International Journal of Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Engineering Systems

CiteScore
2022
1.8

Volume

26, 4 issues

Latest issue

26:1 online 17 June 2022

Next issue

26:2 scheduled for September 2022

Back volumes

From volume 8, 2004

ISSN print

1327-2314

ISSN online

1875-8827

Aims & Scope

The aim of research into Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Engineering is to develop systems that replicate the analytical, problem solving and learning capabilities of the brain. These systems bring the benefits of knowledge and intelligence to the solution of complex problems. This international journal provides a forum for publishing the results of recent research into the applications of intelligent systems, and also the tools and techniques necessary for them. Authors are invited to submit original unpublished work that is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere, on the following topics:

Generic Intelligent Tools, Techniques and Algorithms:
Knowledge-Based Systems, Expert Systems, Neural Networks, Fuzzy Techniques and Systems, Genetic Algorithms and Evolutionary Computing, Hybrid Intelligent Systems, Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, Machine Learning, Cognitive Modelling, Knowledge Representation and Management, Planning, Spatial & Temporal Reasoning, Knowledge Acquisition.

Applications using Intelligent Techniques:
Industrial Control and Monitoring, Fault Diagnosis, Robotics, Image Processing, Machine & Computer Vision, Medical & Diagnostic Systems, Financial & Stock Market Monitoring and Prediction, Speech Processing and Synthesis, Natural Language Processing, Environmental Monitoring, Power Electronics & Drives, High Voltage Systems, Engine Control and Vehicle Applications, Intelligent Signal Processing and Wavelets, Intelligent Customer Support systems.

Emerging Intelligent Technologies:
Artificial Intelligence and the Internet, Information Agents on the Internet, Intelligent E-commerce/E-business and E-learning, Intelligent Information Retrieval, Intelligent Web Mining & Applications, Intelligent User Interfaces, Bioinformatics using Intelligent & Machine Learning Techniques, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Virtual Reality & Multi-Media Intelligent Information Systems, Artificial Life, Biologically Inspired Computation.

Editorial Board

Editors-in-Chief

R.J. Howlett
University of Bournemouth
United Kingdom

W. Sałabun
West Pomeranian University of Technology
Poland

J. Watrobski
University of Szczecin
Poland

Founding Editor

Prof. L.C. Jain
KES International
United Kingdom

Assistant Editor

Shaun Lee
University of Brighton
United Kingdom

General Editor

Milan Simic
RMIT University
Australia

Correspondence Address

KES International (Journal Department)
PO Box 2115, Shoreham-by-sea West Sussex BN43 9AF, United Kingdom
Email: kesjournal@kesinternational.org

Associate Editors

Firoz Alam
RMIT University
Australia

Plamen Angelov
Lancaster University
United Kingdom

Jeffrey Bakken
Bradley University
USA

Adriana Burlea
University of Craiova
Romania

Stefania Castelletto
RMIT University
Australia

Yen-Wei Chen
Ritsumeikan University
Japan

Ireneusz Czarnowski
Gdynia Maritime University
Poland

Peter Dabnichki
RMIT University
Australia

Dumitru Dan Burdescu
University of Craiova
Romania

Abhijit Date
RMIT University
Australia

Pasquale De Meo
University of Messina
Italy

Songlin Ding
RMIT University
Australia

Mohamed Elbanhawi
Memko Pty Ltd
Australia

Alena Favorskaya
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Russia

Margarita Favorskaya
Reshetnev Siberian State University of Science and Technology
Russia

