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AE - International Journal of
Electronics and Communications

The journal's scope covers all aspects of theory and design of circuits, systems and devices for
electronics, signal processing, and communication, including:

signal and system theory, digital signal processing

network theory and circuit design
information theory, communication theory and techniques, modulation, source and channel
switching theory and techniques, communication protocols
optical communications
microwave theory and techniques, radar, sonar
antennas, wave propagation

Principal topics include nonlinear control, stochastic theory, discrete events, linear systems, adaptive
Annual Reviews in Control

control, robust control, design and software, system identification, fault detection, real-time
programming, robot control, artificial intelligence, man-machine systems, optimization, computer-aided
design and intelligent control.
Applications include automobiles and transportation, power systems, biomedical technology, robots,
aerospace, process control, manufacturing, minerals and metals processing.
This includes theoretical development and rational applications of mathematical models, variational

Computer Methods in Applied

Mechanics and Engineering

formulations, and numerical algorithms related to finite element, boundary element, finite difference,


finite volume, and meshless discretization methods in the following fields of computational science and

Solid and structural mechanics

Fluid mechanics
Mechanics of materials
Heat transfer

Molecular dynamics
Quantum mechanics
and also includes virtual design, multiscale phenomena, from nanoscale to macroscale, multiphysics
problems, parallel computing, optimization, probabilistic and stochastic approaches.
The journal publishes papers featuring novel implementations of computers and computational
techniques in areas like signal and image processing, high-performance computing, parallel processing,
and communications. Special attention will be paid to papers describing innovative architectures,
algorithms, and software tools.
Computers & Electrical Engineering

Specific topics of interest include:

Applications of high-performance computing and novel computing systems

Internet-based, multimedia, and wireless networks and applications

Communications, especially wireless

Signal processing architectures, algorithms, and applications

Green technologies in information, computing, and communication systems

Multi-disciplinary areas, including robotics, embedded systems, and security


Among the areas covered are:

Applications of superconductivity: magnets, electronics, devices

Superconductors and their properties

Properties of materials: metals, alloys, composites, polymers, insulations

New applications of cryogenic technology to processes, devices, machinery
Refrigeration and liquefaction technology
Fluid properties and fluid mechanics
Heat transfer
Thermometry and measurement science
Cryogenics in medicine
Coverage includes:
Technology: display devices, display materials, display electronics, image characteristics, technical
aspects of multimedia, 3-D displays and virtual environments, auditory and tactile displays, colour,

filters, printers.
Human Factors: user psychology and human-computer interaction, applied vision, work with display
units, measurements of visual performance, colour appearance, colour reproduction and coding,
graphical user-interface design, presentation of information, measurement of display artefacts, usercentred measures of image quality, image processing, input, output and interactive devices, user
interfaces for multimedia systems, virtual environments, 3-D computer graphic design and animation,
human factors for disabled persons, design standards and guidelines, auditory and tactile displays.
The scope of Electric Power Systems Research is broad, encompassing all aspects of electric power

Electric Power Systems Research


systems. The following list of topics is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather to indicate topics that
fall within the journal's purview.
Generation techniques ranging from advances in conventional electromechanical methods, through
nuclear power generation, to disoveries in solar related generation.

Transmission, spanning the broad area from UHV development to line routing and design.
Substation work: equipment design, protection and control systems.
Distribution techniques underground installation and equipment development.
The utilization area from energy conservation methods to distributed load levelling techniques.
Systems studies including control techniques and planning.
Focal points of the journal include, but are not limited to innovative applications of:
Real-time intelligent automation, and their associated supporting methodologies and techniques,
including control theory and industrial informatics,
Architectures, algorithms and techniques for distributed AI systems, including multi-agent based
control and holonic control,
Decision-support systems,
Aspects of reasoning: abductive, case-based, model-based, non-monotonic, incomplete, progressive
Engineering Applications of Artificial

and approximate reasoning,

Applications of chaos theory and fractals,
Metaheuristics and their applications in intelligent automation: Genetic Algorithms, Ant Colony
Optimization, Particle Swarm Optimization, etc.,
Knowledge processing, knowledge elicitation and acquisition, knowledge representation, knowledge
compaction, knowledge bases, expert systems,
Neural networks, fuzzy systems, neuro-fuzzy systems,
Perception, e.g. image processing, pattern recognition, vision systems, tactile systems, speech
recognition and synthesis,
Aspects of software engineering, e.g. intelligent programming environments, verification and
validation of AI-based software, software and hardware architectures for the real-time use of AI
techniques, safety and reliability,
Intelligent fault detection, fault analysis, diagnostics and monitoring,

