28 February 2011

Call for Papers: Advanced Models for the Design, Optimisation and Performance Measurement of Supply Chains

A special issue of International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling

Modern supply chains are complex in structure. They can encompass owned or contracted manufacturing and transportation facilities, suppliers, distributors and customer service centres scattered around the globe. Consequently, new strategic priorities besides costs have emerged as important enablers for competition, such as flexibility, customer service, after-sales service, cycle time and control of stockouts.

The proper design of echelons and corresponding interrelations is important to ensuring correct functionality of a distribution channel. Proper design, planning and control of supply chains offers opportunities in terms of quality improvement, cost and lead time reduction, rapid response to changes, and ultimately allows excelling in performance levels.

Hence there is an increasing need for the investigation of how supply chain design can affect the performance of logistics channels. Major techniques that can be exploited to this extent include simulation models, operation research models (e.g. linear programming) and artificial intelligence algorithms.

This special issue aims to collect contributions related to advanced supply chain design, supply chain optimisation and supply chain performance measurement.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

Advanced tools for supply chain design, including:
  • Supply chain simulation models
  • Operation research models for supply chain design
  • Artificial intelligence tools for supply chain design
Supply chain optimisation, including:
  • Inventory management
  • Supply chain management
  • Forward and reverse logistics
  • Distribution networks and facility design
Supply chain performance measurement, including:
  • Metrics for supply chain management
  • Performance measurement systems for supply chain management
  • Advanced models for supply chain performance measurement
Important Date
Submission deadline: 30 September, 2011

25 February 2011

Special issue: Water and the complexities of climate

International Journal of Water 5(4) 2010
  • Editorial: A sociological reflection on the complexities of climate change research
  • Water for an integrative climate paradigm
  • Solar energy dissipation and temperature control by water and plants
  • Ecological design for climate mitigation in contemporary urban living
  • Losing fertile matter to the sea: How landscape entropy affects climate
  • The Biotic Pump: Condensation, atmospheric dynamics and climate
  • Re-coupling the carbon and water cycles by Natural Sequence Farming
  • The principles of Natural Sequence Farming
  • Forest clearing, water loss, and land surface heating as development costs
  • Is the United Nations' REDD scheme conservation colonialism by default?
  • The New Water Paradigm, human capabilities and strong sustainability

Special issue: Advances in meso and micro manufacturing technology

International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management 22(2) 2011
  • Radial gap measurement and manufacturing error evaluation for small hole machined by micro-EDM
  • Electrochemical spark micromachining (microchannels and microholes) of metals and non-metals
  • Influence of machining parameters on microdrill performance
  • A comprehensive mathematical model to calculate polish time for oxide chemical mechanical process (CMP)
  • Numerical simulation of non-convex heat transfer of the weld pool surface during laser welding of titanium alloy
  • Preparation and characterisation of silica-supported TiO2 photocatalytic coatings by sol-gel
  • Study of electromagnetically actuated meso flow control valve

Special issue: Parallel and distributed processing and applications

International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking 7(1) 2011
  • Grid resources valuation with fuzzy real option
  • A network performance sensitivity metric for parallel applications
  • Key pre-distribution using partially balanced designs in wireless sensor networks
  • Leveraging many simple statistical models to adaptively monitor software systems
  • A self-stabilising algorithm for 3-edge-connectivity
  • On design of a route-optimised and seamless HCoP-B scheme for nested mobile networks
Submitted Paper
  • Parallel and distributed computing on multidomain non-routable networks

Call for Papers: Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Production

A special issue of International Journal of Mass Customisation

To live with limited resources we need to achieve more with less, which requires us to change the way we design, produce, use and dispose of the products and services we own and con-sume. Hence effective sustainable development must extend beyond an individual company, both up and down the supply chain.

In addition, sustainability requires appropriate balance along the triple bottom line – environ-mental performance, social performance and economic performance. It cannot be realised unless it not only positively affects the natural environment and society, but also results in long-term economic benefits and competitive advantages for firms. However, most of the related literature is single-firm-centric, and often reduces sustainability to environment improvement.

The goal of this special issue is to publish high quality and relevant research on the interface between sustainable supply chain management and production. We welcome papers that open/broaden our perspective on this important interface, including papers that contribute to exploring the role of governments and the public in sustainability or in balancing the triple bottom line of sustainability.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Sustainable product development in a supply chain
  • Closing the supply chain loop with sustainability considerations
  • Assessing how sustainability considerations influence the production process
  • Evaluating how sustainability considerations impact supply chain partnerships
  • Exploring the role of the public and governments on sustainable production
  • Impact of balance among the triple bottom line of sustainability on production
  • Financial relationships between supply chain partners
  • Joint innovation between supply chain partners
Important Date
Submission deadline: 30 July, 2011

23 February 2011

Call for Papers: Business Growth in Complex and Hostile Economies

A special issue of International Journal of Business Competition and Growth

Presently, it is widely known that innovation, in broad terms, is a possible solution to the difficulties brought about by the global, complex and hostile economy we live in. It is important to note, however, that the search for possible solutions for business growth (e.g. innovative strategies, models and tools) is not without its own difficulties.

In this special issue, we aim to explore the conception of business models and competition tools that might assist us in supporting decisions and overcoming growth hindrances.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  • Business competition models and tools
  • Challenges in business growth
  • Competitive strategies
  • Decision models for competitive gains
  • Economic issues driving market competition
  • Innovation-led competition
  • Management of competitive forces
  • Performance-linked competitive strategies
  • Social drivers of competition
  • Systems thinking and business dynamics
  • Technology-led competition
Important Dates
Manuscript submission deadline: 28 May, 2011
Double blind review outcome: 30 June, 2011
Deadline for resubmission: 31 July, 2011

Call for Papers: Electronic System Applications in Instrumentation Technology

A special issue of International Journal of Instrumentation Technology

Electronics instrumentation systems are part of an engineering discipline which uses scientific knowledge of the behaviour and effects of electrons to develop components, devices, systems, or equipment employing electricity as part of its driving force. Electronic instrument systems must be reliable, ruggedly built and withstand environmental extremes. Both terms denote a broad engineering field that encompasses many subfields including those that deal with power, instrumentation engineering, telecommunications, semiconductor circuit design, and many others.

