Focus and Scope

The Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal is an international journal that publishes innovative concepts, projects and findings associated with distributed computing and artificial intelligence, as well as their application across multiple disciplines.

Nowadays, most computing systems are available for parallel and distributed computing; they range from personal laptops/computers to cluster/grid/cloud computing systems. Distributed computing has an increasingly important role in modern signal/data processing, information fusion and electronics engineering (e.g., electronic commerce, mobile communications, and wireless devices). Particularly, the application of 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 have been deployed. Artificial intelligence is changing our society. Its application in distributed environments, such as the Internet, electronic commerce, mobile communications, wireless devices, distributed computing etc., is increasing and becoming an element of high added value and economic potential, in both industry and research. These technologies are advancing constantly because of considerable technical and research efforts being undertaken by both universities and companies. The exchange of ideas between scientists and technicians from the areas of both academics and entrepreneurship is essential, facilitating the development of systems that meet the demands of today's society. Technology transfer in this field is still a challenge and for that reason this type of contributions are of special interest to this journal.


Peer Review Process

All submitted papers undergo a strict review process to ensure high quality scientific publications. The role of the Editorial Board is to emit the final decision on the basis of the reports of the reviewers.

  • Acknowledgement of reception: Once the contribution has been received, the Journal will acknowledge its arrival and it will be reviewed. The final decision regarding publication corresponds to the Editorial Board.
  • Peer review system: Each contribution is reviewed by at least two members of the scientific committee, 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 of original articles, or otherwise the rejection thereof, is communicated to the main author within a maximum of 120 days from the time the reception of the article had been acknowledged.
  • Blind review process:  In the review process, reviewers remain anonymous.
  • External reviewers: When necessary, external evaluators are asked to review the contribution.

Publication frequency

It is a quarterly journal.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its contents, following the principle that making research freely available to the public enables 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 ADCAIJ Journal publishes texts written in English as the scientific language, and supports the research carried out by authors or research teams from different countries, especially from Latin America.

The call is open to articles on the topics related but not limited to the following:

  • Distributed Applications of 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
  • Non Monotonic Reasoning
  • Planning and Scheduling Tasks
  • Qualitative Reasoning
  • Reasoning under Uncertainty
  • Temporal and Spatial Reasoning
  • Other Reasoning Models
  • Case Based Reasoning
  • Data Analysis
  • Legal aspects of Artificial Intelligence
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Neural Networks
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Other models of learning
  • Applications of AI (Artificial Intelligence Technology Transfer)
  • Logic
  • System support for decision-making
  • Intelligent Interaction
  • Knowledge Management
  • Knowledge Representation

Permission to Self-Archive and Preserve Digitally

Authors are authorized to publish on the internet (for example, in institutional repositories or personal websites) 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 published work (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 metadata in XML or other specific formats, immediately after publication in «eUSAL Revistas» and up to three months afterwards, in order to foster diffusion in databases (Proquest, Ebsco, Elsevier, DOAJ, CrossRef/DOI).

Download Statistics

Following requests from the interested party/parties, ADCAIJ will provide statistics on the number of downloads of the submitted paper.

Golden Roads to Open Access

Salamanca University Pressimplements Golden Roads to Open Access as of 2011, and it is possible to access complete texts from the ADCAIJ Journal in PDF format, 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


All publications are released in English.

Text Identification

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

Authority Control 

The authors must specify their affiliation:

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


Ethics and Accountability of the Journal

Upon submitting their original articles to the Journal, authors must accept the standards required by the scientific community; only original articles, that have not been published previously and that are not being reviewed by other journals, may be accepted. Thus, the original articles sent to the Journal cannot be sent to other journals while they are undergoing review by our Journal.

Authors must respect international norms concerning the 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, and that the right to printing, in any format, belongs 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 gives third parties the possibility of distributing and exhibiting the article as long as they cite the authorship, its publication in the ADCAIJ Journal, the specific issue, and the pages on which the information appears. The use of derivative works for commercial purposes, without prior authorization from the Editorial Board, is 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 ADCAIJ Journal, along with an indication of the specific issue and page on which the cited information appears.

The information of the Journal will be transmitted to Sherpa / RomeoDulcinea, etc.

Information on the specific contribution of each of the authors to the published articles

The order of signatures/affiliation in the article should reflect the effort and contribution.

Funding received for the published articles

The funding agency/agencies, external to University must be indicated, indicating the reference(s) of the project(s) in the framework of which the article has been written. This information should be referenced by the authors in the acknowledgements section of the article. The corresponding author, in charge of submitting the article to «eUSAL Revistas», must include this metadata at the time of submitting it to the corresponding section.

Good editorial practices in gender differences.

Good practice in gender equality requires that:

  • Articles should include, as far as possible, the use of inclusive language;
  • Authors should include full names (not just first initials), at least in the metadata;
  • Being aware of the protection of personal data, the journal would appreciate information on the sex of the signatory(s) in the metadata, in order to enable the identification of possible gender differences;




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