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From: Nikitas Assimakopoulos
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 1999 20:19:56 -0500 (EST)

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Title of the Journal :

Methodologies and Applications for Systems Approaches
                [ JASS ]


The mission of the "Journal of Applied Systems Studies" is on the
development of methodologies based on the laws and rules of various
sciences. New designs and functional methodologies are composed for
applications in business, operational and social, as well as 
phenomena. The objectives of the "Journal of Applied Systems Studies" 
to widespread the science of systems and present the research and
application results of its domain. As the science rapidly changes and
grows, resources and time become more precious, "Journal of Applied 
Studies" provides the very best information and analysis to keep up 
to date
with the latest developments and approaches to other scientific 
through the application of systems approaches upon them. 

The "Journal of Applied Systems Studies" aims to:
 To provide a forum for the exchange of experiences and information 
studying the systems and the methodologies, tools and products used to
design, measure and achieve it.
 To promote awareness of the crucial role of systems studies in the
effective construction of the information systems developed, used, 
maintained by organizations in pursuit of their business objectives.
 To provide a vehicle for the publication of academic papers related 
all aspects of soft and hard system approaches.

The "Journal of Applied Systems Studies" addresses all aspects of 
analysis from both a practical and an academic viewpoint. It invites
contributions from practitioners and academics, as well as national 
international policy, standard making bodies, and sets out to be the
definitive international reference source for such information.

The readership of the "Journal of Applied Systems Studies" consists of
academics, systems managers, computer scientists, information 
and researchers in applied system theory, as well as those involved in
management, operations and political science in different scientific
discipline i.e. Universities, Consulting Firms, Enterprises and 

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest to JASS include, but are not limited to:

 Applications of cybernetics using the viable system model
 Applications of interactive planning methodology
 Applications of soft systems methodology
 Applied cybernetics in medicine
 Applied living systems
 Cognitive patterns
 Complex systems
 Conceptual systemic models
 Control systems
 Critical systems thinking
 Culture of peace
 Decision support systems
 Dynamical systems approaches
 Electronic service systems (Internet, Intranet, Extranet, Deltanet)
 Human-centered systems
 Human-computer interaction
 Intelligent systems engineering
 Intelligent tutoring systems
 Knowledge based systems
 Knowledge ecology
 Law systems
 Multimedia systems
 Problem structuring approaches
 Project management using systemic approaches
 Religious systems
 Semiotic approaches
 Social systems design
 Systemic metaphors
 Systemic reengineering
 Systems - metasystems and decisions - metadecisions
 Systems and design education
 Systems approaches for information systems
 Systems thinking for total quality management
 Total systems intervention
 Virtual communities

We seek papers that improve on the best academic research or the best
practical applications. Submitted papers should be motivated by the
problems they address with compelling examples from real or potential
applications. Systems papers must contain either a new methodology or
interpreted results through well known methodology(ies) on real 
systems or
simulations based on representative traces from real systems. 
Proposals for
special issues, especially on emerging topics, are also welcome.


Editor-in-Chief :
Nikitas A. Assimakopoulos,
Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus,
80, Karaoli & Dimitriou Str., GR-185 34  Piraeus, Greece.
Email :

Honorary Editor :
Bela H. Banathy,
President of the International Federation for Systems Research
& International Systems Institute, USA.

Editor :
Russell L. Ackoff,
Chairman of the Board of INTERACT, USA.

Associate Editors :
William Acar, Kent State University, USA. Paul Ballonoff, Ballonoff
Consulting, USA. Bela Antal Banathy, President of ISSS and 
Systems Institute, USA. Michele Barbi, Istituto di Biofisica del 
Italy. Bernard De Baets, University of Gent, Belgium. Frantisek 
Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia. Tony Chan, University of Aizu, 
Alexander Christakis, CWA, Ltd., Interactive Management Consultants, 
John Darzentas, University of the Aegean, Greece. Martine Dodds, 
of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Daniel Dubois, University of Liege, 
Patrik Eklund, Umea University, Sweden. Peter Erdi, Academy of 
Hungary. Marta Franova, Universite Paris Sud, France. Wojciech 
Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland. Ewa Grabska, Jagiellonian 
Poland. Raymond Ison, The Open University, UK. Gyuri Jaros, 
University of
Sydney, Australia. Cliff Joslyn, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA. 
Karkazis, Athens University of Economics & Business, Greece. Manolya
Kavakli, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey. Etienne Kerre, 
of Gent, Belgium. Peter Kokol, University of Maribor, Slovenia. Petr
Lansky, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic. Brian Lees, University of
Paisley, UK. Yi Lin, President and Director of the International 
for General Systems Studies, China. Vladimir Marik, Czech Technical
University, Czech Republic. Abraham Mehrez, Ben-Gurion University of 
Negev, Israel. Fr. George Metallinos, University of Athens, Greece. 
Midgley, University of Hull, UK. Toshizumi Ohta, University of
Electro-Communications, Japan. Anthony Panayotopoulos, University of
Piraeus, Greece. Luis Rocha, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA. 
Rose, Ceptual Institute, USA. Gordon Rowland, Ithaca College, USA. 
K. Shih, Tamkang University, Taiwan, R.O.C. Ross Smith, Deakin 
Australia. Karl Svozil, University of Technology of Vienna, Austria. 
Totosy de Zepentek, University of Alberta, Canada. Lane Tracy, Ohio
University, USA.


