29 July 2016

Inderscience is media partner for Forensics Europe 2017

Inderscience is a media partner for Forensics Europe Expo (3-4 May 2017, London, UK).

The journals involved are:

Call for papers: "Asian Consumer and Family Behaviour"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Revenue Management.

This special issue aims to highlight the application of revenue management practices to analysing consumption and investment behaviour. Today there are tremendous opportunities to explore the rationale behind consumption and investment behaviour in the discipline of revenue management.

Since the application of revenue management practices to predicting consumer behaviour and to explaining consumer investment behaviour in equity and real estate markets in an Asian context are recent research trends, this issue seeks to publish high-quality papers that help promote revenue management practices with a focus on Asian consumer and family behaviour. Papers that are the joint work of practitioners and academicians are particularly welcome.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 2016 Asian Consumer and Family Economics Association conference, 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:
  • Revenue management for consumer behaviour
  • Revenue management for investor behaviour
  • Revenue management for consumer/family economics
  • Revenue management for marketing management
  • Revenue management for political science
  • Revenue management for education
  • Revenue management for psychology
  • Revenue management for sociology
  • Revenue management for social work
  • Revenue management for microfinance
  • Revenue management for social security

Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 15 November, 2016
Notification to authors: 15 January, 2017
Final versions due: 15 March, 2017

26 July 2016

Special issue published: "Technology-Mediated Proactive Learning"

International Journal of Services and Standards 11(2) 2016

Extended versions of papers presented at the 2015 International Conference on Technology in Education.
  • A case study from a Japanese flipped engineering research course
  • The importance of online dictionaries in language learning: a case study on third language acquisition of German
  • Factor analysis of social context of statistics learning within an IT environment between student genders
  • Adopting and adapting open textbooks: school teachers' readiness and expectations
  • Academic analytics: a meta-analysis of its applications in higher education

Call for papers: "Machine Learning and the Internet of Things"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Internet of Things and Cyber-Assurance.

Machine learning through computer systems, which propagates from network to network, is at the heart of computer intelligence. Machine learning is the key to simplifying the definition of a problem-solving platform. Basically, it is a mechanism for pattern search and building intelligence into a computer (e.g. machine) to be able to learn, implying that it will be able to do better in the future from its own experience.

This special issue aims to present machine learning research pertaining to the Internet of Things (IoT). Machines learning from IoT devices, networks and data, in particular to detect and unveil possible hidden structures and regularity patterns associated with their generation mechanism, is important. This issue will promote analysis and understanding of the nature of the machine learning data, which can be used to make predictions for future decisions and actions for computer processing. Its objective is to develop and publish efficient algorithms for designing models and analysis for machine learning prediction and to present research on how to analyse data for such applications in a way that meets demands for algorithms to be computationally efficient and at the same time robust in their performance.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at 2nd International Conference on Research in Intelligent and Computing in Engineering (RICE-2017), 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:
  • Internet of Things
  • Smart cities
  • Big data
  • Machine learning
  • Medicine, health, bioinformatics and systems biology
  • Industrial and engineering applications
  • Security applications
  • Game playing and problem solving
  • Intelligent virtual environments
  • Economics, business and forecasting applications, etc.
  • Distributed and parallel learning algorithms and applications
  • Feature extraction and classification
  • Neural networks
  • Theories and models for plausible reasoning including:
  • computational learning theory
  • cognitive modelling
  • Hybrid learning algorithms

Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 15 May, 2017
Notification to authors: 15 July, 2017
Final versions due: 15 September, 2017


New Editor for International Journal of Forensic Software Engineering

Prof. Raghuraj Singh from Kamla Nehru Institute of Technology in India has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Forensic Software Engineering.

Special issue published: "Telemedicine in India"

International Journal of Telemedicine and Clinical Practices 1(3) 2016
  • A model for comparative analysis of medical bone X-ray images using image segmentation
  • Teleradiology in India - utilisation, benefits and challenges
  • Tapping TV white space spectrum for telemedicine applications in India
  • Telemedicine for Indian primary health centres: is there a need for super specialist consultation
  • Telenursing in e-health - determinants for future forward
Additional papers
  • Design of telemedicine system for brain signal analysis
  • Identifying herbal leaves using shape context with ant colony and bipartite matching
  • Integrated models and features-based speaker independent emotion recognition

25 July 2016

Call for papers: "Developments and Issues in Medical Imaging"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology.

