Special Issue "Sustainable Manufacturing"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2011)
Prof. Dr. Dan Zhang
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario, Institute of Technology, 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 7K4, Canada
Fax: +1 905 721 3370
Interests: sustainable/cleaner manufacturing; reconfigurable robotic systems; design for sustainability; reconfigurable manufacturing systems; modular robots; high efficiency machining; high performance robotic machine tools; decentralized robot control system
This special issue of Sustainable Manufacturing aims to present current research activities employing the concepts and technologies of sustainable manufacturing to advance and promote the development of modern manufacturing. In recent years, the need for system sustainability and a globally increasing manufacturing, drive a gigantic demand for technology and strategies which will reduce production costs. Sustainable manufacturing, as an important concept of modern manufacturing, represents the future trends for production method and process is sustainability, green, lean, higher efficiency and less consumption and contamination.
We welcome submissions of state-of-the-art research of theoretical or practical significance that will support and foster technology improvements related to sustainable manufacturing. Papers on theory, method, and modeling as well as on application topics are all invited. Topical areas for consideration include, but are not limited to, green manufacturing, sustainable/cleaner manufacturing, reconfigurable robotic systems, eco‑innovation, design for sustainability, reconfigurable manufacturing systems, modular robots, high efficiency machining, high performance robotic machine tools, decentralized robot control system, advanced energy technology, renewable and nonrenewable energy.
Prof. Dr. Dan Zhang
- green manufacturing
- sustainable/cleaner manufacturing
- reconfigurable robotic systems
- design for sustainability
- reconfigurable manufacturing systems
- modular robots
- high efficiency machining
- high performance robotic machine tools
- decentralized robot control system