Intelligent Decision Technologies

An International Journal


16, 4 issues

Latest issue

15:3 online 28 September 2021

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15:4 scheduled for December 2021

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From volume 1, 2007

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Aims & Scope

A refereed international scholarly journal, Intelligent Decision Technologies (IDT) welcomes original research contributions on the fundamental concepts and applications of intelligent systems that support decision making. Manuscripts are published on such diverse areas as artificial intelligence, fuzzy techniques, genetic algorithms, intelligent agents, multi-agent systems, cognitive science, mathematical modeling, neural systems/neural networks, computer-supported cooperative work, geographic information systems, user interface management systems, informatics, knowledge representation, applications of intelligent systems and others.

The field of intelligent decision technologies is interdisciplinary in nature, bridging computer science with its development of artificial intelligence, information systems with its development of decision support systems, and engineering with its development of systems. IDT seeks to attract research that is focused on applied technology while exploring its development at a fundamental level. IDT seeks an interchange of research on intelligent systems and intelligent technologies which enhance or improve decision-making in industry, government and academia. IDT publishes research on all aspects of intelligent decision technologies, from fundamental development to the applied system. The journal is concerned with theory, design, development, implementation, testing and evaluation of intelligent decision systems that have the potential to support decision making in the areas of management, international business, finance, accounting, marketing, healthcare, military applications, production, networks, traffic management, crisis response, human interfaces and other applied fields.

The target audience is researchers in computer science, business, commerce, health science, management, engineering and information systems that develop and apply intelligent decision technologies. Authors are invited to submit original unpublished work that is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Editorial Board


Prof. Dr. George A. Tsihrintzis
Department of Informatics
University of Piraeus

Piraeus 185 34, Greece

Prof. Dr. Gloria Phillips-Wren
Information Systems and Operations Management
The Sellinger School of Business and Management
Loyola University Maryland

4501 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210, USA

Professor Dr. Lakhmi C. Jain
Founder KES International
PO Box 2115
BN43 9AF, UK


Adjunct Professor
Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and Mathematics
University of Canberra
Canberra, ACT 2601, United Kingdom

Prof. Junzo Watada
Graduate School of Information, Production & Systems
Waseda University

2-7 Hibikino, Wakamatsu
Kita-Kyushu 808-0135, Japan

Honorary Editor

Dr. Robert Howlett
KES International
United Kingdom

Associate Editors

Prof. Dr. Miltiadis Alamaniotis
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

Prof. Valentina Emilia Balas
Department of Automation and Applied Informatics
Faculty of Engineering, "Aurel Vlaicu" University of Arad, Romania

Prof. Dr. Sheryl Brahnam
Computer Information Systems
Missouri State University, USA

Prof. Dr. Anna Esposito
Second University of Naples

Prof. Margarita Favorskaya
Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications
Siberian State Aerospace University, Russia

Dr. Deepak Gupta
Computer Science and Engineering
Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology, India

Prof. Dr. Mirjana Ivanovic
Faculty of Science
Department of Mathematics and Informatics , Chair of Computer Science, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Prof. Dr. Nikos Karacapilidis
University of Patras

Prof. Dr. Fumihiro Kumeno
Department of Information Technology and Media Design
Nippon Institute of Technology


Prof. Dr. Manuel Mora
Information Systems Department
Autonomous University of Aguascalientes


Prof. Dr. John Paravantis
Department of International and European Studies
University of Piraeus, Greece

Prof. Dr Milan Simic
Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Bundoora Campus, RMIT University


Prof. Dr. Vassilios Verykios
School of Science and Technology
Hellenic Open University, Greece

Dr. Sergey Zykov
Faculty of Computer Science
Department of Software Engineering, National Research University 'Higher School of Economics', Russia

Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Animesh Adhikari
Department of Computer Science
Parvatibai Chowgule College, India

Prof. Dr. William Chu
Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering
Tunghai University, Taiwan

Prof. Philippe De Wilde
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Heriot Watt University, UK

Prof. Dr. Roumen Kountchev
Department of Radio Communications and Video Technologies
Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

Prof. Ignac Lovrek, Ph.D.
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
University of Zagreb


Prof. Ivan Luković
Faculty of Technical Sciences
Computing and Control Department, Chair for Applied Computer Science, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Prof. Dr. Vasile Palade
Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Coventry University, UK

Prof. James F. Peters
Computational Intelligence Laboratory
ECE Department University of Manitoba, Canada

Prof. Dharmendra Sharma
Faculty of Education, Science
Technology & MathematicsUniversity of Canberra, Australia

Prof. Barry G. Silverman
Professor of Systems Science and Engineering
Hayden Hall (Room 120), University of Pennsylvania, USA

Prof. Gheorghe Tecuci
Learning Agents Center
The Volgenau School of Engineering, George Mason University, USA

Prof. George A. Tsihrintzis
Department of Informatics
University of Piraeus, Greece

Prof. Dr. Eiji Uchino
Mathematics and Complex Systems Science
Graduate School of Science and Engineering , Yamaguchi University, Japan

Prof. Maria Virvou
Department of Informatics
University of Piraeus, Greece

Prof. Hiro Yoshida
Department of Radiology
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA

Editorial Board

Jair M. Abe
University of São Paulo

Canicious Abeynayake
Defence Science and Technology Organisation

Fred Adam
University College Cork

Bala M. Balachandran
University of Canberra

Marius M. Balas
"Aurel Vlaicu" University of Arad

Monica Bianchini
University of Siena

Isabelle Bichindaritz
SUNY Oswego

Gloria Bordogna

Ana Rita Campos

Maria do Carmo Nicoletti
UFSCar (Federal University of São Carlos)

Barbara Catania
University of Genoa

Mihaela Costin
Institute of Computer Science Iasi Romanian Academy

Ireneusz Czarnowski
Gdynia Maritime University

Anna Esposito
Second University of Naples

Arthur Filippidis

Maria Ganzha
University of Gdańsk

Petia Georgieva
Informatics University of Aveiro

Anne Håkansson
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Alex Hariz
University of South Australia

D. Jude Hemanth
Karunya University


Arturas Kaklauskas
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Anastasia N. Kastania
Athens University of Economics and Business

Boris Kovalerchuk
Central Washington University

Rosa Meo
University of Turin

Lyudmila Mihaylova
University of Sheffield

Manuel Mora
Autonomous University of Aguascalientes

Stefania Montani
University of Eastern Piedmont

Kazumi Nakamatsu
University of Hyogo

Zorica Nedic
University of South Australia

Viorel Nicolau
Dunarea de Jos University of Galati

Vasile Palade
University of Oxford

Gabriella Pasi
University of Milan-Bicocca

Nilesh Patel
Oakland University

Camelia Pintea
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

Jens Pohl
California Polytechnic State University

Nicolaie Popescu-Bodorin
Lumina University

Dan Power
University of Northern Iowa

Lucian Prodan
Polytechnic University of Timisoara

Gabriela Prostean
Polytechnic University of Timisoara

Roy Rada
University of Maryland Baltimore

Ana Respício
University of Lisbon

Christos Sioutis
Defence Science and Technology Organisation

Urszula Stańczyk
Silesian University of Technology

Jeff Tweedale
Defence Science and Technology Organisation

Snejana Yordanova
Technical University of Sofia

Pascale Zaraté
University of Tolouse

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