Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Engineering - Computational Intelligence and Complexity | Soft Computing – incl. option to publish open access (Editorial Board)

Soft Computing

Soft Computing

A Fusion of Foundations, Methodologies and Applications

Editor-in-Chief: Antonio Di Nola

ISSN: 1432-7643 (print version)
ISSN: 1433-7479 (electronic version)

Journal no. 500

$99.00 Personal Rate e-only for the Americas
Get Subscription

Online subscription, valid from January through December of current calendar year

Immediate access to this year's issues via SpringerLink

1 Volume(-s) with 12 issue(-s) per annual subscription

Automatic annual renewal

More information: >> FAQs // >> Policy


Antonio Di Nola - Department of Mathematics, University of Salerno. Italy.

E-mail: adinola@unisa.it


Vincenzo Loia - Department of Computer Science, University of Salerno. Italy.

E-mail: loia@unisa.it

Honorary Editors

Lotfi A. Zadeh - Department of EECS, University of Berkeley, CA, USA.

E-mail: zadeh@cs.berkeley.edu

Petr Hájek - Institute of Computer Science, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

E-mail: hajek@cs.cas.cz

Managing Editor

Aniello Castiglione - Department of Computer Science, University of Salerno. Italy.

E-mail: castiglione@acm.org

Associate Editors

Methodologies and Applications

Giovanni Acampora,

School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK

Email: giovanni.acampora@ntu.ac.uk

Prof. Barnabas Bede,

Department of Mathematics, DigiPen Institute of Technology, USA

Email: bbede@digipen.edu

Raffaele Cerulli,

Department of Mathematics, University of Salerno, Italy

E-mail: raffaele@unisa.it

Prof Jinliang Ding,

State Key Lab of Synthetical Automation for Process Industries, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China

Email: jlding@mail.neu.edu.cn

Andries P. Engelbrecht,

Department of Computer Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Email: engel@driesie.cs.up.ac.za

Ugo Fiore,

Information Services Center of University of Naples "Federico II", Italy

E-mail: ugo.fiore@unina.it

Fernando Gomide,

Department of Computer Engineering and Automation, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Campinas, Brazil

Email: gomide@dca.fee.unicamp.br

Hani Hagras,

School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, UK

Email: hani@essex.ac.uk

Enrique Herrera-Viedma

Dept. Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, E.T.S. de Ingenieria Informatica y de Telecomunicacion , University of Granada, Spain

Email: viedma@decsai.ugr.es

Tzung-Pei Hong,

Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Email: tphong@nuk.edu.tw

Yaochu Jin,

Department of Computing, University of Surrey, UK

Email: yaochu.Jin@surrey.ac.uk

Robert John,

School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

Email: robert.john@nottingham.ac.uk

Uzay Kaymak,

School of Industrial Engineering, Information Systems, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Email: u.kaymak@tue.nl

Laszlo T. Koczy,

Institute of Information, Technology and Electrical Engineering, Széchenyi István University, Hungary

Email: koczy@tmit.bme.hu

Prof Paul Krause,

Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom

Email: p.krause@surrey.ac.uk

Vladik Kreinovich,

Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at El Paso, USA

Email: vladik@utep.edu

Ahmad Lotfi,

School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK

Email: ahmad.lotfi@ntu.ac.uk

Derong Liu,

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Email: derong@uic.edu

Francesco Marcelloni,

Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, Universita' di Pisa, Italy

Email: f.marcelloni@ing.unipi.it

Marek Ogiela,

AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Email: mogiela@agh.edu.pl

Francesco Palmieri,

Dept. of Industrial and Information Engineering, Second University of Naples, Italy

E-mail: francesco.palmieri@unina.it

Francisco Chiclana Parrilla,

Faculty of Technology, De Montfort University, U.K

Email: chiclana@dmu.ac.uk

Witold Pedrycz,

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

Email: pedrycz@ee.ualberta.ca

Emil M. Petriu,

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa, Canada

Email: petriu@site.uottawa.ca

Vincenzo Piuri,

Dipartimento di Tecnologie dell'Informazione, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Email: vincenzo.piuri@unimi.it

