International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Science (IJKSS)
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International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Science (IJKSS)

An Official Publication of the Information Resources Management Association
Editor-in-Chief: W.B. Lee (Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Centre - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
Indexed In: Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), SCOPUS, INSPEC and 10 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2010
ISSN: 1947-8208|EISSN: 1947-8216|DOI: 10.4018/IJKSS


The International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Science (IJKSS) serves as a multi-disciplinary platform and adopts a systems approach to the theory and practice of managing information and people in knowledge intensive activities and processes, emphasizing the understanding of humans and their environment as part of interacting systems from both soft and hard systems science. As a quarterly journal that publishes theoretical, experimental, and experiential papers, practice notes, case studies, and innovative methodologies, IJKSS provides a forum for academicians, scientists, practitioners, and industry professionals to integrate diversity and fragments of knowledge.

Topics Covered

  • Adaptive complex systems
  • Applications and practices in enterprises, business, management, and education
  • Causal interactions and dynamic interweaving
  • Context management
  • Epistemology, ontology, and semantics
  • Future centers
  • Human-Machine Interface
  • Informatics with cybernetics and systems science
  • Intelligent information processing and computational emotions
  • Knowledge acquisition for expert systems
  • Knowledge acquisition in artificial intelligence
  • Knowledge conversion process and models
  • Knowledge eco-systems
  • Knowledge ergonomics
  • Knowledge flow
  • Knowledge innovation
  • Knowledge management systems and culture
  • Knowledge Representation
  • Knowledge transfer and productivity
  • Modeling of dynamic complexity
  • Modeling of human knowledge processes and systems
  • Organic complexity
  • Organizational learning and complexity of learning
  • Qualitative complexity
  • Risk and catastrophe management
  • Sense-making
  • Social -economic-technical systems
  • Social informatics
  • Social network systems
  • Sociological systems science
  • Soft Systems Methodology
  • Systems dynamics
  • Systems for integrating and creating knowledge
  • Systems models of complex human cognitive process
  • Systems psychology
  • Systems Theory
  • Technological and mathematical systems sciences
  • Technology Management
  • Use of narratives

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Science (IJKSS) is to promote the development of knowledge science and systems science as well as the collaboration between the two sciences among academics and professionals from various disciplines around the world. IJKSS establishes knowledge and systems science as a vigorous academic discipline in universities. Targeting academicians, professors, students, practitioners, and field specialists, this journal covers the development of new paradigms in the understanding and modeling of human knowledge process from mathematical, technical, social, psychological, and philosophical frameworks. The International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Science was originally launched by the International Society of Knowledge and Systems Science, which was initiated in 2000 in Japan and founded by Prof. Y. Nakamori, Professor Z. T. Wang and Professor J. Gu in 2003 in Guangzhou. Professor Z. T. Wang was its Founding Editor.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Volume 10: 4 Issues (2019): Forthcoming, Available for Pre-Order
Volume 9: 4 Issues (2018): 2 Released, 2 Forthcoming
Volume 8: 4 Issues (2017)
Volume 7: 4 Issues (2016)
Volume 6: 4 Issues (2015)
Volume 5: 4 Issues (2014)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (2013)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2012)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2011)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2010)
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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

W.B. Lee obtained his Master of Science from the Brunel University of West London and his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Hong Kong. He is the Chair Professor of the Department of the Industrial and Systems Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Director of the Knowledge Management Research Centre, as well as the HKPolyU-Microsoft Enterprise Systems Centre. Prof. Lee and his team have launched Asia’s first on-line MSc Program in knowledge management. His research interest includes enterprise systems, knowledge management, and organizational learning.

Editorial Board

Managing Editor
Irene Fan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Associate Editors
Susanne Durst, University of Skövde, Sweden ORCID
Van Nam Huynh, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Jian Jin, Beijing Normal University, China
Jiangning Wu, Dalian University of Technology, China
Editorial Review Board
Cathal (C.M.) Brugha, University College Dublin, Ireland
C.F. Cheung, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Shirley Coleman, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Na Dong, Tianjin University, China
John Dumay, Macquarie University, Australia
Daniel Eyers, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Sajad Fayezi, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Susan Grant, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Tutut Herawan, University Malaysia Pahang, Indonesia
Tutut Herawan, University of Malaya, Hong Kong
Luisa Huaccho Huatuco, University of York, United Kingdom
Alessio Ishizaka, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Aino Kianto, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
Kyoich Kijima, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Ching-Chieh Kiu, UCSI University, Malaysia
Ivan Koychev, University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Yasuo Kudo, Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan
Atif Latif, ZBW - German National Library for Economics, Germany
HaiJiang Li, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Jun Liu, Ulster University, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Stefania Mariano, Bangkok University, Thailand
Elaine Mosconi, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Navid Nezafati, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Kevin O'Sullivan, New York Institue of Technology, United States
Sahar Sabagghan, Auckland University, New Zealand
Rossitza Setchi, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Y. Shi, Chinese Academy of Science, China
Anthony Soroka, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Ling Tang, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China
Yongchuan Tang, Zhejiang University, China
Eric Tsui, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Moin Uddin, Riphah International University, Pakistan
Ming Wang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Shouyang Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Wuyi Yue, Konan University, Japan
Cecilia Zanni-Merk, Institut national des sciences appliquées de Rouen, France
Ewa Ziemba, University of Economics in Katowice, Poland ORCID


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