28 November 2008

Special issue: Digital information management

International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management 3(2/3) 2008

Papers from the Second International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM'07) held in Lyon, France from 28-31 October 2007.
  • An intelligent system for estimating full product Life Cycle Cost at the early design stage
  • An e-commerce fair exchange protocol that enforces the customer to be honest
  • Use of a manufacturing ontology and Function-Behaviour-Structure approach for the design of a Reconfigurable Machine Tool
  • A product retrieval system robust to subjective queries
  • Context DataModel Framework: semantic facilities management
  • Accessibility and scalability in collaborative e-commerce environments
  • Global industrialisation of information-intensive services: a reference architecture for electronic business media
  • An approach to support the Knowledge Management Process inside professional activities
  • Distant tutoring using flexible workflow design: an application to product management courses

Special issue: Identity, privacy and new technologies. Part 2

International Journal of Intellectual Property Management 2(4) 2008
  • User-controlled identity management: the key to the future of privacy?
  • User-centric identity management as an indispensable tool for privacy protection
  • The law encounters communication and information technologies: the case of RFID
  • Identity principles in the digital age: a closer view
  • Identity and privacy in the digital age

Special issue: Bioinformatics Research Competitions at the IEEE Seventh International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering

International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design 1(3) 2008
  • Promoting synergistic research and education in computational biology and drug design
  • Consensual classification of drug and nondrug compounds
  • Towards predicting Protein-Protein Interactions in novel organisms
  • An integrated probabilistic approach for gene function prediction using multiple sources of high-throughput data
  • An ensemble machine learning approach to predict survival in breast cancer
  • Molecular modelling insights into DFNA15 mediated enhancement of POU4F3 stability
  • Implementing bioinformatic workflows within the BioExtract Server
  • Evaluating DNA sequence searching algorithms on multicore

26 November 2008

Call for papers: Wireless & Mobile Networks

Call for papers: Wireless & Mobile Networks

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

Wireless and mobile technologies represent a rapidly emerging area of development and importance for providing ubiquitous access to the network for all end users. The wireless and mobile computing domain emerges from the integration among personal computing, networks, communication technologies, cellular technology and internet technology. Many modern applications are emerging in the area of mobile ad hoc networks and sensor networks. This special issue is intended to cover contributions in both the design and analysis in the context of mobile, wireless, ad-hoc, and sensor networks. The special issue will additionally select high quality papers from The First International Workshop on Wireless & Mobile Networks (WiMo-2009) to be held in Australia, July 2009.

Authors are solicited to contribute to this special issue by submitting articles that illustrate research results, projects, surveying works and industrial experiences that describe significant advances in areas which include but are not limited to:
  • Architectures, protocols, and algorithms to cope with mobile and wireless networks
  • Distributed algorithms of mobile computing
  • OS and middleware support for mobile computing and networking
  • Routing and communication primitives in ad-hoc and sensor networks
  • Synchronisation and scheduling issues in mobile and ad hoc networks
  • Resource management in mobile, wireless and ad-hoc networks
  • Data management on mobile and wireless computing
  • Integration of wired and wireless networks
  • Broadband access networks
  • Energy saving protocols for ad hoc and sensor networks
  • Complexity analysis of algorithms for mobile environments
  • Information access in wireless networks
  • Algorithms and modelling for tracking and locating mobile users
  • Satellite communications
  • Cryptography, security and privacy of mobile and wireless networks
  • Performance of mobile and wireless networks and systems
  • Mobile ad hoc and sensor networks
  • Wireless multimedia systems
  • Service creation and management environments for mobile/wireless systems
  • Recent trends in mobile and wireless applications
Important Dates
Deadline for Submission: 1 August, 2009
Acceptance notification: 1 October 2009
Camera ready papers due: 1 November, 2009

Call for papers: Intelligent Applications for Customer Experience Journey in Services

Call for papers: Intelligent Applications for Customer Experience Journey in Services

A special issue of International Journal of Logistics Economics and Globalisation

With established Internet services, customer relationship management and services, service science, services and processes of customer management, and technologies, particularly information technologies, system development new paradigm, and architecture shifted in the development of customer relationship management and services, are seen as the enablers to improve customer experience journey. The purpose of customer experience management is to enhance the efficiency and build up a better relationship with customers at all stages of the customer journey of experience, resulting in improved customer loyalty. In addition, artificial intelligence, data mining and service-oriented computing provide firms and businesses with the fundamentals of theories and methodologies to design and develop intelligent applications in various type of customer service and management such as in the domains of healthcare, banking, logistics and supply chain management, hotel and tourist management, mass transportations, electronic commerce, and so on.

In this special issue, we aim to provide referential sources for the analysis of industrial influences, instrumentality, and evaluations by adopting various aspects of technologies and methodologies blending with culture, social and behaviour to improve the customer experience journey in services. We are looking for a multi-disciplinary and integrated approach that will incorporate ideas, theories and real applications from related disciplines.

Preference will be given to high quality papers that have a firm grounding in scientific and mathematical methods, and application-based papers. For effectively connecting gap between theory and practice, we also ask researchers and practitioners to develop best practices based on actual, real-world results or develop benchmarks and metrics that will provide guidance for future research and application development. It is expected the issue will provide a list of propositions which form the broad basis of empirical research to explore and identify the mechanisms and applications in understanding and improving the journey of customer experience. Academics, industrial practitioners, and governmental entities can benefit from this source to strengthen current knowledge, and thus to enhance the excellence of customer experience. It is envisaged that the aggregated contributions from this special issue will provide a basis for more well-informed formulation of customer experience management at industrial, national and global levels.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Intelligence applications of data mining and text mining
  • Artificial intelligence for mass customisation
  • Health customer services
  • Customer relationship management and customer loyalty
  • Service science towards customer experience journey in services
  • The paradigm shift of customer services enabled by Web services and service oriented architecture (SOA)
  • The economics of customer services and management
  • Implementation issues for health care information systems
  • Healthcare logistics, green and low-carbon supply chain management
  • Intelligent support for e-business intelligence on customer services and management
  • New methods and algorithms of data/text mining for customer services or intelligent decision support
Important Dates
Full paper deadline: 30 April 2009
Notification of acceptance and review results: 31 August 2009
Submission deadline: 31 October 2009
Final acceptance: 31 December, 2009

Special issue: Digital matter and intangible heritage

International Journal of Digital Culture and Electronic Tourism 1(2/3) 2008
  • Building virtual cultural heritage environments: the embodied mind at the core of the learning processes
  • Intangible matter and the body
  • An entanglement of people-things: Place-Hampi
  • Cultural institutions take on a [Second] Life of their own
  • Digitality and immaterial culture: What did Viking women think?
  • The economic value of 'immateriality'
  • Folkvine.org as a model of virtual tourism
  • Virtual reconstructions as destination tourism?
  • Virtualising ancient imperial Rome: from Gismondi's physical model to a new virtual reality application
  • A new media approach: visualisation of a digital exhibition. A case of study
  • AARRE presenting the world through souvenirs
  • Artivistic fieldwork: participatory platforms, devised events, and socially engaged art storymaking
  • Participatory platforms for opening dialogues in exhibitions, a design perspective

24 November 2008

New book: Container transport management

Inderscience has added to its book series with a Shipping and Transport Logistics series, edited by Dr Y.H. Venus Lun and Dr Kee-Hung Lai from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The first volume, Container Transport Management, has just been published. It is available in print or online: price 160 Euros.
This book series complements the International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, the inaugural issue of which is due for publication shortly.
Details are available of other Inderscience books.

