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International Journal of Enterprise Network Management
International Journal of Enterprise Network Management


Special Issue on: "Advancements in the Modelling and Optimisation of Complex Problems"

Guest Editors:
Dr. R. Rajesh, Noorul Islam University, India
Dr. Matti Muhos and Dr Päivi Iskanius, University of Oulu, Finland
Dr. K. Ganesh, McKinsey & Company, India

Modelling and optimisation is an important area in intelligent computing, and is an active research field. Revitalisation of earlier methods due to the availability of high performance computing and novel optimisation methodologies, as well as continuing demands for solving complex problems, fierce competition and cutting edge profit margins in manufacturing and business sectors are the primary reasons that this subject area is a highly demanded topic for researchers.

The goal of this special issue is to provide an open forum in which researchers and practitioners can discuss recent developments in modelling and optimisation methods for intelligent computing in various disciplines of engineering.

The issue’s main objective focuses on the application of modelling and optimisation in solving various issues in the manufacturing and services industries. The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the International Conference on Modelling, Optimisation and Computing (ICMOC 2012; 10th and 11th April 2012, jointly organised by Noorul Islam University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, India, and the University of Sheffield’s Management School, UK ). However, we also encourage other researchers to submit their papers to this Special Issue.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Modelling and optimisation methods
  • Non-convex programming
  • Global optimisation
  • Semi-definite programming
  • Semi-infinite programming
  • Multi-criteria optimisation
  • Graph algorithms
  • Large-scale nonlinear programming
  • Mathematical programs with equilibrium constraints
  • Robust optimisation
  • Logic constraints programming
  • Constraint satisfaction
  • Agent-based simulation
  • Analytical and stochastic modelling techniques and applications
  • Applied mechanics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Device simulation and modelling
  • Fuzzy techniques
  • Genetic algorithms and evolutionary control
  • Industrial automation
  • Intelligent systems
  • Machine vision
  • Mathematical and numerical methods in simulation and modelling
  • Neural nets
  • System dynamics and simulation

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

Manuscript submission: 1 July, 2012

Notification of initial decision: 1 August, 2012

Submission of revised manuscript: 1 September, 2012

Notification of final acceptance: 1 October, 2012

Submission of final revised paper: 1 November, 2012