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Intelligent Data Analysis

An International Journal

Impact Factor


26, 6 issues

Latest issue

26:3 online 26 April 2022

Next issue

26:4 scheduled for June 2022

Back volumes

From volume 1, 1997

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Aims & Scope

Intelligent Data Analysis provides a forum for the examination of issues related to the research and applications of Artificial Intelligence techniques in data analysis across a variety of disciplines. These techniques include (but are not limited to): all areas of data visualization, data pre-processing (fusion, editing, transformation, filtering, sampling), data engineering, database mining techniques, tools and applications, use of domain knowledge in data analysis, big data applications, evolutionary algorithms, machine learning, neural nets, fuzzy logic, statistical pattern recognition, knowledge filtering, and post-processing. In particular, papers are preferred that discuss development of new AI related data analysis architectures, methodologies, and techniques and their applications to various domains.

Papers published in this journal are geared heavily towards applications, with an anticipated split of 70% of the papers published being applications-oriented, research and the remaining 30% containing more theoretical research. Manuscripts should be submitted in PDF format only. Please prepare your manuscripts in single space, and include figures and tables in the body of the text where they are referred to. For all enquiries regarding the submission of your manuscript please contact the IDA journal editor:   editor@ida-ij.com

Editorial Board

Founding Editor-in-Chief

A. Famili
PO Box 46117
2339 Ogilvie Road
Ottawa, ON K1J 9M7, Canada
Email: famili@ida-ij.com

JM. Peña
Lurtis Ltd, Oxford
Wood Centre for Innovation Stansfeld Park,
Quarry Rd, OX3 8SB Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
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Center for Computer Simulation
Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Campus de Montegancedo / Scientific and Technological Park
N/N Montepríncipe Avenue
28660 Boadilla del Monte, Madrid, SpainEmail: 

Editorial Board

Z. Assylbekov
Department of Mathematics, Nazarbayev University
Nur-Sultan city, Kazakhstan

E. Bellodi
Department of Engineering
University of Ferrara , Ferrara, Italy

P. Berka
Department of Information and Knowledge Engineering
University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic

Z. Bosnic
University of Ljubljana
Faculty of Computer and Information Science, Ljubljana, Slovenia

B. Cule
Department of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence
Tilburg University, Tilburg, the Netherlands

A.A. Freitas
Computing Laboratory
University of Kent at Canterbury, Canterbury, United Kingdom

A. Feelders
Institute of Information & Computing Sciences
University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

J. Gama
Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science Laboratory
University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

C. Giraud-Carrier
Department of Computer Science
Brigham Young University, Provo, USA

J. Graovac
Faculty of Mathematics
Department of Computer Science, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

C.-F. Huang
National University of Kaohsiung No. 700
Kaohsiung, Taiwan

A.G. Hoffmann
School of Computer Science & Engineering
University of South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia

T.-P. Hong
Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering
National University of Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

J. Hu
School of Engineering and Technology
University of Washington, Tacoma, WA, USA

I. Izonin
Department of Artificial Intelligence
Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine, Ukraine

E. Jiang
University of San Diego
San Diego, CA, USA

S.H. Kim
Division of Applied Mathematics
KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea

F. Klawon
Department of Computer Science
Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Wolfenbuettel, Germany

V. Kovtun
Vinnytsia National Technical University

J. C. W. Lin
Department of Computing, Mathematics, and Physics
Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL), Bergen, Norway

B. Keith Norambuena
Department of Systems and Computer Engineering
Catholic University of the North, Antofagasta, Chile

J.M. Peña
Faculty of Informatics
Politechnic University Madrid, Madrid, Spain

A. Ponce de Leon
F. de Carvalho Department of Computer Science, University of Sao Paulo at Sao Carlos
Sao Carlos, SP, Brazil

G. Prabhakar
Software Engineering
Somerset, NJ, USA

F. Riguzzi
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Ferrara, Ita

A. Schclar
School of Computer Science, The Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo,
Tel Aviv, Israel

S. Soheily-Khah
Skylads (chez MyCowork Beaubourg)
Paris, France

M. Sugiyama
University of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan

M. Szczuka
Institute of Mathematics
University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

B. Twala
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa

A. Vaisman
Buenos Aires Institute of Technology
Buenos Aires, Argentina

D.-N. Yang
Institute of Information Science
Academia Sinica, Taiwan

D-C. Zhan
National Key Laboratory for Novel Software Technology
Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

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Intelligent Data Analysis - An International Journal
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Authors are encouraged to use the IDA LaTeX style file and to follow the formatting rules explained in more detail below. MsWord users can prepare their paper as an unformatted double spaced manuscript. When an article is accepted for publication the publisher will ensure that the article is typeset according to the journal style.

Intelligent Data Analysis invites the submission of research and application articles that comply with the aims and scope of the journal. In particular, articles that discuss development of new AI architectures, methodologies, and techniques and their applications to the field of data analysis are preferred. Manuscripts should be submitted in *.pdf format only. Please prepare your manuscripts in single space, and include figures and tables in the body of the text where they are referred to. Manuscripts are received with the understanding that their content is unpublished material and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere. Further, it is understood that each co-author has made substantial contributions to the work described and that each accepts joint responsibility for publication.

