Second International Symposium on Smart Products Through-Life Design (SPTLD-2021)

Venue: Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK

Time: August 31-September 1, 2021

Call for Papers

  • 1.KEY DATES
  • Paper submission deadline: 30 May, 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: 30 June, 2021
  • Camera-ready submission: 31 July, 2021
  • Registration deadline: 15 August, 2021
  • 2.INTRODUCTION
  • This is the Second International Symposium on Smart Product Through-Life Design of this conference series, jointly hosted by Northumbria University, UK and Northwestern Polytechnical University of China with the central support of their joint Design Innovation Laboratory.
  • The first symposium was held in Xi’an in 2018 and accepted papers with successful extensions were published in the Special Issue of the journal of Advances in Mechanical Engineering (SCI indexed).
  • The second symposium (SPTLD-2021) is affiliated with the 26th IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC’21) as a satellite conference. The symposium information can be found at http://www.cacsuk.co.uk/index.php/conferences/icac2021/workshop.
  • The ICAC’21 conference information can be is found here (http://www.cacsuk.co.uk/index.php/conferences/icac2021 ). It will be held on Sept 3-4, 2020 in Portsmouth University. Authors are encouraged to attend the Symposium at Newcastle on Sept 1-2, 2020 and then join the main ICAC’21 conference.
  • 3.AIMS
  • Under the Industry 4.0, smart factory and manufacturing require holistic integration of smart products, tools, and services throughout the product life cycle. With the notion of PSS (Product Service System), smart products here refer to smart products, tools, services and integral innovative manufacturing systems. Smart product/service system design is a multidisciplinary research field involving Industrial Design, Service Design, Mechanical Design, Interaction Design, User-Experience Design, Human Factors, AI, IoT, Big data & Analytics, Blockchain, Digital Twin and Emotional Design to name a few.
  • Currently, researches into product service system design are separated into different stages and sub-systems, the research on the integration of smart products/services with intelligent computing and manufacturing is much needed not only to concern product design, manufacturing and customer services but also to take on repurposing, reuse, costing, remanufacturing and recycling in the design stage.
  • Therefore, this research symposium aims to bring researchers together from different research aspects around the product/Service system design, innovation and system integration to exchange their current research, discuss better research ideas, update the state-of-the-art of the current research status, and encouraged research collaborations.
  • 4.SCOPE: the potential topics include but not limited to the following research themes and related topics.
  • Smart Product design and development
  • Smart service design and development
  • Computer aided industrial design
  • Ergonomics and human factor in Design
  • Modelling and simulation of digital twin platform for smart product design
  • Integrated product and service system design
  • Lifecycle smart product and service design
  • Circular economy approach for smart product and service design
  • Smart product and service design for smart cities and urbanization
  • Smart product and service design for integrated healthcare and social cares
  • Smart product and service design for smart manufacturing
  • Cultural inspired product and service design
  • Intelligent interaction and interfacing design for smart product and services
  • 5.SUBMISSIONS
  • Papers should describe the original work with focused details. It should be no more than 6 pages (A4 paper) with IEEE conference paper format. The paper can be submitted via the main conference submission site https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/ICAC2021
  • Please first register you on the conference submission system. You can then login in the system and under “Author Console” to “Create new submission” with your paper title and abstract. For the Symposium submission, please choose “Smart Product Design” as the Subject Areas, upload your file and submit it.
  • The paper template can be downloaded from either the main conference website http://www.cacsuk.co.uk/index.php/conferences/icac2021
  • The first page of each paper should include the title of the paper, an abstract with no more than 200 words, up to 5 key words, authors' name (s), complete mailing addresses, and email address for correspondence. Electronic form of submission, in Word or PDF, is acceptable and preferred.
  • All accepted conference and Symposium papers will be held in IEEE X plore so EI indexed. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended article versions to the first special issue of the newly established international Journal of Smart Product and Service Design or International Journal of Design Engineering https://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijde .
  • 6.THE CONFERENCE INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME COMMITTEE MEMBERS
  • Sheng-feng Qin, Professor, Northumbria University, UK (Co-chair)
  • Dengkai Chen, Professor, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China (Co-Chair)
  • Lin-Lin Chen, Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology, NL
  • Berry Eggen, Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology, NL
  • Stephan Wensveen, Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology, NL
  • Steven Kyffin, Professor, Northumbria University, UK
  • Joyce Yee, Professor, Northumbria University, UK
  • Lars Holmquist, Professor, Northumbria University, UK
  • Jon Rogers, Professor, Northumbria University, UK
  • Richard Fu, Professor, Northumbria University, UK
  • Lee Barron, Associate Professor, Northumbria University, UK
  • Yuanyuan Yin, Associate Professor, Southampton University, UK
  • Tek-Jin Nam, Professor, KAIST, Korea
  • Pablo Prieto, Professor, Universidad Te´cnica Federico Santa Marıa, Chile
  • Guofu Ding, Professor, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
  • Suihuai Yu, Professor, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
  • Bingcheng Gou, Professor, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
  • Song Qiu, Professor, Tsinghua University, China
  • Cuixia Ma, Professor, Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Daizhong Su, Professor, Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Chengguang Yang, Professor, University of the West of England, UK
  • Hui Yu, Professor, University of Portsmouth, UK
  • 7.SPONSORS
  • This international symposium is hosted by the Joint Design Innovation Lab (DIL) between Northumbria University, UK and Northwestern Polytechnical University of China. The research Laboratory was established in 2018. Both the universities are sponsors for this conference. Any other sponsors are welcome.
  • 9.THE CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS
  • Shengfeng Qin, Professor, School of Design, Northumbria University
  • Steven Kyffin, Professor, PVC, Northumbria University
  • Dengkai Chen, Professor, Department of Industrial Design, Northwestern Polytechnical University
  • 10.KEYNOTES AND SPEAKERS
  • Prof. dr. Stephan Wensveen of Eindhoven University of Technology on "Aesthetics of Intelligence" (tentative topic).
  • Data enabled design in Philips (to be confirmed).