Sep 22, 2011

PDF, a succesful format: why?

The PDF acronym stands for Portable Document Format, for its well known feature of documents keeping their appearance on different computer platforms and printers.
I do not understand why such a widespread and general interest has produced only one format of this kind, which requires the purchase of an expensive commercial software, which has the monopoly of PDF creation,  modification and protection.
In addition, after over 20 years after its introduction, PDF files are still slow to open and view with incredibly powerful machines.
In the era of e-books, it is time for something new.

May 16, 2011

Premio Innovagiovani 2011

Con la consegna da parte del prof. Claudio Giardini dell'Università di Bergamo di una targa e un assegno di 2000 euro per ciascun vincitore, si è svolta a Parma, durante la fiera MECSPE , la fase finale del concorso culturale “Innovagiovani2011” indetto dalle riviste Lamiera, Macchine Utensili, Stampi e Trattamenti e Finiture edite dalla casa editrice Tecniche Nuove, in collaborazione con MECSPE, i politecnici e le facoltà di ingegneria italiane. I premi sono stati messi a disposizione dagli sponsor dell’evento per tutti coloro che avevano conseguito una laurea specialistica o magistrale riguardante lo sviluppo tecnologico di macchine, processi di lavorazione e/o automazione, sistemi di produzione. Le tre tesi vincitrici, decretate dalla commissione giudicatrice composta dai direttori tecnici della quattro riviste, sono state valutate in base a contenuto, forma, metodologia di lavoro e anni di corso. Tra i vincitori, Alessandro Chiocchetti, che si è laureato in ingegneria dell'Automazione all’Università di Pisa con la tesi dal titolo “Sviluppo e caratterizzazione di un sistema HW/SW semi automatico per la prototipazione rapida tramite inkjet di componenti metallici” con relatori il prof. Michele Lanzetta e il prof. Giovanni Tantussi del Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica, Nucleare e della Produzione.

Feb 23, 2011

Riviste tecniche nel settore produzione

Production related Journals and some Impact Factors (IFyear)

Legenda

IFxxxx: Impact factor (Year) ISI journal
[S]: indexed by Scopus (if not from Elsevier or Springer)
(A)/[1]: references by names/numbers

$ paid publication
G: graphical abstract [mandatory] (optional)
H: highlights [mandatory] (optional)
CV: authors' biography and photo
  • International Journal of Robotics Research - Sage IF2012:2.863 1/21 in Robotics
  • Journal of Engineering Manufacture - Proc IMechE, Part B Professional Engineering Publishing JEM IF2009:0.3 IF2010:0.640 IF2011:0.725
  • Journal of Industrial Technology JIT - ATMAE Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (membership required for submission)
  • International Journal of Manufacturing Research IJMR - Inderscience Publishers Ltd online submission
  • JSME International Journal Series C-Mechanical Systems Machine Elements And Manufacturing 
  • International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture Elsevier IF2009:1.956 IF2011:2.169 [1] [H] (G) CV
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems -98 ==> Robotics and CIM
  • Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing - Elsevier IF2009:1.687 IF2011:1.173 full-text on-line submission [1] [H] (G)
  • International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing - Taylor and Francis IngentaConnect InformaWorld IF2009:0.494 IF2010:0.553
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineering Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Transactions of the ASME - Freund Publishing IF:~1
  • CIRP Annals - Elsevier IF2012:2.251 IF2011:1.708 IF2009:1.603 [1]
  • CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology - Elsevier [S]
  • CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Systems - ceased
  • International Journal for Manufacturing Science and Technology IJMST - free First 2 Vols - First 4 Vols - No-ISI ceased 2011
  • Materials and Manufacturing Processes - Taylor and Francis IF2009:0.968
  • Journal of Materials Processing Technology - Elsevier IF2012:1.953 IF2011:1.783 IF2010:1.2
  • International Journal for Manufacturing Science and Production - Freund No-ISI No-online - same as above?
  • Rapid Prototyping Journal Emerald IF2012:1.000
  • Applied Surface Science - Elsevier IF2011:2.103
  • Industrial Robots - An International Journal - Emerald IF2011:0.603 [S]
  • Journal of Cleaner Production - Elsevier IF2012:3.398 IF2009:1.867
  • Resources, Conservation and Recycling - Elsevier IF2009:1.987
  • International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing - Springer IF2009:1.207 IF2011:1.141 home on line
  • Assembly Automation - Emerald IF2011:0.584
  • International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management  (IJATM)
  • Advanced Materials Research - AMR [S]

