MARSS, the annual International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales, will be held for the second time from 17 to 21 July, 2017 in Montréal, Canada. This recently established conference has the ambition to be the flagship forum for cross-disciplinary R&D communities to discuss current activities related to manipulation and automation (including measurement and characterization) at micro and nano scales, and in all kinds of small scale robots and their applications.