WRE 2020

Call for Book Chapters

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Call for book chapter

The main focus of WRE 2020 is capacity building in the area of machine tools development including, but not limited to, the topics lited below. 
  • Engineering design practices
  • Manufacturing processes and systems for discrete products
  • Casting versus fabrication
  • Feedback system modelling
  • PCB design and fabrication
  • Off-the-shelf hardware vs. In-house development of electronic hardware
  • Microprocessors and micro-controllers – future trends
  • Human computer interface / Man Machine Interface
  • SERCOSE III, Industrial Ethernet, CAD/CAM, Virtual reality 
  • Sensors, transducers and actuators
  • Internet of Things, Cloud computing, E-Commerce, Software modelling 
  • Open source software vs. proprietary software/ in-house software development
  • Rapid product development/rapid prototyping: A Functional Reverse Engineering perspective
  • Product evolution: A Functional Reverse Engineering perspective
  • Enterprises of Functional Reverse Engineering 
  • Industry 4.0
  • Any other topic related to machine tool development. 


WRE 2020 seeks original book chapters on any topic listed above. Book chapters accepted after a double-blind review process will be published by the CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group, USA) as a book series (Computer in Engineering Design and Manufacturing Series). 

No registration or public fee for authors

The Financial Sponsor of WRE 2020 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 present the work at WRE 2020 in order for their chapter to be included in the book series. The travel, boarding and lodging costs of all registered authors (only one author per accepted book chapter) will also be borne by WRE 2020 financial sponsor. Registration for authors and participants will be available through this website at a later stage

submission guidelines

Authors are advised to strictly adhere to the following guidelines for preparing the manuscripts for WRE 2020:

  • 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 2020 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 2020. 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 2020 venue, in order for their chapters to be published in the book series. Workshops shall be characterized by talks, demonstrations, experimentations and lively discussions.

All submissions must be made via email to wre@giki.edu.pk in PDF format along with a cover letter.


WRE 2020 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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