Review process deadline changes

Due to the amount of papers received for the CARV/MCPC 2021 conference, some deadlines in the review process have changed:

  • Submission of review reports moved to 1 July 2021
  • Submission of revised papers moved to 2 August 2021
  • Submission of camera-ready papers still 15 August 2021 (Publisher mandated deadline)

To provide authors with as much time as possible to revise their papers we will be sending out review reports as we receive them, meaning that not everyone will receive review results simultaneously.

We have received reports from some users experiencing issues logging into or accessing assigned reviews. We therefore urge all assigned reviewers to check access to Springer OCS and their assigned reviews. If you experience any issues, please do not hesitate to notify us.

Conference registration update

Despite vaccinations are ongoing around the world, the uncertainty of travel restrictions due to COVID-19 is still present. We have, therefore, decided to postpone the opening of conference registration until medio August where we expect travel guidelines to be more predictable for the remaining part of 2021.

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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