IMFS September Programme

The 9th IMFS session will take place on September 2nd. Register to participate!


International Manufacturing Forum Series 2021

The IMFS is a virtual conference series , held on the first Thursday of each month of the year. The series will start in 2021. Each Virtual Conference will last one day and will be focused on a specific topic which is within the rather broad manufacturing umbrella with an emphasis on Industry 4.0 and Direct Digital Manufacturing. The focus of the September meeting is “Digital Twins and Manufacturing”. The Chairs of this meeting is Paula Pascoal Faria (Portugal).

All timings are West European Summer Time  (GMT +1)


*Preliminary Programme

International Manufacturing Forum Series 2021

September 2nd 2021

Time Type Title Speaker
10:00 Introduction The International Manufacturing Forum Series Geoffrey Mitchell
10:05 Welcome Welcome from President of the Polytechnic of Leiria Rui Pedrosa
10:10 Session 1 Digital Twins for Life Sciences Chair | Paula Pascoal-Faria
10:15 Keynote 1 Hybrid Digital Twins – A key Technology for the Industrial Internet of Things Dirk Hartmann; Siemens, Germany
10:50 Qs & Discussion
11:05 Invited 1 Realistic Human Modelling for Biomedical Applications Sofia Fernandes; Lisbon University, Portugal
11:25 Qs & Discussion
11:30 Break
11:40 Invited 2 Hybrid brain models to optimise tES effects on epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease Ricardo Salvador; Neuroelectrics – Barcelona, Spain
12:00 Qs & Discussion
12:05 Invited 3 Importance of Digital Twins for Magnetic Stimulation Abhishek Datta; Soterix New York, USA
12:25 Qs & Discussion
12:35 Lunck Break
14:00 Session 2 Digital Twins In Industry Chair | Paula Pascoal-Faria
14:05 Keynote 2 The academic side of Digital Twins Wil Schilders; Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
14:40 Qs & Discussion
14:50 Invited 4 An Approach to Verification and Validation of a Digital Twin for an Industrial Use-case Patrick Ruane; Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland
15:10 Qs & Discussion
15:15 Invited 5 Multiscale data to drive digital twins of 3D printing and injection moulding of plastics Geoffrey Mitchell; Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal
15:35 Qs & Discussion
15:40 Break
15:55 Contributed Talk Digital Twinning – The Automation Perspective Carlos Neves, Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal
16:10 Qs and Discussion
16:15 Keynote 3 Digital Twin and the Inverse Problem Ekaterina Kostina,  University of Heidelberg, Germany
16:50 Qs and Discussion
17:00 Summary of Forum Chair | Paula Pascoal-Faria
17:10 Close

The entire one day session will be recorded so as to provide an opportunity for many others to benefit from the programme. If you do not wish your presentation to be recorded please send an email to that effect to