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Special Issue on Advancing Sustainability and Circular Economy: Exploring the Role of Decision-Making Tools

Aims and Scope

The pursuit of sustainability and the transition towards a circular economy have become increasingly vital in today's world. With mounting environmental challenges and the urgent need to minimize resource consumption and waste generation, the integration of sustainable practices and circularity principles into various industries and sectors has gained significant attention. However, achieving these ambitious goals requires robust decision-making processes that can navigate complex trade-offs and identify optimal strategies to promote sustainable and circular practices.

This special issue aims to delve into the role of decision-making tools in advancing sustainability and circular economy principles across diverse domains. By examining the intersection of sustainability, circularity, and decision-making, this collection of articles brings together cutting-edge research, practical applications, and innovative methodologies that shed light on the challenges and opportunities in this emerging field. This special issue invites contributions from scholars, researchers, and practitioners to explore the application, development, and evaluation of decision-making tools in the context of sustainability and circular economy. The aim is to foster a comprehensive understanding of how these tools can be harnessed to address pressing challenges, identify potential barriers, and unlock opportunities for achieving sustainability goals while promoting circularity.

Lead Guest Editor

Dr. Mohammad Yazdi
Macquarie University, Australia
Research Interests: Operations Research, Safety Engineering, Decision Support Systems

Guest Editors

Dr. Sidum Adumene
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Research Interests: Safety & Risk Analysis, Accident Modelling, Program & Project Management, Corrosion Modelling, Offshore Renewable Energy, Risk Intelligence, Marine Operations & Asset Integrity Management

Dr. Arman Nedjati
Quchan University of Technology, Iran
Research Interests: Operations Research, Decision Making, Modeling Meta-Heuristics

Special Issue Information

We invite authors to submit their original research papers, review articles, or critical perspectives to this special issue. Together, let us explore the role of decision-making tools in advancing sustainability and circular economy principles, ultimately shaping a more resilient and regenerative world.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

· Life cycle assessment (LCA) and its role in sustainable decision-making
· Eco-design strategies for promoting circularity and sustainability
· Supply chain optimization for sustainable and circular practices
· Risk analysis and mitigation strategies in the context of sustainability
· Multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) for evaluating sustainability and circularity trade-offs
· Integration of decision-making tools in policy-making processes for sustainable development
· Application of decision-making tools in specific industries or sectors (e.g., manufacturing, energy,  agriculture, transportation)
· Innovative methodologies and approaches for decision-making in sustainability and circular economy contexts
· Case studies highlighting successful implementation of decision-making tools for sustainable and circular practices
· Assessing the social, economic, and environmental impacts of decision-making in sustainability and circularity initiatives
· Identifying barriers and challenges in using decision-making tools for sustainability and circular economy goals
· Strategies for promoting stakeholder engagement and collaboration in decision-making processes for sustainability and circularity

Manuscript Submission Information

Submission deadline: 30 November 2023

Submissions that pass pre-check will be reviewed by at least two reviewers of the specific field. Accepted papers will be published on early access first and sent for copy editing and typesetting. Then all papers will be included in the special issue when it is published.

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