Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems

Applications in Engineering and Technology


40-41, 12 issues

Latest issue

41:5 online 19 November 2021

Next issue

41:6 scheduled for December 2021

Back volumes

From volume 1, 1993

ISSN print


ISSN online

Online Only

Aims & Scope

The purpose of the Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems: Applications in Engineering and Technology is to foster advancements of knowledge and help disseminate results concerning recent applications and case studies in the areas of fuzzy logic, intelligent systems, and web-based applications among working professionals and professionals in education and research, covering a broad cross-section of technical disciplines.

The journal will publish original articles on current and potential applications, case studies, and education in intelligent systems, fuzzy systems, and web-based systems for engineering and other technical fields in science and technology. The journal focuses on the disciplines of computer science, electrical engineering, manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, engineering management, bioengineering, and biomedical engineering. The scope of the journal also includes developing technologies in mathematics, operations research, technology management, the hard and soft sciences, and technical, social and environmental issues.

Editorial Board


Reza Langari
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Texas A&M University

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA

Founding Editors

Mo M. Jamshidi
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA

Timothy J. Ross
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM, USA

Honorary Editor

Lotfi A. Zadeh

Book Review Editor

Vladik Kreinovich
University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, USA

Editorial Advisory Board

Ajith Abraham
Machine Intelligence Research Labs
Washington, DC, USA

Krassimir T. Atanassov
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Sofia, Bulgaria

Zeungnam Bien
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Taejon, Korea

Bimal Kumar Bose
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN, USA

Madan M. Gupta
Saskatchewan University
Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Fred Hadaegh
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA, USA

Mohammad M. Jamshidi
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM, USA

Lesheng Jin
Nanjing Normal University

Zhaojie Ju
University of Portsmouth

Janusz Kacprzyk
Polish Academy of Sciences
Warsaw, Poland

Cengiz Kahraman
Istanbul Technical University

Jim Keller
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO, USA

Heikki N. Koivo
Helsinki University of Technology
Helsinki, Finland

Om P. Malik
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB, Canada

Victor Maojo
Polytechnical University of Madrid
Madrid, Spain

Hung T. Nguyen
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM, USA

Witold Pedrycz
University of Alberta Edmonton
Edmonton, AB, Canada

Lambert Spaanenburg
Lund University
Lund, Sweden

Timothy J. Ross
Department of Civil Engineering
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA

John Yen
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA, USA

Associate Editors

E. Abad-Segura
Department of Economic and Business
University of Almeria, Spain

F. Albu
Valahia University of Targoviste

A. Alimi
University of Sfax

Tofigh Allahviranloo
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Istinye University, Istanbul

Olexander “Alex” Barmak
Computer Science & Information Technology Department
Khmelnytskyi National University, Ukraine

I. Batyrshin
Instituto Politecnico Nacional

S. Bekešienė
The General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania

F. Cabrerizo
Distance Learning University of Spain
Madrid, Spain

Z. Cao
University of Tasmania
Hobart, Australia

Gabriella Casalino
Department of Computer Science
University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy

Ciro Castiello
Department of Computer Science
University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy

S. Cebi
Yildiz Technical University

Chinmay Chakrabarty
Birla Institute of Technology

C.-W. Chen
National Kaohsiung Marine University
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

S.-M. Chen
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Taipei, Taiwan

Z.-S. Chen
Wuhan University

X. Cheng
Middlesex University

F. Chiclana
De Montfort University
Leicester, United Kingdom

H.-Y. Chung
National Central University

Y.-L. Chung
National Taiwan Ocean University
Keelung City, Taiwan

B. Davvaz
Yazd University
Yazd, Iran

W. Ding
Nantong University

X. Du
General Motors Research Laboratories

S. Duan
Vehicle Systems Research Lab
Warren, USA

Bapi Dutta
The Logistics Institute
National University of Singapore, Singapore

X.-Z. Gao
University of Eastern Finland

H. Garg
Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology

A. Gegov
University of Portsmouth
United Kingdom

Alexander Gelbukh
Centro de Investigacion en Computacion
Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico

G.B. Gharehpetian
Amirkabir University of Technology

D. Gómez González
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Madrid, Spain

Z.-W. Gong
Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology

M. González-Hidalgo
University of the Balearic Islands
Palma, Spain

S. Greenfield
De Montfort University
Leicester, United Kingdom

E. Herrera-Viedma
University of Granada
Granada, Spain

N. Homma
Tohoku University
Tohoku, Japan

T. Hovorushchenko
Khmelnytskyi National University

J. Hu
Harbin University of Science and Technology
Harbin, China

R. Jafari
Agder University

M.A. Jaradat
American University of Sharjah
Sharjah, UAE

Katarzyna Kaczmarek-Majer
Systems Research Institute
Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

I. Kaya
Yıldız Technical University

Manoj Kumar
School of Computer Science, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies
Dehradun, India

Associate Editors (contd.)

