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Call for Papers

Before Submission, please refer to "Materials for Submission" and "Submit a Manuscript".

JRM Vol.30 No.3, Jun. 2018

Special Issue on “Cutting Edge of Drone Research and Development, and its Application”

Submission Deadline: November 20, 2017
Guest Editors: CEO Dr. Kenzo Nonami (Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory Ltd., Japan)
Assoc. Prof. Satoshi Suzuki (Shinshu University, Japan)
More details: JRMCFP_30-03.pdf
Submit papers: e-mail to email
Inquiry: JRM Contact form or e-mail to robot@fujipress.jp JRM Editorial Office

In recent years, the evolution of small-scaled unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) has been remarkable. Not only advanced research and development but also its industrial application has progressed rapidly. As the hobbyist market for drones, which opened around 2010, has become somewhat saturated, attention is now turning to commercial applications, not only in agriculture but also for new uses, such as for aerial surveys, infrastructure inspections, security, disaster surveys, and logistics. As a result, related start-up companies dealing in drone manufacture, service solutions, human resources development, etc. are popping up all over the world.
Therefore, this call for papers will be for a special issue with the following title: Cutting Edge of Drone Research and Development, and its Application. Specifically, we are calling for papers on the following topics.
1.  Drone Design
2.  Drone Sensors and Sensing Strategies
3.  Drone Propulsion
4.  Drone Control
5.  Drone Communication
6.  Drone Architecture
7.  Drone Health and Fault Management
8.  Drone Modeling, Simulation, Estimation, and Identification
9.  Drone Path Planning
10. Drone Sensing and Avoidance
11. Networked Drones
12. Drone Human Interfaces
13. Drone Guidance, Navigation, and Control
14. Drone Localization and SLAM
15. Drone Autonomy
16. Drone Manipulation
17. Drone Failure Effect Analysis
18. Bio-inspired Drones
19. Flapping Wing Drones
20. Drone Formations and Swarms
21. Drone Traffic Management System (UTM)
22. Drone Aviation Regulations
23. Drone Safety Risk Management
24. Drone Applications

Before Submission, please refer to "Materials for Submission" and "Submit a Manuscript".

Call for Development Report

開発報告募集

Submission Deadline: Always welcome! 常時受付中
More details: JRM_CFP_Development_J.pdf
Submit papers: e-mail to email
Inquiry: JRM Contact form or e-mail to robot@fujipress.jp JRM Editorial Office

Journal of Robotics and Mechatronicsでは、大学の研究者による研究論文だけではなく、企業の技術者や大学・高専の学生による開発報告も募集しています。ロボティクス・メカトロニクスのシステム・技術を開発してみたが学術研究としてはまとめづらい場合であっても、自分たちの開発成果を読者に紹介したいという場合には、開発報告を書いてください。掲載されるとオンラインで無料公開され、世界中の読者に対して自分たちの成果を発信できます。英文誌ですが、英語で書くのが苦手な方でも、日本語で書いて出版社で翻訳することも可能です。開発現場での製品開発やロボット競技会での活動を通して達成した成果を、ぜひとも開発報告として投稿してください。

Before Submission, please refer to "Materials for Submission" and "Submit a Manuscript".

IJAT Regular Papers

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Inquiry: IJAT Contact form or e-mail to auto@fujipress.jp IJAT Editorial Office

Always welcome

Before Submission, please refer to "Materials for Submission" and "Submit a Manuscript".

IJAT Vol.12 No.5, September, 2018

Precision Abrasive Technology of Difficult-to-Machine Materials

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2018
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Hirofumi Suzuki, Chubu University, Japan
Prof. Dr. Kazuhito Ohashi, Okayama University, Japan
Prof. Dr. Pei-Lum Tso, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Prof. Dr. Xipeng Xu , Huaqiao University, China
More details: IJATVol.12No.5CFP_abrasive_v1.pdf
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Inquiry: IJAT Contact form or e-mail to auto@fujipress.jp IJAT Editorial Office

