Aims and scope
AIEDAM: Artificial Intelligence for Engineering
Design, Analysis and Manufacturing is a journal intended to reach
two audiences: engineers and designers who see AI technologies as
powerful means for solving difficult engineering problems; and
researchers in AI and computer science who are interested in
applications of AI and in the theoretical issues that arise from such
The journal publishes significant, original articles about AI theory
and applications based on the most up to date research in all branches
and phases of engineering. Suitable topics include analysis and
evaluation, selection, configuration and design, manufacturing and
assembly, and concurrent engineering. Specific subareas include
cognitive modeling; creativity; learning; qualitative reasoning;
spatial reasoning; graphics and modeling; constraints and preferences;
style and brands; human-computer interaction; multimodal interaction;
computational linguistics; design and process planning; scheduling;
simulation; optimization; distributed teams and systems; multiagent
applications; design rationale and histories; functional, behavioral,
and structural reasoning; knowledge management; and ontologies.
In addition to the rapid publication and dissemination of unsolicited
research papers, AIEDAM is committed to
producing special issues on important, timely topics.
In addition to research papers, AIEDAM is also
interested in comprehensive Review papers, as well as in Practicum
papers that describe original, major applications of state-of-the-art
AI techniques to important engineering problems, with enough details
and explanation to help others build similar systems.
The journal is indexed in Compendex Plus, SciSearch, Research Alert,
and CompuMath Citation Index.
Note that for papers concerning powerful, general-purpose techniques
such as Neural Nets or Evolutionary computing, we specifically ask
our reviewers to explain whether:
In all cases a detailed evaluation is required, comparing the work to
existing methods and research. We will not publish papers that
describe "just another application" that have no generality.
- this is a new version of that technique;
- this is a significant new result obtained using that technique; or
- a new approach to using that technique for Engineering.
A key purpose of AIEDAM is to provide the
community with a forum for publishing high quality papers that can be
cited as the basis for future work. Authors should connect their
paper to the research in this community by referencing relevant work,
such as papers published in AIEDAM.
Originality and copyright
To be considered for publication in AIEDAM a
manuscript cannot have been published previously or be under review
for publication elsewhere. Papers with multiple authors are reviewed
with the assumption that all authors have approved the submitted
manuscript and concur about its submission to
AIEDAM. A Transfer of Copyright Agreement must
be executed before an article can be published. Government authors
whose articles were created in the course of their employment must so
certify in lieu of copyright transfer. Authors are responsible for
obtaining written permission from the copyright owners (authors,
editors, and publisher) to reprint or adapt any previously published
material included in their article. These permissions must be provided
before an article can be published.
Manuscript submission and review
You are strongly encouraged to submit your manuscript electronically
in MS Word or PDF format. Please send it as an e-mail attachment to
the Editor (email@example.com), with "AI EDAM Submission" as the
Subject heading. Include a description of what was sent and its
format to guide the extraction of the manuscript from the e-mail. For
the initial submission for review please include the figures and
tables in their correct positions in the paper, even though this is
not appropriate for the final submission if the paper is accepted.
Upon acceptance of the manuscript, submit files on disk as well as
three high-quality hard copies of the final version for publication,
according to the instructions provided. Send all materials to the
Prof. David C. Brown
Editor in Chief, AIEDAM
Computer Science Department
100 Institute Rd.
Phone: +1 (508) 831-5618
Fax: +1 (508) 831-5776
E-mail: aiedam @ cs.wpi.edu
For Special Issues all queries and submissions
should go to the Guest Editors and not to the Editor.
Manuscript preparation and style
Both the initial submission and final article should be doublespaced
and have 1 in. (2.5 cm) margins throughout, including footnotes,
references, tables, and figure captions. The position of tables and
figures should be clearly indicated and in sequence in the
text. Footnotes, tables, and figure captions, as well as figures,
should be provided separately at the end of the article. Accepted
articles must be in MS Word. LaTeX will only be permitted when there
are numerous complex mathematical equations.
Manuscript elements and their order
Manuscripts should be organized as follows:
[Title page ||
Abstracts and keywords page ||
[Notations in text ||
Figures and captions ||
Title page. This is page 1. The
title should be concise, informative, and free of abbreviations,
chemical formulae, technical jargon, and esoteric terms. This page
should include (a) the article's full title; (b) the names and
affiliations of all authors; (c) the name, mailing address, telephone
number, and E-mail address of the corresponding author; (d) a short
title of 40 characters or less; and (e) a list of the number of
manuscript pages, tables, and figures.
Abstract and keywords page.
This is page 2 and should include (a) the article's full title, (b) an
abstract of no more than 300 words, and (c) up to 5 keywords or
phrases that reflect the content and major thrust of the article. The
abstract should give a succinct account of the objective, methods,
results, and significance of the subject matter.
Introduction. This section
begins on page 3 and should clearly state the objective of the
research in the context of previous work bearing directly on the
subject. An extensive review of the literature is usually not
Notations in text.
Customary abbreviations will be accepted
and the authors are recommended to employ Systeme
Internationale (SI/metric) units. Special and unusual symbols
should be clearly presented and in a common font. Spell out
acronyms at first use, and use only acronyms thereafter. All
equipment supplies and products stated in the article should
have the manufacturer name and location identified at first
Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic
numerals, and each should be double-spaced on separate pages
after the references. A short explanatory title and column
headings should make the table intelligible and a footnote
should define all terms without reference to the text. All tables
must be cited sequentially and their approximate positions
indicated in the text.
Figures and captions. The
number of figures should be the minimum necessary to make the
essential points of the paper. Figures should be no larger than 6 x 8
in. (approx. 200 x 250 mm) and should be included in a separate file.
