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International Journal of Design Engineering
International Journal of Design Engineering


Special issue on: "Virtual Reality in Machine Design and Manufacturing"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Doru Talaba, Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania
Dr. E. İlhan Konukseven, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

The field of virtual engineering has gained significance in recent years with the availability of numerical procedures and software developed to support designers and analysts. The use of more and more realistic digital mock-ups increases designer productivity and allows detailed evaluation of the design choices at an early stage. Virtual reality (VR) allows not only visualization of a set of CAD representations of parts but also interaction with them by means of haptic devices and stereo vision, such as moving parts into and out of their installed positions, reaching around obstacles, etc.

The purpose of this special issue is to get up-to-date knowledge and the most recent developments in all aspects of numerical and virtual engineering to simulate mechanical systems design, manufacturing and assembling.

While encouraging all high quality submissions that are relevant for the topics addressed, the special issue seeks particularly to promote outstanding research that will be presented within the special session on “Virtual Reality in Machine Design and Manufacturing” at the 13th International Conference on Machine Design and Production, 2008 September 3-5, 2008, Istanbul, Turkey ( Therefore, conference participants who are interested in their papers to be considered for publication in the special issue are invited to submit their manuscripts to the guest editors.

Subject Coverage
Topics of relevance include, but are not limited to:
  • CAD and computer graphics issues in virtual reality
  • New design strategies for industrial products
  • Virtual reality support system for choice of design solutions
  • Virtual prototyping
  • Virtual reality applications in design, manufacturing and assembly
  • Virtual manufacturing process models
  • Real time simulation using virtual reality
  • Virtual environments for engineering applications
  • Virtual simulation of mechanical and mechatronic systems with errors
  • Virtual reality and product ergonomics
  • Optimization of assembling procedures
  • Influence of manufacturing and assembly errors on product performance
  • CAD/CAE/CAM, virtual reality and multi-sensorial virtual prototyping
  • Virtual reality in education
  • Virtual reality for training in industry

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 papers: 14 July 2008

First decision notification: 15 September 2008

Submission of revised papers: 15 January 2009

Final decision notification: 15 March 2009

Important Dates for UMTIK Conference

Manuscripts due by: 18 April 2008 (extended)

Notification of acceptance: 02 June 2008

Registration of the authors: 13 June 2008

Conference program: 11 July 2008

Submission of Final manuscripts: 14 July 2008