Special Issue "Bioinspired Engineering: Collectivity and Design"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemistry and Symmetry/Asymmetry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2021).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Matteo Convertino
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Guest Editor
Institute of Environment and Ecology, Tsinghua University (SIGS), Shenzhen, China
Interests: biocomplexity; collective dynamics; ecology and evolution of biological and socio-technological systems; systemic risk analysis; decision science; complex networks; network science; information theory; stochastic processes; fractals; uncertainty; ecohydrology; hydrodynamics; sustainability; ecosystem health; ecodesign; ecosystem modeling; data science; biomimicry; bio-inspired design; macroecology; physiophysics; ecosystem pathology; forecasting; interdisciplinary applications of statistical physics; design by analogy; food systems; physio-linguistics; microbiome; epigenetics; envirome; aquatic and marine ecosystems
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Symmetrical patterns and processes emerging through the collective behavior of populations in heterogeneous environments are ubiquitous. In this Special Issue, topics around bioinspired technology in the form of hard and soft technology, such as devices and algorithms, are welcome. Topics of papers can be, for instance, devices whose shape and/or topology mimics the one observed in animal and plants, and modeling techniques that simulate the process of species populations. Studies exploring (i) the analogy between the computational complexity of models and biological systems as computing machines, including philosophical implications, (ii) technology that allows us to measure symmetrical patterns and asymmetrical transitions, and (iii) design principles or realized architectural and engineering structures based on natural forms are also very encouraged.

Prof. Dr. Matteo Convertino
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Symmetry is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • bioinspired
  • technology
  • symmetry
  • models
  • collective
  • biocomplexity

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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