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The  5th AET International Symposium of ACSM and Digital Manufacturing (AETS2023)

(30 Aug- 1st Sep 2023)

On-site @ Institute for Computer Science and Control (SZTAKI), Budapest, Hungary

Institute for Computer Science and Control (SZTAKI), Hungary

Some facts from our history

  • Director: Prof. László Monostori

  • Established in 1964, as Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA)

  • Node of the Eötvös Loránd Research Network (ELKH) 2019 –

  • European Center of Excellence in IT, Computer Science and Control, 2001 –

  • EU CoE in Production Informatics and Control (EPIC), 2017 –

  • With Fraunhofer Society

  • 45 FP7 projects, 24 H2020 and HE projects

  • Coordinator of National Laboratories (Artificial Intelligence & Autonomous Systems


The pearl of Danube

•Often ranked among the top 10 most beautiful cities of the world

•Easy to access by air, train and road

•Favorite venue for scientific conferences

•2011: 61st CIRP General Assembly

•2021: 10th CIRP DET, 17th IFAC INCOM Conferences

Scientific Committee

Scientific Committee


Prof. József Váncza(Chair)

Institute for Computer Sciences and Control, Hungary


Prof. Han Haitjema

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium


Prof. Fengzhou Fang

Tianjin University, China & University College Dublin, Ireland


Mr. Barry Walsh

Alcon Laboratories Ireland Ltd, Ireland


Prof. Kornel Ehmann

Northeastern University, USA


Prof. Lihui Wang

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden


Dr. Nicolas Blondiaux

Centre for Electronics and Microtechnology, Switzerland


Prof. Xichun Luo

University of Strathclyde, UK

Call for Papers

Call for Paper

Atomic and close-to-atomic scale manufacturing (ACSM) aims to realize cost-effective, deterministic, and scalable manufacturing of next-generation products with atomic-level precision by addressing quantum uncertainty in atomic-level material manipulation (removal, migration, and addition). It is the fundamental technology for opening a new manufacturing paradigm - “Manufacturing III”. There is significant frontier and ongoing research in this area. Meanwhile, a new round of  industrial digital revolution is being nurtured worldwide, thanks to breakthroughs in emerging Industry 4.0 technologies.  


It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 5th AET International Symposium on ACSM and Digital Manufacturing (AETS2023).

AIMS:The aim of the symposium is to provide one of the leading international forums for scientists, engineers, scholars and students to exchange latest developments, research findings and visions in the fields of ACSM and digital manufacturing. It also aims to provide a platform to foster R&D collaborations amongst academia, research institutions, and industries where joint research programmes can be formulated for mutual benefits.



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Prof. Paul Shore

Loxham Precision Ltd, UK

Ultra-precision– enabling our quantum future


Advancement of precision engineering has enabled many of the everyday products and services we enjoy today. From cars to computers to medical devices, precision engineering has been central to their creation and their advancement. This talk will introduce how precision engineering has formed our modern life, and what drove critical innovations to form it. The role of science advancement as a driver of innovation will be highlighted alongside those of wealth creation and increasingly, humanities quality of life and future sustainability. Paul will illustrate the central role of metrology in making technology advancement. And no doubt as a business owner he will mention the ultra-precision products of the company and suggest why they might have a role to play in our quantum future.


Paul Shore, FRENG is the CEO of Loxham Precision Limited, an ultra-precision machinery company which span out of the Cranfield University Precision engineering Centre. Paul was previously the Head of Engineering at the National Physical Laboratory, Professor of Precision Engineering at Cranfield and the Group Head of Precision Engineering at AB SKF in Gothenburg, Sweden. In the late 90’s he introduced new manufacturing technology at SKF that now produces 80% of the Worlds wind turbine bearings. In the early 2000’s he developed a new mirror manufacturing method and produced the MIRI spectrometer mirrors for the James Webb Space Telescope. In 2020, a Loxham µ6 machine which he devised manufactured several of the UKs leading quantum devices. Paul is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a past President of the European Society of Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (EUSPEN) and a biker. He is the author of > 100 papers and numerous patents.


Prof. Lihui Wang

KTH Royal Institute of Technology,  Sweden

Digital Twin-Driven Condition Monitoring in Predictive Maintenance


Reliable product services depend on the timely acquisition, distribution, monitoring, analytics and utilisation of usage information from the products across spatial boundaries. These activities can improve accuracy and reliability in utilising the products, and help in maintenance scheduling to bring the products back to normal service conditions. As an emerging tool, digital twin (often combined with big data analytics) provides new opportunities to achieve this objective. This presentation will first present the current status and the latest advancement of relevant technologies in general, and digital twin in particular. In order to understand such new technologies and their future potential, definitions and characteristics among them will be explained. This talk will then project their future growth enabled by digital twin. Research and applications will also be outlined to highlight the latest advancement in the field. While digital twin shows great promise in the future, challenges towards Internet-of-Everything in the areas of future trends remain to be identified in this talk.


Prof. Lihui Wang is a Chair Professor of KTH Royal Institute of Technology. His research interests are presently focused on digital twin, human-robot collaboration, brain robotics, cyber-physical systems, and predictive maintenance. Professor Wang is actively engaged in various professional activities. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, and International Journal of Manufacturing Research. He has published 10 books and authored in excess of 650 publications. Professor Wang is a Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering, AET, CIRP, SME and ASME, as well as a Professional Engineer in Canada. He was the President (2020-2021) of North American Manufacturing Research Institution, and the Chairman (2018-2020) of Swedish Production Academy.


