IFToMM World Congresses

in Mechanism and Machine Science

J. Angeles, The Evolution of Machine and Mechanism Science in Light of the World Congresses on TMM, Proc. Int. Symp. on History of Machines and Mechanisms, Cassino, Italy, May 11-13, 2000, pp. 73-83.

World Congress

Congress ChairsProceedings and Program
13th World Congress
Guanajuato, Mexico
June 19–25, 2011

Professor  Ricardo Chicurel (UNAM, Mexico)  
12th World Congress
Besançon, France
June 17–20, 2007

Scientific Committee Chair: Dr. Jean-Pierre Merlet (INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France)

Organizing Committee Chair: Dr. Marc Dahan (CNRS, Besançon, France)

Proceedings: on CD (30 €), also available online

Scientific Program

459 papers and 91 poster presentations 
Double review process applied for the first time: first review paper conditionally accepted, second review  paper definitely accepted.

11th World Congress
Tianjin, China
April 1–4, 2004

(postponed from August 18–21, 2003, due to SARS)

Professor Tian Huang (Tianjin University, China)

Proceedings: 5 Volumes, also available on CD


491 papers (472 oral presentations), from 43 countries


10th World Congress 
Oulu, Finland
June 20–24, 1999

Professor Tatu Leinonen (University of Oulu, Finland)


Proceedings: 7 Volumes


694 papers and 4 keynote lectures


9th World Congress
Milan, Italy

Professor Alberto Rovetta (Italy)

Proceedings: 3 Volumes

677 papers and 10 invited lectures

8th World Congress
Prague, Czech Republic
August 26–31, 1991

Chair: Professor Cyril Hoeschl, Co-chair: Dr. Ladislav Pust, Institute of Thermomechanics Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic (IT – ASCR)

Proceedings: 6 Volumes


396 papers including posters, presentation 388 and 4 invited lectures, from 35 countries (proceedings 1695 pages)
Poster sessions were offered for the first time and included in the proceedings.

7th World Congress
Seville, Spain
September 17–22, 1987


Proceedings: 3 Volumes


417 papers including 4 keynote lectures, from 38 countries


6th World Congress
New Delhi, India
December 15–20, 1983

Professor Jammi S. Rao (Indian Institute of Technology New Delhi, India )

Proceedings: 2 Volumes


333 papers and 5 keynote lectures, from 35 countries


5th World Congress
Montreal, Canada
July 8–13, 1979

Professor Mohammed Osman Mohammed Osman (Concordia University, Montreal, Canada)

Proceedings: 2 Volumes


362 papers and 6 keynote lectures, from 34 countries 
Keynote lectures were included in the proceedings for the first time.


4th World Congress
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
September 8–12, 1975

Professor Leonard Maunder (UK)

Proceedings: 5 Volumes

230 papers and 5 keynote lectures, from 25 countries 
This World Congress included thematic and parallel sessions for the first time.

3rd World Congress
Kupari, Yugoslavia
September 1971


Proceedings: 8 Volumes


178 papers and 2 keynote lectures

2nd World Congress (II International Congress on the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms) 
Zakopane, Poland 
September 23–27, 1969

Chair: Jan Oderfel
Vice Chair: Adam Morecki 
Scientific Secretary: Andrzej Olędzki

Chair of TMM, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Proceedings: 3 Volumes

69 papers presented; 66 papers published in the Proceedings

Countries of participants presenting papers: Australia, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Federal Republic of Germany, German Democratic Republic, Great Britain, India, Japan, Poland, Romania, USA, USSR

1st World Congress
Varna, Bulgaria
September 27–30, 1965


Proceedings: 4 Volumes, also available online

64 papers