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SDM 2014 : International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing


When Apr 28, 2014 - Apr 30, 2014
Where Wales
Submission Deadline TBD
Notification Due Feb 1, 2014
Final Version Due Mar 1, 2014
Categories    sustainability   design   manufacture

Call For Papers

Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2014
28-30 April 2014 Cardiff, Wales, UK

The Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2014 conference program is coming together!
We are delighted to announce that the conference will also feature:

Industrial visits to Renishaw and Tata Steel on 28 April 2014

Horizon 2020 Workshop on Smart Specialisation on 28 April 2014
To be opened by Kay Swinburne MEP
Talk by Nicholas Deliyanakis, Deputy Head of Unit Industrial Technologies
Short presentations of four FP7 EU projects,
Q&A session

Welcome drinks reception on 28 April 2014
To be hosted by Edwina Hart MBE CStJ AM / Minister for Economy, Science and Transport

Four keynote speakers 29 and 30 April 2014
Dick Elsy, CEO of the HVM Catapult,
Geoff McFarland, Group Engineering Director of Renishaw,
Brian Holliday, Director Industrial Automation, Siemens, and
Rob Rolley, Director of Research and Development at General Dynamics UK

Conference Dinner at Customs House Penarth 29 April 2014

Call For Papers

The Conference will encompass both theoretical and applied research in a series of topic areas
applicable to sustainable design and manufacturing and will consist of keynote talks, oral and
poster presentations, invited sessions and workshops. It will also provide excellent opportunities
for networking, a programme of industrial visits to local exemplars of sustainable manufacturing
and a dedicated student seminar. A full peer reviewed set of conference proceedings will be
produced while selected publications may be identified for inclusion in appropriate special issues
of international journals including:

Journal of Cleaner Production
Engineering Applications of AI
International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Science
International Journal of Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Engineering Systems
International Journal of Architectural Computing
International Journal of Service and Computing Oriented Manufacturing
Journal of Simulation
International Journal for Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Submissions for short and full papers* are invited in the following areas:

TRACK 1: Sustainable Products & Processes
Eco-design & eco-innovation, closed-loop design, design for environment/sustainability,
environmentally conscious manufacturing processes & products, energy, resource management
& efficiency, sustainable manufacturing processes, re-manufacturing, recycling & design for

TRACK 2: Sustainable Manufacturing Systems and Enterprises
Product life cycle management, end-of-life strategies, energy management & efficiency
improvement of manufacturing systems, predictive maintenance & service for sustainable
manufacturing, green supply chains, green logistics, sustainable business models, sustainable
factory, societal impact of manufacturing systems, policy aspects of sustainable manufacturing.

TRACK 3: Decision Support Tools for Sustainability
Life cycle assessment of manufacturing processes & products, intelligent decision support for
sustainable manufacturing, virtual & collaborative environments for sustainability, user/consumer
behavioural models, information management/product life cycle management, prognostics,
intelligent decision support for sustainable manufacturing including expert systems,
knowledge-based systems, knowledge discovery & data mining, knowledge representation &
management, pervasive sensing, context-aware systems, mobile computing & systems,
machine learning, virtual reality, intelligent information management.

Application areas may include; design, manufacturing, assembly, industrial control, inspection,
monitoring & planning, modelling and simulation, fault diagnosis, environmental monitoring,
production planning & control, logistics & supply chain management, factory automation, robotics,
automotive, aerospace & medical manufacturing, human factors, economics, etc.

* Only full papers will be considered for inclusion in the conference proceedings.


We invite senior scientists and researchers to to submit proposals for organise invited sessions
or parallel workshops on specific topics within the field. An invited session consists of a
presentation session of six to twelve or more papers on a specific conference topic, organised as
half or full day mini-conference. Chairs/organisers of invited sessions would be expected to be
established and senior researchers having a PhD or equivalent experience. Please contact:

IS01: Advanced Fabrication Processes - Towards a more sustainable future
Chair: Wassim Jabi
Cardiff University, UK

IS02: Sustainability and Intelligence in Engineering Ecosystems
Chair: Prof. Kari T. Koskinen
Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Co-chaired by
Prof. Ossi Nykänen
Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Co-chaired by
Dr. Minna Lanz
Tampere University of Technology, Finland

IS03: Sustainability metrics for complex industrial problems
Chair: Dr Luisa Huaccho Huatuco
University of Leeds, UK
Co-chaired by
Prof. Jairo Montoya Torres
Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia / University of Leeds, UK
Co-chaired by
Dr Angel Juan
Open University of Catalonia, Spain

IS04: Towards Zero-Defect Manufacturing
Chair: Dr. Atanas Ivanov
School of Engineering and Design, Brunel University, UK

IS05: Entrepreneurial Marketing: exploring sustainable value creating business models in the
SME manufacturing/engineering context.
Chair: Dr. Jonathan Deacon
University of South Wales

IS06: Computational Modelling for Sustainable Manufacturing Processes
Chair: Dr. Nicholas Lavery
Materials Research Centre, Swansea University

IS07: Sustainable Supply Chains
Chair: Dr. Anthony Soroka
Cardiff University, Wales, UK

IS08: Sustainable and Efficient Products and Processes
Chair: Ana Rita Campos
UNINOVA, Portugal
Co-chaired by
Sebastian Scholze
ATB-Bremen, Germany

IS09: Sustainable Machining Technologies and Applications
Chair: Dr. Weidong Li
Coventry University, UK
Co-chaired by
Dr. Guoqing Jin
Coventry University, UK

IS10: Eco- friendly and efficient laser technologies for factories of the future
Chair: Dr. Samuel Bigot
Cardiff University, UK

IS11: Sustainable Innovation in Miniature Manufacturing Environments
Chair: Dr. Peter Dorrington
Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK

IS12: Innovative Production Design
Chair: Dr. Venus Lun
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Co-chaired by
Prof. Mohamed Naim
Cardiff University, UK
Co-chaired by
Prof. Mohammed Quaddus
Curtin University, Australia

IS13: Knowledge Management & the Learning Organisation
Chair: Dr. Susan Grant
School of Engineering and Design, Brunel University, UK

Dates and Deadlines

Submission of papers: Continue to submit
Notification of acceptance: 1 February 2014
Final paper required by: 1 March 2014

Offers from experienced researchers to prepare special journal issues are welcomed.

All presenting authors must register and pay the conference fee by 1 March 2014 for their papers to
appear in the proceedings and conference programme

Detailed submission criteria for contributions can be found on the conference website at:

Conference Sessions 28-30 April 2014


The conference will take place in Cardiff, the vibrant and exciting capital city of Wales with
a history that dates back more than 2000 years to the Romans. Lively, elegant, confident,
cosmopolitan, Cardiff caters for all tastes, offering everything from the excitement of a vibrant city
life to the peace and tranquility of the nearby heritage coast and beautiful countryside.


General Chair:
Rossi Setchi, Cardiff University

Executive Chair:
Robert Howlett, Bournemouth University

Programme Co-Chairs:
Mo Naim, Cardiff University
Hans Sienz, Swansea University

Track Chairs:
David Bould, Swansea University (Track 1)
Daniel Eyers, Cardiff University (Track 2)
Ying Liu, Cardiff University (Track 3)

Co-Chairs of the Organising Committee:
Andrew Davies, Cardiff University
Andrew Hopkins, Cardiff University

Local Venue and Logistics Management:
Rebecca Nelson, Cardiff University

Further Information

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