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Special Issue "Symmetry and Engineering Design"
A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018).
Department of Engineering, Universidad of Almería, Almería, Spain
Interests: geomatics; satellite remote sensing; RPAS; GEOBIA; digital terrain models; LULC mapping; data fusion; point Cloud analysis
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Over the past few decades, fast-growing technologies based on computer graphics and computational geometry have introduced a number of engineering opportunities and challenges through already-matured disciplines, such as computer-aided design/engineering, computer vision and geomatics engineering. All these approaches are based on well-established theory and methods related to computer science applied to engineering design. Since engineering design addresses issues of creating and delivering innovative, useful, reliable and economical technical solutions to meet human wants or needs, computer-based methods add tremendous value to data capture and engineering simulations by enabling the creation of high-fidelity digital models that yield detailed insight into the performance of a proposed design or 3D environment modeling.
Bearing in mind the major role of symmetry in the efficiency of the digital processing and modeling of engineering problems (e.g., by reducing engineering simulation computational burden, improving human visual perception and aesthetics or helping fulfill functional, geometrical and manufacturing needs), the purpose of this Special Issue is to increase interdisciplinary interaction and collaboration in Engineering Design among several key related topics such as: Product design and development, computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided engineering (CAE) and virtual simulation, computer-aided geometric design (CAGD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), geomatics engineering and computer graphics in bioengineering. Note that the list of suggested topics is not limited to the aforementioned ones, but it is open to related topics involving overview articles and progress reports on recent high-quality research and emerging applications concerning computational approaches focused on minimizing physical models and tests by using digital engineering simulation and 3D environment modeling in order to provide shorter product life cycles, reduced time to market, sharply targeted product performance and affordable costs in high quality engineering solutions.
Papers must be original contributions, not previously published or submitted to other journals. Submissions based on previous published or submitted conference papers may be considered provided they are considerably improved and extended.Prof. Fernando J. Aguilar
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. Symmetry is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1400 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.