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The paper titled “Engineering Complex, Information-based,Networked Industrial Systems: A Research Roadmap” by Albert Jones et al argues for a new and different approach to design and understand what they termed as complex information-based networked industrial _CINI_ systems. The authors borrow concepts and principles from physical systems and living systems to model and simulate CINI systems. They describe the four major model building activities of engineers that relate to CINI systems, namely, topology, behaviour, decisions, and information. The paper summarizes existing approaches, discusses a few representative applications of those approaches, and provides a list of new research areas. The contribution of the paper is at the system leveldesign of processes for networked system and the role of other.

Guest Editorial: Special issue on Engineering Informatics