Textiles

    • Journal of Industrial Textiles IF2009(No-ISI):~1
    • Journal of the Textile Institute - Taylor and Francis IF2009:0.368
    • Textile Research International - Sage IF2009:1.096

    Machining

    Metrology

    AI and computing in Manufacturing

    Manufacturing systems

    • Institute of Industrial Engineers IIE Transactions - Taylor and Francis IF2009:1.040
    • International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems (Int J Flex Manuf Syst) 1988-2007 online ==> Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal  2008-- info online online submission - Springer IF2008:1.044 IF2009:0.903 IF2010:0.200 IF2011:0.250 [S]
    • International Journal of Production Research (IJPR) - EbscoHost Taylor and Francis IF2012:1.460 IF2011:1.115 IF2009:0.803 (A)
    • Production Planning and Control - Taylor and Francis IF2009:0.730 IF2010:0.603 IF2011:0.725 IF2013:0.991 online submission Gupta [1]
    • Systems Engineering - Wiley IF2009:0.578 disk submission Matta
    • Performance Evaluation - Elsevier IF2009:1.560
    • International Journal of Operations & Production Management - Emerald IF2011:1.127
    • Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems (JAMS) - World Scientific Publishing Co. IF2009(No-ISI):0.17 full-text online submission
    • Production & Manufacturing Research - Taylor & Francis open access submit
    • Society of Manufacturing Engineers SME Journal of Manufacturing Systems JMSY - Elsevier IF2012:1.070 IF2011:0.639 IF2009:0.216 on-line submit [1] [H] (G) [CV]

    Quality and production management

    Optics and lasers

    Healthcare

    Design and materials

    • Computer Aided Design (CAD) IF2011:1.234 submit [1] [G] [H]
    • Materials and Design - Elsevier IF2009:1.518
    • Journal of Engineering Design (J Eng Des) - Taylor and Francis IF2009:1.580
    • Design studies - Elsevier IF2009:0.983
    • Applied Ergonomics - Elsevier IF2009:1.105
    • Science and Technology of Advanced Materials - IOPScience (free full-text access) IF2009:2.599
    • Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance (JMEP) - Springer IF2009:0.592
    Artificial Vision

      Multidisciplinary

      • Computers in Industry - Elsevier IF2009:1.524 IF2011:1.529 [1] CV 
      • Applied Mathematical Modelling (APM) - Elsevier IF2012:1.706 IF2011:1.579 submission [1]
      • Computers and Industrial Engineering - Elsevier IF2009:1.491
      • Engineering Optimization - Taylor and Francis IF2009:0.966
      • Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory - Elsevier IF2009:0.799
      • Engineering Computations - Emerald IF2009:0.651
      • Issues in Science and Technology IF2010:0.479
      • Japan Journal of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (JPN J IND APPL MATH) - Springer IF2009:0.353
      • Journal of Applied Research and Technology JART IF2009:0.061 IF2010:0.220 IF2011:0.145 online submission
      • R & D Magazine IF2009:0.03
      • International Journal of Industrial Engineering Computations free full-text
      • ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering  
      • American Journal of Applied Sciences AJAS - Science Publications open access $ [S]
      • American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences AJEAS - Science Publications  open access $ [S]
      • Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology RJASET Maxwell $ [S]
      Search for Impact factors
      • ISI Journal Citation Reports Home JCR-Web 4.5 [paid access]
      • ISI Web Search Journal - JCR-Web 4.5 [paid access]
      • SJR - Journal Search
      • 2012 list from Aitem comparing IF2010 and SJR2011 (about a 20:1 ratio!)
      • Rating in 4 classes of the most relevant manufacturing journals, according to the Italian VQR system 2007-10
      • Elsevier JournalFinder

      Free access multidisciplinary journals (paid publication)