COMA 2019 – International Conference on Competitive Manufacturing

30 January to 1 February 2019, Stellenbosch University, Western Cape.

Following the success of the 6th International conference on Competitive Manufacturing (COMA ‘16), held in January 2016, the organisers are pleased to announce that the 2019 conference, hosted by the Stellenbosch University – Industrial Engineering Department, will be held in the last week of January 2019, from the 30th of January to the 1st of February 2019, in the beautiful Stellenbosch winelands, South Africa.

The organising committee invites participants from international manufacturing communities, academia, national R&D and educational institutions to attend and participate in the conference. In addition, SMME’s, entrepreneurs, inventors, engineers, product designers, toolmakers, production staff, technical directors and managers from industry involved in the manufacturing of products and components, or in the processes and organisation around it are encouraged to participate or simply attend the conference.

The COMA conference is sure to attract many key industry partners, technology demonstrators and renowned academics. The conference plays host to some of the best local and international keynote speakers that the manufacturing industry and academic community has to offer.

Abstract submissions will open soon, so keep a look out for the conference and workshop themes as well as the ‘Call for Abstracts’ on the conference website ( All full papers are double blind reviewed and published in the conference proceedings.