29 March 2017

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

International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking 10(1/2) 2017
  • Virtual networks dependability assessment framework
  • HB-PPAC: hierarchy-based privacy preserving access control technique in public cloud
  • Enhanced low latency queuing algorithm with active queue management for multimedia applications in wireless networks
  • On the field design bug tolerance on a multi-core processor using FPGA
  • An optimised background modelling for efficient foreground extraction
  • A personalised movie recommendation system based on collaborative filtering
  • Fuzzy logic for decision-enablement: a novel context-awareness framework for smarter environments
  • An analysis on the performance of hash table-based dictionary implementations with different data usage models
  • Privacy preserving framework for brute force attacks in cloud environment
  • Fuzzy cost probability-based suppressed flooding multi-constrained QoS multicast routing for MANETs 
  • Achieving fine-grained access control and mitigating role explosion by utilising ABE with RBAC
  • Customer experience and associated customer behaviour in end user devices and technologies (smartphones, mobile internet, mobile financial services)
  • DCRMRP: distributed cooperative relay-based multihop routing protocol for WiMedia networks
  • Live migration of virtual machines with their local persistent storage in a data intensive cloud
  • Bloom filter-based framework for cache management in large cloud metadata databases

Call for papers: "Enterprise Network Management Technologies and Tools for E-commerce, Mobile Commerce and Social Commerce Frameworks"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Enterprise Network Management.

