American Journal of Industrial Engineering
ISSN (Print): 2377-4320 ISSN (Online): 2377-4339 Website: Editor-in-chief: Ajay Verma
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Special Issue "Smart manufacturing systems"

A special issue of American Journal of Industrial Engineering (ISSN 2377-4339).

Special Issue Editors

Chief Guest Editor

Muhammad Arsalan Farooq
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Special Issue Information

Manufacturing systems generate enormous amount of data and that data is a key to: (1) evaluate short- and long-term strategic implications of systems; (2) reduce time to market mass production; (3) identify root cause of the problem; (4) assist in the creation an embedded system through connecting several sub systems; (5) improve product/process quality on a continuum basis; (6) reduce overall systems cost; (7) improve productivity; (8) create knowledge that develops smart inspection techniques; and (9) better monitor and control the manufacturing processes.

Smart manufacturing system is about using advanced analytical tools and techniques (for example: machine learning, artificial intelligence, cloud-computing) and breakthrough technologies (for example: smart sensors, advanced robotics) to reduce manufacturing cost and improve product quality, manufacturing productivity and safety. This motivates the research on developing advanced analytical techniques to cost-effectively collect manufacturing data as well as on investigating systematic and holistic methods to integrate advanced tools and breakthrough technologies.

Special Issue Topics

About the issue

The scope and techniques of this special issue include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Manufacturing process control and monitoring
  • Process/product quality improvement
  • Data collection of processes
  • Manufacturing process or technology selection to reduce time to market mass production
  • Product life cycle modeling and analysis
  • Real-time data analytics for predictive manufacturing systems
  • Improve safety (zero accidents)

Tools and techniques:
  • Sensor technologies
  • Advanced human machine interface
  • Machine learning
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Lean Six Sigma (Smart)
  • Cost modeling and estimation
  • Cloud-based data management and analysis
  • Discrete event simulation

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Medical device and health care
  • Semiconductor
  • Consumer goods
  • Pharmaceutical

Import Dates & Submit

Important dates

Submission Deadline: February 27, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: March 25, 2018
Final Version Due: April 27, 2018
Special Issue Publishing Date: June 04, 2018

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Muhammad Arsalan Farooq at the address: <>