22 May 2008

Special issue: Validation and application of plants as biomonitors of atmospheric trace element deposition

International Journal of Environment and Pollution 32(4) 2008
  • Atmospheric dispersion of pollutants in Sado estuary (Portugal) using biomonitors
  • Study on air pollution in Beijing's major industrial areas using multielements in biomonitors and NAA techniques
  • Biomonitoring in the forest zone of Ghana: the primary results obtained using neutron activation analysis and lichens
  • Large-scale biomonitoring of trace element air pollution: local variance, data comparability and its relationships to human health
  • On the road from environmental biomonitoring to human health aspects: monitoring atmospheric heavy metal deposition by epiphytic/epigeic plants: present status and future needs
  • Use of mosses to study atmospheric deposition of trace elements: contributions from investigations in Norway
  • Sequestering of heavy metal ions from aqueous solutions by using a lignocellulosic material
  • A new systematic technique for retrofit of water network
  • The investigation of compositional and structural characteristics of natural marine organic matter: a review

21 May 2008

Special issue: System aspects of wireless networks

International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing 3(3) 2008
  • A self-organised middleware architecture for Wireless Sensor Network management
  • Quality of Service guarantees and fault-tolerant TCP services in mobile wireless optical networks
  • Bounds on lifetime of cluster-based ultra-wide band wireless sensor network
  • Performance analysis of four routing protocols in sensor networks
  • Performance evaluation of node density-based adaptive routing scheme for disruption tolerant networks
  • Utilisation analysis and comparison for multimedia wireless networks
  • An approach to mobility management in Cellular IP networks utilising power-save mode of IEEE 802.11
Additional Paper
  • Connectivity of a Gaussian network

19 May 2008

Call for papers: Marketing Strategies for Public Performance

Call for papers: Marketing Strategies for Public Performance

A special issue of International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management

Marketing in the public sector faces challenges both a regional and national level. In particular, there is emphasis on performance management and the adoption of an approach to business that parallels that in the profit making private sector. As public organisations aim to produce impacts on their external environment, their performance needs to be measured, not only at the internal level but also at the external level. This is the reason why marketing approaches and their specific tools have a key role to play in the management and measurement of public performance.

The creation of initiatives between public and private sectors, involving partnerships and joint ventures companies, and the emphasis on changing attitudes and behaviour in society, have focused attention on making strategic decisions in increasingly market-oriented ways. A successful adoption of a market orientation allows the public sector to become better positioned to exploit emerging opportunities. Recognition of opportunities that exist, the marketing orientation required to exploit these opportunities and the enabling strategies demanded are key to the future development of public sector organisations in the 21st century.

Theoretical and empirically-based papers are being sought for this special issue which will explore to what extent marketing can, should and indeed must, improve the customer orientation within the public sector and the ways in which this goal can best be achieved. The exploration of key marketing challenges and the identification of best practice in differing marketing contexts are highly topical and important. Papers adopting a theoretical approach are welcome provided they deal with new marketing tools and approaches. However, priority will be given to papers which concentrate on empirical researches (cases studies). The general theme of the special issue will be around how public sector executives plan strategic marketing activities to increase performance within their organisations.

This special edition aims to inform readers on the processes and the consequences of adopting marketing approaches within public sector. It will focus on “marketisation” (increase performance in service delivery) and social marketing in order to link these integrated marketing approaches to performance that relies not only on promotion and communication, but also on the will to identify the needs of their public.

