Focus and Scope

The Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal is an international journal that will bring together ideas, projects, lessons, etc. associated with distributed computing and artificial intelligence, and their application in different areas.

Nowadays, most computing systems from personal laptops/computers to cluster/grid /cloud computing systems are available for parallel and distributed computing. Distributed computing performs an increasingly important role in modern signal/data processing, information fusion and electronics engineering (e.g. electronic commerce, mobile communications and wireless devices). Particularly, applying artificial intelligence in distributed environments is becoming an element of high added value and economic potential. Research on Intelligent Distributed Systems has matured during the last decade and many effective applications are now deployed. The artificial intelligence is changing our society. Its application in distributed environments, such as the Internet, electronic commerce, mobile communications, wireless devices, distributed computing, and so on is increasing and is becoming an element of high added value and economic potential, both industrial and research. These technologies are changing constantly as a result of the large research and technical effort being undertaken in both universities and businesses. The exchange of ideas between scientists and technicians from both academic and business areas is essential to facilitate the development of systems that meet the demands of today's society. The technology transfer in this field is still a challenge and for that reason this type of contributions will be specially considered in this journal.


Peer Review Process

All contributions presented will be analyzed by external raters according to strict criteria of scientific quality. It is the job of the Editorial Board to emit the final decision based on the reports of the reviewers.

  • Acknowledgement of reception: Once the contribution has arrived the Journal will acknowledge its arrival and it will be reviewed, the final decision regarding publication corresponding to the Editorial Board.
  • Peer review system: Each contribution will be reviewed by at least two members of the scientific comitee, and possibly a third one in the case of discrepancy and also by an expert in methodology.
  • Communications to the author/s: Notification of the acceptance, or not, of original articles will be communicated to the main author within a maximum of 120 days as from acknowledgement of the reception of the article.
  • Blind review process:  In the review process, anonymity of the reviewers will be the norm.
  • External reviewers: When necessary, external evaluators will be asked to review the contribution.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

No Charges for Levied Processing Contributions or for Publication in Open Access Format (APC)

The Journal does not levy charges for processing of articles, nor for editing them or publishing them in open access format [article processing charges (APCs)]

Commitment to Research Submitted by New Authors and Authors from Developing Countries

The Journal ADCAIJ supports the research carried out by authors or research teams from different countries, especially from Latin-America, whose texts are presented in English as the scientific language.

Our call is open to works related but not limited to:

  • Distributed applications ICTs: trade, medicine, industry, the Internet, etc...
  • Implementation of AI Bioinformatics
  • Implementation of AI Biotechnology
  • Implementation of AI in the development of mobile devices
  • Networks
  • Intelligent environments
  • Distributed Algorithms
  • Computer GRID
  • Distributed databases
  • Multimedia and distributed animation systems
  • Distributed Operating Systems
  • Real Time Systems
  • Trade and Electronic Business
  • Systems and fault-tolerant real-time systems
  • Distributed Architectures
  • Multiagent Systems
  • High-performance
  • Languages, Compilers, planning, load balancing
  • E-learning
  • Technology for Internet
  • Middleware
  • Mobile and wireless systems
  • Security
  • Software Engineering and Formal Methods
  • Distributed Intelligent Information Systems
  • Robotics and Control
  • Satisfaction of restrictions
  • Search heuristics
  • Model based reasoning
  • Reasoning not monotonic
  • Planning and scheduling tasks
  • Qualitative Reasoning
  • Reasoning with uncertainty
  • Temporal and spatial reasoning
  • Other reasoning models
  • Case based reasoning
  • Data Analysis
  • Legal aspects of the Artificial Intelligence
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Neural networks
  • Learning through reinforcement
  • Other models of learning
  • Applications of AI (TTIA)
  • Logic
  • System support for decision-making
  • Intelligent Interaction
  • Knowledge Management
  • Knowledge Representation

Permission to Self-Archive and Digital Preservation

Authors are authorized to publish on the internet (for example, in institutional repositories or personal web sites) after publication (in no case prior to the review, layout or even in the phase of proof-reading). This measure is designed to foster the reading and citation of contributions and to achieve greater and faster dissemination of the work published (see The Effect of Open Access).

The Journal can be accessed from the two main repositories of the University of Salamanca:

This Journal uses the LOCKSS system to create an archive distributed among the participating libraries, allowing them to create permanent archives of the Journal with a view to preservation and restoration.

Open Access Policy

This Journal offers open access to its content, based on the principle of offer the public free access to research results and helping greater global exchange of knowledge.

Dissemination in Databases

The Journal is committed to the provision of XML metadata or in other specific formats, immediately after publication in «eUSAL Revistas» and before three months have elapsed in order to foster diffusion in databases (Proquest, Ebsco, Elsevier, DOAJ, CrossRef/DOI).

Download Statistics

Following requests from the party(ies) interested, ADCAIJ will provide statistics about the downloads of paper submitted.

Golden Roads to Open Access

Salamanca University Press, will implement Golden Roads to Open Access as of 2011, and it will be possible to access complete texts in PDF format of the Journal ADCAIJ meeting the provisions of Enactment 14/2011, 1st June, concerning Science, Technology and Innovation.


Contributions must be original, unpublished and should not have been submitted to «computing»:

  • BIC: Computing & Information Technology (U)
  • IBIC: Computación e informática (U)
  • BISAC: Computers / General (COM000000)

Language, Identification of Text Authorship


Contributions will be published in English.

Text Identification

The texts must always be identified with the following data: Title, Abstract and Key Words (separated by semicolons) in English.

Authority Control 

The authors must specify their affiliation:

  1. Name: Lower case
  2. Second name: Lower case
    1. Surname(s): Lower case
    2. E-mail address: institutional but neither G-mail (generic) nor similar, etc
    3. URL: previously registered in ORCID
    4. The institution: University or Research Institute
    5. Country
    6. Full postal address.


Ethics and Accountability of the Journal

Upon submitting their originals to the Journal, authors must commit to accepting the usual procedures in the scientific community; only originals that have not been published previously and that are not undergoing review by other journals can be accepted. Thus, the originals sent to the Journal will cannot be sent to other journals while they are still undergoing review by our Journal.

Authors must respect international norms concerning authors’ rights to the text, graphics and other materials included in their contributions submitted to the Journal for publication. In turn, the Editors, the Editorial Board and the Reviewers of the Journal will seek to maintain the integrity of the research, which -initially- is the responsibility of the authors. Accordingly, authors are requested not to engage in plagiarism or self-plagiarism

Accountability of the Journal

  • The Editorial Board will not be responsible for the ideas and opinions expressed by authors in articles published in the Journal.
  • Once an article has been accepted for publication, it is assumed that all the authors have agreed to its diffusion, the right to reproduction in any format belonging to ADCAIJ.
  • Once the article has been published, the author will receive a separatum in PDF format from the Journal in which it has been published.

Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

This Journal adheres to the principle of transparency and good practices set by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Concerning © and CC BY-NC-ND rights

Authors publishing in ADCAIJ must agree to accept the following conditions:

The authors conserve the copyright © and cede the publication rights to Salamanca University Press, under the license Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0), which allows third parties the possibility of distributing and exhibiting the article as long as they cite the authorship, it publication in the Journal ADCAIJ, the specific issue, and the pages on which the information appears. Derived works for commercial purposes not authorized by the editorial Board are not permitted.

Authors may engage in other independent and additional contractual agreements for the non-exclusive diffusion of the version of their article published in ADCAIJ as long as:

  • It is clearly indicated that the work was published in the Journal ADCAIJ, together with the specific issues and the pages on which the information quoted appears
  • An economic agreement by the Editor.
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