Possible topics include but are not limited to, the following:
  • Analogue and digital circuit design including power supplies, UPS, signal distribution, field instrumentation
  • Optoelectronic circuits
  • VLSI technology and device processing
  • Microelectronics sensors
  • A/D and D/A converters, digital signal detection, classification and processing
  • Aviation/aerospace electronics
  • Fuzzy electronics
Important Dates
Submission deadline: 15 April, 2011
First decision notification: 15 May, 2011
Submission of revised papers: 1 July, 2011
Final decision notification: 15 August, 2011

20 February 2011

Newly announced title: African Journal of Economic and Sustainable Development

To begin publication in 2012, African Journal of Economic and Sustainable Development aims to develop a deeper appreciation of past, current and future African issues to provide guidance and potential solutions. It will publish material that serves African nations in research, development, decision-/policy-making and education.

Newly announced title: International Journal of Public Law and Policy

To begin publication in 2012, International Journal of Public Law and Policy will publish authoritative articles that consider public law and policy in their various contexts, from global to national levels, topical commentaries on recent development in public sector law and policy and analysis of jurisprudence and legislation. The journal seeks to address topics across the whole range of scholarship in public law, including but not limited to legal theory, legislation analysis and critique, case law annotations, comparative studies and practice note. Each issue will be a nexus of theory and practice containing critical analysis of matters of current interest as well as a balanced and open debate on these matters by leading scholars, lawyers, judges, and people from related fields, such as economics, philosophy, and political science.

Call for Papers: Vehicular Networks and Autonomous Driving

A special issue of International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems

Since the invention of the automobile, the driving task has relied in a significant manner on inter-vehicle communication. Turn signals, braking lights and vehicle horns are all examples of analogue car-to-car communication systems that have been designed to make driving simpler and safer.

This light- or sound-based conspicuity of vehicles is on the verge of an important revolution, as wireless inter-vehicle communication based on the IEEE 802.11p standard is soon going to be widely adopted by car manufacturers. This vehicular networking paradigm and the underlying technology will have a significant impact on the safety and comfort of human-driven vehicles, enabling the design of advanced driving assistance systems that collect information from sensors residing in neighbouring cars. In addition, vehicular networking holds tremendous potential for making autonomous driving a reachable goal in the near future.

This special issue aims at promoting vehicular networking as a major enabler for autonomous driving. This role as a major enabler is based on the impact of the digital conspicuity of vehicles, which will be achieved through vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, and also through vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications, which envisions novel schemes of interaction between roadside infrastructures and autonomous vehicles.

Papers are invited that can demonstrate the innovative applications of vehicular networking as well as its enabling role for autonomous driving. Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following:
  • V2V communication protocols as enablers of automated driving functions (e.g. adaptive cruise-control, stop-and-go, emergency braking, etc)
  • V2I (or I2V) communication protocols and their impact on autonomous driving (e.g. digital road signs, automated toll systems, etc)
  • Distributed and self-organised traffic control methods
  • Socially-optimised navigation based on real-time traffic information
  • Security and privacy aspects of vehicular networking protocols
  • Advanced driver assistance systems for semi-autonomous vehicles, enabled by vehicular inter-networking
  • Mobility models and simulators incorporating concepts designed for vehicular networks and autonomous vehicles
  • Cooperative sensing of the road (real-time usage of sensors from neighbouring vehicles)
  • Relative positioning techniques supported by vehicular networks
  • Analysis of inter-vehicular communication requirements to enable autonomous driving
  • Car infotainment in the context of autonomous vehicles
Important Dates
Manuscript submission: 30 June, 2011
Reviewers' reports and decisions: 30 September, 2011
Revised manuscript submission: 15 November, 2011

Special issue: Technology and model applications in tourism management

International Journal of Services Technology and Management 15(1/2) 2011
  • VITRO: a flexible and innovative architecture for virtual travel agent information systems
  • Distance effects and product feature differentiation in a tourism duopoly
  • Ecotourism frangible areas and a measurement model of frangibility
  • The impact of travel product transaction types on customer relational benefits
  • Efficiency analysis of EU-25 member states as tourist destinations
  • Residents' culture-creative industries in Taiwan
  • Feature extraction of travel destinations from online Chinese-language customer reviews
  • GIS applications to resort morphology
  • A model of online trust for travel products
  • Public reaction to large-scale projects in Chinese heritage sites and its impact on decision-making: research framework, technological path and prospects

Special issue: Computing education – a Spanish experience

International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies 3(1) 2011

Papers from the Workshops on Methods and Cases in Computing Education organised by the ACM SIGCSE Spanish Chapter.
  • Adapting software engineering teaching to the new European space for higher education: a case study
  • Computer-supported statistics courses in online environments: adding e-repositories to the equation
  • Collaborative development of reusable educational resources for software engineering and information systems core subjects
  • Continuous assessment in software engineering
  • Educational activities around a car park scale model
  • A case study of the adaptation of problem-based learning for programming subjects

18 February 2011

Call for Papers: Emerging Trends in Business in the Present Decade - Proactive versus Reactive Strategies of Indian Companies

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

The present decade is characterised by intense competition in the business world. Companies across the world are attempting to grapple with the changing business environment, especially within emerging economies in third world countries (e.g. India and China).

In the midst of highly volatile competition across the world, India is one of the prominent nations which both withstands and combats competitive forces from big corporations. India occupies a major chunk of markets ranging from consumer durables and cosmetics to healthcare products.

Not long ago the world realised the potential of this third world country; hence corporations all over the globe are attempting to explore the opportunities stemming from this sub-Asian continent. At the same time, major corporations are also aware of the impending threats of intellectual currency from India. From a strategic management point of view, corporations are engaging in outsourcing to take advantage of India’s unexploited and underutilised human capital, and are reaping the benefits of intellectualism, which will benefit the world economy at large. Quite unselfishly, corporations are engaging in cooperative strategies for welfare of the world in general and of corporations in particular.

In this special issue we invite papers that focus on emerging trends of business firms in the present decade. Some companies engage in proactive strategies whereas some resort to reactive strategies. Whatever strategies the companies adopt, they have a tremendous influence on international business. Companies engaging in alliances with Indian companies need to understand India’s culture, management styles, socio-economic-political system, demographic characteristics, etc.

