27 April 2015

First issue: International Journal of Data Science (free sample issue available)

With the Age of Big Data upon us, we risk drowning in a flood of digital data. Big data spans five dimensions (volume, variety, velocity, volatility and veracity), generally steered towards one critical destination - value. Big data has now become a critical part of the business world and daily life. Containing big information and big knowledge, big data does indeed have big value. The International Journal of Data Science confronts the challenges of extracting a fountain of knowledge from "mountains" of big data.

There is a free download of the papers from this first issue.

Special issue published: "Technology-Based Formative Assessment" (includes free Open Access article)

International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning 6(4) 2014
  • LMS assessment: using IRT analysis to detect defective multiple-choice test items
  • Ontology-based support for peer assessment in inquiry-based learning
  • Peer assessment of language learning resources in virtual learning environments with e-rubrics
  • The impact on learning outcomes in mathematics of mobile-enhanced, combined formative and summative assessment [Open Access]
  • Supporting formative assessment in content and language integrated learning: the MWS-Web platform

25 April 2015

Call for papers: "Data Science for Big Data"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Computational Intelligence Studies.

In recent years, due to the dramatic spread and progress of sensor networks, cloud computing and social services, varied and enormous quantities of data are being produced and accumulated on networks. Using big data, which is an aggregate of this varied and large quantity of data, and making innovative services and business models has gained a lot of interest from researchers and practitioners around the world. This big data involves numerous technological problems that should be resolved urgently.
Data science is a generic name for the theory of methods and technology for extracting useful knowledge from data, and is an interdisciplinary research field covering numerous fields such as statistics, computer science and machine learning. This study is considered to be an important key in unlocking value from big data. Applications of data science cover a wide range of fields from business and medicine through to agriculture and government, where real world practitioners have great expectations.
This special issue will focus on the methods, technologies and theories, as well as their applications, relating to data science that uses the value from big data. The issue aims to investigate how various approaches to data science obtain value from big data and whether new services can be developed. We expect submitted papers to stimulate new models, approaches and examples of applications, etc. in data science using big data.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Techniques
    • Cloud/grid computing
    • High-performance computing
    • Machine learning
    • Text and semi-structured data mining
    • Knowledge representation
    • Statistics and probability
    • Service ontologies and modelling
  • Applications
    • Engineering
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Operations processes
    • Accounting and finance
    • Medicine and nursing care
    • Public administration
Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 14 September, 2015
Notification to authors: 16 November, 2015
Final versions due: 18 January, 2016

24 April 2015

Free sample articles newly available from Int. Journal of Economics and Accounting

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Economics and Accounting are now available here for free:
  • Financial accounting reform: the need for a 'back to basics' approach for profit measurement and wealth measurement
  • The unique financial management of healthcare organisations
  • Auditor independence: a review of literature
  • Political connections: evidence from listed companies in Portugal

Why be creative on social media?

There are five motivators for creating novel content online, whether blog posts, shared news stories, images, photos, songs, videos or any of the other digital artifacts users of social media and social networking sites share endlessly. Research just published in the International Journal of Internet Marketing and Advertising suggests that these five factors are: entertainment, self-expression, social-belonging, communication, and social-cognition.

Media and journalism experts Chang-Dae Ham of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Joonghwa Lee of the Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, USA, and advertising and public relations expert Hyung-Seok Lee of Hanyang University in Gyeonggi-do, Korea, have used the theory of uses and gratifications together with the theory of reasoned action to help them understand why members of the public, everyday consumers, create social media content and how motivational beliefs and subjective norms influence attitudes towards such creativity.

Social media and networks are defined as the collection of interactive technologies, including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and many more or less familiar outlets, that allow internet users, both at the desktop or on mobile devices, to create, share and communicate content with other people, whether friends, family, work colleagues, acquaintances or members of the wider social networks as a whole. This concept arose from what is often referred to as the second generation of websites, the web 2.0, where interactivity, rather than passive viewing and reading, are critical to the success of the sites. Millions, if not billions, of people now express themselves through their creative output on social media with wildly varying degrees of success and “reach”.

