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Welcome to the 7th CIRP CSI, 15th | 17th May 2024

Conference Facts

  • 7th CIRP Conference on Surface Integrity - CSI
  • Bremen - Germany
  • Get Together with Lab Tours                 14th May 2024
  • Conference from Wednesday              15th May to Friday 17th May
  • Venue at the Beach of the River Weser - Lankenauer Höft
  • Conference Dinner with international show event

See you soon in Bremen




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CONFERence Fees

  650 €           Early bird  | 9th Mar 2024
  700 €           Regular | 4th May 2024
  750 €           Late / On Site


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Conference Scope

Effects of different manufacturing processes
Simulation and modelling of surface integrity
Surface engineering

Surface and subsurface characterization and characterization methods
Relationship between surface Integrity and the functional performance of components

Formal committees

Advisory Committee

Ekkard Brinksmeier - GERMANY
Ibrahim S. Jawahir- USA
Rachid M’Saoubi - FRANCE

Steering Committee

Ekkard Brinksmeier - GERMANY | Ibrahim S. Jawahir - USA
Rachid M’Saoubi - FRANCE | Dragos Axinte - UK | Matthew Davies - USA
Fengzhou Fang - CHINA | Pedro Arrazola - SPAIN | Joël Rech - FRANCE

Scientific Committee

Andreas Archenti | Pedro Arrazola | Helmi Attia | Dragos Axinte
David Barrenetxea | Anthony Beaucamp | Vikram Bedekar
Thomas Bergs | Rachele Bertolini | Dirk Biermann | Friedrich Bleicher  Ekkard Brinksmeier | Stefania Bruschi | Erhan Budak 
Alessandra Caggiano | Benny C.F. Cheung | Cédric Courbon
Eraldo Da Silva | Doriana D‘Addona  | Matt Davies  | Berend Denkena 
Klaus Dröder | François Ducobu | Christopher J. Evans | Andreas Fischer  Wit Grzesik | Han Haitjema | Carsten Heinzel | Richard Hood 
Yasuhiro Kakinuma | Bernhard Karpuschewski | Benjamin Kirsch
Andreas Klink | Philip Koshy | Peter Krajnik | Bert Lauwers | Ismail Lazoglu  Zhirong Liao | Sein Leung Soo | Jean-Marc Linares | Don A. Lucca 
Rachid M’Saoubi  | Aitor Madariaga  | Daniel Meyer | Nikolaos Michailidis  Brigid Mullany | Jose C. M. Outeiro | Gérard Poulachon | Franci Pusavec  Joël Rech  | Oltmann Riemer | Enrico Savio | Volker Schulze | Jens Sölter  Roberto Teti | Guido Tosello | Domenico Umbrello | Petra Wiederkehr  Jiwang Yan | Frederik Zanger


The conference will be co-chaired by
Daniel Meyer | Bernhard Karpuschewski

Local Organizing committee

The conference will be supported by the local organizing committee in Bremen headed by
Marco Eich | Matthias-A. Hettig


The conference will be hosted by the Leibniz Institute for Materials Engineering IWT

The Conference Keynote Speakers

Prof. Fengzhou Fang

President of CIRP , Centre of Micro/nano Manufacturing Technology (MNMT), Tianjin University and University College Dublin

Dr. André Walter


Chairman of Management Board AIRBUS Aerostructures GmbH


Prof. Jiwang Yan


Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University


Prof. Bernhard Karpuschewski


Faculty of Production Engineering, University of Bremen


Prof. Kirsten Tracht


Faculty of Production Engineering, University of Bremen


Professor Fengzhou Fang has been working in the fields of freeform optics design and manufacturing, bio-manufacturing, and ultra-precision machining and metrology since he became a faculty member at the university in 1982. He developed the theory of the three paradigms of manufacturing advancement, which identified atomic and close-to-atomic scale manufacturing as the fundamental technology of the new manufacturing paradigm, Manufacturing III. His contributions to micro/nano manufacturing and ultra-precision machining technologies, especially on the fundamentals of nanometric cutting, are widely adopted and referenced in new manufacturing processes. He has been elected Fellow of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP), the International Academy of Engineering and Technology (AET), the International Society for Nanomanufacturing (ISNM), and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).

