30 November 2011

Call for Papers: Young Researcher Special Issue on State-of-the-Art in TEL

A special issue of International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning

IJTEL invites paper submissions for a special issue targeting young researchers in the community of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). This call encourages a review of the state-of-the-art in TEL topics, accompanied by a description of the current and future work carried out by the authors researching within these topics.

This special issue is directed at all young researchers such as post-graduate students, PhD students and post-docs working in topics related to TEL both in academia and industry, and from different disciplines of the community (technologists, educationists, psychologists, etc.).

The purpose of the issue is manifold: (a) to provide a better overview of TEL research lines; (b) to investigate and expand current TEL research themes; (c) to promote international and multidisciplinary collaboration and the exchange of ideas among young researchers; (d) to encourage young researchers to formalise their research questions, topics and methodologies.

Young researchers are invited to submit articles with reviews of state-of-the-art research in any TEL-related area. Each focal area covered in this issue shall provide an authoritative, timely, accessible and critical overview on recent developments that are pertinent for TEL. The reviews should not only summarise existing literature, but also analyse, synthesise and interpret the state-of-the-art in a novel framework for thought. For example this can be done:
  • by identifying different theories and/or approaches;
  • by classifying different research waves (see e.g. Lesk 1995);
  • by elaborating different dimensions (see e.g. Sire et al. 2011);
  • by developing a taxonomy;
  • or by elaborating tensions, disagreements, etc. between the different works of the past.
It is furthermore expected that reviews are written from an interdisciplinary point of view. This means that every article is expected to provide references from at least three disciplines: education, psychology and technology. Furthermore, articles are required to include a section on research challenges that emerge from the state-of-the-art. These challenges must be substantiated by a concrete scenario. Articles that do not follow these basic guidelines will not be considered for publication.

Lesk, M. 1996. The seven ages of information retrieval. UDT Occasional Papers, 5.
Sire, S. et al. 2011. Introducing qualitative dimensions to analyse the usefulness of Web 2.0 platforms as PLEs. International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 3(1).

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Effective learning strategies, models and methodologies
  • Deployment of ICTs in educational practice
  • Web 2.0 and TEL
  • Semantic web and TEL
  • Computer-supported collaborative learning
  • TEL and knowledge management
  • Emotional and motivational aspects of TEL
  • Adaptive and personalised hypermedia for TEL
  • Ubiquitous and pervasive technologies for TEL
  • Intelligent tutoring systems and automated feedback
  • TEL practices in different educational/learning contexts
  • Policies for the promotion of TEL in education
  • Educational games
  • 3D virtual environments
  • Augmented reality in TEL
  • Connecting learners through TEL
  • Orchestrating TEL
  • Interoperability in TEL
  • Learning analytics and educational data mining
  • Formative assessment and feedback
  • Ambient displays and wearable devices
  • Visualisation techniques for learning
  • Awareness and reflection in TEL

Important Dates
Submission deadline for full paper: 28 February, 2012
Authors’ notification for full paper: 16 April, 2012
Final paper submission: 5 June, 2012

Special Issue: Challenges of Triple–Helix nexus in managing science parks and the role of innovation centres in fostering high-tech start-ups

International Journal of Technoentrepreneurship 2(3/4) 2011
  • Special Introduction: Convergence of Science Parks, Centres and Clusters: From Creative Destruction to Creative Reconstruction in a Triple Helix Regime
  • UNIFEI, Brazil: a case study of the role of the university in local development
  • Research institutes and R&D subsidies: Taiwan's national innovation system and policy experiences
  • Science parks and Triple-Helix innovation in UK and Japan
  • The Triple-Helix implementation in the Thai Venture Capital industry
  • The role of Italian incubators and Science Parks in the Triple-Helix era. The hybrid model developed in Lombardy
  • From Triple-Helix model to eco-system building model
  • The characteristics of the Triple–Helix nexus in Finnish business incubation
Additional papers
  • The emergence of perceived calculative trust and distrust: the case of a small Finnish pharmaceutical company
    The emergence of new markets, distributed entrepreneurship and the university: fostering development in India

Special issue: Nanomanufacturing and nanotechology – Part II

International Journal of Nanomanufacturing 7(5/6) 2011

The 2nd International Conference on Nanomanufacturing (nanoMan2010) was held in Tianjin, China, 26-29 September 2010.

See also International Journal of Nanomanufacturing 7(3/4) 2011
  • Design, ultra-precision polishing and measurement of superfinished orthopaedic implants for bio-medical applications: an integrated approach
  • Multi-axis grating encoders for stage motion measurement
  • A nanoscratch method for measuring hardness of thin films
  • Characterisation of surface micro-topography by power spectral density in high speed precision planar milling of SiCp/Al composite
  • Film bulk acoustic resonator nanosensors for multi-task sensing
  • A novel method for high efficiently lapping of rounded diamond cutting tools
  • A new approach to fabricate micro lens array using fast tool servo
  • Topography simulation and vibration analysis of ultra-precision diamond flycutting micro V-groove
  • A study on tool wear in ultra-precision diamond turning with finite element modelling
  • Function-oriented characterisation for surface metrology
  • Controllable multiple structural colours on the same substrate
  • The research of sliding kinematic characteristics of sphere on the dual rotated plates lapping mode
  • Topology and kinematic performance analysis of Hoeken straight-line COPMM for micro-operation
  • Molecular dynamics investigation of incipient plasticity during nanomachining of Cu (111) surface
Additional Paper
  • High tunable Ba0.5Sr0.5TiO3 thin film deposited on silicon substrate with MgO buffer layer

Special issue: Computers in education

International Journal of Knowledge and Learning 7(1/2) 2011

Papers from the MIPRO ( Croatian Society for Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics) Computers in Education conferences. 
  • From local to global – path towards multicultural software engineering
  • Scenario testing methodology for the assessment of screening technologies
  • Primary school education system in Croatia – improvements through a strategic management model (case study)
  • Scheduling problems at a university: a real-world example
  • Students with disabilities and other special needs in the process of higher education: inclusion issues
  • Blended learning model of teaching programming in higher education
  • Choosing the optimal information technology profession
  • Students' readiness for informal learning using Web 2.0 services
  • Aesthetics and creativity in e-learning material
  • New dimensions in the CAE/CAD standardisation and certification process in the industrial and the educational sector

24 November 2011

Call for Papers: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in China

A special issue of International Journal of Technology Management

China has transformed itself from a planning- to a market-oriented economy over the past three decades and has sustained a long period of rapid economic growth, to which the contributions from innovation in science and technology have become increasingly important.

