Special Issue "Process Modelling and Simulation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: process modelling and simulation; predictive control; process optimization
Centre for Process Systems Engineering, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom
Interests: architecture and design of general-purpose process modelling tools, numerical methods for large-scale simulation and optimisation, and molecular modelling
Interests: real-time optimization; grey-box modelling; fuzzy systems; artificial intelligence; stability analysis; disturbance-invariant control; scheduling
Models are increasingly used for a large variety of purposes in the process industry, including process design, process control, supervisory systems, process optimization, etc. and are becoming irreplaceable components for any analysis or decision making process. Nevertheless, as models are today ubiquitous in many applications, the problems and alternatives related to their development, validation, reduction or efficient use become more apparent. Massive amounts of data available today online open the door for new applications. However, transforming data into useful models and information in the context of the process industry or bio-systems, agro-food, etc., requires specific approaches and considerations, in particular new modelling methodologies incorporating the complex, stochastic, hybrid and distributed nature of many processes.
The same can be said about the tools and software environments used to describe and solve the models and facilitate their exploitation. More and more, they cannot be considered merely as simulation tools, but as a set of tools built around the models facilitating topics such as experiment design, parameter estimation, model initialization, model validation, analysis, discretization, optimization, model reduction and surrogate model extraction, multiscale operation, distributed computation, co-simulation, HIL, etc. Moreover, advances both in modelling tools and in the underlying hardware and software infrastructure are allowing increasing re-use of models along the entire process lifecycle, from early stage process design to process operations, automation and control.
This Special issue of Processes, dedicated to “Process Modelling and Simulation”, aims to collect novel developments in the field in order to address the challenges brought by the use of models in its different facets, and to reflect the state of the art in methods, tools and applications. Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Modelling methodologies
- Model development
- Model online adaptation
- Parameter estimation
- Process-model uncertainty quantification
- Simulation environments
- Grey-box models
- Hybrid modelling
- Multiscale systems
- Numerical methods
- Distributed models
- Model reduction
- Data driven models
- Applications illustrating recent advances and/or outstanding research gaps in the above areas
We hope that you consider contributing with the results of your research to this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Cesar de Prada
Prof. Dr. Costas Pantelides
Dr. Jose Luis Pitarch
Manuscript Submission Information
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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 1200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Please note that for papers submitted after 31 December 2019 an APC of 1400 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.
- Grey box models
- Stochastic models
- Hybrid systems
- Data driven modelling
- Parameter estimation
- Model reduction
- Distributed modelling and Simulation