Areas that may provide an appropriate focus include (but are not necessarily limited to):
  • Diversity of the demand the public manager has to face (with consumers, users, voter, taxpayers). Which marketing tools are more adapted to cope with this specific demand?
  • Market segmentation, targeting and positioning approaches - traditional or new approaches more adapted to public services.
  • How new public services are adapted to meet the needs of a specific demand
  • Analysis of users' satisfaction within public sector organisations.
  • Targeting specific publics to reach social goals.
  • How marketing tools are used and adapted in order to reach performance in changing social behaviours?
  • Value based marketing
  • Innovation and improved service delivery through public-private partnerships and networks or co-operation with other public sector providers
  • Measuring short and long term future demand for services
  • Effective delivery of customer service to reflect and reinforce the desired corporate brand image
  • Methods of improving customer service
  • Issues regarding pricing of services in the public sector
  • Marketing communication approaches
  • Social marketing in practice
  • E-marketing and the public sector customer.
Important Dates
Submission of full paper before: 1 November, 2008
Notification of acceptance before: 15 February, 2008
Submission of final and revised manuscripts: 1 April, 2009

Special issue: Biosphere reserves

International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development 7(2) 2008
  • Concept and practice: the case of UNESCO biosphere reserves
  • Canadian biosphere reserve approaches to the achievement of sustainable development
  • From experiences to institution: the management of Jiuzhaigou Valley Biosphere Reserve faced with institutional transformation and upgrading
  • The Pfalzerwald–Vosges du Nord transboundary biosphere reserve
  • Mount Kenya biosphere reserve
  • Report on Issyk-Kul biosphere reserve
  • La Palma: a biosphere reserve in evolution
  • The East Atlantic network of biosphere reserves: its origin, development and future

Special issue: Economics of agricultural biotechnology – an overview

International Journal of Biotechnology 10(2/3) 2008
  • Bt-cotton and secondary pests
  • Bt-cotton and production risk: panel data estimates
  • Is genetically engineered technology a good alternative to pesticide use: the case of GE eggplant in India
  • The impact of using GM insect resistant maize in Europe since 1998
  • The economic impacts of second generation Bt cotton in West Africa: empirical evidence from Burkina Faso
  • Genetically modified crops, factor endowments, biased technological change, wages and poverty reduction
  • Biotechnology and biodiversity debates and policies in Africa
  • Impact of Bt cotton on farmer livelihoods in South Africa
  • Determinants of consumers' willingness to accept GM foods
  • A differentiated account of the role of trust in consumers' acceptance of genetically modified foods in Germany

18 May 2008

Inderscience journals partner with Disaster Planning for Hospitals conference.

Four Inderscience journals:
International Journal of Critical Infrastructures
International Journal of Emergency Management
International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management
International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management
are media partners for the 3rd Annual Disaster Planning for Hospitals Conference to be held in Washington, DC in August 2008.

Call for papers: Information Systems Security in Indian Businesses

Call for papers: Information Systems Security in Indian Businesses

A special issue of International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management

As organisations increasingly rely on computer networks for wired and wireless communications for various business transactions, information systems (IS) security plays a pivotal role in business success. The purpose of this Special Issue is to encourage the development of quality research in IS security in the context of Indian businesses that have local as well as global impact. It will explore how information technology solutions and IS policies could be developed and deployed amidst the social, cultural and economic diversities of India to facilitate secured business communications. The Special Issue will include original papers on theoretical as well as practical case studies conducted in IS security that have implications on businesses and societies in India.

The potential topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Theories and empirical studies on the development of IS security models in Internet and distributed systems
  • The deployment of IT solutions as a countermeasure for security breaches in Indian businesses
  • Enhancing secured business communications through wired and wireless systems that are interconnected in distributed and networked environments
  • IS security policies, implementation challenges and governance in India and the use of international information security management standards
  • IS security issues related to service sectors such as education that include e-learning environments in India
  • Identifying the social, cultural and economic issues that have implications on IS security policies, training and enforcement
  • Best practices of privacy protection, security economics and risk assessment
  • Recent trends in cybercrime that impact Indian businesses and emerging technologies in intrusion detection systems being adopted
Important Dates
Full paper due: 15 August, 2008
Acceptance notification: 1 October, 2008
Final paper submission: 25 December, 2008

16 May 2008

Inderscience Journals Catalogue 2008

The 100 page Inderscience Journals Catalogue 2008, giving comprehensive details of all current and forthcoming journals and other publications, is now available as a downloadable PDF file (5Mb).
There is also a zipped version (4Mb)

International Journal of Biomechatronics and Robotics and the Unmanned Ground Systems Summit

Inderscience's forthcoming title International Journal of Biomechatronics and Robotics has entered a media partnership with the Institute for Defense & Government Advancement (IDGA) for its Unmanned Ground Systems Summit to be held in August 2008 in Washington, DC, USA.