Topics that would be considered for publication include but are not limited to:
  • The changing nature of Indian business; impact of traditional culture on the management of Indian businesses
  • Entrepreneurship problems and prospects in India
  • The digital divide and the impact of the technological revolution in India
  • Foreign domestic investment and foreign trade
  • Research and development by Indian companies
  • Emerging market opportunities in India
  • Evaluating the risks and rewards of doing business in India
  • Key Indian values: common denominators in a diverse nation
  • Building effective multi-cultural work teams
  • Government support for economic growth
  • Indian business etiquette and social culture
  • Information technology in India
  • Private equity and real estate investment in India
  • Indian management philosophy
  • Building an Indian global brand
  • Business outsourcing processes
  • Cross-cultural management
  • Knowledge management and learning in emerging economies
  • Management of creativity and innovation
  • Corporate governance in India
  • Corporate social reporting, psychological empowerment amongst Indian managers
  • Behaviour of Indian consumers
  • Ethical stances in Indian management culture
Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 30 October, 2011

Call for Papers: Fractals, Fractal-based Methods and Applications

A special issue of International Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Optimisation

This special issue aims to highlight recent research, development and applications of fractals and fractal-based methods. Fractal-based techniques lie at the heart of multiscale modelling, as fractals are inherently multiscale objects. Fractals have increasingly become a useful tool in real-world applications; they very often describe such phenomena better than traditional mathematical models.

Fractal-based methods attempt to discover and exploit inter-scale relationships for modeling, prediction and control of phenomena. Fractal-based image compression was popularized by Barnsley, but research in imaging has moved beyond compression to other types of image processing (denoising, edge detection, deblurring, watermarking, information hiding, etc.) and to the broader notion of multiscale image analysis. Fractal-based methods have also been used to solve a wide variety of inverse problems arising in models described by systems of differential equations in both deterministic and stochastic settings.

Papers relevant to the scope of the special issue should include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
  • Analysis on fractals
  • Fractals, V-variable fractals, superfractals and self-similar objects
  • Fractal geometry
  • Fractal-based image analysis
  • Inverse problems using fractal-based analysis
  • Applications to biology, economics, engineering, finance, physics
Important Dates
Manuscript submission: 30 August, 2011
Notification of acceptance: 31 October, 2011
Revised final manuscript submission: 15 December, 2011

Call for Papers: Action Learning for HRD and HRM

A special issue of International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management

Action learning is not merely a paradigm that resides in the minds of individuals; it is a powerful and practical methodology that can be used in a wide array of settings to promote in-depth learning and reflective action-taking. More importantly, action learning operates by means of real problems and complex social relations to bring about the reflective and collaborative experience of learners. As such, the primary aim of this Special Issue is to promote debate and discussion on the application of action learning in solving problems, developing leaders, building teams, and transforming organizations. It therefore seeks to illuminate the impact and relevance that action learning brings to organizational practice, providing a platform for scholars to examine the distinctiveness of action learning from the perspective of human resource development (HRD) and human resource management (HRM).

HRD is a concept that elucidates learning as a holistic experience based on the action-oriented behavioural change that operates at the individual, group, and organizational levels. Such a change is facilitated by both planned and systematic interventional activities aimed at unleashing human expertise through a range of learning techniques and strategies for the purpose of improving work performance. HRD is also concerned about learning that occurs through informal patterns of interaction and unplanned actions. Hence, the conceptual and practical interrelations between action learning and HRD are immense, providing the opportunity for this Special Issue to capture some of the forefront thinking on these two distinct yet mutually implicating areas.

The relevance of action learning to HRM is also underpinned by the different levels of learning that surface when individuals engage in different mental frames of references for solving complex organizational issues and interconnecting them through wider contexts. Action learning can thus be used to solve emerging problems that confront HRM both functionally and strategically. Hence, as much as HRD is concerned about human development, HRM provides a more macro perspective on employee relations and the deployment of employees to achieve optimal organizational outcomes.

This Special Issue builds on an infamous quote by Reg Revans (1998, p. 83), that “there can be no learning without action and no action without learning”, suggesting that understanding comes from the act of doing something, elevating the state of knowing and remembering. It is with this motivation that this Special Issue seeks to invite scholars to act on their interest in action learning as well as HRD and HRM to develop new ideas and paradigms that will extend the repertoire of learning theories.


Revans, R. (1998) ABC of Action Learning, Lemos and Crane, London.

Topics include but are not limited to:
  • Management development
  • Management education
  • Training and development
  • Reflective practice
  • Self-managed teams
  • Team building
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Self-directed learning
  • Leadership
  • Knowledge sharing and management
  • Organizational learning
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Innovative processes
  • Competence development
  • Employee relations
  • Wellness and work-life balance
  • Career development
  • Motivation and rewards
  • Talent selection and management
  • Performance management
  • Workforce planning
We encourage submissions from a wide range of research outcomes such as critical inquiry on emerging issues related to the theme, literature review, model development, and empirical studies involving a variety of methodological paradigms. This Special Issue seeks to publish papers that are thought-provoking and wide-ranging in terms of theoretical positioning and research contexts.

Important Dates
Submission deadline: 31 August 2011
Reviews by: 31 October 2011
Camera ready paper due: 31 December 2011

Call for papers: Multimedia Data Processing Technologies and their Applications in Ubiquitous Environments

A special issue of International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology

The availability of small, low-cost and low-power sensors, radios and microcontrollers has triggered a huge wave of research in networked embedded sensing systems. As a result, different research communities have emerged which work on related aspects, but which have slightly different foci.

A focus of the sensor network community is on energy-efficient systems and networking solutions. While these aspects are also fundamental for ubiquitous computing, a focus of the latter community is on user interaction. The currently emerging cyber-physical systems community emphasises the integration of actuation and control. Despite these differences, the realisation of the above visions involves a common fundamental challenge: the need for trustworthy computing solutions to deliver secure, private and reliable computing and communication services.

This special issue promotes the exchange of opinions between experts working in different areas of the growing field of multi-data processing technologies and their applications in ubiquitous environments. The main purpose of the issue is to bring together the above communities to exchange latest results, to join efforts in solving common challenges, and also to compare developments in the different communities.

