Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing

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AIEDAM Special Issue, Spring 2009, Vol. 23, No. 2

Tangible Interaction for Design

Edited by: Ellen Yi-Luen Do & Mark D Gross

This special issue of AIEDAM will be devoted to papers concerned with Tangible Interaction for Design.

Following decades in which design computation was almost exclusively the domain of software, today many investigators are building hybrid systems and tools that, in one way or another, bridge the divide between physical "real world" artifacts and computat ional artifacts. On one hand the rapid rise and popularity of mass-customization, rapid prototyping and manufacturing raises questions about the kinds of software systems and tools that might make these hardware technologies useful in designing. On the ot her hand, advances in microcontroller and communications technologies has led to a wave of embedding computation in physical artifacts and environments - that is, tangible interaction.

The "Tangible Interaction for Design" special issue calls for papers that populate this space of hybrid computational-physical systems, particularly in relation to design. Topics might include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • systems, methods, and tools for rapid prototyping and manufacturing in design;
  • AI techniques for tangible user interaction in engineering design applications and other design domains;
  • computational reasoning about physical and tangible artifacts and productions;
  • physical artifacts as external representations and how they coupled to internal representations;
  • human centered computing issues for tangible user interactions;
  • theories and procedures to analyze or generate tangible interaction for design;
  • tools and techniques for tangible design artifacts to support design;
  • tangible interaction with design software;
  • design methods for tangible interactivity;
  • toolkits for tangible interaction design;

All submissions will be anonymously reviewed by at least three reviewers. The selection for publication would be made on the basis of these reviews.

Further details about registration of interest, submission, etc, can be found at the Special Issue information page:

Information about the format and style required for AIEDAM papers can be found at

However, note that all submissions for special issues go to the Guest Editors, and not to the Editor in Chief.

Important dates:

    Intend to submit (Abstract & Title): AS SOON AS POSSIBLE Submission deadline for full papers: 15 April 2008 *** Reviews due: 25 June 2008 Notification and reviews to authors: 15 July 2008 Revised version submission deadline: 25 October 2008 Issue to publisher: 1 December 2008

Guest editors:

Please direct all enquiries and submissions to the guest editors:

Dr. Ellen Yi-Luen Do
Design Computing and Human Centered Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology,
245 Fourth Street, Room 219
Atlanta, GA 30332-0155, USA
Email: ellendo @

Dr. Mark D Gross
Computational Design Laboratory
CoDe Lab, School of Architecture
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Ave, 412 Margaret Morrison Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 - 3890,USA
Email: mdgross @

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