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ASTM : Call for Technical Notes

August 7, 2020

ASTM Special Issue Journal on Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing In the Post-COVID-19 Manufacturing Era 

Technical Notes Due
August 31, 2020

Send your intent to submit to ASTM:

COVID-19 has wrecked the global economy, causing global disruption and leading to unprecedented unemployment. This has especially effected the manufacturing sector’s ability to keep the production going and protect the supply chain. ASTM seeks a multipronged approach to address these issue and find cost-effective, long-term solutions.

ASTM is seeking Technical Notes that explore your ideas on what your country, your community, and your institutions should be doing, with a focus on smart and sustainable manufacturing. The Technical Notes should be between 1000 and 1500 words, with a maximum of 10 references (not counted in the word length) and do not need conclusions; we want your cohesive futuristic thoughts and actions.

Papers addressing products as well as technologies, strategies, and policies are welcome. Please explore your ideas on processes, systems, courses, applied training modes, policy issues, and fundamental and futuristic research directions. ASTM is seeking your expertise and input to help us realign for a speedy economic recovery.

Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing Systems (SSMS) fosters transdisciplinary research that crosses the boundaries of information science, systems engineering and engineering design, manufacturing, and product life cycle with a focus on how to make manufacturing systems smarter and sustainable.

Suggested topics for papers include but are not limited to:

  • How can manufacturing be revitalized locally and globally?
  • What strategies can manufacturing organizations, governments, and educational institutions follow to rebuild economies, re-train the workforce, and stop the spiraling downfall leading to global economic collapse?
  • How can we build resilient supply chains?
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Intent to Submit

Email Alyssa Conaway by August 15, 2020 to state your intention to submit and receive your individualized submission link.


Submit your Technical Note no later than August 31, 2020. All submissions will be peer reviewed. The papers must not be of a commercial nature nor can they have been previously published.