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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.

It is unclear how long the disruption due to COVID-19 will last and how severe it will be. We are currently planning for the symposium to go ahead as planned, but are aware that changes may be needed and are preparing contingency plans. If there are any changes to the Symposium plans, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Please see below for our revised schedule. If, due to work disruption, you need more time to prepare your paper, please get in touch with the Symposium organisers to discuss as soon as possible.

Your contribution is valuable to us, but the safety and wellbeing of all involved is our top priority.

With thanks and best wishes

Nigel Johnston

Organiser, FPMC 2020

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

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.