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



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06 September 2023
This article proposes a novel event-triggered second-order sliding mode (SOSM) control method for uncertain nonlinear systems. First, three saturated-like functions are predesigned to construct a new switched triggering mechanism. Under the proposed triggering mechanism, an event-triggered SOSM controller is designed to ensure that the states of the SOSM system finite-time...
01 September 2023
The distributed assembly mixed no-idle permutation flowshop scheduling problem (DAMNIPFSP), a common occurrence in modern industries like integrated circuit production, ceramic frit production, fiberglass processing, and steel-making, is a new model that considers mixed machines with no-idle restrictions as well as conventional machines. This article introduces an estimation of distribution...
01 September 2023
Interest in autonomous driving (AD) and intelligent vehicles (IVs) is growing at a rapid pace due to the convenience, safety, and economic benefits. Although a number of surveys have reviewed research achievements in this field, they are still limited in specific tasks and lack systematic summaries and research directions in...
06 August 2023
In path planning and guidance algorithms for vehicles, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and missiles, it is essential and imperative to account for obstacle avoidance in complicated flight environment (e.g., no-fly zones). This article presents a novel safe guidance scheme with the guarantee of critical obstacle avoidance for intercepting...
01 August 2023
This article addresses the path-guided flocking control of unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) suffering from fully unknown kinetics. A model-free learning and anti-disturbance control method is developed to achieve path-guided flocking without using prior knowledge of model nonlinearities, ocean disturbances, or control input gains. Specifically, data-driven concurrent learning extended state observers...

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