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems and the Heavy Vehicles Summit

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems has entered a media partnership with the Institute for Defense & Government Advancement (IDGA) for its Heavy Vehicles Summit to be held in August 2008 in Dearborn, Michigan, USA.

Special issue: From technology roadmapping to operational innovation planning

International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning 4(2) 2008
  • Next generation roadmapping for innovation planning
  • Innovation business plan at Siemens: portfolio-based roadmapping to convert promising innovation projects into concrete successes
  • Web-based supporting system for Technology Roadmap: development, application and integration
  • Development of technology foresight: integration of technology roadmapping and the Delphi method
  • Technology roadmapping in manufacturing: a case study at Siemens AG
  • Long-term innovation management: the Balanced Innovation Card in interplay with roadmaps

Special issue: Service excellence and information technology for competitive advantage

International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management 5(3) 2008
  • Modelling and simulation of e-business impact on supply chain
  • A modular subroutine selection process in disaster management based on a needs classification scheme
  • The impact of service quality and switching cost on customer loyalty in information asymmetric services
  • Creating competitive advantage through outsourcing logistics: evidence from a Middle Eastern nation
  • Explaining the intended continuance level of telecommuting

15 May 2008

First issue: International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems

International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems covers the broad field of mechatronics and manufacturing systems (machining, casting, forming, welding, fabrication, etc) with a special emphasis on research and development in the modern engineering of advanced manufacturing processes and systems.

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

First issue: International Journal of Functional Informatics and Personalised Medicine

The first issue of International Journal of Functional Informatics and Personalised Medicine has just been published.

Functional informatics and personalised medicine are interactive disciplines that hold great promise for the advancement of cutting-edge research and development in biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences. Research and advances in these two areas influence board ranges of medical and engineering fields. The journal provides a common platform for the cross-fertilisation of ideas, and aims to help shape scientific knowledge and medical achievements by bridging these two very important and complementary disciplines into an interactive and attractive forum.

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

Special issue: Advanced splitting techniques and their applications

International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering 3(4) 2007

Includes papers from the special session ‘Advanced splitting techniques and their applications’ at the Fifth International Conference on Large-scale Scientific Computations (LSSC'05) held in Sozopol, Bulgaria in June 2005.
  • Analysis of a transport model applying operator splitting and semi-Lagrangian method
  • Iterative operator-splitting methods for linear problems
  • Wave analysis of different splitting methods in the linearised shallow water equations
  • New unconditionally stable numerical schemes for Maxwell's equations
  • Variational imbedding approach to coefficient identification in an elliptic partial differential equation
  • Lie group integrators with non-autonomous frozen vector fields
  • A multiunit ADI scheme for biharmonic equation with accelerated convergence
  • Testing the accuracy of a data assimilation algorithm

14 May 2008

Special issue: Information processing in intelligent vehicles and road applications

International Journal of Intelligent Information and Database Systems 2(2) 2008
  • Comparative study of Extended Kalman Filter, Linearised Kalman Filter and Particle Filter applied to low-cost GPS-based hybrid positioning system for land vehicles
  • Tightly-coupled GIS data in GNSS fix computations with integrity testing
  • Electronic horizon: road information used by Energy Management strategies
  • Incremental approach for Continuous k-Nearest Neighbours queries on road
  • Modelling an emergency vehicle early-warning system using real-time feedback
  • A novel vehicle communication paradigm based on Cellular Networks for improving the safety in roads
  • Improving motion-based object detection by incorporating object-specific knowledge
  • A semantic Case-Based Reasoning system to improve road safety

