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Manufacturing Engineering Division (MED) is concerned with the knowledge base of manufacturing sciences and technology and its applications for improved production performance.
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  • Call For Papers: ASME JMD Special Issue on Data-Driven Design

    Dear Colleagues,
    We are pleased to announce a special issue of the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design (JMD) on Data-Driven Design.
    With the arrival of Cyber-Physical Systems or Internet of Things (IoT) era, the massive human- and machine-generated data can create unprecedented challenges and at the same time unmatched opportunities in advancing the theory, methods, tools and practice of Data-Driven Design (D3) for products, systems and services. By exploiting such huge, versatile and highly contextualized through-life data, design engineers can harness their organization’s competitive edge by uncovering patterns, novel insights and knowledge for D3. The aim of this special issue is to bring together original and archival articles that present significant contributions in advancing the D3 field.
    Examples of D3 topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
    • D3 foundation and platform building
    • D3 theory and principles
    • D3 of engineering decisions
    • D3 analytics: algorithm advances
    • Big Data-driven Design with online reviews, and with user and system generated data
    • Big Data-driven Design with social computing, crowdsourcing and human-machine interaction
    • Machine learning-based model engineering for D3
    • Uncertainty issues in D3
    • Analytics of human behaviors for D3
    • D3 for integrated cyber-physical systems (IoT, sensor data, etc.)
    • D3 in prognostics and health management
    • D3 in engineering education
    Relevance to engineering design will be explicitly considered as a criterion in the review process.
    Submission Instructions:
    Please submit your paper to ASME at and note on the cover page that your paper is intended for the special issue on “Data-Driven Design”. Please also email the Editor, Dr. Shapour Azarm at (and cc: to alert them that your paper is intended for the special issue. Information about the Journal of Mechanical Design can be found at Please note that a limit of 12 journal pages without ASME page fees will be observed.
    Publication Target Dates:
    • Submission of papers by: February 20, 2017
    • Initial review completed by: April 10, 2017
    • Publication of special issue: November 2017
    Papers received after February 20, 2017, may still be considered for the special issue if time and space permit. In certain circumstances, papers that are not ready for production in time for inclusion in the special issue may be considered for a regular issue of the journal.
    Guest Editors:
    Harrison Kim, University of Illinois, USA,
    Ying Liu, Cardiff University, UK,
    Yan Wang, Georgia Tech, USA,
    Charlie Wang, TU Delft, The Netherlands,
    Attached please find the CFP.
  • MSEC 2017 – Key Information for Nov 3rd Papers Submissions

    Dear Colleagues,


    With MSEC 2017 paper submissions being around the corner, here are few helpful links and reminders about the conference


    • MSEC PAPERS ARE DUE ON NOV 3RD, 2016: Note - given that MSEC 2017 is in the early part of June, it will be difficult for the organizing committee to extend the paper deadline of Nov 3rd. So please ensure that your paper submissions are in by that date.  



    -     Conference Website:             

    -     MSEC Technical Track Listings:

    -     Paper submission Link:          



    Authors are encouraged to submit an abstract for their poster on the MSEC2017 website by November 03, 2016. The PDF form of the poster must be submitted for review by February 03, 2017 (through the MSEC 2017 website). You may submit a poster for review even if you did not submit a poster abstract by November 03 2016. Authors will be notified of acceptance by February 17, 2017.



    If you are submitting papers to the Symposium on " Manufacturing Education, Workforce Development, and Outreach" (Track 8) please DO NOT USE THE MSEC 2017 paper template.  The papers in Track 8 will be part of NAMRC 45 proceedings and hence should follow the template found here:


    We look forward to receiving your paper submissions. If you have any specific questions please feel free to reach out to me.



    -Johnson Samuel

    MSEC Technical Program Chair

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Tel: 518-276-3682                           

    Fax: 518-276-6025                           



  • ASME MED Newsletter Fall 2016

    Dear fellow Manufacturing Engineering Division (MED) members:

    The ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division would like to share with you the latest MED Newsletter -- Fall 2016. 

    Topics include:

    •   Student Manufacturing Design Competition at MSEC2016
    •   Early Career Forum at MSEC2016
    •   ASME Journal Reports
    •   Honors Committee Reports
    •   In Memoriam for David Dornfeld
    •   Upcoming Events

    And more…

    Please find the newsletter in the attachment. 

    Thank you.