DSPE Conference 2021

Please note that the DSPE Conference 2020 has been postponed to 2021!

The advisory board and organizing committee monitor the progress of COVID-19 related measures and instruction by the Dutch authorities closely and decided May 1 to cancel the 2020 edition of the this conference.  14 and 15 September 2021 will be the new date.

Registrations till now will be cancelled without costs. We hope everyone will register again for the edition in 2021!

Event will be postponed until September 14 &15, 2021

  • There will be a new call for proposals for the 2021 event.
  • All current contributors are invited to submit the current, an update or a new proposal for 2021.
  • All submissions to the 2021 event will be ranked again by the Advisory Board.
  • Contributors are given the option to publish the current work in Mikroniek 2020 with just editorial review.

“Good re-union and meeting new people, great balance between listening and networking, fun, entertaining, very constructive, new developments, received a lot of feedback, like a warm blanket, very balanced program, hospitality was great, broad variations on topic, very good networking event with open atmosphere, intesting technical discussions, inspiring, comfortable, various impressive talks, nice balance in subjects, local & global subjects, good mix of talks, demos and posters, informal, educational, eyeopening, vibrant, great community, very lively open event, interesting, inspiring, gezellig!, valuable for broadening horizon.”

– Remarks of the successful 2018 edition –

Theme 2021 – Uncover the Essence

This year’s theme “Uncover the Essence” is the challenge or assignment that each of us is working on, either in a direct or an indirect way.  The essence might have different meanings depending on the context.

One might for example be researching the fundamental phenomena of a particular topic such as particle contamination or developing an improved control scheme based on iterative learning control. However, Precision Engineering and Mechatronics incl. the devices developed on the basis of the underlying knowledge base is also an important enabler for uncovering the essence of life, climate and even the cosmos.  Without electron microscopes, satellites, healthcare devices and semiconductor equipment to enable the required computing power these studies would not be possible. 5G supported precision harvesting robots will contribute to the essential food production for the growing world population and medical precision robotics can for example help to reach the goals of VISION 2020 (a joint programme of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) for the elimination of avoidable blindness.

In line with the above we strive to extend the traditional core topics of the conference with additional sessions on adjacent application areas. Also we will select the guest speakers in line with the conference’ focus. With three guest speakers, 21 oral presentations and hopefully many posters and demonstrations, and a social event there will be plenty of food for thought, discussion and networking.

Areas of interest
Areas of interest include (but are not limited to): new application areas, disruptive technologies & approaches, , pm-stability additive manufacturing, topology optimization, new materials, design principles, sensors, actuators, metrology, imaging technology, thermal design, vacuum & contamination, motion control, dynamics & acoustics, reliability, energy efficiency.


View the call for demonstrations & posters

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Impression DSPE Conference 2018