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International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems
International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems


Special Issue on: "Smart Machining Systems"

Guest Editors:
Laurent Deshayes, Institut Français de Mécanique Avancée, France
Alkan Donmez, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S.A.
Tugrul Özel, Rutgers University, U.S.A.

Smart machining systems, SMS, are the next stage in the evolution of machining systems within the manufacturing enterprise. A smart machining system will enable the cost effective manufacture to specification, and on schedule, of the first and every part. Such systems will complement and enhance the effectiveness of machine operators, process planners, and design engineers in the manufacturing enterprise by sharing knowledge and information among these functions to optimise the design and manufacturing processes to their fullest. Smart machining systems are envisioned to have the following characteristics:

  • self-recognition and communication of their capabilities to other parts of the manufacturing enterprise;
  • self-monitoring and optimising their operations;
  • self-assessing the quality of their own work;
  • self-learning and performance improvement over time; and
  • enhancing human interaction.

This is an emerging and evolving field of research in industry and academia with continued strong impact on industry practice, and necessary metrology and standards.

This special issue invites the submission of high quality research articles related to smart machining systems, theory, modelling, simulation, analysis, experimentation, and implementation.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Smart machine tool components such as spindles, drive systems, controls
  • Machine tool condition monitoring
  • Machine tool performance characterisation and tracking
  • Predictive tolerance analysis and control
  • Process quality control and improvement
  • Robust optimisation and other mathematical modelling tools for machining environments with high levels of uncertainty
  • Process modelling: modelling of the tool-material/work-material interaction including finite element modelling (FEM), measurement of material properties at high strain rates, cutting modelling, thermal modelling at the tool-chip interface, etc
  • Modelling of the machine tool system including high speed machining, simulation of machined surface, and machine tool dynamics
  • Data standardisation and requirements for CNC
  • Use of knowledge and information modelling for SMS (data representation, ontologies, XML, OWL, software application, study cases, etc)
  • Concurrent engineering approaches for SMS integration into earlier stages of the product life cycle across a company as well as within an extended enterprise
  • Virtual machining and its integration in the manufacturing enterprise

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: 31 March 2008