Live internet statistics reveal that the number of internet users continues to rise, it is currently estimated at well over 3 billion, almost half the global population; with almost half of those being active members of Facebook. Those users are sending tens of billions of emails each day, viewing or working on more than a billion websites, doing billions of online searches, writing hundreds of thousands and sometimes millions of blog posts each day, sending hundreds of millions of tweets, creating and viewing millions of YouTube and Vine video clips, Instagram photos and Tumblr posts.

The team suggests that the five significant motivations they found among creative users are similar to those seen previously among those using the Internet more passively, but with social-cognition being a particular motivator of interest. Within this online incentive, users share information, share their point of view, voice their opinions, provide information, present their special interests and participate in topical discussions.

“The findings of this study would help future studies to build a more comprehensive theoretical model, which will allow scholars to understand the factors influencing consumers’ creating behavior of social media content,” the team concludes.

Ham, C-D., Lee, J. and Lee, H-S. (2014) ‘Understanding consumers’ creating behavior in social media: an application of uses and gratifications and the theory of reasoned action’, Int. J. Internet Marketing and Advertising, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp.241–263.

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New Editor for the International Journal of Cognitive Performance Support

Professor Neil Y. Yen of the University of Aizu in Japan has been appointed as the new Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Cognitive Performance Support.

Special issue published: "The Natural Environment, Innovation and Business"

International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management 18(2) 2015

Extended versions of papers presented at the 2013 Conference Corporate Sustainability and Eco-Innovations.
  • Reliability of carbon footprint as a decision-making tool for product development - a critical review
  • How do office buildings take advantage of energy efficiency? A study of the relationship between operating expenses and energy certification
  • EU corporate social responsibility regulations vs. practice in the private and public sector
  • The comparison of socially responsible indices in Central and Eastern Europe
Additional paper
  • Novel grey models for the trend forecast of Taiwan waste gas apparatus

Call for papers: "New Scopes in Embedded Computing"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Embedded Systems.

Today's society needs new developments in the field of computing, and requires interconnection between several technological fields. The integration of computing and technology in even more and more user devices has turned it into a reality. New issues related to computer science and engineering and communications and their interactions suggest new directions of research and applications.

For instance, in current information systems development, areas such as computer-aided design and computer graphics and visualisation are critical when a system needs to present information to users in a simple, effective way that’s responsive to the needs they have on each occasion. Furthermore, thanks to contextual systems which have been made possible by the incorporation of hardware devices into users’ everyday devices, information systems can get massive amounts of information. This information – thanks largely to the techniques of applied data mining, big-data and parallel computing – provides intelligence and adaptability to user technologies. Thus, interfaces adapted to the specific needs of users become a reality.

Moreover, the implementation of embedded systems in the field of communications raises new issues related to the interaction between computer science and communications, both from the theoretical and technological points of view. Special attention is being focused on important aspects such as resource constraints, power saving, data management, quality of service and security issues, in consideration of different fields of application (automotive, sensor networks, transport systems such as railways systems, mobile communications and networked embedded systems).

This special issue aims to present innovative works in the field of (traditional and ubiquitous) computing using cross techniques in order to achieve high-value targets for society. These aims include energy efficiency; adaptability; technological gap reduction and assistive environments; continuous monitoring systems generation; and secure, reliable and efficient transport and communications systems.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 2nd International Conference on Computer Science and Engineering (MIC-Computing 2014), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Computer-aided design
  • Embedded computing and applications
  • Artificial intelligence and applications
  • Computer graphics and visualisation
  • Data mining and knowledge discovery
  • Green computing and networking
  • Peer-to-peer computing
  • Mobile computing and applications
  • Computer science foundations
  • Software engineering and applications
  • Computer engineering and technology
  • Parallel and distributed computing
  • Computer vision and applications
  • Mobile communications
  • Quality of service over embedded systems
  • Security
  • Transport systems

Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 15 October, 2015
Notification to authors: 1 December, 2015
Final versions due: 15 January, 2015

23 April 2015

Free sample articles newly available from Int. Journal of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles are now available here for free:
  • An innovative approach to battery management and propulsion system of electric/hybrid electric vehicle
  • Bus vehicle hybridisation and its impacts on driving cycle fuel consumption
  • Suppression measures for electromagnetic emission interference in low frequency range in hybrid electric vehicles
  • Analysis of EMI on control signal line of DC power converter of electric vehicle
  • Intelligent power management of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, part I: real-time optimum SOC trajectory builder
  • Intelligent power management of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, part II: real-time route based power management

How smart are you with your smart phone?