Special issue: Latest concepts and approaches in logistics engineering and management

International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management 15(1) 2008
  • A new mathematical model for a distribution network problem in a multi-product supply chain system: a real-case study
  • The impact of process maturity and uncertainty on supply chain performance: an empirical study
  • Critical success factors in managing global supply chains
  • Simulation of Automatic Guided Vehicle systems in manufacturing environment. Case: Volvo's Crankshaft Unit in Skovde
  • Optimisation of distribution networks using Genetic Algorithms. Part 1 – problem modelling and automatic generation of solutions
  • Optimisation of distribution networks using Genetic Algorithms. Part 2 – the Genetic Algorithm and Genetic Operators
  • Relationship characteristics within the supply chain of Small and Medium-Sized Construction Enterprises in Thailand

13 May 2008

Call for papers: Grid Computing and Applications

Call for papers: Grid Computing and Applications

A special issue of International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing

Recent advances in grid technologies provide the ability to aggregate geographically-distributed resources into a single integrated computing platform. A variety of heterogeneous distributed resources, such as clusters, PCs, workstations, data storage devices or specific scientific instruments, are utilised and shared in grid computing systems. Computational resources, storage, memory, and bandwidth are complemented with content-oriented input from databases and web services. Such systems may operate in a predefined and centrally organised manner, or coordination may be conducted in a self-organised, decentralised manner.

Recently, an emerging research area for grid computing has seen a change from widely distributed resources sharing for data-intensive problems to service-oriented computation, collaboration, and virtual organisation. Therefore, the discovery and integration of grid resources and services on Internet has become convenient and flexible in terms of the combination of grid computing and web services used in various grid applications.

This special issue aims to foster state-of-the-art research in the area of grid computing and applications and is expected to focus on all aspects of grid technologies and to present novel results and solutions to solve various problems and challenges in grid platforms. The special issue will additionally select high quality papers from the 5th Workshop on Grid Technologies and Applications (WoGTA’08) to be held in Taiwan, December 2008.

We encourage the submission of innovative and mature results in designing, analysing, and developing grid technology, services, and applications. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
  • Applications: theory and practice of grid services and applications
  • Benchmarking: performance evaluation and modeling, measurement technology for grid hardware and middleware, benchmark results
  • Fundamental theories on grid and cooperative computing
  • HPC applications on cluster/grid environments
  • Information and software integration technologies
  • Infrastructure: grid architecture, system, middleware, and toolkits
  • Internet/web computing and data mining
  • Learning grid and its applications
  • Management: resource discovery and allocation, monitoring, scheduling, and meta-scheduling
  • P2P technology: peer-to-peer techniques for grid computing
  • Parallel and distributed algorithms
  • Partitioning and load balancing technologies for grid
  • Programming models: methods for remote execution and inter-task communications
  • Resource allocation and management in learning grid
  • Security: anonymity, anti-censorship, and access control
  • Semantic grid and knowledge grid
  • Service grid, service computing, web services and QoS
  • Wireless networking and mobile, pervasive and ubiquitous computing
Important Dates
Deadline for Submission: 1 February, 2009
Acceptance notification: 1 May, 2009
Camera ready papers due: 1 July, 2009

Call for papers: Biomedical Robotics

Call for papers: Biomedical Robotics

A special issue of International Journal of Biomechatronics and Robotics

Recent decades have witnessed the significant development in biomedical robotics from fundamental research to commercialisation development, evaluation and feasibility studies. Robotics, initially brought in as computer-integrated systems for surgical interventions, has been emerging into a wider range of areas including image-guided therapy and rehabilitation robotics in the macro world. More recently, as biology digs into molecular level studies, robotics has also entered a new era in the micro world. Capable of manipulating from meter-sized humans to micrometer-sized cells, robotics plays a unique role in biomedicine, along with the advances in computer science, transducers, materials, imaging, and MEMS, etc.

