Authors of papers at ICDDMAP2021 are invited to submit a full paper ms to a special issue of the Journal of Manufacturing and Manufacturing Processes. JMMP is an open access journal and presenters at ICDDMAP2021 are provided with a 40% discount in the Open Access Fee. This special issue will be Guest Edited by Professors Geoffrey Mitchell, Nuno Alves and Mahadevappa Kariduraganavar. Papers will be published quickly after acceptance and the final date for submission of ms is 21 September 2021. Reviewing will be timely and accepted manuscripts will be published online shortly after acceptance. We anticipate all accepted papers to be published in 2021.