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0.01977
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0.885
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This publication provides a systems-level, focused forum for application-oriented manuscripts that address complex systems and system-of-systems of national and global significance. It intends to encourage and facilitate cooperation and interaction among IEEE Societies with systems-level and systems engineering interest, and to attract non-IEEE contributors and readers from around the globe. Our IEEE Systems Council job is to address issues in new ways that are not solvable in the domains of the existing IEEE or other societies or global organizations. These problems do not fit within traditional hierarchical boundaries. For example, disaster response such as that triggered by hurricanes, tsunamis, or volcanic eruptions is not solvable by pure engineering solutions. We need to think about changing and enlarging the paradigm to include systems issues.

JOURNAL NEED: The journal is intended to stimulate awareness, appreciation and utilization of systems thinking and the supporting systems engineering disciplines, especially for complex systems, systems-of-systems, complex cyber-physical systems, and complex smart systems, across many domains and application areas.

Attention will be directed to theory, technology, design methodology, management, applications, successful lessons, impact in the real life, and social implications. In particular, but not only, themes that will be addressed include architectures, complexity, dynamics, integration, interoperability, adaptability, completeness, effectiveness, modeling, analysis, simulation, development tools and environments, engineering, science, mission assurance, regulatory compliance, robustness, reliability, availability, safety, maintainability, quality, risk management, interaction, usability, human factors, privacy, deployment, management, operations, communications, security, standards, applications, ethics, and education.

Examples of in-scope papers: Papers considering systems in which several independent entities are interacting and cooperating. For example, networked systems such as power grids, sensor networks, multi-agent systems, and communication networks are considered in-scope, when the main focus is not just one component of the network. In other words, the analysis and design should take the interaction between these components into account.

Examples of out-of-scope papers: Papers considering one single system or one specific component of a network. For example, papers dealing with one specific power grid component, such as inverters, transformers, etc. are considered out-of-scope. Note that a feedback control system, although it consists of different components such as a plant, a controller, an actuator, and a sensor, is considered just one system, so this type of control system is out-of-scope, no matter how complex the controller is. A system consisting of a transmitter and a receiver is also not within this journal’s scope because these two devices are considered one system combined. Papers merely dealing with graph theory are not in-scope. Papers dealing with neural networks and fuzzy systems are not in scope, unless they are used to address a problem related to, for example, interconnected systems. Also, papers based only on data analysis are out-of-scope because they do not tackle a complex system from the systems engineering viewpoint. Papers on pure cryptography with no impact analysis on the communication network are also out-of-scope. BioMed applications related to brain interface or related to robotic vision or image processing are considered out-of-scope even though these are complex problems. There are other IEEE journals for this type of application. Papers related to signal and image processing techniques are out-of-scope.

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SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: The manuscripts should be prepared and submitted by following the detailed instructions provided in the Authors’ Instructions page. The manuscripts should present original work in the scope of the journal and must be exclusively submitted to this journal, must not have been published before, and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Significantly extended and expanded versions of papers published in conference proceedings can be submitted, providing also a detailed description of the additions.
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SPECIAL ISSUE PROPOSALS: IEEE Systems Journal now accepts Special Issue proposals.

QUESTIONS: Questions concerning papers submitted to regular issues should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief.
Questions concerning papers submitted to special issues should be sent to the respective guest editors (see the call for papers of the specific special issue).
Questions, comments and suggestions, and any other problem concerning the journal as well as any questions concerning papers accepted in special issues should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief.

Editorial Committee

Systems Journal Senior Editor

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    Korea University
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    City University of Hong Kong
    IEEE Region
    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    University of Victoria
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    Region 7 (Canada)
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    BRA
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    Institute of Computing of the University of Campinas
    IEEE Region
    Region 9 (Latin America)
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    USA
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    University of California, Berkeley
    IEEE Region
    Region 6 (Western U.S.)
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    National Taiwan University
    IEEE Region
    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    PRT
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    Federal University of Piauí, Brazil; Instituto de Telecomunicações
    IEEE Region
    Region 8 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)
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    NOR
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    University of Oslo
    IEEE Region
    Region 8 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)

Systems Journal Senior Associate Editor

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    ESP
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    Technical University of Madrid
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    Region 8 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)
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    CHE
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    Zurich University of Applied Sciences
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    Region 8 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)
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    USA
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    University of California, Berkeley
    IEEE Region
    Region 6 (Western U.S.)

