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Special Issue on Smart Manufacturing


Journal of Manufacturing SystemsSmart manufacturing, also known as Industry 4.0, refers to the next-generation manufacturing paradigm that aims to make use of smart sensors, cloud computing infrastructures, artificial intelligence or machine learning, advanced robotics to improve manufacturing productivity and cost efficiency. As one of the key enablers for smart manufacturing, the internet of things (IoT) enables integration of physical objects with digital systems by offering connectivity of manufacturing devices and systems through sensors or augmented reality.

The objective of this special issue of the Journal of Manufacturing Systems is to collect cutting-edge research works focused on IoT-enabled smart manufacturing. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Emerging sensing technologies for smart manufacturing and supply chain management.
  • Sensor-enabled manufacturing process monitoring and control.
  • Manufacturing intelligence and manufacturing informatics.
  • Advanced diagnostics, prognostics and asset health management.
  • Embedded systems for smart manufacturing.
  • Augmented reality and wearable computing for greater equipment or process awareness.
  • Machine-to-machine communication standards for smart manufacturing.
  • Human-machine interactions for smart manufacturing.
  • Smart manufacturing test beds.
  • Cybersecurity for smart manufacturing systems.
  • Smart inspection systems.
  • Cloud-based applications for smart manufacturing.
  • IoT interoperability for smart manufacturing.


Important Dates

  • Manuscript submission deadline: Dec. 1, 2017
  • Notification of disposition of the manuscript: March 1, 2018
  • Final revisions due: June 1, 2018
  • Final paper acceptance decision: August 1, 2018
  • Publication date: Oct. 2018


Submission Guidelines

Authors should submit their manuscripts electronically to the journal's online manuscript submission system. 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: Smart Manufacturing." The short title of the special issue is in the form of “SI: Smart-Manufacturing.”

Guest Editors

The estimated number of submissions we expect to receive is 45. The approximate number of final accepted submissions is 15.