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International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology
International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology


Special Issue on: “Knowledge-Driven Product Innovation and Enterprise Management”

Guest Editors:
Prof. Dr. J. Q. Yan and Prof. Dr. Henry X. G. Ming, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P. R. of China, and
Dr. Yongsheng Ma, University of Alberta, Canada

Enterprises have faced great challenges in recent years from the aspects of delivering innovative products, increasing product complexity, competition throughout different product lifecycles, and dynamic changes in markets and supply chains fuelled by the pressure of time to market, globalisation and mass customisation. Knowledge based, systematic solutions for enterprise engineering integration and management have become an increasingly significant research focus. Although computer aided tools, such as CAD, CAE, CAPP, CAM, MRP, ERP and CRM, are commercially available, coherently integrated solutions for effective and efficient product innovation and enterprise operations are still lacking.

This special issue invites researchers to present original ideas, scientific methods, intelligent algorithms, innovative product design and development, product and process modelling, knowledge-based engineering solutions, computer system design, integration mechanisms, and application cases across different industrial sectors.

The focus of the issue is to highlight state-of-the-art research and applications in the field of knowledge-driven product innovation and enterprise management with particular reference to data modelling representation, algorithms, methodologies and techniques for enterprise engineering, covering product innovation management, new product development, product conceptualisation, design, manufacturing, product management, intelligent customer requirements and relations, risk management, decision support, resources management, supply chain management, change management, product lifecycle analysis and engineering, etc.

Subject Coverage
This special issue welcomes both academic and industrial contributions in all aspects of computer aided, intelligent solutions in product innovation and enterprise management, including but not limited to:
  • Product innovation management, new product development
  • Virtual product innovation, collaborative product engineering
  • Product knowledge management, knowledge-driven product engineering
  • Customer requirement management, analysis, and fulfilling approaches
  • Product configuration platforms, modularisation, mass customisation
  • Virtual enterprise solution integration and management intelligence
  • Collaborative engineering modelling in product and process development
  • Dynamic supply chain modeling, analysis, and evaluation
  • Collaborative project management and product lifecycle support
  • Multi facets application modelling and information flow mechanisms and management
  • Customer oriented new product design strategies
  • Enterprise performance prediction and risk evaluation
  • Decision support, uncertainty and error analysis
  • Web based engineering services and virtual enterprises collaboration
  • Value chain integration, collaboration and management across enterprises

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 full paper before: 31 December 2007

Notification of acceptance before: 31 March 2008

Submission of final and revised manuscripts: 30 June 2008