AIEDAM Special Issue: Design of Complex Engineered Systems (Sep 2013)

Deadline for full papers: 16 September 2013
Guest Editors: Irem Y. Tumer & Kemper E. Lewis

Design of Complex Engineered Systems is a research area that focuses on systematic and rigorous approaches to designing and analyzing large-scale engineering systems. Complexity comes from the fact that these systems are not only large-scale, but also include multiple disciplines, and are composed of hardware, software, and at times humans, which typically results in unmodelled and poorly understood interactions and behavior at multiple scales. Such behavior often leads to unintended consequences that plague engineering organizations developing such systems, including cost overruns, schedule delays, unplanned maintenance, and ultimately, catastrophic failures during operation.  Current systems engineering processes do not guarantee safe, effective, and robust systems that are delivered on-time and within budget. Over the last 5 years, the engineering design research community has recognized this problem and advances have been made in many research groups with real large-scale applications.  Furthermore, government organizations including NSF, NASA, and DARPA have created new programs that specifically fund the scientific approaches needed to make a significant impact in the state-of-the-art.  As a result, this special issue is very timely in that many of the approaches are ready to be disseminated and shared with our peers.  The guest editors intend to showcase the variety of the research in this field.

Length: Contributions will be not more than 8 pages long in the AI EDAM format. A paper with only text and a length of 6500 words may fit that maximum; to include elements like tables and figures, the word count should be adjusted accordingly.

Authors are invited to submit names of suitable reviewers, such that discussions aimed at developing the paper may be integrated in the review phase.

All submissions will be anonymously reviewed by at least three reviewers. The selection for publication will be made on the basis of these reviews. Information about the format and style required for AIEDAM papers can be found at

Inquiries about this special issue should be sent to the Guest Editors.

Important Dates:
As soon as:       Deadline for authors to express interest in contributing
Sept 16, 2013:    Deadline for authors to submit first full drafts of papers
Nov 15, 2013:    Reviews due
Dec 15, 2013:    Notification and reviews due to authors
Mar 16, 2014:    Deadline for authors to submit revised drafts of papers
Jun  1, 2014:    Deadline for authors to submit final drafts of papers
Fall 2014:          Publication as AI EDAM Vol.28, No.4

Guest Editors:
Dr. Irem Y. Tumer
Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering
Oregon State University, U.S.A.

Dr. Kemper E. Lewis
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University at Buffalo–SUNY, U.S.A.

About Fil Salustri
I'm a design methodologist and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Adjectives that describe me include: secular humanist, meritocrat, and long-winded. Some people call me a positivist too, as if that were a bad thing. Go figure. My real home page is

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