Special Issue "Toward Sustainability: Transportation System Evaluation and Optimization"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2023) | Viewed by 3225
Interests: transportation planning; transportation system design; intelligent transportation systems; behavioral modeling; intermodal transportation; logistics; multicriteria evaluation and optimization
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In an era of radical geospatial and technological changes, transportation systems are asked to deliver high-quality service while preserving the environment, enabling economic development and ensuring high living quality standards. Smart solutions for the accommodation of people’s and goods’ movements, coupled with the ability to measure real-time performance and tools developed for the optimization of systems’ operation are the means to improve transportation systems, in terms of efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability.
Electrification encounters climate change when allied with the use of renewable energy sources, while sharing and autonomous systems introduce new concepts in transportation potential. The growth of technology has resulted in an avalanche of available and highly active data at low cost. To transform data into value, traditional statistical methods need to be adjusted or new techniques and algorithms need to be developed, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence. Numerical methods, simulation, and multiple criteria analyses enable decision-making and transportation system optimization.
This Special Issue focuses on the latest research conducted in the field of evaluation and optimization of transportation systems, taking into account the trends in people’s mobility and goods movements. Its aim is to present findings about the sustainability of revolutionary transportation paradigms and highlight validated methodologies applied for their measurement, assessment, and evaluation. It covers topics related to the sustainability pillars (transportation, economy, environment, society) and enablers (satisfaction, acceptance, adoption, uptake). Both original research and review papers are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Eftihia Nathanail
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.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). 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.
- Data digitization
- Data analytics
- Transportation modeling
- Impact assessment
- Multiple criteria evaluation
- Decision making
- Business models