pdfList of IFToMM World Congresses in Mechanism and Machine Science


IFToMM World Congresses

in Mechanism and Machine Science

World Congress

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

Professor  Ricardo Chicurel (UNAM, Mexico)

Proceedings: on CD

Scientific Program

309 papers, from 43 countries

12th World Congress
Besançon, France
June 17–20, 2007 


Dr. Jean-Pierre Merlet (INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France)

Dr. Marc Dahan (CNRS, Besançon, France) 

Proceedings: on CD, also available online

Scientific Program

444 papers and 91 poster presentations , from 52 countries

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


624 papers and 4 keynote lectures, from 50 countries

9th World Congress
Milan, Italy

Professor Alberto Rovetta (Italy)

Proceedings: 3 Volumes

655 papers and 10 invited lectures, from 51 countries

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 and 4 invited lectures, from 35 countries

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

Bautista Emilio, Garcia-Lomas Javier, Navarro Alfredo, Dominguez Jaime., and Nieto Justo

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, also available online

362 papers and 6 keynote lectures, from 34 countries

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

3rd World Congress
Kupari, Yugoslavia
September 1971 

Prof. Todor Pantelic (Beograd University)

Proceedings: 8 Volumes


178 papers and 2 keynote lectures, from ?? countries

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


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

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

Konstantinov M.S.

Proceedings: 4 Volumes, also available online

64 papers

Some of the reported information in this table is from
    • 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.