19 April 2007

Call for papers: Smart Machining Systems

Call for papers: Smart Machining Systems

A special issue of International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems

Smart machining systems, SMS, are the next stage in the evolution of machining systems within the manufacturing enterprise. A smart machining system will enable the cost effective manufacture to specification, and on schedule, of the first and every part. Such systems will complement and enhance the effectiveness of machine operators, process planners, and design engineers in the manufacturing enterprise by sharing knowledge and information among these functions to optimise the design and manufacturing processes to their fullest. Smart machining systems are envisioned to have the following characteristics:
  • self-recognition and communication of their capabilities to other parts of the manufacturing enterprise
  • self-monitoring and optimising their operations
  • self-assessing the quality of their own work
  • self-learning and performance improvement over time
  • enhancing human interaction.
This is an emerging and evolving field of research in industry and academia with continued strong impact on industry practice, and necessary metrology and standards.

This special issue invites the submission of high quality research articles related to smart machining systems, theory, modelling, simulation, analysis, experimentation, and implementation.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Smart machine tool components such as spindles, drive systems, controls
  • Machine tool condition monitoring
  • Machine tool performance characterisation and tracking
  • Predictive tolerance analysis and control
  • Process quality control and improvement
  • Robust optimisation and other mathematical modelling tools for machining environments with high levels of uncertainty
  • Process modelling: modelling of the tool-material/work-material interaction including finite element modelling (FEM), measurement of material properties at high strain rates, cutting modelling, thermal modelling at the tool-chip interface, etc
  • Modelling of the machine tool system including high speed machining, simulation of machined surface, and machine tool dynamics
  • Data standardisation and requirements for CNC
  • Use of knowledge and information modelling for SMS (data representation, ontologies, XML, OWL, software application, study cases, etc)
  • Concurrent engineering approaches for SMS integration into earlier stages of the product life cycle across a company as well as within an extended enterprise
  • Virtual machining and its integration in the manufacturing enterprise

Important Dates
Submission: 31 December 2007
Decision: 01 March 2008
Revised manuscripts: 01 April 2008

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