Editorial Board


Shahab Javanmardi



Dr. Shahab Javanmardi is a renowned information communication and technology (ICT)-based entrepreneur in the Middle East market. He is now in charge of the ICT sector of Pasargad Financial group, namely FANAP Company. Subsequent to acquiring his Bachelor and Master degrees in Computer Engineering and Computer Architecture, he inclined towards advanced managerial studies by receiving Master and Doctor of business administrations from Tehran Polytechnic and Bordeaux Universities, respectively. His research interests center around Startup Commons for Ecosystem Developers and Capital Venture.


Hamidreza Amouzegar

FANAP Studies & Research Center


Hamidreza Amouzegar received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Software Engineering from University of Tehran. Being absorbed in modern businesses, he studied his M.Sc. degree in Ecommerce at KNTU University of Technology. Pursuing over 19 years’ involvement in software engineering and development, he now serves as the top-level project manager of FANAP Company which provides information technology-based services for public and private sectors. His professional interests are grounded in Information Science, Enterprise Solutions, Core Banking Platforms, and Intelligent Systems.


Vahid Hajipour

Assistant Professor, FANAP Studies & Research Center, Tehran, IRAN


Vahid Hajipour is Assistant Professor of Industrial & System Engineering at the Azad University, West Tehran Branch in Iran. He also holds a visiting professorship position in Industrial Engineering at the Alzahra and Kharazmi Universities. Dr. Hajipour is a member of the Iranian National Elite Foundation and Young Researchers Club. He is the recipient of the 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Distinguished Young Researcher Award and the 2016 Distinguished Researcher Award at Azad University. He received his BS, MS, and PhD in Industrial Engineering from the Bu Ali Sina University in Hamedan, Iran. His research interests are in facility location modelling, supply chain network design, reliability theory, queuing theory, computational intelligence, and Uncertainty Management. Dr. Hajipour has published two books and more than 60 papers in academic journals and conferences such as Computers & Operations ResearchApplied Mathematical ModellingComputer and Industrial EngineeringIEEE Transaction of Engineering ManagementJournal of Intelligent ManufacturingApplied Soft ComputingInternational Journal of System ScienceEngineering OptimizationMeasurementInternational Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, among others. Dr. Hajipour was inducted in Alpha Iota Delta (the International Honor Society for Decision Sciences and Information Systems) in 2017 in the United States.


Honorary Associate Editor

Adel Hatami-Marbini

Huddersfield Business School, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK

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Adel Hatami-Marbini is a Professor in Business and Management, Leicester Castle Business School (LCBS) at De Montfort University. His research revolves around performance measurement, operations and supply chain management and operational research. He holds a BSC and an MSc in Industrial Engineering and received his PhD in Economics and Management Sciences from Louvain School of Management (LSM) of Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. Adel also visited Aston Business School, Technical University of Ostrava, University of Seville, American University of Beirut and Virginia Tech. He has published over 60 research papers in a variety of scholarly academic journals including European Journal of Operational Research (ABS List 4), Omega (ABS List 3), Expert Systems with Applications (ABS List 3) and Journal of the Operational Research Society (ABS List 3), among others and has regularly presented his work at various national and international conferences.

Editorial Board

Madjid Tavana

Professor and Distinguished Chair of Business Analytics at La Salle University


Madjid Tavana is Professor and Distinguished Chair of Business Analytics at La Salle University, where he serves as Chairman of the Business Systems and Analytics Department. He also holds an Honorary Professorship in Business Information Systems at the University of Paderborn in Germany. Dr. Tavana is Distinguished Research Fellow at the Kennedy Space Center, the Johnson Space Center, the Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center, and the Air Force Research Laboratory. He was recently honored with the prestigious Space Act Award by NASA. He holds an MBA, PMIS, and PhD in Management Information Systems and received his Post-Doctoral Diploma in Strategic Information Systems from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published 15 books and over 250 research papers in international scholarly academic journals. He is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, International Journal of Management and Decision Making, International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Data Mining, International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences, and International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems.

Bruno Apolloni

Full professor in Computer Science
Department of Computer Science, Milan University, Italy


Bruno Apolloni is full professor in Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science of the Milan University, Italy. His main research interests are in the frontier area between probability, mathematical statistics and computer science, with special regard to statistical bases of learning, subsymbolic and symbolic learning processes, granular computing, and modeling of dynamical processes in biology and in network theory. He introduced the Algorithmic Inference approach in statistics as a conceptual and methodological tool to solve modern computational learning problems with the massive use of computers. In particular, it provides a unifying theoretical framework to the various data analysis and management disciplines converging under the granular computing heading. He also introduced some non-markovian processes to model intentionality in a wide range of biological systems ranging from bacteria colonies to social communities. Recently he focused on new paradigms of social networks based on advanced WEB services and computational intelligence tools. He authored around 150 scientific papers and two monographs.

