International Journal of Collaborative Engineering

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Editor in Chief: Dr. M.A. Dorgham
ISSN online: 1745-0047
ISSN print: 1745-0039
4 issues per year
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IJCE addresses collaborative decision-making within engineering, whereby multiple interested stakeholders resolve conflicts, bargain for individual or collective advantages, agree upon courses of action, and/or attempt to craft joint outcomes which serve their mutual interests. IJCE highlights implications that collaborative consensus-building activities have on both the efficiency of technical teams and the quality of their results. This acknowledges the complexity of collaborative engineering as an interface between decision/negotiation processes as well as in the assimilation of social/technical aspects of engineering activities.


 Topics covered include

  • Collaborative decision making/analysis
  • Distributive/integrative negotiation techniques
  • Engineering as collaborative negotiation
  • Collaboration science and technology
  • Collaborative and concurrent lifecycle engineering
  • Socio-technical frameworks for system engineering
  • Joint decision making and social choices
  • Activity theory for engineering modelling
  • Construction of social reality
  • Conflict detection, management and resolution
  • Technical teamwork, intelligent agents, virtual teaming
  • Case studies/applications

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The objectives of IJCE are to establish an effective channel of communication between academic and research institutions, industry communities, government agencies and persons concerned with the complex nature of collaborative engineering in the design and manufacture of technical systems. It also aims to promote and coordinate interdisciplinary research and development in the promising paradigm of Engineering as Collaborative Negotiation (ECN) as a new scientific foundation for collaborative engineering.

The international dimension is emphasised in order to overcome cultural and national barriers, and to meet the needs of global collaboration, which has become ubiquitous due to modern communication and information technologies. IJCE promotes fundamental pedagogical and technological changes in the current way of thinking, and accelerates paradigm shifts in engineering research, education and application.


IJCE provides a vehicle to help engineering academics, researchers, educators, practitioners and decision makers working in the fields of design, manufacturing, product development, system engineering, technology management and training to disseminate information and to learn from each other’s work. Social science professionals who are interested in socio-technical interaction, management scholars, behavioural researchers and decision scientists in the fields of team organisation and decision making will also find IJCE relevant.


IJCE publishes original papers, review articles, technical reports, case studies, conference reports, management reports, book reviews, notes, commentaries and news. Special Issues devoted to important research and development topics related to collaborative engineering will occasionally be published.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Dorgham, M.A., International Centre for Technology and Management, UK

Associate Editors

  • DeFranco, Joanna F., Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Schuh, Günther, RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • Tseng, Mitchell M., Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Wilhelm, Robert G., The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

Regional Editor Asia

  • Kimura, Fumihiko, Hosei University, Japan

Regional Editor Europe

  • Maropoulos, Paul G., Aston University, UK

Regional Editor North and South America

  • ElMaraghy, Waguih H., University of Windsor, Canada


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