Special issue on The complexities of businesses based on transformative technologies with an emphasis on Big Data Analytics

Special issue on The complexities of businesses based on transformative technologies with an emphasis on Big Data Analytics

Guest Editors:   

Dr. Hamed Nozari

Department of Management, Azad University of the Emirates, Dubai, UAE

Dr. Agnieszka Szmelter-Jarosz

Department of Logistics, Faculty of Economics, University of Gdańsk, Poland

Dr. Jagienka Rześny-Cieplińska

Professor of Management, WSB University in Gdansk, Poland

In today's world, businesses have been transformed and functional processes are managed in different ways. Transformative tools and technologies have added different features to businesses. Through these tools, businesses have found facilities that they did not have in the past. Tools like the Internet of Things have helped collect and refine big data. This big data with high production speed, high volume, and great variety along with analytical tools such as artificial intelligence and transparent data storage systems such as blockchain and emphasizing learning methods have helped businesses to perform analysis. In this special issue, the goal is to show the presence of these technologies and their valuable roles in the development of businesses in innovative ways. Qualitative and quantitative decision analysis of important business sectors such as supply chain processes, production, sales, marketing, and digital business reviews with an emphasis on transformative technologies will form essential parts of this special issue. Following that, the objective of this special issue of IJMS is to present recent and considerable advances on the following (but not limited to) issues:

  • Digital businesses: models and frameworks
  • Applications of digital technologies in the development of smart businesses
  • Smart business and process agility
  • The role of transformative technologies in the speed and flexibility of businesses
  • Smart business and big data analysis
  • The use of artificial intelligence in the development of smart businesses
  • The use of machine learning in the development and development of intelligent systems in businesses
  • Smart businesses based on the Internet of Things
  • Quantitative models for intelligent business processes
  • Supply chain based on the Internet of Things
  • Smart marketing
  • Businesses based on artificial intelligence of things
  • The impact of blockchain on business intelligence
  • Smart production
  • Smart factories
  • Smart transportation
  • Intelligent distribution and monitoring systems
  • Security indicators in technology-based smart businesses


Manuscript Preparation and Submission 

All Manuscripts submitting in the SI should conform to the standard editorial and publication policies as mentioned in the journal. The authors should submit the manuscript via online system at https://ijms.ut.ac.ir/. Please select the article type “SI: DBBD-2023” when submitting the manuscript.  


Important Dates

  • November 21, 2023: Paper submission
  • December 21, 2023: First Notification
  • February 19, 2024: Revised Manuscript
  • May 19, 2024: Notification of Acceptance


Remarks for Prospective Authors:

  • Early submission is strongly recommended due to the fact that the review process will start as soon as we receive the paper. The online format of any accepted paper will be provided sooner than it’s print.
  • Manuscripts submitted to the SI should not have been already published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.



Manuscripts submitted to the SI will be peer-reviewed and will necessarily need to show quality by following ways:

  • For research topics: originality of topic and developed mathematical models, quality of results, considerable contributions to the ancillary field.
  • For application topics: initiatives, novel and untouched applications, managerial implications, environmental and social impacts.