22 July 2017

New free sample article added to Editor's Picks for International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business

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Call for papers: "Tourism 2.0 and Supply Chain Analytics: Present Trends and Future Directions"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Digital Culture and Electronic Tourism.

In recent times, Internet technologies including social media and web 2.0 created a huge impact on tourism, especially in the way tourists create and access information using User Generated Content (UGC) (Xiang & Gretzel, 2010; Xiang, Magnini & Fesenmaier, 2015;Narangajavana et.al., 2017). Social media generates enormous data through different stakeholders (viz. Tourist, Tour Operators, regulators etc.), and the information generated influences the overall supply chain (Jacobsen & Munar, 2012; Joshi, 2017). The Tourism Supply Chain has in recent times turned into a highly information-intensive system while integrating information generation, its dissemination and distribution across TSCM (Yoo & Gretzel, 2009).

Moreover, the innovations driven by the Internet of Things (IoT) (Weber and Weber, 2010; Trequattrini et al., 2016; Murray et al., 2016) have important implications for tourism development, because travel involves movement through time and space and this “smart” environment will grow to be aware of, and be able to address, the travellers’ contextual needs (Gretzel et al., 2015). Whereas the privacy and security concern has become vital in such systems (Yoo & Gretzel, 2009; Weber, 2010; Nie et.al.,2016; Narangajavana et.al., 2017; Choi and Lee, 2017; Zhou, Wang and Li, 2017).

Despite the importance of information and data analysis in Tourism 2.0, there are several challenges and issues, viz.: (a). Tourist digital ecosystem vis-à-vis conventional Tourism Supply Chains; (b). Adoption and Change Management issues towards Digital Tourism/ Smart Tourism; (c). Policy and Strategic Formulation for Tourism 2.0; (d) Big Data Challenges across tourism 2.0 ecosystem.

The special issue aims to discuss and identify the conceptual and practical implication of Tourism Analytics across the supply Chain.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:
  • Concepts and theories on Tourism 2.0
  • Web analytics across tourism supply chain
  • Case studies on Tourism 2.0
  • Business models and roles of ICT
  • Security and privacy issues in Tourism 2.0
  • Social network analysis using smart tourism
  • Policy, strategy and management in Tourism 2.0

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 15 February, 2018
Notification to authors: 15 June, 2018
Final versions due by: 15 February, 2019

Inderscience is media partner for Smart Solar PV Forum: Data Analysis and IoT

Inderscience is a media partner for Smart Solar PV Forum: Data Analysis and IoT (26 - 27 October 2017, Berlin, Germany).

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21 July 2017

Inderscience is media partner for Energy from Waste 2017

Inderscience is a media partner for Energy from Waste 2017 (6 - 7 December 2017, London, UK).

The journals involved are:

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Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management are now available here for free:
  • Setting the stage for innovation: towards a conceptual model of the HR-innovation link
  • 'Healthy organisations': developing the self-managing employee
  • Evaluation of a position in a non-profit organisation: employee attitudes and monetary indicators of effectiveness
  • Organisational commitment and turnover intentions in humanitarian organisations
  • Cognitive styles and the effects of stress from cognitive load and time pressures on judgemental decision making with learning simulations: Implications for HRD
  • Transformational leadership: an investigation of Bass's model in the context of Indian professionals
  • Factors influencing the retention of international IT talent: an empirical investigation in Singapore

Call for papers: "Intelligent Techniques for Ad-hoc and Wireless Sensor Networks"

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

Recently, Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have gained great attention due to their ability to work effectively in different working fields. However, collecting and processing data in a WSN environment is still a big challenge because of the limitations of WSNs resources. There are great efforts to apply intelligent models in WSNs to collect, transmit, and process data especially in real time applications. This special issue aims to gather latest research and development achievements in this area and to promote their applications in all important fields with society needs. In addition, it aims to set the main guidelines towards building and implementing an intelligent data routing model that improves a WSN's performance.

The issue will provide a systematic overview and state-of-the-art research in the field of intelligent algorithms used in WSNs to improve their performance, and will outline new developments in fundamental, approaches, methodologies, software systems, and applications in this area.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:
  • Intelligent routing techniques in WSN
  • Intelligent network clustering techniques
  • Intelligent data fusion and aggregation
  • Intelligent mobility management
  • Intelligent query and data dissemination
  • Intelligent resource management
  • Intelligent routing in delay tolerant networks
  • Intelligent routing protocols for WSN
  • Intelligent self-organising networks
  • Intelligent vehicular ad hoc network
  • Reliability, resiliency and fault tolerance techniques
  • Swarm intelligence based localisation in WSN Secure data routing in WSN

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 15 October, 2017
Notification to authors: 15 December, 2017
Final versions due by: 31 January, 2018

20 July 2017

Inderscience is media partner for 3rd Annual Advanced Subsea Power and Heating Cables for the Oil and Gas Industry Forum

Inderscience is media partner for 3rd Annual Advanced Subsea Power and Heating Cables for the Oil and Gas Industry Forum (26 - 27 September 2017, Edinburgh, UK).

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Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Product Development

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Product Development are now available here for free:
  • An integration model for innovative products in Korea and China: bio-based smart clothing
  • An action research approach to early concept iteration in a design consultancy
  • A road map for implementing lean and agile techniques in SMEs product development teams
  • Reconnoitring how structural design in the context of industrial design engineering evolves

Inderscience is media partner for Smart Homes Forum

Inderscience is a media partner for Smart Homes Forum (7 - 8 September 2017, Berlin, Germany).

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Special issue published: "Generative Approaches for Managing Human Capital for Sustainable Growth"

International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management 17(1/2) 2017.
  • Hindering appreciative intelligence® and follower sensemaking through hostile leadership
  • Positive approaches to enhance customer-focused knowledge sharing culture in a financial services organisation
  • Conducting appreciative inquiry in the virtual world
  • The resilience of appreciative inquiry allies: business education sustains the business community
  • Approaches to enhancing communication between healthcare providers and recipients
  • Integrated reporting and its impact on organisational change
  • Managing for results: the US Coast Guard Marine Safety program
  • Innovation, resiliency and transformation: leveraging the strength of older marginalised women
  • Preparing for transformational change: a framework for assessing organisational change readiness
  • Leading with emotional labour: the interplay of six emotions
  • Betrayal of local government whistleblowers: expecting rights and resources, facing harsh realities

19 July 2017

Call for papers: "Advances in Engineering Education"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Higher Education and Sustainability.

Currently, knowledge about engineering education presents great interest in improving communication between professors, researchers and students in universities, engineering schools, institutes, laboratories and industry. The development of the educational system is fundamental for sustainable technological change. This special issue will be focused on advances in engineering education with emphasis in curriculum development, pedagogy and didactic aspects. Articles with case studies in engineering education for sustainability are welcome.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:
  • Bolonha process
  • Continuing education
  • Curricula change
  • Higher education for sustainability
  • Erasmus programme
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Performance indicators
  • Teaching and learning
  • Teaching methods
  • Pedagogy and didactic
  • Soft skills
  • Management education 


Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 31 December, 2017
Notification to authors: 31 March, 2018
Final versions due by: 30 June, 2018

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Technology Policy and Law

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Technology Policy and Law are now available here for free:
  • Lesotho telecommunications sector reform: an assessment of regulatory governance and substance
  • Implications of China's latest statute on internet and the forthcoming real-name registration scheme
  • Using technology in human trafficking: international law perspective and reflections within Middle Eastern countries
  • Reformulating the 'fair dealing' defence in copyright law to accommodate transformative musical works and maximise creativity in Australia

Inderscience is media partner for Ophthalmic Drugs

Inderscience is a media partner for Ophthalmic Drugs (28 - 29 November 2017, London, UK).

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Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Corporate Governance 

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Corporate Governance are now available here for free:
  • Managing corporate governance management of family firms in South Asia: evidence from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
  • Corporate governance in Vietnam - its significance and challenges
  • Analysis of mandatory CSR expenditure in India: a survey
  • The price impact of block transactions in the Netherlands

18 July 2017

International Journal of Information and Communication Technology to publish extended papers from 8th International Congress of Information and Communication Technology

Extended versions of papers presented at the 8th International Congress of Information and Communication Technology (27 - 28 January 2018, Xiamen, China) will be published by the International Journal of Information and Communication Technology.