The need for difficult-to-machine materials is increasing for opt-electric devices, semiconductors, automobiles, aircraft, and medical devices. Optical glass lenses have been molded with hard molds made of ceramics, such as tungsten carbide (WC) and silicon carbide (SiC), and it is most important to reduce form deviation and surface roughness in these molds. Single crystalline SiC is expected to be applied to semiconductors for the power module devices of automobiles, trains, and electrical devices. Nickel-based super alloys, Ti alloys, CFRP, hardened steels, and other materials are widely used in the aerospace, automobile, and chemical industries because of their superior properties, such as their high operating temperatures or superior specific strengths. Ti alloys are used in medical applications involving bones, dental implants, etc. In order to increase the performance and reduce the cost of these applications, the development of high-precision and high-performance abrasive technologies is very important. This special issue of the IJAT invites papers in the following areas:
• Grinding, finishing, deburring, lapping, polishing, honing, abrasive jet machining, etc.
• Grinding machines/systems and abrasive machines
• Abrasives and tools, tribology between tool and workpiece
• Truing, dressing, ELID (Electrolytic In-Process Dressing) for grinding
• Silicon wafers and hard/brittle materials processing
• Loose/suspended abrasive particle machining/polishing
• Hybrid super-finishing processes
• Precision/ultra-precision, micro-machining, nano-machining, super finishing/nano-surfacing
• Surface characterization/evaluation of surfaces processed with abrasives
• Metrology for precision/ultra-precision machining and in-process measurement/monitoring
• Environmentally friendly coolants/cooling
• Teaching and learning innovations

Before Submission, please refer to "Materials for Submission" and "Submit a Manuscript".

IJAT Vol.12 No.5, September, 2018

Special Issue on Active and Passive Vibration Damping in Machine Tools

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2017
Editors: Prof. Dr. Michael F. Zaeh, Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management (iwb), the Technical University of Munich, Germany
More details: IJATVol.12No.5CFP_vibration damping_v1.pdf
Submit papers: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijat
Inquiry: IJAT Contact form or e-mail to auto@fujipress.jp IJAT Editorial Office

The successful automation of machine tools requires the avoidance of self-excited chatter vibrations, resulting in a reliable stable state of cutting. Machine tool operators tend to use their machines close to their power thresholds, thus unknowingly driving them toward the limits of their stability. Much progress has been made in the last decades concerning the understanding and prediction of such vibrations, and this has led to higher cutting rates, chip thicknesses, etc.
Several countermeasures, known as active and passive damping, are available to avoid chatter vibrations. However, their industrial use is not common. In fact, industry is somewhat unfamiliar with many of these measures.

This special issue is focused on active and passive damping measures, measures systematically designed and deliberately taken in order to increase the chatter-free depth of cut in machine tools. Authors are requested to point out a successful industrial application or at least a vision for one in their papers. Models demonstrating the effects of the chosen active or passive damping system are desirable. These models can also be used to systematically select the parameters of the system. We are also interested in systems that can be easily applied as low-cost patch-up solutions to improve the behavior of machines already in use.

This special issue is intended to deliver an overview of existing approaches and to introduce additional damping in machine tools.

Before Submission, please refer to "Materials for Submission" and "Submit a Manuscript".

IJAT Vol.12 No.4, July 2018

Special Issue on Intelligent Computation in Design and Manufacturing

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2017 (extended)
Guest Editors: Professor Dr. Roberto Teti, University of Naples Federico II , Italy
Professor Dr. Pascal Le Masson, MINES ParisTech - PSL Research University, France
Dr. Mitsutaka Matsumoto, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
Assoc. Professor Dr. AMM Sharif Ullah, Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan
More details: IJATVol.12No.4CFPintelligent_v2.pdf
Submit papers: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijat
Inquiry: IJAT Contact form or e-mail to auto@fujipress.jp IJAT Editorial Office

To solve problems underlying design and manufacturing we often rely on such methodologies of computational intelligence as artificial neural network, genetic algorithms, fuzzy logic, evolutionary computing, decision tree induction, DNA based computing, probabilistic reasoning, and inventive problem solving. In this special issue, we solicit original and review articles on the Intelligent Computation in Design and Manufacturing. The application areas are as follows (but not limited to):
•Design Theory and Methodology
•Design Automation
•Knowledge Management in Creative Engineering
•CAD/CAM/CAE
•Manufacturing Automation
•Manufacturing Process Modeling, Simulation, and Monitoring
•Manufacturing Systems Modeling, Simulation, Monitoring, and Management
•Internet-of-Things (IoT)
•Cognitive Metrology
•Scheduling
•Pattern Recognition
•Sustainable Manufacturing
•Enterprise Resource Planning

Before Submission, please refer to "Materials for Submission" and "Submit a Manuscript".

