Call For Papers: IJCIM Special Issue: Cyber-Physical Creation for Industry 4.0

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  • Call For Papers: IJCIM Special Issue: Cyber-Physical Creation for Industry 4.0

    Dear Colleague:

     We are writing to invite contributions to a Special Issue of the International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (IJCIM) on "Cyber-Physical Product Creation for Industry 4.0".


    Industry 4.0 has become a synonym for a vision of future product creation and production engineering environments in which networks of horizontally and vertically integrated smart design and manufacture systems will be the norm. With the Industrial Internet of Things and its Cyber-physical Systems as a backbone, game-changing new ways of product design and manufacture in a hyper-connected globalized world are emerging. In addition, a new and rapidly growing industrial service-sector focusing on Product-Service-Systems has begun to form. Some of the challenges in realizing the overall vison of Industry 4.0 concern the integration, management, control and communication of cyber-physical production engineering systems, the integration of state-of-the-art technology with legacy systems, data security and broader cyber-security aspects, as well as national and international public policy issues. Lastly, given the profound impact of this so-called 4th Industrial Revolution on society as a whole, the changing landscape of tomorrow’s job market and hence the training and education of the next generation workforce need to be addressed as well.


    The objective of this special issue is to seek high quality and unpublished papers that advance research and thus the state-of-the-art in all facets of Cyber-physical Product Creation in the broader context of Industry 4.0. Contributions may include theoretical foundations, open technical challenges, innovative applications and implementations in industry, business case studies, experimental studies, associated design-and manufacture education initiatives, as well as outstanding review papers.  For a list of suggested topics and further details please refer to the attached call for papers document.


    Important Dates:

    October 1, 2016                 Title and abstract due by email to 

    November 1, 2016             Full paper submission deadline

    January 15, 2017               First author notification

    March 1, 2017                    Revised papers due

    April 15, 2017                     Final author notification

    Summer 2017                    Expected publication


    For further information please contact the guest editors at .


    We would be grateful if you would kindly forward this call to other colleagues who may be interested in contributing a paper.



    Best wishes on behalf of the guest editorial team,


    Dirk Schaefer      University of Bath, UK

    Aydin Nassehi     University of Bristol, UK

    Dazhong Wu       Pennsylvania State University, USA

    Xun Xu                  University of Auckland, New Zealand

    Michael Zaeh     Technical University of Munich, Germany




    EurIng Dr Dirk Schaefer CEng MIED CITP MBCS FHEA IngPaedIGIP

    Associate Professor of Design Engineering

    Department of Mechanical Engineering

    University of Bath

    Bath, BA2 7AY, United Kingdom

    Tel. +44 (0)1225 386 163 | Email:   



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