International Journal of Information Technologies and Systems Approach (IJITSA)

International Journal of Information Technologies and Systems Approach (IJITSA)

IJITSA Members Mourn the Passing of Distinguished International Researcher and Associate Journal Editor, Professor Miroljub Kljajic
Editor-in-Chief: Manuel Mora (Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, Mexico)
Indexed In: Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index), INSPEC, SCOPUS, Web of Science (All Journals) and 16 more indices
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2008
ISSN: 1935-570X|EISSN: 1935-5718|DOI: 10.4018/IJITSA


The International Journal of Information Technologies and Systems Approach (IJITSA) is a refereed global journal where a systemic interdisciplinary and/or a multi-methodology perspective of information systems, software engineering, and systems engineering are encouraged. The articles accepted in IJITSA address relevant and contemporaneous or recurrent and unsolved classic problems, opportunities, challenges, and solutions found in IT systems. The journal pursues a better understanding and development of the three addressed disciplines from an interdisciplinary and/or multi-methodology perspective focused on the construct IT system. **In Memorial** Professor Dr. Miroljub Kljajic passed away in December 6, 2016. Professor Kljajic was a distinguished international researcher in the topics of System Dynamics and DMSS, and an excellent collaborator and co-founder of this journal. He organized several years the traditional International Symposium on Simulation Based Decision Support and Business Intelligence, at Baden-Baden, Germany. For his academic support, editorial advises and friendship we regret it deeply.

Topics Covered

  • Agent-based simulation
  • Axiology of systems
  • Complex systems foundations
  • Complex systems frameworks, models and processes
  • Critical heuristics systems
  • Critical systems
  • Epistemology of systems
  • Information security systems
  • Mathematical analysis of systems
  • Multi-scale analysis
  • Ontology of sytems
  • Philosophy of systems sciences
  • Socio-Technical Systems
  • Soft Systems Methodology
  • System Dynamics
  • System of systems concepts
  • Systemic action research
  • Systemic analysis of ISO, IEEE, ANSI, TIA standards
  • Systemic business process-oriented frameworks
  • Systemic case study
  • Systemic conceptual study
  • Systemic decision-making models
  • Systemic design of IT systems
  • Systemic design of service systems
  • Systemic design of SoS (System of Systems)
  • Systemic design of systems
  • Systemic evaluation of IT systems
  • Systemic evaluation of software development tools
  • Systemic experiments
  • Systemic green IT frameworks
  • Systemic implementation of IT systems
  • Systemic IT service management frameworks
  • Systemic IT service management standards (ITIL, ISO 20000, CobIT, CMMI-SVC, etc)
  • Systemic review of ISO, CMMI and IEEE systems engineering standards
  • Systemic review of software development agile methods
  • Systemic review of software development business process-oriented methods
  • Systemic review of software development service-oriented methods
  • Systemic risk management
  • Systemic service-oriented frameworks
  • Systemic software process frameworks (CMMI, ISO 12207, ISO 29110, IEEE 1471, etc)
  • Systemic surveys
  • Systemic TOEP feasibility studies
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems design
  • Systems engineering frameworks
  • Systems evaluation
  • Systems simulation
  • Total systems intervention
  • Viable system models

Mission and Scope

The International Journal of Information Technologies and the Systems Approach (IJITSA) publishes research articles that are globally relevant for IT stakeholders and where a systemic interdisciplinary and/or a multi-methodology research perspective are considered. IJITSA improves scientific and technological knowledge regarding the engineering and management of IT systems by fostering the utilization of the Systems Approach.

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Reviews and Testimonials

"This journal provides an outlet for research that truly takes a systems-oriented perspective. The perspective supported by this journal is one that recognizes the complexity of today's information systems; systems which require multiple perspectives of issues to be accommodated and resolved."

– David Paradice, Florida State University, USA

…the journal's positioning is a very important one for the future development of systems thinking…

– Yasmin Merali, The University of Warwick, UK

This journal will fill a widely felt need to develop theory and practice in a critical aspect of organizational management.

– Russell L. Ackoff, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Information centricity and complexity are keys to innovative and economic products for our global economy. Systems engineering has become the engineering of the 21st century to meet these needs. Outlets such as the IJITSA are desperately needed to advance Systems Engineering and related professions and disseminate best practices.