JRM Vol.30 No.2, Apr. 2018

Special Issue on “Advanced Robotics in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries“

Submission Deadline: September 20, 2017
Guest Editors: Prof. Kazuo Ishii (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
Prof. Eiji Hayashi (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
Prof. Norisham Bin Misron (University of Putra Malaysia, Malaysia)
Assoc. Prof. Blair Thornton (University of Southampton, UK)
More details: JRMCFP_30-02.pdf
Submit papers: e-mail to email
Inquiry: JRM Contact form or e-mail to robot@fujipress.jp JRM Editorial Office

Agriculture, forestry and fisheries are important industries, and advances in robotics will help the operations to improve productivity and cost effective management of the growth and harvesting. Robotic technologies are increasingly being used in primary industry and will be used more in the near future.
This special issue’s objectives include collecting recent advances, automation, mechanization, research trends and their applications in agriculture, forestry and fisheries to promote a deeper understanding of major conceptual and technical challenges and facilitate spreading of recent breakthroughs in primary industries, and contribute to the enhancement of the quality of agricultural, forestry and fisheries robots by introducing the state-of-the-art in sensing, mobility, manipulation and related technologies. This special issue seeks for the leading researches, significant progresses, reviews and practical applications in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries.

Before Submission, please refer to "Materials for Submission" and "Submit a Manuscript".

JRM Vol.29 No.6, Dec. 2017 [締切延長]

Special Issue on “Educational Robotics”

Submission Deadline: May 22, 2017 投稿受付中
Editors: Prof. Shoichiro Fujisawa (Tokushima University, Japan)
Guest Editors: Assoc. Prof. Shinya Kotosaka (Saitama University, Japan)
Prof. Masatsugu Iribe (Osaka Electro-Communication University, Japan)
Assoc. Prof. Masayuki Okugawa (Aichi Institute of Technology, Japan)
More details: CFP29-6_ext.pdf
Submit papers: e-mail to email
Inquiry: JRM Contact form or e-mail to robot@fujipress.jp JRM Editorial Office

Robot education has the potential to greatly influence the STEM education so important for nurturing next-generation engineers and researchers. This special issue’s objectives include collecting new knowledge on robot education and materials for further developing education on robots. These papers should include authors’ achievements in robot education, providing new knowledge and proposals for developing the capabilities next-generation engineers will need to use robots enterprisingly and efficiently. Papers should also introduce practical results and discuss how to make robot education more effective. This special issue will thus enhance the quality of robot education and help nurture next-generation engineers.

Before Submission, please refer to "Materials for Submission" and "Submit a Manuscript".

JRM Vol.29 No.5, Oct. 2017

Special Issue on “AI, Robotics and Automation in Space”

Submission Deadline: March 20, 2017 受付終了
Guest Editors: Prof. Takashi Kubota (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan)
Prof. Kazuya Yoshida (Tohoku University, Japan)
Prof. Shinichi Kimura (Tokyo University of Science, Japan)
Assoc. Prof. Takehisa Yairi (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
More details: JRMCFP_29-05.pdf
Submit papers: e-mail to email
Inquiry: JRM Contact form or e-mail to robot@fujipress.jp JRM Editorial Office

Focus:
Several missions are planned to explore the moon, Mars, asteroids, and comets, and a lot of researchers are studying and developing lunar or planetary rovers for future surface exploration. Even more international cooperative missions are under discussion targeting human lunar exploration. Space robotics is expected to support external vehicular activities (EVA) and internal vehicular activities (IVA) for future space utilization. Future space projects will require robotics technology to repair, and maintain orbiting satellites or to construct large structures in space. A key technology in those missions is space robotics including Al and automation.
We are inviting you, our readers, to submit papers on advanced space robotics, AI, and robotics and automation in space, including the following:
– Artificial intelligence in space: autonomous locations, navigation and map-building, SLAM technology, fault detection, isolation and recovery methods, image processing, object identification and feature detection, task planning, and scheduling, etc.
– Robotics in space: mechanical design of planetary rovers, space manipulators, actuators, and sensors for space robots, end-effectors and tools, reconfigurable robots and robot mobility, etc.
– Automation in space: simulation technology, test methods, remote operations, human-machine interaction, interaction with the space environment, and data mining and analysis, etc.

Before Submission, please refer to "Materials for Submission" and "Submit a Manuscript".

JACIII Vol.21 No.6, Nov. 2017

Papers from SCIS&ISIS2016

Submission Deadline: April 20, 2017
Guest Editors: Prof. Noboru Takagi (Toyama Prefectual University, Japan)
Prof. Yasuo Kudo (Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan)
More details: JACIII_CFP_SCIS&ISIS2016_extended2.pdf
Submit papers: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jaciii
Inquiry: JACIII Contact form or e-mail to jaciii@fujipress.jp JACIII Editorial Office

Please submit your full papers (PDF) for JACIII special issue through the online submission system,
https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jaciii
Please select one of the paper category that begins with “Special Issue:” and
write in “SCIS&ISIS2016” in the “Title of the special issue” field.

