Special Issue "Ensuring Sustainability Towards the 2030 Mission"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. María Jesús Muñoz-Torres
Guest Editor
Department of Finance and Accounting, Law and Economics Faculty, Jaume I University, Campus del Riu Sec 12071, Castellón, Spain
Interests: sustainable development; business economics; financial economics and microfinance; agricultural economics; risk management; corporate finance; economics and philosophy
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Dr. Carmen Aviles-Palacios
Guest Editor
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Madrid, Spain)
Interests: sustainability; entrepreneurship

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues, 

The European Union “Horizon Europe” Framework Program (2021–2027) is aiming to identify and develop 5 ambitious “Missions” of a maximum European impact in research and innovation. These missions are geared towards social challenges, economy, environment, and industrial competitiveness, as fundamental challenges that must be addressed. In this context, it is necessary to analyze the role of organizational engineering as a key factor. Engineering in general, and Industrial Engineering in particular, plays an important role in generating innovation by improving the design, installation, operation, management, control, and improvement of industrial systems while providing services to companies and other organizations. 

This Special Issue is focused on the role of engineers in promoting models of sustainable development. It also aims to present and review emerging industrial engineering methods, approaches, and technologies which address some of the most recent topics in the sector. 

The following topics are of particular interest:

  • Sustainability, eco-efficiency and quality management;
  • Strategy, innovation, networks and entrepreneurship;
  • Operations research, modeling and simulation;
  • Supply chain management and logistics;
  • Production planning and control;
  • Management information systems and knowledge management;
  • Project and process management;
  • Service systems;
  • Human resources and organizational design;
  • Product design, industrial marketing and consumer behavior;
  • Education in organizational engineering.

Prof. Dr. María Jesús Muñoz-Torres
Dr. Carmen Aviles-Palacios
Guest Editors

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  • industrial engineering
  • sustainability
  • eco-efficiency
  • entrepreneurship
  • strategy
  • innovation
  • operation research
  • supply chain management
  • logistic
  • production planning
  • management information system
  • service system

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False Alarms Analysis of Wind Turbine Bearing System
Sustainability 2020, 12(19), 7867; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12197867 - 23 Sep 2020
Wind turbines are complex systems that use advanced condition monitoring systems for analyzing their health status. The gearbox is one of the most critical components due to its elevated downtime and failure rate. Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems are employed in wind [...] Read more.
Wind turbines are complex systems that use advanced condition monitoring systems for analyzing their health status. The gearbox is one of the most critical components due to its elevated downtime and failure rate. Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems are employed in wind farms for condition monitoring and control in real time. The volume and variety of the data require novel and robust techniques for data analysis. The main novelty of this work is the development of a new modelling of the temperature curve of the gearbox bearing versus wind speed to detect false alarms. An approach based on data partitioning and data mining centers is employed. The wind speed range is divided into intervals to increase the accuracy of the model, where the centers are considered representative samples in the modelling. A method based on the alarm detection is developed and studied together with the alarms report provided by a real case study. The results obtained allow the identification of critical alarm periods outside the confidence interval. It is validated that the study of alarm identification, pre-filtered data, state variable, and output power contribute to the detection of the false alarms. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ensuring Sustainability Towards the 2030 Mission)
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