In the age of the smart phone, how smart are the mobile shoppers who use these almost ubiquitous devices? A study from South Korea published in the International Journal of Mobile Communications hopes to answer that question.

Thae Min Lee of the Department of Business Administration, at Chungbuk National University, South Korea, and colleagues suggest that the received wisdom, particularly among mobile consumers, is that they can browse for and purchase items with a greater sense of efficacy compared with traditional shoppers. However, the researchers have looked at the emotive responses of purportedly smart shoppers when faced with price promotions and suggest that impulse buying rather than smart decision making is predominant.

“Smart phones have changed consumers’ everyday lives,” the team says. There have been many changes in consumer behaviour related to the ease with which information can now be acquired even while on the move. Moreover, the sharing of information is even more facile now so that consumers feel empowered by their access to social networking sites, customer-driven product review sites and other online sources of information, all accessible via their smart phones.

Earlier surveys of users of smart phones and tablet computers suggest that consumers are led by the devices in that they make more impulse purchases because the buying process is so easy. Lee and colleagues have investigated the emotive aspects of being a “smart” consumer – buying satisfaction, self-confidence, impulse buying, purchase regret and other dimensions of mobile shopping.

The current research suggests that many consumers, believing they are smart shoppers, are making more impulse purchases based on price promotions and the like. Ease of access to online shopping apps and sites as opposed to the need to make a trip to a shopping mall or supermarket has led to the illusion of control. Those people who do the most mobile shopping believe they have more knowledge and know-how about shopping than traditional shoppers and feel that they are saving more time, money and effort, which in some cases they may well be. However, if they are making purchases of unnecessary goods and luxuries that they would normally not make, then they are inevitably wasting money regardless of the savings coupon, online cashback or other price promotion.

Park, C., Jun, J.K. and Lee, T.M. (2015) ‘Do mobile shoppers feel smart in the smartphone age?’, Int. J. Mobile Communications, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp.157–171.
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Newly announced journal: International Journal of Export Marketing

The International Journal of Export Marketing offers an international, peer-reviewed outlet for export marketing, which is an increasingly important research topic mainly because exporting largely deals with marketing-related issues (foreign market selection, marketing strategy adaptation, export-overseas distributor relations) and its multifaceted character makes it possible to enrich the field with insights from different theoretical and practical perspectives. Exporting is also the most common way for smaller-size firms to enter international markets, since, compared to other foreign direct-entry modes, it involves fewer resources/costs and lower risks.

Call for papers: "Advances in Mobile Cloud Computing and Social Networking"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems.

Mobile cloud computing and social networking have gained more and more attention in recent years. This special issue will focus on state-of-the-art research paradigms in social networking and cloud computing, particularly on advances in mobile computing technologies and related areas.

Cloud computing is a rapidly developing paradigm in the area of computing. There has been a phenomenal burst of activity in mobile cloud computing, which extends cloud computing functions, services and results to the world of next-generation mobile communication applications, and to the paradigm of cloud computing and virtualisation to mobile networks.

Social networks contribute a significant fraction of internet traffic, and increasingly this traffic is from mobile social networking. This situation has spurred considerable recent research interest in mobile social networks. Social networks have been studied for decades, although most of the earlier work in this area addressed issues lying outside the scope of technological networks. There exist several challenges and design issues that need to be overcome and integrated with different kinds of social network technologies. More recently, social network models that treat relationships as connections to form networks or graphs have emerged in mobile internet and mobile computing/communications as the foundations of cloud-based applications and services.

However, there are still significant technological challenges in the development of cloud infrastructure and mobile terminal devices, and the purpose of this special issue is to highlight recent advances in this field.

