Special Issue "Circular Economy and Artificial Intelligence"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Hamid Khayyam
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Department of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, School of Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne VIC 3083, Australia
Interests: modelling; dynamic systems and control; optimisation of complex energy systems
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Prof. Seeram Ramakrishna
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Guest Editor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Interests: sustainable materials; biomaterials; circular economy; nanotechnology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sustainability is necessary and must drive innovation through the circular economy and artificial intelligence. There is no other alternative for ensuring a sustainable future for human beings. In order to guide companies and academia toward the principles of the circular economy, this Special Issue aims to be a leading peer-reviewed platform and survey of the state-of-the-art in order to grow and promote a systematic approach to the circular economy as the only path to be competitive. However, to implement this goal, it is necessary to change the traditional approach to a new environmentally-friendly reduce, reuse, and recycle (RRR) economy enabled by artificial intelligence technologies. The Special Issue covers research on system and process analysis, modelling, prediction, and optimization to improve RRR. In addition, papers are welcome on other related topics, such as renewable energy, electricity supply and demand, bioenergy, robots, sensors, machine learning, data analytics, materials passports, life cycle assessment, life cycle costing, decarbonization, ESG (environmental, social, and governance factors), vehicles, energy storage, energy conservation, and energy in buildings (industrial and residential) within the context of broader automation control and energy efficiency.

Dr. Hamid Khayyam
Prof. Dr. Seeram Ramakrishna
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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 1800 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.


  • circular economy
  • sustainable energy
  • artificial intelligence
  • machine learning
  • materials passports

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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