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European Conference on Mechanism Science

Aachen, Germany, September 4 - 6, 2018


The aim of the conference is to provide a European platform for researchers, engineers and PhD students involved in the general area of mechanisms, robotics and dynamics, to exchange their latest research results and exchange views on the future research directions of these fields.


Theoretical kinematics
Computational kinematics
Mechanism design
Experimental mechanics
Mechanics of robots and manipulators
Dynamics of machinery
Dynamics of multi-body systems
Control issues of mechanical systems
Mechanisms for biomechanics
Novel designs
Mechanical transmissions and gears
Linkages and cams
Teaching methods
History of mechanism science
Industrial and non-industrial applications


Organized by

Institute of Mechanism Theory, Machine Dynamics and Robotics (IGMR) at RWTH Aachen

Under the Patronage of IFTOMM

International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science
Technical Committee (TC) Linkages and Mechanical Controls
TC Computational Kinematics
TC Multi-body Dynamics
TC Gearing and Transmissions
TC Micromachines

Conference Chairman

Burkhard Corves (Germany)

Local Chair

Mathias Hüsing

Conference Co-Chair

Philippe Wenger



International Scientific Committee

Doina Pisla (Romania)
Fernando Viadero (Spain)
Manfred Husty (Austria)
Marco Ceccarelli (Italy)
Paulo Flores (Portugal)
Teresa Zielinska (Poland)
Philippe Wenger (France)


Organising Committee

Claudia Cornely
Jascha Paris
Mathias Hüsing

Sponsored by


The conference will be held at the RWTH Aachen University SuperC. Aachen is the western-most city of Germany close to Belgium and the Netherlands and is easily accessible from countries by plane, train or car (see website).


View this location on map.


RWTH Aachen
Super C
Ford-Saal, Generali-Saal

Templergraben 57
52062 Aachen


The city of Aachen

Aachen is one of the historical major cities in the west of Germany and is particularly known as the ancient resident of Charlemagne (747 – 814 AD). The urban history of its foundation dates back to the Neolithic Age when the first population was established in this region. The cultural heritage evolves multifaceted, caused by historical events and architectural significant buildings. Formerly a place of coronation to 30 German Kings (936 – 1531 AD), now well known as a health resort and spa based on hot and sulfate water sources which were already used during Roman occupation.

Aachen Cathedral ((c) Andreas Herrmann / ats)

There are still parts of historical buildings which are integrated and restored in downtown, especially in the Aachen Cathedral. Since 1349 Aachen is also known as a place of pilgrimage when the Cathedral presents its four relics of Christianity to the pilgrims every seven years.

Aachen theatre ((c) Andreas Herrmann / ats)

The urban history of Aachen can be explored in the “Centre Charlemagne”. In addition to historical sights there are also museums like “Ludwigforum” and “Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum” in which, among other things, contemporary art is exhibited. “CHIO”—the World Equestrian Festival is an eminently respectable event which takes place in Aachen Soers yearly. Aachen as a health resort and spa is represented by the “Carolus Therme”, which uses the hot and sulfate water spring for its baths. Aachen’s geographical position in the tri-border region of Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium as well as the bordering countryside of the Venn, the Voreifel and the Ardennes provide a beautiful landscape to Aachen.

Elisenbrunnen ((c) Andreas Herrmann / ats)

With over 240 thousand inhabitants Aachen is not only a culturally attractive city but due to the RWTH University also a distinguished high-technology and educational location.

Aachen historic center ((c) Bernd Schröder / ats)

The cornerstone for this notable university was officially placed by Prince Wilhelm I. on 15 May 1865 for the "Royal Rhine-Westphalian Polytechnical University," where the main building is constructed in the Templergraben presently. The first dedication of the university took place on 10 October 1870 with 32 professors and 223 male students under the direction of principal August von Kaven. Since then, the school of engineering established itself as a prestigious technical university with university regulations and organizational structure and thus to a university with increasing competence in science and research. With nine faculties, 260 Institutes, more than 500 professors and over 40,000 students, the “Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule” Aachen increases considerably and develops to be the largest University in technical study programs in Germany and to be one of the largest traditional universities in Europe.


