It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the 10th IFAC Workshop on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS’10), which will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, on 1-2 July 2010, in a joint organization between the New University of Lisbon and the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança.

This event will bring together researchers and practionners from industry and academia to give an overview of the state-of-art, to present new research results and to exchange ideas and experiences in the field of intelligent manufacturing systems.The theme of the workshop is "When bio-inspiration meets manufacturing" aiming to discuss how biological inspired theories can improve manufacturing engineering practices.