Special Issue "The Fourth Industrial Revolution—Convergence between the Digital, Physical and Biological Spheres"

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Nourredine Boubekri

University of North Texas, Denton, TX 76203, USA
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Interests: engineering technology; innovation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are inviting submission of papers dealing with areas of the 4th Industrial Revolution: Convergence between the digital, physical and biological spheres, robotics, AI, the Internet of Things, big data, 3D printing, autonomous vehicles, and quantum computing. Additionally, we invite research on topics such as disruptive technologies in the energy sector and discussions on innovations in engineering and design.

Prof. Dr. Nourredine Boubekri
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 650 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • 4IR
  • robotics
  • big data
  • IOT
  • energy
  • innovation
  • engineering

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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