31 August 2016

Free sample articles newly available from Latin American Journal of Management for Sustainable Development

The following sample articles from the Latin American Journal of Management for Sustainable Development are now available here for free:
  • The impact of emotional intelligence on transformational leadership and leader effectiveness
  • Biofuels from a strategic standpoint: an overview of the literature
  • Selection process theoretical framework on environmental costs: an exploratory vision
  • Income inequality and environmental degradation: estimates with panel data in Brazilian states
  • Implications for waste pickers of Distrito Federal, Brazil arising from the obligation of reverse logistics by the National Policy of Solid Waste
  • Road safety - implications for sustainable development in Latin America

Inderscience is media partner for Biosimilars North America 2016

Inderscience is a media partner for Biosimilars North America (16-17 November 2016, Iselin, USA).

The journals involved are:
More information on this event is available here.

Special issue published: "Service Management in Transportation and Modern Logistics"

International Journal of Services Technology and Management 22(3/4/5) 2016
  • Evaluation method for node importance in container supply chain network
  • Greening game analysis in supply chains under three decision-making structures
  • Closed-loop supply chain network redesigning model post the horizontal merger based on environmental responsibility
  • Research on the e-business logistics service mode based on branch storage and warehouse financing
  • An integrated approach for optimising coal purchase and supply logistics network
  • A study of the optimisation of commercial vehicles' distribution in multimodal transport network
  • ABC classification of spare parts considering costs and service
  • Categorical missing data imputation approach via sparse representation
  • Analysis of carbon emissions from transportation in Beijing
  • Mental workload's influence on job performance for the high-speed railway drivers - job satisfaction as mediator
  • Integrative effects among innovation network elements on innovation performance based on QCA 

Call for papers: "Bioscience and Computational Methods"

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

Computational bioscience is at the cusp of significant innovations that guarantee highly affordable, advanced and smarter healthcare facilities for people across the globe. With data science and analytics fields gaining a lot of attention and investment, brighter days lie ahead for bioscience – the seamless and spontaneous combination of biology and computational techniques. Furthermore, clouds are being positioned as best-in-class IT infrastructures for all kinds of biological experimentation, searching, processing, ingestion, storage and visualisation.

This special issue aims to present a variety of related research contributions to empower future biologists and physicians with bioinformatics tools and analysis methods, including technological advancements, newer tools, techniques and tips, best practices, key metrics and healthcare processes. Our objective is to share value-adding contributions from researchers and scholars across the globe, particularly on the significant impacts of the convergence of bioscience and computational methods.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the International Conference on Allied Electrical and Communication Systems (ICAECS2016), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this special issue.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Biology and informatics
  • Computational biology
  • Mathematical models for molecular processes
  • Biological data science
  • Big data analytics
  • Biological applications in cloud environments
  • Biological data mining
  • Biological data storage and backup
  • Machine learning
  • DNA recombination and splicing languages
  • Homology searching
  • Pattern recognition
  • Statistical methods
  • Cognitive computing for smarter healthcare
  • Biological databases
  • Semantic data
  • Searching and querying techniques
  • Matching methods
  • Monte Carlo simulations

Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 25 November, 2017
Notification to authors: 25 January, 2018
Final versions due: 25 February, 2018

30 August 2016

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions are now available here for free:
  • Using AOP-based enforcement of prioritised XACML policies for location privacy
  • Ontology-based representation of reusable security requirements for developing secure web applications
  • An automatic and self-adaptive multi-layer data fusion system for WiFi attack detection
  • Framework for surveillance of instant messages
  • A mobile contactless point of sale enhanced by the NFC and biometric technologies

Special issue published: "Simulation Modelling and Optimisation of Large-Scale Systems"

International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling 11(3/4) 2016
  • Multi-objective optimal computing budget allocation for multi-objective particle swarm optimisation with particle-dependent weights
  • A particle filtering-based estimation of distribution algorithm for multi-objective optimisation
  • Reward processes and performance simulation in supermarket models with different servers
  • An iterative parametric estimation method for Hammerstein large-scale systems: a simulation study of hydraulic process
  • Hybrid clustering technique of PCA-SM-GHSOM for abnormal and normal classification with quarterly financial ratios of listed TCM company sector 
  • Optimisation of recommended speed profile for train operation based on ant colony algorithm
  • Shipment policy optimisation in a return supply chain for online retailers via stochastic discrete event simulation
  • Application of multi-fidelity simulation modelling to integrated circuit packaging
  • Renewable-load matching dispatch for isolated power systems with intermittent renewable sources
  • A simulation model for outpatient appointment scheduling with patient unpunctuality
  • Solving preemptive job-shop scheduling problems using a true concurrency model
  • Mathematical modelling of vehicle assembly line for throughput enhancement
  • Simulation-based fleet scheduling in the Metrobus

Journal for Global Business Advancement increases issues

The Journal for Global Business Advancement has announced that it will be increasing issues from four to six from 2017 onwards.

