Advanced Engineering Informatics


Advanced Engineering Informatics

Publisher: Elsevier, B.V.

Formerly known as Artificial Intelligence in Engineering

Advanced Engineering Informatics is an international journal that provides a
forum for the exchange of topical research into supporting
knowledge-intensive engineering tasks from initial conception to product
disposal or demolition. The Journal publishes papers featuring novel
computer applications that evaluate benefits, possibilities and risks of
engineering informatics. Such applications typically include one or more of
the following features:

* Explicit representations, describing physical and abstract components,
their attributes and relationships in ways that enable shared reasoning
support and incremental improvement;

* Symbolic and numerical process models, allowing collaborative reasoning
about the conception, design, construction, control and operational
behaviour of engineering artefacts;

* Graphical user interfaces, presenting different visualisations, including
3D views and animations of physical objects as well as other representations
such as special symbols for engineering diagrams, formulas, graphs, network
schemas and tables;

* Large-scale databases, including perhaps millions of related, shared,
reusable and potentially changing elements;

* Interactivity, enabling individual and distributed users to carry out
activities such as: interpreting intermediate solution stages; changing
product and process model characteristics while examining the consequences;
introducing new contextual information even at intermediate stages;
modifying solution strategies on the fly; taking cues from active support;
and exploring solution spaces in order to help evaluate criteria that are
difficult to model explicitly.

The scope of the Journal covers all activities associated with advanced
engineering informatics. Thus, in addition to the technical issues described
above, the Journal welcomes papers addressing the challenges of implementing
and maintaining such systems in the work place, thereby enabling
professionals to do their work more creatively, effectively, systematically
and accurately than they do in current practice.

Advanced Engineering Informatics publishes full research papers, case
studies, reviews of key topics, benchmark test results and technical notes
that report on features such as those described above. Although descriptions
of specific applications are welcome, they should be employed to draw more
general conclusions related to the use of representations, reasoning methods
and development methodologies. Furthermore, system evaluations, performance
comparisons, user testing and other attempts to measure and compare utility
are specifically encouraged.

ISSN: 1474-0346


J. Kunz
Stanford University
Center for Integrated Facility Engineering
Building 550
Stanford, CA 94305-4020

Tel: +1 415 725 1546
Fax: +1 415 723 4806

I. Smith
Applied Computing and Mechanics (IMAC)
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)
CH-1015 Lausanne


T. Tomiyama
Faculty of OCP
Delft University of Technology
2628 CD Delft

Tel: +31 15 278 1021

Content available by subscription. Free sample issue available online.

Current Issue: Volume 18, Issue 3 (July 2004)

Date: 9 March 2005

Original posting date: 
Wednesday, March 9, 2005
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