Second Call for Papers: IEEE SMC Magazine

A Second Call for Papers for the new IEEE SMC Magazine has been announced. The Magazine will publish content covering the Society’s Field of Interest.


Mo El-Hawary
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Dalhousie University,
Halifax, NS, B3H 4R2


The scope of content published within the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Magazine matches the technology areas within the Society’s Field of Interest (FoI).

Article subjects include the integration of the theories of communication, control, cybernetics, optimization, systems engineering technology development, including problem definition methods, modeling, and simulation, methods of system experimentation, human factors engineering, as well as their application to the variety of systems including human-machine, biological, technological, ecological, socio-economic, and societal systems, data and methods, systems design techniques and test and evaluation methods, and system structure towards the formulation of a general theory of systems.

We solicit feature tutorial research articles and surveys that report on timely topics of interest including, but not limited to, the following:

Systems Science & Engineering

The scope includes the field of systems engineering. It also includes issue formulation, analysis and modeling, decision making, and issue interpretation for any of the systems engineering lifecycle phases associated with the definition, development, and deployment of large systems. Other topics include systems management, systems engineering processes, and a variety of systems engineering methods such as optimization, modeling and simulation.

Human-Machine Systems

The scope includes the fields of human machine systems. It covers human systems and human organizational interactions including cognitive ergonomics, system test and evaluation, and human information processing concerns in systems and organizations.


The scope includes computational approaches to the field of cybernetics, communication and control across machines or between machine, human, and organizations. The scope includes such areas as computational intelligence, computer vision, neural networks, genetic algorithms, machine learning, fuzzy systems, cognitive systems, decision making, and robotics, to the extent that they contribute to the theme of cybernetics or demonstrate an application of cybernetics principles.

Computational Social Systems

Here focus is on topics such as modeling, simulation, analysis and understanding of social systems from the quantitative and/or computational perspective. “Systems” include man-man, man-machine and machine-machine organizations and adversarial situations as well as social media structures and their dynamics. More specifically, the proposed transactions publishes articles on modeling the dynamics of social systems, methodologies for incorporating and representing socio-cultural and behavioral aspects in computational modeling, analysis of social system behavior and structure, and paradigms for social systems modeling and simulation. The journal also features articles on social network dynamics, social intelligence and cognition, social systems design and architectures, socio-cultural modeling and representation, and computational behavior modeling, and their applications.

The Magazine is also intended to communicate to its readers about the activities and actions of the SMC Society’s governing body, its Technical Committees, and its Chapters. Furthermore, the Magazine will offer educational material such as technical review papers, publish contributions on educational activities, industrial and university profiles, conference news, book reviews, and a calendar of important events.

Submission Instructions

Authors are encouraged to submit their papers through the submission portal.

Submitted articles should be tutorial in nature and should be written in a style comprehensible to readers outside the specialty of the article. Articles may be edited for content, and will be copy edited for compliance with the magazine’s style guidelines.