21 February 2017

Call for papers: "Computational Intelligence: Theory, Methods and Applications"

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

This special issue aims to share the findings of researchers and scholars in the field of knowledge mining, web intelligence, multi agent system and knowledge-based machine learning. It will not only take stock of trends and developments in the globally competitive environment, but will also provide future directions for young researchers and practitioners. The special issue will be of immense benefit to researchers, academicians, industry professionals and participants from technical institutes and R&D organisations, and also so students working in the field of artificial intelligence.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the International Conference on Smart Computing and Communication (SmartTech-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:
  • Neural networks
  • Fuzzy logic
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Agents and multi-agent systems
  • Swarm intelligence
  • Expert systems
  • Supervised/unsupervised learning
  • Decision making
  • Support vector machines
  • Bayesian networks
  • Ant colony optimisation
  • Natural language processing
  • Knowledge-based machine learning

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

Special issue published: "Rapid Design, Prototyping and Manufacturing"

International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing 6(2/3) 2017

Extended versions of papers presented at the 14th Rapid Design, Prototyping and Manufacturing Conference (RDPM).
  • Tensile and fatigue failure of 3D printed parts with continuous fibre reinforcement
  • Directing self-assembly to grow adaptive physical structures
  • 3D sand printing for automotive mass production applications
  • Smoother and stronger high speed sintered elastomers through surface modification process
  • Product personalisation using personally meaningful data and the creation of new product attributes
  • Towards additive manufacture of next-generation prosthetics, assessing emerging CAD strategies for improving the existing CAD process
  • Commons people: additive manufacturing enabled collaborative commons production (by design)

International Journal of Computational Economics and Econometrics to publish expanded papers from ICOAE 2017

Extended versions of papers presented at ICOAE 2017 (6 - 8 July 2017, Coventry, England) will be published by the International Journal of Computational Economics and Econometrics.

Call for papers: "Empowering Innovation in the Public Sector"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management.

Developing a better understanding of innovation in public sector management and its infrastructure is gaining traction among policy makers and researchers all around the world. Organisations are increasingly using external knowledge and new paradigms to enhance innovative effects for improving public values.
This special issue aims to present new developments and perspectives in technology approaches and related analysis designed to improve individual, group, organisational and inter-organisational performance.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • IT-enabled innovation in the public sector
  • Role of online communities
  • Security management in the public sector
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Cloud computing for data management
  • Big data management
  • Data mining in public sectors
  • Open innovation business models
  • Information infrastructure
Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 15 May, 2017
Notification to authors: 30 June, 2017
Final versions due: 30 July, 2017

20 February 2017

Special issue published: "Governance of Inter-Firm Networks in the Automotive Industry: the Static-Dynamic Efficiency Paradox"

International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management 17(1) 2017
  • Characteristics of project-based alliances: evidence from the automotive industry
  • In-house production versus specific forms of supplier governance: testing predictions of the global value chains model
  • The exercise of power in inter-organisational relationships in response to changes in the institutional environment: cases from the European automotive industry
  • Relational resources and capabilities in acquisitions, joint ventures and alliances in the automotive industry
  • Automaker-supplier relationships and new product development in the truck industry: the case of Volvo do Brasil

Call for papers: "Niche Tourism and Residents' Well-being in Island Destinations"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Tourism Anthropology.

Islands, due to various characteristics such as idyllic environments, remoteness and rich natural and cultural fabric, have always been considered desirable destinations. In fact, islands have relied on tourism not only for increasing their economic prosperity, but also for effectively handling challenges they face such as limited resources, segregation, dependency on the rest world, and structural concerns. As such, tourism for many islands has become one of their main pillars of development as well as a core source of income and employment. Nonetheless, in our turbulent globalised environment more and more islands need to find ways to deal with significant competitive forces while at the same time keep their genuine character, without compromising their attractiveness.