This issue will focus on the research challenges and issues in the mobile cloud computing paradigm. It aims to provide a platform for researchers from both academia and industry to present their latest state-of-art research results and methodologies addressing top concerns in mobile cloud computing and mobile social networking to other researchers as well as practitioners and policymakers.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 1st International Conference on Next Generation Computing Technologies (NGCT 2015), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • 3G/4G systems, Wi-MAX, WLAN, WPAN, MANets, Petrinets
  • Cloud performance and tuning
  • Cloud storage, data and analytics
  • Cross-layer design and optimisation for mobile cloud computing
  • Cryptography, security and privacy of mobile networks
  • Data centres and virtualisations
  • Distributed algorithms of mobile computing
  • Evolution of social media and information ecosystems
  • Experimental test-beds and prototype designs and implementations
  • Green mobile cloud
  • Green wireless network architectures and communication protocols
  • Identity and simulation of social networks
  • Intelligent multimedia computing in clouds
  • M2M communication
  • Mobile cloud computing architecture, design and evaluation
  • Mobile IP networks
  • Mobile social networks
  • Mobile, peer-to-peer and pervasive services in clouds
  • Mobile commerce and mobile internet of things
  • Modelling, performance evaluation, QoS provisioning and resource management in mobile cloud computing
  • Near field communication services
  • Network virtualisation and cloud-based radio access networks
  • Operating system and middleware support for mobile computing
  • Pricing and billing for mobile cloud computing services
  • Privacy and security in mobile social networks
  • Scalability of social networks
  • Security and privacy of mobile cloud computing
  • Service-oriented architectures, service portability, P2P
  • Smart cities, smart environments and smart grid
  • Smart transportation
  • Smart vehicular networks
  • Social networking applications and services
  • Synchronisation and scheduling issues in mobile and ad hoc networks
  • System architecture, protocols, middleware, deployment and operations and standards for cloud-based mobile social networks
  • Terminal device technology to enable mobile social networks

Important Dates
Manuscript submission due: 15 November, 2015
Notification of acceptance/rejection: 15 February, 2016
Revised/final paper due: 15 March, 2016

22 April 2015

Free sample articles newly available from Int. Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design are now available here for free:
  • Fourth generation detour matrix-based topological descriptors for QSAR/QSPR - Part-2: application in development of models for prediction of biological activity
  • Combining multiple clusterings of chemical structures using cluster-based similarity partitioning algorithm 
  • Optimisation of miRNA-mRNA relationship prediction using biological features
  • Plant defence model revisions through iterative minimisation of constraint violations 
  • A study on druggability of MIA as a promising approach for inhibition of metastasis

Call for papers: "Data Mining and Service Science for Innovation"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Soft Data Paradigms.

Recently, in developing countries as well as developed countries, the percentage of service industries accounting for industrial structure has increased rapidly. In business, for example, management, marketing, engineering and other services are important factors for inter-company competition, and service productivity is expected to increase through scientific observation and deeper understanding of the services. Improving existing services or establishing new ones based on knowledge gained from data is particularly a source of important innovation and feedback is being gathered from many researchers or and practitioners.
This special issue aims to investigate how data analysis techniques such as data mining aid in reforming existing services or in forming new ones. The issue aims to propose future directions through the awareness of the research gap in data analysis techniques and service sciences, and to gather further research into service science based on a wide range of data. The issue will provide a communication platform to aid the exchange of new ideas between people involved in service management and data scientists. Furthermore, we hope to propose new topics, models, analysis methods and theories relating to service science, based on the issue’s data.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Techniques
    • Data mining
    • Machine learning
    • Text and semi-structured data mining
    • Pattern recognition
    • Knowledge representation
    • Statistics and probability
    • Service ontologies and modelling
  • Service applications
    • Engineering
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Operation processes
    • Medical treatment
    • Public administration
Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 20 July, 2015
Notification to authors: 21 September, 2015
Final versions due: 20 November, 2015

Free sample articles newly available from Int. Journal of System of Systems Engineering

The following sample articles from the International Journal of System of Systems Engineeringare now available here for free:
  • Modelling and measuring the operability of interdependent systems and systems of systems: advances in methods and applications
  • Drought risk modelling for thermoelectric power plants siting using an excess over threshold approach
  • Using behavioural observation and game technology to support critical infrastructure security
  • Evaluating the effect of resource constraints on resilience of bulk power system with an electric power restoration model