Self-organizing, emerging or bio-inspired system,

Industrial experiences in the application of the above techniques, e.g. case studies or benchmarking
Flow Measurement and Instrumentation is dedicated to disseminating the latest research results on all

Flow Measurement and


aspects of flow measurement, in both closed conduits and open channels. The design of flow
measurement systems involves a wide variety of multidisciplinary activities including modelling the

flow sensor, the fluid flow and the sensor/fluid interactions through the use of computation
techniques; the development of advanced transducer systems and their associated signal processing
and the laboratory and field assessment of the overall system under ideal and disturbed conditions.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Image and Vision Computing


Comments on success and challenges in a (sub-) field of computer vision,

Remarks on new frontiers in computer vision

Information Sciences

Observations on current practices and trends in research, and suggestions for overcoming
unsatisfying aspects
Observations on current practices and trends in the community regarding, e.g., reviewing
process, organizing conferences, how journals are run, and suggestions for overcoming unsatisfying

Reviews of early seminal work that may have fallen out of fashion

Summaries of the evolution of one's line of research

Recommendations for educating new generations of vision researchers.

Topics include:
Foundations of Information Science:
Information Theory, Mathematical Linguistics, Automata Theory, Cognitive Science, Theories of
Qualitative Behaviour, Artificial Intelligence, Computational Intelligence, Soft Computing, Semiotics,

Computational Biology and Bio-informatics.

Implementations and Information Technology:
Intelligent Systems, Genetic Algorithms and Modelling, Fuzzy Logic and Approximate Reasoning,
Artificial Neural Networks, Expert and Decision Support Systems, Learning and Evolutionary Computing,
Expert and Decision Support Systems, Learning and Evolutionary Computing, Biometrics, Moleculoid
Nanocomputing, Self-adaptation and Self-organisational Systems, Data Engineering, Data Fusion,
Information and Knowledge, Adaptive ad Supervisory Control, Discrete Event Systems, Symbolic /
Numeric and Statistical Techniques, Perceptions and Pattern Recognition, Design of Algorithms,
Software Design, Computer Systems and Architecture Evaluations and Tools, Human-Computer
Interface, Computer Communication Networks and Modelling and Computing with Words
Manufacturing, Automation and Mobile Robots, Virtual Reality, Image Processing and Computer Vision
Systems, Photonics Networks, Genomics and Bioinformatics, Brain Mapping, Language and Search
Engine Design, User-friendly Man Machine Interface, Data Compression and Text Abstraction and
Summarization, Virtual Reality, Finance and Economics Modelling and Optimisation
Specification methods and languages; Analog/Digital Integrated Circuits and Systems; VLSI
Integration, the VLSI Journal

architectures; Algorithms, methods and tools for modeling, simulation, synthesis and verification of
integrated circuits and systems of any complexity; Embedded systems; High-level synthesis for VLSI
systems; Logic synthesis and finite automata; Testing, design-for-test and test generation algorithms;
Physical design; Formal verification; Algorithms implemented in VLSI systems; Systems engineering;
Heterogeneous systems.


International Journal of Electrical

Power & Energy Systems

The coverage embraces: generation and network planning; reliability; long and short term operation;

information systems; stock and parameter estimation; system security and adequacy; network theory,

expert systems; neural networks; object oriented systems; system control centres; database and


modelling and computation; small and large system dynamics; dynamic model identification; on-line
control including load and switching control; protection; distribution systems; energy economics;
impact of non-conventional systems; and man-machine interfaces.
As well as original research papers, the journal publishes short contributions, book reviews and
conference reports. All papers are peer-reviewed by at least two referees.
The topics of measurement include: sensors, perception systems, analyzers, signal processing, filtering,
data compression, data rectification, fault detection, inferential measurement, soft sensors, hardware

ISA Transactions

interfacing, etc.; and any of the techniques that support them such as artificial intelligence, fuzzy logic,
communication systems, and process analysis. The topics of automation include: statistical and
deterministic strategies for discrete event and continuous process control, modelling and simulation,
event triggers, scheduling and sequencing, system reliability, quality, maintenance, management, loss
prevention, etc.; and any equipment, techniques and best practices that support them such as
optimization, learning systems, strategy development, security, and human interfacing and training.
The scope of the journal includes:
Materials (Adhesion, Surfaces and Interfaces, Charging, Electrical Conduction, Radiation Effects,
Carrier Migration);


Journal of Electrostatics

Modelling (Field Computations);

Electrical Discharges (Energy, Dynamics).