Special issue: Computer applications in logistics engineering and management

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology 32(4) 2008
  • Capacity analysis of container terminals using simulation techniques
  • An investigation into dynamic yard crane deployment and comparisons between hill-climbing and best-first-search algorithms
  • A decomposition-heuristic-rule-enabled decision-making system for dynamic quay crane allocation and scheduling
  • A berth allocation strategy using heuristics algorithm and simulation optimisation
  • Structural fatigue assessment and management of large-scale port logistics equipments
  • A scenario analysis of a location problem with uncertain demand
  • A supply-chain-oriented business process reengineering strategy for on-demand new product development
  • Incorporating users' creativity in new product development via a user successive design strategy
  • The effect of gender-related difference on human-centred performance using a mass assessment method

21 November 2008

Call for papers: Medical Tourism

Call for papers: Medical Tourism

A special issue of International Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research

Medical tourism is an emerging industry that has international implications for the healthcare business, related industries and the economic impact on those industries and the participating countries and localities. The purpose of this special issue is to publish theoretical, empirical, and applied articles that promote an understanding of medical tourism, and define the current state and parameters of this industry, in order to form a basis for a future research agenda.

Suitable topics are suggested, but not limited to:
  • The genesis and drivers of medical tourism
  • Marketing medical tourism destinations
  • Consumer choice and medical tourism
  • Quality of care at medical tourism facilities
  • Perceptions and attitudes toward medical tourism
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities in medical tourism
  • Assessments or evaluations of medical tourism practices
  • Technological issues in medical tourism
  • Economic, regional, political, social, cultural and cross-cultural issues
  • Economic impact of medical tourism on countries where it occurs, industries affected by the trends (e.g., pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, etc.), and medical/healthcare jobs in the affected countries
Important Dates
Deadline for paper submission: 15 August, 2009
Notification of status and acceptance of paper: 1 November, 2009
Final version of paper due: 15 December, 2009

Call for papers: White-Collar Crime and Corruption

Call for papers: White-Collar Crime and Corruption

A special issue of International Journal of Managerial and Financial Accounting

Papers are invited for a special issue on accounting, auditing and finance issues related to white-collar crime and corruption.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Audit effectiveness in detecting fraud and corruption
  • Behavioural studies of fraud and corruption
  • Economic theory of fraud and corruption
  • Fraudulent financial reporting
  • Money laundering
  • Public-sector corruption
  • Tools and techniques for the detection of fraud and corruption
Important Date
Deadline for Submission: 31 March, 2009

Special issue: Minimising logistics risk through artificial intelligence and data mining technologies

International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management 10(3) 2008
  • Internet banking security in the contexts of goal setting, culture and risk communication
  • A prototype of a hierarchical global logistics network planning model
  • Proactive logistics risk management – a system dynamics modelling approach
  • Managing Bullwhip-induced risks in supply chains
  • A conceptual fuzzy-genetic algorithm framework for assessing the potential risks in supply chain management
  • A case-based decision support system for product development

Special issue: High performance coatings for metals and plastics

International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering 2(5) 2008
  • Laser cladding of metals: a review
  • Influence of substrate structure on the development of stress anisotropy in CrN coatings
  • Synthesis and characterisation of Ti-C coatings with variable carbon content
  • Mechanical and surface properties of Ti-sputtered thin films
  • Fatigue strength of hard-chromium-plated handlebars
  • Thermal-sprayed dielectric coating e.m. properties evaluation via free-space measurements at microwave frequencies
  • Evaluation of detonation gun sprayed alumina titania coatings
  • Instrumented flat indentation on polyester nanocomposite coatings

Special issue: External and internal housing environments: technological and facilities approach

International Journal of Environment and Pollution 35(2/3/4) 2008

Papers from a conference “Decision Making in Project Management”, held in Leipzig, Germany on the 19–20 May 2005
  • Decision aiding related to maintenance of buildings: technical, economic and environmental aspects
  • Facilities management development in Europe
  • Modelling of facilities management alternatives
  • Knowledgeability and capacity of the owners: assuring professionalism when providing housing services
  • The model for selection of a maintenance strategy for municipal buildings
  • A building's refurbishment knowledge-based decision support system
  • Web-based intelligent DSS for real estate
  • Implementation of future service requirements in building management
  • Highway noise management using advisory system
  • Future cooperation trends in the building industry
  • Housing in the context of economic and social development of Lithuanian regions
  • Modelling multidimensional redevelopment of derelict buildings
  • The analysis of property value increase as a result of infrastructural investment projects
  • The possibilities of verbal decision analysis methods for construction solutions

Special issue: Service science: meeting the challenges of the accelerated economy globalisation

International Journal of Services Operations and Informatics 3(3/4) 2008

Papers from the 2007 IEEE/INFORMS International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics (SOLI) held in Philadelphia, USA, 27-29 August 2007
  • A top-down approach to aligning business service centres with business processes
  • Stochastic evaluation of supply chains and replenishment policies with Petri net components
  • Creating operational shift schedules for third-level IT support: challenges, models and case study
  • Optimatch: applying constraint programming to workforce management of highly skilled employees
  • Empirical analysis of logistics enterprises' cooperation
  • Supplier selection in dynamic competitive environments
  • A method for platform identification to support service family design
  • Study on the concession and damping equilibrium of duopoly strategic output based on bounded rationality and knowledge
  • Supply chain design in perfect competition
  • Sale price decision in the supply chain of one product family with linear price-dependent demand

