The Concurrent Engineering: Research & Application (also called CERA Journal) is the official journal of the International Institute of Concurrent Engineering (ICE International).
CERA is an international journal that keeps pace with the plethora of R&D techniques and applications about Concurrent Engineering (CE) and Integrated product development (IPD) around the globe. As such readers and subscribers can gain access to a wealth of relevant and practical materials at one place. This journal publishes a wide range of materials on CE from internationally distinguished experts in academe, industry and government.
Scholarly examinations of the latest CE theory and practice in the world's
leading teaching and research institutions are augmented by contributions from senior business managers and consultants, who report on specific CE case histories together with issues associated with concurrent life-cycle management and CE strategies. In addition, regular guest editors identify innovations and emerging trends in CE through special issues of the journal. This journal combines CE theory with practice and is essential reading for those that need to keep up to date with everything happening in a dynamic and increasingly influential field of CE and IPD.
This (CERA) journal aims to give a broad international coverage of subjects relating to the research & developments of Concurrent Engineering (CE) technologies, CE tools, and the integration of the program office with design,engineering, manufacturing, production, supply and marketing functions of a manufacturing enterprise. Emphasis is placed on the publication of articles, which seek to link theory with application or critically analyze real work-group situations with the objective of identifying good concurrent engineering practices, standards and CE concepts in product development and manufacturing. Papers accepted for publication are double blind refereed to ensure academic rigor and integrity.
Why Read CERA?
CERA covers a blend of practical (down-to-the earth), informative and incisive blend of Concurrent Engineering materials from academics and industrialists in Europe, America, Japan, China, and the Far East. Subscribers can see exactly what initiatives are being tested, what research results and innovative concepts are being advanced. Most articles are presented with a practical bias, so information can be applied immediately to benefit your companies. The journal's coverage of up-and-coming concurrent engineering technologies, tools and concepts justifies it is an essential resource for strategic work-group planning, and technological investment in concurrent and time-compression tools.
Who finds CERA Useful?
* Senior executives in manufacturing industries interested in using CE tools and technologies
* Academics with research interests in CE technology, CE applications, Integrated Product Development (IPD), collaborative technologies, Mobility, Knowledge Sharing, Knowledge Management (KM), AI, and Concurrent work-groups.
* Librarians serving the needs of concurrent work-groups in planning, engineering, design, manufacturing and production engineers
* Design and manufacturing work-groups and collaborative teams of engineers/ scientists/ researchers
* Product Development Team (PDT) leaders and managers
* Product business unit managers and engineering consultants
* Computer-based manufacturing and production engineers
Who is subscribing?
Most well-known Institutions and libraries in the United States and abroad are subscribing CERA. During the last few years, CERA has been ranked by ISI as one of the top ten Journals in the Engineering and Manufacturing fields. See the web site ISI rankings for more details.
How to Pay for Member Subscriptions?
ICE Members can subscribe CERA Journal at a hefty (over 50%) discount. If you wish to enquire or participate on ICE's activities, and want to know how to become an ICE member, please send a request to:
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