Special Issue on "Advanced approaches and applications of energy footprints to promote global sustainability"
Call for papers
Secure energy supply is one of the most important and also challenging issues for building sustainable cities, regions, andnations. The concept of “energy footprint” has been proposed to investigate energy metabolisms from a whole-supply-chain angle instead of single-stage “energy consumption”. Energy footprint approaches are especially useful, considering that ongoing globalization causes regions to become more interconnected with each other through inter-regional trade. This inturn means that the impact of consumption in urban areas and regions on global energy budgets goes way beyond their territories. Powerful techniques such as input-output analysis are able to link the production and consumption activities throughout the world economy, thus being able to play an important part in designing sustainable development pathways. System-based approaches are also emerging to address the nexus of energy footprints with environmental and social footprints, which paints a more comprehensive picture of sustainability.
The Special Issue is aimed at enlightening researchers, practitioners, and decision-makers alike, on progressesand challenges of developing advanced approaches and applications of energy footprint in global sustainability measurements.
Topics of interest
Topics of interestof this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:
🔶Assessment and interpretation of the impact of energy footprints on global sustainability;
🔶Advanced frameworks and approaches for energy footprints across various spatial scales (e.g. cities, regions, nations);
🔶Novel indicators and metrics for computing energy footprints of economies striving towards sustainability goals;
🔶Modelling techniques for in-boundary and cross-boundary energy metabolism through inter-regional trade;
🔶System-based perspectives and comprehensive tools for energy footprint management under globalization;
🔶Multi-goal optimization approaches analyzing the nexus among energy, environmental and social footprints;
🔶Cutting-edge applications for a deep decoupling of socio-economic development from energy footprints; and
🔶Data mining and database construction for local and global energy footprints.
🕒Open for submission: January 1, 2019
🕒Submission due:April 30, 2019
🕒Final decision notification: September 30, 2019
Submission Format and Guideline
This Special Issue solicits original work on energy footprints and global sustainability. All submitted papers must be clearly written in excellent English and contain only original work, which has not been published by or is currently under review for any other journals or conferences. Papers must not exceed 25 pages (one-column, at least 11 pt fonts) including figures, tables, and references. Detailed submission guidelines are available as “Guide to Authors” at:
All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted through the Elsevier Editorial System (EES):http://ees.elsevier.com/apen/default.asp.
Authors must select“VSI: energy footprint”when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process.
Editor in Chief:
Prof. Jinyue Yan
Associate Prof. Shaoqing Chen
Sun Yat-sen University, China
Prof. Sai Liang
Beijing Normal University, China
Prof. Manfred Lenzen
University of Sydney, Australia
Prof. Brian D. Fath
Towson University, US
Assistant Prof. Ali Kharrazi
Advanced Systems Analysis Group, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis