International Conference on Precision Engineering (ICoPE2010) and 13th ICPE

Date: 28 Jul 2010 - 30 Jul 2010

Venue: Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, 392 Havelock Road, Singapore 169663


ICoPE2010 is the fourth in the series of international conferences on precision engineering (ICoPE) in Singapore. The first three ICoPE conferences were held in 1995, 2000 and 2003/04 in Singapore.


The International Conference on Precision Engineering (ICPE) has been organised by Japan Society for Precision Engineering (JSPE) since the first conference held in Tokyo, Japan in 1974. The term "nanotechnology" was first defined by Professor Taniguchi in this conference. The first eleven ICPE conferences were held in Japan, and the twelfth was held jointly with the ASPE conference in Portland USA in 2008. ICPE has focused on state-of-the-art production engineering and is always forward-looking to next-generation technologies.


Conference Topics

Topics for the conference include, but are not restricted to:

A. Precision machining: micro/nano-precision machining, polishing, grinding, chemical, mechanical polishing (CMP)

B. Non-traditional machining: ultrasonic machining, electrical discharge machining (EDM), electrochemical machining (ECM), laser machining, beam machining

C. Manufacturing systems: reliability, performance evaluation and optimisation, manufacturing information, design, CAD/CAM, Virtual Reality (VR)

D. Advanced moulding and forming: precision and micro forming, process simulation, die and mould design

E. Machine condition monitoring, control, and diagnosis

F. MEMS/NEMS: micro-electromechanical systems, nano-electromechanical systems, microfluidics

G. Mechatronics: machine elements, sensors, actuators, robotics

H. Measurement and test: Nano- and micro-measurement and characterisation, non-destructive testing

I. Optical measurement: laser, microscopy, interferometry, image processing

J. Advanced materials and functional surfaces: thin films, surface texturing, tribology, semiconductor processing

K. Bio and medical manufacturing

L. Green and sustainable manufacturing

M. Rapid manufacturing: rapid prototyping, rapid tooling, on-demand manufacturing

N. Machine tools: high feed rate, high speed spindles, machining dynamics, virtual machining simulation, cutting tools, chattering

The official language of the conference is English. All conference papers and presentations will be in English. No simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

Proceedings & Publications

Papers will be accepted for presentation and poster sessions. The conference proceedings will be published in the periodical “Key Engineering Materials”. The book edition of the proceedings will be made available at the conference for all registered participants.

Key Engineering Materials is indexed in many databases, e.g. SCOPUS and Ei Compendex (CPX),  and is monitored by all major abstract media. The periodical is available in full text online at and Ei Compendex (CPX) ,  and is monitored by all major abstract media.


Some selected papers of extended, updated or rewritten versions will be published in the special issues of international journals:

• Precision Engineering (tentative)

• International Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology

• Journal of JSPE


Important Dates & Registration Fees

Abstract submission:

20 November 2009

Acceptance of abstract:

10 December 2009

Paper submission:

1 February 2010

Acceptance of paper:

31 March 2010

Full manuscript:

15 April 2010

Last day of early bird registration:

20 April 2010


Registration Fees

Regular registration: S$850.00

Early bird registration: S$750.00 (Registration by 20 April 2010) Students: S$650.00 

Contact Details

For more information, please visit the conference homepage at http:/
For abstract & paper submission enquiries, please contact Samantha Sukiyama Chan at

Conference Photos :
DAY 1 : 28 July 2010
DAY 2 : 29 July 2010
Day 3 : 30 July 2010

GALA DINNER at The Jewel Box