Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Computational Optimization in Engineering

Muhammad Sarfraz

Kuwait University

An expert in computer graphics and imaging, professor and director of MSIT in the Department of Information Science, author of 400 publications, international keynote speaker, chair of many international conferences, editor-in-chief, editor, and guest editor of various international journals.


Samsul Ariffin Abdul Karim

Universiti Teknologi Petronas

A senior lecturer at Fundamental and Applied Sciences Department, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Malaysia for ten years. Dr. Ariffin has over 20 years of experience using Mathematica and MATLAB software for teaching and research activities and his list of the publication contains around 60 journal articles.


Optimization Linear Programming Quadratic Programming Complexity Theory Algorithms for General-Problems Algorithms for Applied-Problems Stochastic Algorithms Applications Cost Energy Nonlinearity Multimodality

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Computational Optimization is an active and important area of study, practice and research today. It covers a wide range of applications in engineering, science and industry. It provides solutions to a variety of real life problems in a variety of disciplines of life including health, business, government, military, politics, security, education and many more. Various problems can be transformed to optimization problems and then can be solved simply, accurately and efficiently. This field is a source of revolutionizing, facilitating and enhancing the exchange of knowledge among researchers involved in both the theoretical and practical aspects. It emphasizes various topics including large scale optimization, unconstrained optimization, constrained optimization, nondifferentiable optimization, combinatorial optimization, stochastic optimization, multi-objective optimization, linear programming, quadratic programming, parametric programming, complexity theory, automatic differentiation, approximations, error analysis, sensitivity analysis, theoretical analysis, evolutionary computing, surrogate-based methods, simulated likelihood estimation, support vector machines, and others. This comprehensive reference will explore developments, methods, approaches and surveys on Computational Optimization in a wide variety of fields and endeavors. It plans to focus on optimization techniques, algorithms, analysis, applications, fields, nature of problems, and others.

This book intends to compile original and innovative findings on all aspects of issues relating to Computational Optimization. On one hand, it will cover various examples of optimization including cost, energy, profits, outputs, performance, and efficiency. On the other hand, it will handle different natures of optimization problems like nonlinearity, multimodality, discontinuity, and uncertainty.

The book is also open to address various real life applications which include but are not limited to science, engineering, industry, health, business, government, military, politics, security, education, parallel computing, distributed computing, vector processing, software, benchmarks, numerical experimentation and comparisons, modelling languages, systems for optimization, automatic differentiation, finance, optimal control, optimal design, operations research, transportation, economics, communications, manufacturing, and management science. Optimization algorithmic study will also be part of the book which may include algorithms for general-problems, algorithms for applied-problems, stochastic algorithms, deterministic algorithms, non-deterministic algorithms, evolutionary algorithms, metaheuristic algorithms. This publication will be compiled with views to provide researchers, practitioners, academicians, military professionals, government officials, and other industry professionals with an in-depth discussion of the latest advances. It will consist of various chapters in different areas of interest.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: September 10th 2020

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Deadline for chapter proposals: October 8th 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: December 7th 2020

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Review results due: February 25th 2021

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: April 26th 2021

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About the editor

Muhammad Sarfraz

Kuwait University

Muhammad Sarfraz is a Professor and Director of MSIT in the Department of Information Science, Kuwait University, Kuwait. His research interests include Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, Image Processing, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Soft Computing, Data Science, Intelligent Systems, Information Systems, Health Informatics, Cyber Security and Information Technology. He is currently working on various projects related to academia and industry. Prof. Sarfraz has been keynote/invited speaker at various platforms around the globe. He has advised/supervised more than 110 students for their MSc and PhD theses. He has published more than 400 publications as Books, journal and conference papers. His publications include around 70 Books as Author and Editor. Prof. Sarfraz is member of various professional societies including IEEE, ACM, IFAC, IVS, INSTICC and ISOSS. He is a Chair and member of the International Advisory Committees and Organizing Committees of various international conferences, Symposiums and Workshops. He is also Editor-in-Chief, Editor and Guest Editor of various International Journals. He has achieved various awards in education, research, and administrative services.

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