Calls for papers


International Journal of Enterprise Network Management
International Journal of Enterprise Network Management


Special Issue on: "Simulation and Optimisation in Manufacturing Systems and Supply Chains"

Guest Editors:
Prof. Rainer Leisten, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Dr. Immanuel Edinbarough, University of Texas at Brownsville, USA
Dr. K. Ramesh Kumar and Dr. S. P. Anbuudayasankar, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India

In a fervently competitive environment, customer satisfaction is the most significant parameter for judging the successfulness of an enterprise. Day by day, the emergence of new tools and techniques help enterprises to achieve the same.

The emergence of simulation and optimisation for solving complex and combinatorial problems in manufacturing systems and supply chains is one of the most prominent achievements in the field of operations research. The principle reason behind this is that problem-solving under uncertainty has a very high impact on real world contexts. In addition to this, complex and combinatorial problems arising in practice are becoming increasingly complex and dynamic. Simulation and optimisation in manufacturing systems and supply chains is therefore a critical area that is being developed and which needs much attention.

The main objective of the special issue is to focus on the application of simulation and optimisation in solving various issues in manufacturing systems and supply chains.

This issue is intended for revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers submitted at the Second International Conference on Simulation, Modeling and Analysis (COSMA 2011), taking place on 14-16th December 2011, jointly organised by the Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore - 641112, TamilNadu, India and the National Institute of Technology Calicut, NIT Campus, Calicut - 673601, Kerala, India. However, we also encourage other researchers to submit their manuscripts for this special issue.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Deterministic and stochastic manufacturing systems
  • Analysis of manufacturing systems and constraints
  • Development of interfaces for manufacturing data
  • Data validation and system model generation
  • Evaluation of simulation and optimisation approaches
  • Modelling equipment and work flow
  • Simulation and optimisation of manufacturing work flow
  • Future performance prediction of manufacturing systems
  • Design and simulation of supply chains
  • Knowledge-based systems in supply chains
  • Simulation and Optimisation in inbound and outbound logistics
  • Optimisation in sourcing, location, allocation and routing
  • Simulation in pricing and costing in supply chains
  • Manufacturing systems and supply chain performance management
  • Detection of bottlenecks using simulation
  • Simulation investigations on the supply chains

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: 1 February, 2012

Notification of initial decision: 1 March, 2012

Submission of revised manuscript: 1 April, 2012

Notification of final acceptance: 1 May, 2012

Submission of final revised paper: 1 June, 2012