Journal of Systems Engineering and Electronics
(Indexed by SCI, EI)
A complex system consists of many interacting parts that, through non-linear interactions, emerge with collective characteristics that individual parts do not have. Typical examples of complex systems are condensed matter systems, ecosystems, stock markets, economies, biological evolution, human societies, etc. Since the 1980s, substantial progress has been made in the study of complex systems through interdisciplinary research in physics, biology, computer simulation, and other fields.
However, complex systems science is still a new discipline, and there are still a lot of problems and challenges to be solved: how do systems at different scales interact with each other? How does a small disturbance in a microscopic system cause a catastrophe in a macroscopic system? How do adaptive systems evolve with the environment? How can complex collective behavior emerge from simple individual interaction rules? What causes the evolution of life? Complex systems science is the key to understanding how the world works and answering many core questions about how life, ecology, society, and natural environment systems operate and evolve.
Complex systems science also serves as a hammer to crack questions that cannot be explained by traditional science systems. Therefore, the special section on complex systems theory and practice is organized to attract research related to complex systems, especially those combined with artificial intelligence, big data, causal inference, scale-up modeling, complex networks, and dynamics models.
This special section aims to feature the recent developments of complex systems theory and practice and provide a platform for academic researchers and practicing engineers to share their latest research on the mechanism, theory, method and practice of complex systems science. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to
1．Modeling and characterization of dynamic complex systems;
2．Complex systems and complex networks
3．Robustness & vulnerability of complex systems;
4．Evolution & adaptation of complex systems;
5．Collective behavior of complex systems;
6．Game theory concerning complex systems;
7．Self-organization & emergence mechanism of complex systems;
8．System-of-systems engineering theory and practice.
Authors should prepare papers according to the TEMPLATE of Journal of Systems Engineering and Electronics, with reference to the Guide for Authors given at https://www.jseepub.com/EN/1004-4132/home.shtml, and submit the Word version of the complete manuscript through the online submission system. When submitting the paper, the title format should be “Title (Special Section on Complex Systems Theory and Practice )”.
Manuscript Due: August 30, 2022
Final Review Notification: October 31, 2022
Possible Publication: December 31, 2022
Prof. Dajun Zeng
Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Dr. Zeng is a research professor at the Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASIA). He currently serves as Vice President of CASIA and Associate Director of the National Key Laboratory for the Management and Control of Complex Systems. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial administration from a joint program of the Graduate School of Industrial Administration and the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, and his B.S. degree in economics and operations research from the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China. He is a Fellow of IEEE and AAAS. His research interests include big data analytics, social computing, multi-agent systems, and public health informatics. He has published one monograph and more than 380 peer-reviewed articles. He served as President of the IEEE ITS Society (2016–2017), Chair of INFORMS College on Artificial Intelligence (2006–2009), and Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Intelligent Systems (2013–2016). He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems. He received the Fudan Prize for Eminent Contributions to Management Science in 2021.
Prof. Hongwei Wang
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
Dr. Wang is currently a professor of the School of Management, Huazhong University of Science and Technology. He is the leader of the innovative research group of the National Natural Science Foundation of China. He was awarded the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholar in 2011. He is Vice President of the Systems Engineering Society of China, and President of the Systems Engineering Society of Hubei. He is also the Executive Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Frontiers of Engineering Management, and the Editorial Board Member of several journals, e.g., Engineering, Systems Engineering-Theory & Practice, Journal of Systems Engineering, Journal of Systems Management, Control and Decision, and Information and Control. His research focuses on systems engineering, and his interested research fields are engineering management, logistics and supply chain management, and public safety and emergency management. For the national economic mobilization, he developed the first National Economy Mobilization Simulation and Training System, and was awarded the First Prize of Science and Technology Progress Award of the Ministry of Education (first completer) in 2010. He participated in the investigation of the management issues of Three Gorges Project and Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Project, and the related achievements were awarded the First Prize of Science and Technology Progress Award of the Ministry of Education in 2000 and 2018, respectively.
Prof. Kewei Yang
National University of Defense Technology,
Dr. Yang is a Professor and Ph.D. candidate supervisor at National University of Defense Technology (NUDT). He is the Head of Management Science and Engineering Department of NUDT. He also serves as the Director of Systems Engineering Society of China, Vice President of Systems Engineering and Management Society of Hunan Province. He is also the Head of Technology Innovation Group of Hunan Province named Big Data and System of Systems Engineering since 2020. His research interests focus on system of systems engineering, complex systems, and complex equipment test and evaluation. In addition, he has published seven books and more than 150 academic papers. He developed the first SoSs Requirement Modelling and Analysing Toolkits which were used in decades of real cases and the related achievements were awarded the Second Prize of Science and Technology Progress Award of the Ministry of Education in 2020.
Prof. Zengru Di
Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
Dr. Di is a professor at the School of Systems Science, Beijing Normal University (BNU). He is also the Director of the International Academic Center of Complex Systems at Zhuhai Campus of BNU. He is an Academician of the International Academy for Systems and Cybernetic Sciences, a Member of the Teaching Steering Committee of the Ministry of Education of China on Management Science and Engineering, and Vice President of the Systems Engineering Society of China. He served as the Leader of Discipline Appraisal Group on Systems Science of the Academic Degree Committee of the State Council, People’s Republic of China (2009–2018). His research interests are in the area of the Complex Systems Science and Complex Networks, focusing on the structure and function of complex networks, collective behavior of multi-agent systems, and the emergent properties of complex systems. The research results have been published in Natural Communication, Nature Human Behavior, Physical Review Letters and other journals, and have been praised by the academic community. In 2016, he won the third theoretical contribution award of China Society of Systems Engineering for his achievements in complex systems analysis and networks science. Professor Di is also Editor-in-Chief or Editor of several academic journal, including Systems Engineering-Theory & Practice (in Chinese), All About Systems and Control (in Chinese), Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Journal of Systems Science and Complexity, Journal of Systems Science and Information, and so on.
Journal of Systems Engineering and Electronics, an open access journal on IEEE Xplore, publishes the latest theoretical and practical research results on electronic technology, radar, communication and network, systems engineering and analysis, control theory and analysis, reliability and other related topics. For more information, please visit JSEE website http://www.jseepub.com.
Download: Special Section on Complex Systems Theory and Practice