International Journal of Swarm Intelligence Research (IJSIR)
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International Journal of Swarm Intelligence Research (IJSIR)

Editor-in-Chief: Yuhui Shi (Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China)
Indexed In: Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), SCOPUS, INSPEC and 9 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2010
ISSN: 1947-9263|EISSN: 1947-9271|DOI: 10.4018/IJSIR


The International Journal of Swarm Intelligence Research (IJSIR) serves as a forum for facilitating and enhancing the information sharing among swarm intelligence researchers in the field, ranging from algorithm developments to real-world applications. Targeting at researchers, academicians, students, and engineers, this journal provides innovative findings in swarm intelligence, evolutionary computation, computational intelligence, optimization techniques, and their applications.

Topics Covered

  • Ant colony optimization
  • Applications in bioengineering
  • Applications in bioinformatics
  • Applications in business
  • Applications in control systems
  • Applications in data mining and data clustering
  • Applications in decision making
  • Applications in distributed computing
  • Applications in evolvable hardware
  • Applications in finance and economics
  • Applications in games
  • Applications in graph partitioning
  • Applications in information security
  • Applications in machine learning
  • Applications in planning and operations in industrial systems, transportation systems, and other systems
  • Applications in power system
  • Applications in supply-chain management
  • Applications in wireless sensor networks
  • Artificial Immune System
  • Brain storm optimization algorithms
  • Constrained optimization
  • Culture algorithm
  • Developmental swarm intelligence
  • Differential Evolution
  • Fireworks algorithm
  • Foraging algorithm
  • Large scale optimization problems
  • Modeling and analysis of biological collective systems such as social insects colonies, school, and flocking vertebrates
  • Multi-Objective Optimization
  • Optimization in dynamic and uncertain environment
  • Other nature-inspired optimization algorithms
  • Particle Swarm Optimization
  • Scheduling and timetabling
  • Swarm Robotics

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of Swarm Intelligence Research (IJSIR) is to become a leading international and well-referred journal in swarm intelligence, nature-inspired optimization algorithms, and their applications. This journal publishes original and previously unpublished articles including research papers, survey papers, and application papers, to serve as a platform for facilitating and enhancing the information shared among researchers in swarm intelligence research areas ranging from algorithm developments to real-world applications.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Volume 9: 4 Issues (2018)
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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Reviews and Testimonials

The International Journal of Swarm Intelligence Research (IJSIR) serves as a vehicle to facilitate and promote the knowledge sharing among swarm intelligence researchers in the field, ranging from algorithm developments to real-world applications. As a new journal in the field of evolutionary computation, IJSIR has built its reputation from its first two years of existence. Papers published are all well focused with novelty to contribute. The Editor-in-Chief assisted by the editorial board has done a marvelous job in uplifting the highest standard in every aspect of journal publication.

– Dr. Gary Yen, Oklahoma State University, USA and President of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society

By publishing research papers of a constantly high standard, IJSIR has established itself as a leading forum in the area of computational intelligence. It is a must to read for those who want to follow recent developments in swarm intelligence.

– Dr. Qingfu Zhang, University of Essex, UK

Since its inception, the International Journal of Swarm Intelligence Research (IJSIR) has managed to position itself as a leading publication in computational intelligence research. IJSIR is, indeed, a very valuable resource for obtaining up-to-date information on the recent developments in nature-inspired optimization for my research group and for myself. Its reading is highly recommended to anyone interested in doing research in this area.

– Professor Carlos A. Coello Coello, Depto. de Computación, CINVESTAV-IPN, México.

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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Yuhui Shi is a Chair Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, China. Dr. Shi was a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), Suzhou, China, from January 2008 to August 2016, and was with the Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS), Indiana, USA, from October 1998 to December 2007. He is an IEEE Fellow, the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Swarm Intelligence Research, and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation. Dr. Shi coauthored a book on Swarm Intelligence together with Dr. James Kennedy and Dr. Russell C. Eberhart, and another book on Computational Intelligence: Concept to Implementation together with Dr. Russell C. Eberhart.

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Mohamed Amine Ferrag, Guelma University, Algeria
José Santos, University of A Coruña, Spain
Ikvinderpal Singh, Trai Shatabdi Guru Gobind Khalsa College
A. Egemen Yilmaz, Ankara University, Turkey
Managing Editor
Shi Cheng, Shaanxi Normal University, China ORCID
Associate Editors
Carmelo Bastos-Filho, University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Tim Blackwell, University of London, United Kingdom
Junfeng Chen, Hohai University, China ORCID
Carlos Artemio Coello Coello, Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico
Russell Eberhart, Indiana University, United States
Yi-Nan Guo, China University of Mining and Technology, China
Xiaodong Li, RMIT University, Australia
Hui Lu, Beihang University, China
Chaomin Luo, Mississippi State University, United States ORCID
Bob Reynolds, Wayne State University, United States
Patrick Siarry, University of Paris-Est Creteil, France
Ponnuthurai Suganthan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Changyin Sun, Southeast University, China
Kay Chen Tan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Ying Tan, Peking University, China
Milan Tuba, Singidunum University, Serbia
Rui Wang, National university of defense technology, China
Bing Xue, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Gary Yen, Oklahoma State University, United States
Zhi-Hui Zhan, South China University of Technology, China ORCID
Qingfu Zhang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Editorial Review Board
Payman Arabshahi, University of Washington, United States
Anuja Arora, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology ORCID
Wei-Neng Chen, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Maurice Clerc, Consultant, France
Leandro Coelho, Pontifical Catholic University of Parana, Brazil ORCID
Oscar Cordon, European Centre for Soft Computing, Spain
Arindam Das, Eastern Washington University, United States, and Affiliate at University of Washington, United States
Prithviraj Dasgupta, U S Naval Research Laboratory, United States ORCID
Deepak Dawar, Miami University, United States
Kusum Deep, Indian Institute of Technology, India
Haibin Duan, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
Wei FANG, Jiangnan University, China
Iztok Fister Jr., University of Maribor, Slovenia
Xiao-Zhi Gao, University of Eastern Finland, Finland, Finland
Ashish Ghosh, Indian Statistical Institute, India
Yinan Guo, China University of Mining and Technology, China
Yulin He, Shenzhen University, China
Han Huang, South China University of Technology, China
Colin Johnson, University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom ORCID
Arun Khosla, National Institute of Technology, India
Goran Klepac, Raiffeisen Bank Austria, Croatia
Ziad Kobti, University of Windsor, Canada
Yongming Li, Chongqing University, China
Andrei Lihu, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Jiahua Liu, School of Information Science and Engineering, China
Ju Liu, Shandong University, China
Hongwei Mo, Harbin Engineering University, China
Ben Niu, College of Management, Shenzhen University, China
Ann Nowe, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Mahamed Omran, Gulf University for Science & Technology, Kuwait
B. K. Panigrahi, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
Chengyong Si, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China
Ke Tang, University of Science and Technology of China, China
T.O. Ting, Xian Jiaotong Liverpool University, China
Omur Tosun, Akdeniz Univeristy, Turkey
Lei Wang, Tongji University, China
Yan-Qing Zhang, Georgia State University, United States
Yong-Wei Zhang, Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, China
Zexuan Zhu, Shenzhen University, China
Xingquan Zuo, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China


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