27 April 2017

Special issue published: "Entrepreneurship: Cross-National and Cross-Cultural Perspectives"

European Journal of International Management 11(3) 2017
  • Cross-border entrepreneurship in a global world: a critical reconceptualisation
  • Political discretion and corruption: the impact of institutional quality on formal and informal entrepreneurship 
  • Entrepreneurial orientation, strategic planning and firm performance: the impact of national cultures 
  • Social entrepreneurs' strategies for addressing institutional voids in developing markets 
  • Enrolment in education and entrepreneurship in Latin America: a multi-country study 
  • International entrepreneurship of small firms and their export market performance

Special issue published: "Leveraging Information and Communication Technology for Organisational Resilience"

International Journal of Information Technology and Management 16(2) 2017
  • Cultivating the wisdom of personnel through internal crowdsourcing
  • Brick and mortar store vs. online shopping experience: a study 
  • Providing custom enterprise resource planning solutions: benefits and challenges 
  • Archiving ERP data to enhance operational effectiveness: the case of Dolphin
  • Assessing learning styles to improve skill development: a case study of NASSCOM 
  • Critical success factors for e-business in Sri Lankan text books and stationery market

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Special issue published: "Advances in Mobile Cloud Computing and Social Networking"

International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems 18(3/4) 2017
  • Critical analysis of load balancing strategies for cloud environment
  • Utility maximisation-based game theoretic approach for resource allocation in clouds 
  • Extraction of volumetric features using 2.5D and 3D algorithms 
  • Hybrid load balancing approach for cloud environment 
  • A queuing approach to model power and performance trade-off with maintenance overhead of an infrastructure-as-a-service cloud 
  • Chinese collaboration network data recompiled based on weights and labels 
  • eduCloud: a VM communication aware, migration efficient cloud for scientific computing 
  • A novel approach to improve quality of service in MANET using cache update scheme for on-demand protocol 
  • Cost and energy optimisation of cloud data centres through dual VM modes - activation and passivation

26 April 2017

Special issue published: "Coding and Combinatorics, in Honour of Gérard Cohen

International Journal of Information and Coding Theory 4(2/3) 2017
  • On a generalised combinatorial conjecture involving addition mod 2k – 1
  • The combinatorics of LCD codes: linear programming bound and orthogonal matrices 
  • More results on the complexity of domination problems in graphs 
  • Regular graphs with forbidden subgraphs of Kn with k edges 
  • On metric convexity, the discrete Hahn-Banach theorem, separating systems and sets of points forming only acute angles 
  • On sets determining the differential spectrum of mappings 
  • Obfuscation in digital fingerprinting

Special issue published: "Entrepreneurship in The Digital Age: A New Way of Venturing"

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business 31(1) 2017.
  • Entrepreneurship and universities
  • What determines the growth expectations of early-stage entrepreneurs? Evidence from crowdfunding 
  • Makers, hackers, DIY-innovation, and the strive for entrepreneurial opportunities 
  • Exploring the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the field of entrepreneurial support: a multi-level approach 
  • Understanding the evolution of coopetition among SMEs in a wine cluster: a social capital approach   
Additional papers
  • Sustainable-entrepreneurs: quantifying opportunities and social networks, case study on sustainable entrepreneurs in a heavy industrial area 
  • David by Goliath: what is co-branding and what is in it for SMEs 
  • The high-growth expectation of early-stage entrepreneurs: an international approach to the role of gendered contexts 
  • Islamic enterprises: balancing market opportunities and religious constraints in Islamic sub-economies in the West

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New Editor for International Journal of Cognitive Biometrics

Dr. Khoa Luu from Carnegie Mellon University in the USA has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Cognitive Biometrics.

25 April 2017

Call for papers:"Cyber Security Issues and Solutions"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Information and Computer Security.

Cyber security is quickly and constantly evolving due to the nature of security risks. Cyber security is the body of technologies, processes and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorised access. It involves the protection of information assets by addressing threats to information processed, stored, and transported by internetworked information systems.

