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Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
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Call For Papers
Computer-Aided Design is a leading international journal that provides academia and industry with key papers on research and developments in the application of computers to design.

Computer-Aided Design invites papers reporting new research, as well as novel or particularly significant applications, within a wide range of topics, spanning all stages of design process from concept creation to manufacture and beyond. Examples of relevant topics include but are not limited to:

• Foundational theories, frameworks, methodologies, and standards
• Geometric and topological methods for shape and solid modeling
• Structural, material and physical modeling
• Virtual reality and prototyping methods
• Advanced support of manufacturing and downstream activities of product realization
• User interfaces, system interfaces and system interoperability
• Knowledge-intensive technologies for design
• Design databases, knowledge repositories, object libraries and retrieval
• Modeling and design of multi-scale objects and systems
• Specific applications and significant benchmarks of computer-aided design
• Emergent issues of advanced design support
• Uncertainty and imprecision in computer-aided design

Contributions are welcome from all disciplines, provided that they have a significant geometric, topological, spatial, or configuration design content, and present developments likely to be of interest to a broad spectrum of researchers, educators, and practitioners of computer-aided design.

Types of Papers:

Research papers: will report significant research and development results, describe the relevant theoretical foundations and the methodology, and present workable algorithms and give examples taken from real world applications, stressing the significance of the approach being presented.

Application papers: will describe complex and pioneering applications of CAD concepts, methods and tools in practice, present significant results that extend the disciplinary knowledge and/or analyze the application in a way that is likely to stimulate and influence further research.

Survey papers: will critically analyze the current state of knowledge in a given field of CAD, summarize and organize recent research results in a novel way, derive new insights and add understanding to working in the field, and propose possible topics, orientations and approaches for future research and development.

Technical notes: will respond to material published in the journal or closely related topics, repair a flaw in the definition and approach or stimulate further thinking, or provide additional technical details on a CAD theory, technology, methodology, product or application.
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2021-03-16
Special Issues
Special Issue on the memory of Herb Voelcker
Submission Date: 2022-01-31

Guest Editors: Jarek Rossignac,, Georgia Institute of Technology Nickolas Sapidis,, University of Western Macedonia Vadim Shapiro,, University of Wisconsin - Madison Professor Herbert Bernhardt Voelcker, Jr., died on January 23, 2020. Throughout 2021, the Computer Aided Design journal will consider manuscripts to help celebrate his legacy in the broad area of Solid Modeling, and more broadly Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing. All types of relevant contributions will be considered, including but not limited to historical surveys, technical insights, visionary descriptions of current challenges, and research articles describing results and directions that can be traced to or influenced by Herb Volcker’s work. The submissions will be considered on a rolling basis and reviewed following the usual rigorous standards of the journal. Professional Biography Herb was born on Jan 7, 1930 in, NY. He graduated from MIT in 1951 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Upon graduation, he served as a signal officer in the 82nd Airborne Division for two years before returning to MIT, where he earned an MS in Electrical Engineering in 1954. Starting in 1955, Herb discovered the joys of research after being posted to the U.S. Army's Signal Labs at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. During that time, he was also a member of the U.S. Army Rifle team, traveling to Melbourne, Australia, to compete in the 1956 Olympic Games. Herb resigned his commission at the rank of Captain when he received a two-year Fulbright Fellowship in 1958, enabling him to study at the Imperial College of Science in London. The college granted him a Doctorate of Electrical Engineering in 1961, after which Herb returned to New York as Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering at the University of Rochester. He is well known for founding the Production Automation Project in 1972, leading the research team that developed mathematical foundations and core algorithms for Solid Modeling—the enabling technology for modern mechanical Computer-Aided Design. In 1985, Herb became the head of a new directorate for advanced manufacturing technologies at the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C. Returning once more to upstate New York, Herb was the first recipient of the Charles W. Lake, Jr. Professorship in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University where he established Cornell Programmable Automation laboratory. While he retired from full-time teaching in 2000, Herb became Professor Emeritus and continued to teach a course on “Dimensional Tolerancing in Mechanical Design” till 2019. His research during a 60-year career ranged over radio propagation, aural perception, and bandwidth compression in the 1950s; modulation theory and digital signal processing in the 1960s; computer science and solid modeling in the 1970s; machine tools and numerically-controlled programming systems in the 1980s; and parallel computation, dimensional tolerancing, and mechanical design during the 1990s. Following his 2000 retirement, his part-time technical work focused largely on assembly modeling and variation control in mechanical design and manufacturing. Among his professional honors, Herb was a Life Fellow of both the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). In 2007, along with engineering professor Aristide Requicha of the University of Southern California, one of his early PhD students, he received the inaugural Pierre Bézier award (highest honor) from the Solid Modeling Association (SMA) for fundamental contributions to solid modeling. Two years later, he was named a '2009 Master of Manufacturing' by Manufacturing Engineering, the magazine of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). And in 2014, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in industrial automation from ASME's Computers in Information in Engineering (C.I.E.) Division. Herb Voelcker’s legacy also includes a cadre of undergraduate and graduate students, many of whom have become world leaders not only in Solid Modeling research, but also in industry, government, and other academic fields. Their contributions span numerous research areas, as well as technological and business achievements that have had a profound effect on society at large. Important dates: Manuscript submission deadline: rolling basis until January 31, 2022 Online publication date: immediate upon acceptance Submission Instructions: All prospective authors are encouraged to obtain early feedback on suitability of submission topics by emailing an abstract to the Guest Editors. All submissions to this special issue should include a brief explanation of how the subject of the paper is related to the legacy of Herb Voecker. All papers will be refereed by peer reviewers of the journal. Submission of a manuscript to this issue of CAD implies that no similar paper is already accepted, or will be submitted to any other conference or journal. Please prepare your paper following the Instruction for Authors available at Manuscripts should be submitted through the Elsevier publication management system for the CAD Journal at choosing VSI:Voelcker as the Article Type.
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2021-03-16
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