Thursday, May 19, 2016

[DMANET] Call for Papers for the Special Issue on “Customized Assembly Systems” in OMEGA

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Special Issue on
*"Customized Assembly Systems"* in */OMEGA - The International Journal
of Management Science/* (SNIP: 3.198; SJR: 4.533; IF: 4.376).

Given your expertise in this area, you are cordially invited to submit a
paper to this special issue.

This special issue aims to provide a forum for the latest developments
in */Management Science on the design, optimization, and management of
highly customized assembly systems/*, taking into account the
accelerating evolution of technology, management practices, and
production strategies. The objective of the special issue is to
disseminate the fundamental theoretical knowledge necessary to support
comprehensive decision making in the industry. Topics should focus on
mass customization, discuss possible applications, and include, but not
be limited to, the use of analytical and optimization approaches as well
as of empirical research to address significant theoretical and
practical issues in the following areas:

* Assembly systems as a part of integrated decision making
* Performance analysis for assembly systems
* Forecasting methods for mass customization in assembly systems
* Value-driven, uncertainty-aware data processing in assembly lines
* Robust assembly systems
* Sustainability issues in assembly systems, including environmental
impact assessment and reduction as well as ergonomics issues and
human factors
* Multiple-criteria decision making and multi-objective optimization
in assembly systems
* Design of assembly systems and equipment selection
* Logistics and part feeding in assembly systems
* Inventory management and production planning in assembly systems
* Assembly line balancing
* Lot sizing and sequencing of workpieces in assembly systems
* Job scheduling and job rotation in assembly systems

All manuscripts should be submitted via the online editorial system of
OMEGA, at Please submit only
papers that have not been previously published and are not currently
under consideration for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts will be
refereed according to OMEGA's normal standards and procedures.

The /*submission deadline*/ is */December 31, 2016/* and the special
issue is scheduled to /*publication in 2017*/.

The full version of the call for papers can be downloaded on the
publisher's website:

Special Issue Guest Editors:
Olga Battaïa (ISAE-SUPAERO,France):
Alena Otto (University of Siegen, Germany):
Erwin Pesch (University of Siegen, Germany):
Fabio Sgarbossa (University of Padua, Italy):

If you have any question on the special issue, feel free to contact the
guest editors.
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