China’s latest five-year (2011-2015) plan aims to expand its number of scientists and engineers, to establish hi-tech industrial parks, to encourage venture capital investment, to better protect intellectual property rights, and to build a more innovation-oriented nation. With the government’s strong support, Chinese companies and scientific and research institutes are becoming more and more confident and ambitious in R&D investment, and a great number of college graduates are becoming motivated to start up their own businesses. At the same time, most multinationals are enhancing their profiles as innovative players in China. These emerging changes in China will have huge impacts not only on China but also on the rest of the world.

The aims of this special issue are firstly to celebrate the success of the UK's Prime Minister Initiative (PMI) programme, originally launched by Tony Blair in 2001. This influential programme has strengthened international collaboration on innovation and entrepreneurship between the UK and partner counties. During the second five year cycle of this programme, hundreds of connections have been established between the UK and China, and an enormous number of outcomes have been generated from these projects.

Secondly, the issue aims to publish the best full papers from the International Forum on Innovation Oriented Economics (IFION'12), with a special focus on innovation and entrepreneurship in China. IFION'12 aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in the field of innovation-oriented economics from around the world.

The call is also open to researchers unable attend the Forum, and the Guest Editors seek to publish high quality, state-of-the-art research findings which contribute to better understanding China-related innovation and entrepreneurship. Contributions from participants of previous PMI projects or IFIOE'12 are particularly welcome.

The research methodology for papers in this issue includes but is not limited to analytical modelling, conceptual papers, empirical studies and case studies.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • New trends in Chinese government policies on innovation and entrepreneurship
  • The interaction between China's central government and local governments in promoting innovation and entrepreneurship
  • New trends in innovation strategy of Chinese start-ups/established firms/scientific and research institutes
  • The interface between innovation and manufacturing/marketing/after-market in Chinese start-ups and established firms
  • The international influences of China's innovation and entrepreneurship
  • The role of innovation and entrepreneurship in Chinese economic transformation
  • International technical cooperation and technology transfer between China and western countries
Important Dates
Extended abstract submission: 31 March, 2012 (by email)
Notification of full paper submission: 30 April, 2012
Full paper submission: 30 June, 2012 (online submission)
Notification to authors: 31 October, 2012
Final version submission: 31 December, 2012

Call for Papers: Energy Pricing and Hedging Strategy

A special issue of International Journal of Revenue Management

Energy is a basic requirement of business and economic development. The price of energy has a profound influence on the value chain of most industries. The price of energy, however, is uncertain and volatile; it is affected by many factors beyond conventional supply and demand, such as geopolitics, weather, financial markets, and other unexpected events.

The distribution of energy resources is uneven and thus energy, oil in particular, has become a strategic commodity in the global economy. While the pricing of energy is always being carefully observed, there are still many academic issues to be explored as the world searches for high level, renewable and unconventional resources. The availability and the pricing of these alternatives will determine the future of the energy industry.

This special issue invites quality papers covering case studies, empirical work and quantitative analysis so as to offer solutions to the emerging challenges. Empirical and cases studies are particularly welcome.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Dynamic determinants of energy prices
  • Benchmark pricing and the financial market
  • Substitute pricing and the development of unconventional resources
  • Renewable energy pricing
  • Hedging strategy and revenue management
  • Other energy pricing topics with significant revenue management implications are also welcome
Important Dates
Manuscript submissions: 31 July, 2012
Review reports: 30 September, 2012
Revised paper submission: 30 November, 2012

Call for Papers: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Crisis Response and Management

A special issue of International Journal of Information Technology and Management

Social emergent crises are events that occur abruptly and usually lead to serious consequences, both economically and mentally, to individuals, groups, communities, or to the whole society. Typical categories of emergent crises include natural disasters, accidental disasters, public health incidents and social safety incidents. In recent years, large and small unexpected crises have happened one after another and the number of crises happening each year has shown a tendency to increase dramatically.

While the literature focusing on response, resilience and social and security issues has drawn a lot of attention from researchers and practitioners, the importance of an interdisciplinary approach has so far been underestimated and many issues related to the control and management of emergent crises remain unsolved. Open research challenges include the understanding of individual and group behaviour in crises, roles played by public media and governmental agencies, communication via online social networks, and so on.

To build up comprehensive infrastructures for efficient and effective crisis response and management requires integrative and collaborative efforts from many disciplines including management, psychology, pubic administration, sociology, communication and information technology.

This special issue aims at bringing together the latest fundamental and applied research on interdisciplinary sciences and technologies in crisis response and management. The discovered sciences and technologies can thus be effectively disseminated in academia and explained to government administrators, meeting the challenges of achieving agility, resilience and effectiveness in crisis response and management.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Individual and group behaviour
  • Modelling and simulation
  • Experimental studies
  • Games in crisis management
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Monitoring and predicting disasters and prevention
  • Intelligent systems
  • Social networks
  • Decision analysis and decision technologies
  • Geographic information and crisis management
  • Research methods
Important Dates
Intent with title and abstract: 30 April, 2012 (by email)
Full paper submission: 20 May, 2012 (online submission)
Notification of acceptance: 10 July, 2012
Final paper due: 10 August, 2012

Special issue: Curriculum design and pedagogical issues in computing education

International Journal of Education Economics and Development  2(4) 2011
  • Quality initiatives in Jordan: the accreditation requirements case
  • An intelligent ontology-based e-learning tool for software risk management
  • Information systems curriculum: some concerns
  • A framework to evaluate the likelihood of knowledge retention when college students obtain information from the internet
  • A framework for teaching software engineering introductory courses
  • Reflections on teaching database management systems to undergraduate students

Special issue: Maintenance modelling and management

International Journal of Collaborative Enterprise 2(4) 2011
  • Maintenance planning and management: a state of the art survey
  • The heuristics of effective maintenance policy under the given availability
  • Optimal burn-in time and imperfect maintenance strategy for a warranted product with bathtub shaped failure rate
  • Best period of time for performing shutdown maintenance
  • Hybrid minimal repair and age replacement policy for two-dimensional warranted products
  • A Q-learning-based adaptive grouping policy for condition-based maintenance of a flow line manufacturing system

23 November 2011

Call for Papers: Intelligent Computing for Hypersonic Vehicles

A special issue of International Journal of Systems, Control and Communications

Hypersonic vehicles (HSVs) represent a promising and cost-effective method for feasible access to space and high-speed civil transportation. Much effort has been invested into developing suitable control systems for HSVs. Because of their particular dynamics characteristics, such as strong nonlinearity, high flight altitude, large flight envelope, extreme range of operating conditions, parameter variations and external disturbances, control design for HSV presents a significant challenge and receives much attention.

This special issue aims at exhibiting the latest research achievements, findings and ideas in hypersonic vehicles that benefit from intelligent algorithms and methods.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Hypersonic vehicle control and navigation
  • Operation control and planning
  • Optimisation
  • Emergent behaviours
  • Learning algorithms
  • Evolutionary algorithms
  • Fuzzy logic and neural networks
  • Modelling and analysis
  • Simulation tools and hardware
  • Experiments and field trials
  • Pattern recognition
  • Computer vision
  • Machine learning
Important Dates
Manuscript due: 15 February, 2012
First round of reviews: 15 March 2012

Call for Papers: Open Source Appropriate Technology

A special issue of World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development

Open source appropriate technology (OSAT) refers to technologies that are designed in the same fashion as free and open-source software. These technologies must be "appropriate technology" for sustainable development – meaning technology that meets human needs while indefinitely preserving the life support systems of the planet, and which is designed with special consideration to the environmental, ethical, cultural, social, political and economic aspects of the community for which it is intended.

 It has been claimed that the potential for OSAT to drive sustainable development is enormous because open source is a development method that harnesses the power of distributed peer review and transparency of process, so innovations can be shared freely throughout the globe. OSAT is growing rapidly as the ability of the Internet to leverage collaboration and Web2.0/P2P tools, such as the wiki Appropedia.org, has grown in sophistication and number of users.

 The main aim of this special issue is to analyse the current state of open source appropriate technology. The issue will investigate the technologies that support OSAT, the networks of individuals, communities, NPOs and companies that use it, the educational opportunities that it presents, and methods to further enhance sustainable development using OSAT.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Open source appropriate technology (OSAT) design, testing, deployment and uptake
  • Open source methodologies applied to sustainable development, global health and environmental issues
  • OSAT technology transfer: models of transfer, linkage policy, end user principal consideration, barriers, appropriateness, break through, funding, timing, etc.
  • OSAT management
  • OSAT technical change
  • OSAT innovation and diffusion
  • Best practice in the promotion of OSAT
  • Educational opportunities and experience utilising OSAT
  • Information systems/technology to support OSAT
  • Research and development and OSAT
  • OSAT project management
  • OSAT adoption constraints in developing countries
  • Applications of OSAT to meet UN millennium development goals
  • Impact of finance and economics on OSAT adoption
  • OSAT-related businesses
Important Dates
Submission deadline: 1 May, 2012

Call for Papers: Tourist Behaviour: Current Trends and Issues

A special issue of International Journal of Tourism Anthropology

This special issue invites contributions to exploring and understanding tourist behaviour in the context of current trends and emerging issues in the tourism industry.

 In recent years, growing attention in the field of tourism has been given to the impacts of current trends and emerging issues, such as use of social media, technological innovations, changing economic situations, increasing environmental consciousness, aging societies and other demographic changes. These new influencers are changing almost every aspect of tourist behaviour. In this vein, it is important to understand tourist behavioural changes and predict tourist behaviour in a new era. This issue plans to open up a dialogue to expand the extant understanding of tourist behaviour and identify the areas where the knowledge of tourist behaviour can be applied.

 Theoretical and empirical papers are welcome, as well as papers that integrate perspectives and findings in non-tourism fields with various aspects of recent tourist behaviour phenomena. Papers that apply unique perspectives and analysis to the phenomena are especially welcome.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Influences of social media and new technology on tourist behaviour
  • Development of tourist behavioural theories
  • New approaches to tourist behavioural research
  • Travel motivation
  • Tourists' spending patterns
  • Tourists' decision making
  • Tourists' satisfaction and loyalty
  • Tourists in emerging markets
  • Cross-cultural psychology, behaviour and impact
  • Host and guest interactions
  • Globalisation, commercialisation and post-modernism
Important Dates
Abstract (150 words) due: 30 March, 2012 (by email)
Full paper due: 30 May, 2012 (online submission)
Notification of acceptance/rejection: 15 August, 2012
Submission of revised manuscript: 30 September, 2012
Final acceptance of manuscript: 30 October, 2012

Special issue: Marketing of emerging technologies

International Journal of Technology Marketing 6(3) 2011
  • A model of brand switching by lead users of high-tech capital equipment
  • Technological capabilities and firm performance: empirical results from Finnish ICT SMEs
  • Market knowledge competence – a driving force or a roadblock for radical innovations?
  • A model for pricing emergent technology based on perceived business impact value
  • Forming positive advertising and product attitude: the role of product involvement
  • Emotional connections to books and technological innovations: an e-book perspective

Special issue: Organisational design and engineering challenges for inter-organisational collaboration and competition

International Journal of Organisational Design and Engineering 1(4) 2011
  • Designing inter-organisational collectivities for dynamic fit: stability, manoeuvrability and application in disaster relief endeavours
  • Collaboration trumps competition in high-tech project teams
  • An organisational design approach of business environments: the case of Barcamps milieu in Paris
  • Redesigning the supplier reporting process and system in public procurement – case Hansel

20 November 2011

Newly announced title: International Journal of Happiness and Development

Beginning publication in 2013, International Journal of Happiness and Development will seek to broaden our understanding of ‘happiness’ and how it may relate to development from economic, political, psychological, and/or sociological perspectives. The journal entertains all definitions of happiness, including ‘subjective well-being’ or ‘life satisfaction’ – commonly used terms in economics. It welcomes rigorous and scientific papers that provide theoretical or empirical investigations which improve our understanding of how happiness is generated and how it may relate to development – interpreted at both micro and macro levels.

Call for Papers: The International Civil Aircraft Industry: Turbulence Ahead

A special issue of International Journal of Technology and Globalisation

A previously stable industry is now entering a new period of turbulence, with the entrance of several new players: first Brazil’s Embraer, then Japan’s Mitsubishi, and in the near future, China’s AVIC and Comac, and Russia’s Sulhoi. There isn’t enough room for so many players trying to play catch up with the established leaders.

 This special issue will cover the entry of newcomers into this field, and the expected responses from the incumbents, India and Mexico, which loom in the future.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Analysis of the civil aircraft industries in terms of the main competitors as well as newcomers, actual and potential
  • Responses of the incumbents
Important Dates
Submission deadline: 31 December, 2011
Assessors' evaluations transferred to authors: 1 February, 2012
Authors respond to assessors' queries: 1 March, 2012
Papers accepted or rejected based on suitability of author responses: 1 April, 2012

Call for papers: Multicriteria Decision Making (MCDM) and Technology Management

A special issue of International Journal of Multicriteria Decision Making

Technology management is a set of management disciplines that allows organisations to manage their technological fundamentals and to create competitive advantage. Typical concepts used in technology management include technology strategy (a logic or role of technology in the organisation), technology forecasting (identification of possible relevant technologies for the organisation, possibly through technology scouting), technology roadmapping (mapping technologies to business and market needs), technology project portfolio (a set of projects under development) and technology portfolio (a set of technologies in use).

The aim of this special issue is to attract papers that develop and promote the conjoint research area of multicriteria decision making and technology management.

Suitable topics involve innovative applied research of MCDM in the field of technology management. MCDM tools and frameworks that may be exploited include but are not limited to:
  • Artificial intelligence, evolutionary computation and soft computing in MCDM
  • Conjoint measurement
  • Decision making under uncertainty
  • Disaggregation analysis, preference learning and elicitation
  • Group decision making and multicriteria games
  • Multiattribute utility/value theory
  • Multicriteria decision support systems and knowledge-based systems
  • Multiobjective mathematical programming
  • Outranking relations theory
  • Performance measurement
  • Preference modelling
  • Problem structuring with multiple criteria
  • Rough set theory
  • Risk analysis and modelling
  • Social choice models
  • Sensitivity and robustness analysis
  • Theoretical foundations of MCDM
Proper areas of interest in the theory and practice of technology management include but are not limited to:
  • Business modelling and strategy
  • Computer science and information technology
  • Economics and finance
  • Energy planning and environmental management
  • Engineering
  • e-Business, e-Commerce and e-Government
  • Human resources management
  • Information systems management
  • Logistics and supply chain management
  • Marketing
  • Operations management
  • Policy modelling and public sector
  • Risk analysis and management
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
Important Date
Submission deadline: 31 December, 2011

Call for Papers: Design, Modelling, Optimisation and Control of Electric Propulsion Systems

A special issue of International Journal of Powertrains

The presence of electric propulsion systems in passenger and commercial vehicles is rapidly increasing with the commercial introduction of plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles (PHEVs and BEVs) to supplement the already robust presence of hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs). The subsystems already in use in HEVs (batteries, electric machines, power converters and mechanical transmissions) will see different duty cycles as a consequence of the all-electric range characteristics of PHEVs and BEVs.

 A significant variety of hardware layouts is possible for electric propulsion systems, such as:
 a) configurations with a central motor drive, a single-speed or a multiple-speed transmission, a differential and half-shafts;
 b) configurations with two central electric motor drives, connected to the wheels through an unconventional mechanical transmission system, a differential and half-shafts;
 c) configurations with individual motor drives, either located in-wheel or on-board.

 Moreover, the range of solutions is increased by the possibility of adopting vehicle architectures with central or distributed (e.g. one for each electric powertrain) energy storage units, either formed by a battery or the combination of a battery and a supercapacitor. Finally, the axles of the same vehicle can be equipped with a combination of the architectures in a)-c).

 This special issue focuses on research areas of electric propulsion systems specifically for use in vehicles that are intended to operate in all-electric mode and include, but are not limited to:
  • Design of the hardware components
  • Dynamics of the system and its components
  • Modelling and control
  • Concurrent multi-objective optimisation of hardware and control system
  • Performance evaluation 
Important Dates
Paper submission opening: 1 January, 2012
Deadline for paper submission: 1 March, 2012

Special issue: The economic crisis and the crisis of economics

International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy 5(3) 2011

Papers from Beyond the crisis: the First International Conference in Political Economy of the  International Initiative for the Promotion of Political Economy held in Rethymno, Crete, Greece,10-12 September 2010.
  • Prospecting for political economy
  • Financial crisis: the myth of free market ideology and current regulatory reforms
  • Crisis and Say's law: perspectives of Marx and Keynes
  • Making sense of methodological individualism
  • The global crisis and the changing European industrial landscape
  • The crisis, long term depression and new markets

Special issue: Advances in RFID technology (Part 1)

International Journal of Radio Frequency Identification Technology and Applications 3(4) 2011
  • Performance analysis on the TMN-scheduling algorithm for industrial internet of things
  • Analysis of tunnel diode loaded H-shaped microstrip antenna
  • A new method for data filtering in RFID middleware
  • The RFID mechanism design based on CDMA and hash function
  • Security and privacy protection in RFID-enabled supply chain management

18 November 2011

First issue: International Journal of Information Privacy, Security and Integrity

Presenting research results in the theory, application, implementation, analysis, design and evaluation of information privacy and security, International Journal of Information Privacy, Security and Integrity aims also to bring together researchers in the various relevant disciplines to explore issues and problems in information integrity - defined as information accuracy, consistency and reliability.

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

Newly announced journal: International Journal of Machine Intelligence and Sensory Signal Processing

To begin publication in 2013, International Journal of Machine Intelligence and Sensory Signal Processing will cover research on the theoretical, experimental and applied aspects of devices, circuits and hardware systems applied to machine intelligence and sensory signal processing. Hierarchical-temporal memories, hardware neural networks, cognitive memory networks, visual sensory circuits, auditory sensory circuits, haptic circuits, emotion modelling circuits and decision systems are some of focus areas of the journal.