The objective of this special issue is to bring together a variety of exciting research projects in the cutting edge of applying robotics technology in the broadest sense to biomedical applications. By sharing state-of-the-art research with the robotics community, it is hoped that innovative research ideas and opportunities will be inspired for the existing and emerging biomedical robotic areas.

High quality research papers dealing with fundamental issues as well as applied problems are solicited. Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of biomedical robotics, papers presenting information across several disciplines are particularly welcome.

Appropriate topics for submission include, but are not limited to:
  • Robot-assisted procedures
  • Smart instrumented tools for surgery
  • Sensors and actuators in biomedical robotics
  • Cell/organism micromanipulation
  • Microrobotics design, modelling and applications in biomedicine
  • Bionanorobotics conceptualisation, modelling, simulation, and manipulation
  • Microobjects assembly
  • Soft-tissue modelling and manipulation
  • Rehabilitation robotics
  • Image-guided surgery
  • Medical imaging and machine vision
  • Interventional therapy
  • Tele-surgery
  • Surgical simulation
Important Dates
Paper submission deadline: 30 October, 2008
Decision: 31 January, 2009
Revised manuscripts: 28 February, 2009

Call for papers: Nanomanufacturing Systems, Processes and Simulation

Call for papers: Nanomanufacturing Systems, Processes and Simulation

A special issue of International Journal of Nanomanufacturing

Research and technology developments at the atomic, molecular or macromolecular levels have the potential to provide a fundamental understanding of phenomena and materials at the nanoscale and to create and use structures, devices and systems that have novel properties and functions because of their small and/or intermediate size. Nanomanufacturing encompasses processes aimed at building nanoscale structures, devices and systems either in one, two or three dimensions.

Critical issues of nanomanufacturing play an important and increasing role in helping to increase the speed of the development cycle time, improve reliability, reduce process variability, and increase overall product and process quality. The goal of this special issue of is to publish the current state-of-the-art in nanomanufacturing systems, processes and simulation, including selected papers from the 6th International Symposium on Nanomanufacturing to be held in Athens, Greece, November 12th – 14th 2008

Subject coverage includes, but is not limited to, topics that address:
  • Nanomaterial production and integration
  • Metrology, sensing and characterization
  • Manipulation and actuation
  • Instrumentation, tooling, equipment
  • Modelling, simulation and control
  • Design, optimization and control
  • NEMS and MEMS nanomanufacturing
  • Socio-economic aspects of nanomanufacturing
  • Nanomanufacturing in industry
Research that explores the development of new statistical designs to meet novel challenges in emerging technologies for nanomanufacturing is particularly welcome.

Important Dates
Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 30 November 2008
Communication of peer reviews to authors: 30 December 2008
Deadline for revised manuscripts: 31 May 2009

Special issue: The Internet and web-based healthcare

International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management 9(3) 2008
  • Which intranet for healthcare? Models and trends from a case-based approach
  • A model for online collaborative cancer research: report of the NCI caBIG project
  • Remote monitoring of post-operative patients using wireless sensor networks
  • Personal health records: addressing consumer needs for access
  • Study of web-based peer discussion: the domain of scleroderma
  • Examining the role of the internet in SIDS management and its emergence as a domain of uncertainty

Special issue: Entrepreneurship and sustainable development in transition economies

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development 4(2/3) 2008
  • On researching the internationalisation of SMEs in transformation economies
  • Determinants of the internationalisation of European SMEs: inward outward linkages, the 'stage' theory of global expansion and the role of the European Union in the textiles and apparel industry
  • Determinants of small business activity and entrepreneurship: household survey evidence from Lithuania
  • Managerial threats and prospects in Russian firms: the case of St. Petersburg 1999–2005
  • A regional-based approach towards economic development in the Western Balkans
  • Entrepreneurship, employment and fast-growing firms in Kosova
  • Politicising the transition: a study of core and boundary relations of power and politics in strategic decision making at Sudatel
  • SMEs funding: an assessment of an intervention scheme in Nigeria
  • Managing collaboration and knowledge transfer in developing economies: a study of a new joint venture in Thailand
  • Challenges and opportunities in developing an entrepreneurial business in Poland: the case study of Morawski Printing House

