Conference Commences on...!!!


Event Speakers

Key Note speakers

Speaker 2

Prof. Prabhakaran Ramamurthy

Eminent Professor,
Old Dominion University, USA.
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Speaker 6

Prof. Wei Gao


Tohoku University, Japan.
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Speaker 5

Prof. T. S. N. Sankara Narayanan

Research Professor,
Chonbuk National University, South Korea.
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Speaker 4

Prof. Vijay Kumar Thakur


Scotland's Rural College, United Kingdom.
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Speaker 2

Prof.Rajiv Prakash

Professor and Dean (R&D),
IIT (BHU) Varanasi, India.
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Speaker 5

Prof.R Venkata Rao

SVNIT Surat, India.
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Speaker 6

Prof. Anil Kumar Sharma

Jamia Millia Islamia University, India.
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Speaker 4

Prof. S.Balasivanandha Prabu

College of Engineering Guindy, India.
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Chief Patron


Prof. K.Sankaranarayanasamy

National Institute of Technology Puducherry, Karaikal


Prof. G.Aghila

Registrar(i/c) & Professor
National Institute of Technology Puducherry, Karaikal

International & National Advisory Board

  • Prof. Prabhakaran Ramamurthy, Old Dominion University, USA
  • Prof. Wei Gao, Tohoku University, Japan
  • Prof. J Paulo Davim, University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • Prof. T. S. N. Sankara Narayanan, Chonbuk National University, South Korea
  • Prof. Tapas Kumar Mallick, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Vijay Kumar Thakur, Scotland's Rural College, United Kingdom
  • Prof. R. Gnanamoorthy, IIT Madras, India
  • Prof. Rajiv Prakash, IIT (BHU) Varanasi, India
  • Prof. Dilip Kumar Pratihar, IIT Kharagpur, India
  • Prof. G N Tiwari, Former Professor, IIT Delhi, India
  • Prof. A Selvaraju, Former Professor, Pondicherry Engineering College, India
  • Prof. Rangan Banerjee, IIT Bombay, India
  • Prof. Bibek Bandyopadhyay, IIEST - Howrah, India
  • Prof. K Srinivas Reddy, IIT Madras, India
  • Prof. R Venkata Rao, SVNIT Surat, India
  • Prof. S Murugan, NIT Rourkela, India
  • Prof. Dineshsingh, G Thakur, DIAT, Pune, India
  • Prof. K V Gangadharan, NITK Surathkal, India
  • Prof. Anil Kumar Sharma, Jamia Millia Islamia University, India
  • Prof. G. Anand, IIM Kozhikode, India
  • Prof. Tushar N Desai, SVNIT Surat, India
  • Prof. S.Balasivanandha Prabu, College of Engineering Guindy, India
  • Prof. S R Devadasan, PSG CT, India
  • Prof. P Karthikeyan, PSG CT, India
  • Prof. N Alagumurthi, Pondicherry Engineering College, India
  • Prof. Thundil Karuppa Raj R, VIT Vellore, India
  • Prof. B Radjaram, MVIT, Puducherry, India
  • Prof. Himanshu Tyagi, IIT Ropar, India
  • Prof. G Kumaresan, College of Engineering Guindy, India
  • Prof. K R Balasubramanian, NIT Tiruchirappalli, India
  • Prof. N.Siva Shanmugam, NIT Tiruchirappalli, India
  • Prof. R.Anand, NIT Tiruchirappalli, India
  • Prof. Raman Bedi, NIT Jalandhar, India
  • Prof. S Suresh, NIT Tiruchirappalli, India
  • Prof. S Vinodh, NIT Tiruchirappalli, India
  • Prof. Srinivas Tangellapalli, NIT Jalandhar, India
  • Prof. T Ramesh, NIT Tiruchirappalli, India
  • Prof. S. Balaguru, VIT Bhopal, India
  • Prof. S Kanmani Subbu, IIT Palakkad, India
  • Prof. K Ravi Kumar, IIT Delhi, India
  • Prof. D Ragupathy, NIT Puducherry, India
  • Prof. R Prabhu Sekar, MNNIT, Allahabad, India
  • Prof. Belete Sirahbizu, Addis Ababa Science and Technology University, Ethiopia
  • Prof. Albert U. Ude, Botswana International University of Science and Technology, Botswana
  • Prof. Nabin Sarmah, Tezpur University, Assam, India
  • Prof. A Sreekumar, Pondicherry University, India
  • Prof. Narendra Gajbhiye, MNIT Bhopal, India
  • Organizing Committee of ICOFT 2021

