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Journal of Systems Engineering Call for Papers

The Systems Engineering journal is intended to be a primary source of multidisciplinary information for the system engineering and management of products and services, and processes of all types. Systems engineering activities involve the technologies and system management approaches needed for:

  • definition of systems, including identification of user requirements and technological specifications;
  • development of systems, including conceptual architectures, tradeoff of
    design concepts, configuration management during system development,
    integration of new systems with legacy systems, integrated product and process development; and
  • deployment of systems, including operational test and evaluation, maintenance over an extended lifecycle, and reengineering.

Systems Engineering is the archival journal of, and exists to serve the following objectives of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE):

  • To provide a focal point for dissemination of systems engineering knowledge.
  • To promote collaboration in systems engineering education and research.
  • To encourage and assure establishment of professional standards for integrity in the practice of systems engineering.
  • To improve the professional status of all those engaged in the practice of systems engineering.
  • To encourage governmental and industrial support for research and educational programs that will improve the systems engineering process and its practice.

The Journal supports these goals by providing a continuing, respected publication of peer reviewed results from research and development in the area of systems engineering. Systems engineering is defined broadly in this context as an interdisciplinary approach and means to enable the realization of successful systems that are of high quality, cost-effective, and trustworthy in meeting customer requirements.

The Systems Engineering journal is dedicated to all aspects of the engineering of systems: technical, management, economic, and social. It focuses on the life cycle processes needed to create trustworthy and high quality systems. It will also emphasize the systems management efforts needed to define, develop, and deploy trustworthy and high quality processes for the production of systems. Within this, Systems Engineering is especially concerned with evaluation of the efficiency and effectiveness of systems management, technical direction, and integration of systems. Systems Engineering is also very concerned with the engineering of systems that support sustainable development. Modern systems, including both products and services, are often very knowledge intensive, and are found in both the public and private sectors. The journal emphasizes strategic and program management of these, and the information and knowledge base for knowledge principles, knowledge practices, and knowledge perspectives for the engineering of systems. Definitive case studies involving systems engineering practice are especially welcome.

The Journal is a primary source of information for the systems engineering of products and services that are generally large in scale, scope, and complexity. Systems Engineering will be especially concerned with process or product line related efforts needed to produce products that are trustworthy and of high quality, and that are cost effective. This requires the integration of a number of engineering disciplines necessary for the definition, development, and deployment of complex systems. It also requires attention to the life cycle process used to produce systems, and the integration of systems, including legacy systems, at various architectural levels. In addition, appropriate systems management of information and knowledge across technologies, organizations, and environments is also needed to insure a sustainable world.

The Journal will accept and review submissions in English from any author, in any global locality, whether or not the author is an INCOSE member. A body of international peers will review all submissions, with potential author revisions as recommended by reviewers, with the intent to achieve published papers that:

  • Relate to the field of systems engineering
  • Represent new, previously unpublished work
  • Advance the state of knowledge of the field
  • Conform to a high standard of scholarly presentation

Editorial selection of works for publication will be made based on content, without regard to the stature of the authors. Selections will include a wide variety of international works, recognizing and supporting the essential breadth and universality of the field. Final selection of papers for publication, and the form of publication, shall rest with the Editor. Submission of quality papers for review is strongly encouraged. The review process is estimated to take three months.

All papers should now be submitted at the following website on ScholarOne:

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