Special issue: Risk assessment and management of biological systems

International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management 8(3) 2008
  • Quantitative microbiological risk assessment of campylobacteriosis cases in the German population due to consumption of chicken prepared in homes
  • Risk analysis of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies in animals: state-of-the-art
  • Comparison of probabilistic approaches to estimate the initial bacterial levels as a start in exposure assessment: Escherichia coli O157:H7 in beef as an example
  • Feed to food risk assessment, with particular reference to mycotoxins in bovine feed
  • Lost science: effects on environmental risk policy, litigation and due diligence
  • The role of quantitative risk assessment in the management of foodborne biological hazards

12 May 2008

Special issue: Human resource management practices in industry clusters

International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management 8(1/2) 2008
  • Banning the Bahn: transport Infrastructure effects on Austrian cluster firms
  • Knowledge management processes and innovation: an empirical analysis of firms in software cluster
  • Learning levels of collective learning mechanism in industrial cluster
  • The flowchart model of cluster policy: the automobile industry clusters in China
  • An empirical study on the relation between characteristics of enterprise Top Management Team and strategic decision in industry cluster of China
  • Human resource management and employment practices in the Hong Kong power supply industry: the challenge of industrial de-regulation and business re-structuring
  • The completed profile and its variables for General Manager's successor selection
  • The influence of Industrial Clusters' character on the growth of talents: an empirical research in four industrial clusters in China
  • Functional rule on attraction of the talents by elements of the industrial cluster environment

Special issue: Integrated sustainability assessment: concept, process and tools

International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development 3(1/2) 2008

The papers are intended to illustrate both the approach taken by the EC-funded Methods and Tools for Integrated Sustainability Assessment (MATISSE) project, and its initial results.
  • What roles are there for sustainability assessment in the policy process?
  • Integrated sustainability assessment of water systems: lessons from the Ebro River Basin
  • The role of modelling tools in Integrated Sustainability Assessment (ISA)
  • A Conceptual Framework for transition modelling
  • Integrated Sustainability Assessment of mobility transitions: simulating stakeholders' visions of and pathways to sustainable land-based mobility
  • Learning and evaluation in Integrated Sustainability Assessment
  • Some reflections on the conditions for favouring Integrated Sustainability Assessments

11 May 2008

Call for papers: Toward Merging Multimedia and Mobility Services

Call for papers: Toward Merging Multimedia and Mobility Services

A special issue of International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems

Services computing has emerged rapidly as an exciting new paradigm that offers a challenging model of service computing and poses fascinating problems regarding distributed resource management, ranging from information sharing to cooperative computing. This special issue is intended to foster state-of-the-art research in the area of integration of multimedia and mobility services (MMS), including the topics of collaboration environment, implementation and execution on real-world architectures, and novel applications associated with this new paradigm.

The published papers are expected to present high quality results for tackling problems arising from the ever-growing multimedia and mobility services. This special issue will serve as a landmark source for education, information, and reference to professors, researchers and graduate students interested in updating their knowledge about or active in MMS.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
  • MMS modeling and performance
  • Resource management for MMS
  • MMS case studies and applications
  • Trustworthiness, security and privacy for MMS
  • MMS in e-commerce
  • Quality of MMS
  • Applications of MMS
  • Protocols for MMS
  • Networks convergence and integration
  • Emerging MMS technologies
  • Convergence of MMS and agent technology
  • Wireless and mobile network deployment
  • Data management for MMS
  • Communication architecture for MMS
Important Dates
Manuscript due: 1 December, 2008
1st round notification (including APSCC-08 best papers): 15 February, 2009
Revised paper due (including extended version of APSCC-08 best papers): 1 April, 2009
Notification of acceptance: 1 May, 2009
Submission of final revised paper: 1 June, 2009

