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) and Xi’an (China).


 The 11th anniversary of the International Conference on Axiomatic Design will be hosted by the Department of Machine Manufacturing Technology at Gheorghe Asachi Technical University, Faculty of Machine Manufacturing and Industrial Management in Iaşi-România between September 13-15, 2017.


 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 design theory 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.



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