Today, medical imaging becomes a crucial part of the medical management of diseases. Biomedical imaging has undergone rapid technological advancements over the last several decades and has seen the development of many new applications. New techniques have been gaining recognition in areas ranging from basic research to clinical applications, and from the cellular level to the whole-organ level. It is an interdisciplinary field that requires teamwork among biologists, medical physicists, computer scientists, biomedical engineers and clinicians of all specialities.

At the same time, issues like radiation during diagnostics seriously affect the human body. The higher the dose of radiation delivered at any one time, however, the greater the risk of long-term damage. If a patient receives repeated doses, harm can also occur from the cumulative effect of those multiple doses over time. Conversely, using insufficient radiation may increase the risk of misdiagnosis, delayed treatment, or, if the initial test is inadequate, repeat testing with the patient exposed to even more radiation.

The purpose of this special issue is to publish original, high-quality papers on innovative research and development in the analysis of medical imaging and issues in medical imaging.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at The IEEE Sponsored 11th International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Control (ISCO), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call for public calls.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Medical image analysis (e.g. pattern recognition, classification, segmentation, and registration) of anatomical structures and lesions
  • Computer-aided detection/diagnosis (e.g. for lung cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, liver cancer, brain disease, acute disease, and chronic disease)
  • Multi-modality fusion (e.g. MRI/PET, PET/CT, projection X-ray/CT, X-ray/ultrasound) for diagnosis
  • analysis and image-guided interventions
  • Image reconstruction (e.g. expectation maximization (EM) algorithm, statistical methods, iterative
  • reconstruction) for medical imaging (e.g. CT, PET, MRI, X-ray)
  • Image retrieval (e.g. context-based retrieval)
  • Cellular image analysis (e.g. genotype, phenotype, classification, identification, and cell tracking)
  • Molecular/pathologic image analysis (e.g. PET, digital pathology)
  • Dynamic, functional, physiologic, and anatomic imaging
  • Radiation issues
  • Other issues in medical imaging

Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 10 April, 2017
Notification to authors: 15 June, 2017
Final versions due: 15 August, 2017

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Information Systems and Change Management

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Information Systems and Change Management are now available here for free:
  • Development of an integrated demand-supply balancing system for supply chain exception handling
  • Diagnosing organisational health: a case study of Pakistani banks
  • Factors influencing innovation at individual, group and organisational levels: a content analysis
  • Learning as a change agent in ERP enabled organisations - a case analysis

Special issue published: "Clean Energy to Combat Global Warming"

International Journal of Global Warming 10(1/2/3) 2016

Extended versions of papers presented at the 13th International Conference in Clean Energy (ICCE-2014).
  • Using emission index to determine energy efficiency and environmental parameters of a turbofan engine at various flight phases
  • Numerical modelling of effects of hydrogen supply on combustion behaviours of low calorific value coal gases
  • A review on socio-economic aspects of sustainable biofuels
  • Implementation of a sustainable energy action plan for municipality of Ptolemaida
  • Concept mapping sustainable energy management for a holistic approach to energy strategies
  • Arsenic pollution of soils and morbidity prevalence in Racha-Lower Svaneti district of Georgia
  • Gaseous fuel for lower emissions during the cold start and warming up of spark ignition engines
  • Potential for efficiency improvement of four-stroke marine diesel gensets by utilisation of exhaust gas energy
  • Modelling residential house electricity demand profile and analysis of peaksaver program using ANN: case study for Toronto, Canada
  • Sulphur removal from Artvin-Yusufeli lignite with acidic hydrogen peroxide solutions
  • Clean development mechanism in Iran: does it need a revival?
  • Application of life cycle assessment to the case studies of new nitrogen fertiliser production
  • Modelling of ammonia combustion characteristics at preheating combustion: NO formation analysis 
  • Combined processing of waste organic polymers and manganese bearing waste/low grade ores into fuels and low-carbon manganese alloys
  • Alternative solution via car window filming implementation to combat global warming and resulted benefits around geographic Europe and the European Union
  • Complex processing of manganese bearing waste and low-grade ores by autoclaving method
Additional papers
  • Vulnerability and adaptation assessment a way forward for sustainable sectoral development in the purview of climate variability and change: insights from the coast of Tamil Nadu, India
  • Effects of regional climate variability on the prevalence of diseases and their economic impacts on households in the Lake Victoria basin of Western Kenya
  • Green hydrogen energy system: a policy on reducing petroleum-based global unrest

New Editor for International Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research

Dr. Mohammad I. Merhi from Indiana University South Bend in the USA has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research. The previous Editor in Chief, Dr. Demetri Kantarelis, will remain with the journal in the role of Honorary Editor.

