5 November 2006

Call for papers: Web-Based Approach to Design, Manufacturing and Life-Cycle Engineering


Call for papers: Web-Based Approach to Design, Manufacturing and Life-Cycle Engineering

A special issue of the International Journal of Internet Manufacturing and Services (IJIMS)

Important Dates:
Manuscripts should be submitted no later than: 31 December 2006
Notification of acceptance: end of February, 2007
Final camera ready copy submission: end of March, 2007

Guest Editor: Prof. Teruaki Ito, The University of Tokushima, Japan

The benefits of new and emerging technologies on internet/intranet-based systems, or web-based systems have become increasingly recognisable in recent years in many areas, including both industries and academia. These systems deal with internet-based trading, e-business, computer-aided collaborative design, computer-automated manufacturing, telematics, EDI and much more. Collectively, these technologies can significantly improve performance of all aspects of a manufacturers’ business including purchasing, logistics, inventory management, human resources and production planning/control, and make it possible to pursue concurrent engineering in production.

Indeed, all of these aspects are recognised in design and manufacturing, but are also significant in training and education, especially in project-based learning (PBL) programmes, where the goals of projects are achieved by teamwork with various view points in design and manufacturing.

The purpose of this special IJIMS issue is to promote and disseminate research that deals with web-based approaches to internet/intranet design, manufacturing and service problems. It will offer researchers and practitioners the most recent concepts, methodologies, and techniques in this important field of enquiry.

For more information, please see the Journal Call for Papers website.

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