– John Farr, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

This new journal should provide a very much needed and welcome source of multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary thought having to do with the systems approach and associated lateral thinking related to contemporary information systems and information technology issues.

– Andrew P. Sage, George Mason University, USA

IJITSA addresses an important gap in IS research and practice. The IS discipline has done far too little to exploit the system nature of systems in organizations. Although called systems, information systems in organizations are often viewed as tools that users" use. IS success is often gauged as though it were about acceptance and usage of a tool. "System development" is often conceived as building computerized tools that satisfy information requirements of idealized business processes. IJITSA will make a significant contribution to the IS field by focusing more attention on systems and the systems approach."

– Steven Alter, University of San Francisco, USA


Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Manuel Mora is a full-time Professor-Researcher and Coordinator of the CONACYT-PNPC MSc on IT program in the Information Systems Department at the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes (UAA), Mexico. Dr. Mora holds a B.S. in Computer Systems Engineering (1984) and a M.Sc. in Computer Sciences (Artificial Intelligence area, 1989) from Monterrey Tech (ITESM), and an Eng.D. in Engineering (Systems Engineering area, 2003) from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He has published over 90 research papers in international top conferences, research books, and refereed journals listed in JCRs such as IEEE-TSMC, European Journal of Operational Research, Int. Journal of Information Management, Engineering Management, Int. J. of Information Technology and Decision Making, Information Technology for Development, Int. J. in Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, and Computer Standards & Interface. Dr. Mora is a senior member of ACM (since 2008), of IEEE SMC Society, of INCOSE, and of the Mexican National Research System at Level I, and serves in the ERB of several international journals indexed by Emergent Source Citation Index focused on decision-making support systems (DMSS) and IT services systems. Dr. Mora has co-edited also four international research books in the topics of DMSS, IT services and Research Methods for prestigious academic publishers like Springer and IGI.

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Nilanjan Dey, Techno India College of Technology, India
Associate Editors
David Brown, Lancaster University Management School, United Kingdom
Robert Cloutier, University of South Alabama, United States
Philip Dobson, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Miroljub Kljajić, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Carlos Legna Verna, Universidad de la Laguna, Spain
Richard Mathieu, Queens University in Charlotte, United States
Rory O’Connor, Dublin City University, Ireland
Doncho Petkov, Eastern State Connecticut University, United States
Editorial Review Board
Steven Alter, University of San Francisco, United States
Francisco Alvarez Rodríguez, Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes, Mexico
Yaneer Bar-Yam, New England Complex Systems Institute, United States
Jeimy Cano, University of the Andes, Colombia
James F. Courtney, Louisiana Tech University, United States
Manfred Drack, University of Vienna, Austria
Delen Dursen, Oklahoma State University, United States
Adir Even, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
John Farr, Stevens Institute of Technology, United States
Gavin Finnie, Bond University, Australia
Moti Frank, HIT-Holon Institute of Technology, Israel
Leonardo Garrido, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Ovsei Gelman, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Carina Gonzalez, Universidad de la Laguna, Spain
Rafael Gonzalez, Universidad Javierana, Colombia
Ashish Gupta, Minnesota State University Moorhead, United States
Adolfo Guzman-Arenas, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico
Payam Hanafizadeh, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Wolfgang Hofkirchner, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Walter Hürster, ICT Consultant, Germany
Michael Jackson, University of Hull, United Kingdom
Timo Kakola, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Evangelos Katsamakas, Fordham University Business Schools, United States
Paul Lewis, University of Lancaster, United Kingdom
Loet Leydesdorff, Amsterdam School of Communication Research, Netherlands
James Martin, The Aerospace Corporation, United States
Neil McBride, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Jaime Muñoz Arteaga, Autonomous University of Aguascalientes, Mexico
David Paradice, Auburn University, United States
Wullianallur Raghupathi, Fordham University, United States
Jack Ring, International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), United States
Jeremy Rose, University of Skövde, Sweden
Rahul Roy, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India
George Schell, University of North Carolina Wilmington, United States
Kosheek Sewchurran, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Barry Silverman, University of Pennsylvania, United States
Nick Sizemore, International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), United States
Andrej Škraba, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Annette Steenkamp, Lawrence Technological University, United States
Javier Suárez, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Frank Tsui, Southern Polytechnic State University, United States
Hans van der Heijden, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Eleanor Wynn, Intel, United States