22 June 2018

Special issue published: "Machine Learning and the Internet of Things"

International Journal of Internet of Things and Cyber-Assurance 1(2) 2018
  • Use of adaptive algorithm for impulsive noise cancellation
  • Design and study of dual band slotted patch radiator using bio-inspired optimisation approach for wireless communication
  • Dictionary-based intra-prediction framework for image compression via sparse representation
  • Employing an efficient tamper detection mechanism for IoT-based healthcare systems
  • An architecture for HESTIA: high-level and extensible system for training and infrastructure risk assessment

Special issue published: "An Interdisciplinary Review of Financial and Operational Issues in Emerging Industries"

International Journal of Trade and Global Markets 11(1/2) 2018
  • Does export promotion policy benefit for ASEAN economic development?
  • Identification of the connection between tourism demand and economic growth in ASEAN-3
  • Corporate governance and social disclosure: a comparative study of listed hospitality industries in South East Asia
  • Influence of personality on impulsive buying behaviour among Indonesian young consumers
  • Operating the impossible trinity before and after the global financial crisis 2007-2008: evidence in Vietnam
  • Determinants of momentum strategy and return in short time horizon: case in Indonesian stock market
  • Analysis of ESOP implementation determinants at companies in Indonesia
  • Constructed interpretation of tax compliance through the historicity, rationality, and actuality of Pancasila (cases in Indonesia)
  • Determinants of adoption of mobile banking: evidence from rural Karnataka in India
  • Analysis of marketing strategies and competitive advantages of two producers special foods in Garut
  • The penetration of business excellence model approach and interconnection with corporate social responsibility in emerging country: a case study in the Czech Republic
  • The critical factors of research and innovation creation in public universities in Thailand
  • The relationship between competitive advantage and the value relevance of accounting information
  • Perception of contractual risk allocation in the oil and gas contracts in Malaysia
  • The effect of environmental performance and disclosure on financial performance

20 June 2018

International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing to publish expanded papers from WIDECOM 2019

Extended versions of papers presented at the International Conference on Wireless, Intelligent and Distributed Environment for Communication (11-13 February 2019, University of Milan, Italy) will be published by the International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing.

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments

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  • Promoting strategy research on blended teaching mode reform in colleges and universities: a case study in China
  • Social media adoption in higher education: a case study involving IT/IS students
  • Motivations for using social media: comparative study based on cultural differences between American and Jordanian students
  • Using community-mediated learning tools for informal learning online
  • Students' perspectives on RateMyProfessors.com: an empirical investigation of perception and attitude
  • Affordances of Twitter as a pedagogical tool in education: critical analysis of doctoral research studies

19 June 2018

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Inventory Research

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  • A stochastic lot sizing model with partial backordering and imperfect production processes
  • Assessment of inventory class performance utilising inventory turn and days on hand
  • On the viability of partial inventory pooling
  • Impact of inventory sharing on service availability and transportation levels in time-differentiated distribution
  • Cooperative advertising in a closed-loop supply chain to encourage customers to return their used products

International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing to publish expanded papers from WIDECOM 2019

Extended versions of papers presented at the International Conference on Wireless, Intelligent and Distributed Environment for Communication (11-13 February 2019, University of Milan, Italy) will be published by the International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing.

Special issue published: "Information Technology and Sustainable Agro-Environmental Management"

International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics 4(1) 2018
  • Geoinformatics as a tool for the application of energy policy
  • An overview of food businesses in the Western Greece and the extent to which they use information systems
  • Land use change and soil fertility assessment in the vicinity of Zagreb landfill
  • The use of vegetation indices and change detection techniques as a tool for monitoring ecosystem and biodiversity integrity
  • Promoting soil bioengineering in the Mediterranean ecoregion with new tools and approaches

New Editor for International Journal of Technoentrepreneurship

Prof. Jin Chen from Tsinghua University in China has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Technoentrepreneurship.