Reprographics (Imaging, Printing);
Coating (Painting, Floccing, Powder Coating);
Environment (Precipitation, Pollution Control);
Bio-technology (Cell Manipulation, Cell Fusion, Process Control, Diagnostics);

Micro-engineering (Micromotors, Accelerometers);

Space (Spacecraft Charging, Microgravity).
Hazards and Problems:
(Particulate Contamination, Electronics Damage, Ignition and Explosion, Adhesion).
Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic

Journal of Systems Engineering and

an important forum for the disclosure and discussion of original contributions covering the whole
spectrum of topics, from basic magnetism to the technology and applications of magnetic materials
and magnetic recording.
the Journal scope, involving system analysis, system modeling and simulation, military system analysis,
aircraft control, C3I, radar, information systems engineering, machine intelligence, artificial neural
networks, information acquisition and processing, aerospace electronics, and other topics in all related
These topics include:
Bioinspired and biomimetic materials for medical applications
Materials of biological origin for medical applications
Materials for "active" medical applications

Materials Science and Engineering: C


Self-assembling and self-healing materials for medical applications

"Smart" (i.e., stimulus-response) materials for medical applications
Ceramic, metallic, polymeric, and composite materials for medical applications
Materials for in vivo sensing
Materials for in vivo imaging
Materials for delivery of pharmacologic agents and vaccines
Novel approaches for characterizing and modeling materials for medical applications

Topics covered include: General principles of measurement and instrumentation; Sensors and sensor

systems: design and evaluation; Data acquisition; Signal transmission; Processing and evaluation; Data
output; Systems aspects; Systems modelling and evaluation; Specific applications in measurement and
instrumentation; Specific instruments and measurement systems; Design and manufacture of
instruments; applications of sensors and instrumentation.


It will cover a wide range of application areas including consumer product design, instrumentation,
manufacturing methods, computer integration and process and device control, and will attract a
readership from across the industrial and academic research spectrum.
The journal addresses the following topics:
a)Micro and Nano fabrication, Processing for Nanoelectronics (Lithography, Self-assembly, Plasma
Processing, Metallization, 3D Integration, Related Materials)
b)Nanoelectronic, Photonic, Nanoenergy Devices and Systems (fabrication, application and related
c)Micro - Nano Systems, Devices and Systems for Life Sciences, and Environment (Micro/Nano fluidics,

Microelectronic Engineering

MEMS/NEMS, BioMEMS, Lab on a chip)

In detail the topics covered are as follows:
1. Nanolithography and Nanopatterning
optical lithography
EUV lithography and masks
charged particle based lithography and patterning
nanoimprint lithography techniques and templates
maskless lithography
emerging nanopatterning methods
limits of nanolithography and nanopatterning

2. Pattern Transfer
ion technology
plasma processing: etching, nanotexturing, bonding
3. Materials
metallization and barrier materials
silicon on insulators
dielectrics (low K and high K)
new resist materials
nanomaterials for device fabrication
block copolymers
polymers and flexible substrates
4. Nanometrology, Inspection and Testing
electron beam testers
laser probes
signal and image processing
AFM, Scanning probe measurements
5. Advanced Processing and Nanofabrication
process integration
three dimensional integration
rapid thermal processing
process modelling and simulation
equipment modelling

laser assisted processing

top-down / bottom-up (self - assembly) nanofabrication
6. Advanced Devices
nanometer devices for electronics and optoelectronics
dimension-sensitive device properties
advanced MOS devices
vacuum nanoelectronics
organic and molecular electronics
mesoscopic devices
micro- & nanofluidics
other miniaturized devices for biology, chemistry, medicine
7. Advanced fabrication and characterization for heterogeneous micro- and nanosystems
electro-mechanical systems (MEMS, NEMS)
optical systems
fluidic systems
Microelectronics Journal covers circuits and systems. This includes, but is not limited to:
Microelectronics Journal

Analogue, digital, mixed, and RF circuit design methodologies

Logic, architectural and system level synthesis
Testing, design for testability, built in self-test
Area, power and thermal evaluation
Mixed-domain simulation and design
Formal verification

