30 April 2016

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Revenue Management

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Revenue Management are now available here for free:
  • Scaling the house: optimal seating zones for entertainment venues when location of seats affects demand
  • Purposeful underestimation of demands for the airline seat allocation with incomplete information
  • Seat allocation and pricing in a duopoly in the airline industry
  • Cost management and small restaurant businesses: a complex balance and the role of management

Call for papers: "Advances in Information Security, Privacy and Forensics of Multimedia Big Data in the Internet of Things"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms.

Information security and privacy are essential needs for our modern society in which information technology and services pervade every aspect of our lives. Particularly, security and privacy of multimedia big data – which is becoming a part of daily life for accessing different systems, services and applications – is a serious issue. However, it is challenging to address as technology develops at rapid speed and our systems become ever more complex. The explosion of multimedia big data in Internet of Things (IoT) systems has created unprecedented opportunities and fundamental security and privacy challenges, as it is not just big in volume, but also unstructured and multi-modal.

This special issue intends to bring together state-of-art research and developments in security and privacy of IoT and secure IoT services, novel attacks on IoT services, novel defences for IOT service attacks, and forensics and IoT security analysis. We invite researchers to contribute original research articles as well as comprehensive review articles that seek to understand the various techniques addressing real-world IoT challenges and providing future improvements for security, privacy and forensics for IoT systems.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Security and privacy of big data in IoT
  • Security and privacy management of multimedia big data in IoT
  • Intrusion detection systems in IoT
  • Security and privacy of pricing and billing for IoT services
  • Cryptography, authentication, authorisation and usage control for IoT systems
  • Security of mobile, peer-to-peer and pervasive services in IoT
  • Security of big data in mobile commerce and mobile IoT
  • Big data-enabling social networks on mobile clouds and in IoT
  • Security protocols in IoT
  • Privacy protocols in IoT
  • Forensics in IoT
  • Social engineering, insider threats, advanced spear phishing in IoT
  • Multi-modal information retrieval for big data in IoT systems
  • Security and privacy of big data in MCC and cloud

Important Dates
Manuscript submission deadline: 15 January, 2017
Peer review due: 28 February, 2017
Revisions due: 20 April, 2017
Final manuscripts due: 30 May, 2017

Inderscience is media partner for Energy Data Management Performance Excellence 2016

Inderscience is a media partner for Energy Data Management Performance Excellence (13-14 June 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands).

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29 April 2016

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Nanomanufacturing

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Nanomanufacturing are now available here for free:
  • Investigation of novel parameters affecting distribution of reinforcement in nano metal matrix composites
  • Physical and mechanical properties of Ti/Al multilayer heat releasing coatings
  • A study of chip formation in ductile-regime machining of 6H silicon carbide by molecular dynamics
  • Improving photoelectric conversion efficiency of DSSC using ZnO/ZnP composite nanorods
  • Hydrophilic/hydrophobic surface pattern design for oil repellent function in water
  • Process model-based analysis of highly crystalline and chemically pure molecular beam epitaxy of MgO (111) nano-thin films on 6H-SiC (0001) substrates
  • Static and dynamic interface characteristics between functional micro-structure and water
  • Fabrication and surface plasmon resonance of silver triangular nanoprisms

Special issue published: "Complex Systems Governance Issues and Applications"

International Journal of System of Systems Engineering 7(1/2/3) 2016
  • Complex system governance: moving diverse theory to practice
  • Complex system governance development: a first generation methodology
  • Systems thinking capacity: implications and challenges for complex system governance development
  • Enterprise architecture view of complex system governance
  • Understanding system structural tensions to support complex system governance development methodology
  • Leadership issues in governance of complex systems
  • Interpreting barriers to success in software development and deployment using systems theory 
  • Governance of collaborative system of systems
  • Introduction to service system governance
  • A futures perspective on constitutional governance

New Editor for International Journal of Value Chain Management

Dr. Valerij Dermol from the International School for Social and Business Studies in Slovenia has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Value Chain Management.

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications

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  • Self-tuning fuzzy logic PID controller, applications in nuclear power plants
  • 3D and 2D face recognition using integral projection curves based depth and intensity images
  • A simple and effective expert system for schizophrenia detection
  • Linear fuzzy controller design for dynamic positioning system of surface ships

28 April 2016

Special issue published: "Hybrid Intelligent Systems: Theory and Applications"

International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications 15(1) 2016
  • Hybrid decision support system using PLSR-fuzzy model for GSM-based site-specific irrigation notification and control in precision agriculture
  • A model for software defect prediction using support vector machine based on CBA
  • Scalable fault models for diagnosis of synchronous generators
  • Optimising hazardous materials transport network based on multi-objective hybrid intelligence algorithm
  • Shuffled frog leaping algorithm based on enhanced learning
  • Swarm simulated annealing algorithm with knowledge-based sampling for travelling salesman problem

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Critical Accounting

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  • Back to the classics: editing the Emanuel Saxe legacy for modern accounting
  • A social reproduction approach to depreciation
  • Bourdieun analysis of gender in accounting development: evidence from Nigerian banking field
  • Dialogic education: reflections from an accounting course
  • The research-publication complex and the construct shift in accounting research

Call for papers: "Nature-inspired Optimisation Algorithms"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Swarm Intelligence.