Special issue: Computational heat transfer: applications

Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics 8(7/8) 2008

Extended versions of papers from the First Asian Symposium on Computational Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow (ASCHT2007) held Xi’an, China from 18 -21 October 2007.
  • Recent progress in the modelling studies of flow and heat transfer characteristics of thermal plasma jets
  • DNS of turbulent heat transfer through two-dimensional slits
  • Numerical analysis of heat transfer in a plate heat exchanger
  • Solid particle distribution in particle-laden turbulent channel flows
  • Two-dimensional modelling of a DC arc plasma furnace with opposite cathode and anode
  • Effects of dimple depth and Reynolds number on the turbulent heat transfer in a dimpled channel
  • A numerical study of the effect of roughness on the turbine blade cascade performance
  • Performance of Reynolds-averaged turbulence models for transonic flow around airfoil
  • Applications and numerical simulations of Heat Pipe technologies in space thermal control system
  • Effect of external magnetic fields on various free-surface flows
  • Numerical study for flows over porous spheres and cylinders with/without blowing
  • Turbulent heat transfer of viscoelastic fluid flow accompanied by drag reduction with DNS analysis
  • Numerical predictions of a flow field in a hydrodynamic journal bearing with herringbone microgrooves
  • Relationship between heat transfer intensity and absolute vorticity flux intensity in flat tube bank fin channels with Vortex Generators
  • Numerical study of wind load on heliostat
  • Numerical study on the performance of wavy fin heat exchangers with different elliptic tube patterns
  • Numerical research on influence of different slot configurations on film cooling characteristics
  • Three-dimensional simulation of Rayleigh-Benard convection in a rectangular cavity
  • Numerical simulation of highly-swirling supersonic flow inside a Laval nozzle
  • Numerical study of Indoor Air Quality and thermal comfort under stratum ventilation
  • The natural convection of an isolated plate in enclosures

Special issue: International Workshop in conjunction with DAGM’07 Dynamic 3D Imaging, September 11th, Heidelberg, Germany

International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications 5(3/4) 2008
  • A 1 × 64 Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor ranging sensor based on Current-Assisted Photonic Demodulators
  • Time-Of-Flight distance sensor with enhanced dynamic range
  • On-the-fly scene acquisition with a handy multi-sensor system
  • A facial feature tracker for human-computer interaction based on 3D Time-Of-Flight cameras
  • Calibration and registration for precise surface reconstruction with Time-Of-Flight cameras
  • Calibration of focal length and 3D pose based on the reflectance and depth image of a planar object
  • View invariant gesture recognition using the CSEM SwissRanger SR-2 camera
  • Spherical light field rendering in application for analysis by synthesis
  • Obstacle detection with a Photonic Mixing Device-camera in autonomous vehicles
  • Combining Time-Of-Flight depth and stereo images without accurate extrinsic calibration
  • Gesture recognition with a Time-Of-Flight camera
  • Sub-pixel data fusion and edge-enhanced distance refinement for 2D/3D images
  • Pose estimation and map building with a Time-Of-Flight-camera for robot navigation
  • On fusion of range and intensity information using Graph-Cut for planar patch segmentation
  • Extrinsic calibration of a robot mounted 3D imaging sensor
  • Range Flow Estimation based on Photonic Mixing Device Data
  • Increasing depth lateral resolution based on sensor fusion
  • A theoretical and experimental investigation of the systematic errors and statistical uncertainties of Time-Of-Flight-cameras
  • A bistatic simulation approach for a high-resolution 3D PMD (Photonic Mixer Device)-camera
  • Fusion of stereo vision and Time-Of-Flight imaging for improved 3D estimation
  • Image-based motion compensation for structured light scanning of dynamic surfaces
  • Adaptive optics for wavefront shaping and analysis

Special issue: Evolution of the life science industries

International Journal of Biotechnology 10(5) 2008

Papers from a conference organised by Innogen, the UK ESRC Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics, in Edinburgh in 2005
  • Fixing the paradigm for biopharmaceutical R&D: Where to start?
  • Impact of the life sciences on organisation and management of R&D in large pharmaceutical firms
  • Genomics-based drug innovation: visions and commercial viability
  • Blazing the trail from stem cell research to regenerative medicine
  • The evolution of biotechnology in bioregions and their globalisation
  • Examining Scottish Enterprise's framework for action in life sciences

17 November 2008

Newly announced journal: International Journal of Education Economics and Development

International Journal of Education Economics and Development - to begin publication in 2010 - will publish papers that promote the advancement of education economics at all levels, encompassing all domains of costs and finance. Its primary mission is to serve as a medium for initiating, collaborating, analysing, synthesising and evaluating original and ground-breaking contributions to the theory, practice and research in education economics applicable to primary, secondary, collegiate and higher education.

250th journal : International Journal of Electronic Democracy

The publication of International Journal of Electronic Democracy brings the number of currently published Inderscience titles to 250, representing a rapid growth over the last few years. This growth will continue with 90 further titles in preparation for publication over the next year or so.

International Journal of Electronic Democracy deals with the evolution and transformation of political systems by means of technology. In particular it considers the concept of e-democracy (also referred to as digital democracy or internet democracy) which offers a feasible path to explore further these questions, since it is founded on the idea of streamlining political communications and altering aspects of political decision making in order to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of democracy.

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

16 November 2008

Call for papers: New Tools for Mathematics and Art

Call for papers: New Tools for Mathematics and Art

A special issue of International Journal of Arts and Technology

There exist deep connections between mathematics and aesthetics. Some of these connections have been explored already in ancient times, for example the decorative tessellations in the Alhambra and the discovery of harmonic relations in music by Pythagoras. But art is more than aesthetics; it also makes personal and social statements. For example, the geometric principles of Bauhaus and DeStijl go hand in hand with positions about purity in art and about social transformation. The theory of symmetries, i.e. invariance under transformations, has been powerful both in mathematics and in art. Traditional tools have included pencils, rulers, 3D modelling materials. However, with the advent of digital technologies everything has changed, both in mathematics and in art. Mathematicians now have visualisation software, equation solvers, proof checkers, and on-line journals. Artists now have digital drawing tools, 3D printers, sensors, electronic displays, and on-line exhibitions. The question of how digital tools are revolutionising mathematical art is most interesting. New things can happen now which were impossible until recently. More exciting new things are underway. It is the theme of this special issue to report the breakthroughs in the intersection of art and mathematics.

The aim of the special issue is to solicit and publish papers that provide a clear view of the state of the art in the new tools for mathematics and art. Submissions are encouraged in, but not limited to, the following areas:
  • New tools for exploration and conceptualisation
  • New output modalities, devices and interactions
  • Historic case studies on technologies in mathematics and art
  • Visions on the future of mathematics and art
  • New tools for dissemination and exhibition
  • Contemporary art works based on mathematics and new technology
  • Advances in mathematics based on art and new technology
Important Dates
Deadline for full paper submission: 27 June, 2009
Review results returned to authors: 27 September, 2009
Deadline for camera-ready papers: 26 December, 2009

Special issue: From entrepreneurial mindsets to entrepreneurial growth in Europe

European Journal of International Management 2(4) 2008
  • Promoting entrepreneurial mindsets at universities: a case study in the South of Spain
  • Getting out of the ivory tower – new perspectives on the entrepreneurial university
  • Competence-based approach to teaching international opportunity identification: cross-cultural aspects
  • Effect of innovativeness, risk taking, self confidence and the need for achievement on venture performance: evidence from Switzerland
  • Human resources for entrepreneurship: comparing orientations of Estonian and Finnish business students
  • Entrepreneurship and national economic growth: the European entrepreneurial deficit

Special issue: Managing information and knowledge: markets, suppliers, and customers

International Journal of Management and Decision Making 9(6) 2008
  • Managing knowledge sharing networks in global supply chains
  • Leveraging knowledge in buyer-supplier alliances: a theoretical integration
  • Knowledge-based marketing: building and sustaining competitive advantage through knowledge co-creation
  • What does it mean to manage 'knowledge': implications for the strategic management of knowledge in firms
  • The effects of performance, environmental uncertainty and relational norms on customer commitments to suppliers over the duration of customer-supplier relationships
  • A dynamic view of knowledge and information: a stock and flow based methodology
  • On the application of wavelets in supply chain data management

First issue: International Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing

International Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing provides a new forum for dissemination of knowledge on both theoretical and applied research on artificial intelligence and soft computing with an ultimate aim to bridge the gap between these two non-coherent disciplines of knowledge. The journal will accelerate the interaction between these two bodies of knowledge, and encourage a unified development in the next generation computational models for machine intelligence.