17 November 2011

Special issue: Narratives of risk, security and disaster issues in tourism and hospitality

International Journal of Tourism Anthropology 1(3/4) 2011
  • City design and its relationship with tourism crimes: a behaviour analysis of the urban environment
  • General theory of tourism – the case of war and terrorism
  • Are East Asian tourists more apprehensive about food risks?
  • Expanding the tourism crisis management planning framework to include social media: lessons from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill 2010
  • Tourism disaster management in an age of terrorism
  • The economic analysis of crisis events impact on tourism industry in Taiwan
  • The People's Home goes Gulliver: Sweden and the 2004 tsunami crisis
  • The discourse of risk in horror movies post 9/11: hospitality and hostility in perspective
  • Dark tourism: towards a new post-disciplinary research agenda

Special issue: Catastrophic risk management

International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management 15(5/6) 2011

Papers from the 5th International Forum on Engineering Decision Making (IFED), held in Stoos, Switzerland, 7-11 December 2010.
  • Homeland security: a case study in risk aversion for public decision-making
  • Tales of the unexpected
  • On the governance of global and catastrophic risks
  • Optimisation-based decision-making for complex networks in disastrous events
  • Acceptance criteria for risks of disasters with widespread effects
Additional Paper
  •  Minimising value-at-risk in a portfolio optimisation problem using a multi-objective genetic algorithm

16 November 2011

Call for Papers: Collaborative Innovation: A New Paradigm in Emerging Countries

A special issue of International Journal of Technology Management

As emerging countries are increasingly gaining prominence in the global economic arena, significantly more emphasis has been placed on understanding how latecomer firms in these countries can technologically learn, innovate and successfully catch-up with their counterparts in advanced economies.

 However, current innovation theories and practices, mainly optimised for advanced economies and newly industrialised economies such as Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong, often fail to provide firms and governments with satisfactory guidance in the context of these new emerging countries. For instance, the existing but more relevant wisdom of latecomers’ technological learning and catch-up, generally drawn from Japan and South Korea, has been long discussed by academic and practice communities for its inapplicability in these new emerging countries. Because the international economic and technical conditions as well as domestic factor endowments are largely different from those of Japan, South Korea and other newly industrialised economies, there is a need for new innovation theories for these emerging countries.

 Collaborative innovation represents one emerging innovation paradigm specifically designed to theorise innovation within such emerging countries. Although it is still a somewhat new concept, it has quickly been gaining momentum since the 2000s.

 The collaborative innovation paradigm can be described as a new model in which firms collaborate with different innovation parties such as universities, research institutes, governments and other firms to generate superior innovation. The new innovation paradigm assumes that firms, universities, governments, research institutes and other firms should team up to reap the new opportunities they have unleashed in terms of the rapid growth of domestic markets, a burgeoning pool of skilled labor, accumulated capital and low factor costs, as well as what globalisation brings, e.g. global technology markets and de-integrated production, global innovation collaboration networks, and rapid foreign direct investments.

 The collaborative effects of innovation can take place in the forms of sharing technology and other research resources, reduction of repeat research investment, rapid technology development and diffusion, combinations of low factor costs with advanced technology, domestic technology with foreign technology, and on various intersections, such as between market and technology, existing technology applications and emerging technology research, and internal innovation and external collaboration.

 To better understand this new innovation paradigm in emerging countries, this special issue aims to collect a set of high-quality papers investigating these phenomena and their related dimensions as exemplified below.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Drivers of external collaboration with universities, research institutes and other firms in emerging countries
  • Success factors for external collaborations in emerging countries
  • Antecedents, collaboration types, and contributions to firms' innovation performance
  • Technology searching across different boundaries
  • Configuring external technology, market opportunities with internal learning activities
  • The role of government and IPR regimes in external R&D collaborations
  • Changing collaboration partner portfolios along firms' market and technology upgrading
  • Implementation of global innovation collaborations
  • Exploitation of both foreign and domestic technology resources and application to either domestic or global markets
  • Initiating and organising disruptive and reverse innovations
  • The role of returnees in key technology generation and radical innovations
  •  A comprehensive comparison of industry-science link between advanced and emerging countries
Important Dates
Submission deadline for abstract (optional): 31 January, 2012
Submission deadline for full papers: 31 May, 2012
Notification of acceptance: 31 August, 2012
Submission deadline for final version: 31 October, 2012

Special issue: Recent security enhancements in computers, networking and communications systems

International Journal of Security and Networks 6(2/3) 2011

Papers from the 1st IEEE International Workshop on Security in Computers, Networking and Communications (SCNC) held in conjunction with the 30th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (IEEE INFOCOM 2011) on 15 April 2011, in Shanghai, China.
  • ESPAC: Enabling Security and Patient-centric Access Control for eHealth in cloud computing
  • A three dimensional sender anonymity metric
  • Improved IP Multimedia Subsystem authentication mechanism for 3G-WLAN networks
  • A source authentication scheme using network coding
  • Rendezvous based trust propagation to enhance distributed network security
  • Hidden information in Microsoft Word
  • Exclusion-intersection encryption
  • Partial iris and recognition as a viable biometric scheme
  • Edustega: an Education-Centric Steganography methodology
  • An intrusion detection technique based on continuous binary communication channels

Special issue: Considerations of design process features for methodological enhancements of product design

International Journal of Product Development 15(1-3) 2011

Papers from the International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering (TMCE 2010) held in Ancona, Italy, 12-16 April 2010.
  • A generalised framework to compass and to support complex product engineering processes
  • Methodological enhancements for concept exploration in product design
  • The use of methods by advanced beginner and expert industrial designers in non-routine situations: a quasi-experiment
  • Balancing trust and knowledge protection in inter-organisational product design collaboration
  • Supporting virtual teamwork in Collaborative Product Development
  • Engineering 2.0: an approach to support cross-functional teams in overcoming knowledge-sharing barriers in PSS design
  • Capturing constraint evolution: a technique to preserve and handle design knowledge

Special issue: Organisational identity and the business environment: achieving dynamic equilibrium

International Journal of Business Environment  4(4) 2011
  • Organisational identity and the business environment: the strategic connection
  • Integrating competitor identification and organisational identity: a new framework of competitor sensemaking
  • Incongruence between organisational identity, image and reputation: implications for corporate social responsibility
  • From 'silicon steel' to 'iron lady': how a metal company's novel, responsible identity affects its business environment
  • Brand communities: influencing organisations' identities and their perception of the business environment
  • The emerging transnational dimension of organisational and individual identity: transnational technical communities as economic actors

13 November 2011

First issue: International Journal of Social Computing and Cyber-Physical Systems

Dealing with the computational facilitation of social systems and the integration of computation with physical processes International Journal of Social Computing and Cyber-Physical Systems will publish papers in areas such as architecture, design, components, network analysis, security and novel applications.

