Special Issue "Investigating Waste Behaviours for Reducing the Strain on Critical Infrastructures"
A special issue of Infrastructures (ISSN 2412-3811).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Interests: data science; creative technologies; critical infrastructure protection; simulation and 3D graphics; smart metering
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Interests: empirical software engineering; machine learning and predictive modelling; explainable AI; smart metering
Interests: robotics; AGV’s; microcontrollers; programming; AI; renewable technology; vision
Urbanisation is surging, with over half of the human population predicted to live in an urban environment in the near future. This growth will place a strain on critical infrastructure distribution networks, which already operate in a state that is complex and intertwined within society. In order to create a sustainable society, there needs to be a change in both societal behaviours (e.g. reducing water/energy/food waste activities) and the technology currently in place (e.g. greater use of green energy, digital twins, preventative maintenance solutions and precision technology). The main challenges are that there is no in-depth knowledge or understanding of waste behaviour, a lack of technological solutions to address this and stark inequalities globally in current critical infrastructure systems. This special issue aims to invite research articles (including theoretical and applied works) that will further the understanding of waste behaviours, the reliability/availability and resilience of critical infrastructures, and the use of advanced technologies for reducing waste.
Areas of interest include the following:
- Food, Water and Energy waste behaviour
- Digital twins for infrastructure management
- AR/VR for greater process awareness
- Critical infrastructure optimisation and precision
- Transmission / distribution network regimes
- Component importance measures
- Smart grid/smart metering
- Preventative maintenance with artificial intelligence
- Supply resilience and resilient infrastructure design
- Green computing technologies for reduced emissions
Dr. William Hurst
Dr. Kwabena Ebo Bennin
Dr. Ben Kotze
Dr. Tonderayi Mangara
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Infrastructures is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- water, energy and food Network
- digital twins
- augmented/virtual reality
- waste behaviours
- transmission / distribution network regimes
- artificial intelligence and machine learning