Systems Journal Associate Editor

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    Londrina State University
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    Region 9 (Latin America)
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    Lappeenranta University of Technology
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    Region 8 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)
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    University of Cantabria
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    Region 8 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)
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    Aalborg University
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    Region 8 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)
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    Prince Sultan University
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    Region 8 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)
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    IND
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    National Institute Of Technology, Rourkela
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    ARE
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    University of Sharjah
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    Region 8 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)
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    IND
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    Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    University College London
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    Region 8 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)
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    ITA
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    University of L’Aquila
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    Region 8 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)
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    Sun Yat-sen University
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    USA
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    Global Energy Interconnection Research Institute North America
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    Region 6 (Western U.S.)
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    Memorial University
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    Region 7 (Canada)
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    Yildiz Technical University
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    Region 8 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)
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    York University
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    Region 7 (Canada)
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    University of Manitoba
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    Region 7 (Canada)
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    Beijing Institute of Technology
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    Syracuse University
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    Region 1 (Northeastern U.S.)
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    The University of Sheffield
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    Region 8 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)
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    The University of Adelaide
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    Beijing Institute of Technology
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    Hohai University
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    Virginia Tech
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    Concordia University
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    Region 7 (Canada)
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    Polytechnique Montreal
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    Texas A&M University
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    Pohang University of Science and Technology
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    Østfold University College
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    Santa Clara University
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    Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
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    Chaudhary Charan Singh University
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    Concordia University
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    Region 7 (Canada)
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    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
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    National Sun Yat-Sen University
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    Zhejiang University
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    CHN
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    Henan Polytechnic University
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    USA
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    Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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    Delft University of Technology
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    Region 8 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)
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    Southern University of Science and Technology
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    South China University of Technology
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    The University of Electro-Communications
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    Dalian University of Technology
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    Concordia University
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    Region 7 (Canada)
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    Central South University
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    Louisiana State University
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    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT)
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    Vin University
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    Queen’s University
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    Eindhoven University of Technology
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    University of New South Wales
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    Aalto University
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    Region 8 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)
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    Harbin Institute of Technology
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    University of Aveiro
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    Delft University of Technology
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    University of California, Riverside
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    Region 6 (Western U.S.)
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    University of Seville
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    Region 8 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)
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    University of Colorado, Boulder
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    University of Vaasa
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    University of Salerno
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    Chongqing University
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    IND
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    Indian Institute of Technology Goa
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    Nankai University
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    Tsinghua University
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    East China University of Science and Technology
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    Mugla Sitki Kocman University
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    Region 8 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)
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    Technical University of Munich
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    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
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    Region 6 (Western U.S.)
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    Zhejiang University
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    Dalian Maritime University
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    University of California, Los Angeles
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    The University of Hong Kong
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    Global Energy Interconnection Research Institute Co. Ltd.
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    Tsinghua University
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    China Three Gorges University
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    The Chinese University of Hong Kong – Shenzhen
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    Tianjin University
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    Singapore University of Technology and Design
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    Yanshan University
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    Southeast University
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    Beijing Information Science and Technology University
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    Singapore University of Technology and Design
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    University of Lorraine
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    The University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    University of Saskatchewan
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    Nanyang Technological University
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    South China University of Technology
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    Nanchang University
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    Harbin Institute of Technology
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    Smart Machinery Laboratory
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    Zhengzhou University
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Systems Journal Editorial Advisory Board

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    The Ohio State University
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    Region 4 (Central U.S.)
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    University of Texas at San Antonio
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    Azerbaijan State Oil Academy
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    Air Force Institute of Technology
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    University of Southern California
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    Region 6 (Western U.S.)
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    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    FRA
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    Ecole Centrale de Lille
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    Region 8 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)
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    Boston University
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    Region 1 (Northeastern U.S.)
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    USA
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    Campbell University
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    Region 3 (Southeastern U.S.)
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    GBR
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    Loughborough University
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    Region 8 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)
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    USA
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    Carnegie Mellon University
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    Region 1 (Northeastern U.S.)
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    USA
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    University of Connecticut
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    Region 1 (Northeastern U.S.)
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    BEI Technologies Inc.
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    Region 6 (Western U.S.)
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    USA
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    Montrose Compliance Services, Inc.
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    Region 6 (Western U.S.)
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    Montana State University-Bozeman
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    The Catholic University of America
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    Boeing
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    University of Alberta
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    Region 7 (Canada)
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    Technical University of Crete
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    Region 8 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)
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    University of Pittsburgh
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    Region 2 (Eastern U.S.)
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    University of California, Irvine
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    The University of Texas at Austin
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    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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    Johns Hopkins University
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    Chinese Academy of Science
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    Kyushu Institute of Technology
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    Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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    University of Missouri-Rolla
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