33rd Annual Meeting


Sunday – Friday, November 4 – November 9, 2018
Red Rock Casino • Resort • Spa
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Conference Chair:
Kate M. Medicus, Optimax Systems, Inc.

Call for Papers

The 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Precision Engineering will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Attendees of the Meeting have the opportunity to learn the basics of precision engineering through an engaging tutorial program. The technical oral and poster presentations will provide the state-of-the-art research results in the field. Attendees will also learn about current commercial offerings at the exhibition. Student attendees have a special opportunity to participate in the Student Challenge to practice and hone their precision engineering skills.

The Meeting will be held at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada. This location provides a wonderful space for networking, learning, and generating new precision engineering ideas. What you learn at this Meeting will go home with you, as new ideas and new avenues of research are are strong outcomes of the ASPE Annual Meeting.

Papers for the oral and poster technical presentations are being solicited in the following areas:

  • Micro and Nano Technologies
  • Precision Manufacturing Machines and Technologies
  • Metrology Systems and Techniques
  • Characterization, Data Reduction and Applications of Measurement Science
  • Controls and Mechatronics
  • Precision Design of Instruments and Machines

In addition to these specific areas, papers addressing other aspects of precision engineering are also encouraged. Papers addressing educational or historical aspects of precision are welcome too.

Student Involvement

Students in the field of precision engineering are highly encouraged to participate in the Meeting. All students are encouraged to apply for the competitive scholarships, which offset the cost the Meeting attendance and travel with a financial award.

The Student Challenge will return this year with another interesting and stimulating hands-on precision engineering problem to be solved by a team of students. All students attending are encouraged to form or join a team and participate. Contact the Society for more information.

Abstract Submission & Guidelines for Authors

  • Deadline for short abstract submission:  Friday, March 30, 2018 Friday, April 6, 2018
  • Abstracts should NOT exceed 2 pages.
  • The  abstract must be in pdf format and can include images, tables and equations if applicable. Abstracts should include sufficient detail to demonstrate relevance to the topics listed above.
  • Accepted abstracts must be presented at the 33rd ASPE Annual Meeting by one of the authors of the paper.  Presentations must be made in English.
  • Authors of accepted abstracts must prepare an extended abstract of 4-6 pages in a prescribed template, which will be provided on the ASPE website.
  • All paper presenters are required to register for the conference.
  • Submit your abstract on-line.

Key Dates

  • Friday, March 30, 2018 Friday, April 6, 2018: Short Abstracts Due
  • Friday, March 30, 2018: Student Scholarship Applications Due
  • Friday, May 11, 2018: Acceptance Notification
  • Friday, August 31, 2018: Extended Abstracts Due
  • Friday, August 31 2018: Presenters must be registered for the 33rd Annual Meeting by this date
  • Wednesday, October 3, 2018: Cut-off date for making hotel reservations at the Red Rock
  • Wednesday, October 3, 2018: Early-bird rate for ASPE Annual Meeting ends
  • Sunday, November 4 – Friday, November 9 2018:  33rd Annual Meeting

Organizing Committee – Chairs

Conference Chair
Dr. Kate M. Medicus, Optimax Systems, Inc.

Controls and Mechatronics Technical Leadership Committee Chair
Dr. Chinedum E. Okwudire, University of Michigan

Metrology Systems and Techniques Technical Leadership Committee Chair
Dr. Jimmie A. Miller, University of North Carolina – Charlotte

Characterization Technical Leadership Committee Chair
Dr. Brandon M. Lane, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Precision Design Technical Leadership Committee Chair
Richard M. Seugling, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Precision Manufacturing Technical Leadership Committee Chair
Deepak Ravindra, Micro-Lam

Micro and Nano Technologies Technical Leadership Committee Chair
Robert M. Panas, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory