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
5/30/2018

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

Introduction
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.

Objective
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 beforee May 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 http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/. All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

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)
Email: bastan@ut.ac.ir; ahmad_t_azar@ieee.org

Special Issue On: Intelligent System Design Using Metaheuristic Optimization Techniques

Submission Due Date
6/15/2018

Guest Editors
Jatin Kumar Pradhan, VSS University of Technology, Burla, India
Subrat Kumar Swain, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, India

Introduction
Recent developments in technologies such as Internet of Things, Sensors Networks, Smart Grid, Intelligent Control, Smart Automation, Deep Networks play a vital role in modern computing systems. Metahueristic optimization techniques bring a revolution in the design of smart systems. The advancement in both technology and optimization techniques are expected to be a hot topic in the next few years. There are papers demonstrating architectures, applications, services, experiments and simulations in these areas to support the cases for an industrial revolution. Specifically, Control Techniques, Sensor Systems, Intelligent Automation are the emerging paradigms in the recent developments of System Dynamics and Applications.

Objective
This special issue aims to present cutting edge research addressing recent developments in Internet of Things, Sensors Networks, Smart Grid, Intelligent Control, Smart Automation, Deep Networks. We seek original and unpublished high-quality research results exploring various challenging topics.

Recommended Topics
Topics include, but are not limited to the following:

• Intelligent Control
• Fractional Control
• Complex systems
• Identification and estimation
• Nonlinear systems
• Sensor networks
• Control applications
• Power system control
• Internet of Things
• Supercomputing Systems
• Wireless Sensor Systems
• Computer Simulation
• Expert Systems
• Process Automation
• Intelligent automation
• Industrial automation
• Fault tolerant systems
• System Dynamic s
• Deep Networks
• Smart Grid
• Optimization Techniques and Applications

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Intelligent System Design using Metaheuristic Optimization Techniques on or before June 15th, 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 https://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/

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 15, 2018
First decision notification: July 15, 2018
Submission of revised papers: August 15, 2018
Final decision notification: August 30, 2018

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Jatin Kumar Pradhan and Subrat Kumar Swain
Guest Editors
International Journal of System Dynamics Applications (IJSDA)
Emails: jatinpradhan@gmail.com; swain.subrat01@gmail.com