In this regard, island destinations endeavour to develop special forms of tourism with the aim of diversifying their tourism product, acquiring competitive edge and ultimately rejuvenating their tourism industries. With evidence that contemporary global trends require islands to be competitive but also sustainable for their future development, emphasis needs to be given to matters regarding how efficiently and effectively niche tourism is managed and how this can influence expansion of the prosperity of local residents. Moreover, in a time where niche forms of tourism seem to counterbalance the misruled mass tourism development of recent decades, practices concerning how islands destinations are planned and projected are questioned in terms of their effectiveness and/or adverse impacts on their sustainable development in economic, environmental and sociocultural terms, and also impact on island residents’ well-being.

An important theme that therefore needs to be addressed is the identification of how niche forms of tourism developed on island destinations may affect the overall prosperity of the islands’ inhabitants. In this respect, the aim of this special issue is to examine various special forms of niche tourism on islands; how these could be sustainably developed and managed under current global conditions, intensive competition and various types of crises (environmental, economic, political, social); and mainly, how they can affect the overall quality of life of indigenous people. The issue will provide an opportunity for academics, practitioners, policy makers, consultants and researchers to discuss and exchange ideas and methodologies concerning the various types of niche tourism on islands, their contributions to maximising tourism potential as well as their residents’ well-being, and strategies and measures for their long-term sustainable development.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers that focus on (but not limited to) the following themes applied to an island context:
  • Sustainable tourism development: competitiveness versus sustainability and residents' well-being
  • Best practices for special forms of tourism management and residents' well-being
  • Criticism of niche tourism forms on islands and residents' well-being
  • Sustainable management of island destinations
  • Niche tourism and destination authenticity
  • Niche tourism on islands and cultural changes, cultural/interest conflicts
  • Globalisation, industrialisation, commercialisation, post-modernism and island residents' prosperity
  • Hosts and guests, individuality, collectivity, stakeholders, community, welfare
  • Social/economic/ethical/familial roles, structure/impact, social class
  • The role of local residents on the niche tourism experience
  • Niche tourists' motivation, behaviour and perceptions
  • Sociocultural impacts of niche tourism and residents' well-being
  • Minorities, indigenous populations, folk art/customs, literature, art, museums, religion
  • Event tourism and residents' well-being
  • Socioeconomic and political dimensions of niche tourism on islands and residents' well-being
  • Niche tourism on islands and residents' well-being; implications for the elderly, women, children, the disabled; gender equality
  • Niche tourism on islands and terrorism, disasters, crises, politics, democracy/human rights, war, peace

Important Dates
Submission of abstracts (300 words approximately) (by email): 30 June, 2017
Submission of manuscripts (online): 20 December, 2017
Notification to authors: 25 March, 2018
Final versions due: 24 June, 2018

First issue: International Journal of Research, Innovation and Commercialisation (free sample issue available)

The International Journal of Research, Innovation and Commercialisation primarily focuses on the commercialisation of research and innovation results. This critical process is now recognised as the RIC (Research-Innovation-Commercialisation) concept for technological success. As a result of this, there is increasing interest in streamlining research and innovation efforts to bring the outcomes to commercialisable products. IJRIC is in a prime position to fill a gap in the literature by bringing together the three key categories of research, innovation and commercialisation and their theories and practices.

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

Special issue published: "Recent Applications of Computer Science and Technology"

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology 55(1) 2017

Extended versions of papers presented at the International Conference on Automation, Control, Engineering and Computer Science (ACECS-2015).
  • BDI-agent-based quantum-behaved PSO for shipboard power system reconfiguration
  • A constructive heuristic for the two-dimensional bin packing based on value correction
  • State and fault estimation based on interval type-2 fuzzy inference system optimised by genetic algorithms
  • Modelling and identification of an irrigation station using hybrid possibilistic c-means and fuzzy particle swarm optimisation
  • Disturbance influence on neuronal system modelling
  • Robust fault detection and isolation in bond graph modelled processes with Bayesian networks
  • An enumerative biclustering algorithm based on greatest common divisor: application to DNA microarray data
  • Identification and development of a real-time motion control for a mobile robot's DC gear motor
  • Simulation model of pedestrians swarm in evacuation situations

19 February 2017

Call for papers: "Synergising Digital-based Technology, Accounting and Management in Developing Business Sustainability and Economic Growth in Emerging Markets"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management.