This special issue will provide a systematic overview of state-of-the-art research in the field of nature-Inspired algorithms. With the development of advanced technology, computational requirements have become highly demanding. Usually, for high computational needs, traditional algorithms become infeasible. In such case, some intelligent way of problem solving is required and nature-inspired algorithms, which broadly include evolutionary and swarm intelligence-based algorithms, may be considered effective.

This special issue aims to serve as a forum for facilitating and enhancing information sharing among researchers, with themes including the development of advanced nature-inspired algorithms and/or applying existing ones for solving problems in real world complex systems.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:
  • Evolutionary algorithms
  • Swarm intelligence-based algorithms
  • Hybridisation of nature-inspired optimisation algorithms
  • Review and comparative studies of nature-inspired optimisation algorithms
  • New methodologies inspired from learning behaviour of social insects/evolution processes
  • Theory and practice of nature-inspired algorithms in different domains
  • Real-world problem solving using nature-inspired algorithms

Important Dates
Submission of papers: 15 May, 2016
Notification of review results: 15 July, 2016
Submission of revised papers: 15 August, 2016
Notification of final review results: 15 September, 2016


Let internet crowd review design your next product

The internet has given almost everyone a very public voice and a chance to offer their opinion on almost every subject in a way that was not possible before. Research published in the International Journal of Knowledge and Web Intelligence demonstrates how consumer product reviews published on the internet could be analyzed through data mining techniques and allow designers to find ways to improve a given product or even add features that had not occurred to the manufacturer.

Ismail Art Yagci and Sanchoy Das of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, at New Jersey Institute of Technology, in Newark, USA, explain how web reviews are a readily available source of product intelligence and suggest that such reviews might contain significant pointers regarding the pros and cons of a design or features that are redundant, unwanted or missing. In light of this, the team introduces a design-feature-opinion-cause relationship (DFOC) method that can extract design intelligence from unstructured web reviews.

Product development managers are constantly challenged to learn about the consumer’s experience with their product and to uncover the specifics of how well or how badly a product is performing in the hands of those consumers. Conventional market research, which might involve prototype testing, field tests and independent assessment are costly, time consuming and limited in the amount of data they can return. The advent of the internet and in particular the idea of interactive web 2.0 sites, online social media and networking and a boom in our all-round need to share our opinions has opened up an entirely new approach to such testing based around what one might called “crowd review”.

The researchers explain how their DFOC method first builds a sentence-based web review database and then mines that database to identify design features that are of interest to both designers and users. Next it extracts and estimates the significance and polarity of customer opinion and identifies the underlying factors that may have given rise to a particular opinion. The DFOC system used an association rule-based opinion mining procedure for capturing and extracting noun-adjective and noun-verb relationships.

Opinion mining is not entirely new, but the team has demonstrated a strong proof of principle with their DFOC method on car design on characteristics such as engine power, fuel economy, safety, comfort, exhaust, sound system, interior design etc. The DFOC approach identified 42 features of interest many of which are not commonly specified in car design and yet are of interest or concern to drivers. “This implies that a DFOC type analysis expands the design feature analysis set, and hence makes the intelligence is even more valuable,” the team says. They have also demonstrated how it can overcome several of the problems inherent to earlier techniques.

They point out that their DFOC method could enhance creative efficiency by identifying negative opinions in the early stages of the design process, and so help channel effort to areas where designers can have the greatest impact on consumer opinion of future products. The approach could also improve competitiveness by shortening the lead-time for the introduction of new products or services, lowering design costs, and improving quality and reliability of products and services.


Yagci, I.A. and Das, S. (2015) ‘Design feature opinion cause analysis: a method for extracting design intelligence from web reviews’, Int. J. Knowledge and Web Intelligence, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp.127–145.

