimulate debates.


  • Precision guide components and systems
  • Drive systems and actuators
  • Linear and angular position measurement systems 
  • New approaches in position control algorithms 
  • Multi-axis positioning systems
  • High dynamic positioning systems
  • Vibration control

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 approx. 300 words in length should be submitted online using the below links.

Following review a review of submitted abstracts, authors will be notified of acceptance of presentation mode (poster/oral).

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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