Matthew Garratt
UNSW Canberra
Australia

Alexander Gegov
University of Portsmouth
United Kingdom

Ralf‐Christian Härting
Aalen University
Germany

Christian Hohmann
Siemens AG
Germany

Dawn Holmes
University of California Santa Barbara
USA

Yoshiteru Ishida
Toyohashi University of Technology
Japan

Mirjana Ivanović
University of Novi Sad
Serbia

Ivan Jordanov
University of Portsmouth
United Kingdom

Miroslav Karny
Academy of Sciences
Czech Republic

Rapee Krerngkamjornkit
RMIT University
Australia

Arun Kumar
RMIT University
Australia

Hongyi Li
Bohai University
China

Honghai Liu
University of Portsmouth
United Kingdom

Lucy Lunevich
RMIT University
Australia

Federica Mandreoli
Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Italy

Fabrizio Messina
University of Catania
Italy

Katarzyna Musial‐Gabrys
Bournemouth University
United Kingdom

Reza Nakhaie Jazar
RMIT University
Australia

Vasile Palade
Coventry University
United Kingdom

Dragan Pamucar
University of Belgrade
Serbia

Heena Panchasara
Central Queensland University
Australia

Stefan Panic
University of Pristina‐Kosovska Mitrovica
Kosovo

Gita Pendharkar
RMIT University
Australia

Jianbin Qiu
Harbin Institute of Technology
China

Sheela Ramanna
University of Winnipeg
Canada

Roozbeh Razavi Far
University of Windsor
Canada

Kalle Saastamoinen
National Defence University
Finland

Suresh Satapathy
PVP Sidhhartha Institute of Technology
India

Nirajan Shiwakoti
RMIT University
Australia

Petar Spalević
Univerzitet Singidunum
Serbia

Maria Spichkova
RMIT University
Australia

Edward Szczerbicki
University of Newcastle
NSW, Australia

Masakazu Takahashi
Yamaguchi University
Japan

Okamoto Takeshi
Kanagawa Institute of Technology
Japan

Masahiro Tokumitsu
National Institute of Technology
Japan

Dragan Topisirovic
University of Nis
Serbia

Kazuhiko Tsuda
University of Tsukuba
Japan

Siba Kumar Udgata
K L University
India

Vuk Vojisavljevic
RMIT University
Australia

Guiwu Wei
Sichuan Normal University
China

Yongmin Zhong
RMIT University
Australia

Alfred Zimmermann
Reutlingen University
Germany

Sergey Zykov
National Research University
Russia

Author Guidelines

SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPT

By submitting my article to this journal, I agree to the Author Copyright Agreement, the IOS Press Ethics Policy, and the IOS Press Privacy Policy.

Please submit your manuscript via https://www.editorialmanager.com/kes/default2.aspx.

Publication fee
International Journal of Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Engineering Systems does not charge a publication fee.

Color figures
It is possible to have figures printed in color, provided the cost of their reproduction is paid for by the author. 

Required files for final submissions
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).

PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS

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 spacing throughout, including the abstract, footnotes and references. 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)
Acknowledgements References
Tables Figure captions
* Figures

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
The title page should provide the following information:
Title (should be clear, descriptive and not too long) Name(s) of author(s); please indicate who is the corresponding author
Full affiliation(s) Present address of author(s), if different from affiliation
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
Number as Table 1, Table 2 etc, and refer to all of them in the text.

Each table should be provided on a separate page of the manuscript. Tables should not be included in the text.

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.

REFERENCES

Authors are requested to use the Vancouver citation style. Place citations as numbers in square brackets in the text. All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references at the end of the manuscript. List the references in the order in which they appear in the text. Only articles published or accepted for publication should be listed in the reference list. Submitted articles can be listed as (author(s), unpublished data). If an article has a DOI, this should be provided after the page number details. The number is added after the letters 'doi'. Manuscripts will not be considered if they do not conform to the Vancouver citation guidelines.

References must be listed in Vancouver style:
[1] Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002; 935(12): 406.
[2] Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.
[3] Berkow R, Fletcher AJ, editors. The Merck manual of diagnosis and therapy. 16th ed. Rahway (NJ): Merck Research Laboratories; 1992.
[4] Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGrawHill; 2002. p. 93113.
[5] Canadian Cancer Society [homepage on the Internet]. Toronto: The Society; 2006 [updated 2006 May 12; cited 2006 Oct 17]. Available from: www.cancer.ca/https://www.iospress.com/catalog/journals/www.cancer.ca/.

Footnotes
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.

Figures

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. Please follow the same lay out (with bullets and headings) as on: https://www.iospress.com/catalog/journals/intelligent-decision-technologies#author-guidelines

Article sharing
Authors of journal articles are permitted to self-archive and share their work through institutional repositories, personal websites, and preprint servers. Authors have the right to use excerpts of their article in other works written by the authors themselves, provided that the original work is properly cited. The consent for sharing an article, in whole or in part, depends on the version of the article that is shared, where it is shared, and the copyright license under which the article is published. Please refer to the IOS Press Article Sharing Policy for further information.

