Special Issue “Energy Complex System Simulation, Design, and Optimisation” call for papers

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Energy Complex System Simulation, Design, and Optimisation

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Paul Stewart Website
Guest Editor
Energy and Environment in the Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering, University of Derby, Lonsdale House, Derby, DE1 3HD, UK
Interests: complex system simulation, design and optimisation; artificial intelligence and advanced control systems; power and energy architectures and electrical machines, drives and systems; energy conversion and storage; remote monitoring and sensing; prognostics and diagnostics; low carbon and low emissions operations

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Dear Colleagues, we are inviting submissions to a Special Issue of Energies entitled “Energy Complex System Simulation, Design and Optimisation”.

In recent years, advanced design tools and simulation models have been developed and applied to the design and optimisation of an extremely broad spectrum of energy systems, from mobile applications to national and international electrical power systems.

This Special Issue focuses on the modelling, simulation, design and optimisation methodologies and analysis which enables the integration of renewable energy resources and the transformation of existing fossil-based energy systems into future sustainable energy systems. Application areas are expected to be diverse and would include generation, distribution and stability control, distributed power and data systems, smart-cities, electrified transport systems—both ground based and aircraft—and much more.

The approach to modelling will also be diverse and include the complex interaction of control and measurement data systems with physical dynamic models and hardware in the loop analysis. This Special Issue will present the diversity of models and their implicit or explicit theoretical backgrounds. Of particular interest is the integration of optimisation methods and heuristics with complex system simulation, analysis and design toolboxes with practical application examples.

Prof. Paul Stewart
Guest Editor

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. Energies 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 1800 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.


  • energy systems
  • power systems
  • optimisation
  • control
  • modelling
  • simulation
  • complex systems design
About Paul Stewart 316 Articles
Director of Innovation Mel Morris Endowed Chair in Intelligent Systems University of Derby UK email: p.stewart1@derby.ac.uk

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