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International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling
International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling


Special Issue on: "Computational Thinking and the Development of Complex Systems"

Guest Editor:
Dr. Yinong Chen, Arizona State University, USA

Abstraction has been applied for representing a complex system in hierarchical layers, with a higher layer hiding certain information from a lower layer. The progress in information, computing, and communication systems takes the abstraction concept further to the computational thinking model for system design and implementation using a top-down approach, which include an architecture-driven approach, model-driven development, and workflow-based design process.

The architecture-driven approach, model-driven development, and workflow-based design process start from the architecture design of a complex system, including the major components and the interconnections among the components. The next step is to define the interface of each component and the workflow within each component. Many workflow development tools today allow the refinement of work and the compilation of the workflow into executable. This development style greatly supports computational thinking, allowing the system architects focus on the functionalities, instead of the implementation details.

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

  • Architecture-driven and model driven development
  • Workflow-based development and integration
  • Distributed object architecture and system integration
  • Service-oriented computing, composition, and enterprise application integration
  • Internet of things, cyber-physical systems, and responsive systems
  • Autonomous decentralised systems and applications
  • Internet-based finance, business, and government systems and services
  • Internet-supported healthcare and medical systems
  • Cloud computing and big data applications
  • Intelligent transportation systems and smart city

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.

If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email the Guest Editor, Dr. Yinong Chen at

Important Dates

Submission Deadline for Manuscripts: 2 October, 2017