International Journal of System Dynamics Applications (IJSDA)
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International Journal of System Dynamics Applications (IJSDA)

Editor-in-Chief: Ahmad Taher Azar (Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabi and Benha University, Egypt)
Indexed In: Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), INSPEC and 14 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2012
ISSN: 2160-9772|EISSN: 2160-9799|DOI: 10.4018/IJSDA


The International Journal of System Dynamics Applications (IJSDA) publishes original scientific and quality research on the theory of and advances in dynamical systems with analyses of measure-theoretical and topological aspects. This interdisciplinary journal provides audiences with an extensive exploration of the perspectives and methods of system dynamics and system thinking, which are applied to systems in the fields of engineering, soft computing, economics, management, and medicine, among others. The journal also covers strongly related research areas including control, automation, soft-computing and systems. IJSDA publishes original articles, reviews, technical reports, patent alerts, and case studies on the latest innovative findings of new methodologies and techniques. The journal welcomes active participation and contribution by researchers, not only by submitting original works but also by making constructive suggestions for improving the journal. IJSDA appeals to academics, researchers, and professionals in the fields of engineering, modeling, and computer simulation, decision analysis, soft computing, control systems, biomedical modeling, dynamical systems, applied mathematics, statistics, natural sciences, policy analysis, management science, economics, and behavioural sciences.

Topics Covered

  • Biologically inspired control techniques
  • Biomedical control systems
  • Complex nonlinear dynamics
  • Complexity/agent-based modeling
  • Control of chaotic systems
  • Corporate planning and policy design based on information feedback and circular causality
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Digital and analogue control
  • Discrete event dynamic systems
  • Dynamics decision making
  • Economic Dynamics
  • Embedded control systems
  • Energy and Environmental Dynamics
  • Intelligent Control Systems
  • Mathematical modeling and computer simulation
  • Model calibration and validation
  • Model-based diagnosis
  • Modeling and analysis of engineering systems
  • Modeling physiological systems
  • Neuro controllers
  • Neuro-fuzzy controllers
  • Nonlinear and linear system identification
  • Nonlinear system control
  • Non-smooth dynamical systems with impacts or discontinuities
  • Operations management and supply chains
  • Optimal control and applications
  • Psychology and social dynamics
  • Qualitative system dynamics
  • Real-time and fault-tolerant systems
  • Real-Time Systems
  • Robot and manipulator control
  • Robust control
  • Significant contributions to system dynamics teaching
  • Soft computing (artificial intelligence, neural networks, fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms, etc.)
  • Stochastic control
  • System Dynamics
  • System thinking

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of System Dynamics Applications (IJSDA) is to provide a deeper understanding of the dynamic behavior of complex systems. The journal promotes the development of System Dynamics (SD) and the interchange of learning and research in related fields. Control systems coverage spotlights all aspects of control theory and related computational techniques and practical applications. Apart from conventional control, the journal publishes papers in the field of intelligent control and soft computing, particularly, intelligent systems, fuzzy logic, neural networks, genetic algorithms/evolutionary computing, and probabilistic techniques. Detailed reviews of newly published books relevant to future studies in the field are also included. IJSDA serves as a highly useful reference for mathematicians, students, and researchers interested in the many facets of dynamical and control systems.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Volume 10: 4 Issues (2021): 2 Released, 2 Forthcoming
Volume 9: 4 Issues (2020): 3 Released, 1 Forthcoming
Volume 8: 4 Issues (2019)
Volume 7: 4 Issues (2018)
Volume 6: 4 Issues (2017)
Volume 5: 4 Issues (2016)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (2015)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2014)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2013)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2012)
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Reviews and Testimonials

"I am proud to be among those chosen in the editorial board for the International Journal of System Dynamics Applications. The integrity and seriousness of IJSDA's peer review process is unquestionable. I have found that the papers submitted are of high quality and the blind review process provides highly useful feedback to the authors. I would like to encourage IJSDA to continue the good work."

– Dr. Tsung-Chih Lin, Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering, Feng-Chia University, Taiwan

The International Journal of System Dynamics Applications is providing a professional and peer-reviewed publishing venue for researchers. The service that IJSDA offers is both valuable and visionary. I enjoy serving in the editorial board and appreciate the opportunity to revise some interesting recent works or to publish research. The founder of IJSDA should be commended for great services they are rendering.

– Valentina E. Balas. IEEE Senior Member, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania

It is heartening to note that the galaxy of academicians and able administrators behind the International Journal of System Dynamics Application (IJSDA), in a very short span of time, has truly justified with its mission to provide a deeper understanding of the dynamic behaviour of complex systems by promoting the development of System Dynamics (SD) and the interchange of learning and research in related fields. As it is evident from the recent global trend of convergence of technologies and research disciplines, systems thinking has emerged as a true tans-disciplinary way of creating a better world and worldliness for resolving some of the most intriguing questions facing the humanity. I have all the sound reasoning to trust that IJSDA will establish its unique space in the field of systems thinking and dynamic modelling in this novel pursuit sooner than later.

– Dr. Sanjay Bhushan, Assistant Professor, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, India

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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Ahmad Azar ( Prof. Ahmad Azar has received the M.Sc. degree in 2006 and Ph.D degree in 2009 from Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt. He is a research associate Professor at the college of Engineering, Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is also an associate professor at the Faculty of Computers and Artificial intelligence, Benha University, Egypt.