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

First issue: International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology

International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology reports research and applications which highlight the opportunities and limitations of computer aided engineering and technology in today's lifecycle-oriented, knowledge-based era of production. Contributions that deal with academic research, industrial practices, theories, methods and enabling technologies are included.
There is a free download of the papers from this first issue.

12 November 2008

Call for papers: Entrepreneurs under Pressure: the Tensions and Dark Sides of Entrepreneurial Life

Call for papers: Entrepreneurs under Pressure: the Tensions and Dark Sides of Entrepreneurial Life

A special issue of International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing

Scholarly studies, as well as policy makers, have for a long time put entrepreneurs as of great importance for bringing growth and occupation to society. Most studies have subsequently researched success and the road to success (i.e. positive consequences of entrepreneurship) by studying a host of factors related to strategy formulation, influence of environment, growth intentions, motivation, together with competence and experience levels among entrepreneurs. Still, we know that the success is often not obtained without sacrifices and strong commitment. Many entrepreneurs can witness that the road to success is not without obstacles and that establishing a new venture can be extremely hard work. Signs of to large sacrifices would be burn-out syndromes, tension, depression, extensive conflicts between work and family, and increasing sick leave.

It is not that surprising that these issues have not received so much attention thus far in entrepreneurship studies. Despite this, we know that the costs for disablement and other negative consequences can be high. There are a number of stakeholders (for instance, employees, investors, banks, and society) besides the entrepreneurs that can suffer significantly if the entrepreneurs make too large a sacrifice or fail to establish and organise a venture around a spotted opportunity. As a response, this special issue invites studies focusing on the existence of threats and pressures in entrepreneurial life, focusing on tensions and darker sides related to opportunity recognition and exploitation. While doing so, the special issue does not exclude positive consequences. On the contrary, studies aiming to reveal the tensions between positive and negative consequences of entrepreneurship are strongly encouraged.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • The work-family interface for entrepreneurs
  • Influences of venture threats and rapid growth on emotion and cognitions
  • Theory on challenges and the darker sides of entrepreneurship
  • Measuring pressure and confrontations of entrepreneurial life
  • The role of founder characteristics when exposed to venturing obstacles
  • Influence of venture characteristics and environment demands on entrepreneur well-being
  • Relationships between entrepreneurship opportunities, role stress and burnout
  • Entrepreneurial failure
Important Dates
Paper Submission Deadline: 15 October, 2009

Call for papers: Strategic Management and Business Model Design in Electronic, Mobile, and Connected Government

Call for papers: Strategic Management and Business Model Design in Electronic, Mobile, and Connected Government

A special issue of Electronic Government, an International Journal

The core concept of e-government (EG) is to apply information and communication technologies (ICTs) in innovative ways for delivering quality public services to citizens and businesses, for improving internal efficiency and effectiveness of government agencies, and for facilitating service and system integration between government organisations. M-government (MG) refers to the adoption of mobile technologies to extend the functionality of e-government by enabling citizens, businesses, and government employees to access government information and services via mobile devices. The current trend towards connected government (CG) focuses mainly on improving and enhancing consultation and engagement with citizens, collaboration and cooperation between government agencies, as well as participation and involvement with multi-stakeholders regionally and/or internationally.

Creating values for citizens, businesses, and government agencies through public service delivery are major goals for launching e-government, m-government, and c-government related strategies. The success of these public strategies depends heavily on establishing cause-and-effect relationships among strategic objectives, action plans, and performance measures to support optimal strategic planning and control, as well as on building effective service systems and efficient operational processes to foster physical service provision and usage. A complete strategic management process comprises strategy planning and formulation, project development and implementation, as well as performance measurement and control stages. As a central strategic task in both the private and public sectors, the design of business models (BMs) aims at depicting structural relationships and interactions between products, services, information flows, users and stakeholders, service chain and processes, as well as potential values and benefits in order to assure better strategy effectiveness and performances. Theories, methodologies and tools for ensuring the quality management of EG, MG, and CG strategies and the optimal design of associated business models are definitely critical issues to be explored.

As the rapid emergence and evolution of concepts and applications of e-government, m-government, and c-government, a variety of strategic management and business model issues deserve more research efforts to help achieving the ultimate objective of value creation for all stakeholders. Government from all over the world are looking for strategies and designing new innovative business models to advance their e-government efforts. The goal of this special issue is to address concerns involving strategic management, business model design and related issues encountered within a specific organisation, or in a cross-organisational environment with either national or global scopes. It is expected that the special issue will serve as a timely contribution to government and private entities for efficiently and effectively supporting strategic management as well as performance control of EG, MG, and CG strategies. The special issue invites papers in theoretical, conceptual, and methodological development as well as in empirical and applied research regarding EG, MG, and CG related strategies, business models, service systems and processes.

The subject coverage includes, but is not limited to:
  • Planning and formulation of e-government, m-government, and c-government strategies
  • Strategies for e-governance, m-governance, and c-governance
  • Stage models and strategies
  • Multi-channel service provisioning strategies
  • Critical successful factors for EG, MG, and CG diffusion and usability
  • Value proposition, assessment and creation
  • Development and implementation of action plans
  • Performance measurement models and processes
  • Development and selection of key performance indicators
  • Strategy gap analysis
  • Methodologies and tools for strategic management and performance control
  • The adoption, adaptation, and design of business models
  • The classification and component structure of business models
  • Optimisation in business model design
  • Collaboration models and strategies
  • Application of G2C, G2B, G2E, G2G, C2G, B2G and other models
  • Issues and strategies for organisational restructuring and process re-engineering
  • Citizen relationship management (CRM) and value chain management strategies
  • Digital divide issues and strategies
  • Strategies and policies for capturing digital opportunities
  • Security, privacy, and trust policies
  • Legal, ethical, and cultural issues
  • Requirement analysis, design, development and delivery of public services
  • Design and process models regarding personalisation, participation, consultation, recommendation, as well as learning and knowledge management services
  • Design and process models of location-based and context-aware public services
  • Issues and strategies for cross-organisational system integration and interoperability
  • Application of EG, MG and CG systems in specific domains such as tourism, healthcare, trading, taxation, learning, and labor management
  • The assessment of public usability and satisfaction of EG, MG and CG service systems
  • Comparative analysis of EG, MG and CG initiatives between different countries or regions
  • Case studies and trend analyses
Important Dates
Proposal deadline (optional): 1 February, 2009
Early submission deadline: [*] 1 May, 2009
Full paper deadline: 15 July, 2009
Notification of status & acceptance of paper: 1 September, 2009
Final version of paper: 15 October, 2009
[*] Completed manuscripts that meet the early submission deadline will be provided an opportunity for revision. If the revision is completed by the full paper deadline (July 15, 2009), these manuscripts will be entered into a second round of peer review.

