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International Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Optimisation
International Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Optimisation


Special Issue on: "Optimisation and Soft Computing"

Guest Editors:
Prof. Srikanta Patnaik and Dr Jayanta Kumar Dash, ITER Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University, India
Dr. Geetanjali Panda, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India

Optimisation is an important branch of applied mathematics. Many real life problems arising from different fields such as operations research, management science, computer science, engineering design, financial engineering, economics and biological science can be modelled as optimisation problems. On the other hand, soft computing is a term within computer science which is characterised by the use of inexact solutions to computationally hard tasks, for which there is no known algorithm. Soft computing is tolerant of imprecision, uncertainty, partial truth, and approximation.

In effect, the role model for soft computing is the human mind, being highly multidisciplinary in nature. This special issue will cover the latest developments in the role of modelling in optimisation and soft computing techniques and its application in various domains.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Theory and algorithm of optimisation
  • Portfolio optimisation
  • Fuzzy optimisation
  • Multi-objective programming
  • Optimisation in VLSI design
  • Reliability optimisation
  • Curve fitting
  • Fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic; rough sets
  • Synthesis of antennal array
  • Chemical equilibrium
  • Protein folding
  • Wireless network systems
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance experimental design
  • Other areas of application

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 has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Full paper submission: 31 January, 2015

Notification to authors: 31 March, 2015

Final version submission: 31 May, 2015