Advances in Civil Engineering

Recent Advances on Viability and Antifragility in Project Scheduling

Publishing date
01 May 2023
Submission deadline
13 Jan 2023

Lead Editor

1Yazd University, Tehran, Iran

2Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poland

3Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey

Recent Advances on Viability and Antifragility in Project Scheduling


Nowadays, the viability of project scheduling has become increasingly important in recent research studies, especially during complex situations. In addition, Viable and Antifragile Project Management (VAPM) applies antifragility, resiliency, sustainability, and agility in different phases of planning and scheduling for complex networks and systems. Attention to resiliency is also essential because disruption and fluctuations force planning, scheduling, and the consequent negative impacts are unknown to many project managers. Furthermore, planning, monitoring, and controlling project delivery and process support are highly dependent on the life-cycles economic, environmental, and social aspects. However, viability and antifragility are beyond resilience or robustness. Resilient tries to confront sudden failures while improving the functionality in the wake of disruption at the same time. Antifragile benefit from chaos and shock in the presence of volatility, randomness, stressors, disorder, risk, and uncertainty, and finally, thrive and grow to survive. In addition to resiliency and agility, paying more attention to sustainable development is inevitable during project management (PM). Sustainable development mainly comprises environmental impact, energy consumption, and social impact. Carbon emissions, carbon trading, and waste management are practical solutions to decrease the environmental impact. Using renewable and clean energy is also one of the strategies to apply viability in project management. Meanwhile, implementing novel technologies, such as blockchain, Internet-of-Things (IoT), and Artificial Intelligence (AI), can assist and enable the transition to running lean project management as agility tools and decrease the complexity of networks.

However, these tools require appropriate modeling to demonstrate the superiority of the latest technologies. Therefore, we need to use VAPM to improve the complexity of the network and move to antifragility, resilience, sustainability, and agility, and use novel technologies in different phases of projects. Researchers and scholars are invited to propose methods based on mathematical modeling and AI-based approaches to improve the current situation and fulfil requirements.

This Special Issue investigates recent advances in viability and sustainability in project scheduling and management. Thus, we seek contributions from authors presenting novel models towards ensuring resiliency, sustainability, and agility in PM. We welcome original research and review articles.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Viable project management
  • Resilience and agility in project management
  • Sustainability in project management
  • Resilience in the budget allocation of project management
  • Applicable of big Data, IoT, blockchain, renewable energy, and artificial intelligence as tools of viability and antifragility in project management
  • Applicable of antifragility, resilience, sustainability, and agility in planning and scheduling projects
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