International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Feng Qiao
ISSN online: 1740-2131
ISSN print: 1740-2123
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The simulation and modelling of processes provide a better understanding of a set of interrelated activities that interact to achieve an optimised result and evaluate the effect of process changes, e.g. demand, resources, supply and constraints. IJSPM is a fully-refereed publication of original, innovative, theoretical and application-based research on simulation and process modelling issues, providing an international forum for high-quality papers discussing modelling, simulation and optimisation of processes in the entire life cycle of social, economic, science and engineering systems.


 Topics covered include

  • Theory, methodology, techniques, tools
  • Modelling and simulation of
    • Business processes and process engineering
    • Healthcare/service/administrative/public sector processes
    • Supply chains and transport
    • Built environment, mechanics and metallurgical processes
  • Verification and validation, simulation life-cycle evolution
  • Service- and component-based composition and integration
  • Reengineering processes
  • Big data processing and cloud computing
  • Recent developments, distributed simulation
  • Performance optimisation through simulation
  • Educational and training approaches, case studies and curricula
  • Simulation in collaboration environments
  • Simulation standards and languages

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The objectives of IJSPM are to develop the theory and practice of simulation and process modelling. It aims to provide a unified discussion forum for academics, researchers and practitioners interested in the modelling and simulation of business processes, production and industrial processes, service and administrative processes, and public sector processes. Ultimately, IJSPM seeks to disseminate peer reviewed papers relevant to the simulation and process modelling communities.


Researchers and academics, computer scientists and engineers, industrial engineers, management scientists, operations managers, consultants and other practitioners, professional associations, software houses and software developers.


IJSPM publishes original papers, state-of-the-art reviews, modelling papers, case studies and book reviews. Suggestions for special issues and publications are welcome.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Qiao, Feng, Shenyang JianZhu University, China

Associate Editors

  • Ball, Peter, University of York, UK
  • Chen, Yinong, Arizona State University, USA
  • Nigro, Libero, Università della Calabria, Italy
  • Son, Young-Jun, University of Arizona, USA
  • Verbraeck, Alexander, TU Delft, Netherlands

Advisory Board

  • Chen, Chun-Hung, George Mason University, USA
  • Zeigler, Bernard, University of Arizona, USA
  • Zhu, Quan Min, University of the West of England, UK

Editorial Board Members

  • Barros, Fernando, Universidade de Coimbra, Pólo II, Portugal
  • Bruzzone, Agostino G., University of Genoa, Italy
  • Chang, Kuo-Hao, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  • Cicirelli, Franco D., National Research Council of Italy, Italy
  • Devetsikiotis, Michael, University of New Mexico, USA
  • Dolgui, Alexandre, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France
  • Fan, Zhiping, Northeastern University, China
  • Guo, Lingzhong, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Lee, In, Western Illinois University, USA
  • Liu, Guangwu, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Longo, Francesco, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Lu, Shaowen, Northeastern University, China
  • Ma, Yong, Wuhan University, China
  • McHaney, Roger, Kansas State University, USA
  • Merkuryev, Yuri, Riga Technical University, Latvia
  • Miller, John, University of Georgia, USA
  • Na, Jing, Kunming University of Science and Technology, China
  • Padovano, Antonio, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Piera, Miguel, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain
  • Quaglia, Francesco, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, Italy
  • Rhif, Ahmed, University of Carthage, Tunisia
  • Simon, Robert, George Mason University, USA
  • Skianis, Charalabos, National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Greece
  • Theodoropoulos, Georgios, The University of Birmingham, UK
  • Vaidyanathan, Sundarapandian, Vel Tech University, India
  • Wainer, Gabriel, Carleton University, Canada
  • Wilsey, Philip, University of Cincinnati, USA
  • Wong, Wai Peng, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Xia, Li, Tsinghua University, China
  • Xu, Lai, Bournemouth University, UK
  • Yao, Yufeng, University of the West of England, UK
  • Yilmaz, Levent, Auburn University, USA


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