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International Journal of Product Development
International Journal of Product Development


Special Issue on: "Advanced Production System, Production Design and Production Management"

Guest Editor:
Hidehiko Yamamoto, Gifu University, Japan
Co-Guest Editor: M. Anouar Jamali, University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres, Canada

Production engineering is an important and often necessary step in product development. Research in this area has yielded many promising approaches and strategies. Extensive literature related to a) manufacturing technology, b) CAD/CAM, c) production management, etc., has been built up over the years.

This special issue aims at presenting the state-of-the-art in the area of production engineering, and promoting further research in the area of developing new products and production lines. The issue will focus on theories and methods on manufacturing technology, product design, production control, intelligent systems and optimisation systems.

Subject Coverage
Topics of interests include but are not limited to:
  • Next-generation manufacturing systems (intelligent systems, scheduling, CAPP, MRP, JIT cell production, FMS, FTL, etc.),
  • Lean production (LP),
  • Die and mould manufacturing technologies
  • Advanced machine tools and machine elements
  • 3D-CAD
  • Concurrent engineering
  • Integrated framework for design and management of manufacturing systems
  • Integration of the design of lines, production policies and maintenance strategies
  • Applications (multi-function machine tools, multi-axis control, intelligent machine tools, CAM, monitoring, etc.)

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 October 2007

Notification of acceptance before: 30 November 2007

Submission of final and revised manuscripts: 31 December 2007