Call for papers: "DC Microgrids and LVDC Distribution Networks"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Power Electronics.

Over 100 years ago, alternating current (AC) won “war of currents” over direct current (DC) as the prominent form of electricity due to the fact that the AC transformers voltage can step up and down to facilitate power transmission over long distances with reduced losses. However, due to recent developments in power electronics, the proliferation of DC nature electrical loads, renewable energy sources and energy storage devices, DC systems are becoming a feasible alternative for electrical distribution networks with better efficiency and reliability. Due to these advantages, it is expected that the use of DC systems will increase in future buildings, data-centers, ships, aircrafts and other electrical power systems. Despite all of these advantages, there are a number of technical challenges for the practical implementation of DC distribution systems, such as lack of standardised equipment, protections, voltage levels standardisation, power system stability and grounding. Hence, the objective of this special issue is to disseminate the recent technological advancement in DC microgrids and distribution systems both from academia and industry.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:
  • Architectures of DC distribution systems in smart residential, commercial and industrial applications
  • Power electronics topologies for DC distribution systems
  • Wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductor applications in DC distribution systems
  • Reliability, stability and power quality issues in DC distribution systems
  • Protections in low voltage DC distribution systems
  • DC microgrid interfacing issues for energy storage devices and renewable energy sources
  • Grounding configuration in low voltage DC distribution systems
  • Voltage standardisation in low voltage DC distribution systems
  • Advanced modelling, analysis, design, operation and application of DC distribution system
  • Energy management system and strategies in DC distribution system
  • Standards and codes relevant to DC distribution system

Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 1 December, 2016
Notification to authors: 1 March, 2017
Final versions due: 1 May, 2017

28 August 2016

Special issue published: "Modelling and Applied Optimisation in Business and Engineering"

International Journal of Operational Research 27(1/2) 2016

Extended versions of papers presented at the International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Applied Optimization (ICMSAO’13).
  • Effects of probable inflation on a two-warehouse partial backlogging inventory model with permissible delay in payment for deteriorating and imperfect items
  • An integrated genetic algorithm approach to 1D-cutting stock problem
  • Improved performance of digital filters approximation
  • Solving a load balancing problem with a multi-objective particle swarm optimisation approach: application to aircraft cargo transportation
  • Arnoldi model reduction for switched linear systems
  • Optimal approximants for MIMO model reduction systems using genetic algorithms
  • Scheduling of multiple projects with constrained resources and preemption
  • An interval linear programming approach for portfolio selection model
  • Comparison of multi-criteria decision methods through a ranking stability index
  • Solving the bilateral group selection problem using optimal stopping options
  • A new method to detect and remove a beard from 3D human face model
  • One-hour-ahead wind power forecast using hybrid grey models
  • A multiobjective interval goal programming method using penalty function
  • A consistent test for unit root against fractional alternative
  • Relative efficiency of hardware retail stores chains in Canada
  • Energetic parameters in approximation of discrete systems: a MIMO extension problem
  • Non-smooth singular Newton's method for positive semidefinite solution of nonlinear matrix equations
  • Human factor modelled by fuzzy logic in preventive maintenance actions
  • Optimisation techniques for planning the petrol replenishment to retail stations over a multi-period horizon
  • Supplier selection criteria and methods: past, present and future

Call for papers: "Data Mining in Signals and Imaging Systems"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Signal and Imaging Systems Engineering.

The term big data is used almost anywhere these days; from news articles to professional magazines, from tweets to YouTube videos and blog discussions. The term coined by Roger Magoulas from O'Reilly media in 2005, refers to a wide range of large data sets almost impossible to manage and process using traditional data management tools - due to their size, but also their complexity.

Over recent years, there has been a lot of research on big data. This special issue will bring out the recent research on big data analysis on various signals and imaging systems. Big data has become the demand of the future. Hence a collection of research papers on this area for this special issue would be very useful and interesting to the readers and also a good contribution to the research community.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:
  • Time series big data
  • Predictive learning from big data
  • Big data for image and video analysis
  • Bio-Inspired big data learning
  • Machine learning methods from big data
  • Optimisation techniques for big data analytics
  • Signal processing for big data
  • Big data in VLSI applications

Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 1 November, 2016
Notification to authors: 31 December, 2016
Final versions due: 31 January, 2017

International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms increases issues

The International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms has announced that it will be increasing issues from eight to twelve from 2017 onwards.

