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
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.
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
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.
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.
Non-technical papers should be emailed to the EiC by the following due dates for 2015:
Issue 2 April 2015 due date 20-January 2015
Issue 3 July 2015 due date 17-March 2015
Issue 4 October 2015 due date 23 June 2015