Embedded systems
Design and test aspects of high density integration (3D, etc.)
SoC, NoC, SIP, NIP design and test
Emerging devices as FinFETs, SETs, etc.
The coverage of the journal includes the following topics: physics and analysis; evaluation and
Microelectronics Reliability

prediction; modelling and simulation; methodologies and assurance. Papers which combine reliability
with other important areas of microelectronics engineering, such as design, fabrication, packaging and
testing, will also be welcome, and practical papers reporting case studies in the field are particularly
It includes different embedded system hardware platforms ranging from custom hardware via

Microprocessors and Microsystems


reconfigurable systems and application specific processors to general purpose embedded processors.
Special emphasis is put on novel complex embedded architectures, such as systems on chip (SoC),
systems on a programmable/reconfigurable chip (SoPC) and multi-processors on a chip (MPoC) as well
as their communication methods, such as network-on-chip (NoC).
Neural Networks welcomes high quality submissions that contribute to the full range of neural networks
research, from behavioral and brain modeling, learning algorithms, through mathematical and

Neural Networks

computational analyses, to engineering and technological applications of systems that significantly use
neural network concepts and techniques. This uniquely broad range facilitates the cross-fertilization of
ideas between biological and technological studies, and helps to foster the development of the
interdisciplinary community that is interested in biologically-inspired computational intelligence.
Accordingly, Neural Networks editorial board represents experts in fields including psychology,
neurobiology, computer science, engineering, mathematics, and physics


Optical Fiber Technology

Issues and Applications Covered Include:

Optical Fiber Technology

Optical fiber components

New fiber materials and designs
Fiber lasers and amplifiers
Fiber switching, memory, and signal processing
Modulation format for transmission systems
Fiber nonlinearities and countermeasures
Long-haul transmission systems
Fiber local area networks
Fiber sensors and instrumentation
The scope of Optics & Laser Technology encompasses, but is not restricted to, the following areas:
development in all types of lasers
developments in optoelectronic devices and photonics
developments in new photonics and optical concepts
developments in conventional optics, optical instruments and components
techniques of optical metrology, including interferometry and optical fibre sensors


Optics & Laser Technology

LIDAR and other non-contact optical measurement techniques, including optical methods in heat and

applications of lasers to materials processing, optical NDT display (including holography) and optical

fluid flow
research and development in the field of laser safety including studies of hazards resulting from the
applications of lasers (laser safety, hazards of laser fume)
developments in optical computing and optical information processing
developments in new optical materials
developments in new optical characterization methods and techniques
developments in quantum optics

developments in light assisted micro and nanofabrication methods and techniques

developments in nanophotonics and biophotonics
developments in imaging processing and systems
The scope of the journal is defined to include the following:
Optical Metrology
Optical Methods for Process Control
Machine Vision and Image Processing
Optical Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
Optics and Lasers in Engineering

Optical Techniques in Micro-Mechanics

Imaging, Microscopy and Adaptive Optics
Laser Material Processing
Laser Beam Delivery and Diagnostics
Fibre Optic Sensors
Laser Remote Sensing and Environmental Monitoring
Laser Safety
Lasers in Medicine and Biology
Engineering Applications of Spectroscopy



Optics design, geometrical and beam optics, wave optics

Optical and micro-optical components, diffractive optics, devices and systems
Photoelectric and optoelectronic devices
Optical properties of materials, nonlinear optics, wave propagation and transmission in
homogeneous and inhomogeneous materials
Information optics, image formation and processing, holographic techniques, microscopes and
spectrometer techniques, and image analysis
Optical testing and measuring techniques

Optical communication and computing

Physiological optics
As well as other related topics.

Electron optics:

All methods strongly related to light optics, e.g. geometrical electron optics, imaging theories
and methods, GRIN optics, geometrical aberration
Instrumentation and equipments for guiding, focusing and imaging of charged particles,
spectrometers and beam lithography
Image reconstruction and analysis, holographic methods

topics as photoconductive and electronic properties of organic materials, thin film growth and
Organic Electronics

characterization, charge and exciton transport, organic electronic and optoelectronic devices, etc.
Organic Electronics provides the only forum for both applied and fundamental contributions spanning
the many different disciplines addressing the wide range of electronic properties and applications of
organic materials.

Pattern Recognition
Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems
and Nanostructures


These include biometrics, target recognition, biological taxonomy, meteorology, space science,
classification methods, character recognition, image processing, industrial applications, neural
computing, and many others.
papers and invited review articles on the fundamental and applied aspects of physics in lowdimensional systems, including semiconductor heterostructures, mesoscopic systems, quantum wells
and superlattices, two-dimensional electron systems, and quantum wires and dots. Both theoretical and
experimental contributions are invited. Topics suitable for publication in this journal include spin related
phenomena, optical and transport properties, many-body effects, integer and fractional quantum Hall
effects, single electron effects and devices, and other novel phenomena.

