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International Journal of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies
International Journal of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies


Special Issue on: "Optimisation and Simulation in Real-life Scenarios"

Guest Editors:
Angel A. Juan, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
Javier Faulin, Public University of Navarre, Spain
Scott E. Grasman, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Felipe M. G. França, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Optimisation and simulation methods and techniques have rapidly evolved over the last decades. One factor that explains this development is outstanding and continuous improvement in computer hardware and software. Another factor is the increasing use of problem-solving approaches that benefit from more computing power, e.g. metaheuristics, hybrid algorithms, parallel and distributed computing, large-scale simulations, multi-agent approaches, etc.

However, despite these significant advances in this scientific arena, there seems to be an important gap between theory and practice; most industrial sectors (including services) are still far from employing the full potential of state-of-the-art scientific advances in optimisation and simulation.

This special issue aims at providing a set of selected articles which describe, mostly in case-study style, how optimisation and simulation methods and techniques have been successfully applied in real-life scenarios. In this regard, submitted articles should describe in detail how optimisation and/or simulation methods and techniques were selected and adapted to the particular problem at hand, what challenges needed to be addressed, and how the application of these methods and techniques has contributed to advancement in industrial, management or telecommunication systems and/or processes.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Metaheuristics
  • Machine learning
  • Mathematical programming
  • Case studies
  • Business reengineering
  • Computer simulation
  • Decision support systems
  • Fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic
  • Parallel and distributed computing
  • Transportation and logistics
  • Process scheduling
  • System availability
  • Environmental issues

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Article submission deadline: 30 December, 2011