Thank you!

We, the local organizing committee of the CARV/MCPC 2021 conference, would like to extend our gratitude for the amazing support and contributions presented both physically and virtually.

It is our hope that all attendees, whether you joined us in Aalborg or online, have had a great experience during the online sessions leading up to physical conference as well as during the two main conference days in Aalborg.

Furthermore, we would like to extend a special thanks to all our sponsors, keynote speakers, industrial speakers, the international program and scientific committees, and everyone else who have helped in making CARV/MCPC 2021 a reality!

Best regards,

The chairs of CARV 2021, MCPC 2021, and the rest of the local organizing committee.


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

17 May 2021

Submission of full paper

1 Juli 2021

Notification of paper review

2 August 2021

Submission of revised paper

9 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