Marek Reformat,

Dept. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

Email: marek.reformat@ualberta.ca

Prof. Fabio Scotti,

Department of Computer Science, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

E-mail: fabio.scotti@unimi.it

Ong Yew Soon,

School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Email: asysong@ntu.edu.sg

Dr. Chaoli Sun,

Complex System and Computational Intelligence Laboratory, Taiyuan University of Science and Technology, Taiyuan, China

Email: clsun1225@163.com

Prof. Alex Thomo,

Department of Computer Science, University of Victoria, Canada

Email: thomo@cs.uvic.ca

Lipo Wang

Nanyang Technological University, Sinagpore

Email: ELPWang@ntu.edu.sg

Michael J. Watts,

Auckland Institute of Studies, Auckland, New Zealand

Email: contact@mike.watts.net.nz

Fatos Xhafa,

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

Email: fatos@lsi.upc.edu


Agata Ciabattoni,

Institute for Computation, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Email: agata@logic.at

Giulianella Coletti,

University of Perugia, Italy

E-mail: coletti@dipmat.unipg.it

Anatolij Dvurečenskij,

Mathematical Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Email: dvurecen@mat.savba.sk

Lluís Godo Lacasa,

Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain

Email: godo@iiia.csic.es

Mirko Navara,

Department of Cybernetics, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic

Email: navara@cmp.felk.cvut.cz

Endre Pap

Singidunum University, Belgrade, Serbia

E-mail: pape@EUnet.rs

Luca Spada,

Department of Mathematics, University of Salerno, Italy

Email: lspada(at)unisa.it

Constantine Tsinakis,

Department of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

Email: constantine.tsinakis@vanderbilt.edu

Yde Venema,

Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Email: Y.Venema@uva.nl

Editorial Board

Rami Abielmona,

Larus Technologies, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Email: rami.Abielmona@larus.com

Stefano Aguzzoli,

Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Informazione, University of Milano, Italy

Email: aguzzoli@dsi.unimi.it

Sergio Alonso Burgos,

Software Engineering Department, E.T.S. Ing. Informática y Telecomunicaciones, University of Granada, Spain

Email: zerjioi@ugr.es

Plamen Angelov,

School of Computing and Communications, University of Lancaster, U.K

Email: p.angelov@lancaster.ac.uk

Edurne Barrenechea,

Public University of Navarra, Navarra, Spain

Email: edurne.barrenechea@unavarra.es

Martine Ceberio,

Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at El Paso, Texas (USA)

Email: mceberio@utep.edu,

Simon Coupland,

De Montfort University, UK

Email: simonc@dmu.ac.uk

Ana-Maria Cretu,

Département d'informatique et d'ingénierie Pavillon Lucien-Brault, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada

Email: Ana-Maria.Cretu@uqo.ca

Petr Dostál,

Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Management, Institute of Informatics, Czech Republic

Email: dostal@fbm.vutbr.cz

Pietro Ducange,

Department of Information Engineering, University of Pisa, Italy

E-mail: p.ducange@iet.unipi.it

Brunella Gerla,

Department of Computer Science and Communication, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy

Email: brunella.gerla@uninsubria.it

Tomáš Kroupa,

Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic

Email: kroupa@utia.cas.cz

Prof. Ferdinando Di Martino,

Department of Architecture, University Federico II Naples, Italy

Email : fdimarti@unina.it

Chang-Shing Lee,

Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National University of Tainan, Taiwan

Email address: leecs@mail.nutn.edu.tw

Giacomo Lenzi,

Department of Mathematics, University of Salerno, Italy

Email: gilenzi@unisa.it

Ioana Leustean,

Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Bucharest, Romania

Email: ioana@fmi.unibuc.ro

Xiaodong Li,

School of Computer Science and Information Technology, RMIT University, Victoria, Australia

Email: xiaodong.li@rmit.edu.au

Sanaz Mostaghim,

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Email: sanaz.mostaghim@kit.edu

