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With MSEC 2017 paper submissions being around the corner, here are few helpful links and reminders about the conference
- Conference Website: https://www.asme.org/events/msec
- MSEC Technical Track Listings: http://www.asmeconferences.org/MSEC2017/TechnicalTracks.cfm
- Paper submission Link: http://www.asmeconferences.org/MSEC2017/Login.cfm
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: http://www.sme.org/namrc-45-paper-submission-guidelines/
We look forward to receiving your paper submissions. If you have any specific questions please feel free to reach out to me.
MSEC Technical Program Chair
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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.
We are pleased to announce a special issue of the ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering (JMSE) on Enhanced process-machine interaction through design, tooling, automation, and modeling.
Computer numerically-controlled (CNC) manufacturing equipment and tooling has led to automation of processes and significant productivity advances. Demand for high quality products and cost-effective processes continues to grow and has driven the design of new machinery, intelligent tooling, and sophisticated control and automation techniques. However, the efficiency and throughput of modern manufacturing processes still depends on the interaction of the machine with the process. This motivates research in the area of process-machine interaction focusing on design, tooling, automation, and modeling. With this call for papers, manufacturing engineers are invited to showcase their research to a large audience in a special issue of the ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Manuscripts are due 4/1/17. Publication of the Special Issue is scheduled for February 2018.
Papers should be submitted electronically to the Journal at http://journaltool.asme.org. If you already have an account, login as author and select Submit Paper at the bottom of the page. If you do not have an account, select Submissions and follow the steps. In either case, at the Paper Submittal page, select the Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering and then select the special issue Enhanced Process-Machine Interaction Through Design, Tooling, Automation, and Modeling.
Prof. Burak Sencer, Oregon State University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prof. Tony Schmitz, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (email@example.com)
Dr. Jaydeep Karandikar, GE Global Research Center (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Chris Tyler, Boeing (email@example.com)
We are pleased to announce two special issues of the ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering (JMSE) on Data Science-Enhanced Manufacturing and Grinding Technology.
1. Special Issue on Data Science-Enhanced Manufacturing
This special issue of the ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering aims to provide a platform for researchers to showcase findings and explore emerging technologies in data science that complement physical science to enhance manufacturing. Original research contributions and/or reviews are invited for this Special Issue. Topics of interests include but are not limited to:
· Innovative sensing strategies for efficient and high quality data collection· Machine learning techniques for information extraction to improve production control and design decisions· Methods for data dimensionality reduction and data fusion· Data security and data management· Modeling of manufacturing processes under uncertainty· Integration of physical knowledge with data for remaining service life prognosis and maintenance scheduling
Manuscripts are due January 15th, 2017, and publication of the Special Issue is scheduled for October 2017. More details can be found in the attachment.
Submission GuidelinesPapers should be submitted electronically to the Journal at http://journaltool.asme.org. If you already have an account, login as author and select Submit Paper at the bottom of the page. If you do not have an account, select Submissions and follow the steps. In either case, at the Paper Submittal page, select the Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering and then select the special issue Data Science-Enhanced Manufacturing.
Guest EditorsProf. Robert Gao, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH Robert.Gao@case.eduDr. Moneer Helu, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD Moneer.Helu@nist.govProf. Ivan Selesnick, Tandon School of Engineering, New York University, NY firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Special Issue on Grinding Technology – Commemorating the ScientificContributions by Professor Stephen Malkin
This special issue is being dedicated to the memory of Professor Stephen Malkin. To honor his significantcontributions to the field of grinding technology we are seeking papers that review his work, are inspired by, or are based on his findings and application of his theories. Grinding technology has a high relevance in the industry as it produces high-quality and high-value products. This special issue will focus on how abrasive processes (loose or fixed) add value through enhanced product functionality, integrity, and sustainability. In addition, new process design, simulation of physical mechanisms, and new applications possible through enhanced abrasive machining are of interest. Researchers in this field are invited to share their research with a large audience in this special issue of the ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering. Topics of interests include but are not limited to:· Enhancement of product life or performance through grinding· Grinding of ductile and brittle materials· Grinding of non-traditional materials; biomaterials, high performance alloys, glasses and hard ceramics, etc.· Tribological effects· Grinding mechanics· Sustainability of grinding processes· Novel or hybrid grinding processes· Multi-scale/multi-physics modelling and analysis of grinding and abrasive machining processes
Relevant processes include but are not limited to:· Simulation and enhanced understanding of grinding processes and mechanisms· Design of precision machines for grinding· Grinding wheels and dressing tools· Abrasive flow machining and abrasive water jet processes for high value manufacturing· Grinding and abrasive machining monitoring and control· Micro grinding and abrasive micromachining· Grinding of electronic materials· Industrial case studies that demonstrate the application of fundamental theories of grinding
Manuscripts are due March 31st, 2017 and publication of the Special Issue is scheduled for December 2017. More details can be found in the attachment.