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

First issue: International Journal of Instrumentation Technology

Presenting the latest developments in the field of engineering and automation technology International Journal of Instrumentation Technology publishes papers on modelling, simulation, design and implementation aspects of measurement and control technology.

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

Newly announced journal: International Journal of Diplomacy and Economy

Beginning publication in 2013 International Journal of Diplomacy and Economy is the first international journal devoted entirely to fostering and understanding issues interconnecting diplomacy and economy. It will deal with topics such as economic diplomacy, commercial diplomacy, export promotion, diplomacy and globalisation, NGOs and diplomacy, and financial diplomacy and the IMF, WB, OECD.

Call for Papers: Modelling of Integrated Production Systems

A special issue of International Journal of Logistics Economics and Globalisation

Increasing expectations of present day customers regarding the quality and variety of produced goods are becoming more and more critical on the market. With fast-changing tendencies in the market, the lifecycle of a product is constantly getting shorter, and the attention of manufacturers is slowly turning to competition and exploration of new markets in which to sell goods.

 All of this necessitates the introduction of changes to the organisation of production process, through the launch of automation, computer aid in design works and management, and the development of modern multi-stand machining and production systems. Production systems represent knowledge in the form of facts and rules, and there is almost always a sharp syntactic distinction between the two. The facts usually correspond to ground instances of logical formulas, i.e. they correspond to predicate symbols applied to constant expressions. A significant number of companies have incorporated closer integration of their customers with their production systems as a key part of their quest for competitiveness. To this end, companies are implementing various systems. Modelling of integrated production system is a current research trend and various researchers have started to contribute to this field.

 The main focus of this special issue is on the application of modelling and optimisation in solving various issues in integrated production systems. The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the International Conference on Modeling, Optimisation and Computing (ICMOC 2012) to be held on 10th and 11th April 2012 jointly organised by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Noorul Islam University, India and the Management School, University of Sheffield, UK. However, we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit papers for this call.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Modelling and optimisation methods
  • Mathematical models of technical systems
  • Concepts of modelling technology
  • Verbal and conceptual descriptions of discrete production systems
  • Optimisation modelling and simulation of organisational and technological structures
  • Operational planning and scheduling in production systems
  • Algorithmic description of production systems
  • Queuing systems
  • Queuing networks
  • Petri nets
  • Mathematical modelling of production systems
  • Performance analysis
  • Bottleneck identification and elimination
  • Continuous improvement by workforce and buffer capacity reallocation
  • Lean buffering design
  • Product quality, rework, and quality inspection
  • Customer demand satisfaction
  • Transients of production lines
  • Industrial systems configurations
  • Industrial production processes classification
  • Performance measures and analysis of production systems
  • Process production plants
  • Industrial production systems: fabrication
  • Group technology
  • Industrial production systems: assembly
  • Material flow analysis
  • TOC in manufacturing systems
  • Dynamics of manufacturing systems
  • Measuring variability of manufacturing processes
  • Taming turbulences in manufacturing systems
Important Dates
Manuscript submission: 1 July, 2012
Notification of initial decision: 1 August, 2012
Submission of revised manuscript: 1 September, 2012
Notification of final acceptance: 1 October, 2012
Submission of final revised paper: 1 November, 2012

Special issue: Planning and sustainability

International Journal of Sustainable Society 3(4) 2011

Papers from the UK–Ireland Planning Research Conference held in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 1-3 April 2009.
  • Understanding power dynamics in the planning process: the case of a retail development in Glasgow, Scotland
  • A new understanding of formal land use plans in Germany
  • Climate change adaptation in British Columbia communities: lessons for planners
  • The fluidity of social sustainability in spaces of movement: the case of the art stations in Naples, Italy
  • The changing focus of England’s Community Forest programme and its use of a green infrastructure approach to multi-functional landscape planning

Special issue: Corporate responsibility, sustainability and stewardship within sport

International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing 10(1/2) 2011
  • Corporate philanthropy toward the community and organisational commitment in the fitness sector
  • Impact of congruence in cause marketing campaigns for professional sport organisations
  • NASCAR-related philanthropy and the distilled spirits sponsor category
  • Toward a framework for understanding Black male athlete social responsibility (BMASR) in big-time American sports
  • Social effectiveness and sport personnel: the impact of athlete political skill and influence tactics on sport organisation CSR reputation and consumer advocacy intentions
  • Corporate social responsibility (CSR) communications in the G-25 football clubs
  • Recycling intentions among youth baseball spectators
  • Impact of green stadium initiatives on donor intentions toward an intercollegiate athletic programme
  • CSR and water management in the sport sector: a research agenda

Special issue: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing 8(4) 2011
  • Implementation of terminal middleware platform for mobile RFID computing
  • Using RFID for tracing cumulated resources and emissions in supply chain
  • A novel Threat Evaluation method for privacy-aware system in RFID
  • LOVINA: Location-aware Virtual Navigation system based on active RFID
  • Parallel Splitting for RFID tag anti-collision
  • A novel software-radio-defined passive RFID reading system with real-time collision resolution

9 November 2011

Call for Papers: Engine System Design and Powertrain Integration

A special issue of International Journal of Powertrains

Modern emission and fuel economy regulations and increasing customer demands require more integrated engine/powertrain system design approaches to handle product optimisation, among different attributes (e.g. emissions, fuel consumption, NVH, power density, transient response, acceleration performance, alternative fuels capability, thermo-mechanical durability, wear, packaging and cost) and subsystems/components.

