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Call for Chapters: Soft Computing Methods for System Dependability


Mohamed Arezki Mellal

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: August 18, 2019
Full Chapters Due: August 18, 2019
Submission Date: September 27, 2019


Dependability of systems involves various and complex problems. Nowadays, most of the solutions are based on soft computing methods. These methods are effective and the performances of the computers have been increased.


. The goal of this book is to bring researchers to share and exchange experiences regarding the development and applications of soft computing methods in solving system dependability problems.

Target Audience

- Researchers.
- Students.
- Industrials.

Recommended Topics

Topics of interest, but are not limited to:

1. Optimization.
2. Reliability.
3. Availability.
4. Maintainability and maintenance.
5. Safety.
6. Resilience.
7. Integrity.
8. Failures.
9. Risks.
10. Diagnostics, Prognostic and Health Management (PHM)

Methods of interest, but are not limited to:

1. Evolutionary computing.
2. Fuzzy computing.
3. Artificial neural networks.
4. Chaos theory.
5. Machine learning.
6. Bond graphs.
7. Bayesian networks.
8. Petri nets.
10. Markov chains.

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit their full chapters on or before August 18, 2019, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by August 25, 2019 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. All interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Soft Computing Methods for System Dependability. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2020.

Important Dates

• Full chapter submission: August 18, 2019
• Review results due to editor: August 31, 2019
• Review results due to authors: September 7, 2019
• Revisions due from authors: September 21, 2019
• Final acceptance/rejection notification: September, 25, 2019
• All final materials due from authors: September 27, 2019
• Final preface and table of contents: September 27, 2019
• Final deadline: October 11, 2019


Dr. Mohamed Arezki Mellal
M'Hamed Bougara University, Algeria

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