Special Issue "Bioinspired Computation for Sustainable Energy Systems"

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Computational Methods".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Eneko Osaba
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Guest Editor
Tecnalia Research & Innovation, 48160 Derio, Spain
Interests: bioinspired optimization; combinatorial optimization; artificial intelligence; metaheuristics; swarm intelligence
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Dr. Diana Manjarres
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Guest Editor
Tecnalia Research & Innovation, 48160 Derio, Spain
Interests: sustainable energy systems; heuristic techniques; multiobjective optimization; time series forecasting; artificial intelligence

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Bioinspired computation has arisen as one of the most studied and quickly-growing topics in artificial intelligence. Some of the main influences behind the conception of this topic are the well-known Genetic Algorithm and the Ant Colony Optimization and Particle Swarm Optimization algorithms. These methods, and many similar ones, lit the fuse of the success of this area of knowledge, serving as the origin and principal inspiration of their subsequent research. This success has led to the proposal of additional novel algorithms, inspired by different sources such as the behavioral patterns of animals, social and political behaviors or physical processes. The proposal of new solvers evidences the capability of this type of algorithms to reach a near-optimal performance over a wide range of academic and real-world problems.

In the context of sustainable energy systems, the high increase of energy demand in the last century has led to a development of new renewable and sustainable energy sources, such as solar photovoltaic, wind, biomass, and geothermal energy, among others. In order to enhance the performance of these systems, modeling and optimization techniques have arisen to provide efficient solutions for optimal energy production, planning, storage, distribution, etc. In this regard, bioinspired computation tecniques are considered as a key enabling technology for coping with the above-mentioned challenges.

This Special Issue aims at disseminating the latest findings and research achievements in the areas of bioinspired optimization and sustainable energy systems, with the intention to balance between theoretical research ideas and their practicability as well as industrial applicability. To this end, scholars and practitioners from academia and industrial fields are invited to submit high-quality original contributions to this Special Issue.

Dr. Eneko Osaba
Dr. Diana Manjarres
Guest Editors

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. Processes 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). Please note that for papers submitted after 30 June 2020 an APC of 1500 CHF applies. 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.


  • Bioinspired computation
  • Metaheuristics
  • Optimization of energy systems
  • Energy storage optimization
  • Optimization modeling of energy systems planning
  • Model-based decision support tools in sustainable energy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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