Call for papers: Innovation in Education: Diversity in Teaching and Learning

Call for papers: Innovation in Education: Diversity in Teaching and Learning

A special issue of International Journal of Innovation in Education

This issue explores the effect of technological, socio-political and academic influences upon teaching and learning and the resulting diversity of practice. In particular, it is keen to examine the tensions, dilemmas, contradictions and/or unanimity experienced by educators in the area of teaching and learning. It looks to publish original papers in theoretical development and empirical research, case studies, discussion papers dealing with the frontiers of innovation in education, under the criteria of diversity.

Issues of diversity in this area involve complex and multi-faceted challenges such as education policies, curriculum reforms, new diversity-oriented learning technologies and methods. Moreover, the challenges faced may differ from school to school in each country, and from country to country. Therefore, the challenges will have to take into account the specific nature of the education innovation in question, the context it is located, the teacher and student profile, the historical background of the country or region, local habits, needs and practices, ethics and even religious beliefs.

Subjects covered include, but are not limited to:
  • Bio/cultural diversity (e.g. gender, age, diverse cultural and religious backgrounds, etc.) in the fields of learning and teaching
  • Tacit knowledge, informal learning and diversity aspects
  • Socio-cultural issues and diversity in curriculum and assessment reform in education
  • Diversity strategies and/or case studies of innovation in education (classroom, school, system levels)
  • Training and development issues in innovation and diversity in education
  • The dilemmas and tensions of innovation and diversity in education
  • Technologies, techniques and tools in the context of diversity for innovation in education
  • Diversity and digital trends in education
  • The relationship between innovation in education and other disciplines such as knowledge management, organisational learning and human resource management in the diversity-oriented education area
  • Diversity in the current and future education landscape
Important Dates
Proposal deadline (optional): 1 December, 2008
Full paper deadline: 15 January, 2009
Notification of status & acceptance of paper: 31 March, 2009
Final version of paper: 1 June, 2009

Call for papers: Technology Foresight for Innovation Policy in Transition and Cohesion Countries

Call for papers: Technology Foresight for Innovation Policy in Transition and Cohesion Countries

A special issue of International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy

Much has already been written on the methods and organisational structures utilised in national technology foresight programmes conducted over the last decade or so. However, relatively little of this largely descriptive work has focused upon the wider policy context. If this is mentioned at all, it tends to be confined to some discussion of the programme’s general aims from the perspective of the sponsoring agencies (often national Ministries). Moreover, the existing literature tends largely to neglect serious analysis of how national technology foresight programmes relate to innovation policies and pays little attention to foresight’s effects on the behaviour of innovation actors.

The purpose of this special edition will be to collect a series of thorough policy analyses of national technology foresight programmes recently conducted in European transition and cohesion countries. The national innovation systems in these countries are marked by extensive fragmentation, dissonance, and a lack of crucial organisations and institutions (or the presence of recently established, fledgling ones). To address these shortcomings, some countries have sought to implement public policies targeted at promoting innovation activities and at reshaping innovation systems (though all too often, innovation policies and systems are confused with science policies and systems, reflecting the remaining strong presence of the linear model of innovation). How national technology foresight programmes actually support innovation policy goals, and their potential for further strengthening innovation environments, remains to be critically analysed.

The papers in this special edition will therefore focus upon the policy context of the national technology foresight programmes under review, paying particular attention to their ‘theory of action’ (in other words, the ways they are expected to have an impact) and their implementation dynamics. How national technology foresight exercises have related to wider policy ideas and how they have had an impact on policy discourses will be examined. In addition, papers will account for any resulting changes in mind-sets and cultures that are more conducive to realising the goals of innovation policy. This will necessitate a broad focus when examining the policy context, fully acknowledging a range of different actors with a stake in innovation policy-making.

Subject Coverage
  • National technology foresight exercises
  • Innovation systems
  • Policy discourses
  • Foresight implementation
  • Cohesion / transition countries
Important Dates
Deadline for Extended Abstracts: 10 January, 2009
Abstracts Accepted: 10 February, 2009
Papers Submitted: 15 June, 2009

Special issue: Managing the uncertainty and risks in supply chains: the agility paradigm

International Journal of Agile Systems and Management 3 (3/4) 2008
  • Agility and supply chain uncertainty: a scenario planning perspective
  • Translating the supply chain uncertainty into a firm new value
  • Agility-oriented logistics demand forecasting for answering dynamic factors in uncertain supply chain environment
  • Risk assessment and relationship management: practical approach to supply chain risk management
  • Managing risk and uncertainty in an agile construction environment: application of agile building specialist model
  • Mitigating supply chain risk through improved agility: lessons from a UK retailer
  • Managing uncertainty in a supply chain reengineering project towards agility
  • Combining axiomatic design and designed experiments for cellular manufacturing systems design framework

11 November 2008

Special issue: Search using metadata, semantics and ontologies

International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies 3(1) 2008
  • Categorisation of web documents using extraction ontologies
  • Co-occurrence and ranking of entities based on semantic annotation
  • Sindice.com: a document-oriented lookup index for open linked data
  • Assessing thesaurus-based annotations for semantic search applications
  • Using search strategies and a description logic paradigm with conditional preferences for literature search
  • Caching of intermediate results in DHT-based RDF stores

10 November 2008

Special issue: Identity, privacy and new technologies. Part 1

International Journal of Intellectual Property Management 2(3) 2008
  • Technology, privacy and identity – a Hong Kong perspective
  • Privacy or piracy, why choose? Two solutions to the issues of digital rights management and the protection of personal information
  • Avatars: a right to privacy or a right to publicity?
  • The legal aspects of a location-based mobile advertising platform
  • Searching the man behind the tag: privacy implications of RFID technology
  • Privacy or identity?