Call for papers: "Materials for Smart Cities: Applications and Advanced Technologies"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Materials and Product Technology.

The key factors to build a smart city which is the urban centre of the future will be the use of smart materials with increasing levels of functionality and facilities. Smart materials find a wide range of applications due to their varied response to external events, and are able to create a sustainable environment which is an eco-friendly and energy efficient system. Currently advanced technologies related to materials are being investigated and developed to face many challenges and needs like longevity, cost, industrial probity, and so on. This will enable many solutions to problems related to smart cities.

Submitted papers are expected to cover state-of-the-art technologies, theoretical concepts, standards, products implementation, ongoing research projects and innovative applications of smart materials for smart cities.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the International Conference on Computational Materials Science and Thermodynamic Systems (CMST 2018), 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:
  • Stimuli-responsive polymers
  • Electro-responsive
  • E-textiles, piezoelectric
  • Smart composites
  • Self-healing materials
  • Shape memory materials: state-of-the-art research and applications
  • Energy harvesting via smart materials
  • New materials and methods for cultural heritage cleaning and preservation
  • Quantum dots for transistors, solar cells, leds, diode lasers and medical imaging
  • Energy harvesting
  • Piezochromic
  • Optical fibres
  • Energy Saving Coating Technology (ESCT)
  • Zero Energy Building (ZEB)
  • Smart manufacturing
  • Piezoelectric materials
  • Intelligent systems, sensing and actuation, adaptive structures, and active control

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 30 March, 2018
Notification to authors: 30 May, 2018
Final versions due by: 30 June, 2018

Special issue published: "Information Law and Ethics"

International Journal of Technology Policy and Law 3(1) 2017.

  • Behind a veil of obscurity - anonymity, encryption, free speech and privacy
  • The State vs. Oscar Pistorius: a critical analysis of media coverage and the court of public opinion
  • Understanding digital piracy through the lens of psychosocial, criminological and cultural factors
  • Awareness and knowledge of cyber ethics by library and information science doctoral students in two Nigerian universities
  • Artificial reproductive technologies and the right to the truth about genetic and biographic origins
  • Sharing is caring vs. stealing is wrong: a moral argument for limiting copyright protection

Additional paper
  • A synthesised approach for antitrust interference in the exercise of SEPs: comparative perspectives from China, USA and EU

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics are now available here for free:
  • Corporate social responsibility and firm market performance: a study of Indian listed companies
  • Earnings quality in an ethics perspective
  • Reconstructing IT governance using Foucault
  • Examining the corporate social responsibility orientation in developing countries: an empirical investigation of the Carroll's CSR pyramid

17 July 2017

Inderscience is media partner for 12th Annual Cold Chain Distribution

Inderscience is a media partner for 12th Annual Cold Chain Distribution (13 - 14 December 2017, London, UK).

The journals invovled are:
  • Int. J. of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling 
  • Int. J. of Integrated Supply Management 
  • Int. J. of Logistics Systems and Management 
  • Int. J. of Supply Chain and Inventory Management 
  • Int. J. of Supply Chain and Operations Resilience 
  • Int. J. of Shipping and Transport Logistics
 
More information on this event is available here.


Call for papers: "Hybrid Computational Intelligence in Big Data Analytics and Cloud Computing"

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

This special issue will attract researchers, developers, users, students and practitioners from the fields of big data, systems architecture, services research, virtualization, security and privacy, high performance computing, always with an emphasis on how to build cloud computing platforms with real impact.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 2017 Third IEEE International Conference on research in Computational Intelligence and Communication Networks (ICRCICN), 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:
  • Big data management
  • Big data search and mining
  • Big data application
  • Big data security, privacy and trust
  • Cloud service management
  • Cloud privacy management
  • Cloud resource management
  • IoT applications and mobile cloud models

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 15 February, 2018
Notification to authors: 15 April, 2018
Final versions due by: 30 June, 2018

15 July 2017

Special issue published: "Massive Data Processing and Cloud Storage"

International Journal of Web and Grid Services 13(3) 2017.

