Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of System Dynamics Applications (IJSDA)

Special Issue On: System Dynamics and Simulation Approaches in Industrial Engineering and Management

Submission Due Date

Guest Editors
Mahdi Bastan, University of Eyvanekey, Iran
Ahmad Taher Azar, Benha University, Egypt

The use of a system approach for adoption of a system thinking in a problem solving procedure provides a clear understanding of its reasons. Therefore, using a system dynamics simulation approach in the field of industrial engineering has attracted increasing attention. Any time-dependent problems in this field have been concerned by dynamic complexity effects. Hence, optimization problems, such as the supply chain management, the production planning, the marketing and sales and also the decision making, need to be viewed in a global context, where the side effects of the suggested solutions should be considered in the analysis. This special issue of IJSDA is therefore focusing on the use of system dynamics in industrial engineering and management decision support systems. Such an issue will be useful for both new researchers in system dynamics applications and other scholars interested in industrial engineering and management interdisciplinary research.

The main objective of this special issue is to create a comprehensive context for presenting some effective policies based on system thinking in solving complex problems from operations to strategy making in organizations. These policies could also improve the mental models of decision makers. This issue will publish high-quality and innovative research findings as the latest advances in system dynamics modeling approach and its applications in solving problems related to industrial engineering and management. This special issue will therefore help researchers to find the sustainable solutions for complex problems.

Recommended Topics
Recommended topics to be discussed in this special issue may include (but are not limited to) the following items:

  • Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Business Management
  • Decision Making and Decision Support System
  • Energy and Resource Efficiency
  • Reliability and Maintenance
  • Project Management
  • Production Planning and Control
  • New Product design and development
  • Occupational Health, Risk, Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Information Technology and Information Systems
  • Knowledge Management
  • Logistics, Transport and Traffic Management
  • Information Technology and Information Systems
  • Human Resource Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Quality and Productivity Management
  • Waste Management
  • Food security and Food supply chain
  • Service Systems and Service Management
  • Engineering Economy and Management
  • Public Health and Healthcare Systems
  • Water Resource Management
  • Environment conservation
  • Simulation with Big Data
  • Discrete-Event Simulation
  • Hybrid Approach of Simulation

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on System Dynamics and Simulation Approaches in Industrial Engineering and Managementon or before June 30th, 2018. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

Important Dates
Submission deadline: June 30, 2018
Notification of acceptance: July 30, 2018
Submission of revised papers: August 30, 2018
Final decision notification: September 15, 2018

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Mahdi Bastan and Ahmad Taher Azar
Guest Editors
International Journal of System Dynamics Applications (IJSDA)