Scope:

     Original papers in English or French are sought on all topics concerning Mechanical Engineering. The conference encompasses all aspects of Mechanical Engineering, including the following:

  • Aerospace and Aeronautics
  • Biomechanics and Bioengineering
  • Controls and Mechatronics
  • Design Automation, Theory and Education
  • Energy Systems, Renewable Energy and Fuel Cells
  • Instrumentation, Inspection and Sensors
  • Manufacturing and Production Process
  • Marine and Ocean Engineering
  • Material Sciences and Engineering
  • Solid Mechanics, Dynamics and Finite Element Methods
  • Mechanical Engineering Education
  • Modeling, Design, Simulation and Optimization
  • MEMS and Nano Technologies
  • Robotics, Mechanism and Manipulators
  • Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics
  • Transportation, Vehicle Dynamics and Powertrains



  • Symposia:

  • CCToMM Symposium on Mechanisms, Machines, and Mechatronics
    The 2012 CCToMM Symposium on Mechanisms, Machines, and Mechatronics will be held in conjunction with the CSME Congress 2012. Authors are invited to submit papers on topics, including, but not limited to: robotics, mechatronics, mechanisms, gears and gear trains, machines, and automation.

    Author guidelines and submission requirements are the same as those for the CSME Congress 2012 (see CSME Paper Submission). When submitting your paper, please ensure that you indicate that the paper is for the CCToMM Symposium.

    Chair: M. John D. Hayes, Carleton University (jhayes@mae.carleton.ca)
    Co-Chair: Scott B. Nokleby, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Scott.Nokleby@uoit.ca)

  • CSME Symposium on Advanced Energy Systems
    CSME Advanced Energy Systems technical division is organizing a Symposium on Advanced Energy Systems as a part of this year’s CSME International Congress 2012.The Symposium is organized to provide a forum for the exchange of the latest technical information and for the dissemination of the high-quality research results and new developments in the area of advanced energy systems. Papers on related topics are solicited from all relevant disciplinary areas, ranging from new concepts, modeling, experiments, to computational simulation. For more information please refer to the call for papers Symposium on Advanced Energy Systems.

    Author guidelines and submission requirements are the same as those for the CSME Congress 2012 (see CSME Paper Submission). When submitting your paper, please ensure that you indicate that the paper is for the Symposium on Advanced Energy Systems.

    Chair: Dr. Xianguo Li, University of Waterloo (x6li@uwaterloo.ca)
    Co-Chair: Sushanta Mitra, University of Alberta (sushanta.mitra@ualberta.ca)

  • CSME Symposium on Advances in Road Vehicles
    The first CSME Symposium on Advances in Road Vehicles provides a unique platform to exchange information among academic as well as industrial experts to discuss new trends in various aspects of automotive technology and engineering. Papers are invited on innovative analytical, computational, and experimental investigations in design, analysis, simulation and control of full vehicles and their sub-systems. For more information please refer to the call for papers Symposium on Advances in Road Vehicles.

    Author guidelines and submission requirements are the same as those for the CSME Congress 2012 (see CSME Paper Submission). When submitting your paper, please ensure that you indicate that the paper is for the Symposium on Advances in Road Vehicles.

    Chair: Ebrahim Esmailzadeh, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Ebrahim.Esmailzadeh@uoit.ca)
    Co-Chair: Avesta Goodarzi, University of Waterloo (avesta.goodarzi@uwaterloo.ca)

  • CSME Symposium on Fluid Dynamics and Applications
    The 2012 CSME Symposium on Fluid Dynamics and Applications (SFDA) will be held in conjunction with the CSME Congress 2012. Authors are invited to submit papers on any topic in fluid dynamics; however, particular topics pertaining to bio-medical fluid dynamics, unsteady aerodynamics, wind energy, and turbulence are encouraged. Papers describing experimental, computational and analytical research and methods are all welcome. For more information please refer to the call for papers Symposium on Fluid Dynamics and Applications.

    Author guidelines and submission requirements are the same as those for the CSME Congress 2012 (see CSME Paper Submission). When submitting your paper, please ensure that you indicate that the paper is for the Symposium on Fluid Dynamics and Applications.

    Chair: Gregory Kopp, University of Western Ontario (gakopp@uwo.ca)
    Co-Chair: Xiaohua Wu, Royal Military College of Canada (Xiaohua.Wu@rmc.ca)

  • CSME Symposium on Materials Technology in Mechanical Engineering CSME
    The 2012 CSME Symposium on Materials Technology in Mechanical Engineering will be held in conjunction with the CSME International Congress 2012. The objective of this symposium is to report knowledge and understanding of the development and use of materials in mechanical engineering design. In an effort to further the cross-pollination between the materials science and mechanical engineering communities, papers are welcome from all aspects of materials science and engineering that place an emphasis on their use in Mechanical Engineering applications. For more information please refer to the call for papers Symposium on Materials Technology in Mechanical Engineering.

    Author guidelines and submission requirements are the same as those for the CSME Congress 2012 (see CSME Paper Submission). When submitting your paper, please ensure that you indicate that the paper is for the Symposium on Recent Developments in Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures.

