The latest edition of the CIRP ICME Conference has examined the applications of innovative and cognitive production technologies, systems, related methodologies for decision making implementation, like for example expert systems, fuzzy logic, neural networks, multi agents, etc. For what concerns the manufacturing technology, the application of hybrid systems combining one or more of the previous techniques has been deeply investigated. One of the important aim of the Conference is the tentative to build up an international forum for the exchange of information: including knowledge, experience and results. Behind them there is also an interest, related to the manufacturing process and production, on the reviews of progress and discussion on the state-of-the-art and future trends in intelligent computation methods and tools. The conference dedicated sessions to laser based manufacturing processes of laser welding, joining and laser surface treatments. Special attention was also paid to the additive manufacturing techniques. See the reference for the conference here.