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August 2017

International Network Project Meeting 


The final International Research Network Project Meeting was held at was held on Thursday the 3rd August 2017 at the De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester, UK.

The project meeting enabled network members to come together as a group for the final time during the lifespan of the current project to discuss a number of related topics, including:

The forthcoming new book on Grey Systems and Uncertainty Analysis.with progress and further ideas regarding the delegates chapter contributions.

Looking forward and how we can maintain our collaborations once the project has ended, while seeking to forge new partnerships, both during and after the project.

How the "Brexit effect" is likey to affect future funding.  Also, what other paths and options are open to us to secure funding and continue the good work achieved so far in the development and application of Grey Systems Anaysis  

In the afternoon, the network delegates were joined by a number of young scholars in a free-format debate where all aspects of Grey Systems were discussed, including how to spread the word on Grey Systems to a wider audience and in what other ways Grey Systems Analysis might be utilised.

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Grey Systems Theory and Uncertainty Analysis Book


We have now begun work on co-ordinating and compiling a groundbreaking book to be published and released around the end of the year, on the subject of  “Grey Systems Theory and Uncertainty Analysis”.  This will be a combined effort from various Grey Systems network members, and will therefore utilise expertise from a variety of sources and international institutions.  Each chapter contribution will combining members research analysis together to highlight their theories, research and conclusions. 

We would like to say a big "thank you" to those members that will be making a contribution to this journal.  The chapters, abstracts and CV's (or Bio's) for the publication will need to be all completed and sent to us by the end of October 2017, so that your contributions can be compiled together in a cohesive form, ready for release later in the year.

If you have any questions,  or would like to discuss any elements of this journal further, please don’t hesitate to contact Professor Yingjie Yang on



(Another) New book available on Springer Website!

A new book that explores the fundamental methods, models and techniques of the practical application of grey data analysiss is now available on the Springer website.    The book, "Grey Data Analysis Methods, Models and Applications" along with further details about the book and its authors can be found here. This book is not to be confused with the book currently being worked on by network members (prev.article).





August 2016 

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The 2016 GSUA International Conference on grey systems was held this summer from 8th-11th August at the De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester, UK.

The conference provided a platform for leading scholars in the field of grey systems research to present their work and discuss, from their diverse perspectives, the comparative differences between grey systems and other uncertainty models. With  grey systems research being mainly developed mainly in China, the conference also helped to facilitate further research and debate on the applications of grey systems in different historical and socio-economic environments.

The delegate and speaker presentations can be located here.




September 2015


The GSIA European Regional Meeting was held on the 22nd to the 24th September in Bucharest, Romania at The Bucharest University of Economic Studies. Regional and international scholars at the forefront of research on the applications of Grey Systems Theory presented and discussed their work during the event. Their presentations can be found below.


June 2015



The first GSIA International Research Network Regional Meeting was held on the 19th-21st of June in Nanjing, China at the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The breadth and depth of knowledge on the current and expanding research area of Grey Systems theory and applications were demonstrated by a wealth of presentations by delegates from regional and international universities. A summary of all these presentations can be found here


Prof Liu Key note speech

 The Keynote Speech of Prof. Sifeng Liu, at the 2015 GSIA Regional Meeting in Nanjing, China. 



May 2015


The second GSIA International Research Network Regional Meeting will be held on 22nd-24th of September in Bucharest, Romania. Further information on the research areas and associated deadlines can be found in the call for papers.



March 2015


The first GSIA International Research Network Regional Meeting has been organised for the 19th-21st of June in Nanjing, China. The meeting shall focus on current research and rapidly expanding Grey Systems theory and applications and complex equipment developement. Further information on the research areas and associated deadlines can be found in the call for papers.


February 2015


On the 1st February 2015 The Leverhulme Trust GSIA International Research Network was launched; combining the research capacity of six of the worlds leading universities in the field of grey systems. This project enables the collaboration of esteemed academics representing each institution and is led by Prof Yingjie Yang of De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. The aim of the network is to advance grey systems research and its applications by promoting interdisciplinary discussion between research from different disciplines and countries.

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