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.​

Templates and Guide

Please check these documents before submitting your abstract.

Abstract Submission

  • Go to the Procedia CIRP submission website :
  • Log in as Author (create an Elsevier system account, if neccessary)
  • Click « Submit New Manuscript »
  • Select article type : SI PROCIRP CIRP CAT 2022 (Title less than 64 characters)
  • Download the Declaration of Interest template (link on the left), fill it in, and upload it
  • Upload your abstract under *Abstract
  • Answer the questions
  • Fill in the paper data, make sure you also declare the Funding Information (required)
  • Submit and wait for the pdf to be built. Review and accept Ethics in Publishing.
  • Approve submission after reviewing the generated pdf.

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​
January 9th, 2022​ : Full paper submission​
January 31st, 2022​ : Full paper acceptance notification​
February 28th, 2022 : Final paper submission​

3. Programm

2 academic keynotes

“Digital twins for geometry assurance – recent advances and future challenges” - Prof. Kristina Wärmefjord

“Economic benefits of metrology in industrial digital manufacturing” - Prof. Enrico Savio


2 industrial keynotes

“Algorithms and Software for Sustainable Production” - Dr. Marc Wawerla

“Partial overview of industrial issues requiring good modeling of uncertainties - Dr. Thierry Yalamas

4. Registration

  • Registration “on-site participant”                         

                Before 1rt May 600 €

                After 1rt May    700 €


  • Registration “online participant”                          

                Before 1rt May 200 €

                After 1rt May    300 €


  • Additional paper fee  200 €

Each paper, to be included in the CIRP proceedings, needs to have at least one paid registration. If an Author submits/ presents more than one paper, then additional registration payments per paper (additional paper fee) will be required to represent each paper separately. 

5. Committees

Co-chair of the conference

J-Y. Dantan, Arts et Métiers, Metz, France
G. Lanza, KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany

Honorary Chair of the Scientific Committee

L.Mathieu, ENS Paris-Saclay University, France

Scientific Committee

A. Albers, KIT, Germany
G. Ameta, Washington State University, USA
N. Anwer, ENS Paris-Saclay University, France
A. Archenti, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
A. Ballu, Université de Bordeaux, France
C. Baudouin, Arts et Métiers, Metz, France
A. Bernard, IRCCyN - Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France
D. Brissaud, Université Grenoble Alpes, France
Y. Cao, Zhejiang University, P.R. China
S. Carmignato, Università di Padova, Italy
D. Ceglarek, University of Warwick, UK
J.Y. Dantan, Arts et Métiers Metz, France
L. De Chiffre, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
F. Demoly, UTBM, France
A. Desrochers, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
T. Eifler, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
A. Etienne , Arts et Métiers Metz, France
F.Z. Fang, Tianjin University, P.R. China
W. Gao, Tohoku University, Japan
G. Goch, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
S. Gröger, TU Chemnitz
H.N. Hansen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
L. Homri, Arts et Métiers Metz, France
Q. Huang, University of Southern California, USA
J. Jiang, University of Huddersfield, UK
F. Kimura, University of Tokyo, Japan
E. Kirchner, TU Darmstadt, Germany
D. Krause, TU Berlin, Germany
G. Lanza, KIT, Germany
L. Laperriere, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada
F. Laroche, IRCCyN - Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France
R. Leach, University of Nottingham, UK
J.M. Linares, Aix Marseille Université, France
E. Lutters, University of Twente, Netherlands
V. Majstorovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
S. Matthiesen, KIT, Germany
R. Mayer, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
E. Mermoz, Airbus Helicopters, France
G. Moroni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
E. Morse, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
S. Patalano, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
W. Polini, Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale, Italy
L.H. Qiao, Beihang University, P.R. China
A.J. Qureshi, University of Alberta, Canada
L. Roucoules, Arts et Métiers Aix en Provence, France
E. Savio, Università di Padova, Italy
B. Schleich, University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
J. Shah, Ohio State University, USA
R. Söderberg, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
V. Srinivasan, NIST, USA
R. Stark, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
D. Teissandier, Université de Bordeaux, France
T. Tolio, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
T. Tomiyama, Cranfield University, UK
G. Tosello, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
M. Walter, Hochschule Ansbach, Germany
H. Wang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
K. Wärmefjord, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
S. Wartzack, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
J. Yague-Fabra, University of Zaragoza, Spain

CIRP Fellows Reporting

J.M. Linares, Aix Marseille Université, France
R. Söderberg, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Organization committee

L. Homri, Arts et Métiers, Metz, France
N. Eschner, KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
A. Etienne, Arts et Métiers, Metz, France
C. Baudouin, Arts et Métiers, Metz, France
A. Khezri, Arts et Métiers, Metz, France

W. Zouhri, Arts et Métiers, Metz, France
P. Stief, Arts et Métiers, Metz, France

6. 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​

​Plan your journey 

7. 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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