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


Special Issue on: "Advanced Product Design and Manufacturing"

Guest Editors: Professor W. F. Lu and Professor Xiaoping Li, National University of Singapore, Singapore

With the advent of globalisation, manufacturing enterprises today are facing many challenges, ranging from product design to manufacturing. In response to increasing customer demand and dynamic competition, companies are under high pressure to shorten time-to-market by providing tailored products to customer for the economy of scope, and to reduce time-to-volume via mass production for the economy of scale. These requirements are driving technology needs to speed up product design and development, and to enhance manufacturing capability and capacity. Innovations in advanced product design and manufacturing have continued to expand and attract attention to address these challenges.

The goal of this special issue is to publish new ideas and the most recent developments in advanced product design and manufacturing. Selected papers from the International Conference on Product Design and Manufacturing Systems, 2007 (PDMS2007) will also be included in this issue. One of the main focuses of the conference is to provide the opportunity for scholars from all over the world to discuss their recent research advances in the area of product design and manufacturing.

However, the special issue is not limited to papers selected from the conference. It will accept submitted general papers on the topic, through the same general peer review processes.

Subject Coverage
The scope of the issue covers, but is not limited to:
  • Creativity and innovation in design and conceptual design methods
  • Concurrent/collaborative design and web-based design
  • Design for manufacturing and assembly
  • Knowledge-based systems in design
  • Mass customisation (MC)
  • Internet-based manufacturing
  • Agile manufacturing and lean production
  • Concurrent engineering
  • Modeling and evaluation of manufacturing system

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

Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 29 February 2008

Communication of peer reviews to authors: 31 May 2008

Deadline for revised manuscripts: 30 June 2008