Special Issue "Innovative Modelling Approaches in Agricultural Systems and Food Processes"
A special issue of Modelling—International Open Access Journal of Modelling in Engineering Science (ISSN 2673-3951).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.
Interests: modelling and optimization of agri-food processes; optimization in engineering and biotechnology; parameter estimation; optimal experimental design; data analysis; bioinformatics; dynamic optimization; multiobjective optimization; metaheuristics
Interests: the application and development of kinetic models; stochastic modelling; the application of other modelling approaches (e.g. network-based models); optimal experiment design; development of scientific software
Interests: irrigation management; deficit irrigation; climate change; plant ecophysiology; water stress; water relations; water footprint; water use efficiency; water productivity; water saving; droughts and water scarcity; plant nutrition; evapotranspiration and plant modelling
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Interests: food safety; microbial predictive modelling
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Agricultural and food systems management is crucial to ensure feeding of a growing world population while keeping or even improving key issues like health, safety and environmental sustainability. These tasks are already being especially challenging due to climate change. While important advances in the last century have been done regarding quantification and mathematical modelling of agri-food processes, the continuous development of basic science opens new gaps to be covered. Agri-food systems are biological systems with an inherent dynamic and non-linear nature. Interactions among different systems and with the environment make the modelling process quite complex. Besides, different scales can be found when studying these systems: from the molecular level to the design of industrial processes, including the implementation of economic and/or social policies, what advice the use and development of integrated modelling approaches that account for the different scales and interactions. This inherent complexity turns mathematical models into an essential tool to understand these systems. This is specially the case during the last years, when the widespread use of sensors have increased the amount of data available for understanding these systems. This has enabled the application of Big Data & Machine Learning technologies to gain further insight in agri-food systems.
This Special Issue aims to develop and explore modelling tools applicable to agricultural and food systems to support researchers in different areas, food scientists, engineers, and agri-food policy managers. It is not limited to the development and validation of novel mathematical models, but covers every step in the modelling process. For instance, (optimal) experiment design, decision-aiding tools, optimization, big data & machine learning, or software development are also of interest.
Dr. Jose A. Egea
Dr. Alberto Garre
Dr. Alejandro Galindo
Prof. Dr. Pablo S. Fernández-Escamez
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Agri-food systems
- Data analysis
- Dynamic models
- Integrated modelling
- Multi-scale modelling