The objective of this special issue will be to bring together research contributions on the design, specification, and implementation of architectures, protocols, and algorithms for current and future cyber security issues and solutions.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • New paradigms in cyber security
  • Emerging attack methods
  • Digital forensics and privacy issues in cloud computing
  • Cyber monitoring approaches
  • Big data security strategy
  • Big data security issues in social networks
  • Security and fault tolerance for embedded or ubiquitous systems
  • Critical issues and solutions of cyber security in tele-health
  • Cyber security in mobile embedded systems
  • Cyber security assessment
  • Data analytics for cyber resilience
  • Organisational security (government, commercial)
  • Resilient smart cities
  • Resilient internet of things (RIOT)
  • Cyber-cities and cyber-environments
  • Critical infrastructure security
  • Backup and recovery for systems of systems
  • Disaster planning and management from cyber perspective
  • Integrated and smarter sensors
  • Cloud computing security
  • Big-data security
  • Advanced persistent threats
  • Network traffic analysis and trace-back
  • Cyberspace operations
  • Incident response
  • Privacy in pervasive sensing and social media
  • The security of online transactions
  • Cyber-defence
  • Authentication and access control
  • Privacy-preserving Data Analysis

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 30 September, 2017
Notification to authors: 30 November, 2017

Call for papers: "Advanced Communication, Web Search and Data Mining"

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

Globalisation today pervades almost every facet of human life thanks to the emergence of new digital technologies in computing and communications. At the same time informatics, with its strong focus on providing fast and ready access for humans, based on these developments in computing and communications plays a crucial role in people's lives and permeates it in all respects, from entertainment to healthcare and from databases to e-governance.

With increasing dependency on web-based systems in every field, it becomes necessary to integrate various fields. In global economies, where the web now plays such a major role in linking enterprises and governments together, this special issue will advocate a much needed strategy in research and applications that emphasises exchange of data, information, and knowledge to foster intelligent and innovative cooperation. Moreover, an increased efficiency in using and maintaining information and knowledge as a major resource and technology in organisations will be advocated. It will lead to the development of systematic and disciplined approaches to data, information and knowledge capture, storage, access, and dissemination across and among different systems deployed disparately over the web and within and among all entities in information economies.

Potential contributions may include:
  • Theoretical and conceptual research papers with emphasis on the major and current emerging fields of computer science
  • Methodologies/algorithms for the study of different problems in related areas of web searching, computer networks and data mining 

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Information retrieval
  • Software engineering
  • Data mining
  • Web search
  • Semantic web
  • Ad hoc networks
  • Analysis and design of algorithms
  • Sensor networks
  • Wireless network and communication
  • Vehicular networks
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Neural network
  • Fuzzy Logic
  • Open source software
  • Natural language processing
  • Robotics

Important Dates

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

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Call for papers: "Intelligent Solutions to Computer Network Problems through Modern Heuristics"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Intelligent Systems Design and Computing

Several heuristic tools have evolved in the past decades that facilitate solving various optimization problems in a large domain. Heuristic tools have an edge over traditional or conventional methods. The need for advanced heuristic techniques becomes prevalent. These tools include Evolutionary computation, Simulated annealing, Tabu search, Genetic Algorithms, Differential Evolution, Particle Swarms, Ant Colony, Memetic Computing, Bacterial Foraging, Artificial Bees, and so forth. With today’s computer networks becoming increasingly dynamic, heterogeneous, and complex, there is great interest in deploying heuristics methods for optimization and management of computer networks.

This special issue will focus on Heuristic methods for the design, deployment, and reliability of networks and network applications.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 2nd International conference on Soft Computing: Theories and Applications (SoCTA2017), 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:
  • Network design
  • Handling networking problems by graph theory
  • QoS solutions
  • Modelling of network based services
  • Scaling of networks
  • Human machine interface
  • Digital convergence
  • User modelling
  • Network bottleneck identification
  • Efficient content delivery schemes
  • Service authentication and authorisation schemes
  • Service scheduling
  • Network security
  • Service and content retrieval and ranking
  • Debugging of internet-based applications

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 10 January, 2018
Notification to authors: 28 February, 2018
Final notification: 31 March, 2018

24 April 2017

Call for papers: "Environmental Management Systems and Green Intellectual Capital Practices"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Business and Systems Research.

