It is my pleasure to present you the Proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on Smart Manufacturing and Material Processing (SMMP2022), which was held on August 12–13, 2022, in Shanghai, China.
The primary goal of the conference is to bring researchers and scientists from smart manufacturing and material sciences together with researchers from various other application areas to discuss problems and solutions in the area, to identify new issues, and to shape future directions for research. Due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizing committee decided to hold the conference over virtual platforms so that participants could share their research work. In addition to the contributed papers, internationally known experts from several countries were also invited to deliver keynote and invited speeches at SMMP2022.
Papers were invited on all topics related to smart manufacturing and material processing. The selection of papers was based on a rigorous peer review process by a committee of experts from various disciplines. Every submitted paper was first screened by the program committee, and once it had cleared the initial screening, it was sent to potential reviewers for peer review. The topics in these proceedings include, but are not limited to, the following areas: materials processing and product manufacturing, sensors and smart material systems, functional materials, industrial automation and process control, and discussion of the state-of-the-art and future direction of smart manufacturing and material sciences. This compilation of the accepted papers represents an interesting outcome of the conference, and we would like to acknowledge all the authors for their valuable contributions.
We sincerely hope these proceedings will initiate a broader discourse within the research community. We will continue to organize this conference in the future to provide an effective platform for the further exchange of new knowledge, and perhaps potential collaboration, in research areas of smart manufacturing and material processing.
With warm regards,
Ass. Prof. Babak Safaei, Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkey
Prof. Jinfeng Wang, Zhengzhou University, China