Special Issue "Design and Management of Sustainable Products, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: service enginineering; product–service systems
Interests: service design; development and management
While the pursuit of productivity and efficiency in industry has resulted in the development of infrastructures, our social interests have shifted to sustainability, which respects environmental issues, people’s fundamental rights, cultural diversity, human well-being, and equality of human life. Manufacturers need to expand their views from competitive product development to their systemic transformation in a way that can satisfy these new interests and demands. To achieve this, manufacturers should contribute to realizing sustainable socio-technical systems, which are dynamic and self-organizing relationships on personal, organizational, and social levels.
For this Special Issue titled “Design and Management of Sustainable Products and Industrial and Manufacturing Systems”, we invite the submission of articles that foster discussion on the design and development of products, product–service systems, and manufacturing systems that will contribute to a sustainable society, management strategies for sustainable development, and the design and innovation of resilient socio-technical systems. This topic also includes servitization using smart technologies, such as cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and cyber physical systems (CPS).
Articles selected for this Special Issue will be subject to a rigorous peer-review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications.
Prof. Dr. Yoshiki Shimomura
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Shigeru Hosono
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Sustainable development
- Sustainable product design
- Design for sustainability
- Product–service systems
- Manufacturing system
- Smart technology and cyber physical systems
- Socio-technical system design
- Sustainable system innovation