We are happy to announce that our proposed Special Session of Smart Manufacturing for IEEE SMC 2021 (http://ieeesmc2021.org/) is accepted.
This special session aims to present the latest advances and developments of new methods, techniques, systems, and tools dedicated to the application of enabling technologies for AI-based manufacturing. The goal is to bring together researchers and practitioners to present efficient scientific and engineering solutions and provide visions for future research and development.
The conference will be held virtually. Papers must be submitted electronically for peer review through PaperCept by April 5, 2021: https://conf.papercept.net/conferences/scripts/start.pl.

Session Name: Smart Manufacturing
Session Code: 4w88m

We invite novel contributions related to the latest developments in intelligent manufacturing, self-adaption and self-organization along with principles and practices of their engineering and application. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
•	Big Data Analytics for Manufacturing Systems
•	Artificial Intelligence and Evolutionary Techniques for Smart Manufacturing
•	Intelligent Monitoring & Control Systems
•	Data-driven Modeling and Optimization
•	Machine & Deep Learning for Intelligent Systems
•	Intelligent Sensor Fusion for Smart Manufacturing
•	Data Analytics for Scheduling Manufacturing Processes
•	Data Analytics for Monitoring and Control of Manufacturing Operations
•	Computational Intelligence Technologies for Manufacturing

On behalf of the IEEE SMCS Technical Committee on AI-based Smart Manufacturing Systems.

MengChu Zhou, Distinguished Professor
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, USA
E-mail: zhou@njit.edu

Mohammadhossein Ghahramani, Research Fellow
University College Dublin, Ireland
E-mail: sepehr.ghahramani@ucd.ie

Bin Liu, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of IKAS Industries
E-mail: liubincalvin@gmail.com

Witold Pedrycz, Professor
University of Alberta, Canada
E-mail: wpedrycz@ualberta.ca