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Sustainability - Cases and Studies in Using Operations Research and Management Science Methods
Sustainability is being an important discipline for the society and governments, a research field that require the use and application in Management Science (MS) and Operations Research (OR). In this book, we will introduce the topics of MS and OR together with Sustainability. We will start with basic concept and will present cases, applications, theory, and potential future. We will invite authors to contribute chapters to the book to cover as wide array of topics as space permits. Examples will be from renewable energy; smart industry; city; transportation; home and smart devices. We will discuss future applications, trends, and potential future of this new discipline.
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Purpose of the Book
Sustainability, a challenge for mankind for our planet, can be understood as the quality of being able to continue over a period of time, where management science (MS) and operations research (OR) are being used to that propose. MS and OR could include machine, equipment, human, animal, anything. It could transfer text, signals, media, software, etc. To build and manage sustainability, new disciplines have emerged in MS&OR such as advanced analytics, machine learning, etc. Specifically, this book will provide an interface between the main disciplines of engineering/technology and the organizational, economic, administrative, and planning capabilities of managing sustainability.
Objective of the Book
This book will aim to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in sustainability in Management Science and Operations Research. It will be written for professionals who want to improve their understanding of the strategic role of sustainability at various levels of the information and knowledge organization, that is, sustainability at the global economy level, at networks and organizations, at teams and work groups, of information systems and, finally, sustainability at the level of individuals as players in the networked environments.
This book is intended for professionals in the field of energy, engineering, information science, mathematics, economics, and researchers who wish to develop new skills in sustainability, or who employ the sustainability discipline as part of their work. The authors of this volume describe their original work in the area or provide material for cases and studies successfully applying the sustainability discipline in real life cases and theoretical approaches.
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following regarding sustainability:
- Simple explanation for beginners, what is sustainability and how does it work?
- History, origin
- Recent developments
- New Trends
- Successful case studies
- Benefits, risks
- Sustainability in city, car, appliances, building, etc.
- Future of sustainability
Fausto works at UCLM as Full Professor (Accredited as Full Professor from 2013), Spain, Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Birmingham University, UK, Lecturer at the Postgraduate European Institute, and he has been Senior Manager in Accenture (2013-2014). He obtained his European PhD with a maximum distinction. He has been distinguished with the prices: Runner Prize for Management Science and Engineering Management Nominated Prize (2020), and Advancement Prize (2018), First International Business Ideas Competition 2017 Award (2017); Runner (2015), Advancement (2013) and Silver (2012) by the International Society of Management Science and Engineering Management (ICMSEM); Best Paper Award in the international journal of Renewable Energy (Impact Factor 3.5) (2015). He has published more than 150 papers (65 % ISI, 30% JCR and 92% internationals), some recognized as: “Applied Energy” (Q1, as “Best Paper 2020”), “Renewable Energy” (Q1, as “Best Paper 2014”); “ICMSEM” (as “excellent”), “Int. J. of Automation and Computing” and “IMechE Part F: J. of Rail and Rapid Transit” (most downloaded), etc. He is author and editor of 31 books (Elsevier, Springer, Pearson, Mc-GrawHill, Intech, IGI, Marcombo, AlfaOmega,…), and 5 patents. He is Editor of 5 Int. Journals, Committee Member more than 40 Int. Conferences. He has been Principal Investigator in 4 European Projects, 6 National Projects, and more than 150 projects for Universities, Companies, etc. His main interests are: Artificial Intelligence, Maintenance, Management, Renewable Energy, Transport, Advanced Analytics, Data Science. He is being expert in the European Union in AI4People (EISMD), and ESF. He is Director of www.ingeniumgroup.eu
Professor Benjamin Lev is the University Trustee Professor at LeBow College of Business, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He holds a PhD in Operations Research from Case Western Reserve University. Prior to joining Drexel University, Dr. Lev held academic and administrative positions at Temple University, University of Michigan-Dearborn, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is the Editor-in-Chief of OMEGA-The International journal of Management Science www.OmegaJournal.org; Co-Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Management Science and Engineering Management; and serves on several other journal editorial boards (INFORMS JAA (formerly Interfaces), IAOR, ORPJ, Financial Innovation, OPSEARCH, IDIM, IIE-Transactions, ERRJ, INFORMS JOR). He currently holds faculty appointments at seven Chinese Universities (Beijing Jiaotong University, Chengdu University, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing Audit University, Xidian University, Tianjin University). Professor Lev is the former TIMS VP-Meetings and INFORMS VP- Meetings. INFORMS Fellow since 2003. He has published sixteen books, numerous articles and organized many national and international conferences including ORSA/TIMS Philadelphia; INFORMS Israel; IFORS Scotland; ALIO-INFORMS Buenos Aires; ICMSEM Philadelphia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Lev
Abstract Deadline: September 30th, 2021
Full Chapter Deadline: November 30th, 2021
Final Decision of the Chapters: May 31st, 2022
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The authors of this edited volume will describe their original work in this area or provide material for case studies which have been successfully implemented.
Interested contributors must first submit a chapter proposal (one to two pages long, up to 500 words) including an abstract.
The deadline is September 31st, 2021. Once approved by the Editorial Board, we expect the full chapter according to the Springer format and instructions. This deadline will be November 30th, 2021.
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In case of any problem, please contact to Prof. Fausto P. Garcia: FaustoPedro.Garcia@uclm.es
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