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International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications
International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications


Special Issue on: "Intelligent Systems and Applications of Data Science and Agent-based Technologies"

Guest Editors:
Setsuya Kurahashi and Kenichi Yoshida, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Chao Yang, Hunan University, China
Yoshikatsu Fujita, Teikyo University, Japan

The objective of this special issue is to present the most recent research in advanced data science and agent-based technologies and applications.

Data science has been successfully applied to solving problems in fields such as management systems, service sciences, manufacturing industries and so on. Agent technologies have been studied to develop distributed intelligent systems and to analyse social problems. However, the potentialities of data science and agent-based systems compared to traditional techniques have not been investigated adequately.

A focus of the knowledge and data systems community is on intelligent systems to interact with humans using natural language and human-human communication. These aspects are also fundamental to the agent systems community, a focus of which is on intelligent systems in environments of bounded rationality.

The main aims of this issue are to bring together these communities to exchange latest results, to encourage joint efforts in solving common challenges, and to establish effective communication between researchers and developers involved in both areas in order to create a worthwhile synergy.

To support these goals, the issue will feature several tracks devoted to social networks, internet technologies and cyber-physical systems, as well as tracks devoted to common themes such as pervasive cloud computing, service sciences, data mining techniques and trustworthy computing. The research and development of these systems which exploit knowledge in the target domain is at the forefront of modern research.

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

  • Data science
  • Knowledge discovery and data mining
  • Machine learning
  • Internet technologies
  • Knowledge-based engineering
  • Information retrieval
  • Intelligent agents and multi-agent systems
  • Agent-based systems
  • Agent-based models
  • Social simulations
  • Social networks
  • Complex networks
  • Information agents on the internet
  • Service sciences
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Text mining and applications
  • Latent semantic analysis
  • Speech processing and synthesis
  • Business intelligence systems
  • Business games
  • Serious games
  • Management systems
  • Intelligence systems for e-business
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Evolutionary computing
  • Reinforcing learning
  • Knowledge acquisition
  • Communication assistance with knowledge
  • Natural language processing

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

Manuscripts due by: 8 May 2015

Notification to authors: 31 July, 2015

Final versions due by: 30 September, 2015