Over the past decade, concepts that focus on environmental issues have emerged, challenged new business models and established a common global imperative (individual and collective) to make decisions that create a positive impact on the environment. In such context, the environmental management has become an important field of research and green intellectual capital practices the basis for guiding the production of goods and services to more environmentally friendly productions.

There is a consensus in the literature that a new approach of solving the existing environmental problems depends heavily on how knowledge resources are deployed, which can be discussed in the emerging concept of green intellectual capital. Some authors have conceptualised green intellectual capital as intellectual capital to satisfy the environmental management needs. It refers to the management of processes and practices of intellectual capital to be leveraged by organizations in the process of conducting environmental management to gain competitive advantage.

There are several reasons that make the topic worth of attention. The first is to understand how organisations can use their knowledge resources to address environmental issues in conducting their business activities. The second is to explore how organisations can integrate environment knowledge and organisational capabilities for improving competitive advantage. The third is to investigate the role of green intellectual capital in environmental improvement, in eco-innovation and sustainable development.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 13th Iberian-American Congress of Mechanical Engineering (CIBEM 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:
  • Environmental management systems
  • Green intellectual capital and organization's competitiveness
  • Role of green intellectual capital in environmental improvement
  • Cause-effect relationship between green intellectual capital practices and eco-innovation
  • Environmental technologies
  • Green intellectual capital practices for sustainable development
  • Green human capital practices
  • Green relational capital practices in the value chain (supply chain) 

 

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 15 December, 2017
Notification to authors: 20 February, 2018
Final versions due by: 20 April, 2018

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  • China's domestic consumption under interest rate pegs-analysis based on simulation 
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23 April 2017

Call for papers: "Recent Developments in Biological, Structural and Functional Thin Films and Coatings"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics.

Functional thin films and coatings offer solutions in a wide spread area of applications in materials science and engineering. Novel thin films and coatings are being developed with unusual structural, abrasive, adaptive, bioactive, self-healing, and optical properties. The objective of this issue will be to identify critical problems, provide promising solutions, as well as discuss fundamental and applied topics with emphasis on biological concepts and applications.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at Trends in Material Science Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS 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:
  • Development of novel thin film and coating methods
  • Functional thin films and coatings for structural and biological applications
  • Characterisation of thin films and coatings for biological and biomaterial applications
  • Novel methods for self-healing, self-assembly, and self-repair
  • Innovative biosensors and bioelectronics
  • Bioenabled electronic and energy systems

 

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 13 July, 2017
Notification to authors: 15 October, 2017
Final versions due by: 15 December, 2017

Call for papers: "Security and Privacy in Complex Large-scale Computing Systems for Big Data Management"

For a special issue of the International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking.

Security and privacy in complex large-scale computing systems for big data management is expected to be one of the hottest topics in the next few years. Indeed, both academia and industry widely recognise the inherent potential of such systems. For organisations employing big data, the boundary between the use of private clouds, public clouds, virtualisation technologies, Internet of Things (IoT) et al. is sometimes very thin. Furthermore, our society is constantly influenced by different lifestyle shifts, driven by recent technological advances beyond the more established trend of cloud computing, e.g. cyber-physical systems (CPS), cyber-physical social lifestyles augmented by social media, smart clothing, nano-sensors, flexible electronics, etc. Therefore, assessing the security and privacy of such systems is today a main concern for computer scientists, engineers and practitioners.

Although research on finding approaches to solve real-world security and privacy problems has been conducted in the public domain for decades, and well established paradigms and techniques have been proposed to solve several security problems in our lives, today new challenges emerge due to the additional features beyond the basic security requirements, arising from real-world constraints, changing needs or socio-technological revolutions.