Call for papers: "Big Data and Data-Driven Science"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Data Science.

Today, a paradigm shift is being observed in science, with the focus gradually shifting away from operation to data, which is greatly influencing decision making. This science is being driven by data and is termed as data science.

In this internet age, we are inundated with data from multiple sources in various forms, especially social media, and in the modern data science vocabulary, this large, complex, structured or unstructured and heterogeneous data is recognised as “big data”. The volume of this data has grown beyond the exabyte magnitude. The rapid pace of data growth through various disparate sources has seriously challenged the data management and analytic capabilities of traditional databases. Furthermore, the velocity of expansion of the amount of data gives rise to a complete paradigm shift in how new-age data is processed.

Confidence in the data engineering of existing data processing systems is gradually fading, whereas the capabilities of new techniques for capturing, storing, visualising and analysing data are evolving.
This special issue intends to address current data-driven research challenges, and seeks articles discussing big data and analytics from various perspectives such as design and development of new tools and techniques, comprehensive analytics, applications, intelligent decision making and so forth. Submitted research articles should present innovative findings that make substantial theoretical and empirical contributions to knowledge in data science.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:
  • Architecture, design and development of new tools and techniques for big data
  • Big data analytics and associated issues and challenges
  • Big data analytics for smart decision making in interdisciplinary domains
  • Big data and business intelligence
  • Big data and cloud-enabled analytics
  • Big data and complex business applications
  • Big data and next-generation innovations in business models
  • Big data and rich and interactive visual and media analytics
  • Big data and risk management
  • Big data and smarter agriculture
  • Big data and workflow management
  • Big data economics
  • Big data analytics for clinical care
  • Medical (big) data management and mining
  • Big data integration for healthcare
  • Big data for enterprise, government and society
  • Big data implications in enterprise models and practices
  • Big data and industry standards
  • Big data models and query languages
  • Big data management for smart solutions
  • Big data real-time analytics
  • Big data and forensic science
  • Big data security, privacy and trust policies
  • Cloud-based big data analytics
  • Big data and information quality
  • Data lakes for analytics
  • Evolution of big data and its knowledge implications
  • Hadoop ecosystem in big data research
  • Internet of Things (IOT) evolution for enterprise
  • Smart data evolution for enterprise
  • (Big) open data
  • *-as-a-services cloud evolution and big data as-a-service

Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 30 November, 2016
Notification to authors: 15 February, 2017
Final versions due: 15 March, 2017

27 August 2016

Special issue published: "Innovation and Industrial Logistics"

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management 25(1) 2016

Extended versions of papers presented at ICIL 2014.
  • Performance of hospitals operating departments: the effect of logistic parameters
  • Stochastic timed Petri nets to dynamically design and simulate industrial production processes
  • Neurofuzzy technology to evaluate the environmental performance of the cargo transportation mode 
  • Green supply chain management performance: a study of Brazilian oil and gas companies
  • Influence of stock shortage in integrated logistic systems: an under-estimated importance
  • Triple-objective models for portfolio optimisation with symmetric and percentile risk measures
  • The strategic relevance of logistics: new perspectives
  • Greening transport activities in the food retail supply chain

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering are now available here for free:
  • Goal-oriented testing for MASs
  • A unification-based approach to configure generic protocols into agent interaction models
  • Agent-based conference management: a case study in SODA

Call for papers: "Approaching Security Challenges and their Remedies"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions.

We, the end-users, always prefer not to spend more on resource utilisation, storage and administration. Also, we like to share resources with our fellow members. Ultimately this leads to networking. When networking plays a vital role in different forms, broadly wired and wireless, security is an inevitable issue.

Security attacks can arise from multiple sources. The attacker need not be a competitor or a foe, he or she can be an employee of the same institute - a dissatisfied employee or one who has been dismissed. Flash crowds and aggressive legitimate users also deplete resources and could also be attackers.