To support this goal, the issue will feature several tracks devoted to sensor networks, ubiquitous computing and cyber-physical systems, as well as tracks devoted to common themes such as pervasive services and data management, embedded networking and trustworthy computing. Research and development of these systems, which exploits knowledge in the target domain, is at the forefront of modern research.

This special issue welcomes both academic and practical contributions in all aspects of multi-data processing technologies. Relevant topics may include, but are not limited to, the following aspects of sensor networks, ubiquitous computing, cyber-physical systems and trustworthy computing:
  • Applications (novel use cases, deployment experience, etc)
  • Algorithms and protocols (topology, coverage, routing, timesync, distributed coordination, etc)
  • Data management and processing (gathering, storage, fusion, dissemination, etc)
  • Authenticated route optimisation schemes for network mobility
  • Clustering in ubiquitous environments
  • Privacy
  • Security (authentication, access control, intrusion detection and tolerance, etc)
  • System and network architectures
  • Clustering technique estimation for mobile ad-hoc networks
  • Trust (establishment, negotiation, management, etc)
  • Innovative architectures for ubiquitous learning systems
  • Enhancement of sleep environments using sensors
  • Authenticated route optimisation schemes for networks
  • Content management and delivery for learning on mobile devices
  • Design of a biomedical signal measure systems based on sensor networks
  • Collaborative and social mobile learning
  • Edge detection using mean shift algorithms
  • Biomedical signal measure systems based on sensor networks
  • Noun and keyword extraction for information processing
  • Blended learning with mobile and fixed technologies
  • Distributed sensing, actuation and control
  • Keyword extraction for information processing
  • Phased scene change detection in ubiquitous environments
  • Local detection tree and clustering in ubiquitous environments
  • Mobile multimedia networks
Important Dates
Submission of full paper: 15 June, 2011
Notification of acceptance: 15 September, 2011
Submission of final and revised manuscripts: 15 December, 2011

Special issue: Web for all

International Journal of Knowledge and Web Intelligence 2(1) 2011
  • Metadata and information structure design on websites – towards a web for all
  • A weighted-graph-based approach for diversifying search results
  • The role of web in launching and using radio communication for public safety
  • Mainstreaming accessibility? Multidisciplinary problems or technical solutions
  • Online diagnosis e-health system for all, based on advanced web accessible database technologies
  • Testing the accessibility of websites

Special issue: Gene network and pathway generation and analysis

International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design 4(1) 2011

Enhanced papers from a workshop at the 2010 ACM International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (ACM-BCB 2010)
  • The role of Hepatitis C Virus in the dynamic protein interaction networks of hepatocellular cirrhosis and carcinoma
  • A novel network model identified a 13-gene lung cancer prognostic signature
  • Nascent proteomes of ischemic-injured and ischemic-tolerant neuronal cells
  • Enriching regulatory networks by bootstrap learning using optimised GO-based gene similarity and gene links mined from PubMed abstracts
  • Virus interactions with human signal transduction pathways

14 February 2011

Call for Papers: ICT in Logistics

A special issue of International Journal of Agile Systems and Management

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) covers vast areas of technologies such as mobile and wireless technology, telecommunications, software development, security, intelligent systems etc. ICT has had a huge impact on industry, the community in general and our daily lives. ICT can be applied to many fields. One of the emerging applications in recent years is in logistics.

Logistics is a process which interfaces and interacts between companies, vendors, customers, carriers etc. and within the company itself using logistics internally. Logistics is responsible for the movement of products from the vendors through to the delivery at the customer's door, including moving through manufacturing facilities, warehouses and third-parties, such as distributors.

Since logistics plays an important role in both industry and daily life and involves many parties in the supply chain, the system needs substantial agility. In fact, agility is a key performance indicator of an effective supply chain. Agile logistics aims to improve logics by providing excellent service to industries throughout the entire supply chain. Agility is enhanced by the application of ICT to logistics.

The purpose of this special issue is to collect the state-of-art research on ICT in logistics from the prospective of theoretical development and real-life applications. The issue will cover the research areas such as the lack of available information and visibility in logistics, ICT impact on logistics, information gaps between stakeholders, and the current and future challenges that need to be addressed in business and technical issues.

Subject Coverage
  • Agile logistics
  • Agility in manufacturing and logistics networks
  • Collaboration in supply chain networks
  • Embedded software for ICT applications in logistics
  • Information logistics
  • Internet of Things
  • Intelligent logistics
  • Optimisation in logistics based on ICT data
  • RFID and its application in logistics
  • Smart logistics and smart supply chains
  • Supply-chain visibility and controllability
  • Warehousing management and demand forecasting applications
Important Date
Deadline for submission: 31 August 2011

Special issue: Case studies and models in supply chain management

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management 8(2) 2011

Papers from the 5th Annual International Symposium on Supply Chain Management held in Toronto, Canada, 17 -19 October 2007.
  • Using Rudyard Kipling to design value chain processes: an application of interactions theory
  • Exploring new supply chain strategies in manufacturing SMEs
  • A Supply Chain Risk Management process
  • Distinguishing the indistinguishable: exploring differences in supply chain software packages using centering resonance text analysis
  • Operational capabilities and performance toward global supply chain: an overview of Korean manufacturing and service firms
Case Studies
  • An implementation decision framework for Supply Chain Management: a case study
  • Transition from push to pull in the wholesale/retail sector: lessons to be learned from lean
  • From a supply to a demand-driven value chain: a transformation strategy to achieve a best-in-class customer service level

Special issue: Managing research and development – people, projects and technology dimensions

International Journal of Technology Management 53(2-4) 2011

Papers from recent Portland International Conference on the Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET) conferences.
  • Effects of technology cycles on strategic alliances
  • Internal technology valuation: real world issues
  • Sectoral systems of innovation in Asia. The case of software research activities
  • Challenges in managing the convergence of information and product design technology in a small company
  • Product development for successive generations: creating decision support graphic information utilising a generalised cost performance curve
  • The use of fuzzy logic and expert judgment in the R&D project portfolio selection process
  • Strategic management of a transformation in a multi-program technology program involving convergence and divergence of programs: observations from NASA
  • Trial implementation of a highly autonomous small-team-type R&D management model in a Japanese electronics company
  • Management of technical-personnel potential: five-factor performance model and its application to management in a Japanese automotive company
  • Fostering knowledge sharing through human resource management in R&D teams
  • Team personality composition, affective ties and knowledge sharing: a team-level analysis

11 February 2011

Call for Papers: Establishing a New World Order Post Financial Crisis

A special issue of Global Business and Economics Review

A variety of possible scenarios have been proposed by economists predicting world growth patterns in the future. It has been suggested that growth may favour developing economies as they catch up Western counterparts and their domestic economies expand. Recent studies by Harvard University have suggested Europe and America will still have higher incomes than emerging markets such as China over the next 50 years despite the fact that the Chinese economy will surpass the USA in terms of its size.

