Call for papers


Int. J. of Machining and Machinability of Materials


Special Issue on: "Progress in Machining for Industry 4.0"


Guest Editor:
Prof. J. Paulo Davim, University of Aveiro, Portugal


The word "Industry 4.0" was created from a high-tech project to encourage of the computerisation in manufacturing. Industry 4.0 aims to establish "smart manufacturing" with “modular structures, cyber-physical systems that monitor physical processes, create virtual copies of the physical world, and make decentralized decisions”. This special issue focused on machining for Industry 4.0 invites the submission of high quality research articles related to theory, practice and applications.


Subject Coverage


Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Intelligent machining
  • Computational intelligence techniques
  • Multiobjective optimisation
  • Modelling and simulation
  • e-manufacturing
  • Cloud-based machining systems
  • Environmentally friendly machining
  • Quality control and machining
  • Machining with robots
  • Computer vision and machining


Notes for Prospective Authors


Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).


All papers are refereed through a peer review process.


All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.


If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email the Guest Editor Prof. J. Paulo Davim at


Important Dates


Manuscripts due by: 31 December, 2017


Notification to authors: 31 March, 2018


Final versions due by: 31 May, 2018