We invite you to submit your manuscript to the Special Issue of Processes on Multi-Objective Optimization of Processes (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/processes/special_issues/multi_objective). Deadline for manuscript submissions: *15 September 2019*
*Special Issue Description *
Optimization has been playing a significant role for designing and controlling improved processes for many decades. However, over recent years, the view of an optimized process has changed from considering just the economic return to include other objectives including environmental impacts, social impacts, process safety, on-stream time, reliability, maintainability, and recyclability, to name just some of the possibilities. When a process designer needs to consider more than one criterion, this is known as multi-criteria decision analysis/making (MCDA/M). Multi-objective optimization (MOO) or optimization for multiple objectives has been a fast developing field of research, because of its ability to identify conflicts between objectives using Pareto-generating techniques that can provide many Pareto-optimal solutions at the same time.
This Special Issue on “Multi-Objective Optimization of Processes” focuses on new developments and applications of MOO to processes and systems of interest to chemical engineers. Topics include but not limited to the following:
*How to Submit*
Main types of contributions published in Processes are Articles, Communications, Reviews, Conference Papers, Perspectives, Viewpoints.
1. Instructions for Authors: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/processes/instructions
2. Manuscripts are expected to be submitted through the online system at https://susy.mdpi.com/user/manuscripts/upload/
Processes (ISSN 2227-9717; IF: 1.279; http://www.mdpi.com/journal/processes) is a journal published by MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Processes maintains rigorous peer-review and a rapid publication process.
*Open Access* (http://www.mdpi.com/about/openaccess): free for readers, with publishing fees paid by authors or their institutions. (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/processes/apc).
*High visibility*: indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), Scopus and other databases. (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/processes/indexing)
*Rapid publication*: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors in 12.9 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 5.1 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2018).
*Publication Charge*: The Article Processing Charge for Processes papers is 1100 CHF per accepted paper. Please note that for papers submitted after 30 June 2019 an APC of 1200 CHF applies. For details, please see:http://www.mdpi.com/journal/processes/apc.