Special issue: Implementation aspects in scientific computing

International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering 4(1) 2008
  • Performance comparison of different parallel lattice Boltzmann implementations on multi-core multi-socket systems
  • Memory efficient adaptive mesh generation and implementation of multigrid algorithms using Sierpinski curves
  • Off-loading application controlled data prefetching in numerical codes for multi-core processors
  • Optimising a 3D multigrid algorithm for the IA-64 architecture
  • Using GPUs to improve multigrid solver performance on a cluster
  • On the generic parallelisation of iterative solvers for the finite element method

Special issue: Modelling and analysis of automobile warranty data

International Journal of Reliability and Safety 2(3) 2008
  • A constrained quadratic spline as a model for the cumulative hazard function
  • Modelling automotive warranty claims with build-to-sale data uncertainty
  • Reliability assessment based on two-dimensional warranty data and an accelerated failure time model
  • Product warranty: modelling with 2D-renewal process
  • Price-warranty length decision with Glickman-Berger model
  • Modelling sales lag and reliability of an automobile component from warranty database
  • Non-parametric hazard rate estimation of hard failures with known mileage accumulation rates in vehicle population

Special issue: Developing capabilities for continuous innovation

International Journal of Technology Management 33(3/4) 2008

Papers from the 6th International CINet Conference held in Brighton, UK, 4-6 September 2005
  • Developing an organisation culture to facilitate radical innovation
  • Key factors in small group improvement work: an empirical study at SKF
  • Continuous innovative practises and operational performance
  • Operational effectiveness and strategic flexibility: scales for performance assessment of new product development systems
  • Outsourcing manufacturing and its effect on engineering firm performance
  • The extraction of manufacturing capability: a case of sophisticated transferee
  • When technology innovation is not enough, new competitive paradigms, revisiting the Spanish ceramic tile sector
  • JCI in the work place: does involving the HRM function make any difference?
  • Organising for continuous innovation: the community of practice approach
  • Organisational learning in the new product development process: findings from three case studies in Brazilian manufacturing companies

Special issue: Commercialisation of nanotechnology products

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation 7(4) 2008
  • Progress in commercialising micro-nanotechnology in the UK
  • Emergence of nanomedical devices for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer: the journey from basic science to commercialisation
  • Bridging the micronanomanufacturing gap
  • Rugged micromechanical systems: revolutionary opportunities for product designers
  • InnovationXchange network: towards open source innovation
  • Building successful regional clusters for the commercialisation of micro- and nanotechnologies
  • Launching into a golden age: gears (mm parts) made by the deep X-ray LIG(A) process
  • 'If it can be used, it ain't science': one research department's dedicated approach to innovation
  • Spin-off creation behaviour of universities and research institutions: an initial approach for nanotechnology
  • A financing diagnostic: matching 'type of venture' to 'class of cash'
  • Timely multithreat biological, chemical and nuclide detection: a platform, a metric, key results
  • Academic infrastructure and competence centres for a potentially evolving nanomanufacturing industry
  • Commercialisation of microgrinding wheels

Special issue: Intellectual capital in Taiwan: state-of-the-art

International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital 5(3/4) 2008
  • The effect of disclosure of intellectual capital and accounting performance on market valuation: evidence from Taiwan's semiconductor industry
  • Does the board reward the top manager's social capital? Evidence from Taiwan
  • The determinants of professional incompetence: an analysis of medical errors from the intellectual capital perspective
  • National intellectual capital: exploring Taiwan's standing
  • A case study of customer capital management in Taiwan's financial industry
  • Intellectual capital reporting: the TICRC as an example
  • A cross-industry comparison of intellectual capital in Taiwan
  • Developing human capital indicators: a three-way approach
  • Understanding the value of process capital: a multiple case study on CRM processes
Additional Papers
  • A study on intellectual capital disclosure determinants in the European context
  • The value relevance of human capital, corporate governance and intangible assets in growth enterprises: evidence from Hong Kong
  • Formal mentoring: a human resource management practice that supports knowledge transfer across projects

Special issue on non-linear observers

International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control 4(1) 2008
  • On the non-linear discrete-time observer design problem
  • Non-linear estimation is easy
  • Observer design for a class of Lipschitz time-delay systems
  • An adaptive observer for sensor fault estimation in a class of uniformly observable non-linear systems
  • A high gain observer for the estimation of velocity and coefficient of restitution in non-smooth mechanical systems
  • State estimation for non-linear systems using a decoupled multiple model
  • Simultaneous localisation and mapping of a mobile robot via interlaced extended Kalman filter
  • On the use of non-linear receding-horizon observers in batch terpolymerisation processes
  • State estimation for a class of exothermic fed-batch processes

Special issue: Advances in machining of composite materials II

International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials 3(3/4) 2008
  • EDM machinability and frictional behaviour of ZrO2-TiCN composites
  • Effect of tool wear progression on cutting forces and surface quality during cutting metal matrix composites
  • Modelling the machinability of self-lubricated aluminium/alumina/graphite hybrid composites using a fuzzy subtractive clustering-based system identification method
  • Electrodischarge drilling of microholes in aluminium matrix composites
  • Surface characteristics of Al-(SiC)p metal matrix composites by roller burnishing process
  • Experimental investigation and optimisation in EDM of Al 6063 SiCp metal matrix composite
  • Study into causes of damage to carbon epoxy composite material during the drilling process
  • Experimental and analytical study of the influence of HexFit® glass fibre composite manufacturing process on delamination during drilling
  • Drilling of e-glass fibre reinforced polymer composite
  • Experimental investigation on drilling temperature of composites
  • Experimental investigation on machining of filament wound GFRP pipe by cemented carbide (K20) cutting tool
  • Optimisation of surface finish in abrasive water jet cutting of Kevlar composites using hybrid Taguchi and response surface method

8 November 2008

Special issue: Model-driven development of executable business processes

International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management 3(2) 2008

This Special Issue contains reworked and extended papers from the XML4BPM 2006 workshop held in Passau, Germany on 22 February 2006.
  • Automated derivation of executable business processes from choreographies in virtual organisations
  • On the transformation of control flow between block-oriented and graph-oriented process modelling languages
  • Using event-driven process chains for model-driven development of business applications
  • Assessment of business process information security
  • BPEL4WS unit testing: framework and implementation

Special issue: Intelligent internet-based systems: emerging technologies and programming techniques

International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology 3(3) 2008

Three papers are extended version of papers presented at the 4th IFIP Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations (AIAI, 2007) in the special session Intelligent Internet Systems: Emerging Technologies and Applications (IIS-ETA).
  • User keyword preference: the Nwords and Rwords experiments
  • Intelligent content personalisation in internet TV using MPEG-21
  • IP-based content delivery over Next Generation Networks
  • Efficient service provisioning through dynamic service task assignment in a multi-domain distributed computing environment
  • A negotiation strategy for the Temporal Resource Reallocation Problem in multi-agent systems

Special issue: Denoising

International Journal of Signal and Imaging Systems Engineering 1(2) 2008
  • Image denoising with second-order wedgelets
  • AQM-based audio steganalysis and its realisation through rule induction with a genetic learner
  • Improved feature detection in ECG signals through denoising
  • Denoising and feature extraction for control chart pattern recognition in autocorrelated processes
  • Using denoising to improve image fusion performance
  • Medical feature based qualitative evaluation of denoising techniques for ultrasound liver images
  • Variational phase unwrapping and wavelet denoising of interferometric SAR data using Mumford-Shah framework

