Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering

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29, 4 issues

Latest issue

30:1 online 15 November 2022

Next issue

30:2 scheduled for February 2023

Back volumes

From volume 1, 1993

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Aims & Scope

Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering (ICAE) was founded in 1993. "Based on the premise that interdisciplinary thinking and synergistic collaboration of disciplines can solve complex problems, open new frontiers, and lead to true innovations and breakthroughs, the cornerstone of industrial competitiveness and advancement of the society" as noted in the inaugural issue of the journal.

The focus of ICAE is the integration of leading edge and emerging computer and information technologies for innovative solution of engineering problems. The journal fosters interdisciplinary research and presents a unique forum for innovative computer-aided engineering. It also publishes novel industrial applications of CAE, thus helping to bring new computational paradigms from research labs and classrooms to reality. Areas covered by the journal include (but are not limited to) artificial intelligence, advanced signal processing, biologically inspired computing, cognitive modeling, concurrent engineering, database management, distributed computing, evolutionary computing, fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms, geometric modeling, intelligent and adaptive systems, internet-based technologies, knowledge discovery and engineering, machine learning, mechatronics, mobile computing, multimedia technologies, networking, neural network computing, object-oriented systems, optimization and search, parallel processing, robotics virtual reality, and visualization techniques.

Types of Articles Published in the Journal:
Major original contribution
Short original contribution
State-of-the-art review article
Recent and Forthcoming planned Special Issues
Object-Oriented Manufacturing Systems
Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing and Robotics
Intelligent Information Systems
Multidatabase and Interoperable Systems
Real-Time Intelligent Control Systems
Integrated Product and Process Data Management
Faults in Automated Manufacturing
Massively Parallel Computing
Intelligent Manufacturing Systems
Design of Embedded Computer Systems
Real-Time Engineering Systems
Neutral Techniques for Industrial Applications
Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles
Architectural Trends for Image Processing and Machine Vision
Industrial Applications of the Wavelet Transforms
Distributed Computing and Networking
Agent-Based Manufacturing
Evolutionary Computing and Neutral Networks

Recent and Forthcoming planned Special Issues
Object-Oriented Manufacturing Systems
Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing and Robotics
Intelligent Information Systems
Multidatabase and Interoperable Systems
Real-Time Intelligent Control Systems
Integrated Product and Process Data Management
Faults in Automated Manufacturing
Massively Parallel Computing
Intelligent Manufacturing Systems
Design of Embedded Computer Systems
Real-Time Engineering Systems
Neutral Techniques for Industrial Applications
Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles
Architectural Trends for Image Processing and Machine Vision
Industrial Applications of the Wavelet Transforms
Distributed Computing and Networking
Agent-Based Manufacturing
Evolutionary Computing and Neutral Networks

About the Editor-in-Chief and Founder:

Hojjat Adeli is Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Informatics, Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Neurology, and Neuroscience at The Ohio State University. He has authored over 550 scientific publications including 15 books since he received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1976 at the age of 26. He has presented Keynote/Plenary Lectures at 101 research conferences held in 43 different countries. In 1998 he received the University Distinguished Scholar Award from The Ohio State University “in recognition of extraordinary accomplishment in research and scholarship”. In 2007 he received the Peter L. and Clara M. Scott Award for Excellence in Engineering and Charles E. MacQuigg Outstanding Teaching Award from OSU. Among his numerous awards include a Special Medal in Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Computational Intelligence from The Polish Neural Network Society, Eduardo Renato Caianiello Award for Excellence in Scientific Research from Italian Society of Neural Networks, an Honorary Doctorate from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania, and membership in the Spanish Royal Engineering Society. He is a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher in two categories of Engineering and Computer Science. In 2010, he was profiled as Engineering Legend in ASCE journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering. He is a Distinguished Member of ASCE, and a Fellow of AAAS, IEEE, AIMBE, and the American Neurological Association.

Editorial Board


Hojjat Adeli
The Ohio State University
Columbus, USA

Editorial Advisory Board

Elisa Bertino 
Purdue University
West Lafayette ,USA

Jacques Blanc-Talon
Directorate General of Armaments
Paris, France 

Boguslaw Cyganek                             
AGH University of Science and Technology 
Kraków, Poland

Arturo de la Escalera
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid 
Madrid, Spain

Tharam S. Dillon
La Trobe University
Melbourne, Australia

Jack Dongarra
University of Tennessee 
Knoxville, USA

Maria Gini
University of Minnesota 
Minneapolis, USA

Edward M. Greitzer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Cambridge, USA

