Special Issue "Applications of Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Development (AAISD)"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Álvaro Herrero
Guest Editor
GICAP Research Group, University of Burgos, Burgos, Spain
Interests: machine learning; unsupervised exploratory projection; neural networks; multiagent systems; case-based reasoning
Dr. Carlos Cambra
Guest Editor
GICAP Research Group, University of Burgos, Burgos, Spain
Interests: machine learning; time-series forecasting; IoT; drones; precision agriculture
Dr. Carlos Alonso de Armiño
Guest Editor
GICAP Research Group, University of Burgos, Burgos, Spain
Interests: time-series forecasting; clustering; macroeconomy; transport; logistics
Dr. Paweł Ksieniewicz
Guest Editor
Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland
Interests: hyperspectral image analysis; computational intelligence; LiDAR data processing; soft computing
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Dr. Paolo Gastaldo
Guest Editor
Department of Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunication Engineering and Naval Architecture, DITEN, University of Genoa
Interests: machine learning; embedded systems; intelligent systems for robotics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in general and some of its subfields in particular are being perceived as some of the most promising technologies today. Furthermore, they are being successfully applied to a wide variety of problems in both academia and industry. There has been a constantly growing flow of related research papers, as well as a substantial progress being achieved in real-world, cutting-edge applications.

On the other hand, sustainability has been and still is one of the major concerns at the present time. As a result, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted by the United Nations Member States as the path to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. Urgent action is required to address the global challenges we face, such as environmental issues.

The present Special Issue aims at exploring the synergies of these two fields by studying cases of AI being used for social good and its latest advances. It is open to research papers on practical applications of AI for Sustainable Development, based on empirical experiments. Original contributions, including both data and knowledge-driven AI solutions, are cordially welcome. By means of this Special Issue, some fundamental concepts and associated AI techniques applied for sustainability will be further dealt with and promoted.

Dr. Álvaro Herrero
Dr. Carlos Cambra
Dr. Carlos Alonso de Armiño
Dr. Pawel Ksieniewicz
Dr. Paolo Gastaldo
Guest Editors

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.

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The topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  • Artificial neural networks (deep and shallow)
  • Case-based reasoning
  • Evolutionary computing
  • Fuzzy computing
  • Hybrid intelligent systems
  • Image processing Intelligent agents and multiagent systems
  • Logics and causal models
  • Machine/automated learning
  • Metaheuristics
  • Natural language processing
  • Probabilistic computing
  • Reasoning under uncertainty
  • Smart planning.
The application fields of interest cover but are not limited to:
  • Biodiversity protection
  • Climate change
  • Desertification and degradation of ecosystems
  • Global warming
  • Green processes and technologies
  • Natural resource management
  • Pollution
  • Sustainable industrial and energy development
  • Disaster risk reduction
  • Geosciences
  • Clean water and sanitation
  • Quality education

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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