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Forthcoming: Special Issue (Vol. XV, No. 3 / 2023)

New Frontiers in Industrial Engineering

Industrial engineering is the branch of engineering that focuses on the planning, investigation, and management of production and service operations and systems. In the past, an industrial engineer was someone who worked in a factory and was responsible for ensuring that both the workers and the machines were operating as efficiently as possible. In today's world, industrial engineers are concerned not only with productivity but also with all of the technical issues that arise during production management and control. They are employed in a variety of departments within businesses, including production, distribution, transportation, trading, and customer service. Their duties range from the conception of individual operations to the management of entire production and service networks. They achieve the desired results by integrating the various aspects of the system, including the physical, financial, economic, and human components. Tasks such as production planning and control, quality control, inventory, equipment, warehouse, and material management, plant layout, and job and work station design are included in industrial engineering's scope of responsibilities.

Among the strengths of industrial engineering the following aspects can be highlighted: improved quality of both the product and the service provided to customers; increased productiveness; enhanced capacity to accomplish more with fewer resources; making job more secure, quicker, simpler, and more rewarding; assisting organizations produce more goods promptly; realising the world a safer place through the use of products with improved designs; lowering the costs that are associated with developing new technologies.

This Special Issue entitled New Frontiers in Industrial Engineering focuses on how applied research in Industrial Engineering can help businesses meet the challenges they face. Researchers are strongly encouraged to submit manuscripts that pertain to a broad topic spanning multiple disciplines: engineering of manufacturing processes; advances in composite materials and technologies; characterization, modelling and simulation of mechanical processes; robotics and computer integrated manufacturing; technology transfer; micro- and nano- technologies; maritime engineering and navigation.


  • Micro and Nanotechnologies;
  • Rapid Prototyping Technologies;
  • High Speed Manufacturing Processes;
  • Manufacturing and Automation;
  • Flexible Manufacturing;
  • Cold Forming Technologies;
  • CAD/CAM/CAE/CAX Integrated Systems;
  • Concurrent Engineering;
  • Non-conventional Technologies;
  • Virtual Manufacturing;
  • Welding Technologies;

Guest Editors

Fabrizio Quadrini Professor Fabrizio Quadrini
Affiliation: Department of Industrial Engineering, Tor Vergata University of Rome
Via del Politecnico, 1 00133, Rome, Italy
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Panagiotis Kyratsis Professor Panagiotis Kyratsis
Affiliation: Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering, University of Western Macedonia
Kila Kozanis 501 00, Kila, Greece
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Zheng Yi Jiang Professor Zheng Yi Jiang
Affiliation: University of Wollongong
Northfields Ave, Wollongong NSW 2522, Australia
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Rainer Gadow Professor Rainer Gadow
Affiliation: University of Stuttgart
Allmandring 7b D-70569 Stuttgart, Germany
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Submission of the full papers August 20th, 2023
Notification of full papers acceptance November 15th, 2023
Submission of the final paper December 5th, 2023
Papers available online December 20th, 2023