Submission GuidelinesPlease contact the guest editors responsible for your region prior to submission. Once approved by the guest editors, papers should be submitted electronically to the Journal at http://journaltool.asme.org. If you already have an account, login as author and select Submit Paper at the bottom of the page. If you do not have an account, select Submissions and follow the steps. In either case, at the Paper Submittal page, select the Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering and then select the special issue Grinding Technology – Commemorating the Scientific Contributions by Professor Stephen Malkin.
Guest editorsProf. Mark J. Jackson (Americas), Kansas State University, Kansas, USA. E-mail: email@example.comProf. Kai Cheng (Asia and Pacific), Brunel University, London, UK. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgProf. Xun Chen (Europe), Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK. E-mail: X.Chen@ljmu.ac.uk
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.
October 1, 2016 Title and abstract due by email to email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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: email@example.com
We are pleased to announce a special issue of the International Journal of Intelligent Robotics and Applications on soft robotic published by Springer.
Soft robotics, inspired by biological organisms including octopuses, worms,
starfish, and elephants, offers promising and innovative solutions for safe and adaptive interactions in unstructured environments and with humans. The development of soft robots presents a number of challenges in material synthesis, mathematical modeling, mechanism design, and control, and has attracted increasing attention from researchers in recent years. For instance, a soft robot comprised of sensors, actuators, and structures, all with soft, deformable, and compliant characteristics, requires advances in material development and manufacturing technology. Also, it is crucial to have distributed, effective control architecture that requires minimal computing power. Additionally, it is of great importance to develop computationally-efficient modeling tools for soft and deformable materials and structures. The goal of this focused section is to highlight some of the key advances made in the field of soft robotics. Topics of interest for the focused section include but are not limited to:
Papers must contain original contributions and be prepared in accordance with the journal standards. Instructions for authors are available online at: http://www.springer.com/41315.
Manuscripts should be submitted online at: https://www.editorialmanager.com/jira/default.aspx. The cover letter should report the following statement: “This paper is submitted for possible publication in the focused section on Advances in Soft Robotics. All manuscripts will be subjected to the peer review process. If you have any questions relating to this focused section, please email one of the Guest Editors.
Paper submission: September 1, 2016
Xiaobo Tan, Michigan State University, U. S. A., firstname.lastname@example.org Kam K. Leang, Univ. of Utah, U.S. A., email@example.com
Zhouping Yin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, firstname.lastname@example.org
Attached please find the details of this CFP.
Below please find a call for action for the Manufacturing Universities Grant Program. Thank you for your support!
Call for Organizations to Sign Letter in Support of the Manufacturing Universities Grant Program
ASME has drafted a letter in support of the Manufacturing Universities Grant Program included in the Senate’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which can be viewed here: http://cqrcengage.com/asme/app/sign-petition?17&engagementId=234013. Please have your organization sign on to the letter and feel free to send it along to others in the community. The goal is to get as many relevant organizations as possible to sign on by Friday, August 26 so that we can deliver this letter to NDAA conferees when Congress is back in session in September. A long list of relevant organizations will show the broad support this program has and encourage conferees to include it in the final NDAA.
Call for Individuals to Send Letters Voicing Support of the Manufacturing Universities Grant Program
If you as an individual would like to write to your Member of Congress and Senators showing your support for the Manufacturing Universities Grant Program, you can use the attached draft word document as a template. Please note, snail mail takes weeks to be delivered to Congress as it goes through a lengthy security screening. To help move this effort along, please email or fax a copy of your signed letter to Samantha Fijacko (email@example.com) by Friday, August 26 so she can hand deliver all letters directly to the Congressional offices.
Should you need any assistance, please contact Samantha: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Fax: +1 (202) 429-9417 | Phone: (202) 785-7483
You are encouraged to forward this email on to other individuals or organizations who support the Manufacturing Universities Grant Program.
Overview of the Manufacturing Universities Grant Program: The program authorizes the Defense Department to support industry-relevant, manufacturing-focused, engineering training at U.S. universities. Institutions would be selected through a competitive grant-based process and would be required to better align their educational offerings with the needs of modern U.S. manufacturers. Designated schools would receive federal grant funding to meet specific goals, including focusing engineering programs on development of industry-relevant advanced manufacturing skills, building new partnerships with manufacturing firms, growing hands-on training opportunities for students, and fostering manufacturing entrepreneurship. The program would be run by the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with other federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation, The National Institute of Standards and Technology, The Department of Energy, and the Department of Education.
