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Concurrent Engineering

Concurrent Engineering

Research and Applications

eISSN: 15312003 | ISSN: 1063293X | Current volume: 31 | Current issue: 3-4 Frequency: Quarterly

Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications (CERA) is a leading, peer reviewed journal publishing the newest and most exciting research arising from parallelism of product life cycle functions, covering:

  • New developments in computer-aided concurrent engineering (CE) presented by leading CE specialists from around the world
  • Advances in knowledge-based CE theory, methodologies and practical applications
  • New information for integrated CE development and optimization of CAD/CAM/CAE/CIM systems.

CERA provides design, engineering and manufacturing professionals with quality articles on all aspects of CE. Computer-aided concurrent engineering enables faster to-market product development (e.g. Japanese fast-to-market concepts), reduced design and manufacturing costs, competitively superior products, longer product service life, and improved return on product investment. CE is a seamless, systematic integration of computer-aided product design, engineering and manufacturing, as well as post-manufacturing product life-cycle management. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

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The Journal of Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications (CERA) is a peer-reviewed engineering journal publishing the research of both academic and industry professionals related to simultaneous engineering paradigms in the context of product development. This is a system whereby the design and product development steps proceed simultaneously instead of consecutively. CERA published high quality papers dedicated to advancing the application of concurrent engineering principles and innovative technologies in product development, manufacturing, and service systems. The impact of this parallel processing, or Concurrent Engineering, on the overall performance of the material’s industrial impact, including efficiency, quality and sustainability is an important feature of the Journal.

The topics covered include:

· Concurrent/simultaneous/Hybrid/Integrated Engineering in Product development;

· Iterative methods in manufacturing/production engineering or processing and their impact in comparison to waterfall methods;

· Design process improvement and Collaborative Decision Making in the processing industry;

· Artificial Intelligence in Concurrent engineering;

· Cutting edge methodologies and developments;

· Internet of Things (IoT) and its impact in creating a “smart” processing industry and possible future goals of IoT Process Engineering. Cloud manufacturing etc.;

· Emerging areas, including but not limited only to additive manufacturing, digital manufacturing, cloud applications, and deep learning, illustrating their impact on concurrent engineering processes;

· Waste management by innovative waste processing methods;

· Materials processing;

· Recycling and other circular processing industries;

· Model-based Enterprise (MBE) ;

· Digital thread;

· Industry 4.0;

· Reducing time to market;

· Concurrent Engineering system design and implementation modelling;

· information management;

· design automation;

· knowledge acquisition;

· performance evaluation;

· conflict resolution;

· case histories of practical applications;

· Special Issues: CERA offers special issues on topics of significant interest to our readership, providing in-depth exploration and discussion on specific areas within concurrent engineering and related fields.

CERA provides design, engineering and manufacturing professionals with quality articles on all aspects of Concurrent Engineering. Computer-aided concurrent engineering enables faster to-market product development, reduced design and manufacturing costs, competitively superior products, longer product service life, and improved return on product investment. Concurrent Engineering is a seamless, systematic integration of computer-aided product design, engineering, and manufacturing, as well as post-manufacturing product life-cycle management.

Managing Editor
Dr. James Baldwin SAGE Publishing, UK
Editorial Board
Chimay J Anumba University of Florida, USA
Ahmed Al-Ashaab Cranfield University, UK
Rémy Houssin University of Strasbourg, France
Amjad Iqbal Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Sourabh Karmakar Clemson University, USA
Tucker Marion Northeastern University, USA
X. G. Ming Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Kulwant S Pawar University of Nottingham, UK
Saurabh Pratap Indian Institute of Technology (IIT BHU), India
Essam Shehab Cranfield University, UK
Kevin Tseng National Taipei University of Technology
John M Usher University of South Alabama, USA
Founding Editor
B. Prasad Institute of Concurrent Engineering, USA
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