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The conference is hosted by Die Lernfabrik of the Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology (IWF) at the Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany.

Important Dates

07.09.2018 Abstract Submission
14.09.2018 Extended Abstract Submission
18.09.2018 Notification about Abstract
20.09.2018 Notification about Abstract of Extended Submission
10.11.2018 Full Paper Submission
17.11.2018 Extended Full Paper Submission
31.12.2018 Review Notification
18.01.2019 Final Paper Submission
26.03.2019 Start of 9th CLF

Publication of Conference Proceedings

The Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Learning Factories are published open access in a special  issue of Procedia Manufacturing.

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The Conference on Learning Factories

Since 2011 the yearly held Conference on Learning Factories is the main event for academia and industry to meet, engage and exchange on current developments in this field. The Conference on Learning Factories has been organized in recent years by University of Patras, Greece; Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany; Gjovik University College, Norway; Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany; KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden; Technical University of Munich, Germany and TU Wien, Austria.

Technische Universität Braunschweig

Technische Universität Braunschweig is a technical university with a rich tradition and a proven research and teaching profile. TU Braunschweig is part of the TU9 group of leading technical universities in Germany, and for each of its core disciplines, the engineering subjects, it ranks among the top 9 universities in Germany. Currently, more than 20,000 students and 6,000 members of staff are learning and working at TU Braunschweig.


The »City of Science«, rich in tradition and at the heart of »Europe’s most active research region«. With approx. 245,000 inhabitants, Braunschweig is one of the largest city in the state of Lower Saxony and located right in the middle of Germany. It is a highly dynamic place for business, trading, science and research as well as cultural activities.
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Keynote Presentations

Dr. Reinhard Pitschellis

Festo Didactic SE, Head of Global Research and Development and European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Manufacturing

Dr. Tan Puay Siew

Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, Group Manager, Manufacturing System Division, Manufacturing Control Tower and ModelFactory@SIMTech

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Herrmann

Technische Universität Braunschweig, Head of the Institute, Chair of Sustainable Manufacturing & Life Cycle Engineering and Director of Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films

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