The aim of this special issue will be to seek recommendations and innovative methods which can be successfully delivered to multi-disciplines, providing us quality papers focused on security and privacy in complex large-scale computing systems, whose lessons learned will be transferable across disciplines to encourage interdisciplinary research and funding activities essential for progressive research and development. More in general, we welcome all things non-conventional, i.e., tools, techniques and frameworks influenced by recent and/or future socio-technological revolutions.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at The 12th International Conference on Green, Pervasive and Cloud Computing (GPC 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:
  • Security, privacy and trust in e-business systems
  • Malware behavioural detection and vaccine development by using smart classifiers
  • Intelligent approaches for building secure decentralised public key infrastructures
  • Self-adaptive federated authorisation infrastructures
  • Improving network intrusion detection techniques through quality of service configuration and parallel technology
  • Hybrid approaches for scalable anonymisation over big data on intelligent data centres
  • Novel techniques for vulnerability analysis of smart grid against cyber attacks
  • Tools and techniques for distributed segment-based anomaly detection
  • Efficient data possession checking protocols for smart cities
  • Parallelisable encryption techniques
  • Sanitising API usages by means of semantic techniques
  • Intelligent techniques for preventing attribute inference attacks via users' social friends and behaviours
  • Privacy enhancing technologies for biometric data
  • Countermeasures against side-channel and fault-injection attacks
  • Cryptographic access control for IoT and smart cities

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 1 August, 2017
Notification to authors: 31 October, 2017
Final versions due by: 30 November, 2017


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Call for papers: "Supply Chain Relocation Studies from a Brazilian Perspective"

For a special issue of the Journal of Supply Chain Relocation.

For several decades, Brazil has been recognized as an interesting supplier of raw materials and low-cost manufacturing. In several industries this remains the same, however, the country does not escape the significant changes that have reached most part of the emerging economies, such as increasing labour cost, political instability, currency volatility, and lack of technology development. Currently, Brazil is not only an attractive supplier for offshoring but, besides that, has been presenting political trends that facilitate outsourcing in the contexts of products and services. This call for papers encourages submissions with regard to manufacturing and supply chain location strategies from a Brazilian perspective.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Supply chain management in a strategic context
  • Global supply chain design
  • Supply chain network (e.g. manufacturing, distribution, transportation)
  • Manufacturing footprint design
  • Manufacturing and supply chain strategy
  • Relocation strategies (e.g. offshoring, reshoring, outsourcing, insourcing, nearshoring)
  • Relocation processes (e.g. feasibility, realisation, drivers, enablers, barriers, outcomes)
  • Relocation decisions (e.g. criteria, evaluation, investment/cost/risk assessment)
  • Vertical integration
  • Make or buy decisions
  • Experience and best practices of relocation decisions
  • New technology in relocation decisions (e.g. Industry 4.0, additive manufacturing)
  • Sustainability issues in relocation decisions
  • Supplier selection, evaluation, and relations

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 31 December, 2017

22 April 2017

Call for papers: "Supply Chains in the Network Economy"

For a special issue of the Journal of Supply Chain Relocation.

The characteristics of the new economy are causing changes in the activities of enterprises and in their approach to formulate strategies for competition. For almost 20 years, Porter’s classic value chain concept (Porter & Millar, 1985), concentrating on the configuration of the supply chain, has been a source of inspiration and a base for presenting new concepts of value creation in various types of business spheres. However, with the development of new organisational forms, the increasing importance of knowledge, and the use of both internal and external supply chain functions, the classic value chain concept has become untimely. The consequence of this has been the formulation of new value chain concepts, of which the most popular are: value store and value network (Stabel and Fjeldstand, 1998).

One reason for the failure of the classic value chain concept is that the importance of the supporting processes has been marginalised in most traditional enterprises. The source of value creation is the basic processes that constitute the actual value chain. Another observed trend in the new economy is the heterogonous market with an increasing focus on satisfying individualised customers’ needs. Here, the importance of supporting processes is evident but the classic value chain concept is still unsuitable. This problem is solved with the new value store concept.

