International Journal of Hybrid Intelligent Systems


17, 4 issues

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17:1-2 online 13 July 2021

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17:3 scheduled for November 2021

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From volume 1, 2004

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Aims & Scope

Hybridization of intelligent systems is a promising research field of modern Artificial Intelligence concerned with the development of the next generation of intelligent systems. A fundamental stimulus to the investigations of Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS) is the awareness in the academic communities that combined and integrated approaches will be necessary if the remaining tough problems in artificial intelligence are to be solved. Recently, hybrid intelligent systems are becoming popular due to their capabilities in handling many real world complex problems, involving imprecision, uncertainty and vagueness, high-dimensionality.

The International Journal of Hybrid Intelligent Systems (IJHIS) is a peer refereed journal on the theory and applications of hybrid and integrated intelligent systems. The key objective of IJHIS is to provide the academic community with a medium for presenting original research and applications related to the simultaneous use of two or more intelligent techniques. Rather than publishing papers in one particular area of expertise, the journal aims to be the main forum for publishing papers that involve the use of two or more intelligent techniques and approaches, such as neural networks, traditional knowledge-based methods, fuzzy techniques, genetic algorithms, agent-based techniques, case based reasoning, etc. The combination or integration of more distinct methodologies can be done in any form, either by a modular integration of two or more intelligent methodologies, which maintains the identity of each methodology, or by fusing one methodology into another, or by transforming the knowledge representation in one methodology into another form of representation, characteristic to another methodology.

The IJHIS invites authors to submit their original and unpublished work that communicates current research on hybrid and integrated intelligent systems, regarding both the theoretical and methodological aspects, as well as various applications of hybrid and integrated intelligent approaches to many real-world problems from science, technology, business or commerce.

Editorial Board


Ajith Abraham
Machine Intelligence Research Labs
Scientific Network for Innovation and Research Excellence

PO Box 2259 Auburn, WA
98071, USA

Founding Editors

Ajith Abraham
Lakhmi C. Jain
Vasile Palade

Associate Editors

Gail A. Carpenter
Boston University

Walter D. Potter
University of Georgia
United Kingdom, USA

Ishwar K. Sethi
Oakland University

Ron Sun
Antony Satyadas
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA

Toshio Fukuda
Nagoya University

Mario Koeppen
Kyushu Institute of Technology

Tamas Gedeon
Murdoch University

Lakhmi C. Jain
University of South Australia

Nikola Kasabov
Auckland University of Technology
New Zealand

Kate Smith
Deakin University

Robert J. Howlett
University of Brighton
United Kingdom

Janusz Kacprzyk
Polish Academy of Sciences

Vasile Palade
Oxford University
United Kingdom

Stefan Wermter
University of Hamburg

Xin Yao
University of Birmingham
United Kingdom

Industrial Theme/Track Editor

Antony Satyadas
IBM Corporation

Book Review Editor

Clarence W. De Silva
University of British Columbia

Editorial Board

B. Apolloni
University of Milan

J.M. Benitez Sanchez
University of Granada

S.B. Cho
Yonsei University

I. Cloete
International University in Germany

D. Corne
University of Exeter
United Kingdom

A. D'Avila Garcez
City University London
United Kingdom

A. De Carvalho
University of São Paulo

S. Franklin
University of Memphis

B. Gabrys
University of Bournemouth
United Kingdom

J.Q. Gan
University of Essex
United Kingdom

C. Ghaoui
Liverpool John Moores University
United Kingdom

J. Grzymala-Busse
University of Kansas

R.F. Harrison
University of Sheffield
United Kingdom

I. Hatzilygeroudis
University of Patras

F. Herrera
University of Granada

H. Ishibuchi
Osaka Prefecture University

Y. Ishida
Toyohashi University of Technology

M. Karny
Acadamy of Sciences of Czech Repuplic
Czech Republic

A. Kelemen
University of Buffalo

A. Koenig
University of Kaiserslautern

V. Loia
University of Salerno

T.B. Ludermir
Federal University of Pernambuco

V. Maojo
Polytechnical University of Madrid

D. Neagu
University of Bradford
United Kingdom

M. Negoita
Wellington Institute of Technology
New Zealand

N.R. Pal
Indian Statistical Institute

G. Palm
University of Ulm

P.J.S. Pan
National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences

W. Pedrycz
University of Alberta

N. Petkov
University of Groningen
The Netherlands

V. Piuri
University of Milan

G. Resconi
Catholic University
Brescia, Italy

R. Roy
Cranfield University
United Kingdom

G. Ruhe
University of Calgary

K.M. Sim
Institute of Information Sciences, Academia Sinica

M.R. Stytz
Air Force Research Laboratory

H. Takagi
Kyushu University

G. Tecuci
George Mason University

B. Verma
Central Queensland University

A. Wani
Central Queensland University at Bakersfield

R. Weber
University of Chile

B.M. Wilamowski
Auburn University

N. Xiong
Malardalen University

R.R. Yager
Iona College

K. Yoshida
Kyushu Institute of Technology

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