With Prof. Mitchell M. Tseng’s enthusiasm and great effort, the 50th CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems (CMS) was held by Feng Chia University. This is the first time CIRP was held in Taiwan. Participants from all over the world with their most advanced and innovative research were gathered together. This was a great chance for Taiwan to lift the academic, industrial reputation and visibility internationally. It was also the first time for ISTM to hold an international conference. Although it was not easy, we all had a wonderful experience with Dean Tseng’s lead.