Special Issue "Complex System Modeling Methods Applied to Sustainable Development"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Yolanda Villacampa
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Guest Editor
Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Alicante, Apartado 99, E-03080, Alicante, Spain
Interests: methodologies and computational algorithms for system modelling; algorithms for modelling by non-linear regression methods; numerical modelling methodologies based on finite elements and artificial intelligence techniques; modelling methodologies for obtaining non-linear models in the parameters; finite element and spline representation models; numerical methods of differential equations; using of genetic algorithms in algebraic problems; stability of numerical models of complex systems; parallelization of numeric algorithms
Dr. Francisco José Navarro-Gonzalez
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Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Alicante, Apartado 99, E-03080, Alicante, Spain
Interests: methodologies and computational algorithms for system modelling; algorithms for modelling by non-linear regression methods; numerical modelling methodologies based on finite elements and artificial intelligence techniques; modelling methodologies for obtaining non-linear models in the parameters; finite element and spline representation models; numerical methods of differential equations; using of genetic algorithms in algebraic problems; stability of numerical models of complex systems; parallelization of numeric algorithms
Dr. Isabel López
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Department of Civil Engineering, University of Alicante, Carretera San Vicente del Raspeig s/n, 03690 San Vicente del Raspeig, Alicante, Spain
Interests: coastal engineering; wave modelling; waste reuse; sediment wear
Dr. José Ignacio Pagán
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Department of Civil Engineering, University of Alicante, Carretera San Vicente del Raspeig s/n, 03690 San Vicente del Raspeig, Alicante, Spain
Interests: nearshore processes; management and sustainable development of coastal zone environments; coastal modelling; geographic information systems; environmental modelling; infrastructure for sustainable transport

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A complex system is a system composed of many components which may interact with each other. The modelling of complex systems involves a high number of variables and relationships. It is very important to obtain methodologies to model those interactions, especially when only experimental data are known. In addition, in every complex system it is necessary to analyze relationships defined in subsystems that help us to better understand the functioning of the whole system. The modeling of a complex system begins with the definition of the problem or phenomenon to be analyzed. The result is the need for simplification without excluding elements of importance and interest in practical research. The mathematical modelling of complex systems encompasses a research approach to problems in many diverse disciplines, including physics, biology, chemistry, medicine, sociology, engineering, computer science, information theory, nonlinear dynamics, ecology and economy. Its transverse nature in relation to its applications can be considered as one of its main virtues.

This Special Issue aims to gather the type of research mentioned, in order to have a joint vision of the advances in these fields, which are usually scattered in highly specialized journals. The issue welcomes submissions in any complex system modeling method, including, but not limited to, the following topics.

  • Energy efficiency
  • Coastal processes
  • Effects of model stability on sustainability
  • Definition and evaluation of sustainability indices in complex systems
  • Evaluation of the impact of global events on the sustainability of subsystems
  • Sustainability policies in social systems from the point of view of game theory
  • Sustainable development indicators and indexes
  • Process optimization
  • Wave modelling
  • Waste reuse
  • Sustainable development indicators and indexes
  • Waste management
  • Circular economy
  • Urban flooding and drainage
  • Sustainable development goals
  • Global environmental governance and policies
  • Community and social planning
  • Sustainable transport
  • Artificial Intelligence in power systems
  • Water supply and management
  • Sustainability dynamics

Prof. Yolanda Villacampa
Dr. Francisco José Navarro-Gonzalez
Dr. Isabel López
Dr. José Ignacio Pagán
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • modelling
  • sustainability indices
  • sustainable development
  • complex system models
  • environmental modelling
  • sustainable engineering
  • modelling of governance on sustainability
  • modeling of sustainable economics
  • sustainable policies modelling
  • sustainable architecture models
  • sustainable urban models
  • sustainable engineering models

Published Papers

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