This special issue sets out to provide evidence for the above scenarios and tests economic and international business theories in the process.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Economic and technological development and progress of nations
  • Global foreign investment pattern and trends
  • Global Issues in political economy
  • Risk factors influencing future growth in emerging markets
  • Risk factors for Western economies
  • Risk factors for Asian economies
Important Dates
Submission of abstracts: May 2011
Submission of full paper: October 2011
Submission of revisions: March 2012

Call for Papers: Forensic Accounting

A special issue of Global Business and Economics Review

Forensic accounting is a growing area of practical importance to the accounting profession. It is also an area in which a number of universities world-wide are introducing courses of study for future forensic accountants. The American Institute Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Forensic and Litigation Committee in 2001 stated the expertise expected from forensic accountants as: “An understanding that forensic accounting is the application of accounting principles, theories, and discipline to facts or hypotheses at issue in a legal dispute. Forensic accounting encompasses every branch of accounting knowledge and consists of two major components: litigation services and investigative services.”

There is a paucity of research in issues surrounding practical concerns in forensic accounting, ranging from the legal issues involved including privileged information and privacy, to the use of technology in tracing transactions that raise red flags, on through to understanding the characteristics of people engaging in fraud. The training of future forensic accountants will involve a number of discipline areas, including law, criminology, information technology, and the whole gamut of accounting studies.

This special Issue seeks to encourage the publication of new research that outlines innovative and practical solutions to drive changes in education and practice. International authors and early-career researchers are encouraged to submit to the issue.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  • Practical solutions to investigating suspected fraud
  • The relationship between forensic accountants and internal auditors, and audit committees
  • Innovation in practice and teaching of forensic skills
  • Policy suggestions for professional accounting associations to create a designation as "Forensic Accountant"
  • Skills required for effective presentation of information to courts or tribunals
  • The legal issues involved in collecting information for presentation in courts
  • The sociological and psychological issues that relate to fraud
  • Valuations of businesses and assets
  • Financial or economic crimes
Important Dates
Deadline: 31 March 2011
Double blind review outcome: 31 May 2011
Deadline for resubmission: 31 August 2011

Call for Papers: High Level Programming Models for MultiCore Architectures

A special issue of International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking

This special issue aims to identify high-level programming models that are suited for the development of efficient code for multicore-based architectures. Ideally such models should have the potential to be used to develop software for next generation multicore architectures (which will have increased complexity).

The predominance of the multicore architecture model has resulted in the development of a set of "multicore-based" algorithms. At one end on the spectrum low level algorithms are designed for execution on very specific architectural configurations. Such machine specific algorithm development has the potential to achieve very high levels of performance, often at the expense of portability and reasonable development costs. At the other end of the spectrum abstract programming models provide frameworks for defining algorithms in a more general way.

Such models can offer a means of:
  • predicting algorithmic performance over a range of multicore-based architectures
  • establishing the correctness of highly parallel programs and
  • tuning algorithmic descriptions for particular machines (e.g. to allow the potential of cache usage to be exploited).
Such programming models include multilevel BSP and CoArray Fortran. Multicore models can be provided at various levels of abstraction and can offer different treatments of non-determinism and memory hierarchy representation.

Topics of primary interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Multilevel and other variant models of BSP (including functional BSP)
  • CoArray Fortran
  • Software-hardware integration medium
  • Multicore refinement techniques
  • Program correctness
Important Dates
Deadline for Submission: 30 June, 2011
Acceptance notification: 19 August, 2011

Special issue: Service-oriented computing and separation of concerns

International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems 6(2) 2011
  • A taxonomy and classification of web service QoS elements
  • Towards service-based approach: building huge software architectural design
  • Early adaptation aspects extraction in web development
  • Separation of concerns in hybrid component and agent systems
  • Peers-for-peers (P4P): an efficient and reliable fault-tolerance strategy for cycle-stealing P2P applications

Special issue: Computers and information technology in design and manufacturing

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology 40(1/2) 2011

Includes papers from from the International Conference on Product Design and Manufacturing Systems, 2007 (PDMS2007) held in Chongqing, China, 12-15 October 2007.
  • Design reusability assessment for effective CAD model retrieval and reuse
  • Partially autonomous conceptual development of multifunctional structures
  • A knowledge-based system for enhancing conceptual design
  • An integrated design framework for mass customisation in the consumer electronics industry
  • Using neural networks to monitor supply chain behaviour
  • Intelligent process planning methods for the manufacturing of moulds
  • A heuristics method based on ant colony optimisation for redundancy allocation problems
  • Design and evaluation of a vibration sensor for measurement-while-drilling
  • Scheduling optimisation for supply chain in networked manufacturing
  • A new slotting method for 2D digital gear tooth surfaces
  • Two-dimensional study of lubrication mechanism of water-lubricated rubber alloy bearing
  • Opinion comparison between internet forums and customer reviews
  • Multi-agent-based Pay-Per-Use (PpU) distributed manufacturing
  • Partially occluded object recognition
  • Study on three-dimensional flow characteristics on the port of an engine
  • SAHAM: Shared Adaptive Hypermedia Application Model

Special issue: Computational methods for financial engineering

International Journal of Financial Markets and Derivatives 2(1/2) 2011
  • Dynamic trade execution: a grammatical evolution approach
  • Bio-inspired intelligence for credit scoring
  • Constrained mean-risk portfolio optimisation: an application of multiobjective simulated annealing
  • Intraday high-frequency FX trading with adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference systems
  • Defensive online portfolio selection
  • New kernel methods for asset pricing: application to natural gas price prediction
  • Selecting pair-copulas with downside risk minimisation