    Convener and Chairperson


    Assistant Professor,
    Department of Mechanical Engineering,
    National Institute of Technology Puducherry, Karaikal

    Organizing Secretaries

  • Dr. N. Sendhil Kumar, NIT Puducherry, India
  • Dr. A. Johnney Mertens, NIT Puducherry, India
  • Dr. M V A Raju Bahubalendruni, NIT Puducherry, India
  • Dr. M. Vadivukkarasan, NIT Puducherry, India
  • Dr. Jack. J. Kenned, NIT Puducherry, India
  • Dr. J. Ronald Aseer, NIT Puducherry, India
  • Dr. S. Somasundaram, NIT Puducherry, India
  • Dr. P. Sathish Kumar, NIT Puducherry, India
  • Dr. A. Karpagaraj, NIT Puducherry, India
  • Support Staff

  • Mr. S. U. Mugilan, NIT Puducherry, India
  • Mr. R. Karthikeyan, NIT Puducherry, India
  • Mr. K. Sriraman, NIT Puducherry, India
  • Task Committee

  • Mr. Arjun Singh K
  • Mr. Elavarasan. E
  • Mr. Packia Antony Amalan. A
  • Mr. Siva Kumar. S
  • Mr. Subba Rama Kousik Suraparaju
  • Mr. G. Anil Kumar
  • Mr. Arivazhagan.S
  • Mr. A.P. Sugunesh
  • Mr. D. Dara Ashok
  • Mr. Balasundaram. P
  • Mr. Karthikeyan. V
  • Mr. P. Arun Kumar
  • Mr. Inkulu Anil Kumar
  • Mr. Madhu Balan. P
  • Mr. Vignesh. S
  • Mr. Veluchamy. B
  • Mr. Guna M
  • Mr. A. Kannan
  • Mr. Eswaran. M
  • Ms. Prema Latha. R
  • Mr. Rakesh Sudarsi

  • Conference Schedule

    From, December 16, 2021 (Thursday), 09.00 a.m. (UTC +05.30) to December 18, 2021 (Saturday), 04.30 p.m. (UTC +05.30).

    ICOFT 2021 Detailed Schedule

    Conference Online Platform

    • The online platform for ICOFT 2021 is Microsoft Teams.
    • The participants are requested to install Microsoft Teams in your Computer or Mobile Phone for seamless connectivity.
    • The links for various sessions will be shared to the registered email address of the participants.
    Microsoft Teams Download link is provided here.

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    Call for Paper

    Original research paper on all Mechanical Engineering subjects. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following domains:

    Additive Manufacturing

    CAD/CAM/CAE/Reverse Engineering

    Composite and Polymer Processing

    Digital Manufacturing and Smart Systems

    Ergonomics in Manufacturing

    Green and Sustainable Manufacturing

    Machine Tool Design

    Machining, Forming and Joining Technology

    Material Technology

    Metrology and Quality

    Micro and Nano Manufacturing

    Modelling and Simulation in Manufacturing

    Non-Traditional/Advanced Machining Processes

    Precision and Surface Engineering

    AR/VR in Automation

    Robotics and Automation

    CAD and Automation

    Design Automation

    Industry 4.0

    Industrial Internet of Things

    Manufacturing Automation

    Modeling and simulation

    Optimization algorithms

    Process Automation & Monitoring

    Sensor Technology

    UAV & AUV

    Aerospace desgin

    Bioengineering design

    Design for X and additive manufacturing

    Design for Ergonomics

    Design with composite materials

    Design theory, methodology and management

    FEA and its applications

    Industrial design

    Mechanical design

    Product design and development


    AI and ML for Renewable Energy Sources(RES)

    Computational Methods for RES

    Energy Storage

    Energy Security & its policies

    Energy Modelling, Simulation & Optimizations

    Hydrogen & Fuel Cells

    Micro & Nano Energy Materials

    Net Zero Energy concepts

    Other Conventional Energy Sources and its technologies

    Renewable (Green) Energy Sources and its technologies

    Submission Guidelines

    Abstracts and papers must report a substantial advancement in mechanical engineering that is both original and significant.