Original article: Let internet crowd review design your next product.
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27 April 2016

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies are now available here for free:
  • Teachers' lived experiences with Mexican American ELL students in Arizona: a phenomenological study
  • How do practising teachers understand creativity?
  • Sustainability and environmental change in a small company in the pharmaceutical marketing industry
  • The capacity decisions of Samhan C1 brick manufacturing
  • Adult children's information deficiencies and risk aversion regarding LTCI purchase for elderly parents: a multi case study
  • Strategies for teaching Mexican American English language learners in the USA: a literature review

Special issue published: "Mobile Computing, Wireless Networks and e-Learning"

International Journal of Convergence Computing 1(3/4) 2015

Includes extended versions of papers presented at the Third International Conference on Frontiers in Intelligent Computing: Theory and Applications (FICTA-2014).
  • Wormhole attack detection and data aggregation algorithm for wireless sensor networks
  • Congestion aware multi-path routing protocol for mobile ad-hoc networks
  • Simulink implementation of IEEE 802.11p for rear end collision avoidance system
  • Unequal cluster-based fault prediction algorithm for wireless sensor networks 
Additional papers
  • Converging formalisations of communicational spaces
  • An empirical analysis of the impact of textile professional market on the regional economy
  • P2P mobile JXTA combinational auction model for Premier League Cricket Tournament
  • Building of linear mathematical classifiers optimised with differential evolution

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Learning Technology

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  • Evaluation of high-altitude balloons as a learning technology
  • Massive open online courses: a review of usage and evaluation
  • Using ConceptGrid as an easy authoring technique to check natural language responses
  • A situation that we had never imagined: post-Fukushima virtual collaborations for determining robot task metrics
  • Investigating preschoolers' problem solving strategies in computer-mediated collaborative environments

Emotion detector understands facial expressions to help you learn and play games

A computer algorithm that can tell whether you are happy or sad, angry or expressing almost any other emotion would be a boon to the games industry. New research published in the International Journal of Computational Vision and Robotics describes such a system that is almost 99 percent accurate.

Hyung-Il Choi of the School of Media, at Soongsil University, in Seoul, Korea, working with Nhan Thi Cao and An Hoa Ton-That of Vietnam National University, in Ho Chi Minh City, explain that capturing the emotions of players could be used in interactive games for various purposes, such as transferring the player’s emotions to his or her avatar, or activating suitable actions to communicate with other players in various scenarios including educational applications.

The team has developed a simple, fast system that they have shown to be almost 99% accurate on thousands of test facial images. Fundamentally, the system uses mathematical processing to measure eyebrow position, the openness of the eyes, mouth shape and other factors in order to correlate those with basic human emotions: anger, disgust, fear, joy, sadness, surprise and a neutral expression. The system can work even on images of faces just 48 pixels square.

Facial expression recognition has been the focus of much research in recent years, thanks to the emergence of intelligence communication systems, data-driven animation and intelligent game applications, the team reports. “When facial expressions recognition of players is applied in an intelligent game system, the experience can become more interactive, vivid and attractive,” the team says. One might also imagine that the same system could be used to track the emotional expressions of actors voicing the characters in animated movies and other media for more realistic real-time emotional expression.


Cao, N.T., Ton-That, A.H. and Choi, H-I. (2016) ‘An effective facial expression recognition approach for intelligent game systems’, Int. J. Computational Vision and Robotics, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp.223–234.

Original article: Emotion detector understands facial expressions to help you learn and play games.
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26 April 2016

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies are now available here for free:
  • The right to family life in the framework of ECHR and EU case law
  • Gendering rule of law reform after conflict
  • Design of the while-listening tasks in autonomous hypermedia environments
  • A review of key regulatory issues for genetically modified foods in Kenya
  • Influence of network public opinion on China's diplomatic decision-making
  • Substantial equality and human dignity

International Journal of Advanced Media and Communication to publish expanded papers from 2nd International Conference on Transformation in Communication (ICoTiC)

Extended versions of papers presented at the 2nd International Conference on Transformation in Communication (23-24 November 2016, Banding, Indonesia) will be published by the International Journal of Advanced Media and Communication.

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling are now available here for free:
  • Analysis of interactions among the drivers of green supply chain management
  • Modelling and analysis of coordination of a three-level supply chain with use of price discount along with delay in payment
  • Holistic modelling, simulation and visualisation of demand and supply chains
  • Integrated inventory model with uniform demand for one vendor one customer
  • Modelling to assess the impact of technological innovation capacity in the performance of high complexity environments
  • Occupational risk management in construction supply chain

Call for papers: "PLM for Manufacturing in the Aerospace Industry"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management.

PLM is a business solution, who aims to streamline the flow of information about the product and the related processes throughout the product’s lifecycle, enabling the right information, in the right context and at the right time. PLM solutions allow managing large amounts of data that are generated in the various phases of the aircraft lifecycle to support efficiency, flexibility, and efficacy in the business processes. PLM is a supporting pillar for the Aerospace Industry.

Manufacturing engineering in the aerospace industry fill the gap between product design and shop floor production. It comprises the design of manufacturing and assembly processes and jigs & tools. PLM enables manufacturing engineering to get the advantage of state-of-the-art tools to perform its tasks in a virtual and collaborative environment.

