Call for Papers
Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications (CERA)
-- An International Journal
Special Issue on
Integrated Design and Smart Manufacturing
Guest Editors: Benoît Eynard and Magali Bosch-Mauchand
Over the past 20 years, the growing and intensive development of information technology in
manufacturing industry has led to a significant change of methods and tools supporting the
factories of future. Integrated Design and Smart Manufacturing approaches transform
traditional factories interest from cost operations into added values operations in which
progressive business processes will strategically invest in so as to increase their
Integrated Design allows merging expertise and skills of project team members and also all
product data enabled by intensive use of information technology backbone such as CAx,
CSCW, PLM, VR, etc. Smart Manufacturing permits to reconsider the organisation and
management of production systems based on agile and intelligent operations, rapid
prototyping and advanced machining, green production and extended enterprise technologies.
Facing all these industrial challenges, academics have to specify and develop new methods
and tools supporting the production systems changing by improving knowledge management
and added value increasing in product and process development. The special issue on
Integrated Design and Smart Manufacturing solicits papers focusing on topics that include but
are not limited to:
- Innovative and concurrent design
- Robust and numerical engineering
- Rapid prototyping and advanced machining
- Agile and flexible manufacturing
- Intelligent process and green production
- Extended and virtual enterprise
Important deadlines for submission
- Full papers due for review: October 15, 2014
- Notification of acceptance to authors: January 15, 2015
- Revised manuscript submission: March 15, 2015
- Final decision: April 15, 2015
- Final manuscripts: May 15, 2015
Papers will be reviewed by a committee in order to select papers for publication in the special
issue. Please submit papers online according to the procedure and the form of CERA journal:
Guest Editor(s) contact details:
Prof. Benoit Eynard and Dr Magali Bosch-Mauchand
Université de Technologie de Compiègne
Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering
UMR CNRS 7337 Roberval
CS60319 - F.60203 Compiègne Cedex - France
email : [email protected] / [email protected]