International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Soft Data Paradigms

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Dr. Mika Sato-Ilic
ISSN online: 1755-3229
ISSN print: 1755-3210
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IJKESDP reports the most recent research results in the areas of knowledge engineering and soft data analysis. Knowledge engineering, in contrast to traditional engineering techniques, involves mimicking the performance of human experts in a limited sense. Knowledge engineering with soft data paradigms offers very significant attributes such as learning, autonomy and self-organisation.


 Topics covered include

  • Advances in soft data paradigms and applications
  • Qualitative, quantitative or statistical data analysis, information retrieval
  • Clustering, classification, and pattern recognition
  • Advances in multivariate data analysis and multivariate data visualisation
  • Risk analysis and management
  • Hybridisation with other methods
  • Ant colony optimisation
  • Artificial immune systems
  • Cyber security and network security
  • Complex adaptive systems, and knowledge-based systems
  • Machine learning and reasoning
  • Computational neuroscience
  • Human-centred computing
  • Rough sets

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The main objective of IJKESDP is to report new research directions in the area of knowledge engineering and soft data paradigms, promoting multidisciplinary research in this area. Researchers, professors, application engineers, business professionals and students will gain considerable benefits through the application-oriented approach taken by the journal.


IJKESDP is directed towards researchers, application engineers, scientists, health professionals, business professionals, policy makers and students who are interested to learn about these innovative approaches.


IJKESDP will include original research papers and book reviews. All topics related to knowledge engineering and soft data paradigms will be considered for inclusion in the journal. Special Issues will occasionally be published.



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    Honorary Editors

  • Jain, Lakhmi C., Bournemouth University, UK
  • Favorskaya, Margarita N., Reshetnev Siberian State Aerospace University, Russian Federation

    Editor in Chief

  • Sato-Ilic, Mika, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Editorial Advisory Board

  • Apolloni, Bruno, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Ay, Herchang, St. John's University, Taiwan
  • Brahnam, Sheryl, Missouri State University, USA
  • Holmes, Dawn E., University of California, USA
  • Ishibuchi, Hisao, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
  • Klawonn, Frank, University of Applied Sciences Braunschweig/Wolfenbuettel, Germany
  • Kwasnicka, Halina, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
  • Legalov, Alexander, Siberian Federal University, Russian Federation
  • Liao, Mingyu (Gloria), National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Taiwan
  • Masulli, Francesco, University of Genova, Italy
  • Ramanna, Sheela, University of Winnipeg, Canada
  • Sharma, Dharmendra, University of Canberra, Australia
  • Srinivasan, Dipti, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Watada, Junzo, Waseda University, Japan

Editorial Board Members

  • Bandyopadhyay, Sanghamitra, Indian Statistical Institute, India
  • Bianchini, Monica, Università degli Studi Di Siena, Italy
  • Butz, Corey, University of Regina, Canada
  • Castellano, Giovanna, University of Bari, Italy
  • Catania, Barbara, Universitá degli Studi di Genova, Italy
  • Chen, Arbee, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
  • Chen, Lihui, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Chen-Burger, Yun-Heh (Jessica), University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Deep, Kusum, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India
  • Dehuri, Satchidananda, Fakir Mohan University, India
  • Ganzha, Maria, University of Gdańsk, Poland
  • Georgieva, Petia, University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • Ghosh, Ashish, Indian Statistical Institute, India
  • Hariz, Alex, University of South Australia, Australia
  • Hashiyama, Tomonori, University of Electro-Communications, Japan
  • Herrero, Pilar, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Honda, Katsuhiro, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
  • Horng, Mong-Fong, Shu-Te University, Taiwan
  • Huang, Guang-Bin, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Huang, Hsiang-Cheh, National University of Kaohsiung (NUK), Taiwan
  • Jordanov, Ivan, University of Portsmouth, UK
  • Katagiri, Hideki, Hiroshima University, Japan
  • Kawano, Hideaki, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Kirchner, Kathrin, Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany
  • Li, Howard, University of New Brunswick, Canada
  • Liu, James, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Lu, Jie, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
  • Meo, Rosa, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
  • Mihaylova, Lyudmila, Lancaster University, UK
  • Montani, Stefania, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy
  • Nadrljanski, Đorđe, University of Split, Croatia
  • Nadrljanski, Mila, University of Split, Croatia
  • Nedic, Zorica, University of South Australia, Australia
  • Ogiela, Marek R., AGH University of Science & Technology, Poland
  • Pan, Jeng-Shyang, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Taiwan
  • Panda, Mrutyunjaya, Utkal University, India
  • Pazienza, Maria Teresa, University of Roma, Italy
  • Petrosino, Alfredo, University of Naples "Parthenope", Italy
  • Reidsema, Carl, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Remagnino, Paolo, Kingston University, UK
  • Rhee, Phill Kyu, Inha University, South Korea
  • Sato, Yoshiharu, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Setchi, Rossitza, Cardiff University, UK
  • Shimizu, Nobuo, Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Japan
  • Simic, Milan, RMIT University, Australia
  • Stańczyk, Urszula, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
  • Suzuki, Kenji, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
  • Vakali, Athena, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Verma, J. K., Galgotias University, India
  • Wang, Wilson, Lakehead University, Canada
  • Yadohisa, Hiroshi, Doshisha University, Japan
  • Yata, Kazuyoshi, University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Yordanova, Snejana, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Zhang, Minjie, University of Wollongong, Australia


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