    Chair: Prof. Chul B. Park, University of Toronto (park@mie.utoronto.ca)
    Co-Chair: Prof. Olanrewaju Ojo, University of Manitoba (ojo@cc.umanitoba.ca)

  • CSME Symposium on Recent Developments in Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures
    The CSME Symposium on Recent Developments in Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures will be held in conjunction with the CSME Congress 2012. We welcome papers relating to the following topics: novel experimental testing and numerical methods to characterize fatigue crack formation and multistage growth, mechanisms and growth of fatigue cracks from defects, new multiaxial fatigue life prediction methodologies, new methods for notch root analysis, size and gradient effects, prediction of scatter in fatigue behavior of materials due to variability in materials microstructures and service conditions, mechanisms of micro and macro fracture in advanced materials, design against fatigue damage and failure, multiscale constitutive modeling to simulate fatigue and fracture evolution, high temperature deformation, and techniques to characterize and predict creep-fatigue-oxidation interaction. For more information please refer to the call for papers Symposium on Recent Developments in Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures.

    Author guidelines and submission requirements are the same as those for the CSME Congress 2012 (see CSME Paper Submission). When submitting your paper, please ensure that you indicate that the paper is for the Symposium on Recent Developments in Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures.

    Chair: Gbadebo Owolabi, Howard University, Washington DC, USA (gbadebo.owolabi@howard.edu)
    Co-Chair: Rajesh Prasannavenkatesan, QuesTek Innovations LLC, Evanston, IL USA (rprasanna@questek.com)




  • Special Sessions:

  • Advanced Control and Applications
    For more information please refer to the call for papers Advanced Control and Applications.
    Chair: Dr. Yang Shi, University of Victoria (yshi@uvic.ca)
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology and CNC Machining
    Chair: Dr. Sanjeev Bedi, University of Waterloo (sbedi@uwaterloo.ca)
  • Digital Microfluidic Systems and Applications
    For more information please refer to the call for papers Digital Microfluidic Systems and Applications.
    Chair: Dr. Mina Hoorfar, University of British Columbia (Okanogan) (mina.hoorfar@ubc.ca)
  • Engineering Education - Teaching and Learning in Engineering
    Full length papers or abstracts will be accepted for this special session. For more information please refer to the call for papers Engineering Education - Teaching and Learning in Engineering.
    Co-Chair: Dr. Dorothy Missingham, The University of Adelaide, Australia (dorothy.missingham@adelaide.edu.au);
    Dr. David Kuhn, University of Manitoba (dkuhn@cc.umanitoba.ca)
  • HVAC Technology and Building Environment
    For more information please refer to the call for papers HVAC Technology and Building Environment.
    Chair: Mr. Brad Tully, E. H. Price Industry (BradT@price-hvac.com)
  • Mechatronics and Embedded Systems
    For more information please refer to the call for papers Mechatronics and Embedded Systems, Manufacture and Healthcare Systems.
    Chair: Dr. Daniela Constantinescu, University of Victoria (danielac@uvic.ca)
  • Modeling and Simulation of Design, Manufacture and Healthcare Systems
    For more information please refer to the call for papers Modeling and Simulation of Design, Manufacture and Healthcare Systems.
    Chair: Dr. Qingjin Peng, University of Manitoba (pengq@cc.umanitoba.ca)
  • Nonlinear Thermo-hydro-mechanical Coupling
    For more information please refer to the call for papers Nonlinear Thermo-hydro-mechanical Coupling.
    Chair: Dr. Yangguang Yuan, BitCan G&E Inc. (yuany@bitcange.com)
  • Unmanned Vehicles and Systems
    For more information please refer to the call for papers Unmanned Vehicles and Systems.
    Chair: Dr. Homayoun Najjaran, University of British Columbia (Okanogan) (h.najjaran@ubc.ca)



  • Tracks:

  • Biomechanics
    Chair: LePing Li, University of Calgary (leping.li@ucalagary.ca)
    Co-Chair: Yunhua Luo, University of Manitoba (luoy@cc.umanitoba.ca)
  • Controls and Mechatronics
    Chair: Jeff Pieper, University of Calgary (pieper@ucalgary.ca)
  • Engineering Analysis and Design
    Chair: Dr. Il Yong Kim, Queens University (iykim@me.queensu.ca)
  • Environmental Engineering
    Chair: Horia Hangan, University of Western Ontario (hmh@blwtl.uwo.ca)
  • Manufacturing & Robotics
    Chair: Subramaniam Balakrishnan, University of Manitoba (balakri@cc.umanitoba.ca)
  • Materials Technology
    Chair: Olanrewaju Ojo, University of Manitoba (ojo@cc.umanitoba.ca)
  • MEMS & Nano Technology
    Chair: Nezih Mrad, Ph.D., Department of National Defence (DND), National Defence Headquarters ( Nezih.Mrad@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca or Nezih.Mrad@drdc-rddc.gc.ca)
  • Solid Mechanics, Dynamics and Finite Element Methods
    Chair: Paul Labossiere, University of Manitoba (labossip@cc.umanitoba.ca)
  • Thermo-Fluids Engineering
    Chair: Alidad Amirfazli, University of Alberta (alidad@ualberta.ca)
  • Transportation Systems
    Chair: Ebrahim Esmailzadeh, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Ebrahim.Esmailzadeh@uoit.ca)



  • Also at the conference are the following events:
  • CSME Student Design Competition
  • CSME Board Meeting
  • Mechanical Engineering Chair/Head Meeting
  • Several Society/Research Group Meetings