The 24th International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC2018)

Newcastle University, UK, 6-7 Sep. 2018

ICAC 2018

The 2018 International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC 2018) was successfully held at Newcastle University, UK on 6-7 September 2018. 

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Keynote Speakers

Prof Xichun Luo


For Authors

Prof Jie Zhang

General Chair

Prof Xiandong Ma

Program Chair

Prof Peng Yang

Program Co-Chair

Prof Zhijie Xu

Awards Chair


Xichun Luo is a Professor in ultra precision manufacturing and technical director of Centre for Precision Manufacturing at the University of Strathclyde (UK). He is an elected fellow of International Society for Nanomanufacturing and a member of scientific committee of European Society of Precision Engineering & Nanotechnology (euspen). He is an associate editor for Proceeding of IMechE Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Nanomanufacturing and Metrology, Mechanical Sciences and Journal of Micromanufacturing. He obtained his PhD in ultra precision manufacturing at Harbin Institute of Technology (China) and second PhD in Precision Engineering at Leeds Metropolitan University (UK). He worked at Cranfield University, Heriot-Watt University and University of Huddersfield before joined Strathclyde in 2013. He has strong research interests in ultra precision machining, micromachining and nanomanufacturing, supported by the EPSRC, EU and industries. He has published two books and more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed highly ranked journals. He won Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) 2015 Ludwig Mond Prize for his work in micro- and nano-manufacturing.

For more details, please download Hybrid micromachining_Xluokeynote.docx

ICAC 2018 Organising Committee

General Chair

  • Jie Zhang, Newcastle University, UK

Program Chair

  • Xiandong Ma, Lancaster University, UK

Conference Co-Program Chair:

  • Peng Yang, Hebei University of Technology, China

Awards Chair

  • Zhijie Xu, University of Huddersfield, UK
  • Marco Ramirez Sosa Moran, University of Westminster, UK

Publicity Chair

  • Hui Yu, University of Portsmouth, UK

Financial Chair

  • Hong Yue, University of Strathclyde, UK

Publication Chair

  • Jing Wang, Sheffield Halam University, UK

Local Organisation Committee members

  • Xuewu Dai
  • Zhiwei Gao
  • Shengfeng Qin
  • Guiyun Tian