VR/AR-enabled Engineering Prototyping, Simulation and Analytics

in Special Issue   Posted on July 20, 2020 

Information for the Special Issue

Submission Deadline: Thu 31 Dec 2020
Journal Impact Factor : 3.879
Journal Name : Advanced Engineering Informatics
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Website for the Special Issue: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/advanced-engineering-informatics/call-for-papers/vrar-enabled-engineering-prototyping-simulation-and-analytic
Journal & Submission Website: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/advanced-engineering-informatics

Special Issue Call for Papers:


Amid the increasing interdependence between modern engineered systems and humans, their design, development and operations are becoming extremely challenging. The emerging VR/AR technologies provide unprecedented opportunities to simulate, test, evaluate and optimize these human-involved systems and processes virtually. This special issue invites submissions in the area of using VR/AR environments as a platform for engineering problem solving and system optimization at different scales. In particular, we welcome innovative and interdisciplinary studies pertaining to VR/AR-enabled “human-in-the-loop” that examine modern engineered systems from the human-centric perspective, to promote the understanding of the design, prototyping, building, operations, and evaluations of complex engineered systems. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • VR/AR for human factors engineering
  • VR/AR for mechanical system design and engineering
  • VR/AR for urban and infrastructure engineering
  • VR/AR for future smart cities
  • VR/AR for disaster risk reduction in built environments
  • VR/AR-enabled prototyping for engineering systems
  • VR/AR-enabled process mapping and optimization
  • VR/AR-enabled digital twin development
  • VR/AR-enabled operational analysis and training
  • VR/AR-enabled safety and ergonomics analysis

Submission Guidelines

Prospective authors may wish to contact the guest editors with drafts for an early feedback on possible matching of the special issue’s topics and themes. All papers submitted to the special issue must use the online Editorial Manager submission and editorial system for Advanced Engineering Informatics (https://www.editorialmanager.com/advei/default.aspx). To ensure that your paper is correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue review, it is important that you select “VR/AR-enabled engineering” when you reach the “Article Type” step of the submission process. Papers should comply with the regular criteria of Advanced Engineering Informatics in terms of the rigorous standard of originality, article writing structure, and references.

Please mention the name of the Special Issue in your cover letter. All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the journal. The final papers will be selected for publication depending on the results of the peer review process and the reviews of the Guest Editors.

Guest Editors

Dr. Nan Li — Tsinghua University
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Jing Du — University of Florida
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Qi Wang — Northeastern University
Email: [email protected]

Important Dates:

  • Submission open: June 1, 2020
  • Final submission deadline: December 31, 2020
  • Final acceptance deadline: May 31, 2021

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