Special issue: Entrepreneurship and space

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business 12(2) 2011
  • Globalisation, entrepreneurship and regional environment
  • The influence of age and size on the relationships between debt and determinants: an empirical study on Portuguese SMEs
  • Examining the Schumpeter hypothesis in the context of closed and open innovation: survey evidence from Norway and Sweden
  • Innovation strategy by firms: do innovative firms grow more?
  • Measuring business dynamics among incumbent firms in The Netherlands
  • Social capital and new business start-ups: the moderating effect of human capital
  • The role of entrepreneurs' social networks in the creation and early development of biotechnology companies
  • Compensating resource constraints? A discriminant analysis of collaborating and non-collaborating small businesses in New Zealand

Special issue: Dynamic equations on time scales and applications

International Journal of Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations 3(1/2) 2011
  • Positive periodic solutions of impulsive functional differential equations on time scales with a parameter
  • Existence of solutions for second-order dynamic inclusions
  • A utility maximisation problem on multiple time scales
  • Stability results for higher dimensional equations on time scales
  • Eigenvalue and oscillation theorems for time scale symplectic systems
  • Krein-von Neumann and Friedrichs extensions for second order operators on time scales
  • Some new existence results for fractional difference equations
  • Linear state feedback stabilisation on time scales
  • Positive solutions for a second-order, singular semipositone dynamic boundary value problem
  • Oscillation of second-order dynamic equations
  • Recursive representations for the unique solution of the transport equation on isolated time scales
  • Diamond-alpha Gruess type inequalities on time scales
  • Behaviour of generalised logistic equations on time scales
  • Solutions to a discrete, nonlinear, (N1,1) fractional boundary value problem

9 February 2011

Special issue: Improving environmental governance and decision-making

International Journal of Sustainable Society 3(1) 2011
  • Development of a decision support system for the study of an area after the occurrence of forest fire
  • Sustainability framework for hazardous materials transport route planning
  • Provision of decision support in environmental management
  • Environmental decision making by multilateral development banks: a theoretical framework for assessing their environmental performance
  • Decision support system for ex ante cost-benefit assessment of new agro-technology in the context of climate change

Special issue: Revisiting modelling for production scheduling, inventory management and forecasting

International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management 22(1) 2011

Papers from the 3rd World Conference on Production and Operations Management, held in Tokyo, Japan, 5-8 August 2008.
  • Managing an assembly production process with a proper control policy
  • Memetic algorithm for non-identical parallel machines scheduling problem with earliness and tardiness penalties
  • Exact and heuristic approaches for lot splitting and scheduling on identical parallel machines
  • A decomposition approach to the preventive maintenance scheduling problem: an empirical example for the Spanish power plant system
  • A stochastic approach to diffusion model with asymmetric influence

Call for papers: Extensible Electronic Health Records

A special issue of International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management

The emergence of interconnected data and communication networks has provided unprecedented opportunities for development and innovation within the realm of scalable, multimedia and interactive health information resources. Within this environment, adoption of opportunities for expanded or extensible electronic health records is being actively promoted through a variety of regional, national and international initiatives.

Many are frustrated, however, by the limitations of commercial medical record systems in use today, many of which are still challenged by high resolution images, distributed data networks, mobile data communications standards, and emerging media platforms with significant data storage requirements.

In this special issue we invite research, review and conceptual papers which inform the evaluation and promotion of applied research related to extensible electronic health records, networks and data, as well as discussion of management challenges for organisations in adopting supporting practices and technologies. This call extends to identification of related training resources for emerging information technologies in healthcare.

Original contributions, including conceptual, empirical and case studies, as well as technical reports, management reports, benchmarks and reviews addressing and/or relating to any of the subject coverage areas, are welcome from authors.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:
  • Healthcare data fusion
  • System interoperability
  • Distributed health systems
  • Development of the medical home
  • Disease-specific discussion groups
  • Peer-to-peer health networking
  • Prescription drug procurement and use
  • Health information-sharing in online networks
  • Genetics and personal health networks
  • Web search strategies
  • Emerging technologies
  • Evaluating online health and medical information
  • Domains of medical uncertainty
  • Web communities and health policy
  • Patient empowerment through web technologies
  • Healthcare consumerism on the web
  • Global healthcare as a commodity
  • Self-disclosure and personal health narrative
  • The role of agents and mediators
  • Communities of practice
  • Special needs and medical disabilities
  • The future of healthcare on the web
Important Dates
Manuscript submission: 1 October, 2011
Notification of acceptance: 1 February, 2012
Final submission: 1 May, 2012

8 February 2011

Special issue: Quantum dots

International Journal of Biomedical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2(1) 2011
  • Determination of zinc in aqueous solution using CdSe/ZnS quantum dots functionalised with [carboxymethyl-(4-mercapto-phenyl)-amino]-acetate
  • In vitro and in vivo intracellular delivery of quantum dots by maurocalcine
  • Quantum dots and their potential applications in cancer detection and therapy
  • Quantum dots: a promising tool in molecular biology
  • Quantum dot bioconjugates: emerging tools with great potential to study protein interactions and dynamics by FRET
  • Detection of environmental microorganisms with a bead-based assay and quantum dots

Special issue: 11th International Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes

