Special Journal Issue to Explore Design Engineering in the Age of Industry 4.0

May 22, 2020

by ASME News

The ASME Journal of Mechanical Design is currently accepting manuscripts for a special issue focusing on the topic “Design Engineering in the Age of Industry 4.0.” Authors who are interested in having their papers included in the special issue, to be published in May 2021, should submit their manuscripts by Aug. 31, 2020.

Denoting the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0 is a framework addressing the various aspects of product realization as related to the Internet of Things (IoT), including the challenges arising in the integration of cybersystems and physical resources. The emerging paradigm of Industry 4.0 poses new systems design problems at the interface of smart manufacturing, robust and flexible automation, distributed and reconfigurable production systems, industrial IoT, and supply chain integration. 

Design engineering in the age of Industry 4.0 necessitates a new model that encompasses the sustainability of product and service, user experience, and human satisfaction across a smart and connected value chain, as well as the distributed and networked aspect of the product realization processes.

This special issue of the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design will address recent advances in design engineering in the age of Industry 4.0. Original papers with an explicit relevance to design issues such as design synthesis, modeling and analysis, or with clear design motivation — either theoretical or practical — are welcome, as are state-of-the-art reviews, new perspectives, and outlooks on future research directions. 

Manuscripts to be included in the special journal issue should concentrate on a range of topics including design principles, design theory and methods, design automation, and DFX for Industry 4.0; design issues regarding coordinated customer, product, process and logistics decisions in smart factories of the future; integration of supply chain and manufacturing, value chain design, resilience and sustainability of closed-loop smart design, manufacturing and deployment for a circular economy in Industry 4.0; design engineering associated with enterprise architectures and ontologies of cyber-physical systems for manufacturing; and design engineering associated with new strategies, organization issues, enabling technologies, business models, case studies, and industrial practice.

Other areas to be covered in the issue include design engineering at the human-technology frontier including cloud-based design and manufacturing, human-robot interaction, workplace design and industrial safety, digital human modeling, and team cognition; design engineering associated with decentralized data-driven decision making, autonomy, secure design and manufacturing, online design, and manufacturing marketplaces; design automation and decision making based on smart manufacturing systems modeling and simulation, performance measure, economies of scale and scope, valuation, and cost accounting of product realization; and design education, workforce development, cyber training, distributed learning, and cognitive assistance for smart factories and Industry 4.0.

Papers should be submitted electronically to the journal by Aug. 31, 2020, via Journals Connect at journaltool.asme.org. Authors who have an account should log in and select “Submit Paper” at the bottom of the page. Authors without an account should select “Submissions” and follow the steps. At the Paper Submittal page, authors should select “ASME Journal of Mechanical Design” and then select the special issue “Design Engineering in the Age of Industry 4.0.” Papers received after the submission deadline may still be considered for the special issue, time and space permitting.

The guest editors for the special issue are Janet K. Allen, The University of Oklahoma, U.S.A., email: janet.allen@ou.edu; Sesh Commuri, University of Nevada, Reno, U.S.A., email: scommuri@unr.edu; Roger Jiao, Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A., email: rjiao@gatech.edu; Jelena Milisavljevic-Syed, University of Liverpool, U.K., email: J.Milisavljevic-Syed@liverpool.ac.uk; Farrokh Mistree, The University of Oklahoma, U.S.A., email: farrokh.mistree@ou.edu; Jitesh Panchal, Purdue University, U.S.A., email: panchal@purdue.edu; and Dirk Schaefer, University of Liverpool, U.K., email: Dirk.Schaefer@liverpool.ac.uk.

For more information on the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, visit https://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/mechanicaldesign. To learn more about the ASME Journal Program, visit www.asme.org/publications-submissions/journals/information-for-authors.

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