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.

YAMAN, Ramazan
Balikesir 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
AFRAIMOVICH, Valentin - San Luis Potosi University / Mexico
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
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
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

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



IJOCTA to be Indexed in Scopus® Database


We have the pleasure to announce that our journal, An International Journal of Optimization and Control: Theories & Applications (IJOCTA), has now been accepted for inclusion in the Scopus® database (

Scopus®, a very well-known database and search medium run by Elsevier, is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.

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

New Open Access Policy


Dear Authors, Readers, Researchers, Peer Reviewers and Editors of IJOCTA,

In line with its main purpose of our journal, we want to inform all of you about some changes that will benefit to keep the actuality of papers and provide your valuable contributions to the relevant areas more rapidly.

  • For accepted papers, unlimited and immediate online access to full article with DOI number and full bibliographic details (i.e. volume, issue, and page numbers) will be provided as soon as peer-review is completed and the requirements of the editorial process is fulfilled. In this regard, we expect from all contributors to continue their contributions taking into account this subject.
  • IJOCTA is a biannual, peer-reviewed open access journal which is published in both printed and online versions. I want to highlight that this policy will continue to do so.
Posted: 2016-04-20
More Announcements...

Vol 8, No 2 (2018): 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".

Table of Contents

Research Articles

Murat Sari, Huseyin Tunc
Erhan Set, Zoubir Dahmani, İlker Mumcu