ACRONIM of the Special Issue: MCDM-STS

Transportation systems have been changing at a fast pace in recent decades and are becoming greener and more sustainable. Planning and policy-making for these systems have become more complicated and accordingly, demands many new infrastructures. By the end of this decade, quite a few cities will finish the new projects during which the cities pave the road of sustainability in the greenest ways.

Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) and its two sub-branches, Multiple Objective Decision Making (MODM) and Multiple Attribute Decision Making (MADM), play a crucial role in many decisions and policy-making projects related to transportation area in general and also related to managing transportation systems in particular.

MCDM methods and approaches can prepare a great opportunity for researchers to solve the corresponding issues and propose many solutions to develop more sustainable transportation systems.

We invite original and unpublished research contributions in all relevant areas.

The Main Topics of the Special Issue can be application of MADM and MODM approaches in decision making, planning, policy making and optimizing the systems such as:

  • more electronic devices, instruments and automobiles;
  • new start-up companies;
  • individual electronic devices such as electronic scooters;
  • basic lines and routes for bicycles and other individual electronic devices;
  • strategic planning in the transportation systems;
  • city planning by municipalities;
  • renewable energies in transportation systems;
  • future vehicles and their impacts;
  • future of transportation systems;
  • technological and political issues in planning;
  • technical points in sustainability about transportation systems.

These topics are highly recommended but the special issue is not limited to these topics.

Guest Editors:

  • Dr. Sarfaraz Hashemkhani Zolfani, School of Engineering, Catholic University of the North, Chile, e-mail: (Lead Guest Editor)
  • Dr. Dragan Pamucar, Dept of Logistics, Military academy, University of Defence in Belgrade, Serbia, e-mail: (Guest Editor)
  • Prof. Jurgita Antuchevičienė, Dept of Construction Technology and Management, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania, e-mail: (Guest Editor)

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s “Guidelines for Authors”, which are located at

Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the TRANSPORT ScholarOne Manuscripts system at according to the following timetable:

  • manuscript due             until 31 March 2020;
  • first round of reviews   until 31 May 2020;
  • publication date            until 31 October 2020 [after acceptance as “Article in Press”,                                                                                                             later in the TRANSPORT 35(XX) 2020].

Manuscripts submitted for this special issue that are not finally selected for the specific issue (due to the limited number of manuscripts per issue) but are of high quality, may be included in a subsequent regular issue of the TRANSPORT, upon special issue editors’ proposal.