Prof. Azar is the Editor in Chief of the International Journal of System Dynamics Applications (IJSDA) published by IGI Global, USA, and is the Editor in Chief of International Journal of Intelligent Engineering Informatics (IJIEI). Prof. Azar has worked as associate editor of IEEE Trans. Neural Networks and Learning Systems from 2013 to 2017. He is currently Associate Editor of ISA Transactios and IEEE systems journal. He serves as international program committee member in many international and peer-reviewed conferences. Prof. Azar has also worked in the areas of Control Theory & Applications, Process Control, Chaos Control and Synchronization, Nonlinear control, Renewable Energy, Computational Intelligence and has authored/coauthored over 200 research publications in peer-reviewed reputed journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. He is an editor of many books in the field of fuzzy logic systems, modeling techniques, control systems, computational intelligence, chaos modeling and machine learning. Prof. Azar is closely associated with several international journals as a reviewer and has been a senior Member of IEEE since Dec. 2013 due to his significant contributions to the profession. Additionally, he is the recipient of several awards including: Benha University Prize for Scientific Excellence (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018), The paper citation Award from Benha University (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018). In June 2018, Prof. Azar has been awarded the Egyptian State Prize in Engineering Sciences, the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology of Egypt, 2017. In July 2018 he was selected as a member of Energy and Electricity Research council, Academy of Scientific Research, Ministry of Higher Education. In Aug. 2018 was been selected as senior Member of International Rough Set Society (IRSS).

Additionally, Prof. Ahmad Azar is the chair of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Egypt Chapter, vice chair of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Interdisciplinary Emergent Technologies Task Force, vice-chair of Research Activities of tge IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Egypt Chapter, committee member of IEEE CIS Task Force on Fuzzy Logic in Medical Sciences, and vice-president (North) of System dynamics Africa Regional Chapter and an Academic Member of IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Technical Committee on Computational Collective Intelligence.

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Kambiz Maani, The University of Queensland, Australia
Khaled Wahba, Cairo University, Faculty of Engineering, Egypt
MagdiSadek Mahmoud, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Mokhtar Beldjehem, St. Anne's University, Canada
Quan Zhu, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
Steven Cavaleri, Central Connecticut State University, United States
Tarek Abdel-Hamid, Naval Postgraduate School, United States
Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Canada
Managing Editor
Nashwa Ahmad Kamal, Egypt
Associate Editors
Aboul Ella Hassanien Ali, Cairo University, Egypt ORCID
Ahmed Rhif, Polytechnic School of Tunisia, Tunisia
Arun Bajracharya, CE Construction, Nepal
Erik Pruyt, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Marius Balas, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania ORCID
Muaz Niazi, Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development, Inst. of Information Technology, Pakistan
S.P. Anbuudayasankar, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India
Sundarapandian Vaidyanathan, Vel Tech University, India
Valentina Balas, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania ORCID
Editorial Review Board
A.V. Senthil Kumar, Hindusthan College of Arts and Sciences, India
Adel ouannas, University of Tebessa, Algeria
Amira Ashour, Tanta University, Egypt
Arun Bajracharya, CE Construction, Nepal
Balamurugan S, Intelligent Research Consultancy Services (iRCS), India ORCID
Carmine Bianchi, University of Palermo, Italy
Delfim Torres, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Dongya Zhao, China University of Petroleum, China
Dr. Rajeeb Dey, National Institute of Technology Silchar, India ORCID
Engin Yesil, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Enzo Bivona, University of Palermo, Italy
Fernando Serrano, Florida International University, United States
Firas Raheem, University of Technology - Iraq, Iraq ORCID
Fuqian Shi, Wenzhou Medical University, China ORCID
Gen'ichi Yasuda, Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science, Japan
H. Inbarani, Periyar University, India
Hisham Abdelsalam, Cairo University, Egypt
Ibrahim Hameed, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Ilker Ustoglu, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey
J. Chris White, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Javier Reina-Tosina, University of Seville, Spain ORCID
Laura Romero, University of Seville, Spain
Mahdi Bastan, University of Eyvanekey, Iran, Islamic Republic Of ORCID
Marc Haddad, Lebanese American University, Lebanon ORCID
Mihaela Costin, Romanian Academy, Romania
Mohamed Khalgui, University of Carthage, Tunisia
Mohamed Saleh, Cairo University, Egypt
Mohamed Ahmed Moustafa Hassan, Cairo University, Egypt ORCID
Murat Barut, Nigde University, Turkey
P.K. Nizar Banu, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), India
R.S. Ajin, India
Rabie Ramadan, Cairo University, Egypt ORCID
Robert Sholtes, SimBLOX, United States
Samir Abdul-Jauwad, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Sezai Tokat, Pamukkale University, Turkey
Tim Haslett, University of Queensland, Australia
Tsung-Chih Lin, Feng-Chia University, Taiwan
Wei-Chiang Hong, Oriental Institute of Technology, Taiwan ORCID


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished article manuscripts will be considered. Interested authors must consult the Journal Guidelines for Manuscript Submission at PRIOR to submission. Any further questions may be answered at All article manuscript submissions will be forwarded to at least three members of the editorial review board of the journal for a double-blind peer review. The final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers.

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Prof. Ahmad Taher Azar
International Journal of System Dynamics Applications (IJSDA)