The value store concept is based on applying knowledge to individual client issues. This is done using the assumptions of Deming’s classic PDCA (Deming, 1991). This approach requires a high degree of flexibility and support for the integration-based measures that are provided by the ancillary infrastructure, inseparable from the IS/IT systems. The value network concept, on the other hand, is deeply rooted in chaos theory and is most relevant to the new economy using network-related relationships. The three basic categories of value chain activity are related to the main areas of the core network processes: (1) Customer networks and relationship management systems, (2) Systems that support value creation, and (3) Operational Infrastructure.

The activities undertaken in these two areas complement each other to the extent that it is up to the customers’ current needs. Since customer expectations nowadays are characterised by high diversity and intensity, value creation should be viewed from a long-term relationship. This will require a move from creating ad hoc values and this will in turn create a source of flexibility and superiority over others. The value will not be generated directly by the network itself, but through mutual contacts and mediation between customers. In this case, the value chain is a collection of tools that support direct contacts of partners interested in the exchange process.

The solutions included in the value network concept allow customers to connect with each other. This makes the network a feature that is extremely important in the new economy. It is referred to as external network effects and is a spontaneous increase in the competitiveness of the network by increasing the number of users. This value is derived from the synergistic development of customer networks, the development of new/existing services as well as the development of more efficient and efficient infrastructure. Different kinds of relocation processes could be observed within this context (e.g. vertical integration).

The aim of this special issue will be to investigate different kind of strategies, solutions, and forms for the transformation of the traditional supply chains into new ones, based on implementation of new strategies, new forms of activity, and new forms of cooperation. We are interested in research papers especially focused on relocation activities in this context.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Supply chain management in a strategic context
  • Global supply chain design
  • Value chains and networks
  • Supply chain network (e.g. manufacturing, distribution, transportation)
  • Manufacturing footprint design
  • Manufacturing and supply chain strategy
  • Relocation strategies (e.g. offshoring, reshoring, outsourcing, insourcing, nearshoring)
  • Relocation processes (e.g. feasibility, realisation, drivers, enablers, barriers, outcomes)
  • Relocation decisions (e.g. criteria, evaluation, investment/cost/risk assessment)
  • Vertical integration
  • Make or buy decisions
  • Experience and best practices of relocation decisions
  • New technology in relocation decisions (e.g. Industry 4.0, additive manufacturing)
  • Sustainability issues in relocation decisions
  • Supplier selection, evaluation, and relations
  • Innovation in supply chain
  • Supply chains' business model
  • People in supply chains 

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 30 September, 2017

Call for papers: "Next Generation of Research in the Field of Supply Chain Relocation"

For a special issue of the Journal of Supply Chain Relocation.

Supply chain relocation is a popular topic in the scientific literature. It concerns the relocation of manufacturing and other supply chain operations on both a national and international level. On an international level, it is commonly discussed as offshoring or reshoring, but may also involve outsourcing and insourcing. Offshoring has received the greatest attention in both research and practice. It has been a competitive tool, mainly to reduce the cost of labour, but also to gain other benefits, such as market access and economies of scale. Over time, it has become apparent that offshoring is not always successful, and for several reasons companies are now turning to reshoring. Currently, supply chain relocation is high on the agenda for many companies. The topic involves complex decision processes and requires proper risk management. In order to make appropriate decisions, a holistic supply chain view also is needed.

