Transactions on SMC: Systems


The scope of the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems 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.

IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Part A: Systems and Humans was renamed IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems on January 1, 2013.

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Robert Kozma, Editor-In-Chief
Robert Kozma

College of Information and Computer Sciences University of Massachusetts – Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003, USA
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152, USA



15 February 2024
15 February 2024
05 December 2023
The fusion of multiview data sets, in which features of each sample are categorized into distinct groups, is increasingly important in the big data era. Successful multiview learning approaches have mechanisms to enforce consensus and/or complementarity among views. This article introduces a framework called the consensus and complementarity-based multiview latent...

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29 December 2023
In this article, the resilient adaptive intermittent output feedback control is investigated for a class of uncertain strict-feedback nonlinear systems under unknown sensor deception attack. The underlying problem is rather challenging not only because the system contains mismatched uncertainties, the output information is corrupted by an additional attack signal, and...
11 October 2023
The hybrid flow shop scheduling (HFS) model has significant practical applicability in fields, such as manufacturing, transportation, service, and communication. However, learning effects, refer to the phenomenon of processors spending less processing time with more familiar operations, which are common constraints in actual production while often ignored in HFS research...
05 October 2023
In this article, the problem of event-triggered fixed-time tracking control for nonlinear systems with state constraints and dead zone is considered. First, for state-constrained problems, the state transformation technique is applied to remove the restriction that the virtual control input needs to satisfy the “feasibility condition.” Second, to deal with...
28 September 2023
This article focuses on solving the synchronization problem of neural networks (NNs) in the presence of denial-of-service (DoS) attacks and communication delays. Specifically, an attack detection algorithm constructed based upon the acknowledgment (ACK) signal is provided to detect the sleeping and active intervals of DoS attacks. To reduce information transmission...
28 September 2023
This article investigates fixed-time control methods for a class of uncertain nonlinear systems. A novel fixed-time super-twisting (FXST) disturbance observer has been designed to accurately estimate the imposed perturbations on the system in the sense of fixed-time stability without being affected by initial conditions. Then, based on the achieved estimation...

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