Industrial engineering was one of the earliest fields to utilise simulation in the analysis, evaluation and optimisation of complex manufacturing activities. Industrial engineers use computer simulations (especially discrete event simulation) along with extensive mathematical modelling and computational methods to determine the best possible design for production and distribution systems.
With the integration of artificial intelligence, agents, virtual reality and other advanced modelling techniques, simulation has become an essential decision support tool in many industries such as automotive, aerospace and electronics.
This special issue invites quality papers describing original work, including research ideas, case studies and new findings related to manufacturing simulation and industrial engineering. In particular we encourage papers describing methods that combine simulation with intelligent information processing and knowledge reasoning techniques.
The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the ICINCO 2013 Special Session on Manufacturing Simulation and Industrial Engineering (MSIE 2013), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
- Discrete-event simulation
- Performance evaluation and optimisation
- Stochastic modelling and simulation
- Distributed simulation
- Virtual manufacturing technologies
- Virtual reality
- Agent-based simulation
- Simulation interfaces
- Business process modelling
- Intelligent design and manufacturing
- Production planning, scheduling and control
- Knowledge-based simulation
- Simulation in logistics and supply chain design
- Case studies
Submission of manuscripts: 30 September, 2013
Notification to authors: 15 December, 2013
Final versions due: 30 January, 2014