Special Issue "Sustainable Intelligent Manufacturing Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2019).
Interests: constraint satisfaction problem; scheduling; robust scheduling; distributed constraints; railway scheduling; green/sustainable manufacturing; metaheuristics
Interests: multi-agent systems; intelligent manufacturing systems; sustainable intelligent manufacturing systems
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The urgent need for sustainable development is imposing radical changes in the way manufacturing systems are designed and implemented. This urgent requirement has arisen due to several established and emerging causes: Environmental concerns, diminishing non-renewable resources, stricter legislation and inflated energy costs, increasing consumer preference for environmentally friendly products, etc. Moreover, the overall sustainability in industrial activities of manufacturing companies must be achieved at the same time that they face unprecedented levels of global competition.
Many research works have been reported in the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems literature, proposing different approaches to tackle sustainability at different levels of the whole manufacturing system. Nevertheless, there are open problems that still remain unsolved and require urgent attention from academia and industry practitioners.
The objective of this Special Issue is to provide a snapshot of the status, potential, challenges, and recent developments of intelligent solutions for sustainable manufacturing systems. We invite researchers to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to improve the current state-of-the-art within the field.
Prof. Dr. Miguel A. Salido
Dr. Adriana Giret
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. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
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- intelligent approaches for sustainable manufacturing systems and circular economy
- sustainable optimization techniques for manufacturing system operations
- intelligent approaches for green supply chains
- Cyber Physical Systems and IoT
- developments for sustainable intelligent manufacturing systems
- intelligent theoretical models for sustainable manufacturing systems
- application of distributed intelligent models and solutions for sustainable manufacturing systems