The aim of this special issue will be to capture new trends in the field of supply chain relocation. The goal is to act as a platform for the innovative work of the next generation of researchers and scholars. It is targeted specifically to young scholars and doctoral students who are at the cutting edge of supply chain relocation research.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Supply chain management in a strategic context
  • Global supply chain design
  • Supply chain network (e.g., manufacturing, distribution, transportation)
  • Manufacturing footprint design
  • Manufacturing and supply chain strategy
  • Relocation strategies (e.g. offshoring, reshoring, outsourcing, insourcing, nearshoring)
  • Relocation processes (e.g. feasibility, realisation, drivers, enablers, barriers, outcomes)
  • Relocation decisions (e.g. criteria, evaluation, investment/cost/risk assessment)
  • Vertical integration
  • Make or buy decisions
  • Experience and best practices of relocation decisions
  • New technology in relocation decisions (e.g. Industry 4.0, additive manufacturing)
  • Sustainability issues in relocation decisions
  • Supplier selection, evaluation, and relations 

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 31 December, 2017

Call for papers: "Systematic Literature Reviews in the Field of Supply Chain Relocation"

For a special issue of the Journal of Supply Chain Relocation.

Supply chain relocation is a popular topic in the scientific literature. It concerns the relocation of manufacturing and other supply chain operations on both a national and international level. On an international level, it is commonly discussed as offshoring or reshoring, but may also involve outsourcing and insourcing. Offshoring has received the greatest attention in both research and practice. It has been a competitive tool, mainly to reduce the cost of labour, but also to gain other benefits, such as market access and economies of scale. Over time, it has become apparent that offshoring is not always successful, and for several reasons companies are now turning to reshoring. Currently, supply chain relocation is high on the agenda for many companies. The topic involves complex decision processes and requires proper risk management. In order to make appropriate decisions, a holistic supply chain view also is needed.

The aim of this special issue will be to generate systematic literature reviews in the field of supply chain relocation. Systematic literature reviews are responsible for integrating a number of research works on the same topic, summarizing the common elements, contrasting the differences and extending the work in some fashion (Meredith, 1993; Seuring & Müller, 2008). Trough robust and structured methodologies the goal is to set an agenda for future research on important supply chain relocation topics. Accordingly, we are looking for submissions that identify new gaps in the literature, raise new research questions, and develop propositions for further research. We are also looking for submissions that review contemporary topics.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Supply chain management in a strategic context
  • Global supply chain design
  • Supply chain network (e.g., manufacturing, distribution, transportation)
  • Manufacturing footprint design
  • Manufacturing and supply chain strategy
  • Relocation strategies (e.g., offshoring, reshoring, outsourcing, insourcing, nearshoring)
  • Relocation processes (e.g., feasibility, realisation, drivers, enablers, barriers, outcomes)
  • Relocation decisions (e.g., criteria, evaluation, investment/cost/risk assessment)
  • Vertical integration
  • Make or buy decisions
  • Experience and best practices of relocation decisions
  • New technology in relocation decisions (e.g. Industry 4.0, additive manufacturing)
  • Sustainability issues in relocation decisions
  • Supplier selection, evaluation, and relations

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 31 December, 2017

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21 April 2017

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Special issue published: "Business, Technology And Sustainable Development In Afro-Asian Economies"

World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development 13(1) 2017
  • Typology of Indian e-buyers: clustering on the basis of online shopping motives
  • Role of psychological contract between organisational commitment and employee retention: findings from Indian manufacturing industries 
  • Strategic CSR, reputational advantage and financial performance: a framework and case example 
  • Assessment of supplier selection for critical items in public organisations of Abu Dhabi 
  • Macroeconomic factors, entrepreneurial performance and economic growth in emerging markets 
  • Design of an economically feasible nutrient medium for microorganisms using banana waste

Special issue published: "Innovative Manufacturing Technology"

Int. J. of Manufacturing Research 12(1) 2017
  • The configuration of social manufacturing: a social intelligence way toward service-oriented manufacturing
  • An interoperable knowledge base for manufacturing resource and service capability 
  • Commonality and performance metrics to evaluate and optimise the design of additive manufactured product families 
  • Ontology-based technology function matrix for patent analysis of additive manufacturing in the dental industry 
  • Energy modelling for FDM 3D printing from a life cycle perspective 
  • A comprehensive and generic machine tools data model 
  • The design and development of a real-time compensation controller of thermally-induced errors for CNC machine tools 
  • An approach to tool path planning for layered plunge milling of free-form surface impeller channel