The world is shrinking day by day with the advancement of technology. Customers’ expectations are also increasing and companies are prone to a more and more uncertain environment. With the advancement of information technology (IT), social e-commerce is developing rapidly and has also paved the ways for seamless accessibility of e-commerce related processes anytime and anywhere.
The IT field is evolving and developing every day. New technologies in computers and mobile devices are shaping the way the world communicates with one another, gets work done, and spends its free time. Companies will find that their conventional social e-commerce integration must be expanded beyond their peripheries. The strategic and technological innovations in e-commerce will impact on how organisations buy and sell in the future. However clear vision, strong planning and technical insight into the internet’s capabilities would be necessary to ensure that companies maximise the internet’s potential for better e-commerce management and ultimately improved competitiveness.
Internet technology, the world-wide-web, electronic commerce etc. will change the way a company is required to do business. These companies must realise that they must harness the power of technology to collaborate with their business partners. The internet and other networking links to observe past performance and historical trends to determine how much product should be made as well as the best and cost effective methods for warehousing it or shipping it to retailers.
E-commerce refers to the wide range of tools and techniques utilised to conduct business in a “paperless environment”. Electronic commerce, therefore, includes electronic data interchange, e-mail, electronic fund transfers, electronic publishing, image processing, electronic bulletin boards, shared databases and magnetic/optical data capture. Companies are able to automate the process of moving documents electronically between suppliers and customers. This system provides access to customers all over the world and thus eliminates geographical limitations. Some of the e-commerce applications with applications in B2C (business to consumer) and B2B (business to business) space, which are changing the dynamics of e-commerce Management.
All over the world, the way business is carried out is changing with the use of information technology. Most businesses now have to compete in a global environment. Mobile commerce has converted into a strategic issue among firms seeking personalised marketing channels. Many of the mobile operators offer a broad range of transaction services, such as ticket reservations, banking, and shopping, as well as infotainment and directory services.
One of the most critical ways IT affects business is in changing the relationship between suppliers and customers, in particular, the ways that customers buy from firms and how suppliers interact with buyers. As we consider the future, the traditional procurement approach will be transformed into e-sourcing. The objectives of IT in social e-commerce are providing information availability and visibility, enabling a single point of contact for data, allowing decisions based on total e-commerce information and enabling collaboration with partner’s IT in e-commerce, enables great opportunities, ranging from direct operational benefits to the creation of strategic advantage. It changes industry structures and even the rules of competition.
IT is key in supporting companies creating strategic advantage by enabling centralised strategic planning with day-to-day centralised operations. In fact, e-commerce becomes more market-oriented because of IT usage. “Technology” is a vehicle to enhance e-commerce competitiveness and performance by enhancing the overall effectiveness and efficiency of logistics systems, Hence, choosing the right technology for various logistics activities or sub-processes is very crucial to any business to gain a competitive advantage in today’s competitive market. Information technology (IT) tools and solutions are essential to facilitate this. Therefore, it is necessary to develop and establish an efficient system to provide a strong foundation for smart e-commerce.
In this special issue, we are particularly interested in high-quality contributions and innovations in this interdisciplinary area of smart e-commerce technologies, tools, systems, and services.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Technology Platforms for E-commerce and M-commerce
    • E-business and e-commerce adoption
    • E-commerce and cultural issues
    • E-commerce CRM, ERP, DSS, HRM, policy
    • E-commerce strategic management and leadership
    • E-commerce security and trust, stress and strain impacts
    • Global e-commerce and microfinance
    • Law, copyright, and intelligent property in e-commerce
    • E-sourcing, e-catalogues, e-auction
    • E-tailing and e- procurement
    • Electronic supply chains electronic supply chains
    • E-commerce technologies and the workplace
    • E-marketplace and web based tracking 
    • E-services and technologies
    • Financial information systems
    • Mobile services and mobile advertising
    • Mobile commerce technologies and management
    • Online marketing and mobile payments 
    • Search engine optimisation
    • Virtual commerce and virtual enterprises
    • Virtual communities and teleworking
    • Web commerce utilisation and management
    • Web portals technologies
    • Electronic data interchange and internet
    • E-business applications with context-awareness and information quality-of-service 
    • Mobile architectures and m-business models
    • Mobile user interfaces - trust/security/protection 
    • E-commerce collaboration and e-services-semantic web - web services 
    • Services over the Internet, wireless, mobile phone, and other cybernetic systems
    • Cryptography for enabling e-commerce
    • Future development of e-business
    • Digital economics and digital content
    • Languages for describing goods and services
    • online auctions and technologies
    • Wireless communications virtual communities
    • Integration of mental models and big data analytics in e-commerce
    • Mobile commerce analytics that create new e-commerce models
    • Business redesign through big data initiatives
    • Electronic wallets
  • Enterprise Engineering
    • Business-IT alignment 
    • Business process management 
    • B2C/B2B considerations 
    • Business performance 
    • Enterprise architecture, business models, enterprise ontologies 
    • Internet of Things and sensing enterprise, business
    • Intelligence, innovation/migration/change management - consumer decision making and buying behavior models 
    • Recommender systems and global trends
  • Sustainable Social E-commerce
    • Social networks and social commerce 
    • Big data analytics and social network analysis  
    • Text mining and web mining 
    • Social media and digital marketing and mobile commerce 
    • Crowdsourcing and crowdfunding - business policy, strategy and governance 
    • Green computing for e-commerce 
    • Internationalisation and social, ethical and cultural factors 
    • Product comparison services and shopping assistants 
    • Compute e-commerce and social media national advertising
    • Online to offline business models and social network analytics for business
    • Novel recommender systems for smart e-commerce
    • Innovative applications, services and systems for e-commerce
    • Smart e-commerce assisted by big data analytics and other IT
    • AI and deep learning for e-commerce
    • Affective human computer interactions for e-commerce
    • Security and privacy of e-commerce topics
    • Social commerce and how firms may use it to develop their business
    • Social commerce frameworks and their impact on social commerce participation
    • Social media developed a new e-commerce channel called social commerce
    • firms may co-create value in social commerce platforms
    • Social commerce and trust building mechanisms in e-commerce platforms
    • Social word of mouth and recent development in electronic word of mouth
    • The role of online communities in recent development of social commerce
Important Dates
Manuscripts due by: 30 June, 2017
Notification to authors: 31 August, 2017
Final versions due by: 31 October 2017

