International Journal of Bio-Inspired Computation

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Zhihua Cui
ISSN online: 1758-0374
ISSN print: 1758-0366
6 issues per year
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TR impact factor 2014: 3.969 (5-Year Impact Factor: 2.778, Total Cites: 467)
[7/123 in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence]
[2/102 in Computer Science, Theory & Methods]


IJBIC discusses the new bio-inspired computation methodologies derived from the animal and plant world, such as new algorithms mimicking the wolf schooling, the plant survival process, etc.


 Topics covered include

  • New bio-inspired methodologies coming from:
    • creatures living in nature
    • artificial society
    • physical/chemical phenomena
  • New bio-inspired methodology analysis tools
    • e.g. rough sets, stochastic processes, etc
  • Applications associated with bio-inspired methodologies, e.g. bioinformatics, etc.

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The major goal of IJBIC is the publication of new research results on bio-inspired computation methods and their applications. IJBIC provides the scientific community and industry with a vehicle whereby ideas using two or more conventional and computational intelligence based techniques can be discussed.

Bio-inspired computation is an umbrella term for different computational approaches that are based on principles or models of biological systems. This class of methods, such as evolutionary algorithms, ant colony optimisation, and swarm intelligence, complements traditional techniques in the sense that the former can be applied to large-scale applications where little is known about the underlying problem and where the latter approaches encounter difficulties. Therefore, bio-inspired methods are becoming increasingly important in the face of the complexity of today's demanding applications, and accordingly they have been successfully used in various fields ranging from computer engineering and mechanical engineering to chemical engineering and molecular biology.

IJBIC is especially intended for furthering the overall understanding of new algorithms simulated with various bio-phenomena beyond the current focus, i.e. genetic algorithms, Tabu search, etc. Its objective is improvement in theory and applications of the bio-computation field. Algorithms should therefore be carefully designed and appropriately analysed, and authors are encouraged to assess the statistical validity of their results whenever possible.


IJBIC is aimed at professionals, academics, students, researchers and policy makers who are interested in the potential of bio-inspired techniques for solving problems. In particular, this includes people with backgrounds in computer science, mathematics, engineering, and quantitative management science.


IJBIC publishes high-quality original papers, review articles and technical reports. Conference papers may be accepted if they have been substantially extended. Special issues of the journal that focus in on a particular aspect of the field are also published from time-to-time.



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Editor in Chief

  • Cui, Zhihua, Taiyuan University of Science and Technology, China

    Advisory Editors

    • Deb, Suash, Cambridge Institute of Technology, India
    • Gams, Matjaz, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
    • Sanyal, Sugata, Tata Consultancy Services, India
    • Xiao, Renbin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
    • Yang, Xin-She, Middlesex University, UK

    Editorial Board Members

    • Abonyi, Janos, University of Veszprém, Hungary
    • Abraham, Ajith, Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs), USA
    • Akerkar, Rajendra, Western Norway Research Institute (Vestlandsforsking), Norway
    • Alex, Rajan, West Texas A&M University, USA
    • Ayesh, Aladdin, De Montfort University, UK
    • Camacho, David, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
    • Cao, Jian, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
    • Chbeir, Richard, Bourgogne University, France
    • Chen, Zengqiang, Nankai University, China
    • Cui, Zhiwei, General Motors, USA
    • Dai, Chaohua, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
    • De Carvalho, Andre Ponce de Leon F., University of Săo Paulo, Spain
    • Fernández Martínez, Juan Luis, University of Oviedo, Spain
    • Gao, Xiao-Zhi, Aalto University, Finland
    • García Gonzalo, Maria Esperanza, University of Oviedo, Spain
    • Gong, Maoguo, Xidian University, China
    • Hassanien, Aboul Ella, Cairo University, Egypt
    • Kwasnicka, Halina, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
    • Ludermir, Teresa B, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
    • Nedjah, Nadia, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Panigrahi, B.K., Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
    • Parsopoulos, Konstantinos E., University of Ioannina, Greece
    • Patnaik, Srikanta, SOA University and Interscience Institute of Management and Technology, Bhubaneswar, India
    • Peters, James F., University of Manitoba, Canada
    • Pichappan, Pit, Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud University, Saudi Arabia
    • Qian, Yuhua, Shanxi University, China
    • Srivastava, Praveen Ranjan, Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak, India
    • Vrahatis, Michael N., University of Patras, Greece
    • Wang, Lei, Tongji University, China
    • Zeng, Jianchao, Taiyuan University of Science and Technology, China
    • Zeng, Sanyou, China University of Geosciences, China
    • Zhang, Yi, Jilin Business and Technology College, China


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