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Dear authors,

We have closely monitored the development of the COVID-19 situation and evaluated its impact on the CARV 2020 & MCPC 2020 conference. Unfortunately, the development of the pandemic and its impact on large events and international travel means that it will not be possible to host CARV 2020 & MCPC 2020 in the format we envisioned – and you as participants would expect. Consequently, we have therefore made the decision to postpone the conference to the autumn of 2021. This decision naturally requires that many practical arrangements must be rescheduled, and we are therefore currently not able to announce the new conference dates. We will, however, keep you updated as more details are settled. 

We know that many of you have already submitted your papers, and that many more of you are still working hard to get your papers completed.

Due to the decision and postponement we have with immediate effect set the paper submitting process on hold, and as soon we have settled a new date in 2021, we will provide you with further information how we will resume the paper submitting process. Consequently, all previously announced deadlines are revoked. 

We hope to see all of you in good health in Aalborg in 2021. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at or 

Best regards,

The local organizing committee for CARV 2020 & MCPC 2020


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 CARV2020 conference is co-located with the 10th World Conference Mass Customization, Personalization & Co-Creation (MCPC2020).

Key dates

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Sponsored by


Submission of abstract


Notification of abstract acceptance


Submission of full paper


Notification of paper review


Submission of revised paper


Notification of final acceptance


Submission of camera-ready papers


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