21 April 2015

Free sample articles newly available from Int. Journal of Public Policy

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Public Policy are now available here for free:
  • Banks, policy, and risks: how emerging markets differ
  • A political economy of sub-national government spending in India
  • Aid securitisation: beyond IFFIm
  • The economic impacts of United Nations peacekeeping operations: growth versus level effects
  • Willingness to pay for reliable power in the presence of resource depletion: the case of groundwater and electricity in Tamil Nadu
  • Curbing marital violence through social policies: perspectives from the Bangladesh demographic and health survey

Special issue published: "Advances in Networking and Signal Processing for Social Security"

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology 51(2) 2015
  • A probabilistic analysis of border node-based MFR routing protocol for vehicular ad hoc networks
  • OPRM: an efficient hybrid routing protocol for sparse VANETs
  • Palm vein pattern-based biometric recognition system
  • Distributed dynamic clustering protocol for wireless sensor network
  • Finger multibiometric cryptosystem based on score-level fusion
  • Pattern recognition by embedded reduced number of angles fingerprint algorithm in biometric machines augments security
  • Touch-less palm print recognition system based on fusion of local and global features

Call for papers: "Collective Intelligence Computer-Aided Methods for Sustainable Agriculture"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics.

Sustainable agriculture is the principle of providing long-term economic viability of farms, while maintaining environment quality. Sustainability brings important benefits, but requires an adequate monitoring (e.g. of the soil, crops and weather) as well as the knowledge of good practices by farmers. In many developing countries, these two requirements can be difficult to meet.
The aim of the special issue is to present computer-aided methods for sustainable agriculture that rely on collective intelligence. In this domain, collective intelligence refers to the collaboration of several users in order to improve the quality of the computer-aided decisions. For instance, farmers working in the same village could collaborate in several ways: to relay the data monitored in fields to the village centre, to improve the confidence in the relayed data (through multi-modality data refinement), or to help distributing generated advices and warnings to other farmers.
Overall, the collective intelligence computer-aided methods include the monitoring of fields or weather (using wireless sensor networks, image processing, etc.), the estimation of the accuracy of the data, the collection of the monitored data, the data analysis (using signal processing methods), the computer-based decision-making, the automatic generation of advices for farmers, as well as the privacy aspects.
Contributions to this special issue are expected to present recent innovative results, both academic and practical. Priority will be given to contributions based on real experiments or on real datasets.
Academicians, researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and observers will be informed by the strategies, good practices or policies relevant to the topic and critical issues.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Computer-aided fields monitoring
  • Data quality estimation, data refinement, multi-modality
  • Data analysis, signal processing, graph signal processing
  • Decision algorithms, operational research, learning algorithms, artificial intelligence
  • Collective intelligence
  • Intuitive user interfaces
  • Security, confidentiality, privacy
  • Social and economic impacts of sustainable agriculture and computer-aided agriculture
Important Dates
Submission of Manuscripts: 1 July, 2015
Notification to Authors: 1 September, 2015
Final Versions Due: 1 October 2015

Free sample articles newly available from Int. Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Optimisation

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Optimisation are now available here for free:
  • Predicting the present with Bayesian structural time series
  • Estimating marketing response models by MCMC
  • Identification in multivariate partial observability probit
  • Learning and loss functions: comparing optimal and operational monetary policy rules
  • Transmission of news shocks in a small open economy DSGE model Ashish Rajbhandari
  • Trends and cycles in non-stationary panel models Wensheng Kang
  • The formation of non-tariff barriers: an integrated framework for empirical analysis

Real money, that’s what we (still) want (for now)

We will still be using real money for at least the next 5 to 10 years, but financial transactions carried out using mobile electronic devices, such as smart phones and tablet computers, will increasingly become the norm during that time period, according to research published in the International Journal of Electronic Business.

Key Pousttchi and Josef Felten of the University of Augsburg and J├╝rgen Moormann of Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany, explain how social media and mobile devices are being utilised increasingly by banks while the power of the individual customer is being augmented by the same technologies. Moreover, those technologies are also leading to novel financial services such as online bartering systems and virtual currencies, crowd funding and online social borrowing and lending. Given that the banking sector was among the first industries to widely adopt information technology – everything from financial planning and credit-decision systems to automated teller machines – none of this is any surprise.