R. Kiani Mavi
Edith Cowan University

Y. Kim
California Baptist University
Riverside, CA, USA

Daniel Furtado Leite
Department of Automatics
Federal University of Lavras, Brazil

Jinhai Li
International Journal of Machine Learning & Cybernetics
Data Science Research Center, Kunming, China

H. Liao
Sichuan University
Chengdu, China

P. Liu
Shandong University of Finance and Economics
Shandong, China

Sergii Lysenko
Department of Computer Engineering & System Programming
Khmelnytskyi National University (KhNU), Ukraine

X. Ma
Hubei University for Nationalities

M.A. Mahfouz
Computer Engineering Department
BIET, Egypt

M.T. Malinowski
Cracow University of Technology
Kraków, Poland

L. Martínez López
University of Jaén

F. Maturo
G. d'Annunzio University of Chieti and Pescara

Š. Mayerová
University of Defence
Brno, The Czech Republic

N. Melnykova
Lviv Polytechnic National University

Fanyong Meng
School of Business
Central South University, China

J. Montero
Complutense University
Madrid, Spain

M. Nazarkevych
Lviv Polytechnic National University

N.-T. Nguyen
Wroclaw University of Science and Technology

M. Novak
Brno University of Technology
Czech Republic

S. Cevik Onar
Istanbul Technical University

J. Valente De Oliveira
University of Algarve
Faro, Portugal

G. Pasi
Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca

S. Patnaik
SOA University
Bhubaneswar, India

J.I. Pelaez
University of Malaga

D.K. Pratihar
Centre for Excellence in Robotics
Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Kharagpur, India

Junsheng Qiao
College of Mathematics and Statistics
Northwest Normal University, China

J. Qiu
Space Control and Inertial Technology Research Centre

Inayatur Rehman
Department of Mathematics and Sciences
Dhofar University Salalah, Oman

J.V. Riera
University of the Balearic Islands
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

R.M. Rodríguez
University of Jaén

C. Sankavaram
Vehicle Systems Research Lab
Warren, USA

E. Savas
Yuzuncu Yıl University
Van, Turkey

S. Sergejs
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
Czech Republic

W. Shatanawi
Hashemite University
Zarqa, Jordan

Grigori Sidorov
Centro de Investigacion en Computacion
Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico

Dilbag Singh
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Bennett University, India

Pritpal Singh
Tezpur Central University

S. Solovjovs
Masaryk Univeristy
Brno, Czech Republic

L.H. Son
Vietnam National University
Hanoi, Vietnam

Ruidan Su
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Shanghai, China

Lin Sun
College of Computer and Information Engineering
Henan Normal University, China

R. Tafreshi
Texas A&M University at Qatar
Qatar, Qatar

Y. Tang
Hefei University of Technology
China, China

R. Tkachenko
Lviv Polytechnic National University
Lviv, Ukraine

R. Ureña
De Montfort University
Leicester, United Kingdom

J.-Z. Wu
Ningbo University

J. Wu
Shanghai Maritime University

X. Wu
Shanghai University

Hailu Xu
California State University
Long Beach CA, USA

Weihua Xu
College of Artificial and Intelligence
Southwest University, Chongqing, China

Z. Xu
Sichuan University

G. Yang
School of Software
Shandong University, China

Longzhi Yang
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
Northumbria University, UK, United Kingdom

Wanqi Yang
School of Computer and Electronic Information
Nanjing Normal University, China

Y. Yang
De Montfort University
United Kingdom, United Kingdom

S. Yin
Harbin Institute of Technology
Harbin, China

H. Ying
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI, USA

D. Yu
Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics

W. Yu
Mexico City, Mexico

J. Zhan
Hubei University for Nationalities

Haijun Zhang
Department of Computer Science
Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

H. Zhang
Hohai University

Q. Zhang
Beijing Institute of Technology

Z. Zhang
Dalian University of Technology

M. Zhou
Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications

S. Zhou
Swansea University
Swansea, United Kingdom

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Peer Review

Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems Peer Review Policy

The Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy 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.

All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor-in-Chief, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to rigorous peer-review by independent, expert referees. Authors are not allowed to suggest their own reviewers. 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.

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 Editor-in-Chief strives to ensure a typical turnaround time of 3 months from submission until first decision.

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 Editor-in-Chief a recommendation:

  1. Accept
  2. Minor revisions required
  3. Major revisions required
  4. 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 Editor-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. 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 Editor-in-Chief, whose decision is final.


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