For many years, emerging markets such as BRIC, South Korea and Indonesia were perceived as bearing higher economic potential yet higher risk compared to their more-developed counterparts. Innovative use of digital-based technology has long been expected to be the key driver for tapping into the economic potential of emerging markets sustainably. Hence improving access to valuable insights and best practices in the application of digital-based technology by businesses in emerging markets has never been more important.
Therefore, this special issue calls for researchers to report their findings regarding the latest developments in digital-based technology integration in management and accounting practices, particularly in emerging markets.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:
  • Economics and policy studies
  • Start-up and small business development
  • Human capital and talent development
  • Knowledge management
  • Strategic management and decision making
  • Innovation management
  • Big data, data sciences, data mining
  • e-Business
  • e-Government
  • e-Governance
  • Internet Of Things
  • ICT for society
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Operations and quality management
  • Performance management
  • Green marketing
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Financial accounting
  • Accounting information systems
  • Managerial accounting
  • Capital market
  • Public sector accounting
  • Islamic accounting
  • Social accounting
  • Corporate finance
  • Market discipline
  • Behavioural finance
  • International finance
  • Risk management
  • Market microstructure
  • Business ethics
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Sustainability
  • Islamic finance

Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 2 August, 2017
Notification to authors: 4 October, 2017
Final versions due: 6 December, 2017

International Journal of Electronic Marketing and Retailing to publish expanded papers from ICES2k17

Extended versions of papers presented at the International Conference on Electronic Sciences (9-10 March 2017, Coimbatore, India) will be published by the International Journal of Electronic Marketing and Retailing.

18 February 2017

Special issue published: "Specialised Discourse and Language on Energy, Ecology and Environment"

Progress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal 10(2/3) 2016

Extended versions of papers presented at the 2014 International Conference "Energy, Environment and Ecology and the Intersecting Contributions of Specialized Languages, Discourse, Culture and Disciplines”.
  • What does 'clean energy' refer to?
  • Black gold, green marketing: multimodal analysis of the environmental sustainability discourse of the world's largest petroleum companies
  • Reconciling energy and the environment: emerging webgenres in the oil industry
  • Energy, environment and environmentalism: Wales with/vs. Britain
  • Civil society and nuclear plants in cross-border regions: the mobilisation against Fessenheim- and Cattenom nuclear power stations
  • Fukushima and its treatment in the press
  • The evolution of environmental ideas in the city: the activist work of three Los Angeles artists
  • IT-enabled comprehensive building environmental assessment
  • Measuring the specific land requirements of large-scale metal mines for iron, bauxite, copper, gold and silver
  • Halal business and sustainability: strategies, resources and capabilities of halal third-party logistics (3PLs)
  • Prospecting of renewable energy technologies for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi: a techno-economic analysis

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology

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  • Helmet-mounted eye control system for pupil recognition and position
  • Displacement-constrained vibration-attenuation controller design for linear structure systems with parameter uncertainties
  • Adaptive modelling of non-linear errors-in-variables systems
  • A fast transition of linear temporal logic formulae to transition-based Büchi automata
  • Least square support vector machine for structural reliability analysis
  • Motion estimation using the total variation-local-global optical flow and the structure-texture image decomposition
  • An area-adaptive multi-level layout for social network visualisation
  • A non-contact human-computer interaction application design based on electrostatic current of human body
  • Mobile tracking system and optical tracking integration for mobile mixed reality
  • Modelling and evaluating CCUS: a survey

Special issue published: "Knowledge Transfer and its Impact on Commercial Processes"

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation 14(3/4) 2016
  • Relational investigation: psychological capital with psychological wellbeing and mediating role of organisational citizenship behaviour
  • Biotechnologies: market structuring and competitive strategies
  • Using Idea 2 Product Labs® as a strategy for accelerating technology transfer
  • The centrality of university spin-offs within their meso-level network. An assessment of impacts on firm performance
  • Beyond research and development: policy options for overcoming obstacles to commercialisation of R&D results in Nigeria
  • Factors influencing adoption of clinical information system in private clinics in Chennai, India

Call for papers: "Cyber Manufacturing – Emerging Frontiers in Sensing, Modelling and Control"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing.

