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Special Issue "Methodologies and Applications of Multiple Criteria Decision Making for Sustainable Development"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 April 2020.
Prof. Dr. Enrique Herrera-Viedma Website E-Mail
Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, E.T.S. de Ingenieria Informatica y de Telecomunicacion, University of Granada, 18071, Granada, Spain
Interests: artificial intelligence; machine learning; fuzzy sets; fuzzy decision making; computing with words; multiple criteria decision making; consensus
Sustainable development requires critical strategic planning to guide the developments of global environmental, cultural, economic, and social sustainability of human beings. Without taking sustainability into consideration, neither government managements nor enterprises can fully achieve many of their long-term environmental quality goals and economic benefits. However, the incorporation of sustainability considerations requires a shift from focusing solely on the environmental perspective to also acknowledging the broader assessments of cultural continuity and compatibility, technological knowledge, and policy. Multiple variables often exist in a well-defined sustainability problem, and most of the sustainability-related issues involve multiple criteria; thus, it is reasonable to adopt the multiple criteria decision-making (MCDM) approach to handle sustainability-related problems.
This Special Issue seeks methodologies and applications of MCDM methods, such as AHP/ANP, TOPSIS, VIKOR, GRA, etc., and their hybrid methods, for handling sustainable development issues from researchers and practitioners. Topics of interest include (but not limited to) the following:
- Analyzing and evaluating the factors affecting decision making under different sustainable issues;
- In the decision model for sustainable development, applying a novel method to find suitable values for the weight assignment of the influencing factors;
- Optimizing algorithm steps and simplifying decision models for sustainability issues;
- Adopting MCDM methods and tools to model different types of sustainable issues;
- Using hybrid approaches to solve complex sustainable problems;
- Developing an effective sustainable assessment system to conduct a reference for policy-making.
Prof. Dr. Gang Kou
Prof. Dr. Enrique Herrera-Viedma
Dr. Daji Ergu
Dr. Fawaz E. Alsaadi
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 1700 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.
- methodologies and applications
- multiple criteria decision making
- sustainable development
- optimization algorithms
- integrated methods