Government Relations Representative
1828 L Street NW Suite 810
Washington, DC 20036-5104
Dear MED Member,In 2015, a National Science Foundation workshop was held in Portland, Oregon to identify emerging research needs for companies producing smart goods, i.e., the “things” in the internet of things (IoT). The final report is attached.
Findings include that the promise of IoT depends upon the ability of companies outside of the traditional information technology supply chain to assimilate wireless sensing capabilities within their products opening opportunities to develop advanced manufacturing technologies for integrating electronics into smart goods.
The workshop identified nine key knowledge gaps needed to address the common materials, design, manufacturing and educational challenges facing the emergence of an IoT industry.
Brian K. PaulChair, ASME Manufacturing Engineering Divisionbrian.email@example.com
Dear ASME MED Member:From February 10-12, Manufacturing researchers from the U.S. and Germany held a workshop to investigate the potential for research interactions between these two countries. The final report of this workshop is attached. Recognizing there are some cultural differences between the U.S. and Germany, especially with respect to academic culture, there is nonetheless significant similarity and opportunity for collaboration. The organizers of the workshop have made a number of recommendations for fostering such interactions, but it is important to note that there is no need to wait for new programs to develop; research interactions between German and American researchers can be supported through existing programs. The workshop organizers therefore would like to encourage you to propose U.S.-German interactions in your next proposal.Best Regards,Steven SchmidPresident, NAMRI firstname.lastname@example.org(574) 631-9489
We are pleased to announce a special issue of the Journal of Manufacturing Systems on High Performance Computing and Data Analytics for Cyber Manufacturing.
The objective of this special issue of the Journal of Manufacturing Systems is to publish papers that explore recent research focused on advancing the concepts, methods, tools, and applications for cyber-manufacturing. In particular, this special issue will focus on recent advances related to high performance computing and data analytics for cyber manufacturing. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Manuscripts are due September 30, 201 6 and publication of the special issue is scheduled for May 2017. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the Journal at http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-manufacturing-systems/. If you already have an account, login as an author and select Submit Paper at the top of the page. If you do not have an account, select Submissions and follow the steps. In either case, at the Paper Submittal page, select the special issue: High Performance Computing and Data Analytics for Cyber Manufacturing. The short title of the special issue is in the form of “SI: Cyber-Manufacturing”
Dr. Dazhong Wu, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, email@example.com
Dr. Janis Terpenny, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Thomas Kurfess, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, USA, email@example.com
Dr. Dean Bartles, Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute, Chicago, IL, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
Attached please find the latest updated CFP for the first International Conference on Sustainable Materials Processing and Manufacturing, at Skukuza, Kruger National Park, South Africa. The conference will be held fromJanuary 23-25, 2017. The link is as follows:
the following link can be used to submit abstract directly.
Also, the main benefits of attending the conference beside presentation and networking are:
The papers published in this conference will be EI-index and published on-line on Science Direct. Furthermore, the following two ISI journals would accept the best papers from this conference with the recommendation from the Organising Committee.
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - Part N: Journal of Nanoengineering and Nanosystems
Furthermore, ASME Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage is willing to commit a special issue for this conference.
Please contact Professor Tien-Chien Jen for questions:
Professor Tien-Chien Jen, Ph.D
Director, Manufacturing Research Canter
Professor, Mechanical Engineering Science Department
University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel: 011 559-4208
Attached is the call for symposium proposals for MSEC 2017. (Note: the MS Word format is attached so that the template can be used to draft the proposal). Interested members are encouraged to work with their respective technical committees (see attached call for details) to submit their proposals latest by May 2nd, 2016. The final call for papers is expected to be published by June 15th 2016.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact:
MSEC 2017 Technical Program Chair: Dr. Johnson Samuel, (Ph: 518-276-3682; E-mail: email@example.com) or the MSEC 2017 Technical Program Co-Chair Dr. Arif Malik (Ph: 972-883-4550, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ).
On behalf of ASME’s Manufacturing Engineering Division (MED), we would like to invite students to participate in the Student Manufacturing Design Competition that will be held during the ASME 2016 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC), hosted by Virginia Tech, in Blacksburg, VA, June 27 – July 1, 2016.
The detailed information of the 2016 SMDC including opportunities of travel support and cash awards, can be found at:
Deadline for entry submission: March18, 2016
(email to Prof. Kevin Chou, email@example.com)
Please encourage students to take part in this excellent activity to showcase their manufacturing and design talent.
Thanks for your support.