The aim of this special issue is to present recent research advancements in cyber manufacturing. The 2016 Whitehouse report on advanced manufacturing emphasises the burgeoning need for fundamental research in next-generation technologies to spur manufacturing innovation. An information transparent cyber manufacturing paradigm is a key component of this thrust. Novel sensing, analytics, physical process modelling, part measurement and materials testing strategies, among other things, are consequential milestones that must be achieved to fully capitalise the revolutionary potential of cyber manufacturing.
Work in all areas of advanced manufacturing and materials processing including, but not limited to, the following will be considered: additive manufacturing; non-traditional manufacturing; subtractive, formative, nano manufacturing; robotics; pharmaceutical manufacturing; electronics manufacturing; precision machining; bio-manufacturing.
Specific subject areas include
  • Sensor fusion and data analytics
  • Process control
  • Functional integrity measurement and testing, and reliability analysis
  • Non-destructive testing and evaluation
  • Process-machine interaction modelling and variability reduction
  • Cause-effect analysis and defect mitigation strategies
  • Manufacturing security and cloud manufacturing
  • Cobotics and cooperative robotics
  • Simulation and modelling
  • Optimisation
  • Design of experiment strategies and human factors
  • Human-machine interfaces
  • Virtual manufacturing
  • Green manufacturing
Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 15 November, 2017
Notification to authors: 15 January, 2018
Final versions due: 15 March, 2018

Inderscience journals to publish expanded papers from International Conference on Modelling, Identification and Control 2017

Extended versions of papers presented at the 9th International Conference on Modelling, Identification and Control (10-12 July 2017, Kunming, China) will be published by the following journals:

17 February 2017

Special issue published: "Big Data, Smart Health and Health Informatics"

International Journal of Telemedicine and Clinical Practices 2(1) 2017
  • E-learning through telemedicine in neurosurgical teaching and patient care
  • Enabler for success in information technology implementation: a case discussion of telemedicine of Odisha
  • ECG data compression algorithm for tele-monitoring of cardiac patients
  • Rapid mHealth - a mobile healthcare application development framework
  • Deterministic risk analysis smart health model for heart ailments using neural networks
  • Histogram-based adaptive learning for background modelling: moving object detection in video surveillance

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology are now available here for free:
  • Development of ultrasonic tachography system for gait analysis
  • Conceptual-level bio-inspired retinal design using analogue VLSI systems
  • Medical image registration based on fuzzy c-means clustering segmentation approach using SURF
  • A CMOS lock-in amplifier for low-power biomedical applications
  • Enhancement of fissure using back propagation neural network and segmentation of lobes in CT scan image

Inderscience is media partner for 5th Annual Sustainable HydroPower Development 2017

Inderscience is a media partner for 5th Annual Sustainable HydroPower Development (4-5 April 2017, Prague, Czech Republic).

The journals involved are:

Special issue published: "Dioxins, Sources and Effects, Formation and Abatement: Part I"

International Journal of Environment and Pollution 60(1/2/3/4) 2016
  • Global research activities on dioxins and dioxin-like compounds
  • What can we learn from 'dioxin incidents'?
  • De novo synthesis of dioxins: a review
  • De novo synthesis in iron ore sintering
  • Levels and profiles of dioxins from circulating fluidised bed incineration
  • Capture of dioxin derivatives on activated carbons: breakthrough curve modelling and isotherm parameters
  • Thermal desorption for remediating PCB-contaminated soil

Call for papers: "Future Impact of Nano and Biomaterials"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Nano and Biomaterials.

