International Conference on Axiomatic Design ICAD


The International Conference on Axiomatic Design (ICAD) series is the traditional meeting point of the worldwide Axiomatic Design Community since 2000. Since its first edition, ICAD conferences have been held in Cambridge and Worcester (MA-USA), Seoul and Daejeon (Korea), Lisbon (Portugal), Florence (Italy), Xi’an (China), and Iasi (Romania).

The 12th anniversary of the International Conference on Axiomatic Design will be hosted by the Reykjavik University at the School of Science and Engineering on October 9-12 2018.

Axiomatic Design

Axiomatic Design was developed by Professor Nam P. Suh at the MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, by the end of the 1970s. Axiomatic Design can be applied to the design of products, processes, projects, systems and it is a systems engineering (engineering design) methodology that uses matrix methods to systematically analyse the translation of customer needs into functional requirements, design parameters, and process variables. It has been called one of the most important engineering developments of the last hundred years. The two axioms of Axiomatic Design are: maximize the independence of the functional requirements and minimize the information, or complexity. These are clear, simple rules that guide the design process to the best possible solution for the desired functions.

Conference Topics:

  • Advances in Axiomatic Design Theory
  • Design Creativity and Innovation
  • Complexity and Design of Complex Systems
  • Innovative Design Thinking
  • Collaborative Product Development
  • Engineering Design Education
  • Design for Manufacturing
  • Design for Sustainability
  • Integration of AD with computer tools
  • Integration of AD with other design methods
  • Applications, case studies of Axiomatic Design
  • The Future of Axiomatic Design