Call for Book Chapters

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The main focus of WRE 2021 is Machine Tools: An Industry-4.0 Perspective, including, but not limited to, the topics lited below. 

  • Digital Twining of Machine Tools
  • Industrial Internet of Things at SMEs
  • SERCOS III/Industrial Ethernet Functionality
  • Cybersecurity in Discrete Manufacturing
  • Big Data at Manufacturing Enterprises
  • Cloud Computing for Modern Enterprise
  • Additive Manufacturing – Current trends
  • Smart Sensors Fabrication
  • Classic and Modern Control
  • Process Monitoring and System Performance
  • Sustainability at SMEs
  • Promoting Small and Medium Enterprises

Publication


WRE 2021 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).  The following terms and conditions must be fulfilled for publication of the book chapter.

Important Terms and Guidelines for Preparing the Book Chapters:

  • A submitted chapter should not exceed 30 double spaced pages. There should be no more than 8 diagram in a chapter. All diagrams must be black and white. When including figures/tables in your book, please ask yourself if they are essential and necessary to your book. Adding extra figures and tables that aren’t necessary can add to the production costs of the book so if you are using figures and tables for the purpose of simplifying the text, then keep them in. If you are using them to complement the text, or when the text already gives enough information, then no, the figures and tables are not considered essential or necessary to your book and should be removed. A good rule of thumb is if the results, information, or description of what the figure or table is showing can be clearly written in two sentences, then the figure or table is not essential or necessary to the book.
  • All chapters must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act by offering the readers contextual descriptions of all images included in a chapter. This is known as “Alt Text”.  This enhances comprehension and offers a better reading experience to those audiences that may need this type of assistance. Please see Author Guide to Writing Alt Text for more information on how to include Alt Text in your manuscript. Authors must include Alt Text for each image that appears in the submitted book chapter.
  • It is the responsibility of the author to go after, pay for, and secure permission to reuse any already published material that may be included in their book chapter. Although we strongly encourage authors to use their own original unpublished material, we do understand at times, borrowed material might be needed. So to prevent any delays from the manuscript going into production, it is extremely important that you as the author take care of any permissions if needed. To help with any questions you might have regarding permissions, please see Permissions FAQs.
  • All chapters should begin with a chapter abstract (about 150 words). please see Abstract FAQs for more information.
  • Contributors should not be focusing on writing their chapters related to any specific country.
  • Authors are encouraged to include case studies based inside as well as outside of the US, where possible.
  • Each contributor to the book (not exceeding 12 contributors) will receive one free eBook copy upon publication.

No Registration or Publication Fee for Authors


The Financial Sponsor of WRE 2021 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 2021 venue 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 2021 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 2021:

  • 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 30 double-spaced manuscript pages 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 8.
  • All chapters must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act by offering the readers contextual descriptions of all images included in a chapter. This is known as “Alt Text”.  This enhances comprehension and offers a better reading experience to those audiences that may need this type of assistance. Please see Author Guide to Writing Alt Text for more information on how to include Alt Text in your manuscript. Authors must include Alt Text for each image that appears in the submitted book chapter.
  • All submission must include an abstract of up to 150 words.
  • 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 2021 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 2021. 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.
  • Contributors should not be focusing on writing their chapters related to any specific country.
  • 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 2021 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.

Venue


WRE 2021 will be held at GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Topi 23640, 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.

Sponsors


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