Robotics Laboratory

2017 CCToMM Symposium

The 2017 CCToMM Symposium on Mechanisms, Machines, and Mechatronics (2017 CCToMM M3 Symposium) will be held from Thursday, May 25, 2017, to Friday, May 26, 2017, at Polytechnique Montréal. The 2017 CCToMM Annual General Meeting will be held during the Symposium. Student and early-career delegate programs sponsored by CCToMM and IFToMM respectively is available to support attendees (more information available soon).

Papers should be submitted as PDF files formatted according to the CCToMM LaTeX class file (single column). Full papers should not exceed 12 pages and should be formatted as per the Author Guidelines section. A selection of the best papers presented during the symposium will be published in a special issue of the Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering.


Note: Each corresponding author submitting a full paper will be requested to produce two reviews per paper submitted.

Host Organizations

  • Polytechnique Montréal
  • Canadian Committee for the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms (CCToMM)
  • International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM)

Symposium Co-Chairs

  • Professor Sofiane Achiche, Polytechnique Montréal
  • Professor Luc Baron, Polytechnique Montréal
  • Professor Lionel Birglen, Polytechnique Montréal

Organizing Committee

  • Prof. Marc Arsenault, Laurentian University
  • Prof. Juan Carretero, University of New Brunswick
  • Prof. John D. Hayes, Carleton University
  • Prof. Scott Nokleby, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Paper Topics

CCToMM M³ Symposium sessions will potentially include: mechanisms, robotics, mechatronics, space robotics, medical robotics, mobile robotics, robotic tooling, dynamics of machines, gearing and transmissions, applied vibrations/acoustics, sensors and actuators, machining and metrology, and control of mechanical systems.

Important Dates

  1. Full paper submission: January 16, 2017 extended to January 30, 2017
  2. Manuscript reviews: March 20, 2017
  3. Notice of acceptance: March 27, 2017
  4. Submission of camera ready manuscripts: April 17, 2017
  5. Deadline for early bird special registration rates: May 1st, 2017

Author Guidelines

Full papers should be submitted as single-column unsecured PDF files formatted according to the CCToMM LaTeX class file. Full papers should not exceed 12 pages.

  1. Patron LaTeX (.zip)
  2. Patron MS Word (.doc)

The deadline for submissions is January 16, 2017 January 30, 2017. All communications with the corresponding author of each paper will be conducted by email or through the online submission system. Updates, considering reviewers' suggested modifications, of accepted papers are due by April 17, 2017.

Presentation templates with CCToMM style are also available if you wish to use them (optional):

  1. Patron Beamer (.zip)
  2. Powerpoint (.zip)

To submit a paper, please login to the symposium paper management system (see below).

Reviewer Guidelines

To submit a review, login to the symposium paper management system (see below), use your author credentials if you have them. Please note that all reviews are due March 20, 2017.


Registration date BEFORE May 1st, 2017 AFTER May 1st, 2017
  Two days One day Two days One day
CCToMM Full Members $220 $150 $250 $180
CCToMM Student Members $150 $100 $180 $130
Non-Members $280 $200 $310 $230
Student Nonmembers $180 $120 $210 $150

The above two-day fees include:

  1. For non-members, a complimentary registration to CCToMM
  2. One copy of the proceedings on USB
  3. Coffee breaks
  4. Lunches (2)
  5. Symposium Banquet

For one-day participants, fees include the above except the Symposium Dinner and only one lunch. Additional tickets for the Banquet can be included in the registration fee at an extra cost of $60 each.


The conference is being held at:

Polytechnique Montréal
2500, chemin de Polytechnique
Montréal, (Québec), H3T 1J4


See the program below for instructions to get to the symposium venue. A shuttle will be available for the social events including the banquet.


On campus student housing provided by the University of Montreal can be rented during the Symposium, see :

More choices are available through the usual hotel booking websites such as:,, etc. We suggest that you book and accomodation close to a subway station and use the latter to come to the Symposium. Traffic and parking is not necessarily easy in Montreal!


Program (.pdf)

Presenter Guidelines

Note for speakers: the total allocated time for each paper is 20 minutes (15 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for questions).

The following equipment will be available at the conference room:

  • LCD projector,

  • a laser pointer,
  • a desktop computer with Windows + PowerPoint + Adobe Acrobat Reader.

If additional equipment is required, please contact us as soon as possible so arrangements can be made on time for the symposium