The main aim of this special issue is to organise the various theoretical and practical implications for overcoming the problems in the nano and biomaterial research. we are looking for different summaries, articles, ideas and reports for reducing the issues in the nano and biomaterial research. We welcome different experimental reports, new innovations in nano-biomaterial, practical and theoretical reports in an effective manner.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Characteristics about the nano and biomaterials
  • Physical, chemical and biological response of the nano- biomaterials
  • Tissues, artificial tissues, biological materials
  • Different applications and advantages for utilising the nano materials
  • Anti-microbial activities of the nano-material
  • Various bio-organism activities and the related template
  • Development of nano-biotube sensors
  • Nano-material related nucleus analysing for detecting the various diseases
  • Analysing of various nano-particles
  • Nano-structured steel engineering applications
  • Medical applications involved in the nano-particle evaluations

Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 1 May, 2017
Notification to authors: 30 July, 2017
Final versions due: 1 October, 2017

16 February 2017

Call for papers: "Research on the Social Impact of Technological Innovation"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Business and Globalisation.

The purpose of this special issue is to continue and to extend the academic dialogue about business, enterprises (not only small and medium ones but also the large and multinational companies), as well as globalisation. We aim to foster a further understanding of these topics, which are of increasing in relevance around the world.

Indonesia has more than 52 million units of small and medium enterprises. This shows that the entrepreneurial intent of Indonesian people is tremendously high. Notwithstanding that Indonesia still has social problems, such as a high level of poverty and unemployment. The existence of SMEs in Indonesia has given a lot of contributions to the problem stated. That being said, small and medium enterprises hold a significant role as the economic drive.

At present, Indonesia is facing the ASEAN – China free trade area (ACFTA). In consequence, small and medium enterprises need to be continuously developed in order to increase the competitiveness level of local products compared to the overseas ones. The development is conducted by preparing the SMEs in becoming global actors in the international market. Apart from governmental support in assisting the SMEs in managing the business, knowledge and technology application are also needed by micro, small and medium enterprises in order to push on the competitiveness level in addressing the free trade.

In order to synchronise the economic growth and the welfare of the society, the government needs to work together with all of the Indonesian people. Active roles of the researchers, business people, the government, and also students are required in solving the problem, not only in the form scientific creations but also the technical practices in business. Entrepreneurship poses as one of the supporting factors in Indonesian welfare and economic growth. The small number of entrepreneurs (1.5% of total population, based on the ministry of state owned enterprise) in the country is still lacking. Indonesia needs at least 2.5% out of the population as entrepreneurs so that the country is significantly growing in prosperity. The researchers and academicians are also obliged in supporting and strengthening the national innovation system in the production, process, and marketing areas in order to reinforce a sustainable global competitiveness, toward an innovation-driven economy.

We welcome qualitative as well as quantitative and mixed methodologies, as long as this is well grounded in the literature. Please see the following articles:
  • Dana, L. P. & Dumez, H. (2015) "Qualitative Research Revisited: Epistemology of a Comprehensive Approach," International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Small Business 26 (2), October 2015, pp. 154-170.
  • Dana, L. P. & Dana, T. E. (2005) "Expanding the Scope of Methodologies Used in Entrepreneurship Research," International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Small Business 2 (1), 2005, pp. 79-88.
The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the International Conference on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Small Business (IICIES), 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:
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Management of technology
  • Leadership
  • Managing small business and start-up
  • Entrepreneurial marketing
  • Entrepreneurial finance

Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 10 May, 2017
Notification to authors: 5 August, 2017
Final versions due: 31 December, 2017

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Special issue published: "Advanced Technologies for Wireless Personal Area Network (WPANs)"