21 July 2016

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Technology and Globalisation

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Technology and Globalisation are now available here for free
  • Towards an aerospace system of production in Mexico?
  • The lion with wings: innovation system dynamics in the aerospace industry of Singapore
  • Evolution of the sectoral system of innovation of India's aeronautical industry
  • China's catching up in aerospace
  • Russian aircraft industry: between forging ahead and falling behind
  • Embraer and the growth of the Brazilian aircraft industry
  • Technology policy learning and innovation systems life cycle: the Canadian aircraft industry
  • From 'aircraft manufacturer' to 'architect-integrator': Airbus's industrial organisation model



20 July 2016

Inderscience journals to publish expanded papers from International Computer Symposium 2016

Extended versions of papers presented at the International Computer Symposium (15-17 December 2016, Chiayi, Taiwan) will be published by the following journals:

Call for papers: "Advanced Computer Science and Information Technology"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering.

Numerous technologies (e.g., clouding computing, big data, deep learning, Internet of Things, social media, multicore, and mobility) and their applications are changing our daily life. For these technologies, computer science constructs a solid foundation. It is also one of the most important driving forces behind these technologies. With the rapid growth of computer science related technologies, this change is continuously moving forward.

This special issues aims to explore future trends and applications in computer technologies.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at The International Computer Symposium 2016, 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:
  • Algorithms, bioinformatics, and computation theory
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Computer architecture, embedded systems, VLSI/EDA, and applications
  • Computer networks, web service technologies, and software defined networking
  • Cryptography and information security
  • Database, data mining, big data, and information retrieval
  • Image processing, computer graphics, and multimedia
  • Information literacy and social media
  • mobile computing and wireless communications
  • High-performance computing, parallel processing, and cloud computing
  • Cyber-physical system and Internet of Things
  • Wearable computing for smart services
  • Green systems and applications over next generation network

Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 28 February, 2017
Notification to authors: 1 June, 2017
Final versions due: 31 July,, 2017

19 July 2016

Special issue published: "Software Defined High Performance and Networking Systems"

International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking 9(4) 2016
  • Event-driven hybrid MAC protocol for a two-tier cognitive wireless sensor network: design and implementation
  • The integration of access control levels based on SDN
  • Synchronisation cost of multi-controller deployments in software-defined networks
  • Embedding lightweight proxy re-encryption for efficient attribute revocation in cloud computing
  • Vector-based data prediction model for wireless sensor networks
  • Federated selection of network and cloud services for high-performance software-defined cloud computing
  • Efficient and secure software-defined mobile cloud computing infrastructure
  • Service architecture for multi-environment mobile cloud services

Inderscience journals to publish expanded papers from 7th International Congress of Information and Communication Technology

Extended versions of papers presented at the 7th International Congress of Information and Communication Technology (1-2 January 2017, SanYa, China) will be published by the following journals:

Call for papers: "Recent Advances in Vehicle Noise, Vibration and Harshness"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Vehicle Performance.

The performance of vehicle noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) has become an important evaluation index of the product research and development for automobile enterprises, and also a core concern for consumers. Vehicle noise and vibration problems are unfriendly to the environment and would degrade ride and comfort of the occupant dramatically, moreover statistical results show that about one third of vehicle component faults are related to vehicle NVH problems.

The research about vehicle NVH always combines simulation method and test technology. The theories and methods of modelling include the lumped parameters, multi-body dynamics, finite element, mode synthesis, boundary element, statistical energy analysis method etc. By these methods, mechanisms of NVH problem and its suppressing measures can be analysed systematically, while test technologies have been developed and generally used to verify simulation results and the validity of those measures.

This special issue aims at providing a platform intended to present emerging ideas of accurate and rational modelling method, mechanism analysis, suppressing method and subjective-objective evaluation method of vehicle NVH problems.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Air noise, electromagnetic noise
  • Mechanical noise (gear noise, tyre noise, brake noise, etc.)
  • Sound quality and its quantitatively objective evaluation
  • The advanced methods of test, data acquisition and processing
  • Suppressing measures of noise and vibration: vibration isolation or elimination components/optimisation/control/prediction

Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 30 October, 2016
Notification to authors: 31 December, 2016
Final versions due: 28 February, 2017