Professor Fang is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA), the current President of CIRP, the President of AET, and the Editor-in-Chief of Nanomanufacturing and Metrology.



André Walter is Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Aerostructures GmbH. In this role he is in charge of leading the plants Hamburg, Stade, Nordenham and Bremen with more than 10.000 employees. Airbus Aerostructures is the backbone of Airbus in Germany for structural assembly and equipping.  Until June 2022 André Walter was Head of Hamburg Plant and Industrial Site and Chairman of the Board of Management of Airbus Operations GmbH. He joined the Airbus management team in Hamburg on 1 April 2019. Prior to this, he was Head of Site and Plant of the Airbus site in Bremen for four years. In 2006, he moved to Airbus in Bremen and took over the management of the division for metallic materials and processes. In the following years, André Walter gained extensive experience at Airbus in various management positions in materials and process research. Before joining Airbus, André Walter was Technical Manager and Scientific Assistant at the Institute for Materials Science, University of Bremen. André Walter is married and has three children. He studied mechanical engineering at the
University of Hanover and has received his doctorate at the University of Bremen.

Jiwang Yan received his Ph.D. from Tohoku University in 2000 and is currently Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Keio University, Japan since 2012, leading the Laboratory for Precision Machining and Nano Processing. He also serves as an adjunct Specially Appointed Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology since 2017. His research areas include ultraprecision machining, micro/nano manufacturing, laser processing, nanomaterial and nanomechanics. As a principal investigator, he has led more than 20 nationally funded projects and over 70 joint research projects with industry. He has authored/co-authored 300+ peer-refereed journal papers, given 150+ keynote/invited talks, and received 40+ awards for his contribution in manufacturing. He is now executive director and chairman of publication sector of the Japan Society for Precision Engineering and board member of the Japan Society of Laser Technology. He is fellow of ISNM and member of CIRP, SME, JSME, JSPE, JSAP, JSAT, ASPE, and euspen. He also serves editorial boards for several journals such as International Journal of Machine Tool & Manufacture and International Journal of Extreme Manufacturing.

Prof. Bernhard Karpuschewski graduated from the University of Hannover, Germany. He received his Ph.D. degree in 1995 and worked as chief engineer at the Institute for Production Engineering and Machine Tools (IFW) until April 1999. From 1999 until 2000 he worked as Associate Professor at the Keio University, Yokohama (Japan). After that he was appointed as full professor for production engineering and head of the Laboratory for Production Technology and Organisation (PTO) at the Technical University of Delft (Netherlands), where he worked until March 2005. From April 2005 until August 2017 he was appointed as full professor for production engineering and managing director of the Institute for Production Technology and Quality Management (IFQ) at the Otto-von-Guericke-University in Magdeburg (Germany). Since September 2017 he is full professor for manufacturing technologies at the University of Bremen and Director of the Division Manufacturing Technology at the Leibniz Institute for Materials Engineering IWT, Bremen.


Kirsten Tracht is professor at the faculty of production engineering of the University of Bremen and speaker of the Bremen Institute for Mechanical Engineering. She studied mechanical engineering at the University of Hannover and received her PhD under the supervision of Prof. H.K. Tönshoff in the field of die and mould making. She received the Kienzle-Medal. She is responsible for the master’s study course ‘production engineering’. Her research focuses on assembly technologies and production design techniques in industrial settings.


Venue | Accommodation

COnference Venue Lankenauer Höft
© Lankenauer Höft(3)

Lankenauer Höft

The conference venue Lankenauer Höft is currently under construction and will be opened in late 2023. It provides 1100 m² of climatized event- and conference space, a restaurant, a private beach at the river "Weser" and can be reached via car, public transport or ferry.

