Dr. Ying Liu Senior Lecturer Room S1.04, Institute of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering School of Engineering Cardiff University Cardiff CF24 3AA UK Email: LiuY81@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Tel: +44-(0)29-20874696 ************************************************* Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2014 http://sdm-14.kesinternational.org/ 28-30 April 2014 Cardiff, Wales, UK ************************************************* ============= Call For Papers ============= The Conference will encompass both theoretical and applied research in a series of topic areas applicable to sustainable design and manufacturing and will consist of keynote talks, oral and poster presentations, invited sessions and workshops. It will also provide excellent opportunities for networking, a programme of industrial visits to local exemplars of sustainable manufacturing and a dedicated student seminar. A full peer reviewed conference proceedings will be produced while selected publications may be identified for inclusion in appropriate special issues of international journals including: Journal of Cleaner Production Engineering Applications of AI International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Science International Journal of Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Engineering Systems International Journal of Architectural Computing International Journal of Service and Computing Oriented Manufacturing Journal of Simulation International Journal for Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship Submissions for short and full papers* are invited in the following areas: TRACK 1: Sustainable Products & Processes Eco-design & eco-innovation, closed-loop design, design for environment/sustainability, environmentally conscious manufacturing processes & products, energy, resource management & efficiency, sustainable manufacturing processes, re-manufacturing, recycling & design for assembly/disassembly. TRACK 2: Sustainable Manufacturing Systems and Enterprises Product life cycle management, end-of-life strategies, energy management & efficiency improvement of manufacturing systems, predictive maintenance & service for sustainable manufacturing, green supply chains, green logistics, sustainable business models, sustainable factory, societal impact of manufacturing systems, policy aspects of sustainable manufacturing. TRACK 3: Decision Support Tools for Sustainability Life cycle assessment of manufacturing processes & products, intelligent decision support for sustainable manufacturing, virtual & collaborative environments for sustainability, user/consumer behavioural models, information management/product life cycle management, prognostics, intelligent decision support for sustainable manufacturing including expert systems, knowledge-based systems, knowledge discovery & data mining, knowledge representation & management, pervasive sensing, context-aware systems, mobile computing & systems, machine learning, virtual reality, intelligent information management. Application areas may include; design, manufacturing, assembly, industrial control, inspection, monitoring & planning, modelling and simulation, fault diagnosis, environmental monitoring, production planning & control, logistics & supply chain management, factory automation, robotics, automotive, aerospace & medical manufacturing, human factors, economics, etc. * Only full papers will be considered for inclusion in the conference proceedings. ========================================= CALL FOR INVITED SESSIONS AND WORKSHOPS ========================================= We invite senior scientists and researchers to organise invited sessions or parallel workshops on specific topics within the field. An invited session consists of a presentation session of six to twelve or more papers on a specific conference topic, organised as half or full day mini-conference. Chairs/organisers of invited sessions would be expected to be established and senior researchers having a PhD or equivalent experience. Please contact: contact@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx =================== Dates and Deadlines =================== Submission of papers: 15 November 2013 Notification of acceptance: 1 February 2014 Final paper required by: 1 March 2014 Offers from experienced researchers to prepare special journal issues are welcomed. All presenting authors must register and pay the conference fee by 1 March 2014 for their papers to appear in the proceedings and conference programme Detailed submission criteria for contributions can be found on the conference website at: http://sdm-14.kesinternational.org/scope.php ======= Location ======= The conference will take place in Cardiff, the vibrant and exciting capital city of Wales with a history that dates back more than 2000 years to the Romans. Lively, elegant, confident, cosmopolitan, Cardiff caters for all tastes, offering everything from the excitement of a vibrant city life to the peace and tranquility of the nearby heritage coast and beautiful countryside.