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International Journal of Internet Manufacturing and Services
International Journal of Internet Manufacturing and Services


Special Issue on: “Web-Based Approach to Design, Manufacturing and Life-Cycle Engineering“

Guest Editor: Prof. Teruaki Ito, The University of Tokushima, Japan

The benefits of new and emerging technologies on internet/intranet-based systems, or web-based systems have become increasingly recognisable in recent years in many areas, including both industries and academia. These systems deal with internet-based trading, e-business, computer-aided collaborative design, computer-automated manufacturing, telematics, EDI and much more. Collectively, these technologies can significantly improve performance of all aspects of a manufacturers’ business including purchasing, logistics, inventory management, human resources and production planning/control, and make it possible to pursue concurrent engineering in production.

Indeed, all of these aspects are recognised in design and manufacturing, but are also significant in training and education, especially in project-based learning (PBL) programmes, where the goals of projects are achieved by teamwork with various view points in design and manufacturing.

The purpose of this special IJIMS issue is to promote and disseminate research that deals with web-based approaches to internet/intranet design, manufacturing and service problems. It will offer researchers and practitioners the most recent concepts, methodologies, and techniques in this important field of enquiry.

Subject Coverage
  • Internet/Web infrastructure, computing models, protocols, middleware, data warehouses, web portals and interfaces
  • Collaboration on Internet/Web, including applications in product development, manufacturing, services, management, etc
  • E-commerce/e-business methods and environment related to manufacturing and services
  • Life-cycle engineering applications, tools, and case studies
  • Digital equipment and Internet/Web applications for manufacturing and services
  • Wireless manufacturing on Internet
  • Networked virtual reality technology and applications
  • Digital factory, design, manufacturing, services, and recycling
  • New principles and new methods for next generation networked CAD/CAPP/CAM/PDM/ ERP systems
  • Service delivery for legacy CAD/CAPP/FEM/CAM/PDM/ERP systems
  • Remote online production planning, scheduling, monitoring and control
  • Digital enterprise and real-time extended enterprise technology
  • Advanced manufacturing modes including agile manufacturing, lean production, mass customisation, e-manufacturing, etc
  • Security issues and solutions for Internet/Intranet-based approaches
  • Simulation tools, method, case studies for design and production over the Internet

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

Manuscripts should be submitted no later than: 31 December 2006

Notification of acceptance: end of February, 2007

Final camera ready copy submission: end of March, 2007