This special issue aims to address theories and applications in the field of on-road or off-road engines/powertrains.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  •  System durability/reliability prediction or analysis of engines and vehicles
  •  Engine-vehicle integration and system integration processes
  •  Diesel engines after treatment and vehicle integration with focus on system-level modelling
  •  Powertrain cooling in system integration
  •  Diesel engine air system design and analysis (e.g. turbocharging, EGR systems, valvetrain and manifolds)
  •  Engine/powertrain controls with focus on analytical engine controller design or virtual sensors/sensing
  •  Diesel engine/powertrain transient performance and calibration with focus on engine air system controls and OBD, or steady-state and transient calibrations
 Important Dates
 Submission deadline: 31 March, 2012
 Completion of first review: 30 June, 2012 (tentative)
 Submission of revised paper: 31 July, 2012 (tentative)
 Completion of final review: 30 September, 2012 (tentative)
 Final manuscript submission: 31 October, 2012 (tentative)

Call for Papers: Advancements in the Modelling and Optimisation of Complex Problems

A special issue of International Journal of Enterprise Network Management

Modelling and optimisation is an important area in intelligent computing, and is an active research field. Revitalisation of earlier methods due to the availability of high performance computing and novel optimisation methodologies, as well as continuing demands for solving complex problems, fierce competition and cutting edge profit margins in manufacturing and business sectors are the primary reasons that this subject area is a highly demanded topic for researchers.

 The goal of this special issue is to provide an open forum in which researchers and practitioners can discuss recent developments in modelling and optimisation methods for intelligent computing in various disciplines of engineering.

 The issue’s main objective focuses on the application of modelling and optimisation in solving various issues in the manufacturing and services industries. The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the International Conference on Modelling, Optimisation and Computing (ICMOC 2012) to be held on 10th and 11th April 2012, jointly organised by Noorul Islam University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, India, and the University of Sheffield’s Management School, UK ). However, we also encourage other researchers to submit their papers to this Special Issue.

 Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  •  Modelling and optimisation methods
  •  Non-convex programming
  •  Global optimisation
  •  Semi-definite programming
  •  Semi-infinite programming
  •  Multi-criteria optimisation
  •  Graph algorithms
  •  Large-scale nonlinear programming
  •  Mathematical programs with equilibrium constraints
  •  Robust optimisation
  •  Logic constraints programming
  •  Constraint satisfaction
  •  Agent-based simulation
  •  Analytical and stochastic modelling techniques and applications
  •  Applied mechanics
  •  Artificial intelligence
  •  Device simulation and modelling
  •  Fuzzy techniques
  •  Genetic algorithms and evolutionary control
  •  Industrial automation
  •  Intelligent systems
  •  Machine vision
  •  Mathematical and numerical methods in simulation and modelling
  •  Neural nets
  •  System dynamics and simulation
 Important Dates
 Manuscript submission:  1 July, 2012
 Notification of initial decision:  1 August, 2012
 Submission of revised manuscript:  1 September, 2012
 Notification of final acceptance:  1 October, 2012
 Submission of final revised paper:  1 November, 2012

Call for Papers: Global Study of Culture, Food Practices, and Health

A special issue of International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health 

Food choices and eating habits vary across cultures and societies. What people choose to eat or not eat, how they obtain and prepare food, and when they eat differ widely from culture to culture and from region to region.

 Food choices and eating habits – considered by many social scientists as resulting from learned collective behaviours – reflect the core values and norms of a cultural group. In many ethno-religious communities, for instance, people believe that certain types of food have medical qualities and use the food to promote health and cure disease.

Thus, food cultures and their health implications deserve serious research from interdisciplinary perspectives. Studying the nutrition and health issues of a wide range of cultural and population groups has become increasingly important as transnational migration flows continue to spread traditional food cultures and create new trends in food cultures around the globe.

This special issue focuses on the role of culture in influencing eating habits, attitudes towards food, and health outcomes. It invites research papers from across disciplines and from around the world.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  •  Mapping diverse food cultures
  •  Trends in food cultures in global or regional processes
  •  New developments in theoretical perspectives
  •  Impacts of culture on eating habits and health outcomes
  •  Comparative studies of food cultures
  •  Policy implications of global study of food cultures
Important Date
Submission deadline: 1 October, 2012

Call for Papers: Digital Human Modelling for Vehicle Design and Manufacturing

A special issue of International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation

Digital human modelling (DHM) has today matured from research into industrial application. In the automotive domain, DHM has become a commonly used tool in virtual prototyping and human-centred product design. While this generation of DHM supports the ergonomic evaluation of new vehicle design during early design stages of the product, by modelling anthropometry, posture, motion or predicting discomfort, the future of DHM will be dominated by CAE methods, realistic 3D design, and musculoskeletal and soft tissue modelling down to the micro-scale of molecular activity within single muscle fibres.

As a driving force for DHM development, the automotive industry has traditionally used human models in the manufacturing sector (production ergonomics, e.g. assembly) and the engineering sector (product ergonomics, e.g. safety, packaging). In product ergonomics applications, DHM share many common characteristics, creating a unique subset of DHM. These models are optimised for a seated posture, interface to a vehicle seat through standardised methods and provide linkages to vehicle controls. As a tool, they need to interface with other analytic instruments and integrate into complex CAD/CAE environments.

 Important aspects of current DHM research are functional analysis, model integration and task simulation. Digital (virtual, analytic) prototypes or digital mock-ups (DMU) provide expanded support for testing and verification and consider task-dependent performance and motion. Beyond rigid body mechanics, soft tissue modelling is evolving to become standard in future DHM.

 When addressing advanced issues beyond the physical domain, for example anthropometry and biomechanics, modelling of human behaviours and skills is also integrated into DHM. Latest developments include a more comprehensive approach through implementing perceptual, cognitive and performance models, representing human behaviour on a non-physiologic level. Through integration of algorithms from the artificial intelligence domain, a vision of the virtual human is emerging.