However, in order to understand future trends, the team has carried out a Delphi study, a systematic and interactive forecasting methodology, the results of which suggest that mobile finance will continue to grow during the next decade in retail banking, but conventional transactions will remain largely predominant for at least another 5 to 10 years. Underpinning the evolution of finance is the perhaps too slow recognition by financial institutions that the relationship between customer and bank remains important and especially so in the age of social media and networking. In that era, everyone’s opinion can count and a simple mistake or disinterest on the part of a corporation can become today’s “viral” news story and a possible step down the road to ruin for the unwary company.
The team’s study demonstrates that complex issues will continue to be dealt with through direct, personal communication while standard processes will be subsumed by new media tools providing customer and bank with the new typical form of access.

Pousttchi, K., Moormann, J. and Felten, J. (2015) ‘The impact of new media on bank processes: a Delphi study’, Int. J. Electronic Business, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp.1–45.

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20 April 2015

Special Issue published: "NANOTECH-MEET" Conferences in Tunisia

International Journal of Nanotechnology 12(8/9) 2015

Extended versions of papers presented at the NANOTECH Tunisia 2014 and MEET Tunisia 2014 joint international conferences.
  • Functionalised magnetic beads on gold surface for C-reactive protein detection
  • Rhodium-decorated MWCNTs for detecting organic vapours
  • Physical and optical waveguiding properties of sol-gel deposited nano-structured TiO2 thin films: a study on the effect of synthesis parameters
  • Characterisation of the GaAs-based intermediate band solar cell with multi-stacked InAs/InGaAs quantum dots
  • Superhydrophobic surface produced on polyimide and silicon by plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition from hexamethyldisiloxane precursor
  • Formation and characterisation of copper oxide coating for absolute radiant laser power measurement absorbing cavity
  • Uncertainty communication in the environmental life cycle assessment of carbon nanotubes
  • Polyol-made stoichiometric Co0.2Ni0.3Zn0.5Fe2O4 nanoparticles: synthetic optimisation, structural, and microstructural studies
  • Optical effects of Si-delta doping of GaAs spacer layer on the vertical coupled multi-stacked InAs/InGaAs/GaAs intermediate-band solar cells
  • Band gap modifications of two-dimensional defected MoS2
  • Theoretical study of the optical properties of Si1−xGex alloy, and Si/Ge and Ge/Si core/shell nanoparticles
  • Improvement of absorption in organic solar cells using tri-layer anode
  • Structural, microstructural and magnetic properties of 1% Fe-doped ZnO powder nanostructures prepared by mechanical alloying
  • Humidity sensor characteristics based on ZnO nanostructure grown by sol-gel method
  • Study and realisation of an original silicon-germanium light trap detector for large band radiometric measurements
  • A simulation study of an operational amplifier with non-ideal carbon nanotube transistor: case of scattering effect

Special issue published: "Converged Networks, Technologies and Applications"

International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering 10(3) 2015

Includes extended versions of papers presented at the 5th International Conference on Internet and DistributedComputing Systems (IDCS 2012) and the 6th InternationalConference on Network and System Security (NSS 2012).
  • A privacy-preserving efficient RFID authentication protocol from SLPN assumption
  • An aperiodic checkpointing strategy in desktop grids
  • On action permutation and progress for a type system with partially commutative asynchronous binary sessions
  • Heterogeneous wireless network vertical handoff decision using hybrid multi-criteria decision-making technique
  • Private friends on a social networking site operated by an overly curious SNP
  • Protecting peer-to-peer-based massively multiplayer online games
  • Service-oriented network architecture: significant issues and principles of communication
  • A holistic community-based architecture for measuring end-to-end QoS at data centres

Special issue published: "Application of CFD in the Minerals and Process Industries"

Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, An International Journal 15(2) 2015

Extended versions of papers presented at the 9th International Conference on CFD in the Minerals and Process Industries (CFD 2012).
  • Using CFD to derive reduced order models for heat transfer in particle curtains
  • The significance of lift forces in intensely stirred bubble plumes
  • How arterial pressures affect the consideration of internal carotid artery angle as a risk factor for carotid artherosclerotic disease
  • Process equipment optimisation using CFD and surrogate models
  • Numerical modelling of flows in a solar-enhanced vortex gasifier: Part 1, comparison of turbulence models
Additional paper
  • Numerical analysis of flow around porous rectangular cylinders with uniform injection or suction