Before Submission, please refer to "Materials for Submission" and "Submit a Manuscript".

JACIII Vol.21 No.5, Sep. 2017

Special Issue on Cutting Edge of Reinforcement Learning and its Hybrid Methods

Submission Deadline: March 21, 2017
Editors: Dr. Kazuteru Miyazaki (National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education, Japan)
Prof. Keiki Takadama (University of Electro-Communications, Japan)
More details: cfp_RL2017_ex.pdf
Submit papers: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jaciii
Inquiry: JACIII Contact form or e-mail to jaciii@fujipress.jp JACIII Editorial Office

!!! Paper submission deadline has been extended to MARCH 21, 2017.!!!

Recently, machine learning has been paid much attention again after deep learning showed its potential. Such a technology is improved itself, but it is also integrated with “reinforcement learning” to show other potential, e.g., deep Q-networks (DQN) and AlphaGO proposed by Google DeepMind. This special issue focuses on both reinforcement learning and its hybrid methods, including reinforcement learning with deep learning or evolutionary computation to explore new potentials of reinforcement learning. Specifically, theoretical and application research efforts are welcome, as are research that improves reinforcement learning mechanisms and hybrid methods.

Please submit your full papers (PDF) for JACIII special issue through the online submission system,
https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jaciii
Please choose the paper category of “Special Issue:”
and write “Reinforcement2017” in the special issue title field.

Before Submission, please refer to "Materials for Submission" and "Submit a Manuscript".

サイバーセキュリティ特集

サイバーセキュリティ特集

Submission Deadline: 2016 年12 月1 日(木)
Editors: 名古屋工業大学 渡辺研司先生
More details: dr12-3_cyber_cfp.pdf
Submit papers: e-mail to email
Inquiry: JDR Contact form or e-mail to disaster@fujipress.jp JDR Editorial Office

サイバーセキュリティ特集
投稿募集のお知らせ

 

JDR では、エディターに名古屋工業大学 渡辺研司先生をお迎えし、サイバーセキュリティ特集を企画しております。
皆様のご投稿をお待ちしております。

○特集趣旨

我が国の社会経済活動や個人の日常生活の情報システムやネットワークへの依存性はますます増大していることか
ら、システムやネットワークの途絶による影響は多様化・複雑化し、特に人・モノ・金・情報の流れが集中する都市
部においては、その影響は想定を超える連鎖や混乱を引き起こす可能性がある。
また、このような途絶への対応の脆弱性を意図的に狙ったサイバー攻撃も実害を伴う事案が散見されるようになっ
てきており、技術的な対応のみならず、専門人材の育成や組織の対応力強化、更には官民連携によるサイバーセキュ
リティ体制の構築が喫緊の課題となっている。
本特集では、技術面での議論に留まらず、学際的な議論を展開する論文を幅広く募集する。
○特集概要
雑誌名: Journal of Disaster Research (JDR)
HP: https://www.fujipress.jp/jdr/dr_ja/
発刊号: JDR Vol.12 No.3
エディター: 名古屋工業大学 渡辺研司先生
原稿種: 論文、レビュー、報告等
言語: 和英どちらでも可(和文でもご投稿いただけます)
原稿ページ数: 8 ページ前後(8,000 ワード/16,000 字程度)
*ページ数は目安でありページ数に制限は設けておりません
*原稿はJDR フォーマットのワードもしくはTeX をご使用ください
発刊日: 2017 年6 月1 日

○原稿締切: 2016 年12 月1 日(木)

*和文の場合は翻訳させていただきます。
*英文原稿は採録後、全て英文校閲をさせていただきます。
○無料公開:
JDR では全ての掲載論文をウェブ上で無料公開(OPEN ACCESS)しており、大学研究者・専門家を中心として世界中の
読者に読まれております。
○投稿費用:
JDR は掲載論文を無料公開しており、通常、論文の掲載に当って論文掲載料のご負担をお願いしています。

