Alphanumeric Journal
alphanumeric journal
The Journal of Operations Research, Statistics, Econometrics and Management Information Systems
E-ISSN : 2148-2225  

Call for Papers

Grey systems theory (GST) was developed in the 1980s as a system theory. In 1982, a research article titled “Control Problems of Grey Systems” was published by Professor Deng Ju-Long. This was the first article to mention GST. Later, in a short time, GST spread rapidly and different structures of the theory were developed by various scholars and researchers. GST, one of the techniques aimed at quantifying uncertainty situations, was presented as an alternative method to system theories.

Alphanumeric Journal (2148-2225) seeks submissions for a special issue on 40 years of Grey Systems Theory and Applications. The deadline for submission is to September 30th, 2023.

This special issue focuses on current research on grey system theory, system sciences and engineering rapidly advancing technologies in uncertainty analysis, complex equipment development and innovation management. This special issue is also supported by Grey Systems Society of Türkiye (GSST) which is a branch of The International Association of Grey System and Uncertain Analysis (IAGSUA) is a non-political organization for spreading the ideas and knowledge and promoting the application of Grey Systems.  
Important Dates

August 1, 2023
Opening for submission

September 30, 2023 
Deadline for submission

October 31, 2023
Rejection notification

Dec 31, 2023
Online publishing 

Ps. No article submission, processing and/or publishing fee is charged from the articles submitted to Alphanumeric journal.

Guest Editors
Erdal AYDEMIR, PhD.  

Department of  Industrial Engineering  Engineering Faculty,  Suleyman Demirel University Isparta, Türkiye  
Naiming XIE, PhD.  

College of Economics and Management, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics,  Nanjing, China 
Bahadır Fatih YILDIRIM, PhD.

Department of Transportation, Faculty of Transportation and Logistics,   Istanbul University  Istanbul, Türkiye  

Topics include, but are not limited to:
Grey Numbers and Operations
Grey Clustering
Grey Incidence Analysis
Grey Systems Modeling
Grey Forecasting
Grey Relational Analysis
Grey Decision Making
Grey Programming
Grey Control
Grey Uncertainty Analysis
Grey Applications in Artificial Intelligence
Grey Models in Industry, Service, Healthcare, Finance, Military, Agriculture, and any sectors. 
Grey Models in Industry 4.0
Grey Models in Circular Economy
Grey Models in Technology and Innovation Management

Instructions for authors

Authors should submit a manuscript in English language by Sep 30th, 2023, via the Journal’s online submission site.

Manuscripts submitted after the deadline may not be considered for the special issue and may be transferred, if accepted, to a regular issue.  

Please see the Author instructions on the web site if you have not yet submitted a paper through Dergipark’s web-based system, Editorial Manager. 

All authors have to provide ORCID number

When prompted for the article type, please select Original Research Article and/or Review Article

On the Additional Information screen, please write for the special issue’s code is GST40 to ensure that it will be reviewed for this special issue.