Special Issue "Advanced Hybrid Algorithms in Energy Forecasting"


A special issue of Algorithms (ISSN 1999-4893).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Wei-Chiang Hong

School of Economics & Management, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing, 211800, China
Department of Information Management, Oriental Institute of Technology, No. 58, Sec. 2, Sichuan Rd., Panchiao, Taipei, 220, Taiwan
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Interests: computational intelligence (neural networks; evolutionary computation); application of forecasting technology (ARIMA; support vector regression; chaos theory)

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The present issue “Advanced Hybrid Algorithms in Energy Forecasting” focuses on energy (including load, energy price, wind speed, and other substitute energy demand) forecasting, which are the prime factors in modern restructured energy market by any novel advanced hybrid algorithm-based techniques to provide significant forecasting accuracy improvements (i.e., proved by statistical test). Advanced hybrid models in this issue is not only concentrated on hybrid evolutionary algorithms or hybrid chaos theory, fuzzy theory, cloud theory with evolutionary algorithms to determine suitable parameters for an existed model, but also on hybridization of two or above existed models, such as neuro-fuzzy model, BPNN-fuzzy model, and so on.
Papers are sought on recent novel ideas by hybridizing intelligent computation algorithms in all fields forecasting in energy sector: genetic algorithm, simulated annealing algorithm, particle swarm optimization, ant colony optimization, immune algorithm, artificial bee colony algorithm, chaotic mapping sequence (including logistic mapping, cat mapping, Tent mapping, and An mapping, etc.), cloud theory, fuzzy theory, artificial neural networks, recurrent mechanism, feed forward mechanism, back-propagation mechanism, seasonal mechanism, etc..
Manuscripts on power transmission design/prediction or IC treatments of economic dispatch scheduling are not targeted in this edition and should be submitted elsewhere.

Dr. Wei-Chiang Hong
Guest Editor


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  • hybrid algorithms
  • energy forecasting model
  • hybrid evolutionary algorithms (genetic algorithm, simulated annealing algorithm, particle swarm optimization, ant colony optimization, immune algorithm, artificial bee colony algorithm, fire fly algorithm, harmony search)
  • chaotic mapping sequence (logistic mapping, cat mapping, tent mapping, and an mapping)
  • cloud theory
  • fuzzy theory
  • artificial neural networks (recurrent mechanism, feed forward mechanism, back-propagation mechanism)
  • seasonal mechanism
  • Wavelet transform

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