2nd International  Conference on Engineering   Manufacture 

 FEUP, Porto - Portugal 
 9-10 May 2024 

EM 2024

Welcome to the web site of the 2nd International Conference on Engineering Manufacture EM2024 that will take place in Porto, Portugal, 9-10 May 2024. The conference venue is the campus of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), which offers excellent facilities for high quality scientific interactions. FEUP is located in the town of Porto in the Northern region of Portugal. Porto is a beautiful and lively city, steeped in history and rich in great experiences. With its magnificent location by the Atlantic coast, Porto is the city of the world famous Port Wine and the River Douro.

This conference is held every 2 years. The conference is chaired by Lucas F. M. da Silva and co-chaired by Fátima Vaz (Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal), Marion Merklein (Friedrich-Alexander University, Germany) and Ricardo Carbas (INEGI, Portugal). The focus is on engineering manufacture and will include works on additive manufacturing, precision machining, vacuum assisted high pressure die casting, semi-solid metal casting, compressive and tensile forming processes, among many others.

Special topics of interest are:
. modelling and optimization of manufacture processes
. design for manufacturing strategies
. development of new manufacturing technologies
. design of novel manufacturing equipment
. comparative case studies
. cost and quality analysis
. ecological aspects
. destructive and non-destructive testing of manufactured components.

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts:
12 January 2024

Notification of Acceptance to Authors:
2 February 2024

Early bird registration:
16 February 2024 

Submission of full papers (not compulsory to submit a paper):
9 May 2024

Call for Papers

Abstract template
Abstracts should be sent electronically to Lucas F M da Silva at lucas@fe.up.pt. Indicate in the email if you want oral or poster presentation.

Registration form


To register for the Conference, please fill in the electronic registration form. Each participant, including authors, is expected to pay the corresponding registration fee.

Early bird (Until 16th February 2024)
Regular delegate - 600 EUR
Student (MSc or PhD) - 500 EUR
Online - Videoconference - 350 EUR

Standard (From 17th February 2024)
Regular delegate - 700 EUR
Student (MSc or PhD) - 600 EUR
Online - Videoconference - 450 EUR

The conference fee includes the book of abstracts, lunches, conference dinner, coffee-breaks and reception first day.

Cancellation Policy
In case of cancellation, a written notification should be sent to the conference chairman. If it is received prior to March 6th, 2024, registration fees will be refunded with a deduction of €75. No refund can be made after March 6th, 2024.

Payment of Conference Fee
Payments are accepted by bank transfer or credit card.

Ms. Lurdes Catalino
 tel.: +351 222 043 573
 fax: +351 222 043 693


Lucas F M da Silva
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Marion Merklein
Friedrich-Alexander University, Germany

Fátima Vaz
Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Ricardo Carbas
Instituto de Ciência e Inovação em Engenharia Mecânica e Engenharia Industrial, Portugal

International Scientific Committee
Abel Santos (University of Porto, Portugal)
Abílio de Jesus (University of Porto, Portugal)
Alexander Brosius (TU Dresden, Germany)
Beatriz Silva (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Carlos Silva (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Chris Nielsen (TU Denmark, Denmark)
Digavalli Ravi Kumar (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India)
Diogo Neto (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Dulce Rodrigues (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Eduardo A. S. Marques (University of Porto, Portugal)
Filipe Samuel Silva (University of Minho, Portugal)
Francisco Silva (ISEP, Portugal)
Frank Walther (TU Dortmund University, Germany)
Gianni Nicoletto (University of Parma, Italy)
Hélder Puga (University of Minho, Portugal)
Ivo Bragança (ISEL, Portugal)
Jean François Chatelain (École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada)
Jinyang Xu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
João Paulo Davim (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Jorge Lino (University of Porto, Portugal)
José C. Outeiro (Arts et Metiers Institute of Technology, France)
Junying Min (Tongji University, China)
Luis Menezes (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Marta Oliveira (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Mehdi Kasaei (INEGI, Portugal)
Nima Shamsaei (Auburn University, USA)
Paul G. Maropoulos (Manufacturing Technology Centre, UK)
Paulo Martins (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Prveen Bidare (University of Birmingham, UK)
R. Venkata Rao (Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, India)
Rafael Comesaña (University of Vigo, Spain)
Reza Beygi (INEGI, Portugal)
Rúben Dorado Vicente (Universidad de Jaén, Spain)
Stefania Bruschi (Università di Padova, Italy)


The book of abstracts with the accepted abstracts can be downloaded with a password.

Full papers will be published in special issues of Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture (SAGE), Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications (SAGE), U.P. Journal of Engineering (University of Porto), Engineering Manufacturing Letters (University of Porto), Discover Mechanical Engineering (SPRINGER) and in a book of the book series Proceedings in Engineering Mechanics - Research, Technology and Education (SPRINGER) (provided they meet the quality standards).


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Venue and Hotels

Conference venue: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
If you are arriving by subway (Metro), you should exit at IPO station (walking distance to FEUP).
Note that when travelling from Sá Carneiro airport and from the main train station (Campanhã), there is a SUBWAY/METRO connection, with transboarding in Trindade (Trindade Station) to the IPO station. Information on Metro.

Please consult the list of hotels with special rates. To benefit from this, please access the registration area using online facilities.

For further information about travel and hotels, please contact:
Ms. Lurdes Catalino

Viagens Abreu, SA
Tel.: +351 222 043 573
Fax: +351 222 043 693


The best oral presentation will be awarded with a certificate and a free registration for the 3rd International Conference on Engineering Manufacture 2026 (EM 2026).