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International Journal of Design Engineering
International Journal of Design Engineering


Special issue on: "Evolutionary Computing for Engineering Design"

Guest Editors: Ashutosh Tiwari, Elhadj Benkhelifa and Rajkumar Roy, Cranfield University, UK

Research in evolutionary computing (EC) for engineering design has a long history. Early applications of EC in engineering design can be traced back to the 1960s in areas such as fluid mechanics, pipe design and structural engineering. This field has seen further significant advances in the last two decades. Since then, research in this area has been expanding to a large spectrum of engineering design problems from numerous disciplines. Having been successfully applied to solve several engineering design problems, EC has demonstrated some important advantages compared to conventional design and optimisation techniques. Different methods have been developed in EC to tackle different problem characteristics and domains. Multi-objective optimisation and co-evolution are two examples of this.

This special issue solicits original contributions to research with relevance to the application of evolutionary computing to engineering design. The selected papers will highlight the state-of-the-art, emerging technologies and recent successes, and will define major research challenges.

Subject Coverage
Topics of relevance include, but are not limited to:
  • Theory and applications of evolutionary design
  • Evolutionary methods for engineering design
  • Evolutionary multi-objective optimisation
  • Co-evolutionary engineering design
  • Multi-disciplinary engineering design optimisation
  • Design for x (DFX) using evolutionary computing
  • Topology optimisation using evolutionary computing
  • Constraint-handling methods in evolutionary design optimisation
  • Scalability of evolutionary computing methods in engineering design
  • Evolutionary robotics
  • Medical applications of engineering design using evolutionary computing
  • Design of micro/nano systems using evolutionary computing
  • Evolutionary hardware
  • Creativity and innovation using evolutionary computing
  • Evolutionary machine design
  • Real-life applications of evolutionary design optimisation
  • Memetic algorithms applied to engineering design
  • Immune system based algorithms applied to engineering design
  • Engineering design applications of evolutionary algorithms based on probabilistic models
  • Computational swarm intelligence applied to engineering design

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submission of papers: 5th June 2009 (extended)

First decision notification: 15 July, 2009

Submission of revised papers: 15 September, 2009

Final decision notification: 15 November, 2009