Calls for papers


International Journal of Agile Systems and Management
International Journal of Agile Systems and Management


Special Issue on: "Renewable Energy Systems and Management"

Guest Editor: Dr. Jun Ren, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Over the past decade, the climate change and problems of global warming have increasingly attracted public concerns. In order to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, studies on how to make good use of renewable energy have been actively carried out at both the national and international levels. In Europe, the Renewable Energy industry has been developing rapidly. Since 1997, the EU has been working towards a renewable energy supply equivalent to 12% of the total EU's energy consumption by 2010. The UK’s Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO) will require 5% of all UK retail fuel to come from a renewable source by 2010. The benefits would be a reduction of around 1,000,000 MT of carbon per year. The rapid increase in the requirements of renewable energy opens the way to engineers and researchers to explore and exploit flexible and advanced renewable energy technologies and decision-making approaches in the planning, design and operation stages.

This Special Issue will focus on a broad spectrum of all relevant issues and provide a holistic examination of the current status and future trends in Renewable Energy Systems and Management. It aims to bring together the work of leading researchers, engineers and scientists from around the world.

Subject Coverage
Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:
  • Current issues in the renewable energy industry
  • Renewable energy demand response and management
  • Renewable energy economics
  • Renewable energy regulations
  • Role of governmental regulation
  • Renewable energy policies
  • Renewable energy market deregulation
  • Renewable energy pricing
  • Renewable energy retail markets
  • Renewable energy investment coordination
  • Renewable generation
  • Renewable energy risk analysis
  • Renewable energy policy act
  • Renewable energy security assessment
  • Distribution and agile power systems
  • Fault diagnosis

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Paper due: 30 June, 2008

Acceptance notification: 31 July, 2008

Final paper version due: 29 August, 2008