2021 International Symposium on Automation, Mechanical and Design Engineering (SAMDE 2021), organized by the Hong Kong Society of Robotics and Automation (HKSRA), will be held on 3-5 December 2021 in Beijing, China.

SAMDE 2021 covers research topics spanning both theory and practice, and both systems and the interacting and interrelated entities that form these systems. Digitalization and sustainability are some of the keywords in the recent and upcoming research activities. Digitalized development and operation/use of sustainable products and manufacturing systems would result in improved global competitiveness, growth, and more sustainable products and production. Artificial intelligence, automated reasoning, human-robot collaborative interaction, sensors and autonomous sensor systems, cyber-physical control systems, generative design including topology optimization, advanced simulation and modelling, intelligent automation, smart materials, materials processing and factories, and circular economy are some of the important topics covered at SAMDE 2021.

A primary objective of SAMDE 2021 is to promote multi-/interdisciplinary international research and academic, technological and industrial collaboration. Dissemination of results, discussions and collaboration in an international environment promote both personal development and scientific progress. Welcome to the keynote and parallel sessions and the networking during SAMDE 2021.

Prof. Nader Asnafi

Örebro University, Sweden

Call for Papers

Acoustical Engineering

Advanced Metal Forming, Welding & Casting techniques       

Advanced Technology of Geotechnical Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Artificial Intelligence and Engineering

Automated Highway Systems

Automated Mining

Automated Video Surveillance

Automation and Robotics


Bio Mechanical

Bioengineering and Biomedical engineering

Biologically-Inspired Robots and Systems


Bridge and Tunnel Engineering

Building Energy Conservation and Green Architecture        


Civil Engineering Materials

Composite Materials

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Computational Intelligence in Mechatronics

Computer and Robot Vision

Computer Control

Cutting Toll Design

Design and Drafting 

Design and Manufacturing

Design for Manufacturing and Assembly

Discrete Control

Electric Drive control

Electrical Insulation Technology


Key Dates

Abstract Submission: Aug 30, 2021

Full Submission: Sept 15, 2021

Final Notification: Oct 20, 2021

Final Version: Nov 10, 2021

Registration: Nov 10, 2021

Main conference: December 3-5, 2021


Prospective authors are welcome to submit your research paper to SAMDE 2021 through the online submission system or send your manuscript to samde@hksra.org

Please Download the Full paper template here: Paper Template 

Abstract Submission (Presenters): the submitted abstract should contain a sufficient summary of the paper and outline of goals, results and conclusion, including conveying sufficient understanding when reading in isolation from the paper. Abstract Template


Accepted and presented papers of SAMDE 2021 will be published in digital conference proceeding which will be submitted to Ei Compendex, Scopus, CPCI, Google Scholar and other major databases for index.

Selected Papers from SAMDE 2021 will be recommended to be submitted for publication in journal. 

Join us

We sincerely welcome professors, associate professors and experts in the areas of Automation, Mechanical and Design Engineering join Technical Committee as a peer reviewer. Please feel free to send an email to committee@hksra.org for further information. Your request will be processed in 5 working days.


SAMDE 2020 proceeding has been indexed by EI Compendex and SCOPUS.


Accepted papers of SAMDE 2020 have been published in Journal of Physics: Conference Series.

SAMDE 2020 has been held virtually via WebEx Meeting due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Conference Venue

2021 International Symposium on Automation, Mechanical and Design Engineering (SAMDE 2021) will be held on 3-5 December 2021 in the beautiful city Beijng, China.


Ms. Willa P. P. Wong

Email: samde@hksra.org

Tel:+852-30697093 (English) Monday-Friday, 9:30am-12:00pm and 1:30pm-6:00pm

Presentation Methods

Oral Presentation

Oral presenters will be given 15 minutes (2-3 min Q&A) to deliver their paper, presenters usually prepare a series of slides to supplement their speech. Each session has a fixed time, it is important to manage your time effectively. Presenters are encouraged to think through their presentation before the conference. 

Check list for oral presenters

1. Send your presentation slides in PPT and pdf format to the conference organizer

2. Keep a copy of your presentation in USB and take it with you

Our meeting rooms are equipped with following audio & visual equipment

  • Projector with screen

  • Computer

  • Laser pointer 

  • Microphone

Should you need extra software for your presentation, please contact HKSRA staff to make sure it is possible.

Poster Presentation

Poster sessions are designated during conference days, each poster session usually lasts 0.5-1 hour. Conference poster standard size is A0, it is important to convey your ideas clearly in a limited  space, but try to avoid overload your poster with too much information, 

Checklist for poster presenters

1. Print out your poster and pack it with you

2. Keep a softcopy of your poster in a USB device 

Our staff will help with the poster display, poster boards or tape for the poster will be provided.


Scholars without submitting papers or abstracts are also welcomed to join us as listeners. The participants will be encouraged to send the complete registration form with the payment proof to samde@hksra.org to finish the registration. All sessions of the conference will be accessible to registered listeners.

Conference Agenda

December 3 ,2021   Registration & Reception

December 4, 2021   Opening Ceremony + Keynote Sessions + Parallel Sessions + Poster Session

December 5, 2021   Parallel Sessions + Closing Ceremony