Accommodation & Travel

Ibis Marschiertor

Friedlandstraße 6-8, 52064 Aachen

Prices (excl. breakfast)

Single Room: 79€

Reservation: Tel: +49 241 47880, E-Mail: H0967(at)accor.com, View hotel location on map

If you chose "Hotel ibis Marschiertor" for your stay in Aachen, please note that the rooms with the abovementioned prices are only available for bookings before July 23, 2018 and cannot be booked via online reservation services. Please contact the hotel by phone or e-mail and indicate the keyword "Eucomes 2018".

We also recommend the following hotels, which offer reasonably priced rooms.

- A&O Hostel Aachen Hauptbahnhof
- ibis budget Aachen City
- ibis budget Aachen Nord
- ibis Styles Hotel Aachen City
- Hotel Marx


How to reach Aachen?

Arrival by plane

(c) Bauer und Kirch GmbH

Intercontinental airports

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) (255 km, Germany)

- Railway connection to Aachen with change at Cologne Central Station

Amsterdam Airport (AMS) (240 km, Netherlands)

- Railway connection to Aachen with change at Brussels South Station

Brussels Airport (BRU) (140 km, Belgium)

- Railway connection to Aachen with change at Brussels South Station


International airports

Düsseldorf Airport (DUS) (90 km, Germany)

- Railway connection to Aachen with change at Düsseldorf Central Station

Cologne/Bonn Airport (CGN) (85 km, Germany)

- Railway connection to Aachen with change at Cologne Central Station


Local Airports

Liege airport (LGG) (60 km, Belgium)

- Transfer from airport to the railway station only by taxicab.

Maastricht-Aachen Airport (MST) (40 km, Netherlands)

- Transfer by bus from the airport to Aachen is available. Please check the airport website


Arrival by train

(c) Bauer und Kirch GmbH

Aachen main station (Aachen Hauptbahnhof) is conveniently connected to the stations in Cologne and Düsseldorf via ICE, IC and regional trains. Please check www.bahn.de for timetables and tickets. Note: It is not usual in Germany to buy train tickets on-board. You are supposed to buy your ticket at the station or online before boarding.

Aachen main station is also connected to the Thalys high speed train from Paris via Brussels.

Arrival by car

(c) Bauer und Kirch GmbH

Aachen is conveniently reachable via motorway from all directions.



Feb 1, 2018 Feb 15, 2018

Full Paper Submission

April 17, 2018 May 7, 2018

Prov. Accept. Notification

May 10, 2018 May 22, 2018

Final Paper Submission

May 31, 2018

Early Bird Registration

September 4-6, 2018



Registration & Author Guidelines


“Early Bird” Registration
(before May 20, 2018)

IFToMM Members       450 €
Non IFToMM Members       550 €

Regular Registration
IFToMM Members       550 €
Non IFToMM Members       650 €

Students/Accompanying Persons    250 €
Each additional paper     250 €


Young Delegates Program

For young researchers funding is available under the IFToMM Young Delegates Program. Please find further information on the application procedure here.


Registration Form

After submitting your registration you will receive an invoice sent by e-mail within the following days. Please make your payment referring to the payment information given in the invoice. Please make sure to indicate the correct billing information and E-Mail address.

The registration via this form is binding.


Submission, presentation and publication

The official language of the conference is English. Each paper will be reviewed, and the papers selected by the Scientific Committee will be published in a Springer Book. The paper length is limited to 8 pages. All submitted papers must be strictly prepared following the publication guidelines.

WORD-Template [DOC]

LaTex-Template [ZIP]

Author Guidelines [PDF]


Submission system


Correspondence Address:

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Burkhard Corves
Institute of Mechanism Theory, Machine Dynamics and Robotics
RWTH Aachen University
Steinbachstraße 53B
52074 Aachen, Germany

Previous Conferences

EUCOMES 2016 - France

EUCOMES 2014 - Portugal

EUCOMES 2012 - Spain

EUCOMES 2010 - Romania

EUCOMES 2008 - Italy

EUCOMES 2006 - Austria

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