"Cambridge International Science Publishing" , Cambridge, England.


Authors should send to the Editor-in-Chief via email 
( the
paper in attached file(s) using "winzip32" for compression, with a
description in the body of the message, and by post a printed copy 
with the electronic file(s) submission on a 3 diskette which should
conform the following requirements :
1.      Manuscripts must be submitted in English and spelling should 
be adapted
with The Concise Oxford Dictionary. Original papers (not published or 
simultaneously submitted to another journal) will be reviewed by three
anonymous referees. Upon acceptance of an article by the journal, the
author(s) will be asked to transfer copyright of the article to the
publisher which it will insure the widest possible dissemination of
information under applicable copyright law. 
2.      The disk should be in IBM PC format; the files should be 
saved in
Microsoft Word for PC, version 97 for Windows. Any other 
package will not be approved for submission. For artwork, figures and
tables should only use the Ms-Office 97 package facilities and must be
grouped and pasted, in the proper place, into the Word document. 
3.      Papers should be typed on one side of the paper. The pages 
should be
numbered consecutively at the bottom centre of the page. The length 
of the
paper should not exceed 10 journal pages (or about 5000 words), and 
manuscripts should not exceed 15 typed single-space A4 (printing area 
x 24.7 cm) pages including title page, abstract, text, figures, 
tables and
references. The number of artworks, figures and tables must be kept 
up to a
minimum. Do not start a new page after the title information and 
Do not use tab for the first text line of each main section. 
should be both right and left justified.
4.      The fonts (typeface) is Times New Roman. The text type size 
should be 11
points. Please use the page set-up command to ensure that your paper 
prepared on A4 size paper (21 x 29.7 cm) using the default format for 
and margins at the top and the bottom of the page for Microsoft Word 
5.      The title should be written on the first line of the first 
page, left
justified in upper and lower case letters (20-points bold). The 
names should be left justified two lines below the full title in 
upper and
lower case letters (14-points). Affiliation and mailing address 
email) should follow left justified also in upper and lower case 
6.      Two lines below the author's name and affiliation start an 
abstract as
the first paragraph of the paper. The abstract should follow the 
author's name, and mailing address on the first page (10-points) and 
be up to 150 words. At the end of the abstract, skip a line and then, 
justified, type "Keywords" (10-points bold) : followed by up to three 
sets of words that describe the focus and contribution of the paper
(10-points). The first set of keyword must be one of the topics of 
to JASS. Skip two lines and then begin the body of the paper (after an
Introduction heading if required) immediately after the abstract.
7.      All major headings are left justified. They are to be written 
12-points bold font and numbered consecutively followed by a period 
and the
default tab, with Arabic numerals, e.g., 1.     Introduction. Do not 
put a
period after the text of the heading. Leave two lines above a major 
and one line before the start of the next paragraph or second-level
heading. Subheadings are flush left in 11-points bold. There should 
be one
line space before and after this level of heading. The paragraph 
should be
numbered as a subsection of the previous major heading and the 
default tab
e.g., 7.1       Subheadings. Sub-subheadings are flush left, in 
italics and in
11-points type. The paragraphs should be numbered as a sub-section of 
previous subsection heading and the default tab e.g., 7.1.1
Sub-subheadings. There should be one line space before this level of
heading and after this level of heading and the following paragraph.
8.      The electronic version of the art should be included in the 
files and on the diskette, and it must be incoprorated into the
word-processing file. Figures should be labeled in the text as 
"Figure x".
Figure captions should be typed directly below the figure, in upper 
lower case (11-points), and centred.
9.      Table captions should be centered above the table. Tables 
should be
included in the manuscript proper and referred to in the text as 
"Table x".
10.     When numbering equations, enclose numbers in parenthesis ( ) 
and place
them flush with the right-hand margin. Refer to them in the text as
"Equation (x)".
11.     Papers should be written without the use of footnotes.
12.     Mathematical expressions and Greek or other symbols should be 
using the facilities of Ms-Word 97 and must be written clearly with 
spacing. Use the widely accepted symbols and abbreviations following 
style of BS 1991 Part 2 1954.
13.     All papers should end with a conclusion which summarizes the 
value of
the work end, where appropriate, indicates possible directions for 
14.     References must be indicated in the text by brackets [ ]. 
references in the text of the paper by typing the corresponding 
surname (or
first surname) and year in brackets e.g.: [Aauthor (1998)]. They are 
alphabetically at the end of the paper under the major heading 
(12-point bold font) left justified. List authors alphabetically by 
first letter of the first author's surname name. Book titles and 
names of
journals should be printed in italics. Please adopt the following 
style for
references :

Aauthor, A. (1998). Title of Book. XYZ Press, New York.
Bauthor, B. and Aauthor, A. (1999). Title of Paper. Journal vol. 
3(2), 1-20.
Cauthor, C., Aauthor, A., Bauthor, B., and Jones, G. (1996). Title of
Paper, in Title of Book, (E. Editor, ed.). XYZ Press, New York, 47-82.
For multiple papers in the same year by the same author(s):
Bauthor, B. and Aauthor, A. (1995A). Title of PaperA. JournalA vol. 
Bauthor, B. and Aauthor, A. (1995B). Title of PaperB. JournalB vol. 

15.     If material has been published elsewhere, authors must obtain 
consent of the earlier publisher. Authors wishing to use material 
from the
JASS should consult the Editor-in-Chief.

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