Adress: Zum Lankenauer Höft, 28197 Bremen

Reachable by: Car | Bus - Line 24


City of Bremen

MOIN - Welcome to Bremen

"Moin" as we say "hello" here in nothern Germany and welcome to the city of Bremen. Located in the north of Germany, Bremen offers a historic city centre which is also an UNCESCO world heritage. So you can expect a lot of history to explore when wandering around in the city. As a former member of the hanseatic leaque, a maritime lifestyle is still present in the city and can be found at many occasions. Wheter it is a traditional "Fischbrötchen" (bun with different sorts of seafood) or restaurants located on sailing ships on the river "Weser", Bremen got you covered. Another important part of Bremens history is the story of the famous "Bremer Stadtmusikanten" (Bremer town musicians) which can be found in the city centre. Look forward to visit a city with many impressions.

Your Way to Bremen
  • directly to Bremen International Airport [BRE]
  • via connecting flights from Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich or Amsterdam
  • via high-speed trains (ICE) to Bremen Central Station
  • using regional trains
  • Bremen can be reached using the Autobahn A27 and A1
Possible Accomodations

We welcome you aboard our affordable design hotel in Bremen! Hand-painted tiles adorn the bar, the linen-covered lounge furniture and rocking chairs are as chic as they are comfortable, and our outdoor lounge is ideal for a relaxing outside

Adress: Am Brill 10, 28195 Bremen

Distance to venue: 5,1 km (Bus line 24)

Keyword for booking: CSI Bremen (Booking form Hotel MotelOne)

Here you live in the heart of the city. Wake up in Böttcherstraße – which is a work of art in itself – and enjoy the central location of Bremen’s old town between the Weser and the market square. Stroll through the beautiful Schnoor neighbourhood and don’t miss the famous Bremen Town Musicians. You are right in the centre of the action and are also staying in the city’s most sustainable hotel: it has been awarded the Green Key and has BREEAM certification.

Adress: Böttcherstraße 2, 28195 Bremen

Distance to venue: 7,8 km (Bus line 24)

Keyword for booking: Leibniz-Institut 150524 (available from 15th May -17th May 2024)

The Ibis Hotel Bremen is your budget hotel in Bremen’s city center with free, fast Wi-Fi (up to 1 Gbit/s!) in the entire hotel. Look forward to the 2-star Ibis Bremen  City hotel, which is located close to Bremen’s historical city center and only 800 meters from Bremen’s main train station. There are 162 rooms here, which follow a comfortable standard at reasonable prices.

Adress: Rembertiring 51, 28203 Bremen

Distance to venue:  6,3 km (Bus line 24)

In the heart of the city and in a wonderful location on the Hollersee is the Hommage Parkhotel Bremen. An institution in Bremen, much loved living room of the city. The Parkhotel Bremen enchants with its unique mix of sophisticated Grand Hotel ambience and the intimate atmosphere of a family boutique hotel.

Adress:  Im Bürgerpark 1,
28209 Bremen

Route to Venue:  5,9 km (Bus line 24)

Surrounded by water, old port industry and breath of fresh air, the Lankenauer Höft on Bremen’s left bank of the Weser invites you to explore and relax. Firmly anchored floating on the waves of the Weser and just 15 minutes away from the popular Schnoorviertel, Bremen’s city center or a passage from the opposite waterfront.

Adress: Zum Lankenauer Höft, 28197 Bremen

Distance to venue: 0,1 km (by foot)

7th CIRP CSI - Map

Important Dates

Abstract Submission
1st Sep 2023

Reviewed Paper Returned
22nd Dec 2023

Abstract Acceptance
8th Sep 2023

Final Paper Submission
2nd Feb 2024

Full Paper Submission
5th Nov 2023

Final Descision
on Papers
16th Feb 2024

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