Prof. Jens Ducree

Dublin City University


Opportunities for highest-fidelity micromanufacture towards unprecedented large-scale integration of bioanalytical "Lab-on-a-Chip" systems


This presentation shows up the tremendous synergies situated at the exciting crossroads of highest accuracy and precision tooling and replication, digital twin concepts, and an NFT-based research metaverse enabled by blockchain for leveraging order-of-magnitude improvements in the functional integration density of multivariate, high-performance, microfluidic systems. Along the digital twin model for developing exemplary centrifugal microfluidic "Lab-on-a-Disc" systems, it will turn out that the decisive functional integration density is mostly linked to feature miniaturization and manufacturing quality. Drawing striking parallels to Moore's law and microelectronics, this feasibility study will quantitate the technological requirements for passing challenging technological frontiers, and then sketch next-generation applications, primarily in medical diagnostics and the life sciences. These fields are decisively driven by AI, which needs to be trained by comprehensive, multivariate, population-scale databases. These can be efficiently filled by the proposed technology, for the eventual benefit of patients, economies and societies.


Dr. Jens Ducrée holds a Full Professorship of Microsystems in the School of Physical Sciences at Dublin City University (DCU). He has been the founding director of FPC@DCU – Ireland’s first Fraunhofer Project Centre for Embedded Bioanalytical Systems, a joint initiative of Science Foundation Ireland and Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Dr. Ducrée is also an academic member of the National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR), the 3U Joint Institute of Global Health (JIGH), a principal investigator at Biodesign Europe (BDE), and the Institute of Ethics. His main interests primarily reside at the challenging crossroads of microfluidic Lab-on-a-Chip systems for the Life Sciences, polymer replication, digital twin concepts, and blockchain.


Dr. Peter De Wolf

Bruker Nano Surfaces,


Review of Atomic Force Microscopy based metrology & manipulation at the nanoscale


Today, a wide range Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) based characterisation methods are routinely applied in nanoscale studies of electronic materials and devices. The standard capability of AFM to image the surface topography with nanometre scale spatial resolution is augmented with the capability to measure a variety of physical properties: electrical (for example, surface potential, work function, conductivity, carrier density), magnetic, thermal (temperature distribution, thermal conductivity), mechanical, and more recently also chemical. Furthermore, several AFM as well as STM modes exist to manipulate and modify materials at the nanoscale, often based upon specific electrical, mechanical, optical or chemical interactions.  We will cover a structured overview of these operating modes presenting their capabilities and limitations with case studies.


Dr. Peter De Wolf is application director at Bruker Nano Surfaces & Metrology. He holds a PhD in Electronics Engineering from the University of Leuven, Belgium and IMEC. He is author and co-author of over 40 publications related to property characterization using AFM in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He also owns several AFM patents and developed several new AFM modes. The last 23 years, he has held several R&D and Application positions within Bruker Nano Surfaces.



Abstract template and submission weblink are available. Please submit your abstract by e-mail to :


All the accepted abstracts will be included in the conference proceedings. Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to submit full articles to Nanomanufacturing and Metrology (Springer).

Key Dates


Submission of abstract:        31 May  2023

Notification of acceptance:   15 June 2023

Camera-ready copy due:      30 June 2023



To register please download and fill the Registration Form, and send it by e-mail to


After having received the Registration Form a Pro Forma Invoice will be sent to you by e-mail to make the bank transfer easier.  Invoice and confirmation will be sent by e-mail after the payment has been received.


For each Accepted Paper or Extended Abstract one author must register, pay the registration fee and personally present the paper at the conference. The registration fee covers one accepted paper.


Speakers presenting multiple papers may pay an extra paper fee for each extra paper.

*For student registration a scan of a valid student’s card will have to be sent to

Cancellation of registration must be submitted in writing via e-mail.


Cancellations received until 1 June 2023 are
subject to a 20% administrative fee. No refunds will be paid after 1 June 2023 but delegate substitution is permitted.

Industrial Tour

Industrial tour will take place in the morning on 1st Sep 2023 to Bosch Rexroth.

Address: 1103 Budapest Gyömrői út 104. HUNGARY

Bosch Rexroth is responsible for Industry 4.0 technology at Bosch. Since 2017,  Bosch Rexroth drives the digital transformation of the Factory of the Future, exceeds the limits with Connected Hydraulics, and sets the stage for Transforming Mobile Machines. All products and solutions contribute to a more sustainable development of machines, manufacturing and daily life.


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Please find the provisional Programme. And the formal programme wil be announced soon

Travel & Hotel

Travel & Hotel

Hotel Mercure Budapest Castle Hill  is located in the neighborhood of the historical Castle District. Walking and shopping district of the city can be reached in a few minutes.

Whether on a family holiday or on business, you are welcome to stay at the newly renovated Mercure Budapest Castle Hill, located only 4 metro stations away from the city center. You'll be able to discover a city by walking and enjoy the wonders of the Castle District. Our 250 modern superior rooms are quiet, soundproof, and air-conditioned. Experience the vibe of the Buda Castle mixed with the abstract art of life and a breath of emotions.

 A brand new design inspired by the colorful and lively streets of Budapest Centrally located, 5-minute walk through a nice park from the Castle District, 10 minutes from the city center, direct access to public transport (Deli pu. station). Easy to reach from M1/M7 highways. Ferenc Liszt International Airport 27 km.

Hotel IBis Budapest Castle Hill is located only 4 metro stations away from the city center. You will be able to discover by walk the wonders of the Castle District and enjoy the vibe of the Buda Castle mixed with an abstract art of life. Let us also take you on a journey through the Chain Bridge over the Danube. Our 150 modern rooms are quiet, soundproof and air‑conditioned. WiFi access is complimentary.


Full buffet breakfast, 3 course meals, buffet lunch, buffet dinner, gala dinner, gala events, wine tasting, bar, room service.

Mercure Budapest Korona Hotel 


More practical information about travel, visa, insurance, public transport are attached.

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