Special issue: Modelling complex systems

International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control 3(1) 2008
  • On emergent complex behaviour, self-organised criticality and phase transitions in multi-agent systems: autonomy oriented computing (AOC) perspectives
  • Multiagent modelling and simulation of carbohydrate oxidation in cell
  • An individual approach to modelling emergent structure in termite swarm systems
  • Modelling financial investment planning from agent perspectives
  • Shift operators and complex systems
  • Emergent property of consistent updated geographical database
  • Failures propagation in critical interdependent infrastructures
  • Scale-free network model under exogenous pressures
  • Harvesting fisheries management strategies with modified effort function
  • Observational emergence in evolutionary fuzzy robotics
  • Simulating information ambiguity during new product development: a forecasting model using system dynamics

6 May 2008

Special issue: Intelligent techniques to solve complex problems in logistics and supply chains

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology 31(3/4) 2008
  • Simulation-based evolutionary multi-objective optimisation approach for integrated decision-making in supplier selection
  • Supply chain optimisation using evolutionary algorithms
  • An interactive particle swarm optimisation for selecting a product family and designing its supply chain
  • Development of an optimised transport logistics system for supporting distribution operations
  • Robust supplier set selection for changing product architectures
  • Solving the platform selection problem using an evolutionary algorithm
  • Alleviating the bullwhip effect in supply chain management using the multi-agent approach: an empirical study
  • Performance modelling of autonomous vehicle storage and retrieval systems using class-based storage policies
  • Fully dynamic epoch time synchronisation method for distributed supply chain simulation
  • Modelling PLC characteristics for resource allocation
Application of numerical methods to the modelling of transmission systems with hydrodynamic torque converter

Special issue: Advances in intelligent systems for applied simulation and prototyping

International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications 5(1/2) 2008
  • A 3D Convex Hull algorithm for modelling medical data in a virtual environment
  • An intelligent systems framework for prototyping tactical driving decisions
  • Learning of fuzzy-behaviours using Particle Swarm Optimisation in behaviour-based mobile robot
  • Optimal Power Flow constrained by transient stability based on improved Particle Swarm Optimisation
  • A unified approach for design of indirect adaptive output-feedback fuzzy controller
  • On wavelet-based adaptive approach for gene comparison
  • Automating the processing of cDNA microarray images
  • Dynamic Ridge Polynomial Neural Networks for multi-step financial time-series prediction
  • Multiple fault disambiguations through parameter estimation: a bond graph model-based approach
  • Static and dynamic evaluation of Silicon-On-Insulator-based scanning micromirrors
  • An AI-based decision support system for designing Knowledge-Based Development strategies

Special issue: Integrated water resources management in arid and semi-arid areas

International Journal of Water 4(1/2) 2008
  • The Energy-Water Nexus and information exchange: challenges and opportunities
  • A model for integrated water resources management in water-scarce regions: irrigation with wastewater combined with desalination processes
  • Innovative water supply and disposal technologies as integral part of Integrated Water Resources Management: an example from Namibia
  • Development of a GIS-based decision support tool and assessment of Nile River water quality
  • Evaluating farmers' preferences for wastewater: quantity and quality aspects
  • Conjunctive use of water: valuing of groundwater under irrigation tanks in semiarid region of India
  • The potential for reusing treated municipal wastewater for irrigation in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Ranking suitable sites for Soil Aquifer Treatment in Jerba Island (Tunisia) using remote sensing, GIS and AHP-multicriteria decision analysis
  • Contamination and exposure profiles of priority Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in groundwater in a semi-arid region in India

4 May 2008

First issue: International Journal of System of Systems Engineering

The first issue of International Journal of System of Systems Engineering has just been published. The journal covers the evolution and current developments in the field of system of systems and systems engineering concepts, with emphasis on the implications of the fact that new developments on technical and non-technical systems are merging. This perspective acknowledges the complexity of the current man-made, ecological as well as societal systems, their interfaces and socio-economic perspectives, in parallel with different space-time scales, as well as the reflexive characteristic of human systems.