International Journal of Environment and Pollution 44(1-4) 2011

This 11th Conference took place in Cambridge, UK, 2-5 July 2007.
  • Science and policy challenges of atmospheric modelling in consideration of health effects
  • Towards uncertainty mapping in air-quality modelling and assessment
  • Assessment of HPAC urban modelling capabilities using data from the Joint Urban 2003 field experiment
  • A one-year application of the Veneto air quality modelling system: regional concentrations and deposition on Venice lagoon
  • Evaluation of OML and AERMOD
  • Modelling national air quality strategy scenarios with UKIAM: uncertainties emerging from the integration of multiple spatial scales
  • Study of regional dilution and transformation processes of the air pollution from road transport
  • Application of urban street canyon models for predicting vehicular pollution in an urban area in Dublin, Ireland
  • Meteorological data from numerical weather prediction or observations for dispersion modelling
  • SARRIM: A tool to follow the rocket releases used by the CNES Environment and Safety Division on the European Spaceport of Kourou (French Guyana)
  • An evaluation and comparison of the various statistical and deterministic techniques for forecasting the concentration of criteria air pollutants
  • Comparing the impact of a road tunnel vs. a road viaduct by means of an integrated exposure assessment
  • An integrated tool to forecast and reduce refinery contribution to SO2 pollution peaks
  • How health related issues are likely to drive dispersion modelling over the next decade
  • Recommendations for the spatial assessment of air quality resulting from the FP6 EU project Air4EU
  • Quality assurance and improvement of micro-scale meteorological models
  • Development and first tests of a data assimilation algorithm in a Lagrangian puff atmospheric dispersion model
  • A new puff modelling technique for short range dispersion applications
  • Numerical simulation of turbulent dispersion on a two-way facing traffic road
  • Evaluation of CFD model predictions of local dispersion from an area source on a complex industrial site
  • A Lagrangian dispersion model with chemical reactions
  • Reverse modelling for the determination of fugitive sources of PM10
  • Proposal of a new Lagrangian particle model for the simulation of dense gas dispersion
  • Assessing meteorological uncertainties in dispersion forecasts using a NWP Ensemble Prediction System
  • Modelling the impact of sea-salt particles on the exceedances of daily PM10 air quality standards in the Netherlands
  • Using plume rise schemes to model highly buoyant plumes from large fires
  • Modelling the meteorology and traffic pollutant dispersion in highly complex terrain: the ALPNAP Alpine Space Project
  • Real time, high resolution regional weather and air quality forecasting system in West Macedonia, Greece
  • Implications for UK coal-fired power stations of a move to a particulate matter standard based on PM2.5
  • The role of temperature in tropospheric ozone
  • Particle re-suspension in street canyon with two-way traffic
  • Effects of meteorological data thresholding on the quality of urban HPAC predictions of the Joint Urban 2003 field trials
  • Measurements and CFD simulations of flow and dispersion in urban geometries
  • Data assimilation within the Air4EU project: the Athens case
  • Numerical study for the flow around moving cars and its effect on the dispersion of the traffic emitted pollution within a road tunnel
  • An application of backscatter Lidar to model the odour nuisance arising from aircraft tyre smoke
  • A comparison between IECM and IEM Lagrangian models
  • Developments in ADMS-Airport to take account of near field dispersion and applications to Heathrow Airport
  • Comparison of measured and modelled NO2 values at Zurich airport, sensitivity of aircraft NOx emissions inventory and NO2 dispersion parameters
  • The sustainable development of Heathrow Airport: model inter-comparison study
  • Simulation of flow in an idealised city using various CFD codes
  • Evaluation of a general CFD-solver for a micro-scale urban flow
  • MUST experiment simulations using CFD and integral models
  • Numerical model of urban aerodynamics and pollution dispersion
  • Application of a modified version of RAMS model to simulate the flow and turbulence in the presence of buildings: the MUST COST732 exercise
  • COST 732 in practice: the MUST model evaluation exercise
  • The COST 732 Best Practice Guideline for CFD simulation of flows in the urban environment: a summary

Special issue: Entrepreneurial behaviour in family businesses

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management 13(1) 2011
  • Strategic entrepreneurial behaviours in family businesses
  • Entrepreneurial opportunity identification and new firm development processes: a comparison of family and non-family new ventures
  • Family firm research: sketching a research field
  • Family influence on firm performance: Finnish publicly held family firm perspective
  • The contribution of women in family business
  • Dynasties of innovation: highly performing German family firms and the owners' role for innovation
  • Owner orientations and strategies and their impact on family business

Special issue: Technology transfer within the Post-Kyoto Protocol Policy Framework

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation 10(1) 2011
  • An empirical case study of the transfer of GHG mitigation technologies from Annex 1 countries to Malaysia under the Kyoto Protocol's clean development mechanism (CDM)
  • Economic and financial feasibility of developing an electronic trading mechanism for carbon emission credits generated by projects under the Kyoto Protocol: a case study of Sri Lanka
  • Barriers to the diffusion of climate-friendly technologies
  • Some key barriers to technology transfer under the clean development mechanism
  • Evaluation of public research by Japanese industry: the importance of knowledge transfer pass on public-private research collaboration
  • Assessing differences between technology transfer officers and institutions in the decision to commercialise new technologies

6 February 2011

Newly announced title: International Journal of the Built Environment and Asset Management

Beginning publication in 2012 International Journal of the Built Environment and Asset Management will cover the planning, economics, and management issues of urban design and the architecture of real estate, commercial complexes and lifestyle centres and encourage innovative research within the scope of regional development and business growth. The perspectives of leisure property management are also emphasised core research contributions.

Call for papers: Advances in Computer Vision Technology and Applications

A special issue of International Journal of Computational Vision and Robotics

This special issue aims to report latest advancements in the highly interdisciplinary research and development area of computer vision, with applications in the area of health, biomedical, surveillance, bio-systems, and special environments.

Topics of primary interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Medical image analysis
  • Content-based image and video retrieval
  • Action and event recognition
  • Security and human activity analysis
  • Artificial intelligence for machine vision
  • Vision for robotics
  • V ision-based navigation and guidance system
  • Vision-based 3-D measurement techniques
  • Applications on elderly care, smart vehicles, intelligent buildings, and bio-systems
Important Dates
Deadline for submissions: 1 July 2011
Acceptance Notification - 1st Round: 15 August 2011
Revised Paper Due: 10 September 2011
Submission of Final Accepted Paper: 30 September 2011

Call for papers: Service Firms' Governance and Management: Trends and Challenges

A special issue of International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business

The international macro-economic scenario has been changing tremendously over the last thirty years. As far as developed countries are concerned, the service sector currently accounts for over 70% of overall gross domestic product. Moreover, the importance of services has also been growing for developing countries, in which this sector accounts for more than half of the economic activity to date (OECD, 2006; World Bank, 2006).

The concept of “service” embraces a number of industries, such as: retailing and distribution; financial services; hotels and tourism; leisure, recreation and entertainment; professional and business services; government; transportation and utilities; information; and education and health services.