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Metaheuristics

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Metaheuristics are now available here for free:
  • Multiobjective evolutionary algorithms for the taxi sharing problem
  • Simultaneous feature selection and parameter optimisation of support vector machine using adaptive particle swarm gravitational search algorithm
  • Comparison of two metaheuristics to solve a 2-D cutting stock problem with set-up cost in the paper industry
  • A multi-objective dynamic programming-based metaheuristic to solve a bi-objective unit commitment problem using a multi-objective decoder

Special issue published: "Transit Migration: Renewing the Focus on a Global Phenomenon"

International Journal of Migration and Border Studies 3(2/3) 2017
  • International migration: transit space - creative space?
  • Economies of transit: exploiting migrants and refugees in Indonesia and Libya
  • The logics of transit: the anticipation of onward mobility and its consequences for social and economic relations in Istanbul
  • Smart(phone) travelling: understanding the use and impact of mobile technology on irregular migration journeys
  • The arterial border: negotiating economies of risk and violence in Mexico's security regime
  • The multiplicity of transit: the waiting and onward mobility of African migrants in the European Union
  • The condition of being in transit: decision making, vulnerabilities and long-term implications for integration
Additional papers
  • Moralisation and criminalisation: a socio-political history of the expulsion of foreigners in Belgium (1830-1952)
  • Patterns of migration from Nepal to India through two border points

New Editor for International Journal of Emergency Management

Prof. Marie-Christine Therrien from Ecole Nationale d'Administration Publique in France has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Emergency Management. The journal's previous Editor in Chief, Dr. Gilles Dusserre, will remain on the board as Associate Editor.

28 March 2017

Special issue published: "Recent Advances in Evolutionary and Natural Computing: Practice and Applications"

International Journal of Computational Systems Engineering 3(1/2) 2017
  • Design of ANN-based adaptive hysteresis band control scheme for compensation of THD and reactive power demand in PV tied grid system using DSTATCOM
  • Fairness between TCP Reno and TCP Vegas in wired and wireless network
  • A single-pass classifier for categorical data
  • Gujarati handwritten numeral recognition through fusion of features and machine learning techniques
  • Firefly algorithm optimised PID controller for automatic generation control with redox flow battery
  • Dimension reduction for microarray data using multi-objective ant colony optimisation
  • Adaptive weight-based: an exclusive bypass algorithm for L3 cache in a three level cache hierarchy
Additional papers
  • Design and implementation of a reconfigurable finite impulse response filter for adaptive systems
  • Development of a fuzzy integrated software tool to prioritise technical requirements for effective design of online shopping websites

Inderscience is media partner for 12th Annual Defence Exports 2017

Inderscience is a media partner for 12th Annual Defence Exports (27-28 September 2017, Rome, Italy).

The journals involved are:

Call for papers: "Artificial Intelligent Techniques Applied to the Study of Engineering Applications"

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

Artificial Intelligence techniques are being used by engineering, academia and industries to solve a wide range of previously tractable and intractable problems. All the techniques are mostly hybrid in nature, which includes artificial neural networks (ANN), fuzzy theory, evolutionary algorithms, etc.

Although most of the techniques are theoretically sound, the applicability of these techniques is not fully explored for practical applications. Many of the computational applications still depend on Non-AI systems which limit their practical usage. Therefore, new artificial intelligence methods are required to handle these issues significantly and holistically. The artificial intelligence methods are generic, flexible, robust, and a versatile framework for solving complex problems for the global problems in engineering and operational research and its applications.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the International Conferences on Telecommunication, Power Analysis and Computing Techniques (ICTPACT2017) 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:
  • Artificial neural networks
  • Evolutionary computation
  • Hybrid optimisation
  • Meta heuristic algorithms
  • Classical optimisation methods
  • Machine learning
  • Knowledge based techniques
  • Chaos algorithms
  • Decision making techniques
  • Applications
  • Power systems
  • Control systems
  • Distributed networks
  • Distributed systems
  • Image processing and bio medical
  • Computer and information system security

Important Dates
Manuscripts due by: 30 July, 2017
Notification to authors: 30 September, 2017
Final versions due by: 30 November, 2017

