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The International Conference in Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM) is the leading international forum for dissemination of current research on all aspects of automation and manufacturing, and highlights how theoretical models and principles underpin practice in a production environment. The conference will link researchers and practitioners both from industry and academia specializing in automation, manufacturing, and other related engineering disciplines from around the world.

The 1st International FAIM conference in 1991 resulted from collaboration between the University in Limerick (UL) and the Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Prof. Munir Ahmad (then UL), and Prof. Bill Sullivan (then Virginia Tech.) have been central to the development of the Conference since its inception. Since 1991 FAIM has been hosted in many prestigious Universities on both sides of the Atlantic:

The 26th FAIM conference (Seoul, Korea) will build on the success of earlier conferences held annually at various locations around the world. The list of previous FAIM conferences, by year and location are as follows:

(1) 1991 University of Limerick, Ireland
(2) 1992 Virginia Tech (in Washington DC), USA
(3) 1993 University of Limerick, Ireland
(4) 1994 Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
(5) 1995 University of Stuttgart, Germany
(6) 1996 Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
(7) 1997 University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, UK
(8) 1998 Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA
(9) 1999 Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands
(10) 2000 University of Maryland, Maryland, USA
(11) 2001 Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland
(12) 2002 Dresden University of Technology, Dresden, Germany
(13) 2003 University of Sought Florida, Tampa, USA
(14) 2004 Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
(15) 2005 University of Duesto, Bilbao, Spain
(16) 2006 University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
(17) 2007 Penn State Great Valley, Philadelphia, USA
(18) 2008 University of Skovde, Sweden
(19) 2009 University of Teesside, UK
(20) 2010 University of California, San Francisco, USA
(21) 2011 Feng Chia University, Taiwan
(22) 2012 Tampere University of Technology, Finland
(23) 2013 University of Porto, Portugal
(24) 2014 University of Texas, San Antonio, USA
(25) 2015 University of Wolverhampton, UK