Quoting from other publications
Authors, when quoting from someone else's work or when considering reproducing figures or tables from a book or journal article, should make sure that they are not infringing a copyright. Although in general authors may quote from other published works, permission should be obtained from the holder of the copyright if there will be substantial extracts or reproduction of 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.

Kudos

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Open Access

By default, articles published in the International Journal of Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Engineering Systems are available only to institutions and individuals with access rights. However, the journal offers all authors the option to purchase open access publication for their article as part of the IOS Press Open Library. This means that the final published version will be freely available to anyone worldwide, indefinitely, under a Creative Commons license and without the need to purchase access to the article. This is also referred to as “gold” open access.

Gold open access pricing
Authors who choose gold open access publication will be subject to an article publication charge of € 1250 / US$ 1450 for publication under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license or € 1850 / US$ 2080 for publication under the CC BY 4.0 license. Pricing is exclusive of possible taxes. After an article is accepted for publication, the corresponding author will be informed regarding the open access option during the production stages, and will have the opportunity to purchase open access for their article. It could be that the open access fee of an article is waived completely due an institutional agreement IOS Press has with the corresponding authors' institution. Please check the institutional agreements page for details.

Green open access
Authors who do not make use of the gold open access option may still make their article freely available using self-archiving, also referred to as green open access. Authors may make their final accepted manuscript available for free download from their personal or institutional website or institutional archive. This model is free for the author.

International Journal of Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Engineering Systems Peer Review Policy

International Journal of Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Engineering Systems is a peer-reviewed journal. All articles submitted to the journal undergo a single blind peer review process. This means that the identity of the authors is known with the reviewers but the identity of the reviewers is not communicated to the authors. Please visit our reviewer guidelines for further information about how to conduct a review.

All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Editors-in-Chief, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to rigorous peer-review by independent, anonymous expert referees. Reasons to reject a paper in the pre-screening process could for example be because the work does not fall within the aims and scope, the writing is of poor quality, the instructions to authors were not followed or the presented work is not novel. Important: all articles not created using the journal style templates for LaTeX or MS Word (see author instructions) are desk rejected.

Papers deemed suitable to be reviewed will be assigned a handling editor. The handling editor will then invite reviewers to comment on the work. Typically decisions are based on three reviews, in some circumstances a minimum of two reviews may be deemed sufficient to make a decision on a paper. The Editors-in-Chief strive to ensure a typical turnaround time of 6 months.

Reviewers are asked to judge a paper on at least:

- Originality, novelty and significance of results
- Technical quality of work
- Comprehensibility and presentation of the paper
- Overall impression

Based on the received reviews the handling editor will propose to the Editors-in-Chief a recommendation:

  1. Accept
  2. Minor revisions required
  3. Major revisions required
  4. Revise and resubmit
  5. Reject

They mean the following:

  1. Accept: The manuscript is suitable for publication and only requires minor polishing; thus, no further reviews are requested.
  2. Minor revisions required: The authors are required to make moderate changes to their manuscript. The manuscript becomes acceptable for publication if the changes proposed by the reviewers and editors are successfully addressed. The revised manuscript will be examined by the Editors-in-Chief and possibly sent back to all (or a selection of) reviewers for a second round of reviews. Authors are requested to provide a letter to the reviewers detailing the improvements made for the resubmission.
  3. Major revisions required: The manuscript cannot be accepted for publication in its current form. However, a major revision which addresses all issues raised by the reviewers may be acceptable for publication. The revised manuscript will undergo a full second round of review. Authors are requested to provide a letter to the reviewers detailing the improvements made for the resubmission.
  4. Revise and resubmit: In its current form, the manuscript is not suitable for publication. A resubmission would require substantial revisions and is only encouraged in special cases.
  5. Reject: The manuscript is rejected as it is deemed to be out of scope, not relevant, or not meeting the journal’s quality standards in terms of significance, novelty, and/or presentation.

Authors are notified by the Editors-in-Chief, whose decision is final.

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