Publication Fee
When an article is accepted for publication, authors are required to pay US$350/€300. Page charges do not apply to feature articles. The fee is applicable to papers submitted and accepted after July 1, 2016.

Required files
After the article has been accepted, the authors should submit the final version as source files, including a word processor file of the text, such as Word or LateX (If using LaTeX, please use the standard article.sty as a style file and also send a PDF version of the LaTeX file).

Colour figures
It is possible to have figures printed in colour, provided the cost of their reproduction is paid for by the author. See Preparation of Manuscripts for the required file formats.

Open Access option
The IOS Press Open Library offers authors an Open Access (OA) option. By selecting the OA option, the article will be freely available from the moment it is published; also in the pre-press module. In the Open Library the article processing charges are paid in the form of an Open Access Fee. Open Access is entirely optional. See our IOS Press Open Library section for more information about this option.


Organization of the paper and style of presentation
Manuscripts must be written in English. Authors whose native language is not English are advised to consult a professional English language editing service or a native English speaker prior to submission.

Manuscripts should be prepared with wide margins and double (single) spacing throughout, including the abstract, footnotes and references. Manuscripts should be submitted in *.pdf format only. Every page of the manuscript, including the title page, references, tables, etc., should be numbered. However, in the text no reference should be made to page numbers; if necessary, one may refer to sections. Try to avoid the excessive use of italics and bold face.

Manuscripts should be organized in the following order:

  • Title page
  • Body of text (divided by subheadings) + Tables, Figures and Figure captions
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Headings and subheadings should be numbered and typed on a separate line, without indentation.

    SI units should be used, i.e., the units based on the metre, kilogramme, second, etc.

    Title page
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  • Title (should be clear, descriptive and not too long)
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  • Complete address of corresponding author, including tel. no., fax no. and e-mail address
  • Abstract; should be clear, descriptive, self-explanatory and not longer than 200 words, it should also be suitable for publication in abstracting services
  • Keywords
  • Tables

    Figures and Tables

    Number as Table 1, Table 2 etc, and refer to all of them in the text.

    Figures and Tables should be included in the text in the exact location where they are referred to.

    Each table should have a brief and self-explanatory title.

    Column headings should be brief, but sufficiently explanatory. Standard abbreviations of units of measurement should be added between parentheses.

    Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Leave some extra space between the columns instead.

    Any explanations essential to the understanding of the table should be given in footnotes at the bottom of the table.


    Place citations as numbers in square brackets in the text. All publications cited in the text should be presented in an alphabetical list of references at the end of the manuscript in the following style:

    [1] B. Newman and E.T. Liu, Perspective on BRCA1, Breast Disease 10 (1998), 3-10.
    [2] D.F. Pilkey, Happy conservation laws, in: Neural Stresses, J. Frost, ed., Controlled Press, Georgia, 1995, pp. 332-391.
    [3] E. Wilson, Active vibration analysis of thin-walled beams, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Virginia, 1991.

    Footnotes should only be used if absolutely essential. In most cases it is possible to incorporate the information in the text.

    • If used, they should be numbered in the text, indicated by superscript numbers and kept as short as possible.


    Number figures as Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc and refer to all of them in the text.

    Each figure should be provided on a separate sheet. Figures should not be included in the text.

    Colour figures can be included, provided the cost of their reproduction is paid for by the author.

    For the file formats of the figures please take the following into account:

  • Line art should be have a minimum resolution of 600 dpi, save as EPS or TIFF
  • Grayscales (incl photos) should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi (no lettering), or 500 dpi (when there is lettering); save as tiff
  • Do not save figures as JPEG, this format may lose information in the process
  • Do not use figures taken from the Internet, the resolution will be too low for printing
  • Do not use colour in your figures if they are to be printed in black & white, as this will reduce the print quality (note that in software often the default is colour, you should change the settings)
  • For figures that should be printed in colour, please send a CMYK encoded EPS or TIFF
  • Figures should be designed with the format of the page of the journal in mind. They should be of such a size as to allow a reduction of 50%.

    On maps and other figures where a scale is needed, use bar scales rather than numerical ones, i.e., do not use scales of the type 1:10,000. This avoids problems if the figures need to be reduced.

    Each figure should have a self-explanatory caption. The captions to all figures should be typed on a separate sheet of the manuscript.

    Photographs are only acceptable if they have good contrast and intensity.


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    Quoting from other publications
    An author, when quoting from someone else's work or when considering reproducing figures or table from a book or journal article, should make sure that he is not infringing a copyright. Although in general an author may quote from other published works, he should obtain permission from the holder of the copyright if he wishes to make substantial extracts or to reproduce tables, plates or other figures. If the copyright holder is not the author of the quoted or reproduced material, it is recommended that the permission of the author should also be sought. Material in unpublished letters and manuscripts is also protected and must not be published unless permission has been obtained. Submission of a paper will be interpreted as a statement that the author has obtained all the necessary permission. A suitable acknowledgement of any borrowed material must always be made.



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