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International Journal of Advanced Operations Management
International Journal of Advanced Operations Management


Special Issue on: "Human Centred Industrial Product Design Using Intelligent Techniques"

Guest Editors:
Prof. Xianyi Zeng and Prof. Ludovic Koehl, The ENSAIT Textile Institute, France
Dr Kannan Govindan, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Human centered product design, dealing with sensory science (study of five human senses), consumer science or marketing study, cognitive science, Kansei engineering (study of human emotions), ergonomics and the like, has attracted great attention in different industrial sectors (textile, cosmetic, food, chemical, automobile, etc). It aims at integrating the human body and human perception elements into industrial design in order to develop new personalized products meeting specific requirements of consumers in comfort and fashion style.

However, setting up a suitable mathematical formulation, an efficient human evaluation procedure and a powerful computing method for modelling human perception is quite difficult because there exists uncertainty and imprecision in human factors (semantic ambiguity, non normalized data, data reliability, etc). Intelligent techniques can be used in a complementary way with classical statistical tools for generating efficient models of human perception and human bodies and human centered product design support systems.

Subject Coverage
Contributors are encouraged to submit original manuscripts that have practical relevance, case studies, and focus on the areas related to human centered industrial product design using intelligent techniques which include but are not limited to:
  • Normalization and optimization of sensory evaluation procedures
  • Modelling of human perception in socio-cultural contexts (well-being, comfort, etc)
  • Decision making support in uncertain and imprecise environment with human factors
  • Semantic analysis of human perception
  • Human body models and their perception
  • Human knowledge extraction
This special issue is intended for revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at FLINS2010 (The 9th International Conference on Foundations and Applications of Computational Intelligence), held from 2 to 4 August 2010 in Chengdu (China), and IFAC2010 HMS (11th IFAC Symposium on Analysis, Design, and Evaluation of Human-Machine Systems), held from 31 August to 2 September 2010 in Valenciennes (France), but we explicitly encourage other researchers to submit their papers to this Special Issue as well.

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

Manuscript submission: 15 December 2010

Notification of initial decision: 30 January 2011

Submission of revised manuscript: 1 March 2011

Notification of final acceptance: 30 March 2011