CIRP Conference on Computer Aided Tolerancing

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CIRP and the French-German Institute for the Industry of Future (Arts et Metiers Institute of Technology and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) welcome you to the 17th CIRP Conference on Computer Aided Tolerancing which be held from 15th-17th June 2022 in Metz, France.


The objective of the conference is to provide an international forum for researchers to share and discuss visions, state of the art and innovations to disseminate recent advances, views and perspectives, and thus, to generate a significant impact on variability management in the context of Industry 4.0.

The conference contributions will be published in Procedia CIRP, available online at

CIRP CAT 2022 is co-organized by CIRP and the French-German Institute for the Industry of Future


1. Call for contributions

The 17th CIRP Conference on Computer Aided Tolerancing will review and discuss the advances, research results and industrial improvements in the field of variability management in the context of Industry 4.0. The theme of the conference is:​

​“ Specification and verification vs Industry 4.0 ”​

​Tolerancing has a long history in research and practice, and advances in the computational power to assist complex analyses and simulations have given the field a strong new trajectory as an integral tool in managing the product lifecycle. The promise of Industry 4.0 is that product realization is supported by intelligent devices distributed throughout the manufacturing environment. The presence of the digital thread and digital twin provides additional opportunities in the field of tolerancing and metrology.​

​The Organizing Committee invites you to submit an abstract/paper and looks forward to welcome you to the 17th CIRP Conference on Computer Aided Tolerancing – CAT 2022.​

2. Scientific Themes

  • Specification and standardization
  • Tolerance design​
  • Tolerance analysis and variation simulation​
  • Digital twin for geometrical quality​
  • Robust design in geometry assurance​
  • New tolerancing challenges (additive manufacturing, tolerances for freeform geometries, tolerances for micro-structured geometries, …)
  • Modelling and measuring geometrical deviations​
  • Uncertainty in geometrical metrology​
  • Quality control & production metrology​
  • Machine learning for production metrology ​
  • New geometrical metrology challenges (additive manufacturing, computed tomography, …)​
  • Data-driven tolerance analysis / assembly simulation

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3. Important Dates

September 1st, 2021​ : Abstract submission opens​
September 30th, 2021​ : Abstract submission​
October 30th, 2021​ : Abstract Acceptance notification​
December 15th, 2021​ : Full paper submission​
January 31st, 2022​ : Full paper acceptance notification​
February 28th, 2022 : Final paper submission​

4. Committees

More information to come

5. Venue

The conference will take place in Arts et Métiers - Metz campus, 4 rue Augustin Fresnel – 57070 Metz Technopôle​

​Metz is located in a tri-borders area : ​

  • Belgium (80km)
  • Luxembourg (60 km)
  • Germany (65 km)

Coming to Metz :​

  • By plane Luxembourg Airport (69 km – 60 min)
  • By train Metz station TGV (high-speed train) direct to Paris 82 min​

Lorraine TGV station Connections to Charles de Gaulle airport. Shuttle from Lorraine TGV station to Metz station​

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6. About Metz / Accomodation

The conference will take place in Metz-Technopôle. Hotels are available within 3km. 

​Metz has a rich 3,000-year-history, having variously been a Celtic oppidum, an important Gallo-Roman city, the Merovingian capital of the Austrasia kingdom, the birthplace of the Carolingian dynasty, a cradle of the Gregorian chant, and one of the oldest republics in Europe. The city has been steeped in Romance culture, but has been strongly influenced by Germanic culture due to its location and history.

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