CSME Congress 2012
June 4 – 6, 2012
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Conference

This biennial CSME Congress, the flagship conference of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The purpose of the congress is to facilitate networking, disseminate research results and new technologies among universities, industry, government agencies, and R&D laboratories. The paper submission deadline has been extended to February 29, 2012.
To download this call for paper, click here.

The Congress encompasses all aspects of Mechanical Engineering, including the following:

  • Aerospace and Aeronautics
  • Biomechanics and Bioengineering
  • Controls, Mechatronics, Robotics, Mechanism and Manipulators
  • Design Automation, Theory and Education
  • Energy Systems, Renewable Energy and Fuel Cells
  • Instrumentation, Inspection and Industrial Sensors
  • Manufacturing and Production Process
  • Marine and Ocean Engineering
  • Material Sciences and Engineering
  • Mechanics, Dynamics and Finite Element Methods
  • Mechanical Engineering Education
  • Modeling, Design, Simulation and Optimization
  • MEMS and Nano Technologies
  • Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
  • Vehicle Dynamics, Systems and Powertrains
  • The annual CSME Undergraduate Student Design Competition will be held at the conference.


    The official languages of the CSME Congress 2012 are English and French. Simultaneous translation services will not be available. Papers may be written or presented in English or French.

    Paper Submission

    Original papers in English or French are sought on all topics in Mechanical Engineering concerns. Papers submitted for presentation at the conference will be refereed and selected based on a full paper. Please submit your paper in the pdf format to the appropriate Track for consideration. The accepted papers will be scheduled for presentation and will appear in the Proceedings of the 2012 CSME CONGRESS. Please see Important Dates for the deadlines for submission, notification of acceptance, and registration.

    Important Dates:
  • Regular Paper Submission Deadline (8 Pages): February 29, 2012
  • Proposals for Invited Sessions: January 15, 2012
  • Notification of Acceptance: March 31, 2012
  • Final Camera-Ready Papers Due: April 7, 2012

  • Invited Sessions

    A number of technical Symposia and special sessions will be organized with details posted at the conference website. If you wish to organize a special session (consisting of five papers) or a technical symposium, please submit your proposal to the Program Chair, Dr. Christine Q. Wu (cwu@cc.umanitoba.ca). At present the following Symposia have been confirmed.

    Confirmed Symposia
  • CCToMM Symposium on Mechanisms, Machines, and Mechatronics
  • CSME Symposium on Advanced Energy Systems
  • CSME Symposium on Advances in Road Vehicles
  • CSME Symposium on Fluid Dynamics and Applications
  • CSME Symposium on Materials Technology in Mechancial Engineering
  • CSME Symposium on Recent Developments in Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures
  • Confirmed Special Sessions
  • Advanced Control and Applications
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology and CNC Machining
  • Digital Microfluidic Systems and Applications
  • Engineering Education - Teaching and Learning in Engineering
  • HVAC Technology and Building Environment
  • Mechatronics and Embedded Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation of Design, Manufacture and Healthcare Systems
  • Nonlinear Thermo-hydro-mechanical Coupling
  • Unmanned Vehicles and Systems

  • Congress Highlights

    Keynote/Plenary Addresses; Student Design Competition; Engineering Forum/Panel Discussion; Workshops and Tutorials; Technical Tours; Awards; Banquet; Social Program; etc.
    Special workshop “How to Prepare a Winning NSERC Discovery Grant (DG) Application”.
    This workshop is intended for Faculty members. The NSERC DG Program officer and both Chairs from the Solid Section and the Fluid Section will attend the workshop to share insights into the evaluation process.

    Conference Venue

    The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, is delighted to host the Congress. The conference site is Engineering Information and Technology Complex. Special arrangement has been made for conference attendants to stay on-campus or at the hotel at a special rate if registered before the cut-off date as posted at the conference website.


    About Winnipeg

    Winnipeg is the diversity capital of Canada. Our architecture, people, cuisine, languages spoken, festivals, special events, cultural offerings, and facilities are some of the most unique and interesting in the country. We are a multi-cultural place where our diversity is celebrated and promoted.

    Further information and instructions will be announced at a later date and will be posted on the CSME Congress 2012 website (http://umanitoba.ca/engineering/conferences/csme2012).

  • Conference Website: http://umanitoba.ca/engineering/conferences/csme2012
  • Conference Email: csme2012@umanitoba.ca
  • Conference Chair: David Kuhn, (Email: dkuhn@cc.umanitoba.ca )
  • Program Chair: Christine Q. Wu, (Email: cwu@cc.umanitoba.ca )
  • Technical Chair: Tarek Elmekkawy, (Email: tmekkawy@cc.umanitoba.ca )
  • Publication Chair: Bingchen Wang (Email: bc_wang@umanitoba.ca )
  • 2012 CCToMM Symposium on Mechanisms, Machines, and Mechatronics Chair: M. John Hayes (Email: jhayes@mae.carleton.ca )