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2020 International Workshop on Bionic Engineering (IWBE2020)
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June 10-12, 2020, Manchester, UK

Organizers: International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE)
                     University of Manchester, UK                    

The joint 2020 International Workshop on Bionic Engineering (IWBE 2020) and the 4th International Workshop on Biorobotics & Bioengineering will be held in Manchester, UK, June 10-12, 2020. The Workshop is supported by the International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE) and aims at providing a forum for researchers in bionic engineering, biorobotics and bioengineering from around the world to exchange their ideas and share the latest achievements. The dominant theme of IWBE 2020 is “Biorobotics & Bionic Healthcare Engineering”.

The host city Manchester is the first industrialized city in the world and also is the second largest city in UK . This city is best known as classical architectures, culture, musical exports, media links, scientific and engineering outputs. Meanwhile, Manchester is outstanding for being a city of sport. Two decorated Premier League football clubs bear the city name: Manchester United and Manchester City.


Prof. Lei Ren, University of Manchester, UK

Dr. Guowu Wei, University of Salford, UK

Main Topics of Interest:

•Biomimetic surfaces
•Biomimetic machinery
•Biomimetic materials
•Bionic healthcare engineering
•Biologically inspired robotics
•Life-like sensing, actuation and computation
•Biomimetic design methodologies

Important Dates:

1st  Feb  2020:    Abstract submission

15th Mar  2020:   Abstract acceptance notification

10th Apr  2020:    Early bird registration deadline

10th June 2020:   Registration

11th June 2020:   Presentations

12th June 2020:   Technical visiting

Submission page:

Please use the abstract template for the submission. 

The abstract should be one or two A4 pages in length, may include figures and tables.

Conference Venue-the Lowry:

Address: Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, UK, M50 3AZ

Arrival by train:
      From Manchester Piccadilly Station, take Blue Line Tram to the MediaCityUK.
Arrival by airplane: 
      Take Train to Manchester Piccadilly Station, transfer to Blue Line Tram to the MediaCityUK.
      Take Taxi for around 20mins by 9.6 miles.


Fee Type               

Early Rate

(by 10th April)                  

Regular Rate

(11th April - 31st May)

Delegate 280 GBP 360 GBP
Student 140 GBP 180 GBP
  • Registration fees include workshop materials, catering, a full access to the workshop and the technical visiting.
  • Registration fees do not include lodging and participants are responsible for securing their hotel accommodations.
  • Credit card is the preferred/suggested method for online registration.
  • Please contact if there are any problems with the registration.
  • The refund requests will receive a full fund minus the processing fee and possible loss. Processing of the refunds may take over 30 days.

Conference Hotels: 

1. Holiday Inn Express : Manchester - Salford Quays

    Address: Waterfront Quay, Manchester, M50 3XW

2. Manchester Salford Quays hotel

   Address: 11 The Quays, Manchester M50 3SQ

3. ibis budget Manchester Salford Quays

   Address:19 Trafford Rd, Salford, Manchester M5 3AW 

The walking distance between the hotels and the Lowry is less than 400 meters.


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Xuewei Lu



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