Submit a Paper to the International Journal of Adaptive, Resilient and Autonomic Systems (IJARAS)

Published Semi-Annually. Est. 2010.

The International Journal of Adaptive, Resilient and Autonomic Systems (IJARAS) examines systems and organizations characterized by the following two properties: the ability to self-adapt to the characteristics of rapidly changing and turbulent environments by adopting complex individual and social strategies and the ability to control their changes to prevent the invalidation of their original mission statements. The central focus of IJARAS is on modeling, simulating, designing, developing, maintaining, evaluating, and benchmarking such “entelechial systems.” Perception, awareness, and the planning and execution of resilient adaptation behaviors in systems and organizations are central topics of the journal. Such systems range from individual and simple embedded systems with limited perception and predefined specialized behaviors to complex hybrid social organizations like cyber-physical societies or service-oriented communities, whose emerging behaviors are many and, in some cases, difficult to predict. IJARAS focuses on the full spectrum of these problems providing academicians, practitioners, and researchers with awareness and insight on conceptual models, applied and theoretical approaches, paradigms, and other technological innovations on self-adaptive and/or self-resilient systems and organizations of any scale and nature.

ISSN: 1947-9220|EISSN: 1947-9239|DOI: 10.4018/IJARAS
The Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Adaptive, Resilient and Autonomic Systems (IJARAS) would like to invite you to consider submitting a manuscript for inclusion in this scholarly journal. The following describes the mission, the coverage, and the guidelines for submission to IJARAS.


Society is currently experiencing the increasing population of “things,” able to autonomously link with each other and enact complex strategies to achieve tasks. The emergence of the Semantic Web, the Internet-of-Things, Ambient Intelligence, and cyber-physical societies make it impossible to capture the intricacies of the future highly dynamic and turbulent networks of interrelated computer-based and hybrid components. As such, it is important that systems are designed to self-adapt to changes without diverging from their intended functions as prescribed in their specifications. The mission of the International Journal of Adaptive, Resilient and Autonomic Systems (IJARAS) is to offer awareness and visibility to novel techniques and methods to achieve self-adaptability and self-resilience when systems and organizations are deployed in environments where change is the rule rather than the exception. IJARAS is also a tool to enhance the awareness of the key role played by said techniques and methods: engineering self-adaptive and self-resilient systems and organizations is an urgent necessity to keep society resilient in the face of the technology that sustains it. The journal pursues its mission by addressing researchers, practitioners, engineers, educators, and professionals and by publishing novel results on each of the diverse components of such a complex and multi-disciplinary research problem.


Topics to be discussed in this journal include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Adaptive data integrity
  • Adaptive fault-tolerance
  • Analytical and simulation tools to measure a system’s ability to withstand faults and optimally re-adjust to new environments
  • Architecture-based adaptation
  • Autonomic applications
  • Autonomous and adaptive systems in robotics
  • Biologically inspired mechanisms to enact complex adaptation strategies
  • Collective strategies for adaptation and resilience, including cooperation, competition, co-opetition, co-innovation, and co-evolution
  • Complex adaptive-and-resilient systems and organizations
  • Context- and situation-awareness
  • Design-time/run-time methods and tools to identify and enforce optimal trade-offs between energy consumption, performance, safety, and security
  • Dynamics of complex adaptive and resilient systems and organizations
  • Human aspects
  • Evolutionary approaches to autonomic computing, resilience, and adaptive systems
  • Mechanisms to model, design, express, and develop adaptive, autonomic, and resilient systems
  • Methods to express resilience (e.g., resilience policies and contracts)
  • Perception and introspection capabilities
  • Personalization
  • Quality of experience
  • Recovery-oriented computing
  • Resilient adaptation behavior composition
  • Resilient adaptation planning
  • Resilience and adaptation in management science
  • Resilience engineering
  • Role of diversity in the emergence of survivability, innovability, value capture, etc.
  • Role of organizations on the emergence of adaptation and resilience: heterarchies, holarchies, fractal social organizations, etc.
  • Scalable, maintainable, and cost-effective provisions located at all system levels to achieve adaptability and dependability
  • Self-adaptive and self-resilient systems: models, design, development, maintenance, evaluation, and benchmarking issues
  • Software elasticity: techniques, tools, and approaches to absorb and tolerate the consequences of failures, attacks, and changes within and without system boundaries


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. INTERESTED AUTHORS MUST CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at PRIOR TO SUBMISSION. All article submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be forwarded electronically.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

All inquiries regarding IJARAS should be directed to the attention of:

Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, DBA
Interim Editor-in-Chief
International Journal of Adaptive, Resilient and Autonomic Systems (IJARAS)
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All manuscript submissions to IJARAS should be sent through the online submission system: