Cross disciplinary groups

Mission & Organization

IFToMM enjoys bounty harvests from a very rich scientific international community with Technical Committees working on specific areas of research, Member Organizations promoting activities in their own region, and Permanent Commissions taking care of enduring aspects of the Federation. This has generated ample boosts in science excellence, personal cooperation, and links between society and technology.

Individual yearly reports of MOs, PCs, TCs and CDGs can be found under yearly reports MOs, PCs, TCs and CDGs .

As a supplement to these constitutional bodies, IFToMM has created the new organizational entity of “Cross Disciplinary Groups”, which are platforms where groups of researchers with common interests can socialize within IFToMM independently of the research areas and across Member Organizations and without the load of formal institutional structures.

The leading idea of Cross Disciplinary Groups is to have lightweight organizational structures that can develop dynamically and overlap “horizontally” with all prevailing institutions of the Federation. The activities will be focused on identifying common experience in several groups and contributing to wider areas of knowledge, to be aware of the coming issues of future challenge from a broader scope of view, and to attract enthusiastic young researchers as well as active and motivated scientists over the whole spectrum of IFToMM groups.

Cross Disciplinary Groups organize themselves independently and determine the key areas of activity as well as their organizational structure on their own. The Executive Council, trough the President and the responsible person for Cross Disciplinary Groups within the Executive Council take merely the role of supporting, overviewing and accompanying the Cross Disciplinary Groups through their growing phase and their development to a strong and long-lived pillar of IFToMM activities.

At the moment, the Cross Disciplinary Groups are at their offspring period, seeking to attract interested researchers from within and outside IFToMM and ready to ignite their activities. As a start, four Cross Disciplinary Groups have been identified and installed by the Federation, but further can develop as necessity and activity interests arise. The four starting Cross Disciplinary Groups are

  • CDG 1: Securing our Future Environment – Air, Water, Energy
  • CDG 2: IFToMM Young Faculty Group
  • CDG 3: IFToMM Women’s Group
  • CDG 4: IFToMM Graduate Student’s Group

The Executive Council decides once a year (at its end-of-year session) on budgets for Summer Schools and Student’s Olympiads for the forthcoming year or later based on a fixed yearly budget chunk, and twice a year with a half-split fixed yearly budget for the Young Delegate Program from all received conference applications.

Latest News

A History of Kinematics from Zeno to Einstein by Teun Koetsier

Read full article

The first Springer MMS series book from MO Türkiye by Prof. Eres Söylemez

Read full article

The video of the first-ever IFToMM Webinar by Prof. Teun Koetsier is available for the viewers!

Read full article

First Free Access to Springer Conference Proceedings – 11th IFToMM International Conference on Rotordynamics

Read full article

University of Craiova awarded an honoris causa doctoral degree to Prof. Giuseppe Carbone

Read full article

Lagrange Award – Multibody System Dynamics Outstanding PhD Thesis Prize 2023 now open for applications!

Read full article

Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (UTCN) awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa to Prof. Giuseppe CARBONE (Chair of IFToMM TC on Robotics and Mec…

Read full article

The first IFToMM book on engines and powertrains is authored by the members of three Technical Committees

Read full article

Tsinghua University and Tsingke+ Institute Developed a Swab Sampling Robot for 20-in-1 PCR Screening

Read full article
All news
×
Upcoming Events

D-A-CH 2024

05.03.2024

Germany, Austria and Switzerland have traditionally always taken an active role at all levels…

ISRM 2024

17.04.2024

ISRM 2024 aims to bring together researchers, industrials and students involved in a broad…

HMM2024

18.04.2024

The aim of the Symposium is to establish an international forum for presenting and…

ITS-IFToMM 2024

06.05.2024

This Symposium will cover the topical themes of tribology including: friction, wear, lubrication, lubricants,…

MSR-RoManSy 2024

22.05.2024

The 2024 USCToMM Symposium on Mechanical Systems and Robotics (2024 USCToMM MSR Symposium) and…
Deadlines to keep in mind

MAMM 2024

28.02.2024

Deadline for abstract submission

IFIT2024

15.03.2024

Deadline for full paper submission

MAMM 2024

15.03.2024

Decision on abstract submission

DAMMR 2024

01.04.2024

Deadline for early-bird registration

IFIT2024

15.04.2024

Decision on full paper submission