著者の皆様へ


本号については、掲載料の代わりに、本誌購入(英文投稿7 冊: 84,000 円、和文投稿14 冊: 168,000 円)いただくことも
可能です。
○審査:
投稿論文は2 名(論文)の査読者により査読され最終的にJDR 編集委員会(エディター)によって採否が決定されます。
○JDR に関しては以下に詳しい資料を用意しております。
URL: https://www.fujipress.jp/main/wp-content/themes/Fujipress/JDR/pdf/Journal_of_Disaster_Research.pdf
URL: https://www.fujipress.jp/jdr/dr/
○投稿に関する詳細は以下のJDR 投稿規定、執筆要領をご覧ください。
URL: https://www.fujipress.jp/jdr/dr-authors_ja/
○投稿先・お問い合わせ
富士技術出版株式会社 JDR 編集部 (担当 若井真也)
〒105-0001 東京都港区虎ノ門1-2-29 虎ノ門産業ビル4F
Tel: 03-3508-0051・Fax: 03-3592-0648・E-mail: disaster@fujipress.jp・URL: https://www.fujipress.jp/jdr/dr_ja/

Before Submission, please refer to "Materials for Submission" and "Submit a Manuscript".

JDR 熊本地震特別号

JDR 熊本地震特別号

Submission Deadline: 2016 年12 月27 日(火)
More details: jdrvol-12-sp_cfp_j.pdf
Submit papers: e-mail to email
Inquiry: JDR Contact form or e-mail to disaster@fujipress.jp JDR Editorial Office

JDR 熊本地震特別号
論文募集のお知らせ

 
○企画趣旨
東日本大震災が発生した時、JDR では、この激甚災害に関する特別号を企画いたしました。記事
掲載料を無料とし、5 年間、毎年1 号ずつ発行することとしました。既に1-4 号を発行し、まもな
く5 号を発行いたします。
2016 年熊本地震は我々人類に、また、多くの、新たな課題を投げかけました。JDR では、この大
きな震災に関しても特別号を発行することが、JDR の責務であると考え、熊本地震特別号を企画い
たしました。多くの論文・レポート・提言等が投稿されることを期待しております。

 

○募集論文の分野
募集分野は特に定めません。熊本地震に関連する課題について、自然科学・社会科学的手法に基づ
く研究論文、調査報告、分析及び提言等を幅広く募集いたします。関連分野を例示すれば、以下の
ようになります。
・地震 ・地震動 ・地震被害
・誘発地震 ・新耐震基準 ・防災減災対策
・避難(広域避難、車中泊、エコノミー症候群など) ・復旧復興
・危機管理 ・BCP ・医療/衛生対策
・ボランティア ・交通問題 ・その他

 

○投稿募集巻号
Vol.12 特別号: 2017 年7 月1 日号

 
○分量、原稿締切期日等
原稿ページ数: 6-8 ページ程度(英文で8,000 ワード程度/和文で16,000 字程度)

    原稿締切: 2016 年12 月27 日(火)

発行日: 2017 年7 月1 日

 

○発行形態
・本号に関しては、原則として掲載料は無料といたします。
・通常号と同様、投稿された全ての原稿について、査読を行います。
・電子ジャーナルのみの発行となります(別刷希望の際は、別途実費負担で受け付けます)。
・翻訳を希望する場合には、当社で英訳も行いますのでお申し付けください(翻訳料は別途著者負担)。
○投稿に関する詳細は別途JDR 投稿規定、執筆要領をご覧ください(下記)。

著者の皆様へ

 
○投稿先・お問い合わせ
富士技術出版株式会社 JDR 編集部 (担当 若井真也)
〒105-0001 東京都港区虎ノ門1-2-29 虎ノ門産業ビル4F
Tel: 03-3508-0051・Fax: 03-3592-0648・E-mail: disaster@fujipress.jp
URL: https://www.fujipress.jp/jdr/dr_ja/

Before Submission, please refer to "Materials for Submission" and "Submit a Manuscript".

3D Printer for Robotics and Mechatronics

開発報告募集: 3Dプリンタとロボット技術

More details: JRM_3DPrinter_CFP.pdf
Submit papers: e-mail to email
Inquiry: JRM Contact form or e-mail to robot@fujipress.jp JRM Editorial Office

[in Japanese]
近年、3Dプリンタが急速に注目を集めています。高性能化と低価格化を背景に、一般家庭でも3Dプリンタを所有できる時代になり、個人でも容易にデジタルデータからオリジナルの立体造形物を作り出すことが可能になりました。ものづくり革命の到来とも言われています。JRMでは、3Dプリンタによるものづくりの革新を特集するため、革新的な造形技術やモデリング技術、理工系教育への応用、などロボット・メカトロニクス分野への応用が期待される3Dプリンタの技術の報告を募集します。投稿者と読者の間でモデリングデータやノウハウを共有し、創造的アイデアのネットワークを形成していくことも狙いの1つです。大学や研究機関からはもちろん、企業からも、皆様の投稿をお待ちしております。