Figures should be composed to occupy one column (20 picas or 8.3 cm)
or two columns (41.5 picas or 17 cm) after reduction. Diagrams and
illustrations must have a professional appearance and be created with
high-resolution lettering to permit reduction. To assure legibility,
letters, numbers, and symbols on figures should all be the same size
and have a minimum height of 2 mm (i.e., 6 points on the pica scale)
when reduced. Figures should be separate and not incorporated into
the text copy. Each figure must be cited sequentially and its
approximate position clearly indicated within the text. Figures must
be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals and be accompanied by a
descriptive double-spaced caption provided at the end of the article.
The captions should concisely describe the figure, identify any
symbols and/or calibration bars, and define any terms or acronyms.
Acceptable figure file formats are MS Word, EPS, JPEG, TIFF, PS, and
Artwork should normally be in black and white; if
authors have color figures, the publisher will provide a price
quotation for the additional production costs. However, color figures
can appear online free of charge. All figures must be printed
separately and identified with the short title of the paper, figure
number, and figure orientation (top or bottom). Three complete sets
of figures should be carefully packaged in protective envelopes, one
to accompany each copy of the manuscript
The alphabetical list of references begins a new
page after the text. Each in-text citation must have a corresponding
reference and vice versa. Only conference papers,
theses, and published or in press articles and books should
appear in this list.
All authors' names should be included, followed by the
year of publication. For journals, the full title of the journal,
volume, issue number, and inclusive page numbers should be provided.
For books, the full title should be given, followed by the editors,
volume number (if any), page numbers, place of publication, and
publisher. Citations in the text should read Brown and Goel (2010) or
(Brown & Goel, 2010). Where there are more than two authors the
citation should read Brown et al. (2010). When more than one paper by
the same authors has appeared in the same year, they are distinguished
by (Brown & Goel, 2010a, 2010b). Multiple citations in the text should
be in chronological order (Dym, 1994; Birmingham, 1999; Brown, 2010).
Journal or Magazine article
Brown, D.C. (2010). AI EDAM at the cutting edge. Artificial
Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing
Frey, D., Birmingham, W., & Dym, C.L. (2010). Design pedagogy:
representations and processes [Guest editorial].
Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and
Manufacturing 24(3), 283-284.
Knight, T., & Sass, L. (2010). Looks count: computing and
constructing visually expressive mass customized housing.
Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and
Manufacturing 24(3), 425-445.
Dym, C.L. & Brown, D.C. (2012). Engineering Design: A Synthesis of
Views: Representation and Reasoning. New York: Cambridge
Chapter in an edited book
Goodman, J., Clarke, S., Langdon, P., & Clarkson, P.J. (2007).
Designers' perceptions of methods of involving and understanding
users. In Universal Access in Human Computer Interaction
(Stephanidis, C., Ed.), LNCS Vol. 4554, pp. 126-136. New York:
Proceedings with publisher identified
Strickfaden, M., & Heylighen, A. (2007). Exploring the cultural
capital of design educators. Proc. Int. Conf. Engineering Design,
ICED’07. Paris: The Design Society.
Proceedings with no publisher identified
Shu, L., Hansen, H., Gegeckaite, A., Moon, J., & Chan, C.
(2006). Case study in biomimetic design: handling and assembly of
microparts. Proc. ASME 2006 Int. Design Engineering Technical
Conf. & Computers and Information in Engineering Conf., Paper
No. DETC2006/DTM-99398, Philadelphia, PA, September 10-13.
Brief author biographies must be provided
at the end of each paper; they should not exceed 100 words for
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Copyediting and page proofs
The publisher reserves the right to copyedit manuscripts to
conform to the style of AIEDAM. The corresponding author
will receive page proofs for final proofreading. No rewriting
of the final accepted manuscript is permitted at the proof
stage, and authors may be charged for substantial changes.
Access to a free high-quality PDF of the article will be
provided to the corresponding author only. A form will
accompany the page proofs allowing orders for complete
copies of the issue and for the purchase of offprints. The offprint
requirements of all coauthors should be included on this
form. Orders received after issue printing will be subject to a
50% reprint surcharge.
Author's Checklist - Final Submission
To assure rapid processing and publication of your manuscript,
please send a cover letter that includes the checklist
given below and your mailing/contact information.
The cover letter must provide details of copyright
permission obtained for any figures that require it, or assurances
that they have already applied for.
The final submission of your accepted manuscript should be
sent via Express Mail to the Editor, or to the Guest Editor if it is for a
It must contain all of the material in
the following checklist:
- A Cover Letter as described above.
- A signed Transfer of
Copyright Agreement form.
- An annotated list of responses to the reviews.
- Two (2) printed copies of the final manuscript plus all the
other material (e.g., figures, tables, biographies, keywords, etc.).
- Two identical disks (a CD, not a ZIP disk),
each containing files of all the material that you have provided.
- Normally, only two files should be submitted on each disk:
a text file and a figure file.
- Note that the allowable text format is Word.
LaTeX should only be used if there are
numerous mathematical equations.
- The text file contains all of the text for the title
page, abstract, key words, the paper, bios, figure captions,
and tables. They should not be broken into individual
files. The figures must not be included in the text file.
- An abstract ( <300 words; avoid abbreviations).
- A list of up to 5 keywords or phrases that reflect the content and
major thrust of the article.
- The double-spaced text for the final manuscript.
- Author biographies ( <100 words per author).
- Each table used in the paper.
- The text for the captions/legends of each figure.
- A numbered list of Tables and of Figures.
- The figure file contains all the figures, in order.
- If you submit your figures in black & white for the
journal and in color for online, please make separate files for
each version. i.e., two files of figures.
- Acceptable formats are MS Word, JPEG, TIFF, PS, and PDF.
- The reference and citation conventions, as outlined
in every issue of the journal in the Instructions for Authors,
and above, must be observed.