    Category I (Abstract Submission): The length of the abstract shall not exceed 300 characters and shall be published in an abstract book. One of the authors is required to attend the conference to make a brief presentation of the work. Submissions should highlight the new results to allow the Program Committee to assess the work.

    Category II (Full Paper Submission): Regular paper submissions shall not exceed 8 (eight) pages, including bibliography. One of the authors is required to attend the conference to make a complete presentation of the work.

    Formatting instructions

    All papers must be written in English and use templates that can be downloaded from the conference website. Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process.

    All submitted abstracts and papers will be subjected to a 'Similarity check' by a licensed version of “iThenticate: Plagiarism Detection Software”. Papers achieving a minimal similarity index, i.e. less than 15%, will only be examined, and those that are deemed unacceptable will be rejected/withdrawn without a formal review.

    Policy of Plagiarism

    Authors are requested to kindly refrain from plagiarism in any form. Authors should submit their original and unpublished research work not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Manuscript found to be plagiarized during any stage of review shall be rejected. As per the copyright transfer agreement, authors are deemed individually and collectively responsible for the content of manuscripts published by them. Hence, it is the responsibility of each author to strive for the highest ethical standards concerning plagiarism.

    Review Process

    Eminent experts from respective domains will perform double-blind peer reviews of the papers. At least one of the authors should register for each accepted paper and present the findings.


    Only the registered and presented papers in the Conference along with the acceptance of Session Chair(s) will be recommended for publication in ‘Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering’, Springer Nature.

    Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
    Springer Nature


    Select papers from the conference will be published by Springer as a proceedings book volume. Springer will conduct quality checks on the accepted papers and only papers that pass these checks will be published.

    Submit your ABSTRACT/MANUSCRIPT in the following "Easy Chair" link
    Easy Chair
    Full Paper Template (MS Word)

    Full Paper Template (LATEX)



    Important Dates

    Abstract / Manuscript Submission October 31, 2021     November 10, 2021     Submissions are closed.
    Review Comments to Authors November 10, 2021 November 22, 2021     Review comments sent to the authors.
    Revised Manuscript Submission November 24, 2021 November 30, 2021
    Notifying the decision on the Manuscript November 27, 2021 December 02, 2021
    Registration for the Conference November 30, 2021 December 05, 2021

    Registration Fee
    (Fee is all inclusive of GST)
    (Registration Fee shall be paid after the review process and getting confirmation from the organizing committee)

    Category I
    Abstract submission ==> Presentation ==> Publication in Book of Abstracts

    Foreign Delegates $ 35         $ 20
    Industry/ R & D ₹ 2,500    ₹ 1500
    Academicians ₹ 2,500     ₹ 1500
    Students(UG/PG/Ph.D) ₹ 1500     ₹ 1000
    Listener ₹ 750       ₹ 600

    *Registration Fee includes entry to all keynote lectures, e-book of abstracts and participation certificate.

    Category II
    Full paper submission ==> Presentation ==> Publication in Scopus indexed Proceedings

    Foreign Delegates $ 70         $ 50
    Industry/ R & D ₹ 5,000     ₹ 4000
    Academicians ₹ 5,000     ₹ 4000
    Students(UG/PG/Ph.D) ₹ 4,000     ₹ 3000

    *Registration Fee includes entry to all keynote lectures, e-book of abstracts, participation certificate and e-proceedings.

    Instructions for payment of Registration Fee
    (Fee is all inclusive of GST)
    (Registration Fee shall be paid after the review process and getting confirmation from the organizing committee)

    • Pay Online though NEFT/RTGS in the account given below. While making online payment, authors are further requested to mention their Paper ID and Name in Payment Remark to enable us to trace your payment in the Bank Statement.
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    Contact Us


    Dr. N. M. Sivaram
    Convener and Chairperson (ICOFT 2021)
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    National Institute of Technology Puducherry, Karaikal - 609609, India.