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Research on methods and processes based on PLM usage within the manufacturing engineering scope
  • Industrial application or experiences of methods and processes based on PLM usage within the manufacturing engineering context
  • Concurrent or collaborative engineering between product development and manufacturing using PLM-based methods, processes and tools
  • Configuration management for manufacturing: as planned and as built configurations
  • PLM to integrate and deploy aircraft manufacturing related data
  • PLM as an enabler of the aircraft digital twin/avatar/digital counterpart from a manufacturing perspective

Important Dates
Abstract due (by email): 15 September, 2016
Initial review due: 15 October, 2016
Full paper due (via online system): 15 January, 2017
Notification of first round decision: 15th March, 2017
Notification of final decisions: 15 May, 2017

25 April 2016

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Computing Science and Mathematics

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Computing Science and Mathematics are now available here for free:
  • The information hiding mechanism based on compressed document format
  • A new multi-population-based differential evolution
  • Research on Bluetooth protocols based on Android kernel log
  • A memetic algorithm for the max-cut problem
  • Enhanced social emotional optimisation algorithm with generalised opposition-based learning
  • Enhanced differential evolution with generalised opposition-based learning and orientation neighbourhood mining
  • Self-adapting control parameters with multi-parent crossover in differential evolution algorithm
  • A novel multi-subpopulation cooperative particle swarm optimisation
  • A hybrid cooperative cuckoo search algorithm with particle swarm optimisation
  • A highly accurate numerical discretisation of time dependent singular state variable model for software testing process
  • Observer design for a mathematical model for the management of a renewable resource population

Inderscience is media partner for 6th China (Ghuangzou) International Fire Safety Exhibition

Inderscience is a media partner for the 6th China (Ghuangzou) International Fire Safety Exhibition (13-15 June 2016, Guangdong, China).

The journals involved are:
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Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Forensic Engineering

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Forensic Engineering are now available here for free:
  • Reconstruction of a go-karting fatality
  • Minnesota I35W steel bridge collapse: lessons learned and challenges revealed
  • Experimental investigation on GFRP strengthened RC piles under lateral loads
  • Significant wastage of a nuclear reactor pressure vessel head

Call for papers: "New Challenges in Intelligent Computing and Applications"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Computational Systems Engineering.

The aim of this special issue is to provide a platform for original and significant contributions to the field of intelligent computing in all of its extensive scope. Intelligent computing is taken here to comprise theory, algorithms, applications and technologies.

This issue is a forum for scientists, engineers, and researchers to present their latest research findings, ideas, and applications in information sciences, artificial intelligence, data mining, computational intelligence, mobile computing, networking, health informatics, bioinformatics and IT applications across various disciplines.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at The Third International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Data Mining (ICCIDM 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:
  • Computational intelligence
  • Soft computing
  • Software engineering
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Image processing
  • Real-time computing and its algorithms
  • Digital communications and mobile computing
  • Image and speech processing
  • Wired/wireless integrated networks
  • Green networking
  • Mobile and ubiquitous networks
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Pattern recognition
  • Fuzzy computation and its applications
  • Power electronics and electric drives
  • Green computing
  • Data mining
  • Cognitive systems
  • Rough sets, SVM and granular computing

Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 5 February, 2017
Notification to authors: 5 May, 2017
Final versions due: 15 June, 2017

24 April 2016

Special issue published: "e-Learning and Lifelong Learning in the Globalised World"

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning 26(2) 2016

Extended versions of papers presented at the scientific conference “Theoretical and practical aspects of distance learning - E-learning & lifelong learning”.
  • Implementation of e-learning portal for academic education and lifelong learning
  • The benefits of using blended-learning methods in spectroscopy
  • CLIL instruction in online interactive multimedia: a case study of Polish middle school learners of English
  • Feedback improvement of question objects
  • Quality features of university information environment in its external indicators
  • Differential effects of variations in problem-based and lecturing sequences
  • Let's play together: the design and evaluation of a collaborative, pro-social game for preschool children

International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance to publish expanded papers from SIBR-Thammasat 2016 Bangkok Conference

Extended versions of papers presented at the SIBR-Thammasat 2016 Bangkok Conference (2-3 June 2016, Bangkok, Thailand) will be published by the International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance.

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Society Systems Science

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Society Systems Science are now available here for free:
  • 'Warming' global information systems to promote competitiveness in the era of climate change
  • Researching green development and sustainable communities in small urban municipalities
  • Analysing temporal changes and sustainability of rainfed 'Aus rice' production systems
  • Spatial impacts of megaprojects on the form of metropolitan regions: a theoretical inquiry
  • 'Growing together': transnational policy networks and environmental policy change in Costa Rica