International Journal of Information and Communication Technology 10(2) 2017
  • Optimisation of IEEE 802.15.4: overview, theoretical study and simulation
  • Energy efficient routing algorithm over cross layer design and enrichment of security in ZigBee network
  • An exploratory case study on cloud ERP implementation
  • Daily user-online load forecasting for social network site based on the DFT resampling interpolation with periodic extension
  • Controllability of singular linear systems by Legendre wavelets
  • De-noising effect evaluation of froth images of coal flotation using improved information capacity based on grey level co-occurrence matrix
  • Per-antenna signal to leakage noise ratio precoding for MU-MIMO-OFDM system with reduced feedback 
  • Providing an optimal QoS using demand-based distributed reservation protocol allocation algorithm for WiMedia medium access control

Inderscience is media partner for 6th Annual Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Europe Congress 2017

Inderscience is a media partner for the 6th Annual Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Europe Congress 2017 (25-27 April 2017, Birmingham, UK).

The journals involved are:

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing are now available here for free:
  • Optimal design of joint network LDPC codes over orthogonal multiple-access relay channels
  • Code-based authentication with designated verifier
  • Cooperative downloading with privacy preservation and access control for value-added services in VANETs
  • Energy-efficient and self-adaptive routing algorithm based on event-driven in wireless sensor network
  • Frog leap algorithm for homology modelling in grid environment
  • Degradation and encryption for outsourced PNG images in cloud storage
  • Maximum revenue-oriented resource allocation in cloud
  • Efficiency optimisation signature scheme for time-critical multicast data origin authentication

Call for papers: "Challenges in Smart Reasoning Intelligent Systems"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Reasoning-based Intelligent Systems.

The objective of this special issue is to present the latest in intelligent systems information, linguistics information and intelligent engineering. It will focus on different reasoning-based intelligent systems summaries, articles, tutorials, research opinions and ideas with the aim of addressing issues currently present in intelligent systems.
Smart systems have emerged significantly in recent years and different systems come with their own specific challenges. This special issue will explore the approaches and state-of-the-art algorithms that researchers using to address these challenges.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:
  • Natural language processing using intelligent systems
  • Logical reasoning systems
  • Software quality prediction using the machine learning system
  • Traffic control and safety protection systems
  • Supervision systems
  • Decoding GP systems
  • Intrusion detection system design and implementation
  • Numerical function
  • Bio inspired web service discovery processes
  • Query processing
  • Unsupervised bio signal analysis
  • Fuzzy neuro predictive control system
Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 1 May, 2017
Notification to authors: 30 July, 2017
Final versions due: 1 October, 2017

15 February 2017

Special issue published: "Multiple Perspectives of Technology Management"

International Journal of Transitions and Innovation Systems 5(2) 2016
  • Personal style, culture and performance outcomes in projects: what is the role of project leader individual differences?
  • Complementarity vs. compatibility: what really matters for partner selection in open innovation?
  • Global technological knowledge compliance management: action research on organisational transformation in three Asian countries
  • Impacts of electrification of automotive transport in different OECD countries
  • Case study: Nordic Windpower's critical blade failures

Inderscience is media partner for Pharmaceutical Microbiology 2017

Inderscience is a media partner for Pharmaceutical Microbiology USA (8-9 June 2017, San Diego, USA).

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

Call for papers: "Cloud-based Data Processing in Electronic Government"

For a special issue of Electronic Government, an International Journal.

The main goal of this special issue is to provide valuable information about the design, development, implementation, management and applications towards future government data processing, storage etc. via a cloud-based approach. We aim to help to deal with the various knowledge, research thoughts, and opinions regarding cloud-based data processing in government related electronic data. This issue analyses the edge information, practical guidelines, interpretation about the e-government framework details in the worldwide scale from a cloud-based perspective. For overcoming those computational problems, we will gather the researchers, tutorials, lectures, engineers, businessman’s ideas for making recommendations to solve their computational issues in a successfull manner towards building a fully electronic based government. Let us look into the future...
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Smart government applications
  • Cloud and the services related governance
  • Internet of Things present in the government services
  • E-governance, e-voting
  • E-payment and the relevant administration
  • Knowledge and Intelligent related government system
  • Unique identification number systems in government
  • Quality of information sharing systems
  • E-government service integration and interoperability system
  • E-procurement systems in public domain
  • E-commerce and the cross boundary stock holder relationship
  • E-business domain sharing and loyalty maintaining
  • Demographic domain information and sharing
Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 1 May, 2017
Notification to authors: 30 July, 2017
Final versions due: 1 October, 2017