Evangelos V. Hristoforou
National Technical University of Athens
Athens, Greece

Lazaros Iliadis
Democritus University of Thrace
Komotini, Greece

Mo Jamshidi
University of Texas
San Antonio, USA

Martti Juhola
University of Tampere
Tampere, Finland

Rudolf Kruse
University of Magdeburg
Magdeburg, Germany

Way Kuo
City University of Hong Kong
Kowloon, Hong Kong

Andrew Kusiak
University of Iowa
Iowa City, USA
C. Daniel Mote
National Academy of Engineering
Washington, USA

Seyed H. Mousavinezhad
Idaho State University
Pocatello, USA

Ferrante Neri
University of Surrey
Guildford, UK

João Paulo Papa
São Paulo State University
São Paulo, Brazil 

Marie-Elisabeth Pate-Cornell
Stanford University
Stanford, USA

Junuthula N. Reddy
Texas A&M University
College Station, USA

John R. Rice
Purdue University
West Lafayette, USA

Alvaro Rocha
University of Coimbra
Coimbra, Portugal

Carmelina Ruggiero
University of Genoa
Genoa, Italy

Gavriel Salvendy
Purdue University
West Lafayette, USA

Michael Shur
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, USA

Marwan A. Simaan
University of Central Florida
Orlando, USA 

Steve Simske
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, USA

Vaclav Skala        
University of West Bohemia
Pilsen, The Czech Republic 

José Ramón Villar                
University of Oviedo
Oviedo, Spain

Jie Wang
University of Massachusetts
Lowell, USA

Yuping Wang
Xidian University
Xi'an, P. R. China

Henry T.Y. Yang
University of California
Santa Barbara, USA

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References must be listed in Vancouver style:
[1] Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002; 935(12): 406-416.
[2] Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.
[3] Berkow R, Fletcher AJ, editors. The Merck manual of diagnosis and therapy. 16th ed. Rahway (NJ): Merck Research Laboratories; 1992.
[4] Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGrawHill; 2002. p. 93113-93119.
[5] Canadian Cancer Society [homepage on the Internet]. Toronto: The Society; 2006 [updated 2006 May 12; cited 2006 Oct 17]. Available from:

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Peer Review

Journal of Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering

Journal of Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering is a peer-reviewed journal. All articles submitted to the journal undergo a single blind peer review process. This means that the identity of the authors is known with the reviewers but the identity of the reviewers is not communicated to the authors. Please visit our reviewer guidelines for further information about how to conduct a review.

All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor-in-Chief, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to rigorous peer-review by independent, anonymous expert referees. Reasons to reject a paper in the pre-screening process could for example be because the work does not fall within the aims and scope, the writing is of poor quality, the instructions to authors were not followed or the presented work is not novel. Important: all articles not created using the journal style templates for LaTeX or MS Word (see author instructions) are desk rejected.

Papers deemed suitable to be reviewed will be assigned a handling editor. The handling editor will then invite reviewers to comment on the work. Typically decisions are based on three reviews, in some circumstances a minimum of two reviews may be deemed sufficient to make a decision on a paper. The Editor-in-Chief strives to ensure a typical turnaround time of 3 months.

Reviewers are asked to judge a paper on at least:

  • Originality, novelty and significance of results
  • Technical quality of work
  • Comprehensibility and presentation of the paper
  • Overall impression

Based on the received reviews the handling editor will propose to the Editor-in-Chief a recommendation:

  1. Accept
  2. Minor revisions required
  3. Major revisions required
  4. Revise and resubmit
  5. Reject

They mean the following:

  1. Accept: The manuscript is suitable for publication and only requires minor polishing; thus, no further reviews are requested.
  2. Minor revisions required: The authors are required to make moderate changes to their manuscript. The manuscript becomes acceptable for publication if the changes proposed by the reviewers and editors are successfully addressed. The revised manuscript will be examined by the Editor-in-Chief and possibly sent back to all (or a selection of) reviewers for a second round of reviews. Authors are requested to provide a letter to the reviewers detailing the improvements made for the resubmission.
  3. Major revisions required: The manuscript cannot be accepted for publication in its current form. However, a major revision which addresses all issues raised by the reviewers may be acceptable for publication. The revised manuscript will undergo a full second round of review. Authors are requested to provide a letter to the reviewers detailing the improvements made for the resubmission.
  4. Revise and resubmit: In its current form, the manuscript is not suitable for publication. A resubmission would require substantial revisions and is only encouraged in special cases.
  5. Reject: The manuscript is rejected as it is deemed to be out of scope, not relevant, or not meeting the journal’s quality standards in terms of significance, novelty, and/or presentation.

Authors are notified by the Editor-in-Chief, whose decision is final.


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