Dr. Rajiv Sharma, Assistant Professor, Department of Ocean Engineering and Dr. G. Saravana Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Design have been nominated as Guest Editors along with Prof. Alain Bernand, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France and Prof. Georges Fadel, Clemson University, USA for a  special issue on ‘Advances in Intelligent Informatics for Virtual and Rapid Prototyping in the Integrated Life Cycle Environment for Efficient Product Development’ of the International Journal of Intelligent Engineering Informatics.