[in English]
The high performance and low price of 3D printers have made them available to ordinary homes and individuals. Nowadays original 3D objects can be easily produced by individuals using 3D printers. To focus on the innovation of manufacturing using 3D printers, we are calling for technical reports introducing 3D printer technologies applied to robotics and mechatronics fields. Examples include innovative shaping and modeling technology, scientific and technological education, and so on. One of our aims is to form a creative network among authors and readers through the sharing of modeling data and technical knowledge. Submissions are welcome from both academic institutions such as universities and laboratories and from commercial and other enterprises.
Details are given in the following PDF.
https://www.fujipress.jp/main/wp-content/uploads/JRM_3DPrinter_CFP_E.pdf

Before Submission, please refer to "Materials for Submission" and "Submit a Manuscript".

IJAT Vol.11 No.3, May 2017

Special Issue on Green & Lean Production

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2016
Editors: Prof. Dr. Masaru Nakano at Keio University, Japan,
and Dr. Sojiro Tsuchiya at DENSO CORPORATION, Japan
More details: IJATVol.11No.3CFP_green&lean_v1.pdf
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    Green Production is becoming an increasingly important concept as awareness has grown of global warming, energy security, pollution and the shortage of metals for enhancing a sustainable society. Lean Production is a concept considered in conducting successful businesses in manufacturing enterprises. Some researchers are focusing on the reducing waste and others are developing management measures and new tools. Lean and green are thus often used together even though some users and researchers consider them to be a trade-off. Lean production is also understood and taught in different ways in different parts of the world. This special issue covers both green and lean topics in the production field with the objective of opening scientific and practical discussions of these topics among researchers and practitioners by considering which challenges need to be addressed. Subjects include but are not limited to addressing:

    •Green Production: theories, cases, surveys
    •Lean Production: theories, cases, surveys
    •Comparison of Green Production among different regions
    •Comparison of Lean Production among different regions
    •Green and Lean Production
    •Trade-off between Green Production and Lean Production

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IJAT Vol.11 No.4, July 2017

Special Issue on Intelligent Measurement for Advanced Production Engineering

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2016
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Satoru Takahashi at the University of Tokyo, Japan
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yuki Shimizu at Tohoku University, Japan
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yasuhiro Mizutani at Osaka University, Japan
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Measurement technology in the field of production engineering has long played an essential role in improving the yield and reliability of manufactured products, and it will continue to increase in importance to the manufacture of advanced products. The development of intelligent and innovative measurement technologies will not only be essential but also indispensable to the creation of high value-added products as next-generation advanced products, manufactured based on leading–edge production technologies and science. This special issue addresses the latest research advances in measurement for production engineering. Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

-Dimensional measurement

-Surface metrology

-Machine tool metrology

-Micro and nano metrology

-In-process and on-line metrology

-Optical metrology

-Machine vision and image processing

-Applied sensor technology (including biotechnology)

-Metrology and characterization for materials science

-Signal processing and software for instruments

-Uncertainty, traceability, and calibration

The papers in this special issue present the latest advances in intelligent measurement for production engineering. Learning more about these advances will enable the readers to share in the authors’ experiences and knowledge of technologies and development.

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IJAT Vol.11 No.5, September 2017

Special Issue on Biomedical Applications

Submission Deadline: February 1, 2017
Guest Editors: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Masayoshi Mizutani at Tohoku University, Japan
Prof. Dr. Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa at Tohoku University, Japan
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Interdisciplinary research that integrates medical science, biotechnology, materials science, mechanical engineering and manufacturing has seen rapid progress in recent years. Not only the fundamental research of biological functions but also the development of clinical approaches to the treatment of patients are being actively carried out by experts in different fields.

For example, artificial materials, such as those used in orthopedic surgery and dental implants, are being used more widely in medical treatments. In the area of minimally invasive surgery using X-rays, CT. and MRI, medical devices possessing radiolucent and nonmagnetic properties are playing a major role. Medical auxiliary equipment, such as wheelchairs, prosthetic feet, and other objects used to supplement medical treatment, is also critical. To address the above-mentioned challenges, material development and manufacturing processes should eventually satisfy the requirements of medical and biological applications, which are being debated by experts from different fields.

