25 January 2017

Call for papers: "Advances in Forensic Engineering Beyond 2020: Innovation, Technology and Challenges"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Forensic Engineering.

The production and the use of products in today’s society involves a broad range of requirements, in spite of the huge resources and human efforts expended in product development. Unfortunately, these products do break, disintegrate or fail from time to time. Product and material failure represents huge costs in repair, replacement, down-time and involvement by personnel. The investigation into the failure of the products is to eventually identify whatever the failure was as a result of design or the fact that it was improperly manufactured. The benefits of forensic investigations are providing scientific answers to complex engineering incidents of accidents, fires, explosions, product failures and more and also the lessons learned from failures and the use of those lessons to improve codes, standards and practices to avoid similar failures in the future.
The aim of the journal is to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, practitioners and educators and research scholars to exchange, discuss and share their experiences and research results on the investigation of failures or other performance problems of materials, products, structures or components that fail to perform, resulting in personal injury or loss of property.
  • To strengthen the link between research and development carried out at universities and research organisations, and the needs of industry
  • To attract interdisciplinary work dedicated to the design against and prevention of engineering failure
  • To motivate the next generation of researchers to promote their interests in forensic engineering and related fields
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Advanced forensic engineering techniques
  • Computer applications in forensic engineering
  • Human error and human reliability assessment
  • Product liability forensic engineering
  • Human factors in engineering
  • Safety engineering
  • Legal aspects of engineering practice
  • Engineering ethics
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Electrical systems forensic
  • Network modelling and performance
  • Process safety and lost prevention
  • Risk analysis
  • Geo-forensic and structural failures
  • Material degradation and mechanical failure
  • Post-disaster damage assessment
Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 1 July, 2017
Notification to authors: 1 October, 2017
Final versions due: 1 December, 2017

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