Special issue: Advances in hard turning

International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials 4(1) 2008
  • 3D cutting force analysis in worn-tool finish hard turning
  • Numerical modelling of 3D hard turning using arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian finite element method
  • Process simulations for 3D turning using uniform and variable microgeometry PCBN tools
  • Influence of cutting tool constitutive parameters on residual stresses induced by hard turning
  • Wear behaviour of mixed ceramic tools and deterioration of surface finish in the machining of an AISI 5140 hardened alloy steel
  • The effectiveness of coatings when turning hardened cold work tool steel AISI D2 (60 HRC)
  • Modelling of tool wear and surface roughness in hard turning using regression and artificial neural network
  • Modelling of machining parameters and cooling conditions in hard turning of AISI p-20 tool steel using response surface methodology and desirability graphs
  • Optimisation of process parameters in solid lubricant (MoS2) assisted machining of AISI 1040 steel by response surface methodology

Special issue: Children's health and the environment

International Journal of Environment and Health 2(3/4) 2008
  • Environmental threats to children's health – a global problem
  • The PRONET project: pollution reduction options network to enhance implementation of successful transport and indoor environment practices in Europe
  • Children's Environmental Health National Profile: a multisectorial stakeholder collaboration experience in Argentina
  • Effect of prenatal exposure to fine particles and postnatal indoor air quality on the occurrence of respiratory symptoms in the first two years of life
  • Smoking relapse prevention intervention: a study of postpartum women in Lodz, Poland
  • Designing and building healthy places for children
  • Household factors influencing lung function in Austrian school children
  • The relationship between asthma and ambient air pollutants among primary school students in Durban, South Africa
  • Respiratory symptoms of school children and their home environment in Northern Transdanubia, Hungary
  • German Environmental Survey IV: environmental tobacco smoke exposure of German children
  • Andre Conrad, Margarete Seiwert, Christine Schulz, Kerstin Becker, Detlef Ullrich, Marike Asthma in children: seasonal variations
  • Development neurotoxicity: implications of methylmercury research
  • Perinatal dioxin exposure in The Netherlands – a long-term follow-up
  • Environmental exposure to platinum group elements released by automotive catalytic converters: the risk for children
  • Heavy metal poisoning from Ayurvedic traditional medicines: an emerging problem?

Special issue: Recent developments in laser nanomanufacturing and nanoparticles

International Journal of Nanoparticles 1(3) 2008
  • The use of portable particle measurement devices to characterise airborne particles generated in various settings
  • Synthesis of tungsten oxide nanostructures by laser pyrolysis
  • Bonex Wakufwa Mwakikunga, Andrew Forbes, Elias Sideras-Haddad, Rudolph Marthinus Femtosecond laser dressing of the surfaces of porous alumina grinding wheels
  • Pulsed laser liquid-solid interaction synthesis of Pt, Au, Ag and Cu nanosuspensions and their stability
  • Finite element thermal analysis of micro-EDM
  • Computational analysis of the machining of laser-hardened D2 tool steel

Special issue: Simulation and analysis on durability loads and ride comfort in vehicle development

International Journal of Vehicle Design 47(1-4) 2008
  • A validated simulation method for describing the effect of road-excited vibrations on the development of a vehicle
  • Streamlining automotive product development using neural networks
  • Optimisation of suspension parameters based on simulation of ride comfort in vehicle development
  • Dynamic analyses of roll plane interconnected hydro-pneumatic suspension systems
  • Vehicle ride evaluation based on a time-domain variable speed driving pattern
  • Parametric uncertainty analysis of vehicle suspensions
  • Simulation and experimental verification of solenoid valve characteristics for semi-active dampers
  • Damping requirement of a suspension seat subject to low frequency vehicle vibration and shock
  • Synthesis of a semi-active suspension seat for attenuation of Whole-Body Vibration and shock
  • Multi-mode and rubber-damped Torsional Vibration Absorbers for engine crankshaft systems
  • An efficient powertrain simulation model for vehicle performance
  • Modelling of dynamic performances for Hydraulic Engine Mounts using fractional derivative and optimisation of Powertrain Mounting Systems
  • Road profile estimation in heavy vehicle dynamics simulation
  • Evaluation of road load classification for fatigue assessments
  • The derivation of structural usage profiles for vehicles from failure statistics
  • A technique for developing a high accuracy durability test for a Light Truck on a Six Degree-of-Freedom Road Test Simulator
  • Rigid-elastic coupling modelling of air suspension and fatigue life prediction of its key part for heavy-duty truck

Special issue: Recent advances in exergy research

International Journal of Exergy 5(5/6) 2008

Papers from the 3rd International Energy, Exergy and Environment Symposium (IEEES-3), held in Evora, Portugal, 1-5 July 2007.
  • Recent developments in exergy analysis and exergoeconomics
  • Optimal use of energy systems and processes
  • Exergy cost of mineral resources
  • Energy and exergy analysis of an Automobile Heat Pump system
  • Exergetic and exergoeconomic analysis of an Aircraft Jet Engine (AJE)
  • Functional exergy efficiency and exergy consumption behaviour for air-to-air heat exchangers operating at near-environmental temperatures
  • Analysis of buildings' energy consumption by means of exergy method
  • Exergy analysis of a diffusion absorption refrigeration system
  • Exergy analysis of BIGGT and EFGT cycles
  • Energy analysis of Brayton combined cycles
  • Effect of Non-Condensable Gases on geothermal power plant performance. Case study: Kizildere Geothermal Power Plant-Turkey

Special issue: Intellectual capital and regional development

International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development 1(2) 2008

Papers originally presented at the 2007 International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics (IFKAD 2007) held in Matera, Italy, 22-23 June 2007.
  • Assessing organisational renewal capability
  • Intellectual capital management practices in Finnish companies
  • The impact of intellectual capital on regional development: an RCA application
  • Knowledge gatekeepers and technology districts development: a system dynamics modelling
  • 'Localness' is good for business? An intellectual capital-based perspective in the Italian food industry

