Simulation modelling for sustainability: a review of the literature

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This article is a review of work published in various journals and conference proceedings on the topics of Simulation Modelling for Sustainability between January 2000 and May 2015. A total of 192 papers are reviewed. The article intends to serve three goals. First, it will be useful to researchers who wish to know what kinds of questions have been raised and how they have been addressed in the areas of simulation modelling for sustainability. Second, the article will be a useful resource for searching research topics. Third, it will serve as a comprehensive bibliography of the papers published during the period. The literature is analysed for application areas, simulation methods and dimensions of the triple bottom line model of sustainable development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Sustainable Engineering
StateAccepted/In press - Aug 20 2016


  • literature review
  • modelling
  • simulation
  • Sustainability
  • sustainable development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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