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The International Conference on Axiomatic Design (ICAD) series is the traditional meeting point of the worldwide Axiomatic Design Community since 2000.

The 14th International Conference on Axiomatic Design (ICAD 2021) will be hosted by Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and Instituto Universitário Militar, Portugal, in June 23-25 2021, at Campus de Caparica.

Axiomatic Design was developed by Professor Nam P. Suh at the MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, by the end of the 1970s. In brief, Axiomatic Design 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. The method takes its name from the use of design principles, or design axioms, as a means to govern the analysis and the design decision-making process in the development of high quality products, processes and other systems. Currently, Axiomatic Design is giving an important theoretical support to some well-known engineering methodologies, such as Taguchi Methods, Design Structure Matrix and Design for Six Sigma.