  • New efficient chosen ciphertext secure Elgamal encryption schemes for secure Cloud storage service
  • TrDup: enhancing secure data deduplication with user traceability in cloud computing
  • A novel utilisation-aware energy consumption model for content distribution networks
  • Sensitivity-based synchronisation protocol to prevent illegal information flow among objects
  • ATMSim: a Hadoop and self-similarity-based simulator for collecting, detecting, measuring and analysing anomalous traffic
  • Stream-based live entity resolution approach with adaptive duplicate count strategy

Research Picks Extra – July 2017

Smoke and fires
New research into smoke and fire detection published this month in the International Journal of Signal and Imaging Systems Engineering suggests that a fire can be detected earlier and with fewer false alarms if the various detection technologies utilize image processing as well as sensor technology. Malik Mohamed Umar and colleagues at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam explain that smoke is a good indicator of conditions in a building or other environment that might ultimately develop into a potentially lethal fire. As such smoke detectors are key to warning occupants of a fire having started. There are several devices that can detect smoke for disaster prevention. However, the team suggests that image processing is far more effective especially in terms of avoid false alarms triggered by bathroom steam, cigarette smoke, burnt toast or other common false alarms.
Malik, M., De Silva, L.C., Saifullah Abu Bakar, M. and Iskandar Petra, M. (2017) ‘State of the art of smoke and fire detection using image processing‘, Int. J. Signal and Imaging Systems Engineering, Vol. 10, Nos. 1/2, pp.22-30.
Supercritical drying of carbon dioxide
As atmospheric carbon dioxide levels continue to rise through human activities, specifically the burning of fossil fuels – coal, oil and natural gas – it is unlikely that the future climate will be as comfortable as it is today. As such, there are many efforts to find alternative energy sources that are close to carbon neutral, wind, solar, tidal, to name a few. However, there is also a need to remediate the damage already done as we attempt to head towards a sustainable future. Technologies that extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere would have to be carried out on a geological scale and would only be truly beneficial if the energy and resources they needed were themselves carbon neutral. Steps towards such a system is being developed by researchers from China and the US. They are developing an aerogel sorbent, amine hybrid silica aerogel, that can absorb the greenhouse gas. Moreover, the material is more effective with higher humidity.
Kong, Y., Shen, X., Cui, S. and Fan, M. (2017) ‘Supercritical drying: a promising technique on synthesis of sorbent for CO2 capture‘, Int. J. Global Warming, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp.228-241.
Recycling rechargeable batteries
Rechargeable lithium batteries have a limited lifespan as drivers of electric vehicles and anyone who uses a modern portable electronic device knows only too well. Moreover, the cobalt and lithium metals, which are essential components of these batteries, need to be reclaimed from expired batteries. Researchers in Malaysia have taken steps towards and efficient and effective way to retrieve the cobalt from such batteries. Once processed to calcinate the material and remove any organic compounds, the team was able to extra 90-99% of the cobalt from a used battery using their high-temperature technique. Of course, such recycling must itself be carried out using sustainable energy and resources otherwise some of the benefit will be negated.
Rahman, A. and Afroz, R. (2017) ‘Lithium battery recycling management and policy‘, Int. J. Energy Technology and Policy, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp.278-291.
The entropy of walking
Human gait is a fascinating area of biometrics and pedestrian dynamics. Individuals can be recognized from the way they walk even if we cannot see their face while understanding the movements of a crowd or group of people as they walk can tell us a lot about social activity. Researchers in Portugal are taking a thermodynamic approach to understanding human gait in terms of the disorder, or entropy, that arises as a crowd moves around. Self-selected gait speed, and gait transitions from walking to running, can be linked to, and understood based on the quantification of entropy generation, Antonio Miguel of the University of Evora, Portugal reports. Moreover, he has demonstrated through this analytical approach that there exist repulsive forces between pedestrians that ensure interpersonal distances are moderated by the energy of the crowd and dissipation of energy.
Miguel, A.F. (2017) ‘Entropy generation: a path for understanding human gait patterns and crowd dynamics‘, Int. J. Exergy, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp.18-30.