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

First issue: International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management

The first issue of International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management has just been published. It deals with organisational and economic sustainability and papers blend issues associated with market sustainability (i.e., sustaining superior organisational performance) and environmental sustainability (i.e., consistency with environmental and social concerns).

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

Newly announced journal: International Journal of Biomechatronics and Robotics

International Journal of Biomechatronics and Robotics - to begin publication in 2009 - will provide a cross-disciplinary platform for presenting the latest developments in biomechatronics and robot assistive technologies for medical and bio applications. It relates to the design of systems, devices and products for use as assistive tools when interacting with humans and biosystems. It will cover a wide range of areas including medical robotics, rehabilitation, assistive technology for elderly and disabled, robotic surgery aids and systems, operative planning tools, medical imaging and visualisation, simulation and navigation, virtual reality, intuitive command and control systems, haptics and sensor technologies.

Special issue: Performance measurement in small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Part 1

International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business 2(4) 2008
  • Investigating causal relations between labour productivity and JIT in SMEs
  • Performance measurement system for lean manufacturing: a perspective from SMEs
  • Performance measurement in SMEs: literature review and results from a German case study
  • Performance measurement model for supply chain management in SMEs

Special issue: XML-based user interface description on languages

International Journal of Web Engineering and Technology 4(2) 2008
  • Retrospective on UI description languages, based on eight years' experience with the User Interface Markup Language (UIML)
  • FlowiXML: a step towards designing workflow management systems
  • The IMML VDE: models, languages and tools to develop interactive systems
  • SBML: a user interface mark-up language based on interaction style
  • Authoring pervasive multimodal user interfaces

Special issue: Mesoscopic methods in engineering and science

Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, An International Journal 8(1-4) 2008

Papers from the Third International Conference on Mesoscopic Methods in Engineering and Science (ICMMES - 2006) held in Hampton, Virginia, USA, on 24–28 July, 2006.
  • Analysis of lattice Boltzmann nodes initialisation in moving boundary problems
  • On lattice Boltzmann scheme, finite volumes and boundary conditions
  • Regular and multiscale expansions of a lattice Boltzmann method
  • Outflow boundary conditions for the lattice Boltzmann method
  • On numerical reflected waves in lattice Boltzmann schemes
  • Stability and multiscale analysis of an advective lattice Boltzmann scheme
  • Boundary conditions for Grad's 13 moment equations
  • Two routes from the Boltzmann equation to compressible flow of polyatomic gases
  • Modified gas-kinetic scheme for shock structures in argon
  • Efficiency oriented, hybrid approach for modelling deformable particles in three dimensions
  • A lattice Boltzmann framework for simulation of thrombogenesis
  • Lattice Boltzmann method for colloidal dispersions with phase change
  • Static and dynamic properties of a particle-based algorithm for non-ideal fluids and binary mixtures
  • A comparative study of immersed-boundary and interpolated bounce-back methods in LBE
  • A parallelisation concept for a multi-physics lattice Boltzmann prototype based on hierarchical grids
  • Introducing a parallel cache oblivious blocking approach for the lattice Boltzmann method
  • Preconditioned Navier-Stokes schemes from the generalised lattice Boltzmann equation
  • On the effect of surfactant adsorption and viscosity change on apparent slip in hydrophobic microchannels
  • Lattice Boltzmann simulation of mass transfer in thermally driven cavity flows
  • Lattice Boltzmann simulation of solute transport in heterogeneous porous media with conduits to estimate macroscopic continuous time random walk model parameters
  • A simple LBE wave runup model