International Journal of Signs and Semiotic Systems (IJSSS)

International Journal of Signs and Semiotic Systems (IJSSS)

Now International Journal of Semiotics and Visual Rhetoric (IJSVR)
Indexed In: INSPEC and 12 more indices
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2011
ISSN: 2155-5028|EISSN: 2155-5036|DOI: 10.4018/IJSSS
Out of print.


The International Journal of Signs and Semiotic Systems (IJSSS) combines interdisciplinary approaches on theoretical, empirical, formal, and computational research that contributes to the design and synthesis of semiotic systems, including biological evidence and evolutionary and philosophical frameworks. This journal publishes original research on the design, analysis, and synthesis of semiotic processes in biological and artificial systems and encompasses technological applications on computational modeling of semiotic production, computing, interpretation, and communication. Articles included in this publication present comparative approaches to semiotic processes including evolutionary, synthetic and analytic perspectives.

Topics Covered

  • Adaptive advantage of iconic, indexical, and symbolic systems and processes
  • Biologically inspired models of semiotic systems
  • Collaborative semiotic processes and applications
  • Embodied and situated semiotic processes
  • Emergence and evolution of semiotic processes
  • Evolution of information interpretation systems
  • Meaning
  • Meaningful text mining
  • Semiotic dynamics and complexity
  • Semiotic systems
  • Sign and symbol grounding
  • Sign production, computing, interpretation, and communication
  • Societal and organizational semiotic processes
  • Technological semiotic artifacts
  • Umwelt, semiotic landscapes, and niches

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of Signs and Semiotic Systems (IJSSS) is to provide a forum for comparative, evolutionary, theoretical, and empirical perspectives on computational modeling of semiotic systems and processes, and to present formal and synthetic simulation, implementation, and realization of computer machines and robots involved in these systems and processes. This journal offers a collaborative approach to innovative research geared toward a deeper understanding of semiotic processes and an integrated vision of synthesis in artificial systems. As an integral reference for community researchers in the field, this publication explores recent developments in neurocognitive science, cognitive ethology, second order cybernetics, cognitive semantics, pragmatic linguistics, theoretical semiotics, biosemiotics, and evolutionary biology.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Volume 5: 2 Issues (2016)
Volume 4: 2 Issues (2015)
Volume 3: 2 Issues (2014)
Volume 2: 2 Issues (2012)
Volume 1: 2 Issues (2011)
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Editorial Board

Associate Editors
Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Angelo Cangelosi, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
Claus Emmeche, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Frederik Stjernfelt, Aalborg University, Denmark
James Fetzer, University of Minnesota Duluth, United States
Jon Umerez, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Luis Rocha, Indiana University, United States
Mihai Nadin, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Peter Cariani, Boston University, United States
Ricardo Gudwin, DCA/FEEC/UNICAMP, Brazil
Rodney Clarke, University of Wollongong, Australia, Australia ORCID
Editorial Review Board
Alexander Mehler, Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Alexander Riegler, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Anthony Chemero, Franklin and Marshall College, United States
Argyris Arnellos, University of the Aegean, Greece
Bruno Galantucci, Yeshiva University, United States
Charbel Nino El-Hani, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil
Chris Sinha, Lund University, Sweden
Chrystopher Nehaniv, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
David Myers, Loyola University New Orleans, United States
Donald Favareau, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Eugenio Andrade, National University of Colombia, Colombia
Gerd Doeben-Henisch, University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Göran Sonesson, Lund University, Sweden ORCID
Hui Cheng, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
João Sequeira, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
John Collier, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Koichiro Matsuno, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
Leonid Perlovsky, Harvard University, United States
Lorenzo Magnani, University of Pavia, Italy
Marcel Danesi, University of Toronto, Canada
Maria Gonzalez, UNESP - Marilia, Brazil
Maria Violi, University of Bologna, Italy
Patrick Grim, State University of New York at Stony Brook, United States
Paul Vogt, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Risto Hilpinen, University of Miami, United States
Robert Clowes, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Robert Port, Indiana University, United States
Roberto Poli, University of Trento, Italy
Sami Paavola, University of Helsinki, Finland
Stanley Salthe, Binghamton University, United States
Tao Gong, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Tom Froese, University of Tokyo, Japan
Vincent Colapietro, The Pennsylvania State University, United States
Wolfgang Wildgen, University of Bremen, Germany