Special Issue in Optimization and Engineering Journal


Multiobjective Optimization and Decision Making in Engineering Sciences



Guest Editors

Jussi Hakanen

Faculty of Information Technology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland


Richard Allmendinger

Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK


Submission deadline: January 31, 2020 (November 30, 2019)


Aim and scope

The emergence of advanced technologies and digitalization has been changing our world and leading to a situation where physical assets are being augmented heavily with non-physical assets. In addition to widely used simulation-based optimization, data-driven optimization approaches have become more popular in engineering sciences due to availability of large amounts of data collected in every field (e.g. from IoT, sensors, experimental measurements etc.). Therefore, the effective combination of data and advanced engineering and management technologies and skills is becoming a key asset to a company urging the need to rethink how to tackle modern decision making problems. The consideration of various competing factors related to business, technical, workforce, safety and environmental aspects further increases the complexity of decision making and leads to multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) problems. This special issue focuses on the intersection between Engineering, Data Science, Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) and Multiobjective Optimization (MO). The development of new models and algorithmic methods to solve such problems is in the focus as much as the application of these concepts to real problems. The aim of the issue is to bring together academics and practitioners with different expertise, in particular, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, data science and business.

This special issue is connected to but not restricted to papers presented at the 25th International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, MCDM2019 (to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, in June 2019).

Major topics of interest

All submissions related to the development/application of multi/many-objective optimization in engineering are welcome. Especially, submissions considering novel approaches combining engineering and data science are highly encouraged. Topics of interest (but not limited to) include:

Submission instructions

Papers should be submitted online at https://www.opte-journal.com and the submission deadline for full-length papers is January 31, 2020. Upon manuscript submission, please select the special issue "MCDM 2019". Submissions will be peer-reviewed according to the standards of the journal. Manuscripts will be processed as they arrive and will be published online as soon as they are accepted. For planning purposes, interested authors are encouraged to email a tentative title to the guest editors.


Please feel free to contact us in case you have any questions
Jussi Hakanen: jussi.hakanen@jyu.fi
Richard Allmendinger: richard.allmendinger@manchester.ac.uk