Special issue published: "Healthcare IT: Current Research and Future Trends"

International Journal of Electronic Healthcare 9(2/3) 2017
  • Understanding electronic health records resistance: a revealed causal mapping approach
  • Healthcare outcomes, information technology, and Medicare reimbursements: a hospital-level analyses
  • Value-sensitive review and analysis of technology-enabled self-management systems: a conceptual investigation
  • Telemedicine: as the technology has matured, how have the technology management challenges changed?
  • Energy-based active contour method for image segmentation

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing are now available here for free:
  • A multivariate grey RBF hybrid model for residual useful life prediction of industrial equipment based on state data
  • Adaptive tracking of group targets using random matrix
  • Artificial bee colony algorithm with accelerating convergence
  • Mobile wireless sensor network localisation algorithm for coal mine
  • A new artificial bee colony by improving the search of onlooker bees
  • A new modified differential evolution for global optimisation
  • FFOAS: antenna selection for MIMO wireless communication system using firefly optimisation algorithm and scheduling
  • A framework for performance optimisation at software architecture level
  • Highly imbalanced classification using improved rotation forests
  • Wide-band helical antenna designed by dynamic constrained multi-objective evolutionary algorithm
  • An improved DV-Hop localisation algorithm
  • LOCA: a low-overhead caching algorithm for flash-based SSDs
  • Flow-based scheme for time-constrained data gathering in wireless sensor networks

27 March 2017

Special issue published: "Recent Advances in Bio-Inspired Metaheuristics and Their Engineering Applications: Part 2"

International Journal of Metaheuristics 6(1/2) 2017
  • Makespan minimisation for pre-emptive scheduling of mobile robots in FMS environment
  • Discrete cuckoo search applied to capacitated arc routing problem
  • Generic filtering and removing artefacts from document images using unsupervised PSO optimisation
  • Induction motor parameter estimation using disrupted black hole artificial bee colony algorithm
  • Tabu search-enhanced artificial bee colony algorithm to solve profit-based unit commitment problem with emission limitations in deregulated electricity market

Inderscience is media partner for 2nd Annual MiFID II for Energy and Commodity Firms 2017

Inderscience is a media partner for 2nd Annual MiFID II for Energy and Commodity Firms (22-23 May 2017, London,UK).

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

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology are now available here for free:
  • Automated negotiation with behaviour prediction
  • A moving context-aware and location-based paratransit system
  • Launch power determination algorithm for dynamic traffic provisioning in mixed-line-rate optical wavelength division multiplexed networks
  • A pairing-based password authentication scheme using smart card with user anonymity
  • Exploration of access control mechanisms for service-oriented network architecture

Special issue published: "Entrepreneurship in The Balkans"

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development 13(2/3) 2017
  • 140 Balkans entrepreneurship: the role of internal and external knowledge for business creation
  • The competitiveness of established entrepreneurs in Balkan countries
  • Fostering entrepreneurship and economic growth: pathways to economic resilience in Kosovo
  • Small and medium enterprises and obstacles to public procurement: lessons learned for Balkans
  • Innovations and entrepreneurship in the Macedonian business sector
  • The phenomenon of entrepreneurial leadership in gazelles and mice: a qualitative study from Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • The effects of emotional intelligence in managing changes: an entrepreneurial perspective
  • Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial learning in Albania
  • Entrepreneurship education at school: a case study on secondary education in Greece
  • Entrepreneurial education and internationalisation of firms in transition economies: a conceptual framework from the case of Croatia
  • Exploring the moderation effects of family business status on the relationships between CEO's characteristics and SME internationalisation: evidence from Bulgaria
Additional paper
  • Analysis of barriers against development of rural entrepreneurship in Guilan province, Iran

Call for papers: "Technological Transformations in Open and Innovative Education in the Mobile Era"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation.