ASME MED Treasurer (2015-2016)
The University of Alabama
----------------------Dear colleagues, For the 2016 International Symposium on Flexible Automation (ISFA 2016), to be held on August 1-3 in Cleveland, Ohio, the Program Committee has organized a total of 17 technical sessions on a wide range of topics: http://engineering.case.edu/conference/ISFA2016/conference-programs. We warmly welcome you to submit your paper(s) to this conference before the deadline (February 12, 2016). For information on Paper Submission, please visit: http://engineering.case.edu/conference/ISFA2016/paper-submission. To submit a paper, click on PaperCept, and follow the instructions provided at: https://controls.papercept.net/conferences/scripts/submissionwizard.pl?ConfID=143. We look forward to welcoming you in Cleveland this coming summer, and thank you in advance for your participation in this exciting event! Robert GaoConference ChairCase Western Reserve University----------------------
We are pleased to inform that the ASME MSEC paper submission deadline has been extended to December 15, 2015.
Submission details can be found at: https://www.asme.org/events/msec/present-publish/call-for-papers.aspx
For more information about the conference please visit the conference website at: http://www.cpe.vt.edu/2016namrc-msec/
We are pleased to inform that the deadline for the Special Issue on Sustainable Manufacturing of ASME JMSE has been extended to December 15th, 2015. The CFP with the updated deadline can be found in the attachment.
ASME is pleased to announce its second Advanced Manufacturing Fellowship opportunity at America Makes, located in Youngstown, Ohio. America Makes was created in August 2012 to help the United States grow capabilities and strength in Additive Manufacturing by facilitating collaboration among leaders from business, academia, non-profit organizations and government agencies and focusing on areas that include design, materials, technology, and workforce development.
The ASME Fellow will provide leadership and support in one of the key pillars of America Makes- Workforce and Educational Outreach. Specifically, the fellow will:
ASME will provide a stipend of $60,000 for this one year Fellowship, which will start in mid- to late 2016. No additional funding will be provided by ASME. All Fellowship Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and an ASME member at the time of application. The application deadline is January 31, 2016.
For additional information, including the online application, visit
ASME Members and non-members are invited to join ASME Government Relations for a webinar scheduled for Thursday, December 3rd from12:00pm-1:00pm (EST) highlighting a current and a former ASME Congressional Fellow, both of whom will be providing their personal perspectives on the accomplishments and challenges associated with the Fellowship. Guest speakers will include:
Register today for the webinar at: https://engage.vevent.com/rt/asme~asme_congressional_fellowships
Additional information about the webinar and the Fellowship announcements below is available on the ASME Public Policy Education Center at http://ppec.asme.org/ Please share this link with interested colleagues.
ASME Government Relations1828 L Street, NW, Suite 810Washington, DC 20036Website: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/advocacy-government-relations
We are pleased to inform that the deadline for the Special Issue on Innovations in Materials Forming Processes of ASME JMSE has been extended to November 30th, 2015. The original Call for Papers can be found in the attachment and also here: https://community.asme.org/manufacturing_engineering_division/b/weblog/archive/2015/07/29/call-for-papers-for-a-special-issue-on-innovations-in-materials-forming-processes.aspx
We are pleased to share with you a CFP for a symposium on Process-Machine-Interactions (PMI) in Advanced Manufacturing for the 2016 ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. Please find the attached announcement.
We are pleased to share with you our latest newsletter for the MED division this year. Please find attached.
We are pleased to share with you an archived webinar on "Advanced Manufacturing Initiatives for America’s Future" with Dr. Gloria Wiens, our 2013-2015 ASME Foundation Swanson Fellow. The archived webinar is available at http://ppec.asme.org/latest-news/competitiveness-news/register-for-the-asme-public-policy-webinars-scheduled-for-june-24th-and-july-15th-1200pm-est/.
Also available in the above link is the announcement about the new “ASME Advanced Manufacturing Fellowship opportunity at the Digital Manufacturing Design Innovation Institute (DMDII)”.
We are pleased to announce a special issue of the ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering (JMSE) on Innovations in Materials Forming Processes.
Material forming through plastic deformation is one of the most resource efficient methods in the manufacturing industry. After more than two centuries of industrialization, new technologies are still being developed with an ever increasing rate along with an increasing knowledge of materials behavior, computational modeling techniques, and new process for forming both metallic and non-metallic materials. These advances lead to the need for publishing a collection of research papers in the area of materials forming. Researchers in this field are invited to showcase their research to a large audience in a special issue of the ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering. Papers dealing with experimental and theoretical advances in materials forming, on the micro- and macro- length scales, are welcome. Original research papers on innovative processes for low volume and flexible production are especially encouraged.
Details of this special issue can be found in the attachment.
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