The applicable materials should have excellent specific strength and rigidity, high biocompatibility, and good formability. The various needs for material characteristics and functions make interdisciplinary research essential. Mechanical engineering and manufacturing technologies should be further developed to solve problems involved in the establishment of basic principles by integrating the knowledge of materials science, medical science, biology, chemistry, and other fields.

The special issue will include papers that present the latest advances as well as current challenges in biomedical applications of different manufacturing technologies. Related topics of interest include but are not limited to the following.

*Fundamentals in biotechnologies: Bioengineering, Biomaterials, Bioelectronics, etc.
*Biomanufacturing: Biomaterials processing, Design and fabrication of devices, etc.
*Biodevices: Biosensors, Biomechanical devices, etc.
*Biomedical technologies: Biomedical engineering, Biomedical instrumentation, etc.

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IJAT Vol.11 No.6, November 2017

Special Issue on Machining of Deformable Parts

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2017
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Koji Teramoto at Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jun’ichi Kaneko at Saitama University, Japan
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Due to the increasing need for lightweight and compact products, thin-structural parts and soft materials are now widely utilized in functional products. For the effective and accurate production of deformable parts, die-less direct machining of deformable parts is a promising approach because of its applicability to various materials and shapes. This kind of machining application is especially desirable in small-lot production, such as in prototyping and make-to-order production. In order to machine deformable parts accurately and efficiently, various novel technologies that compensate for low rigidities are being developed, such as sacrificial structures, strategic rough machining, reference-free part encapsulation, cryogenic machining. The main objective of this special issue is to assemble the latest research advances and industrial case studies in order to define the state of art of the machining of deformable parts. The topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
•Process modeling for the machining of soft materials (elastomers, plastics, bio-materials, etc.),
•Vibration suppression for the machining of thin-structural parts
•Methods of holding and/or supporting workpieces for the machining of deformable parts
•Development of the fixturing systems and devices
•Strategic rough machining and rigidity-conscious tool path generation
The papers in this special issue present the latest advances in the machining of deformable parts. Learning more about these advances will enable readers to share their knowledge and experiments in technologies and development.

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IJAT Vol.12 No.1, January 2018

Special Issue on Nano-Micro Sensing

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2017 (May 18, 2017 in Japanese)
Guest Editors: Guest Editor: Prof. Emeritus, Dr. Sunao Ishihara, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Guest Co-Editor: Dr. Reo Kometani, The University of Tokyo, Japan
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Sensors, which are transducer-type devices, are indispensable to today’s information society. A huge number of sensors are used not only in everyday devices but also in advanced industrial systems, such as Internet services to gather external information, intelligent robots to recognize the world around them and control themselves, and all advanced vehicle technologies to operate safely and automatically. Sensors detect light, motion, force, fluid flow, electric/magnetic fields, and all other physical, chemical, and biological aspects of the external environment.
In order to improve the performances of these sensors, such as their sensitivity, sensing resolution, and power consumption, extensive R&D is conducted in industry and academia. In terms of technology, recent technological progress in MEMS technology has allowed sensors to be manufactured on scales that are increasingly microscopic. More recently, the extreme downsizing of structures to nanometer scale has led to innovative sensing devices called NEMSs.
This special issue aims to present a wide view of advanced research and applications that use MEMS/NEMS technology in nano- and micro-sensors. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following.
•Novel sensing devices and sensing technologies
•Small-structure fabrication technologies for sensors
•MEMS/NEMS sensing devices
•Physical, chemical, or optical sensing devices
•Nano-scale science and engineering for sensors
We cordially invite you to submit papers on the topic to share your achievements and experiences with our interested researchers and other readers.

 

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IJAT Vol.12 No.2, March 2018

Special Issue on Innovative SiC/GaN/Diamond Single-Crystal Substrates and Planarization Processing Technologies for the Next Generation ICT Society