Openness and innovation are major trends in contemporary education, influencing the whole spectrum of education institutions across the globe. At the same time, open and innovative education is being transformed by technological advancements and breakthroughs in the mobile era. Modes of learning and teaching are becoming more open and innovative in terms of time, space, curriculum contents, organisation, pedagogical methods, infrastructure and requirements. This change does not only happen in open universities, but also conventional tertiary institutions, as well as schools. The rapid developments of massive open online courses and academic analytics are examples that well manifest the global trend of technology use in open and innovative learning. In this special issue, educational experts and researchers are invited to share their ideas, practices and research findings on how open and innovative education has been, and will be, transformed by technological developments.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Innovations in educational technology
  • Technological advancements in open education
  • Technology-enhanced pedagogy
  • Innovative use of technology in curriculum development
  • Mobile and ubiquitous learning
  • Academic analytics
  • Open educational resources and massive open online courses
  • Roles of technology in student engagement and learning design
  • Social media and technology-mediated learning communities
  • Innovative approaches to apply technology in higher education management
Important Dates
Manuscripts due by: 31 October, 2017
Notification to authors: 29 December, 2017
Final versions due by: 28 February, 2018

26 March 2017

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies are now available here for free:
  • Sub-assembly detection and line balancing using fuzzy goal programming approach
  • Route prioritisation in a multi-agent transportation environment via multi-attribute decision making
  • Component inventory allocation in assembly line balancing with fuzzy performance ratings
  • Software fault prediction using Mamdani type fuzzy inference system
  • Type-1 fuzzy time series function method based on binary particle swarm optimisation

Special issue published: "Security and Dependability of Networks and the Internet"

International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology 10(1) 2017
  • ID-based multi-receiver signcryption scheme in the standard model
  • A smart home foundation scheme based on open source hardware and cloud computing
  • Performance evaluation of intrusion detection system using classifier ensembles
  • Virtual representation of facial avatar through weighted emotional recognition
  • Enhanced security model and efficient construction for direct anonymous attestation
  • A learning-based hybrid framework for detection and defence of DDoS attacks
  • Categorisation of web pages for protection against inappropriate content in the internet

Call for papers: "Advances in Computational Systems"

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

Computational systems deal with the development and application of computational models and simulations, often coupled with high-performance computing, to solve complex physical problems arising in engineering analysis and design (computational engineering), as well as natural phenomena (computational science). It is a rapidly growing multidisciplinary field that uses advanced computing capabilities to understand and solve complex problems. Methodology is the theory of methods in recognising and reforming the world.
This special issue aims to collect contributions from analysts along with mathematicians, bioinformaticians, computational scientists and engineers to present and discuss the latest developments in different subareas of advancement in computational systems, ranging from databases applications to computational vaccine design, modelling and simulation and their application to basic and clinical immunology. This benefits the society in the following ways:
  • Providing an insight into underlying organisational principles of biological organisations and systems processes, governing functions such as adaptation or response patterns
  • Coverage of technical tools and systems helps researchers to understand and resolve specific systems problems using advanced computation
  • Understanding of dependencies and constraints of spatio-temporal relationships fundamental to the organisation.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Parallel and distributed computing
  • Scientific and engineering computing
  • Network security applications
  • Fingerprint /hand/biometrics recognitions and technologies
  • Pattern/image recognitions
  • Mobile computing
  • Complex systems: modelling and simulation
  • Artificial intelligence (A.I.)
  • Problem solving environments
  • Combinatorics, graph theory, and analysis of algorithms
Important Dates
Manuscripts due by: 31 May, 2017
Notification to authors: 31 August, 2017
Final versions due by: 31 December, 2017

25 March 2017

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management are now available here for free:
  • BIM in building renovation projects: what is the useful minimum information requirement?
  • Efficient management of product lifecycle information through a semantic platform
  • Product development activities over technology life-cycles in different generations
  • Development of a knowledge sharing framework for improving the testing processes in global product development

Special issue published: "Recent Advances of Computational Intelligence Techniques in Computer Network Modelling and Performance Optimisation"

