Evolving Systems covers surveys, methodological, and application-oriented papers in the area of dynamically evolving systems. ‘Evolving systems’ are inspired by the idea of system model evolution in a dynamically changing and evolving environment. In contrast to the standard approach in machine learning, mathematical modelling and related disciplines where the model structure is assumed and fixed a priori and the problem is focused on parametric optimisation, evolving systems allow the model structure to gradually change/evolve. The aim of such continuous or life-long learning and domain adaptation is self-organization. It can adapt to new data patterns, is more suitable for streaming data, transfer learning and can recognise and learn from unknown and unpredictable data patterns. Such properties are critically important for autonomous, robotic systems that continue to learn and adapt after they are being designed (at run time).

Evolving Systems solicits publications that address the problems of all aspects of system modelling, clustering, classification, prediction and control in non-stationary, unpredictable environments and describe new methods and approaches for their design.

The journal is devoted to the topic of self-developing, self-organised, and evolving systems in its entirety — from systematic methods to case studies and real industrial applications. It covers all aspects of the methodology such as

  • Evolving Systems methodology
  • Evolving Neural Networks and Neuro-fuzzy Systems
  • Evolving Classifiers and Clustering
  • Evolving Controllers and Predictive models
  • Evolving Explainable AI systems
  • Evolving Systems applications

but also looking at new paradigms and applications, including medicine, robotics, business, industrial automation, control systems, transportation, communications, environmental monitoring, biomedical systems, security, and electronic services, finance and economics. The common features for all submitted methods and systems are the evolving nature of the systems and the environments.

The journal is encompassing contributions related to: 
1) Methods of machine learning, AI, computational intelligence and mathematical modelling 
2) Inspiration from Nature and Biology, including Neuroscience, Bioinformatics and Molecular biology, Quantum physics
3) Applications in engineering, business, social sciences. 

  • This journal covers surveys, methodological, and application-oriented papers in the emerging area of evolving systems.

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Editors-in-Chief
  • Plamen Angelov,
  • Dimitar Filev,
  • Nikola K. Kasabov
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1.908 (2020)
Impact factor
1.827 (2020)
Five year impact factor
80 days
Submission to first decision
223 days
Submission to acceptance
27,431 (2020)
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