Special issue: Application of biosorbents on wastewater treatment

International Journal of Environment and Pollution 34(1-4) 2008

Part I
  • Bibliometric analysis of biosorption technology in water treatment research from 1991 to 2004
  • Biosorption study in a mining wastewater reservoir
  • Removal of cadmium from contaminated waters using saltbush (Atriplex canescens) biomass: identification of Cd binding sites
  • Treatment of tannery wastewater in a hybrid biological reactor
  • Biosorption of lead onto mimosa tannin resin: equilibrium and kinetic studies
  • Removal of acid dyes from aqueous solutions using orange peel as a sorbent material
  • Removal and recovery of uranium (VI) using a fungal based low-cost biosorbent Ganoderma lucidum
  • Adsorption of aniline onto hexagonal mesoporous silicate monoliths (HOM-2)
  • Adsorption of anionic dyes on Fe(III)-loaded collagen fibre from aqueous solution
  • Biosorption kinetics and isotherms of copper (II) ions from aqueous solution and application of the MATLAB
  • Slurry sampling electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometric determination of palladium in water using biosorption with inactive baker's yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • Biosorption of acid dye on Pueraria lobata ohwi. Equilibrium and kinetic modelling
Part II
  • Biosorption of chlorophenols: a review
  • Biosorption of Pb(II) from synthetic wastewater onto Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Quaternised biomass as anion exchanger for the removal of fluoride from water
  • The kinetics of copper sorption onto yohimbe bark wastes
  • Metal ions biosorption from dilute aqueous solution
  • Ethylenediamine modified rice hull as a sorbent for the removal of Basic Blue 3 and Reactive Orange 16
  • Adsorption of model textile dyes from aqueous solutions using agricultural wastes as adsorbents: equilibrium, kinetics and fixed bed column study
  • Use of various agricultural wastes for the removal of heavy metal ions
  • Optimisation of cell surface and structural components for improving adsorption capacity of Pseudomonas putida 5-x to Cu2+
  • Biosorption of Ag+ from aqueous solution by Streptomyces rimosus biomass
  • Adsorption of Acid Yellow 99 onto DEDMA-sepiolite from aqueous solutions
Part III
  • A methodological approach for dynamic modelling of membrane integrated biosorption: a case study on Sphaerotilus natans as biosorbent
  • Biosorption performance of red and green marine macroalgae for removal of trace cadmium and nickel from wastewater
  • Biosorption of lead(II) by free and immobilised fungal biomass of Phanerochaete chrysosporium: a comparative study
  • Removal of Ni2+ from aqueous solution by rice bran
  • Interactions of Pb(II), Cd(II) and Cr(VI) with Neem (Azadirachta indica) leaf powder: kinetics and thermodynamics
  • Effect of sludge age on heavy metal biosorption by selector activated sludge
  • Carboxylic acids-modified palm stones as sorbents for metal ions using single and multi-metal aqueous solutions
  • Innovative use of silvichemical biomass and its derivatives for heavy metal sorption from wastewater
  • Adsorption of C.I. Basic Blue 9 on chitosan-based materials
  • Kinetic biosorption study of cadmium onto coconut copra meal as biosorbent

Special issue: Emerging technologies and methodologies for power systems reliability and security assessment

International Journal of Reliability and Safety 2(1/2)
  • Data-driven calibration of power conductors thermal model for overhead lines overload protection
  • Voltage security assessment and optimal load shedding of power system using the case-based reasoning approach
  • Fast voltage contingency analysis of power systems using model trees
  • Testing of complex IEC 61850 based substation automation systems
  • Basic fault tree analysis for use in protection reliability
  • Adequacy assessment of composite power generation and transmission systems with wind energy
  • Theoretical and practical aids for the proper selection of reliability models for power system components
  • Application of a semi-Markov model and a simulated annealing algorithm for the selection of an optimal maintenance policy for power equipment
  • Strategies to meet grid challenges for safety and reliability

Special issue: Energy conservation and the built environment

International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy 6(5/6) 2008
  • Effect of outdoor air parameters on energy consumption with heat-pipe used in air-handling unit
  • Methodology for calculating the energy consumption of air-conditioner in residential Building of China
  • Energy and exergy utilisation in the Greek building sector
  • Measures to weaken the influence of solar radiation on peak cooling load in office buildings
  • A mathematical modelling of the intensity of contaminants (CO2) on occupancy level of a space in continuous use
  • The impact of human motion on TVOCs distribution for three ventilation modes
  • Impact of surface roughness on particle penetration through building envelope leakage
  • Evaluation of convective heat and mass transfer in Open Sun and Green House Drying
  • Mathematical modelling of lead assimilation by printing press operators in a poor indoor air quality environment
  • Influence of absorber mass transfer effectiveness on performance of R 134a-DMAC based single, double and half-effect absorption cooling systems
  • Numerical investigation on gas flow and pressure drop for 90° rectangular ventilation bends in low Reynolds number
  • Experimental study of a novel thermoelectric domestic-ventilator with heat recovery
  • Optimal Power Flow under Variable Wind Generation

Special issue: Advances in Wireless and Optical Communications Networks

International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems 1(3) 2008

Extended versions of selected papers from the Fourth IEEE and IFIP International Conference on Wireless and Optical Communications Networks (WOCN 2007) held in Singapore, 2-4 July 2007.
  • Single-hop all-to-all broadcast in optical star networks with breakdown or power-off transceivers
  • Periodically scheduled burst flows in optical burst switching networks
  • A light-weight performance model for optical buffers
  • Ultra-wideband (UWB) CMOS power amplifier design and implementation
  • A cross-layering based autonomic approach for QoS support in heterogeneous wireless networks
  • Design and analysis of surface emitting distributed feedback laser for radio over fiber (ROF)
  • Applying OOK modulation in OFDM to reduce the ICI due to CFO and IQ imbalance

6 November 2008

Newly announced journal: International Journal of Complexity in Leadership and Management

International Journal of Complexity in Leadership and Management - to begin publication in 2010 - will reflect a broad understanding of complexity in leadership and management in order to provide a wide platform for academic and practitioner discussions to create knowledge and exchange new ideas on this rapidly emerging domain. In particular, the journal will explore and examine how various concepts such as chaos, complex adaptive dynamics, collective intelligence, connectivity, autopoiesis, self-organisation, emergence, uncertainty, edge of chaos and potential dissipation may help to generate new and effective leadership and management theories, strategies and practices.
The journal will complement the forthcoming title: International Journal of Complexity in Applied Science and Engineering

First issue: International Journal of Behavioural Accounting and Finance

International Journal of Behavioural Accounting and Finance publishes research focusing on behavioural issues in accounting and finance across financial markets, corporate or governmental contexts in different countries. It welcomes theoretical or empirical papers demonstrating how human behaviour affects accounting or finance or vice-versa. The scope of the journal is broad. It includes behavioural research in major disciplines in accounting such as financial accounting, management accounting, and auditing, and in finance such as corporate, investments and financial markets.

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First issue: International Journal of Power Electronics

International Journal of Power Electronics presents important results of work in this field, whether in the form of modelling, simulation, analysis, fundamental research, development, application, design or real-time implementation. The scope of the journal is broad, encompassing all aspects of power electronics.

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First issue: International Journal of Advanced Mechatronic Systems

International Journal of Advanced Mechatronic Systems reports current developments from interdisciplinary theoretical studies, computational algorithm development, and applications of mechatronic systems. It particularly welcomes papers on those emerging methodologies and techniques which bridge theoretical studies and applications in all mechatronic systems. Novel quantitative engineering and science studies will also be considered.
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First issue: International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms

International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms publishes applications and case studies in the area of advanced intelligence paradigms among professionals in education and research. The thrust of the journal is to publish papers dealing with the design, development, testing, implementation and management of advanced intelligent systems and also to provide practical guidelines in the development and management of these systems.
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