Technology Developments: the Role of Mechanism and Machine Science and IFToMM

  • Marco Ceccarelli

Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. General Considerations

  3. Viewpoints by Chairs of IFToMM Technical Committees and Permanent Commissions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Hanfried Kerle, Burkhard Corves, Klaus Mauersberger, Karl-Heinz Modler
      Pages 107-120
    3. Doina Pisla, Manfred L. Husty
      Pages 121-131
    4. Burkhard Corves, Torsten Brix, Ulf Döring
      Pages 141-151
    5. G. K. Ananthasuresh
      Pages 153-159
    6. Javier Cuadrado, Jose Escalona, Werner Schiehlen, Robert Seifried
      Pages 161-172

About this book


This is the first book of a series that will focus on MMS (Mechanism and Machine Science). This book also presents IFToMM, the International Federation on the Promotion of MMS and its activity.


This volume contains contributions by IFToMM officers who are Chairs of member organizations (MOs), permanent commissions (PCs), and technical committees (TCs), who have reported their experiences and views toward the future of IFToMM and MMS. The book is composed of three parts: the first with general considerations by high-standing IFToMM persons, the second chapter with views by the chairs of PCs and TCs as dealing with specific subject areas, and the third one with reports by the chairs of MOs as presenting experiences and challenges in national and territory communities.


This book will be of interest to a wide public who wish to know the status and trends in MMS both at international level through IFToMM and in national/local frames through the leading actors of activities. In addition, the book can be considered also a fruitful source to find out  “who’s who”  in MMS, historical backgrounds and trends in MMS developments, as well as for challenges and problems in future activity by IFToMM community and in MMS at large.

Indexed in the Book Citation Index– Science (BKCI-S)

Editors and affiliations

  • Marco Ceccarelli
    • 1
  1. 1., Laboratory of Robotics & MechatronicsUniversity of CassinoCassinoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-1299-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-1300-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-0984
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-0992
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