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SUBMISSION DUE DATE:  1  November 2013



SPECIAL ISSUE ON:  From Natural Computing to Self?organizing  
Intelligent Complex Systems

Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR)
http://www.igi?global.com/journal/journal?information?technology?research?jitr/1100

Guest Editor:
Barna László Iantovics, Petru Maior University, Romania  
Constantin?B?l? Zamfirescu, Lucian Blaga University, Romania Kenneth  
Revett,The British University, Cairo, Egypt
Adrian Gligor, Petru Maior University, Romania



INTRODUCTION:
Recently  a  large  number  of  bio?inspired  computational  methods   
have  been  used  (also  called methods of Natural Computing) to solve  
computationally  hard problems in many domains. These methods  have   
proven  to  be  successful  for  different  types  of  problems  with   
unknown  and uncertain data where the traditional approaches are not  
so effective. It is estimated that the biological lifethat evolved  
during millions of years will be a fruitful source of inspiration  for  
the development  of newcomputational  methods offer in the years to  
come and they will represent an important researchdirection in the  
Artificial Intelligence mainstream.

OBJECTIVE OF THE SPECIAL ISSUE:
 From a practical perspective,  an essential research direction is  
represented  by the development ofhighly complex systems (usually  
agent?based) that intelligently solve problems of very high  
difficulty. Weconsider complex systems composed from a large number of  
components (agents) capable to makespecialized computations  in the  
problem space. Such developments  are usually composed of a very  
largenumber of computational components, who interact many times  
nonlinearly,  forming  as  a  whole  a complex  problem  solving   
system.  A  subclass  of  complex systems  includes  the  hybrid   
systems composed  from  different  type  of  artificial  components  
capable to make computations, and humanspecialists that could interact  
in different points of decisions during the problems solving.  
Researchrelated to complex systems address analysis of many aspects  
such as complexity, self?organization, emergence, intelligence,  
hybridization and so forth. Many computational complex systems  
developmentsrequire interdisciplinary approaches, which must include  
methods developed in different sciences, like sub?domains of the  
Artificial Intelligence like Natural Computing and Intelligent Agents.

A  particular  subject  by  interest  for  this  issue  is   
represented  by  the  self?organizing   complex systems that use  
methods of natural computing in different tasks, like: problems  
solving, self? organizationetc. This issue will centralize some state  
of the art results in the theme, which we estimate that will remainan  
important research direction in the near future.

RECOMMENDED  TOPICS:
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not  
limited to) the following:
?      artificial intelligence
?      large?scale and complex systems
?      hybrid complex systems


?      intelligent systems
?      natural computing
?      evolutionary systems
?      complex systems? modeling
?      agents and multi?agent systems
?      complex networks
?      difficult problem for a human specialist
?      difficult problem for a computational system
?      complex systems specialized in difficult problems solving
?      decision support systems
?      problem solving method used by a complex system
?      problems that could be solved by a complex system
?      large?scale cooperative agent?based systems
?      self?organizing system

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:
Researchers  and practitioners  are invited to submit papers for this  
special theme issue on From NaturalComputing to Self?organizing  
Intelligent Complex Systems on or before 12 July 2013  . All  
submissions mustbe original and may not be under review by another  
publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULTTHE JOURNAL?S GUIDELINES  
FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS  
athttp://www.igi?global.com/Files/AuthorEditor/guidelinessubmission.pdf.  All  
submitted papers will bereviewed on a double?blind, peer review basis.  
Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR) is an official  
publication of the Information Resources Management Association  
http://www.igi?global.com/journal/journal?information?  
technology?research?jitr/1100

Editor?in?Chief: Mehdi Khosrow?Pour
Published: Quarterly (both in Print and Electronic form)



PUBLISHER:
The Journal of Information Technology Research is published by IGI  
Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.),publisher of the ?Information  
Science Reference? (formerly Idea Group Reference),  
?MedicalInformation Science Reference?, ?Business Science Reference?,  
and ?Engineering Science Reference?imprints. For additional  
information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi?global.com.
All submissions should be should be directed to the attention of one  
of the guest editors: GuestEditors
Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR)

Barna László Iantovics, E?mail: laszlo?@?science?[?.?]?upm ?[?.?]?ro
Constantin?B?l? Zamfirescu, E?mail: zbc?@?acm ?[?.?]?org
KennethRevett, E?mail: ken.revett?@?bue?[?.?]?edu ?[?.?]?eg
Adrian Gligor, E?mail:adrian?[?.?]?gligor?@?ing ?[?.?]?upm ?[?.?]?ro

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