International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms 9(2/3) 2017
  • A lightweight mutual authentication protocol based on elliptic curve cryptography for IoT devices
  • Intrusion detection by initial classification-based on protocol type
  • Performance comparison of discrete particle swarm optimisation and shuffled frog leaping algorithm in multiprocessor task scheduling problem 
  • A hybrid fruit fly optimisation algorithm to solve the flow shop scheduling problems with multi-objectives
  • An efficient game theoretic based computation offloading framework for network optimisation in mobile cloud IoT systems
  • Ant colony-based load balancing and fault recovery for cloud computing environment
  • A novel lightweight key management scheme for RFID-sensor integrated hierarchical MANET based on internet of things
  • Mobility dependent clustering-based data transmission under variable data rate for different node densities in vehicular ad hoc network
  • Modified fitness-based swarm intelligence approach for routing in wireless sensor networks
  • A novel approach to automate test data generation for data flow testing based on hybrid adaptive PSO-GA algorithm

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Integrated Supply Management

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Integrated Supply Management are now available here for free:
  • A note on: An economic order quantity model for items with imperfect quality and inspection errors
  • Promoting environmental citizenship behaviour
  • A goal programming approach for supplier evaluation and demand allocation among suppliers
  • The effects of green policy on the performance of green supply chains

First issue: International Journal of Additive and Subtractive Materials Manufacturing (free sample issue available)

The International Journal of Additive and Subtractive Materials Manufacturing fosters works on the fundamentals of science/engineering of additive and subtractive manufacturing processes/techniques and aspects such as heat transfer, mass transfer, fluid flow, microstructure and phase evolution and development of physical/mechanical/chemical/functional properties. Experimental and computational approaches at levels from nano- , micro- , meso-scale manufacturing for a range of processing techniques (photonic/mechanical/chemical/hybrid) and materials (metals/ceramics/organic/polymers/composites/biomaterials) are of interest. The principles and applications of designing/fabrication of parts for real-world problems/applications are also considered.

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

24 March 2017

Special issue published: "Game Theory and its Applications in Economics and Management"

Asian Journal of Management Science and Applications 2(4) 2016
  • The political economy of deforestation when distributional interests matter - a dynamic approach
  • R&D investment game strategies under uncertain patent acquisition and non-infringing imitation
  • A proof of the existence of φ-stable sets in N-player games via Glicksberg's fixed point theorem
  • Game algebra: algebraic system of strategic-form games
Additional paper
  • Outsourcing and performance in Japanese manufacturing firms

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Internet Marketing and Advertising

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Internet Marketing and Advertising are now available here for free:
  • Co-consumption and co-production inside a brand community: a socio-cognitive perspective
  • Investigating antecedents and moderating factors of consumer's acceptance and adoption of online-received recommendations on social media: an empirical analysis
  • Inside the host's mind: psychological principles of viral marketing
  • Antecedents to SMS advertising acceptance: a grounded theory approach
  • Consumer social orientation-based personality and social media use: an exploration among young US consumers

Call for papers: "Applied Economics and Business"

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

The aim of this special issue is to discuss the development and application of business management techniques, including simulation, optimisation, and statistical analysis, which can help to improve decision making in the area of business management and economics.
We invite both theoretical and applied research papers discussing topics relevant to the concepts related to business, management and economics. The special issue's overall aim is to provide a dedicated venue for such research to be shared and discussed, and thus to highlight the breadth and depth of efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of this area of research.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:
  • Information economics
  • Resource economics
  • Money and banking
  • Growth and innovation
  • Contemporary research in business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Corporate governance
  • Investment
  • Financial reporting
  • Innovative business models and organisational change
  • Management information systems
  • Supply chain management
  • Engineering management
  • Organisational planning
Important Dates
Manuscripts due by: 1 June, 2017
Notification to authors: 1 August, 2017
Final versions due by: 1 October, 2017

Special issue published: "Advanced Engine Combustion"

