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Call For Workshop Proposals/Book Chapters

The main focus of the workshop is capacity building in the area of machine tools development. The Workshop Organizing Committee has proposed the following topics for the Workshop:
1.        Engineering Design Practices in Elastic Range
2.        Manufacturing Processes and Systems for Discrete Products
3.        Casting Versus Fabrication
4.        Selection of Sensors, Transducers and Actuators
5.        Open Loop /Feedback system modeling
6.        PCB Design and Fabrication
7.        Selection of Off-the-Shelf Hardware vs. In House Development of Electronic Hardware
8.        Software Modeling
9.        Human Computer Interface
10.      Open Source Software Versus Proprietary Software
11.      Open Source Software Versus in house Software Development
12.      Microprocessors and Micro-controllers – Future trends
13.      SERCOSE III
14.      Industrial Ethernet 
15.      CAD/CAM 
16.      Virtual Reality
17.      Internet of Things 
18.      Cloud Computing
19.      E-Commerce
20       Rapid Product Development: A Functional Reverse Engineering Perspective
21.      Rapid Prototyping: A Functional Reverse Engineering Prospective
22.      Product Design Techniques in Functional Reverse Engineering 
23.      Product Evolution: A Functional Reverse Engineering Perspective
24.      Model driven Functional Reverse Engineering 
25.      Enterprises of Functional Reverse Engineering 
26.      Business model for enterprise of Functional Reverse Engineering
27.      Any other topic related to machine tool development. 



WRE 2018 seeks original book chapters on any of the topics listed above. The proceedings of WRE 2018 shall be published by CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group, USA) as a book series (Computers in Engineering Design and Manufacturing Series).

No Registration or Publication Fee for Author

The Financial Sponsor of WRE 2018 will cover all costs of the Workshop. No registration or publication fee will be charged to the authors of the accepted chapters. However, one of the authors of an accepted book chapters must register and conduct the workshop at the WRE 2018 venue in order for their chapter to be included in the book series. The travel, boarding and lodging costs of only one author of all accepted book chapters will also be borne by WRE 2018 financial sponsor. Registration for authors and participants will be available through the website at a later stage.

Submission Guideline

Authors are advised to strictly follow these guidelines for preparing the manuscript:

  • Content of the submitted manuscripts should mainly be of the tutorial nature.
  • All submissions must be double-spaced on US Letter size (8.5 x 11) paper with 1” (2.54 cm) margins on all sides using 12-point Times New Roman. 
  • A manuscript should not exceed 45 double-spaced manuscript pages (approximately 12,000 words) including all figures, tables, references and appendices.
  • All figures must be black and white. Use of color in text or tables is also not allowed.
  • The maximum allowed number of figures per manuscript is 12.
  • All submission must include an abstract of up to 150 words.
  • Use of national/international case studies is encouraged.
  • All units should be provided in SI Units.
  • All submissions must be original and must not have been submitted simultaneously to another workshop, book series, conference or a journal.
  • We strongly encourage authors to use their own original unpublished material. However, we do understand that, at times, borrowed material might be needed. It is the responsibility of the authors to pay for/secure permission to reuse any already published material that may be included in their manuscript. For help on how to obtain all necessary permissions for any copyrighted material you wish to reuse and for frequently asked questions, please click here.
  • WRE 2018 will follow a double-blind review process for all submissions. Therefore, there should be no direct or indirect reference to the authors or the authors’ institutional affiliation. However, authors must include a cover letter that provides authors’ names, email addresses, phone numbers, institutional affiliations and complete address of the corresponding author. The cover letter should briefly describe how the chapter relates to the theme of WRE 2018. The authors should also mention whether any previously published/borrowed material has been used in the manuscript. If so, proof of permissions must also be provided with the cover letter. 
  • All submission will be checked for plagiarism at the screening stage before the review process begins.
  • For detailed guidelines, please click here.

Note: Authors of the accepted book chapters must conduct a workshop on their focused topics at WRE 2018 venue, in order for their chapters to be published in the book series. Workshops shall be characterized by talks, demonstrations, experimentations and lively discussions. Authors must also submit a brief proposal (2 pages) along with their chapters, consisting of the following:

  • Title of the proposed workshop
  • Topic(s) addressed
  • Names of conducting persons/authors of the chapter
  • Length of the workshop
  • Goals of the workshop
  • Contents of the workshop (e.g., talks, discussions, experimentations etc.)
  • Expected outcomes
  • Expected follow-ups
  • List of requirements for the workshop

All submissions must be made via email to in PDF format. The cover letter, manuscript and proposal must be zipped into a single folder. Please do not send the documents separately. A workshop proposal without book chapter and cover letter will not be considered for review


WRE 2018 will be held at GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Topi –23470, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. GIK Institute is one of the most prestigious engineering universities of Pakistan. Spread over an area of more than 250 acres, the GIK Institute is located in the midst of nature-rich countryside of the KP Province.


Technical Sponsors: IMechE (UK), and IEEE (USA).
Financial Sponsor: Department of Science and Technology, Government of KP, Pakistan.
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