CIRP ICME '23 Conference

The 17th CIRP Conference on Intelligent Computation in Manufacturing Engineering (CIRP ICME ’23), 12-14 July 2023, Ischia, Italy, sponsored by the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP), Paris France, was organized by Roberto Teti, Doriana D’Addona, Alessandra Caggiano, and Tiziana Segreto of the Smart Sensing group and included a Special Session on BioMeld and Biological Transformation in Industry.

The response to the CIRP ICME ‘23 confirmed the ever increasing widespread interest in the topics of Intelligent Computation in Manufacturing Engineering. The conference attracted more than 200 delegates with 4 KN presentations in the Plenary Session and 179 presentations in the Technical Sessions by authors from 22 countries and 4 continents. The topics dealt with ranged from Intelligent Production Systems to Smart Manufacturing Technologies as well as to Emerging Issues like Biological Transformation in Industry, Ecosystems & Sustainability, Machine Learning & Deep Learning, Energy & Resource Efficiency.

As regards the EC BioMeld Project dissemination activities, a Keynote presentation entitled “A Modular Framework for Designing and Producing Biohybrid Machines – BioMeld, EC Horizon Europe Project” was made by Prof. Roberto Teti of the Smart Sensing group in the Plenary Session illustrating the EC BioMeld project. Furthermore, a Special Session on BioMeld and Biological Transformation in Industry was held with seven technical presentations, including a presentation on the Smart Sensing activities in the BioMeld project entitled “Bio-intelligent manufacturing cell (BIMC) development for biohybrid machines (BHM) fabrication within the EC Horizon Europe BioMeld project” by Dr. Alessandra Caggiano and Prof. Roberto Teti.