Manuscripts Sought for Special Journal Issue on Sustainable Life Cycle Engineering

March 9, 2018


The ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering is currently accepting manuscripts for a special issue on the subject of sustainable life cycle engineering. The deadline to submit a paper for the special issue is April 15, 2018.

The special issue, which is jointly sponsored by the Design Engineering Division (DED) and the Manufacturing Engineering Division (MED), is intended as a means for researchers to share their work on the role of design decisions and emerging manufacturing approaches for solving today’s economic, social and environmental challenges.

The guest editors for this special issue, which is scheduled for publication in February 2019, are seeking submissions that concentrate on design and manufacturing-focused principles related to sustainability, including reduction of materials and energy use, substitution of renewables to replace non-renewable materials, reduction in undesirable environmental emissions, waste reduction, design and manufacturing methods for closing the product life cycle loop, re-engineering the structure of manufacturing enterprises, and new business models and paradigms to influence more sustainable manufacturing practices.

Papers for the issue may cover a variety of topics, including sustainable design and manufacturing principles; business and social outcomes of sustainable design; new life cycle modeling methods and assessment; practices for effective sustainable design and manufacturing education; sustainability of Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things-enabled socio-technical systems; novel metrics for sustainability explicitly outlining metric construction and assessment; information sharing platforms for sustainability; innovative design of sustainable systems; case studies of sustainable design and manufacturing in practice; and emerging computing technologies and architectures for sustainability.

The guest editors for the special issue are Sara Behdad, Ph.D., the State University of New York at Buffalo, U.S.A.; William Z. Bernstein, Ph.D., National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S.A.; and Karl R. Haapala, Ph.D., Oregon State University, U.S.A.

Manuscripts should be submitted by April 15 using the ASME Journal Tool, located at Authors who already have an account should log in and select “Submit Paper” at the bottom of the page. Authors who do not yet have an account should go to the “New Users” page, select “Submissions” and follow the step-by-step directions. Authors should choose “Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering” when they reach the “Paper Submittal” page, and then select the special issue “Sustainable Life Cycle Engineering.”

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