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Sustainable Infrastructure Management

Special issue call for papers from Journal of Facilities Management

Infrastructures are facilities and services that support the functioning of human societies. Examples are utility networks (such as water, wastewater, gas, electricity, and communications), transportation systems (such as airports, railroads, roads, and bridges), public buildings (municipal buildings and hospitals), and social venues (such as sports and entertainment facilities). Capital intensity, network complexity, and criticality of services provided are among the main attributes of infrastructure systems. Infrastructure management is emerging as a top global priority in the 21st century due to a growing stock of aged infrastructure facilities and an increasing demand for infrastructure services resulted from a highly urbanized population. 

Scope

The special issue on “Sustainable Infrastructure Management” aims at publishing original papers on current research and practice in incorporating social, economical and environmental sustainability dimensions in infrastructure management. Areas of particular interest are (but are not limited to): 

• Resilience, risk assessment and management
• Physical asset management
• Network modelling and optimisation
• Interdependency analysis  
• Life cycle cost optimisation
• Environmental impact assessment
• Service operations management
• Maintenance and reliability analysis
• Resource efficiency and productivity
• Supply chain management
• Financing and public policy
• Contract, procurement and project management 

Submission

The closing date for submissions is:  1st May 2013

Submissions to the Journal of Facilities Management are made using ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer review system. Registration and access are available at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jofm.

Please submit online by 1st May 2013 (NOTE: at the “please select the type of issue” section (step 4) please select “Sustainable Infrastructure Management ” in the drop down list). For detailed Author Guidelines and further information on the journal, please visit: www.emeraldinsight.com/jfm.htm 

If you have any questions, please contact the Guest Editor, Fuzhan Nasiri, at [email protected].