18 June 2018

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

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  • Web 1.0 to Web 2.0: an observational study and empirical evidence for the historical r(evolution) of the social web
  • A framework for benchmarking public websites in the labour sector
  • A team discovery model for crowdsourcing tasks to social networks
  • Knowledge management in organisations: mapping the research literature

Special issue published: "Internet of Things: Principles, Methodologies, and Applications"

International Journal of High Performance Systems Architecture 7(4) 2017
  • A new ontology ranking method with OntoDUIA for ontology retrieval system
  • Cloud computing resources scheduling optimisation based on improved bat algorithm via wavelet perturbations
  • Invulnerability analysis in intelligent transportation system
  • Smart generic cabling and network planning in office network
  • SparkCUDE: a spark-based differential evolution for large-scale global optimisation
  • A new quantum rotation angle of quantum-inspired evolutionary algorithm for TSP
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  • Analysis of WSN routing protocols for the application of forest fire prevention

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

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  • Facilitating agronomic mobile data management in a crop field
  • Data mining and optimisation issues in the food industry
  • Determinants of adoption of soil and water and conservation techniques: evidence from Northern Ghana
  • Influence of climatic and non-climatic factors on sustainable food security in India: a statistical investigation

Special issue published: "Developing Business and Marketing Strategies in Web-Based Communities"

International Journal of Web Based Communities 14(2) 2018
  • Motivations and stake management in producing YouTube 'bro-science' videos for baldness treatment
  • Applying resource mobilisation and political process theories to explore social media and environmental protest in contemporary China
  • Usage factors of location-based social applications: the case of Foursquare
  • The role of sense of community in brand online social networking
  • Understanding Empowerment in Social Media Context: Lessons from Indonesian Migrant Domestic Workers
  • Elimination of backward browsing using decomposition and compression for efficient navigation prediction

15 June 2018

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

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

Special issue published: "Quantitative Energy Finance Applied to Environmental and Climate Problems"

International Journal of Global Energy Issues 41(1/2/3/4)
  • Regional analysis of the relationship between CO2 emissions and financial development
  • Fuel taxes and consumer behaviour: a Markov-switching approach
  • Oil price shocks and OECD equity markets: distinguishing between supply and demand effects
  • On the relationship between liquid commodities and financial variables: a Bayesian VAR approach
  • Optimal management of an oil exploitation
  • Investigating the price linkage between the Asian LNG spot and East Asian LNG prices and its implications
  • Electricity retail competition: the case of the UK
  • Thermal energy storage using phase change materials: a way forward
  • Attributes of a viable policy for the Vietnam electricity sector: opinions of stakeholders
  • Energy transition: between economic opportunity and the need for financing?
  • Understanding volatility and leverage effects in bunker markets
  • Growth in transport sector CO2 emissions in Tunisia: an analysis using a bounds testing approach
  • Are US gasoline price responses asymmetric? Another look

Special issue on: "Employee Satisfaction and Engagement: Theory and Praxis for Today’s Excellence"

International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management 18(1/2) 2018
  • Enablers of employee engagement and its subsequent impact on job satisfaction
  • Engagement as an antecedent of the satisfaction-performance relation: a study with line managers
  • The mediating role of work engagement between psychosocial safety climate and organisational citizenship behaviours: a study in the nursing and health sector in Quebec
  • Linking women's glass ceiling beliefs and employee satisfaction: the mediation of engagement
  • Women and the glass ceiling in the community of Madrid hotel industry
  • Human resources management in responsible small businesses: why, how and for what?
  • Excellence in public administration: job satisfaction as a factor of good administration

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Global Energy Issues

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  • Development of a simple power controller for horizontal-axis standalone tidal current energy generation system 
  • What matters in residential energy consumption: evidence from France 
  • How much can nuclear energy do about global warming? 
  • Comparing biomass-based and conventional heating systems with costly CO2 emissions: cost estimations and breakeven prices for large-scale district heating schemes 
  • Identifying the drivers of environmental pressures: evidence from Tunisia

14 June 2018

Cyber threats to connected cars

Connected cars could be as vulnerable to so-called “cyber attack” as the smartphone in your hand or the personal computer on your desktop, according to a new study from the UK. “Connected cars are no different from other nodes on the internet of things and face many of the same generic cybersecurity threats,” the team reports. They point out that the sheer number of putatively connected vehicles represents the biggest problem to be addressed and yet there have been few contributions to the debate. There are threats that are peculiar to connected cars rather than any other Internet of Things (IoT) device, PC, or mobile.

