12 April 2010

Call for papers: Special Issue on Green Manufacturing

A special issue of International Journal of Manufacturing Research

Faced with growing concerns over the impact of human activity, policy-makers are faced with the problem of reconciling continued economic development and the need to reduce environmental harm. Manufacturing research and development must provide low carbon, low waste and energy efficient materials; and technologies and practices that support reuse, remanufacture and recycling of materials and products.

The objective of this special issue is to provide a forum for engineers and scientists in academia, industry and government to address the most innovative research and development including technical challenges, social and economic issues, and to present their ideas, results, work in progress and experience on all aspects of green manufacturing technology and applications. With the advent of distributed and parallel environments, processing particularly complex scientific applications and voluminous data is more affordable. We solicit original work in all areas of green manufacturing. In addition to “normal” submissions, authors whose papers have been accepted for the International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Green Manufacturing 2010 (MEGM 2010)to be held in Xiangtan, China, November 2010 are invited to submit a rewritten (extended and fully revised) version of their papers to this special issue.

Specific topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Internet-based manufacturing
  • Computer aided design
  • Virtual design
  • Design in collaborative and distributed environments
  • Computer aided engineering
  • Virtual manufacturing
  • Distributed manufacturing
  • Networked manufacturing
  • Computer aided manufacturing
  • Green manufacturing technology
  • Other applications
Important Dates
Manuscript due date: 1 December, 2010
Notification of acceptance: 1 March, 2011
Submission of final manuscript: 30 March, 2011

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