Network size has increased enormously. This special issue will therefore focus on the forthcoming, unidentified security issues in the various networking fields, and will also explore ways of mitigating threat vulnerability providing real-time solutions in cyberspace.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Security and privacy of data in mobile devices
  • Security and monitoring of sensors in IoT
  • Cyber security engineering
  • Security and privacy of data in cloud computing
  • Cloud Intrusion detection and mitigation
  • Electronic commerce security
  • Mitigating security issues in 3G and 4G networks
  • Communication privacy and anonymity
  • Distributed denial of service
  • Security in routing
  • End-to-end security and privacy
  • Security challenges in mobile health care
  • Wearable computing and body area networks
  • NFC and li-fi security challenges

Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 30 November, 2016
Notification to authors: 30 January, 2017
Final versions due: 25 March, 2017


Special issue published: "Coordinated Control of Multi-Agent Systems: Theory and Applications"

International Journal of Automation and Logistics 2(3) 2016

  • Second-order node-to-node consensus of nonlinear multi-agent systems via pinning control
  • A survey of continuous finite-time consensus algorithms in multi-agent systems
  • Averaging approach for consensus of fast switching multi-agent networks with delayed communications
  • Time synchronisation in wireless sensor networks under energy-efficient spanning tree protocol
  • Analysis for hidden-geometry phenomenon of epidemic spreading in metapopulation networks
  • Hierarchy robust control for unmanned quadrotor helicopter without linear velocity measurement

26 August 2016

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research increases issues

The International Journal of Business Innovation and Research has announced that it will be increasing issues from eight to twelve from 2017 onwards.

New Editor for International Journal of Healthcare Policy

Prof. Daniel Burman from Walden University in the USA has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Healthcare Policy.

Special issue published: "Sustainable Nanoelectronics"

International Journal of Nanotechnology 13(7) 2016

Extended versions of papers presented at the 6th IEEE International Nanoelectronics Conference (IEEE INEC 2014).
  • Characterisation of Ti-doped indium tin oxide nanoparticles synthesised by co-precipitation process
  • Amorphous layers by electron beam evaporator deposition for hetero-junction with intrinsic thin layer solar cells applications
  • Comprehensive investigation on array-type dummy active diffused region and gate geometries using narrow NMOSFETs with SiC S/D stressors
  • Atomic scale nanoelectronics for quantum neuromorphic devices: comparing different materials
  • Electrical properties and applications of carbon nanotube composites
  • Synthesis and electrochemical properties of nanosized polyoxovanadate K7[NiV13O38] hybridised with carbon conductive additives
  • Synchrotron X-ray absorption spectroscopy study of disordered cation distribution of nanosized zinc ferrite powders
  • Gold and silver resonators and their optical properties

Newly announced journal: International Journal of Intelligent Machines and Robotics

The International Journal of Intelligent Machines and Robotics is an academic platform which puts the emphasis on disseminating state-of-art technology in the interdisciplinary fields of machine intelligence, advanced robots and real-life applications. This is important because of the ubiquitous nature of intelligent machines and their increasing impact on society. Aiming to fill the gap between academia and industry, IJIMR also welcomes the contributions on robotics and automation education.

25 August 2016

Call for papers: "Advances in Intelligent Big Data Analytics"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Intelligent Engineering Informatics.

Big data analytics is a novel research approach used in modern times to understand and solve complex problems. It finds its applications in modelling complex business solutions. Big data is scattered, heterogeneous and is of the size of thousands of terabytes. Intelligent analysis and the management of such huge data is made possible using emerging techniques and tools provided by information and communication technology.

Big data analysis is a multi-dimensional, expanding research field exploring applications in every sphere of technological advancement, be it engineering, applied mathematics, medicine, computational biology, healthcare, social networks, finance, business, government, education, transportation and telecommunications.

The aim of this special issue is to provide an open platform for prospective researchers for discussion of new advancements in big data analytics, development and applications using efficient techniques. We encourage researchers to submit original works which will enrich prospective researchers and provide novel and improved techniques based on some of the areas mentioned below, although not limited to these areas, since "research does not follow any boundaries”.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Big data analytics, development, applications
  • Software/hardware tools and techniques for big data management
  • Security issues for big data management
  • Use of information technology for intelligent data analytics
  • Artificial intelligence, decision support systems
  • Automated reasoning
  • Hybridisation of intelligent models/algorithms in distributed environment
  • Data mining/warehousing process
  • Exploratory/ knowledge based data analysis
  • Bio-inspired computation
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Neural computing
  • Swarm optimisation
  • Fuzzy analytics
  • Pattern matching and extraction
  • Machine learning
  • Advanced statistical techniques for intelligent data analysis
  • Social engineering
  • Human-machine interaction
  • Cognitive and ambient intelligence

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

Special issue published: "Localisation and Positioning for Healthcare Applications"

International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing 23(1/2) 2016
  • Multi sensor system for pedestrian tracking and activity recognition in indoor environments
  • Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack detection using data mining approach in cloud-assisted wireless body area networks
  • iPil: improving passive indoor localisation via link-based CSI features
  • Consumer health information organising and mobile acquiring based on topic maps
  • Patient localisation with smart phones using public cloud
  • A range-free localisation algorithm based on connectivity in wireless sensor networks
  • Robust localisation algorithm for large scale 3D wireless sensor networks
  • Comparability of RF-based indoor localisation solutions in heterogeneous environments: an experimental study
  • Energy optimised resource scheduling algorithm for private cloud computing
  • A hidden Markov model combined with RFID-based sensors for accurate vehicle route prediction

International Journal of Business Excellence increases issues

The International Journal of Business Excellence has announced that it will be increasing issues from eight to twelve from 2017 onwards.