Many of these industries have been the subject of increasing, although not conclusive, research attention over the years. This is why, for the purposes of this special issue, we invite contributions aimed at exploring the peculiarities and challenges of service firms in the globalised economy. Our goal is to collect a number of valuable papers which analyse the various aspects of service firms’ governance and management, such as corporate governance, strategies, operations and innovations.

Both theoretical and research papers are welcome. Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following in the context of service firms:
  • Strategies
  • Corporate governance
  • Human resource management
  • Operations management
  • Marketing management
  • Knowledge management
  • Strategic and organisational changes
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Networks
  • Servitisation
Important Dates
Submission of extended abstracts (max. 500 words): 4 April, 2011
Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 27 April, 2011
Submission of full papers following acceptance of abstracts: 15 November, 2011
Notification of acceptance, refusal or revision of full papers: 23 December, 2011
Submission of accepted and revisited final papers: 15 February, 2012

2 February 2011

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Newly announced title: International Journal of the Digital Human

Beginning publication in 2012, International Journal of the Digital Human will consider papers in all fields of digital human research such as modelling, simulation, anatomy, physiology visualisation, animation, product design, workplace design, biomechanics, biomedical engineering and interaction with humans. It will include application-oriented papers, theoretical papers, reviews of the literature, papers on methodology and procedures, and experimental research results.

Special issue: Enterprise engineering

International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management 7(1) 2011
  • A framework for enterprise engineering
  • Enterprise ontology based development of information systems
  • Towards a G.O.D. theory for Organisational Engineering: modelling the (re)Generation, Operation and Discontinuation of the enterprise
  • Understanding processes for model-based enterprise transformation planning
  • Analysing organisational structures using social network analysis: a case study

Special issue: Global warming and climate change: issues and solutions

International Journal of Global Warming 3(1/2) 2011

Papers from the Global Conference on Global Warming 2009 (GCGW-09) held in Istanbul, Turkey, 5–9 July 2009.
  • Sustainability in the Humber River Basin
  • Some air pollution indicators in city of Tirana, Albania
  • A multisystem climate change adaptation approach for water sustainability in regional Australia
  • Homogeneous climate regions in Pakistan
  • The kinetics of carbon dioxide capture by solutions of piperazine and N-methyl piperazine
  • Impact of increased temperature on malaria transmission in Burundi
  • Saharan desert dust radiative effects: a study based on atmospheric modelling
  • The importance of wastewater treatment in shipbuilding industry
  • Review on municipal sewage sludge management in Turkey and Europe
  • Climate is changing, can we? A scientific exhibition in schools to understand climate change and raise awareness on sustainability good practices
  • CO2 utilisation by photocatalytic conversion to methane and methanol
  • Impact of surface ocean acidification on the CO2 absorption rate
  • Sustainability in the city scale to fight global warming
  • Modelling land cover change impact on the summer climate of the Marmara Region, Turkey
  • Frequency analysis of droughts using historical information – new approach for probability plotting position: deceedance probability

Special issue: Healthcare systems engineering

International Journal of Collaborative Enterprise 1(3/4) 2010
  • Analysis of healthcare supply chain systems exposed to random capacity disruptions
  • Streamlining physician peer review process and capacity prediction using simulation
  • Applying healthcare systems engineering methods to the patient discharge process
  • System mapping of complex healthcare processes using IDEF0: a radiotherapy example
  • Fuzzy AHP and utility theory based patient sorting in emergency departments
  • Analysis of risk factors and predictive model for recurrent falls in community dwelling older adults
  • Provider information and resource foraging in healthcare delivery
  • Linking medical records: a machine learning approach

Special issue: Knowledge management and corporate governance systems: Part II

International Journal of Applied Systemic Studies 3(4) 2010

Papers from the 1st Conference of the Hellenic Society of Systemic Studies

See also International Journal of Applied Systemic Studies 3(3) 2010
  • A business model for the personal grid e-workspace
  • Methodological approach to an analysis of the tourism system
  • Business intelligence systems for Virtual Enterprises: a cybernetic approach
  • Knowledge-based approaches in strategic management: a review of the literature
  • Visualising negotiation communications in setting library sharing policies
  • Knowledge management in a polarised environment

Call for papers: Knowledge-Based Development Metrics

A special issue of International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development

The beginning of the new millennium has witnessed an evolution in the concept of knowledge economy, highlighting the pre-eminence of knowledge as a key resource for economic and social development. In the first decade of the present millennium this concept has further matured, and knowledge-based development (KBD) has emerged as a key discipline in guiding policy makers.

The focus on development worldwide is increasingly converging towards processes of knowledge creation, dissemination and sharing through policy level interventions such as fostering innovation, strengthening educational systems, rapidly building information and communication technologies (ICT) infrastructure and linking these interventions together to provide synergies for development. Frameworks are being developed by global agencies and local governments to promote KBD at country-to-state-to-city-to-village levels.

These developmental frameworks have almost invariably been accompanied by, and in many instances even triggered by sets of metrics which attempt to evaluate the effectiveness of various KBD strategies in their specific contexts. The obvious justification for having KBD metrics is that measurement is a pre-requisite for comparison, for benchmarking and for refining or reorienting development strategies. However, it is widely recognised that developing appropriate metrics for measuring the effectiveness of KM processes is indeed a challenge.

The purpose of this special issue is to further explore any academic, conceptual, methodological or application-based research work being done across the globe with regard to the development and/or the application of KBD metrics at various levels, and to share it with the IJKBD community.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • General tenets of measurement theory and specific aspects of knowledge-based events
  • Epistemological considerations for KBD measurement
  • Major dimensions of knowledge and development: alternative approaches
  • Operationalisation and attributes of knowledge cities and regions
  • Building composite indicators
  • Case studies related to the application of existing frameworks and lessons learnt
  • Comparative KBD studies across regions, countries, states or cities
  • Studies reporting on the results of adopting KBD metrics in specific countries/regions and implications thereof in reorienting development strategies
  • Cost/benefit decision-making in indicator systems management
  • Alternatives to GDP and trends in holistic accounting and forecasting
  • The knowledge-happiness measurement connection
Important Dates
Expression of interest: 31 March, 2011
Submission of full paper: 31 July, 2011