Precision Engineering

The scope includes precision-engineered systems and supporting metrology over the full range of length
scales, from atom-based nanotechnology and advanced lithographic technology to large-scale systems,
including optical and radio telescopes and macrometrology.
Fundamentals and Physics, such as: classification of effects, physical effects, measurement theory,
modelling of sensors, measurement standards, measurement errors, units and constants, time and
frequency measurement. Modeling papers should bring new modeling techniques to the field and be
supported by experimental results.
Materials and their Processing, such as: piezoelectric materials, polymers, metal oxides, III-V and II-VI
semiconductors, thick and thin films, optical glass fibres, amorphous, polycrystalline and
monocrystalline silicon.
Optoelectronic sensors, such as: photovoltaic diodes, photoconductors, photodiodes,

Sensors and Actuators A: Physical


phototransistors, positron-sensitive photodetectors, optoisolators, photodiode arrays, charge-coupled

devices, light-emitting diodes, injection lasers and liquid-crystal displays.
Mechanical sensors, such as: metallic, thin-film and semiconductor strain gauges, diffused silicon
pressure sensors, silicon accelerometers, solid-state displacement transducers, piezo junction devices,
piezoelectric field-effect transducers (PiFETs), tunnel-diode strain sensors, surface acoustic wave
devices, silicon micromechanical switches, solid-state flow meters and electronic flow controllers.
Thermal sensors, such as: platinum resistors, thermistors, diode temperature sensors, silicon
transistor thermometers, integrated temperature transducers, PTAT circuits, thermocouples,
thermopiles, pyroelectric thermometers, quartz thermometers, power transistors and thick-film
thermal print heads.
Magnetic sensors, such as: magnetoresistors, Corbino disks, magnetodiodes, Hall-effect devices,
integrated Hall devices, silicon depletion-layer magnetometers, magneto-injection transistors,

magnistors, lateral magnetotransistors, carrier-domain magnetometers, MOS magnetic-field sensors,

solid-state read and write heads.
Micromechanics, such as: research papers on actuators, structures, integrated sensors-actuators,
microsystems, and other devices or subdevices ranging in size from millimetres to sub-microns;
micromechatronics; microelectromechanical systems; microoptomechanical systems;
microchemomechanical systems; microrobots; silicon and non-silicon fabrication techniques; basic
studies of physical phenomena of interest to micromechanics; analysis of microsystems; exploration of
new topics and materials related to micromechanics; microsystem-related problems like power supplies
and signal transmission, microsystem-related simulation tools; other topics of interest to
Interface electronics: electronic circuits which are designed to interface directly with the above
transducers and which are used for improving or complementing the characteristics of these devices,
such as linearization, A/D conversion, temperature compensation, light-intensity compensation,
current/frequency conversion and microcomputer interfacing.
Sensor Systems and Applications, such as: sensor buses, multiple-sensor systems, sensor networks,
voting systems, telemetering, sensor arrays, and automotive, environmental, monitoring and control,
consumer, medical, alarm and security, robotic, nautical, aeronautical and space measurement systems.
It is the aim of this journal to bring together in one publication outstanding papers reporting new and
original work in the following areas: (1) applications of solid-state physics and technology to electronics

Solid-State Electronics

and optoelectronics, including theory and device design; (2) optical, electrical, morphological

characterization techniques and parameter extraction of devices; (3) fabrication of semiconductor

devices, and also device-related materials growth, measurement and evaluation; (4) the physics and
modeling of submicron and nanoscale microelectronic and optoelectronic devices, including processing,
measurement, and performance evaluation; (5) applications of numerical methods to the modeling and

simulation of solid-state devices and processes; and (6) nanoscale electronic and optoelectronic
devices, photovoltaics, sensors, and MEMS based on semiconductor and alternative electronic
materials; (7) synthesis and electrooptical properties of materials for novel devices.
Superlattices and Microstructures


Superlattices and Microstructures is a journal devoted to the dissemination of the science and
technology of synthetic heterostructures, including individual and collective use of semiconductors,
metals and insulators for the exploitation of their unique properties.
The scope of Ultramicroscopy is to describe advances in instrumentation, methods and theory related
to all modes of microscopical imaging, diffraction and spectroscopy in the life and physical sciences.