Enrique Munoz,

European Centre of Soft Computing, Spain

Email: enrique.munoz@softcomputing.es

Yan Meng,

Affiliation: Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

Email: yan.meng@stevens.edu

Vilém Novák,

Institute for Research and Applications of Fuzzy Modelling, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

Email: vilem.novak@osu.cz

Salvatore Sessa,

University degli Studi di Napoli Federerico II, Italy

Email: salvatore.sessa@unina.it

Xiaoyan Sun,

School of Information and Electrical Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, China

Email: xysun78@126.com

Chuan-Kang Ting,

Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan

Email: ckting@cs.ccu.edu.tw

Gang Xiang,

Philips Electronics' Healthcare Informatics Business Group, USA

Email: gxiang@sigmaxi.net

Hong-Ter Yang,

Department of Electrical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Email: htyang@mail.ncku.edu.tw

Shengxiang Yang,

De Montfort University, UK

Email: syang@dmu.ac.uk

Yichuan Yang,

School of Mathematics and System Sciences, Beihang University, China

Email: ycyang@buaa.edu.cn

Daniela Zaharie,

Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, West University of Timisoara, Timis County, Romania

Email: dzaharie@info.uvt.ro

Yifeng Zeng,

Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University, Denmark

Email: yfzeng@cs.aau.dk

Zexuan Zhu,

College of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Shenzhen University, China

Email: zhuzx@szu.edu.cn

For authors and editors

  • Journal Citation Reports®, Thomson Reuters
    2015 Impact Factor
  • 1.630
  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    Soft Computing provides rapid dissemination of important results in soft computing foundations, methodologies and applications. It encourages the integration of soft computing theoretical and practical results into both everyday and advanced applications. The journal aims to connect the ideas and techniques of soft computing with other disciplines.


    Soft Computing is dedicated to system solutions based on soft computing paradigms. It provides rapid dissemination of important results in soft computing, a fusion of research in evolutionary algorithms, genetic programming, swarm intelligence, neural science, neural net systems, fuzzy set theory, fuzzy systems, Bayesian networks, chaos theory, chaotic systems.


    By linking the ideas and techniques of soft computing with other disciplines, the journal serves as a unifying platform that fosters comparisons, extensions, and new applications. As a result, the journal is an international forum for all scientists engaged in research and development in this fast growing field.

    Soft Computing - Section Foundations


    The Section Foundations welcomes original and significant contributions to the mathematical and logical foundations of soft computing, and related areas.

    The Section is a forum that aims at promoting, circulating, and stimulating the research on mathematical foundations of soft computing intended in a broad sense as a method for dealing with non crisp information, for instance characterized by the presence of vagueness, imprecisions, high complexity, or uncertainty.

    Relevant topics include, but are not limited to,


    • Algebra and algebraic logic,
    • Computational paradigms and computational complexity
    • Description logic, temporal logic, dynamic logic, and modal logic
    • Domain theory and type theory
    • Fuzzy logic, fuzzy set theory, and many-valued logic
    • Substructural logic
    • Probability logic, belief functions, etc.


    Soft Computing – Section Methodologies and Applications


    The Section M&A aims at promoting and stimulating the research in the field of the development of enhanced computational systems based on innovative or consolidated soft computing methodologies such as Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks and Evolutionary Algorithms. Under this perspective, particular attention is given to hybrid and agent-based systems i.e., computational frameworks that use different soft computing approaches in a synergic way in order to face the intrinsic complexities characterizing real environments and exploit imprecise and vague information which strongly characterizes real-world scenarios. As consequence, this journal section seeks original research contributions with a focus on applications belonging but not limited to following areas:


    • computer networks,
    • data mining,
    • image and video processing,
    • intelligence agents,
    • machine learning,
    • pattern recognition,
    • robotics,
    • web intelligence.

  • Submit Online
  • Open Choice - Your Way to Open Access
  • Instructions for Authors

    Instructions for Authors


  • Author Academy: Training for Authors
  • English Language Editing

    English Language Editing


  • Call for Papers - Intelligent Analytics ...
  • CfP FTransform (pdf, 314 kB)
  • CfP OUI (pdf, 212 kB)
  • CfP ACSASCC (pdf, 231 kB)
  • Copyright Information

    Copyright Information


    Copyright Information

    For Authors

    Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before (except in form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review or thesis); that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as – tacitly or explicitly – by the responsible authorities at the institution where the work was carried out.