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2017 (May 18, 2017 in Japanese)
Guest Editors: Guest Editor: Professor Dr., Toshiro Doi, Kyusyu University, Japan
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Wide-gap semiconductor materials, such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN), have been attracting a great deal of attention, as they can be used to produce ultimate semiconductor devices or light emitting devices, known collectively as “green devices.” These devices can far exceed the physical limits of those made with semiconductor silicon (Si) substrates. Recently, people have also been placing increasingly higher expectations on diamond crystals, which can be used to produce near-futuristic, ideal devices. Accordingly, research and development activities on such crystal devices have gained momentum. While these substrate materials for green devices have excellent physical properties, no technologies for growing high-quality crystals have yet been established. Moreover, such crystal substrates are mechanically and chemically so stable that they problematically take from several dozens to several hundreds of times longer time to machine than do Si substrates. For crystal substrates such as SiC, GaN, and diamond to become available for use in next-generation green devices, technologies for rapidly growing such high-quality crystals and machining such ultra-hard processing materials must first be established.
Therefore, with the aim of realizing green devices, such as next-generation light-emitting devices or high-frequency-power semiconductor devices, this special issue of IJAT focuses on new technologies for crystal growth and ultra-precision machining processes that can lead to lower costs and improved productivity. The focus of the issue is on all latest technologies related to the use of materials such as SiC, GaN, and diamond crystals. These include but are not limited to crystal growing technologies and machining process technologies, ranging from those used in the slicing of crystal rods (substrates) to those used in surface machining (prior machining, intermediate machining, finish machining) and cleaning.
Crystal growing technologies and machining process technologies, which are closely related and key to the successful realization of green devices, are the focus of this special issue. As it will provide a golden opportunity for specialists in their respective fields to exchange information and announce their unique technologies to the world, we cordially invite as many specialists as possible to submit articles for this special issue and to become the global vanguard by promoting further developments in crystal growing and machining.

 

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IJAT Vol.12 No.3, May 2018

Special Issue on Large-Scale Point Cloud Processing

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2017 (extended)
Guest Editors: Professor Dr., Hiroshi Masuda, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Associate Professor Dr., Hiroaki Date, Hokkaido University, Japan
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Significantly improved laser scanning and imaging technologies are enabling us to capture dense 3D point clouds of large-scale environments, such as assembly factories, engineering plants, buildings, roads, and railways. Large-scale point clouds are used in such applications as renovation, maintenance, simulation, asset management, and 3D mapping.

Researchers are devoting a lot of effort to point cloud processing and its applications. This special issue’s main objective is to provide the latest research results for and useful applications from large-scale point cloud processing.

Related topics include but are not limited to the following:
•Shape reconstruction from point-clouds
•Segmentation, registration, surface fitting, simplification, and compression for point-clouds
•Object recognition and classification using point-clouds
•Application systems of large-scale point clouds
•3D point acquisition using laser scanners or digital cameras

The papers in this special issue present the latest advances in point processing, and learning about these advances will help readers explore and share their knowledge and experience in technologies and development.

 

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IJAT Vol.12 No.4, July 2018

Special Issue on Service Engineering

Submission Deadline: October 1, 2017
Guest Editors: Prof. Emer. Dr. Tamio Arai, the University of Tokyo, Japan
Prof. Yasushi Umeda, the University of Tokyo, Japan
Dr. Fumio Kojima, Denso Co. Ltd.
Assoc. Prof. Sadayo Hirata, Shibaura Institute of Technology
Prof. Tomohiko Sakao, Linköping University
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We are no longer in an age when a product will sell just because it has advanced functions. To meet the diverse needs of users, production systems have responded by introducing mass-customization and mass-personalization schemes. The importance of interactive support as the user uses the product has become widely recognized today. Thus, the product and its associated services have become intertwined, and production systems are shifting from the production of artifacts as products to dealing with “servitized products”, for which systematic use is made of hardware, software, and human ware to carry out functional maintenance, usage process monitoring, and user assistance.

The goal of this special issue is to introduce good examples of design of product, production systems, and interaction of producers with customers with viewpoints of Service Engineering. We examine the relevant concepts and approaches of Service Engineering to improve competitiveness of goods and services. We invite our readers to submit papers on a wide range of topics, such as case studies of product service systems, studies on servitized products, survey of usage processes, or studies on the use of models generated from large data sets on customer behavior to construct systems to identify potential customer needs and seek methods to meet those needs, among others.

Global Manufacturing and Management for Services and Products
Lifecycle Product Service Management
Performance Indicators for Services and Products
Service Dominant Logic in Manufacturing
Intelligent System Service in Manufacturing
Manufacturing Systems for Services
Engineering Education for Services
Maintainability and Serviceability
Service Ecosystems
Service Innovation and Management
Service Automation Engineering
Design Tools for PSS systems
PSS Design and Planning Strategies
Industrial Marketing for PSS
Quality Management for PSS
Risk Management for PSS
Sustainability by PSS
Case Studies of PSS in B2B2C
Strategies in Servitization
Supply Chain Management
Value Co-creation: Logics and Case Studies
Manufacturing Systems for Servitized Products E-Business and E-Commerce for Servitized Products
Value Chain for Servitized Products

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