Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing Systems

Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing Systems

About this journal

This journal fosters transdisciplinary research that crosses the boundaries of information science, systems engineering and engineering design, manufacturing, data science, and product life cycle with a focus on how to make manufacturing systems smarter and sustainable.

The journal specifically invites papers that will address advanced manufacturing; energy and materials for manufacturing; product, process, and asset (machine tools, machinery) digitization for integrated production optimization; measurement science; and standards, protocols, and tools needed to design, analyze, and control smart manufacturing systems based on a cyber-physical infrastructure for manufacturing.

If you would like to propose a special issue for SSMS, please follow the instructions in the special issue guidelines that can be found online here.

Relevant Topics Include:
  • Information Modeling
    • Information and domain specific modeling, semantics, and architecture for manufacturing systems
    • Material information modeling across the product life cycle
    • Cyber-Physical System (CPS) modeling and architecture,
    • Digital manufacturing and model-based systems engineering
    • Digital thread for additive manufacturing
  • Advanced Manufacturing and Infrastructure
    • CPS infrastructure for design, analysis, and control of manufacturing systems
    • Machine-to-machine communications and multi-layer networks and control
    • Life cycle engineering, resource optimization, and sustainability
    • Supply chain modeling
    • Sustainable manufacturing process (continuous and discrete) characterization
    • Energy and materials for manufacturing
    • Advanced sensors for machine tools for monitoring, control, and optimization
  • Computing and Analytics
    • Real-time data analytics for predictive modeling for manufacturing system performance
    • Uncertainty quantification and propagation, including verification and validation
    • Resiliency and recovery of smart manufacturing systems and supply chains
    • Advanced (cloud, edge) and high-performance computing
    • AI for machine tools for prediction and control—from automation to autonomy
    • Cyber security framework and industrial control systems for manufacturing and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

We welcome research papers, industry case studies and application papers, survey papers, and technical notes. We strongly advocate that papers have strong theoretical content and demonstrate manufacturing industry applications.

First Look Papers

Note to users: The section First Look Papers contains peer reviewed and accepted articles to be published in this journal. When the final article is assigned to an issue of the journal, the First Look Papers version will be removed from this section and will appear in the associated journal issue.

Editorial Board


Dr. Sudarsan Rachuri, Advanced Manufacturing Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy, Washington, DC, USA

Dr. Yinlun Huang, Ph.D., Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and Director, Laboratory for Multiscale Complex Systems Science and Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA

Associate Editors

  • Prof. Darek Ceglarek, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
  • Prof. Matthew Doolan, University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia
  • Prof. Karl R. Haapala, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA
  • Prof. Sagar V. Kamarthi, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA
  • Prof. Soundar Kumara, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
  • Prof. Minna Lanz, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland
  • Prof. Sankaran Mahadevan, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
  • Dr. Ion Matei, Palo Alto Research Center, Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • Dr. Raju Mattikalli, The Boeing Company, Seattle, WA, USA
  • Dr. Rahul Rai, Clemson University, Greenville, SC, USA
  • Dr. Prabir Sarkar, Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar, Rupnagar, Punjab, India
  • Prof. K. Senthilkumaran, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Chennai, India
  • Prof. Roberto Teti, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy
  • Prof. Manoj Kumar Tiwari, National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai, India
  • Prof. Li Zheng, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Prof. Thorsten Wuest, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA

Editorial Board Members

  • Dr. Walid Ali, Microsoft, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Prof. Fazleena Badurdeen, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
  • Dr. Yashwanth Kumar Bandari, Meltio Inc., Delmar, NY, USA
  • Prof. Abdelaziz Bouras, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
  • Prof. Bryony DuPont, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA
  • Prof. Sebti Foufou, University of Burgundy Franche-Comté, Dijon, France
  • Prof. Pasquale Franciosa, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
  • Prof. Robert Gao, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
  • Dr. Oleg Gusikhin, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI, USA
  • Prof. Sanjay Jain, George Washington University Washington, DC, USA
  • Prof. I. S. Jawahir, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
  • Prof. Kincho H. Law, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
  • Dr. Mahesh Mani, Allegheny Science and Technology, Washington, DC, USA
  • Prof. Shreyes N. Melkote, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Dr. Sachin U. Nimbalkar, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA
  • Dr. Rahul Patil, BASF/WorleyParsons, Houston, TX, USA
  • Dr. Ali Ramazani, U.S. Department of Energy, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Office, Washington, DC, USA 
  • Prof. P. V. M. Rao, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India
  • Prof. Utpal Roy, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA
  • Prof. Christopher J. Saldana, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Prof. Eswaran Subrahmanian, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Prof. Dawn Tilbury, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • Dr. Anahita Williamson, NJ, USA
  • Dr. Paul William Witherell, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
  • Dr. Lang Yuan, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
  • Dr. Bicheng Zhu, H.A. Automotive Systems Inc., Troy, MI, USA

Advisory Board Members

  • Prof. Rakesh Agrawal, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
  • Dr. Dean Bartles, Manufacturing Technology Deployment Group Inc., Clearwater, FL, USA
  • Dr. Gahl Berkooz, Cognata, USA
  • Prof. Jian Cao, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
  • Prof. S. K. Gupta, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Prof. Rob Ivester, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC, USA
  • Prof. Mark Johnson, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
  • Dr. Pramod Khargonekar, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, USA
  • Prof. Thomas Kurfess, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA
  • Dr. Peter B. Luh, University of Connecticut, Mansfield, CT, USA
  • Dr. Efstratios Pistikopoulos, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
  • Prof. Bahram Ravani, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
  • Dr. William C. Regli, The University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, MD, USA
  • Prof. S. Sadagopan, International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore, India
  • Dr. Ram D. Sriram, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
  • Albert J. Wavering, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA

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ISSN: 2520-6478
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