Francisco J. Santos Arteaga

Associate Professor
Faculty of Economics and Management
Free University of Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy


Francisco Javier Santos Arteaga is Assistant Professor of Economics and Management at the Free University of Bolzano, Italy. He is also a researcher in the International Business and Markets Group at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, and the Group on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence of the Spanish Society of Nephrology. He holds a PhD in Mathematical Economics from York University in Canada where he was awarded the Dean's Academic Excellence Award. He also holds a PhD in Applied Economics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain. He has published extensively in the areas of decision theory and operations research. He is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems and the International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences. He is also an Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences and the International Journal of Management and Decision Making.

Mohammad Fathian

Information Technology Professor
Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology


Mohammad Fathian is a Professor of Industrial Engineering at Iran University of Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D. from Iran University of Science and Technology in 2002 and initiated his work as a faculty member at SIE since 2004. His research vision is concentrated mainly on Information Technology and its applications, especially e-business and e-commerce. He teaches Concepts and models of Electronic commerce, Electronic Commerce Security, Management information systems in technology management and Fundamentals of information technology courses. He has more than 60 research papers and five books in the areas of information technology.


Debora Di Caprio

Associate Professor
Department of Economics and Management, University of Trento, Via Inama 5, TN 38122 Trento, Italy.


Debora Di Caprio is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Trento (Italy). She is also visiting research fellow at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of York University (Canada), invited research fellow in the INTBM International Business and Markets Group at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain) and research fellow in the Research Group on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence of the Sociedad Española de Nefrología. She holds a MS and PhD in Pure Mathematics from York University (Canada) and has been researcher and contract professor in Italy at the Second University of Naples, the Free University of Bolzano and the University of Trento. Her research interests focus on utility theory, rational decision making, information, and uncertainty. She has published extensively in international journals on mathematics, operational research, and decision theory. She is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems and the International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences. She is also an Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences and the International Journal of Management and Decision Making. 

Mohammad Reza Kangavari

Associate Professor
School of Computer Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, IR


Mohammad Reza Kangavari received his BS degree in mathematics and computer science from the Sharif University of Technology in 1982, the MS degree in computer science from Salford University in 1989, and the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Manchester in 1994. He is currently a lecturer in the Computer Engineering Department, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran. His research interests include data mining, machine learning, and natural language processing.

Ali Kamandi

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran.


Ali Kamandi is an Assistant Professor Skilled in Data Science, E-commerce, Enterprise Architecture, Software Development, and IT Project & Program Management as well as Strong research professional with a Ph. D. focused in Computer Software Engineering from Sharif University of Technology. 

Masood Fathi

Industry 4.0 Associate Professor of Production Engineering
Division of Intelligent Production Systems, School of Engineering Science, University of Skövde, 54128 Skövde, Sweden.


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Masood Fathi holds a Ph.D. degree in industrial engineering from the University of Navarra, Spain. He is currently an Associate Professor in production engineering with the University of Uppsala and University of Skövde, Sweden. His main research interests include the applications of operations research, and optimization techniques in production and logistics. He has been involved as a leader or/and researcher in several national and international research projects in collaboration with industry. He has authored several research articles in reputed international journals and acts as guest editor and reviewer for a number of well-known scientific journals. He has authored several research articles in reputed international journals and acts as guest editor and reviewer for a number of well-known scientific journals.

Technical Review Board

Masoud Zamani

Novel Technologies Manager


Masoud Zamani is a distinguished Digital Innovation and Strategy Consultant, leveraging his expertise as a seasoned Chief Innovation Officer with a strong background in digital technology, business development, fintech, and technology trends. Honored as an Exceptional Talent by TechNation in 2022 and holding a UK Global Talent visa, Masoud boasts an impressive track record of delivering groundbreaking projects to top-tier IT companies. Beyond his professional accomplishments, Masoud is a renowned public speaker, lecturer, and mentor in the world of technology trends, inspiring and guiding the next generation of innovators.
Beginning his career as a Business Analyst in the ICT industry, Masoud has climbed the ranks through five promotions. As an expert in innovation management, he established and led the corporate start-up program (FANAP Advanced Technologies Lab, or ZLAB), engaging external teams and top university students. His leadership has resulted in the development of cutting-edge business solutions using AI and ML, including projects like Smart Cart, ATM posture detection, super-resolution, recommendation engines, sentiment analysis, remote sensing, and smart glasses for the visually impaired.

