A special issue of International Journal of Internet Manufacturing and Services
Commodity grade platforms such as graphics process units (GPUs), CPU cell processors, and GPU/CPU clusters have enabled high performance computing for ever wider range of applications. Techniques are emerging in the field – such as GPGPU and high-level programmability - to make the newly found computing capacity accessible to many daily engineering and manufacturing operations, especially when data parallelism and stream-based processing are viable.
Mathematical operations such as linear algebra, differential equations and data queries can now be performed on the aforementioned platforms with up to 10x performance gain and some are even approaching the “real-time” threshold, which physically based simulation, signal and imaging processing, visualisation, and geometric computing are relying on.
This special issue attempts to encourage and report efforts in harnessing this new computing power for Internet-based manufacturing. We are inviting people from both academia and industry to submit papers on their recent research experience and solutions to be applied to Internet/Web based manufacturing and service problems.
Topics of the special issue include, but are not limited to:
- Flexible stream processor infrastructure and computing models
- High performance computing and mathematical methods for parallel data processing for Internet manufacturing, services and knowledge management
- Product design and geometric computing
- Data mining for Web-based product life-cycle engineering and data
- Remote online production planning, work flow modeling, scheduling, monitoring and control
- Neural networks and other AI techniques implementation on stream-based processors
- Physical-based simulation and analysis
- Visualisation and real-time information tracking on networks
- Networked virtual reality technology and applications
Submission Deadline: 30 January, 2008
Notification of the Initial Decision: 29 February, 2008
Notification of Acceptance: 2 May, 2008