18-10-2021

Dear Colleagues, In recent years, there has been a considerable development of sensors for three-dimensional acquisition in the biomedical field with the aim of both reducing the electromagnetic radiation to which the patient is subjected and improving their resolution and accuracy. This is opening up new scenarios for diagnostics, treatment planning, and follow-up procedures and studies....

11-09-2021

Dear Colleagues, In recent years, the manufacturing industry has experienced major changes as a result of growing trends towards automation, integration, and data exchange. The fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0 as it is called) refers to all those methods that enable improvements in product design and manufacturing with the main objective of capturing, optimising, and deploying...

02-07-2021

Dear Colleagues, Research on metallic foams, and more generally on cellular materials, is currently focused on different fields, such as numerical modeling, testing, material design, and manufacturing. Metallic foam applications concern lightweight and crashworthiness design. Cellular materials are also studied for multifunctional components, bioengineering, and biomimetic design. These research...

15-03-2021

Dear Colleagues, Industry 4.0 (I4.0) topics are directly related to the concept of "Smart Factory", outlining a new vision in which the traditional factory evolves into a fully automated, digitized, flexible and connected system capable of learning and adapting to new scenarios. The rapid developments of modern I4.0 technologies related both to information technology (IT) and operational...

25-02-2021

Dear Colleagues, Metal powder net-shape and near net-shape technologies are increasingly interesting, as they allow producing parts as close as possible to their final shape, eliminating or reducing secondary operations, and consequently reducing scrap, costs, time to market, and environmental impact. Among them, Press and Sinter, Metal Injection Moulding, and, recently, Metal Additive...

01-02-2021

Dear Colleagues, The Issue aims to disseminate challenging research dealing with design methods, technologies, and systems for a collaborative factory enhanced by Industry 4.0 and Industry 5.0 principles. Interconnected technologies aiming to improve factory efficiency and productivity—supported by Industry 4.0 pillars—have to be enriched by a deeper system humanization and a renewed...

27-01-2021

Dear Colleagues, in collaboration with the journal Frontiers in Robotics and AI we are organizing an article collection on “Augmented Reality for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence”. The goal of this research topic is to bring together state-of-the-art achievements in AR, Robotics and AI. We encourage authors to submit original research articles, case studies, reviews, theoretical...

26-01-2021

Design research should provide outcomes that contribute to the technological development, the product innovation and, generally, to improve industry and life. However, while it can be quite obvious for those branches that produce "tangible" research (e.g. about machinery, mechanics, information technology, materials), it is not trivial to evaluate the extent to which less practice-oriented...

23-01-2021

Dear Colleagues, The design and development of products for daily use is changing due to the new drivers derived by the paradigm of sustainability with its three pillars: economic, environmental, social. Product manufacturing plays a critical role in the product’s life cycle, thus designers and engineers are encouraged to rethink the way products are conceived, integrating sustainable...

01-02-2021

IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality Bari, ItalyOctober 4 to 8, 2021 https://ismar21.org/   This year IEEE ISMAR, similar to IEEE VR, will have two separate Calls for Papers: 1. This first call is for submission to the TVCG journal paper track.   The accepted papers will be published in a special issue of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and...