An International Journal of Optimization and Control: Theories & Applications (IJOCTA)


Aims and Scope
This journal shares the research carried out through different disciplines in regards to optimization, control and their applications.
The basic fields of this journal are linear, nonlinear, stochastic, parametric, discrete and dynamic programming; heuristic algorithms in optimization, control theory, game theory and their applications.
Problems such as managerial decisions, time minimization, profit maximizations and other related topics are also shared in this journal.
Besides the original research articles expository papers, which are hard to express or model, conference proceedings, book reviews and announcements are also welcome.

Journal Topics
Applied Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Control Theory,  Game Theory, Fractional Calculus and Applications, Modeling of Bio-systems for Optimization and Control, Linear Programming, Nonlinear Programming, Stochastic Programming, Parametric Programming, Conic Programming, Discrete Programming, Dynamic Programming, Nonlinear Dynamics, Stochastic Differential Equations, Optimization with Artificial Intelligence, Operational Research in Life and Human Sciences, Heuristic Algorithms in Optimization, Applications Related to Optimization on Engineering.

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YAMAN, Ramazan
Atlas University / Turkey

Applied Mathematics & Control
Balikesir University / Turkey

Engineering Applications
Balikesir University / Turkey

University of Zagreb / Crotia

Fractional Calculus & Applications
BALEANU, Dumitru
Cankaya University / Turkey

Jan Dlugosz University / Poland

Optimization & Applications
WEBER, Gerhard Wilhelm
Poznan University of Technology / Poland

Balikesir University / Turkey 




Editorial Board
AGARWAL, Ravi P. - Texas A&M University Kingsville / USA
AGHABABA, Mohammad P. - Urmai University of Tech. / Iran
ATANGANA, Abdon - University of the Free State / South Africa
AYAZ, Fatma - Gazi University / Turkey
BAGIROV, Adil - University of Ballarat / Australia
BATTINI, Daria - Universita degli Studi di Padova / Italy
BOHNER, Martin - Missouri University of Science and Technology / USA
CAKICI, Eray - IBM / Turkey
CARVALHO, Maria Adelaide Pinto dos Santos - Institute of Miguel Torga / Portugal
CHEN, YangQuan - University of California Merced / USA
DAGLI, Cihan H. - Missouri University of Science and Technology / USA
DAI, Liming - University of Regina / Canada
EVIRGEN, Firat - Balikesir University / Turkey
ISKENDER, Beyza B. - Balikesir University / Turkey
JONRINALDI - Universitas Andalas, Padang / Indonesia
JANARDHANAN, M. N. - University of Leicester / UK
KARAOGLAN, Aslan Deniz - Balikesir University / Turkey
KATALINIC, Branko - Vienna University of Technology / Austria
MACHADO, J. A. Tenreiro - Polytechnic Institute of Porto / Portugal
NANE, Erkan - Auburn University / USA
PAKSOY, Turan - Selcuk University / Turkey
SULAIMAN, Shamsuddin - Universiti Putra Malaysia / Malaysia
SUTIKNO, Tole - Universitas Ahmad Dahlan / Indonesia
TABUCANON, Mario T. - Asian Institute of Technology / Thailand
TEO, Kok Lay - Curtin University / Australia
TORIJA, Antonio J. - University of Granada / Spain
TRUJILLO, Juan J. - Universidad de La Laguna / Spain
WANG, Qing - Durham University / UK
XU, Hong-Kun - National Sun Yat-sen University / Taiwan
YAMAN, Gulsen - Balikesir University / Turkey
ZAKRZHEVSKY, Mikhail V. - Riga Technical University / Latvia
ZHANG, David Z. - University of Exeter / UK 

Technical Editor
AVCI, Derya - Balikesir University, Turkey

English Editors
INAN, Dilek - Balikesir University / Turkey
TURGAL, Sertac - National Defence University / Turkey

Editorial Assist Team
CETIN, Mustafa - Balikesir University / Turkey 
ONUR, Suat - Balikesir University / Turkey
UCMUS, Emine - Balikesir University / Turkey



Special Issue Dedicated to the 10th Anniversary


Fractional calculus for modelling in science, engineering and control

CLICK HERE to download the flyer.


This special issue addresses a wide range of fractional operators, and their implementations in mathematical modeling of problems arising in engineering, finance and social sciences. In this special issue, we invite and welcome reviews, expository and original research articles dealing with the recent advances on the topics in fractional calculus as well as their multidisciplinary applications.

Topics include (but not limited to):

•Fractional derivatives and integrals with applications.
•Fractional dynamical processes and complex systems.
•Fractional partial differential equation arising in science and engineering.
•Applications of fractional calculus in fluid mechanics, diffusion and heat transfer.
•Advanced computational methods for fractional partial differential equations.
•Fractional optimal control problems.

Guest Editors

Lead Guest Editor: Prof. Jordan Hristov 
University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, BULGARIA

Co-Guest Editor: Prof. Dumitru Baleanu
Cankaya University, TÜRKİYE

Co-Guest Editor: Prof. Devendra Kumar
University of Rajasthan, INDIA

Co-Guest Editor: Prof. Carla Pinto 
Polytechnic Institute of Porto, PORTUGAL

Important Dates

Submission opening date: October 1, 2020
Submission closing date: December 31, 2020
Review process completion date: February 28, 2021
Publication of the issue date: April 30, 2021

More Info

Please address all your queries to Prof. Jordan Hristov 

All submitted papers will go through a rigorous peer-reviewing process. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through Manuscript Submission System:

All papers must be prepared using the Latex (preferred) or Word template following the Author Guidelines at:

Posted: 2020-08-30

IJOCTA is Indexed in Scopus® Database Starting from 2018


We have the pleasure to announce that our journal, An International Journal of Optimization and Control: Theories & Applications (IJOCTA), has now been indexed in the Scopus® database ( starting from the first issue of 2018 (Vol.8, No.1).

You may click here to see the articles published in IJOCTA and indexed in Scopus.

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We acknowledge your continuing support to IJOCTA and look forward to receiving your high-quality manuscripts reporting the cutting-edge results in the related fields.

Kind Regards

Posted: 2018-02-23
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Vol 11, No 1 (2021): IJOCTA

In Progress

This issue contains final, fully citable articles that are published online but the volume/issue itself is awaiting more articles before it can be considered "final".

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Research Articles

Shunichi Ohmori, Kazuho Yoshimoto
Hande Öztop, Damla Kizilay, Zeynel Abidin Çil