Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Product Design and Development:

  • Design of Personalized Products and Services
  • Product and Production Platforms
  • Democratization of Design
  • Citizen/ Community-Led Design
  • Concurrent Engineering
  • Human-Centric Design
  • Co-Creation
  • Customer Experience Design

Team Working:

  • Managing Cultural and Disciplinary Differences
  • Methods for Transdisciplinary Teamwork
  • Transdisciplinary Team Performance Measurement
  • Collaborative Design Environments

Smart Operations for Value Chain Management:

  • ¬†Supply Chain Management
  • Smart Factory
  • Product Service Systems
  • Collaborative Manufacturing
  • Digital Manufacturing
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Digital Twin
  • Internet of Things
  • Cyber-Physical Systems

Transdisciplinary Approaches to

  • Decision Support Tools and Methods
  • Value Engineering
  • Risk Management
  • Knowledge Management and Knowledge Engineering

Engineering Education

  • Learning Strategies and Instructional Design for Engineering
  • Problem-Based Learning and Project-based Learning in Engineering
  • Digital and Open Learning for Engineering
  • Competency Development and Assessment
  • Professional Education and Certification
  • University Business Cooperation

Critical Issues in Transdisciplinary Engineering

  • Gender and Diversity in Engineering Teams
  • Global North vs South
  • Engineering Policy and Practice in the Public Sector
  • Engineering in Global Crises

Theoretical Contributions

  • Engineering Thinking and Practice
  • Systems Thinking
  • Complex Sociotechnical Systems