Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Quality Control

Leo Kounis

Hellenic National Defense General Staff

After receiving his Ph.D. in Systems Reliability from the University of Hertfordshire, UK, Dr. Leo Dimitrios Kounis has worked as a senior quality engineer in a number of private companies in Greece and has acted as a part-time lecturer and scientific advisor in academia. He is currently the Head of the Department of Communication and Informatics Battalion at the Hellenic Ministry of Defense, Hellenic National Defense General Staff.

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Quality Control Quality Assurance Industrial IoT Social Equity Environmental Sustainability Performance Engineering Cloud Computing Supply Chain Industry 4.0 Machine Learning Quality Standard Reliability

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About the book

This book on quality control intends to include discussion on current trends and applications. In doing so, it hopes to elaborate on cases stemming from a plethora of sectors. Today's anthropogenic era vividly testifies to climate change and its effects, as well as to a need for sustainability mandate changes, both in manufacturing companies, as well as service providers, with the emphasis being predominantly placed in supply chain management, calling – among others – for increased social responsibility, innovation, and visionary leadership. The wide use of sophisticated computer systems and artificial intelligence facilitated the transition to digital manufacturing and Industry 4.0 practices, diffusing – as such – a variety of digital technologies, whilst accentuating the need for modularity, de-centralization, virtualization, and know-how. Cloud computing and blockchains are endogenous tools to facilitate – in the former's case – global on-demand resources, minimizing direct user involvement, whereas the latter may be of paramount importance to Search And Rescue (SAR) organizations, operating in a dynamic and challenging environment.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: November 18th 2021

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: December 16th 2021

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: February 14th 2022

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: May 5th 2022

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

Book compiled, published and promoted

Expected publication date: July 4th 2022

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About the editor

Leo Kounis

Hellenic National Defense General Staff

Leo D. Kounis is the Head of the Department of Communication and Informatics Battalion at the Hellenic Ministry of Defense, Hellenic National Defense General Staff. He obtained his BEng (Hons) degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, his MSc in Quality Engineering, and his PhD in Systems Reliability from the University of Hertfordshire, UK. Dr. Kounis has worked as a senior quality engineer in a number of private companies in Greece, and has acted as a part-time lecturer and scientific advisor in academia. His research interests are focused in the area of quality, transportation, and sustainable energy. He has published a number of scientific papers.

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