COMEH Conferences


The key event in the COMEH calendar is the annual ‘International Conference on Manufacturing Research’ (ICMR).  For over two decades it has been the main manufacturing research conference organised in the UK, successfully bringing researchers, academics and industrialists together to share their knowledge and experiences.  Initiated as a National Conference by the Consortium of UK University Manufacturing Engineering (COMEH) it became an International Conference in 2003.  COMEH is an independent body established in 1978. Its main aim is to promote manufacturing engineering education, training and research.  To achieve this, the Consortium maintains a close liaison with government bodies concerned with the training and continuing development of professional engineers, while responding to appropriate consultative and discussion documents and other initiatives.  COMEH is represented on the Engineering Professors’ Council (EPC) and it organises and supports national manufacturing engineering education research conferences and symposia.

In 2002 the conference was accorded the title International (ICMR) to reflect the current trends in manufacturing engineering and to promote the exchange of research and engineering application experiences internationally. The ICMR, has since its introduction, incorporated the NCMR. The 13th international conference, ICMR2015, incorporates the 30th NCMR. The host universities for ICMR have been:

2003 Strathclyde 2004 Sheffield Hallam
2005 Cranfield 2006 Liverpool John  Moores
2007 De Montfort 2008 Brunel
2009 Warwick 2010 Durham
2011 Glasgow Caledonian 2012 Aston
2013 Cranfield 2014 Southampton Solent
2015 Bath