A grey STA-GERT quality evaluation model for complex products based on manufacture-service dual-network,An exploration research of the independent college operation efficiency indicators based on DEA,Application of grey relational analysis to expose individual student’s cognitive difficulties in English public speaking: A formative assessment framework,Application of metabolic GM(1,1) model in financial repression approach to the financing difficulty of the small and medium-sized enterprises,Centipede Game network model of investment in real estate market based on grey integration and forwards induction,Combined forecasting of regional logistics demand optimized by genetic algorithm,Development prediction of logistics industry inHenan province and its dynamic analysis,Discrete Verhulst model based on a linear time-varying,Dynamic information aggregation decision-making methods based on variable precision rough set and grey clustering,Editorial,Grey power models based on optimization of initial condition and model parameters,Mobile communication service income prediction method based on grey buffer operator theory,Multi-phase information aggregation and dynamic synthetic evaluation based on grey inspiriting control lines,Multi-terms MADM procedures with GRA and TOPSIS based on IFS and IVIFS,Presenting a model for safety program performance assessment using grey system theory,Property of derived grey verhulst model with multiple transformation,Research on risk spread model of industrial chain,The grey interval prediction method and its prediction accuracy,The status of traditional medicine and national medicine in different areas of the China in 2011 with grey clustering analysis,Theoretical and empirical analysis of the supplier induced demand in health care market in China,Using grey relational analysis to evaluate resource configuration and service ability for hospital on public private partnership model in China
This issue of Grey Systems: Theory and Application (GS) (Vol.4, No.2) includes twenty papers that were mostly presented at the 2013 International Conference on Grey Systems and Intelligent Services (2013 IEEE GSIS). The conference provided an international forum to exchange knowledge, ideas and experiences in research on those main branches of grey system theory, such as grey prediction models, grey relational analysis (GRA), grey cluster and grey evaluation, grey decision-making models, etc. We thank Prof. Sifeng Liu from Nanjing University of Astronautics and Aeronautics, who was the Chairman of 2013 IEEE GSIS and Editor-in-chief of GS, for his support and assistance in selecting some of the high quality manuscripts that appear in this issue. And also some original submissions of GS that related with GRA and grey prediction included in this issue too. For most selected papers contribute to GRA and grey forecast, we name this issue as a subject “Applications of GRA and grey prediction models”.