Friday, October 7, 2016

[DMANET] Special Issue on “Customized Assembly Lines” in OMEGA

Dear colleagues,

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).

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

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

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

Dr. Alena Otto
Department of Management Information Science
Faculty III
University of Siegen
Kohlbettstraße 15
57068 Siegen, Germany

Tel.: +49 (0) 271-740-2986
Mobil: +49 (0) 17759 77144

Guest editor of the OMEGA - Special issue: Customized Assembly Systems<>

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