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Nanoparticles

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Nanoparticles are now available here for free:
  • Preparation and characterisation of antibacterial silver-containing nanofibres for wound healing in diabetic mice
  • Recent developments in enzymatic biofuel cell: towards implantable integrated micro-devices
  • Electric field enhancement of gold tip optical antenna
  • Silver nanoparticles: green route of synthesis and antimicrobial profile
  • The effect of Zn/S-nanoparticles on the thermal stability of Schiff-base polyamide
  • Application of nanoparticles for pesticides, herbicides, fertilisers and animals feed management

24 August 2016

Special issue published: "Security and Trust Issues in Peer-To-Peer Networks"

International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering 13(2) 2016
  • Detection and mitigation of the eclipse attack in chord overlays
  • Traversing Bitcoin's P2P network: insights into the structure of a decentralised currency
  • Neighbourhood failures in covert communication network topologies
  • Distributed reputation management for service-oriented peer-to-peer enterprise communities
  • A traffic identification based on PSO-RBF neural network in peer-to-peer network
  • A fuzzy logic-based sustainable and trusted routing for P2P enabled smart grid
  • The expert identification in the cyber knowledge community
  • Implementation of a social widget system for enhancing the interaction among social networking websites
  • Co-op advertising models in one manufacturer-two retailers supply chains with spillover effect

Call for papers: "Non-Conventional Energy Technology"

For a special issue of the Interdisciplinary Environmental Review.

The aim of this special issue is to assimilate the latest research in “non-conventional energy technology” and the areas affected by technological advancements in this field. We aim to provide a platform where scientists, researchers, academicians, industry experts, new aspirants, as well as students of science and technology can come together and engage in a fruitful exchange of views and ideas pertaining to the theme of the conference.

However, the scope is not limited, and is wide enough to encompass other related concerns which include environmental and socio-economic impact, security and defence technology, innovative designs, enhancements and improvements in existing frameworks, sustainable technological advancement, societal welfare etc. We intend to bring together a compilation of research work from the best minds from around the world to cover all aspects of non-conventional energy technology from a multi-disciplinary perspective.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the International Conference on New and Renewable Energy Resources for a Sustainable future. (ICONRER-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:
  • Non-conventional energy
  • Solar energy technologies
  • Energy modelling and analysis
  • Socio-economic Impact and policies
  • Nanotechnology
  • Energy storage technologies
  • Environmental pollution control
  • Green technologies and green buildings
  • Gasification and pyrolysis
  • Alternative fuels and fuel cell technologies
  • Strategies for energy demand and use optimization
  • Sustainable consumption and production
  • CO2 capture, storage, and utilisation
  • Heating and cooling systems
  • Smart grids
  • Energy metrology

Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 15 December, 2016
Notification to authors: 15 February, 2017
Final versions due: 15 April, 2017

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy are now available here for free:
  • Building multi-factor stock selection models using balanced split regression trees with sorting normalisation and hybrid variables
  • Long-range prediction of retail sales using recurrent radial basis function neural network
  • The importance of business incubation in developing countries: case study approach
  • The use of foresight information in small and medium-sized enterprises - the role of intermediary organisations

Special issue published: "Big Data and Cloud Computing Challenges"

International Journal of Big Data Intelligence 3(3) 2016

Extended versions of papers presented at the 2015 International Symposium on Big Data and Cloud
Computing Challenges (ISBCC).
  • Auto-scale: automatic scaling of virtualised resources using neuro-fuzzy reinforcement learning approach
  • Service provisioning of flexible advance reservation leases in IaaS clouds
  • A trigger-based introspection approach for cloud incident handling
  • Discovery of semantic associations in an RDF graph using bi-directional BFS on massively parallel hardware
Additional papers
  • Secure multi-owner-based cloud computing scheme for big data
  • Distortion-free fragile watermark for relational databases
  • PQsel: combining privacy with quality of service in cloud service selection