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FPMC: Bath/ASME symposium on fluid power and motion control

Our leading symposium covers current and future trends in fluid power and motion control for academia and industry.

A message from the organisers

We want to inform you about the developing COVID-19 situation and provide instructions for presenters.

It will unfortunately not be possible to include live presentations this year, we therefore ask that corresponding authors provide a video in advance.

For a paper to be included in the programme, it will be necessary for at least one author to register for the Symposium. This can be done via the University system.

We ask the presenting/corresponding author to prepare a video of their presentation. This needs to be done for the paper to be included in the final conference programme. The video should be no more than 15 minutes long. The video should follow the format of a normal conference presentation and would normally include slides/visual aids etc., with a spoken narration in English. We recommend that the presenter should be visible, within the video frame. You will need a suitable webcam; smartphones can be set up to do this.

Possible tools for creating videos with visual aids and narration include, but are not limited to:

Please take care to ensure sufficiently good sound quality and clarity.

Your video should be in a format that is compatible with Windows and Apple viewers. Suitable formats include those with file extensions .mp4, .m4v, .mov, .avi, but other formats may be suitable; we can advise.

Videos should be uploaded by 30th August; we will confirm the location to upload them to shortly. Please clearly identify the paper number in the filename.

The Symposium will be hosted through a website accessible to registered delegates only. This will provide links to papers, presentations, the Koski lecture and discussion sessions.

Delegates will be able to view the papers and video presentations in advance of the Symposium. Papers and videos will only be accessible to registered delegates of the Symposium. Videos will not be stored or published after the Symposium, but will be deleted.

Question-and-answer sessions will take place by video-conference using Microsoft Teams, at times between 14:00 and 17:00 BST (UTC+1) on 9th - 11th September, in one-hour sessions; timetable to be confirmed. Questions can be asked verbally or by “chat” text. Presenters are asked to be available for their session, preferably with both audio and video.

Information on this will be posted and regularly updated on this page.

With thanks and best wishes

Nigel Johnston

Organiser, FPMC 2020

  • Date: September 9 - 11, 2020
  • University of Bath, England (online)

The Fluid Power Systems & Technology Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the University of Bath's Centre for Power Transmission and Motion Control (PTMC) invite you to our international symposium on fluid power and motion control.

Our annual symposium is a great opportunity to bring together practitioners and researchers in the fluid power transmission and motion control community. It includes technical presentations and a keynote speech given by the 2019 winner of the prestigious Robert E Koski medal. You can read about past awards and download past proceedings.

Call for papers

Papers are sought in these areas relating to hydraulic and pneumatic systems:

  • Drives, transmissions & actuators
  • Components & systems
  • Efficient & intelligent systems
  • Modelling & Simulation
  • Control
  • Smart fluids & materials
  • Fault analysis & diagnosis
  • Noise & vibration
  • System design
  • Digital and switched fluid power systems

Papers will be subject to formal review and those accepted for inclusion in the program will be published in the Symposium Proceedings. The Symposium will be held at Bath and will include a banquet and presentation of awards on the evening of 10th September.

Revised schedule

Date Action
15th April 2020 Submission of full-length paper for review
13th May 2020 Paper review complete
20th May 2020 Paper acceptance notification / copyright form submission process opens
7th July 2020 Submission of copyright form
8th July 2020 Submission of final paper

Submission Portal

Now open.

Read our call for papers

Download our PDF


If you have any questions about the symposium, please contact us.