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Control and Optimization in Sustainability Applications

Edited by:
Prof. Dr. Kok Lay Teo, Sunway University, Malaysia
Prof. Dr. Song Wang, Curtin University, Australia
Prof. Dr. Wah June Leong, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 31 March 2024

Journal of Inequalities and Applications is presenting the Collection on 'Control and Optimization in Sustainability Applications.' Please note that this Collection is open only to the participants of 'Third Pacific Optimization Conference (POC2023).'

About the Collection

Journal of Inequalities and Applications is presenting the Collection on 'Control and Optimization in Sustainability Applications.' Please note that this Collection is only open to the participants of 'Third Pacific Optimization Conference (POC2023).'

In an era of increasing environmental concerns and resource constraints, the role of control theory and optimization in driving sustainable developments has become paramount. We propose to edit  a special for Journal of Inequalities and Applications (JIAP) on a theme of advancing the understanding and application of control theory and optimization techniques in the realm of sustainability. This special issue is dedicated to the Third Pacific Optimization Conference (POC2023) to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 9-11 December 2023.  

Scope and Topics:

The topics of  interplay of control theory, optimization, and sustainability with intensive inequalities involved are suitable for this special issue. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Optimal Resource Allocation: Innovative approaches to optimize the allocation of limited resources, such as energy, water, and materials, in sustainable systems
  • Model Predictive Control: Applications of model predictive control techniques to enhance the energy efficiency and performance of sustainable processes and systems
  • Multi-objective Optimization: Development of multi-objective optimization strategies to balance conflicting sustainability objectives, considering economic, environmental, and social aspects
  • Renewable Energy Systems: Control and optimization of renewable energy sources, energy storage, and distribution systems for improved sustainability and reliability
  • Smart Buildings and Cities: Utilization of control theory to design and manage energy-efficient buildings and urban infrastructure, fostering sustainable urban development
  • Circular Economy: Optimization of closed-loop systems and circular supply chains to minimize waste generation and promote resource reuse
  • Life Cycle Assessment: Integration of control strategies and optimization techniques in life cycle assessment to quantify the environmental impacts of products and processes
  • Climate Change Mitigation: Control and optimization approaches to mitigate the impacts of climate change through sustainable practices and policies
  • Transportation Systems: Enhancing the efficiency and sustainability of transportation systems through advanced control and optimization methods
  1. The stationary point of optimization problems can be obtained via conjugate gradient (CG) methods without the second derivative. Many researchers have used this method to solve applications in various fields, ...

    Authors: Ahmad Alhawarat, Zabidin Salleh, Hanan Alolaiyan, Hamid El Hor and Shahrina Ismail
    Citation: Journal of Inequalities and Applications 2024 2024:73
  2. The alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM) has been widely used to solve linear constrained problems in signal processing, matrix decomposition, machine learning, and many other fields. This paper ...

    Authors: Zhonghui Xue, Kaiyuan Yang, Qianfeng Ma and Yazheng Dang
    Citation: Journal of Inequalities and Applications 2024 2024:65
  3. The combination of the time-scaling transformation and control parameterization has proven to be an effective approach in addressing optimal control problems involving switching systems with predefined subsyst...

    Authors: Xi Zhu, Yanqin Bai, Changjun Yu and Kok Lay Teo
    Citation: Journal of Inequalities and Applications 2024 2024:53

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection is open only to the participants of 'Third Pacific Optimization Conference (POC2023).'

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have read our submission guidelines. Manuscripts for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. Please, select the appropriate Collection title “Control and Optimization in Sustainability Applications" under the “Details” tab during the submission stage.

All submitted manuscripts will undergo a rigorous peer-review process to ensure high-quality contributions to the field. The authors should indicate in their cover letter that the paper is submitted to the 'Third Pacific Optimization Conference (POC2023)' Collection of Journal of Inequalities and Applications.

Important Dates:

Deadline for receiving your manuscript: 31 March 2024
Date for reporting reviewers’ reports: 31 June 2024
Date for receiving the revised papers: 31 September 2024
Date for final notification on the paper: 31 December 2024

The Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer-review process. The peer-review of any submissions for which the Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.