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

Editor-in-Chief: Ahmad Taher Azar (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

Description

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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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

Dr. Ahmad Azar (http://www.bu.edu.eg/staff/ahmadazar14; https://sites.google.com/site/drahmadtaherazar ) has received the M.Sc. degree (2006) in System Dynamics and Ph.D degree (2009) in Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Systems from Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University (Egypt). He is currently assistant professor, Faculty of computers and information, Benha University, Egypt.

Dr. Azar is the Editor in Chief of International Journal of System Dynamics Applications (IJSDA) and International Journal of Service Science, Management, Engineering, and Technology (IJSSMET) published by IGI Global, USA. Also, he is the Editor in Chief of International Journal of Intelligent Engineering Informatics (IJIEI), Inderscience Publishers, Olney, UK.

Dr. Azar is associate editor of IEEE Trans. Neural Networks and Learning Systems and IEEE Access. Dr. Ahmad Azar is a senior member of IEEE since 2013 and has worked in the areas of Control Theory & Applications, Process Control, Chaos Control and Synchronization, Nonlinear control, Robust Control, Computational Intelligence and has authored/coauthored over 190 research publications in peer-reviewed reputed journals, book chapters and conference proceedings.

He is an editor of many Books in the field of Intelligent control, Sliding mode control, Fuzzy logic control, Chaos modeling and control, computational intelligence, and Machine learning.

Dr. Ahmad Azar is closely associated with several international journals as a reviewer. He serves as international programme committee member in many international and peer-reviewed conferences.

Dr Ahmad Azar is currently the Chair of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Egypt Chapter, Vice chair of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Interdisciplinary Emergent Technologies Task Force and vice-Chair Research Activities of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Egypt Chapter. Also, he is the 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
Tarek Abdel-Hamid, Naval Postgraduate School, United States
Mokhtar Beldjehem, St. Anne's University, Canada
Steven Cavaleri, Central Connecticut State University, United States
Kambiz Maani, The University of Queensland, Australia
Magdi Mahmoud, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia
Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Canada
Khaled Wahba, Cairo University, Faculty of Engineering, Egypt
Quan Zhu, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
Associate Editors
Aboul Ella Hassanien Ali, Faculty of Computers and Inf, Egypt
S.P. Anbuudayasankar, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India
Arun Bajracharya, CE Construction, Nepal
Marius Balas, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania
Valentina Balas, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania
Carmine Bianchi, University of Palermo, Italy
Mihaela Costin, Romanian Academy, Romania
Wei-Chiang Hong, Oriental Institute of Technology, Taiwan
Mohamed Khalgui, University of Carthage, Tunisia
Tsung-Chih Lin, Feng-Chia University, Taiwan
Muaz Niazi, Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development, Inst. of Information Technology, Pakistan
Erik Pruyt, TU Delft, Netherlands
Ahmed Rhif, Polytechnic School of Tunisia, Tunisia
Fuqian Shi, Wenzhou Medical University, China
Delfim Torres, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Sundarapandian Vaidyanathan, Vel Tech University, India
J. Chris White, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Editorial Review Board
Hisham Abdelsalam, Cairo University, Egypt
Samir Abdul-Jauwad, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Amira Ashour, Tanta University, Egypt
Arun Bajracharya, CE Construction, Nepal
P.K. Nizar Banu, B. S. Abdur Rahman University, India
Murat Barut, Nigde University, Turkey
Enzo Bivona, University of Palermo, Italy
Nilanjan Dey, Techno India College of Technology, India
Ibrahim Hameed, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Tim Haslett, University of Queensland, Australia
H. Inbarani, Periyar University, India
A.V. Senthil Kumar, Hindusthan College of Arts and Science, India
Mohamed Ahmed Moustafa Hassan, Cairo University, Egypt
Adel ouannas, University of Tebessa, Algeria
Rabie Ramadan, Cairo University, Egypt
Javier Reina-Tosina, University of Seville, Spain
Laura Romero, University of Seville, Spain
Mohamed Saleh, Cairo University, Egypt
Fernando Serrano, Florida International University, United States
Robert Sholtes, SimBLOX, United States
Sezai Tokat, Pamukkale University, Turkey
Ilker Ustoglu, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey
Gen'ichi Yasuda, Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science, Japan
Engin Yesil, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Dongya Zhao, China University of Petroleum, China

Submission

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 http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ 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:

Ahmad Taher Azar
Editor-in-Chief
International Journal of System Dynamics Applications (IJSDA)
E-mails: ahmad_t_azar@ieee.org; ahmad.t.azar@gmail.com; ahmad.azar@fci.bu.edu.eg