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Web and Grid Services

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Web and Grid Services are now available here for free:
  • IFOA4WSC: a quick and effective algorithm for QoS-aware servicecomposition
  • Sensitive GRASP: combinatorial optimisation of composite web services guided by sensitivity analysis
  • Transaction history-based web service composition for uncertain QoS
  • Automated structural semantic annotation for RESTful services
  • A collaborative framework of web service recommendation with clustering-extended matrix factorisation

Research Picks Extra – February 2017

Students buy counterfeit software
A survey of students in India suggests that many buy counterfeit, or pirated, computer software, do not consider their purchases unethical despite being well aware of the option to buy legitimate versions. Fundamentally, “the results suggests that factors like value consciousness, lesser knowledge of copyright laws and novelty seeking behaviour of users are key determinants for purchasing pirated software,” the team reports. Ultimately, this attitude could have a detrimental effect on company profits for the originators of such software and worse still affect their brand in a negative way of pirated software is over lower quality than the legitimate product. The team suggests that educating students early about how they are breaking the law in using pirated software will be important in reducing this form of product abuse.
Rishi, B. and Mehra, A.K. (2017) ‘Key determinants for purchasing pirated software among students‘, Int. J. Technology Marketing, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp.4-22.

On the internet nobody knows you’re a dog
There is a common perception that even shy and introverted individuals are as active as their extrovert counterparts on social media. However, a study from India that investigates personality type with social media use suggests a more obvious correlation that extroverts spend more time spent on social media, share more information and activity publicly. In contrast those with so-called neuroticism show a negative correlation relationship with overall social media use. “A significant difference is found between the time spent on social media and frequency of use of social media on mobile phone for different personality categories,” the team says. There are useful implications for human resource managers in recruitment and training inasmuch as a candidate’s personality type might be betrayed by considering their social media use and this might then inform more effective decision making with better long-term outcomes for a given job.
Jain, A., Gera, N. and Ilavarasan, P.V. (2016) ‘Whether social media use differs across different personality types? Insights for managing human resources‘, Int. J. Work Organisation and Emotion, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp.241-256.

Work-life balance
Researchers in India hoped to discover whether or not emotional intelligence contributes to personal contentment. As such, they have explored the association between work-life balance and job satisfaction. Their survey of 180 workers in healthcare organisations suggests that work-life balance and job satisfaction are positively correlated as one might expect. Moreover, this is mediated by emotional intelligence. “The results of the study offer possibility to develop intervention plans which includes wisdom and emotional intelligence as the principal component to increase the overall job satisfaction of employed professionals,” the team concludes.
Pradhan, R.K., Pattnaik, R. and Jena, L.K. (2016) ‘Does emotional intelligence contribute to contentment? Exploring the association between work-life balance and job satisfaction‘, Int. J. Work Organisation and Emotion, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp.180-197.

Taking back control with a fuzzy cuckoo
Search optimisation inspired by nature is an important aspect of non-linear control systems. As such, a team in India has now turned to the parasitic bird, the cuckoo, which lays its eggs in the nests of other avian species. The chicks then out-compete the natural chicks of those birds, taking all their nest space and food and thriving to become the next generation to the detriment of the natural offspring, which usually die before reaching adulthood. The way in which cuckoos search for appropriate nests is embedded in a novel algorithm that can quickly seek out solutions to a problem. The team has validated their approach with an experimental setup of a food industry process using a conical tank to determine optimal liquid discharge rate for a given set of parameters.
Kumar, P., Nema, S. and Padhy, P.K. (2017) ‘Fuzzy-cuckoo controller for nonlinear system‘, Int. J. Systems, Control and Communications, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp.41-56.