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Special Issue "Product Development and Life-Cycle Management"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 March 2020.
Interests: manufacturing and operations management; lean and agile manufacturing; sustainable production, product development and life-cycle management
Interests: cost accounting and management; product costing; investment appraisal; life-cycle- and sustainability-related evaluation and design
Interests: additive manufacturing; agile and lean product design and development; technology evaluation and assessment; rapid prototyping; new services development
Interests: complex product and systems development; lean product design assessment (design for X); product life-cycle management; sustainability and performance assessment
Nowadays, the design for sustainable products implies holistic approaches and methodologies. The evaluation and management of the products’ life cycle is a complementary discipline contributing to the achievement of sustainability with regard to products’ and systems’ life spans.
This Special Issue will comprise a selection of papers developing and deploying approaches, methods, and tools for assessing, designing, and managing sustainable products and systems from a life cycle perspective. Research papers should present and discuss, among others,
- methods and tools to evaluate and select design alternatives based on sustainability criteria assessment;
- strategies and guidelines to incorporate sustainability assessment, in particular in the early design phase activities;
- design frameworks and approaches to ensure the life-cycle management of new products;
- models and tools to support informed and sustainability-based decisions during products’ or systems’ life cycle;
- Strategies and tools for incorporating social aspects in product development.
- Implementation frameworks towards sustainable products.
These topics can be addressed by revision-based papers proposing guidelines for design and/or management frameworks or approaches, by research-based papers demonstrating the benefits and limitations of the proposed strategies or methods, or by case study papers exploring and validating tools and models´ applications.
Papers 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. Paulo Peças
Prof. Dr. Uwe Götze
Prof. Dr. Marco Leite
Dr. António J. Baptista
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.
- new product development
- design for sustainability
- design for life cycle
- life-cycle engineering
- life-cycle management
- sustainable production
- sustainable products