Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Mathematics - Applications | Journal of Systems Science and Complexity

We’re working on a new version of this journal site - preview it now
Journal of Systems Science and Complexity

Journal of Systems Science and Complexity

Editor-in-Chief: Xiao-Shan Gao
Managing Editor: J. Chen; J. Shao; S. Wang
Editorial Director: Yan Lu

ISSN: 1009-6124 (print version)
ISSN: 1559-7067 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11424

Free Access till 20 June 2018: Special Issue on New Directions in Nonlinear and Distributed Control at https://link.springer.com/journal/11424/31/1/page/1

Nonlinearity is ubiquitous in engineering and natural systems. The development of nonlinear control can be traced back to decades ago. To date, the research has reached the stage that emphasizes developing methodologies that can handle the complexity characterized by uncertainty, nonlinearity, time-varying dynamics, delays and interconnections. The new trend of seamless integration of controls, communication and computation motivates quite a few new interesting control problems including quantized control, networked control, distributed control, and event-based control. For cyber-physical systems (CPS) that involve interaction between the “cyber” and the physical processes, the current nonlinear control theory is insufficient to addressing design challenges arising from CPSs and many related engineering applications. Solving the new problems will be of special interest for the control of various practical systems such as robotic networks, electric smart grids, manufacturing production lines, chemical processes and biological systems, and will even contribute to the achievement of smart manufacturing, smart grids and intelligent transportation systems.

This special issue reports new research results, made by leading researchers, that address some of the new emerging nonlinear control problems, not limited to the ones characterized above. Topics of the papers cover several interesting research directions including stability and control of nonlinear systems, distributed control, and their applications to unmanned systems and intelligent vehicles.

Included in Science Citation Index Expanded as of Volume 20 (2007)

  • Publishes original papers on theories, methodologies, and applications of systems science and complexity science
  • Encourages fundamental research into complex systems and complexity
  • Fosters cross-disciplinary approaches to elucidate the common themes that arise in natural, artificial, and social systems

Please note, we are currently updating the 2018 Journal Metrics.

The Journal of Systems Science and Complexity is dedicated to publishing high quality original and innovative papers on theories, methodologies, and applications of systems science and complexity science, as well as insightful survey papers. It encourages fundamental research into complex systems and complexity and fosters cross-disciplinary approaches to elucidate the common themes that arise in natural, artificial, and social systems.

Among the topics covered are complex systems, systems control, operations research and systems engineering, economic and financial systems analysis, statistics and data science, symbolic computation, coding theory and crypto-systems, and other topics related to systems science. The journal places particular emphasis on complex systems.

Related subjects » Applications - Complexity - Operations Research & Decision Theory - Statistics - Theoretical Computer Science

Impact Factor: 0.939 (2018) * 

Journal Citation Reports®

Abstracted/Indexed in 

Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, SCOPUS, INSPEC, Zentralblatt Math, Google Scholar, Chinese Science Citation Database, EBSCO Discovery Service, EI Compendex, Gale, Gale Academic OneFile, Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China, Mathematical Reviews, Naver, OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service, ProQuest Central, ProQuest Engineering, ProQuest Materials Science & Engineering Database, ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection, ProQuest Technology Collection, ProQuest-ExLibris Primo, ProQuest-ExLibris Summon

Copublisher/ Distribution Rights 

Co-publication with the Institute of Systems Science, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences

the Institute of Systems Science, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ISS, AMSS,CAS)

Exclusive distribution rights for print version outside Mainland China, for electronic version worldwide

Read this Journal on Springerlink

For authors and editors

  • Journal Citation Reports®
    2018 Impact Factor
  • 0.939
  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    Journal of Systems Science and Complexity (JSSC) is a bimonthly journal to publish high-quality original and innovative papers on theories, methodologies and applications of systems science and complexity science, as well as insightful survey papers. 

    It aims to encourage fundamental research of complex systems and complexity, and cultivate cross-disciplinary approaches to help people to understand the common themes that arise in natural, artificial, and social systems. It covers related complexity issues that have been placed at the forefront of many different research fields in science, technology and humanities, such as systems and control, operational research and financial analysis, statistics and data science, information and computer mathematics, etc. Complex systems are especially emphasized.

    All related original contributions with rigorous justifications and timely expository papers are welcome.

  • Submit Online
  • Instructions for Authors

    Instructions for Authors


  • English Language Editing

    English Language Editing


  • Online submission
  • Author Academy: Training for Authors
  • 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.

    © Institute of Systems Science, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, CAS and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg

Services for the Journal

Alerts for this journal


Get the table of contents of every new issue published in Journal of Systems Science and Complexity.