Reimagining CARV/MCPC 2021

As most of you are aware of, we postponed the 2020 CARV/MCPC conference due to the pandemic. Even though the future looks brighter with the coming vaccines it is still uncertain whether we will be able to host an all-physical conference in November 2021. We have therefore spent a long time developing a new format for a hybrid online/physical conference that we hope will be an interesting new take on the traditional conference. This format allows us to host the conference as planned regardless of how the situation evolves.

We will keep you updated as we settle on more details for the conference.

Best regards,
The local organizing committee for CARV2021 and MCPC2021


8th Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable
and Virtual Production Conference

Towards Sustainable Customization:
Bridging Smart Products and Manufacturing Systems

Aalborg City University, Denmark

The CIRP Sponsored Conference on Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable, and Virtual Production is arranged for the 8th time and is for the first time hosted by Aalborg University in Aalborg, Denmark. The conference offers a setting for experts from academia, industry and research institutes alike to discuss and exchange the latest scientific contributions related to manufacturing systems designed to meet the demands of a challenging, diverse, and global market.

The CARV2021 conference is co-located with the 10th World Conference Mass Customization, Personalization & Co-Creation (MCPC2021).

Key dates

Hosted by

Sponsored by

15 February 2021

Submission of abstract

22 February 2021

Notification of abstract acceptance

1 May 2021

Submission of full paper

1 June 2021

Notification of paper review

1 July 2021

Submission of revised paper

1 August 2021

Notification of final acceptance

15 August 2021

Submission of camera-ready papers

1-2 November 2021

Publication and conference

Conference topics

  • Manufacturing systems design, planning, operation and control
  • Changeability, flexibility and re-configurability
  • Sustainability, de-manufacturing and re-manufacturing
  • Global production systems and co-operation within global networks
  • Rapid product/process prototyping, development and ramp-up
  • Virtual, digital and smart factories
  • Innovating for smart production
  • Product/process co-evolution
  • Development of services and product service systems
  • Human-machine interaction and smart automation
  • Learning factories and smart labs