International Journal of Complexity in Applied Science and Technology

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Hassan Qudrat-Ullah
ISSN online: 1740-0554
ISSN print: 1740-0546
4 issues per year
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The study of complex systems represents a new approach to science and technology, exploring how collective behaviours of a system are functions of ties between parts and how the system interacts and forms relationships with its environment. IJCAST meets the need for a forum to disseminate information on such complex systems and complexity science. It emphasises the design, development and applications of dynamic models, including systems dynamics and agent-based approaches. IJCAST also presents "solutions" to complex managerial problems across domains.


 Topics covered include

  • Understanding/managing system complexity
  • Developing/applying complex system methods
  • Supply chains
  • Scheduling, planning and control
  • Process and job design
  • Product design
  • Innovation processes
  • Technology transfer
  • Technology and operations strategy
  • Sustainability
  • R&D management
  • Systems thinking and system dynamics
  • Dynamic complexity
  • Computational complexity
  • Dynamic decision making

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The prime objective of IJCAST is to provide a platform to network the various pure and applied science disciplines that underpin the study and design of technological and management systems in industrial companies.


IJCAST provides a forum to help professionals, academics, researchers and policy makers working in the fields of technology management, operations management, engineering design, technology transfer and organisational design to disseminate information and to learn from each other's work.


IJCAST publishes original papers, review papers, technical reports, case studies, book reviews, notes, commentaries and news. Special Issues devoted to important topics such as supply chain complexity, evolutionary design and the economics of operational complexity will occasionally be published.

Commentaries on papers and reports published in the Journal are encouraged. Authors will have the opportunity to respond to the commentary on their work before the entire treatment is published. Contributions may be by submission or invitation, and suggestions for Special Issues and publications are welcome.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Qudrat-Ullah, Hassan, York University, Canada

Associate Editors

  • Doyle, James Kevin, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • Dyner, Isaac, Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Colombia
  • Perez, Pascal, University of Wollongong, Australia

Regional Editor Europe

  • Bianchi, Carmine, University of Palermo, Italy

Editorial Board Members

  • Ahmad, Sajjad, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
  • Cincotti, Silvano, University of Genoa, Italy
  • Gad, Mohammed Saber Mohammed, National Research Centre, Egypt
  • Goh, Mark, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Größler, Andreas, Radboud University, Netherlands
  • Meena, Purushottam Lal, New York Institute of Technology, USA
  • Qureshi, Muhammad Azeem, Oslo and Akershus University, Norway
  • Radzicki, Michael, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • Saeed, Naima, University of Agder, Norway
  • Saysel, Ali, Bogazici University, Turkey
  • Seong, Baekseo, Konkuk University, South Korea
  • Shah, Mahmood Hussain, University of Central Lancashire, UK
  • Szulanski, Fabian, Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Wahaba, Khaled, Cairo University, Egypt
  • Yuvaraja, T., Channabasaveshwara Institute of Technology, India


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