International Journal of Powertrains 6(1) 2017
  • Partially premixed combustion multi-cylinder engine cycle-to-cycle-oriented temperature estimation and control
  • Development of MGE 1.8T combustion system assisted by numerical simulation
  • Simulation and experiments of advanced gasoline engine combustion modes from spark ignition to compression ignition
  • Natural gas/diesel RCCI CFD simulations using multi-component fuel surrogates

23 March 2017

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering are now available here for free:
  • The influence of shock-pad density and footwear cushioning on heel impact and forefoot loading during running and turning movements
  • A chrome coating from a trivalent chromium bath containing extremely low concentration of Cr3+ ions
  • Laser method based on imaging and analysis of scattered light used for assessment of cylindrical surfaces after dynamic burnishing process
  • Electrospark deposition of ZrB2-TiB2 composite coating on Cu-Cr-Zr alloy electrodes
  • Mechanical analysis and high temperature wear behaviour of AlCrN/DLC coated titanium alloy
  • High power diode laser surface melting of SUS 420F steel: investigations on the microstructural, and mechanical properties
  • Interfacial reaction and friction properties of Fe-based TiC composite coating

Special issue published: "International Issues in Entrepreneurship"

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business 30(4) 2017
  • International entrepreneurship research: how it evolved and directions for the future
  • French technology start-ups: how and why are they succeeding?
  • Internationalisation of family business groups in transition economies
  • The role of professional service providers during the initial stages of international entrepreneurship: a neo-institutionalist view
  • International entrepreneurship research: mapping and cognitive structures
  • Unravelling the link between creativity and individual entrepreneurial behaviour: the moderating role of Islamic Work Ethics
  • International convergence and divergence on family entrepreneurship problems: the case of family firms in Japan
Additional papers
  • Institutional asymmetry as a challenge in tackling the grey economy in Bulgaria
  • Dynamic capabilities, managerial and marketing capabilities and their impact on the competitive advantage and firm performance

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics are now available here for free:
  • The role of information communications technology in sustainable water management practice
  • Application of the common vector approach on identification of winter rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) cultivars and their yield characters
  • Sustainable management of the grain sorghum crop - Sorghum bicolor L. in Dobrudja Plateau from Romania
  • Comparison of artificial neural network and K-means for clustering dairy cattle
  • Factors affecting adoption of mulching in Kibaale sub-catchment, South Central Uganda
  • Modelling irrigation management services: the IRMA_SYS case

Call for papers: "Applications of Data Envelopment Analysis in Manufacturing"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Engineering Management and Economics.

The manufacturing sector is a major driver of growth for the economy of several countries. Technological progress and the increased wealth of consumers have stimulated manufacturing companies to sell a large variety of products in the market. Market competition has become more and more globalised, complex, and uncertain, therefore, the manufacturing environment has been drastically affected by such changes.

The need for lowering operations costs, improving production efficiency and productivity, increasing flexibility and meeting environmental requirements has made managers’ decision-making very hard, forcing firms to deal with a huge number of metrics to constantly evaluate the performance of both their manufacturing system and their competitors.

Non-parametric methods based on the data envelopment analysis (DEA) approach are now widely used and accepted as benchmarking and performance evaluation techniques. This is different from conventional statistical methods which focus on central tendencies, DEA is interested in identifying units that are either on the frontier of best performers or units which are far from them providing information that conventional methods are unable to discover. Furthermore, as DEA allows for the analysis of a multiplicity of inputs and outputs of the manufacturing system at the same time, it provides a comprehensive investigation of its performance.

We aim to address research on applications of data envelopment analysis in the broad area of manufacturing. This special issue welcomes both methodological contributions and empirical quantitative research based on surveys, case studies, etc. Interdisciplinary research is also encouraged.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Measuring eco-efficiency in production
  • Supplier selection and ranking
  • Selection of manufacturing technologies
  • Measuring performance of the supply and logistic chain
  • Performance analysis of manufacturing companies and sectors
  • Performance evaluation of production processes
  • Methodological advances of DEA

Important Dates
Manuscripts due by: 15 July, 2017
Notification to authors: 30 September, 2017
Final versions due by: 30 November, 2017