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International Journal of Product Development
International Journal of Product Development


Special issue on: "Simulation Driven Product Development"

Guest Editors: Professor Lennart Karlsson, Dr. Magnus Löfstrand and Dr. Magnus Karlberg, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Following the development of microprocessors, various simulation methodologies have evolved in product development. One such simulation methodology, simulation driven design (SDD), aims at arriving at optimal solutions as fast as possible, often while managing multiple and conflicting design criteria. Although industries have adopted parts of the SDD concept, there is still a lot of research needed in order to make use of its full potential.

This special issue aims to highlight the importance of the simulation driven product development area by attracting and presenting original research on the topic.

Manuscripts are invited from both practitioners and researchers and papers can be either purely theoretical, state of the art reviews, or based on empirical research. This issue encourages submissions from all over the world that expand the frontiers of the fundamental theories and concepts underlying simulation driven product development.

The readership for this special issue is intended to be engineers and academics working in university research and design departments and institutes, managers, designers, technologists, research and development engineers working in industry.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Simulation driven design
  • Modelling and simulation in product development
  • Modelling and simulation in decision support systems
  • Information and communication technologies in product development
  • System level product development
  • Virtual and collaborative product development
  • Virtual prototyping and virtual tests (computer simulation)
  • Fast and lean validation
  • Design optimisation
  • Quality, reliability and durability in product design and development
  • Standards for product, process and project data exchange
  • Integration methodologies
  • Knowledge management in product design and development processes

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 was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

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

Proposition deadline (title, authors. 5-line description): 15 December 2010

Full manuscript submission: 30 June 2011 (extended)