The team – David Morris, Garikayi Madzudzo, and Alexeis Garcia-Perez of the Centre for Business in Society, at Coventry University, UK – highlights several features of connected cars:
  • Improved safety through better road infrastructure, onboard safety systems, automatic ‘Smart SOS’ emergency services’ calling (for example, e-Call)
  • Enhanced vehicle security through more sophisticated access systems
  • Better use of road infrastructure to reduce congestion, enable smart parking, and spread journeys through time
  • Safer and more accessible driving for those whose driving abilities are compromised enhancing employment and leisure opportunities
  • Greener driving through reduced emissions
  • User and usage-based, including driving style and habits, insurance premiums providing an incentive for safer driving
  • Improved vehicle maintenance and reliability
  • The improvement of air quality
  • Opportunities for passengers to use the time spent on car journeys in more interesting and/or productive ways
  • Improved payment services for fuel (including e-car battery charging), pay-as-you-drive insurance, parking charges and other car-related mobility services.
The team adds, however, that each additional feature and function in a connected car brings with it digital security risks and vulnerabilities that could expose critical vehicle systems to those who might exploit them for illegal activity. “The potential costs of vehicle cybersecurity attacks and their prevention measures need to be weighed up against the undoubted benefits which technological innovations in connected cars may bring,” the team says.

There are four prominent features that must be investigated to which the researchers allude. First, the largely commercial nature of “cyberspace” makes regulation and usage very difficult to control. Secondly, there is such a vast array of components across the globe with countless sources and intermediaries handling them during manufacture and in use. Thirdly, there is huge potential for new vulnerabilities and risks to emerge suddenly, so-called zero-day attacks, for instance. Finally, the very nature of cyber threats is highly covert and so the public, business, and government assessment of potential risk underestimates the reality by a long way.

The team concludes that in order to mitigate the threat of cybersecurity, “Coordinated research and development strategies must be developed. Cross-disciplinary research in implementing security into control systems will be needed to provide the solutions necessary to combat cybersecurity incidents.”

Morris, D., Madzudzo, G. and Garcia-Perez, A. (2018) ‘Cybersecurity and the auto industry: the growing challenges presented by connected cars’, Int. J. Automotive Technology and Management, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp.105–118.

13 June 2018

Special issue published: "Management and Decision Making in Transport"

International Journal of Decision Support Systems 2(4) 2017
  • Maritime ports economic effect on regional development: estimations for the major maritime ports in Greece
  • A simulation approach to 'quay-to-shore storage area' container transfer problem
  • A combined MCDA - Monte Carlo simulation approach for the evaluation of investment decisions on public transit
  • Residential property market prices estimation using spatial analysis models
  • Quantitative financial analysis for the estimation of road accident costs
  • Data envelopment analysis for investigating optimal road safety policies utilising global epidemiological, risk exposure and socio-economic statistics

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Sustainable Materials and Structural Systems

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  • On quantifying the uncertainty of stochastic process power spectrum estimates subject to missing data
  • Data recovery via hybrid sensor networks for vibration monitoring of civil structures
  • Effect of frequency domain attributes of wavelet analysis filter banks for structural damage localisation using the relative wavelet entropy index
  • Modal identification of seismically isolated bridges with piers having different heights
  • Assessment of fibre optic strain gauges for field use in India
  • Uncertainty quantification of thermal image-based concrete diagnosis
  • Structural health assessment using extended and unscented Kalman filters
  • Towards real-time health monitoring of structural systems via recursive Bayesian filtering and reduced order modelling
  • Robust methods for outlier detection and regression for SHM applications

Special section published: "Recent Developments in Biomechanics and Biomechanics-Focused Processes/Product Analysis/Development"

International Journal of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics 4(2/3) 2018
  • Non-Newtonian blood flow and coupled blood-wall oxygen mass transport in a 180° curved artery
  • The effects of trabecular architectures on transferring dynamic loads to the brain
  • Finite element analysis for knee implants with suitable material combinations
  • High rate failure properties of human aortic tissue under longitudinal extension
  • High strain rate compressive behaviour of human heart
  • Experimental studies and effective finite element modelling of foot deformation in standing
  • Effects of athletic footwear on plantar force during rope skipping
  • Kinematic analysis on sliding shot put
  • Analysis on the gait of lower limbs in different walking speed
  • Study of isokinetic strength training's rehabilitating effects on elite athletes after knee joint ACL reconstruction surgery