Mahdi Ilbeygi

Iran University of Science and Technology


Mahdi Ilbeygi received his B.Sc. degree in computer software engineering from the University of Imam Reza, Mashhad, IR, in 2007, his M.Sc. degree in artificial intelligence from the University of Shahid Beheshti, Tehran, IR, in 2010. Then, He received his the PhD degree in artificial intelligence at the department of computer engineering of Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, IR, in 2019. His main areas of research interest are human computer/robot interaction, image processing, natural language processing, ontology‐based applications, and big‐data analytic software.


Mohammad Hossein Noranian

Systems and Control Group, Electrical Engineering Department, KNT University of Technology, Tehran, Iran


Mohammad Hossein Noranian is a system engineer with electrical engineering background. He has PhD in Electrical Engineering - System and Control from KNTU and MSc. and BSc. in Electrical engineering - Control systems from IUST. He is currently AI and IoT Business Coordinator in Fanap Corporation, as well as University Lecturer in Khatam University.

Majid Akhgar

School of Industrial Engineering & Management, Oklahoma State University, US.


Majid Akhgar Farsani is a PhD candidate with the School of Industrial Engineering & Management, Oklahoma State University, US. His research interests include supply chain network design problems, combinatorial optimization, stochastic modeling, models for the spread of influence in social networks, and machine learning.

Mohammad Amini

Intelligent Systems FANAP Research & Studies Center


Mohammad Amini received his Ph.D in Information Technology Engineering (e-commerce) at the school of Industrial Engineering in Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran. His main research interests include Multi-Agent Systems, Group Decision Making and Automated Negotiations, Machine Learning and Decision Support Systems. He also has working experience as a data scientist and data engineer in the Research Center on Developing Advanced Technologies, Tehran, Iran. Since 2015, Mohammad has been teaching as an adjunct  university lecturer in the department of computer  engineering in Alzahra Univeristy and Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.  He is also interested and teaching courses on IT strategic management, IT project management and enterprise applications integration. So far, he has translated two  books on text mining and information security and cooperated in some others.


Ali Gharaei

FANAP Studies & Research Center


Ali Gharaei is a PhD in Industrial Engineering at University of Tehran, IR. In the same major, he also acquired his Master and Bachelor degrees at Bahonar Kerman and Azad Tehran Universities, IR, respectively. Besides receiving reviewing recognition certificate from Elsevier journals, his researches have been published in leading publication outlets such as Applied Soft Computing, Computers & Industrial Engineering, and International Transactions in Operation Research. He has recently joined FANAP Studies & Research Center in order to significantly contribute towards Science Branding of his Company. He is particularly interested in supply chain planning, Business process re-engineering, Artificial Intelligence, and Scheduling.

Sajjad Jalali

FANAP Studies & Research Center


Sajjad Jalali is currently involved in FANAP Studies & Research Center endeavoring to spotlight engineering knowledge and achievements of this large-scale Iranian Technology Leader through prolific publications. During his academic stint, he has majored in Industrial Engineering. Particularly, in 2018, he successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis at Azad University of Qazvin concentrating on the risk-averse reliable design of the supply chain structures. He has also taught different Industrial Engineering courses at Azad University of Shahrood. He is the Elsevier Reviewer at scholarly journals such as Transportation Research Part E besides Computers and Operations Research. His research interests include Enterprise solutions, stochastic programming, game theory, as well as decomposition and Heuristic-based algorithms.

Managing Editor

Seyed Vahid Daei Niaki

FANAP Studies & Research Center


Seyed Vahid Daei Niaki is a Ph.D. student in Industrial Engineering majoring in logistics and supply chain. Since 2020, he has been working as a senior market research expert at FANAP Research and Development Center. His field of work includes research, system analysis, market studies and research, market analysis and development, business innovation, and digital transformation. Since 2018, he has been working as a visiting lecturer with the industrial engineering department of the Islamic Azad University of West Tehran. He also has a teaching experience of 7 years as a visiting lecturer at Payam Noor University. His scientific fields of interest for research are design, simulation, and optimization of supply chain and logistics and supply chain resilience and sustainability. He is currently the Managing Editor of the Journal of Applied Intelligent Systems & Information Sciences.

Language Editor

Mona Chenani Saleh

FANAP Studies & Research Center