    Author warrants (i) that he/she is the sole owner or has been authorized by any additional copyright owner to assign the right, (ii) that the article does not infringe any third party rights and no license from or payments to a third party is required to publish the article and (iii) that the article has not been previously published or licensed. The author signs for and accepts responsibility for releasing this material on behalf of any and all co-authors. Transfer of copyright to Springer (respective to owner if other than Springer) becomes effective if and when a Copyright Transfer Statement is signed or transferred electronically by the corresponding author. After submission of the Copyright Transfer Statement signed by the corresponding author, changes of authorship or in the order of the authors listed will not be accepted by Springer.

    The copyright to this article, including any graphic elements therein (e.g. illustrations, charts, moving images), is assigned for good and valuable consideration to Springer effective if and when the article is accepted for publication and to the extent assignable if assignability is restricted for by applicable law or regulations (e.g. for U.S. government or crown employees).

    The copyright assignment includes without limitation the exclusive, assignable and sublicensable right, unlimited in time and territory, to reproduce, publish, distribute, transmit, make available and store the article, including abstracts thereof, in all forms of media of expression now known or developed in the future, including pre- and reprints, translations, photographic reproductions and microform. Springer may use the article in whole or in part in electronic form, such as use in databases or data networks for display, print or download to stationary or portable devices. This includes interactive and multimedia use and the right to alter the article to the extent necessary for such use.

    Authors may self-archive the Author's accepted manuscript of their articles on their own websites. Authors may also deposit this version of the article in any repository, provided it is only made publicly available 12 months after official publication or later. He/she may not use the publisher's version (the final article), which is posted on SpringerLink and other Springer websites, for the purpose of self-archiving or deposit. Furthermore, the Author may only post his/her version provided acknowledgement is given to the original source of publication and a link is inserted to the published article on Springer's website. The link must be accompanied by the following text: "The final publication is available at link.springer.com".

    Prior versions of the article published on non-commercial pre-print servers like arXiv.org can remain on these servers and/or can be updated with Author's accepted version. The final published version (in pdf or html/xml format) cannot be used for this purpose. Acknowledgement needs to be given to the final publication and a link must be inserted to the published article on Springer's website, accompanied by the text "The final publication is available at link.springer.com". Author retains the right to use his/her article for his/her further scientific career by including the final published journal article in other publications such as dissertations and postdoctoral qualifications provided acknowledgement is given to the original source of publication.

    Author is requested to use the appropriate DOI for the article. Articles disseminated via link.springer.com are indexed, abstracted and referenced by many abstracting and information services, bibliographic networks, subscription agencies, library networks, and consortia.

    For Readers

    While the advice and information in this journal is believed to be true and accurate at the date of its publication, neither the authors, the editors, nor the publisher can accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may have been made. The publisher makes no warranty, express or implied, with respect to the material contained herein.

    All articles published in this journal are protected by copyright, which covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article (e.g., as offprints), as well as all translation rights. No material published in this journal may be reproduced photographically or stored on microfilm, in electronic data bases, video disks, etc., without first obtaining written permission from the publisher (respective the copyright owner if other than Springer). The use of general descriptive names, trade names, trademarks, etc., in this publication, even if not specifically identified, does not imply that these names are not protected by the relevant laws and regulations.

    Springer has partnered with Copyright Clearance Center's RightsLink service to offer a variety of options for reusing Springer content. For permission to reuse our content please locate the material that you wish to use on link.springer.com or on springerimages.com and click on the permissions link or go to copyright.com, then enter the title of the publication that you wish to use. For assistance in placing a permission request, Copyright Clearance Center can be connected directly via phone: +1-855-239-3415, fax: +1-978-646-8600, or e-mail: info@copyright.com.

    © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg

Services for the Journal

Alerts for this journal


Get the table of contents of every new issue published in Soft Computing.