 We invite papers that can demonstrate innovation in the area of digital human modelling (DHM) for automotive engineering. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  •  Anthropometry and dynamic human shape modelling
  •  Human functional data and their modelling
  •  Task-related discomfort
  •  Modelling of human reach and functional space
  •  Modelling of cognitive processes and man-machine interaction
  •  Kinematic and dynamic motion simulation
  •  Occupant posture and comfort modelling
  •  Modelling of hand and foot
  •  Human vibration
  •  Driver-seat interface
  •  Modelling of musculo-skeletal activity
  •  Soft tissue modelling
  •  Task simulation
  •  Human-in-the-loop modelling
  •  System integration
  •  Ingress/egress
Important Dates
Manuscript submission deadline:  30 March, 2012
Final submission of revised paper:  30 June, 2012

7 November 2011

Newly announced journal: International Journal of Computational Complexity and Intelligent Algorithms

Beginning publication in 2013 International Journal of Computational Complexity and Intelligent Algorithms aims to become a leader in the exciting field of computational intelligence theory and its applications, with an emphasis on analysis and measurement of computational complexity. A wide range of intelligent methodologies and techniques, including intelligent algorithms of computation, optimisation, control and system theory, will be covered.

Call for Papers: Model-based Control in Automotive Powertrains

A special issue of International Journal of Powertrains

Since electronic control was introduced to vehicular engines in the 1970s for substantial emissions reduction, modern cars are increasingly likely to be equipped with electronics in their engines, transmission, braking, etc. With the rapidly increasing complexity of vehicular powertrain systems, control technology becomes an enabling factor in the development of powertrain systems.

Model-based control was introduced and rapidly developed in recent years. Compared with traditional controller development, which is normally based on tunable PID or rule-based feed-forward control, model-based control holds the potential to dramatically reduce the calibration effort, and to meet increasingly stringent performance requirements.

This special issue is aimed at addressing the application of model-based control theory and technology in the field of automotive powertrains.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
  • Linear and non-linear controller design in automotive powertrain applications
  • Linear and non-linear observer design in automotive powertrain applications
  • Application of model predictive control and moving horizon estimation
  • Model-based design in engine control systems, including EGR, VCT, VGT, GDI and HCCI
  • Application of model-based design in fuel reduction and emission after treatment
  • Model-based design for control systems of clutches, transmissions and brakes
  • Model-based control in electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles, including the electric hybrid, hydraulic hybrid, and mechanical hybrid
Important Dates
Submission deadline: (before) 31 January, 2012
Completion of first review: 30 April, 2012 (tentative)
Submission of revised paper: 31 May, 2012 (tentative)
Completion of final review: 31 July, 2012 (tentative)
Final manuscript submission: 31 August, 2012 (tentative)

Special issue: Web, ontologies and information system engineering

International Journal of Reasoning-based Intelligent Systems 3(3/4) 2011

Papers from ICWIT 2010, the 3rd International Conference on Web and Information Technologies,  held in Marrakech, Morocco, 16-19 June 2010
  • Semantic-based document management system
  • MVP-OWL: a multi-viewpoints ontology language for the Semantic Web
  • Learning resources granularity: a lever for the issue of adaptability in adaptive hypermedia systems
  • Geographic metadata: data quality, uncertainty and imprecision
  • ASTECH project: craft ontology and terminologies to share knowledge in renewable energies area across Europe
  • Towards an MDA-based multi-agent system
  • A model-driven approach to developing web service compositions based on BPMN4SOA
  • Hybrid reasoning-based system for collaborative decision-making
  • Recognition of the Arabic handwritten letters by the neural networks
  • UML-based profiles for policy-aware web services

Special issue: Environmental improvement and pollution control by 3R (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) technologies of electrical and electronic products

International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management 14(5/6) 2011
  • Heavy metal leaching potential of discarded mobile phone wastes: a laboratory-based study
  • Framework for eco-innovative design with application in low-voltage electric appliance industry
  • An integrated modularity approach for green product development
  • GP-based optimisation of product parameters of design alternatives to support life cycle design
  • Sparse principal component analysis based sustainability assessment of EOL ICT service infrastructures
  • Simulation research on the influence of stress relaxation on plastic IC delamination during scrapped PCB disassembly
  • Application of FCE–AHP method for multi-criteria decision-making of municipal solid waste management alternatives: a case study in the Dalian Development Zone of China
  • Computer waste management: a review on Indian initiatives
  • Model and solution to the product disassembly sequence planning
  • Achieving sustainability through product-service life cycle management

Special issue: Global business advancement and competitive advantage

Journal for Global Business Advancement  4(4) 2011
  • The renaissance of Commandaria: a strategic branding prescriptive analysis
  • Islamic banking: towards a model of corporate governance
  • IInternationalisation of architectural firms from emerging economies: the Malaysian experience
  • Building new competitive advantage through match between specific types of strategic flexibility and sourcing strategy
  • Value configuration through value chain for competitive advantage
  • Entrepreneurship as a global coordinator: the Li & Fung Group

2 November 2011

Call for Papers: Semantic Web Usage in Collaborative Product Design and Developmen

A special issue of International Journal of Product Development 

Globalisation has influenced the way product design and development is handled. Today, both customers and business partners who are involved in product design and development are geographically dispersed. In order to design and develop products that satisfy customers from different cultural backgrounds, and companies that are subject to different laws, regulations and business objectives, techniques that enable input from all parties into design are required.

 In order to satisfy the needs of product design in global markets, a large body of interesting research studies has emerged under the title of collaborative product design and development. During the past two decades, information systems research has contributed significantly to collaborative product design and development issues. A number of methodologies such as virtual reality, teleconferencing, remote usability testing, real-time data exchange protocols and interactive simulations have been developed by researchers.

 Today, expectations from information systems technologies have shifted from a medium that enables communication between parties to solution production issues. Ontology-based product design and development, semantic web, data mining, text mining and autonomous asynchronous usability tests are some of the research topics that have potential to enable scientist to develop new technologies to help organisations to handle their collaborative product design and development challenges more effectively.

 Therefore, the aim of this thematic issue is to analyse trend-setting research in the semantic web-based remote collaborative product design and development field.

 Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  •  Information technology in collaborative product design
  •  Semantic web in collaborative design
  •  Ontology-based collaboration for product design
  •  Asynchronous usability tests
  •  Pattern recognition, data mining
  •  Knowledge management in collaborative design
  •  Intellectual property issues in collaborative design
  •  Intelligent support systems for collaboration
Important Dates
Extended abstract submission (see below): 30 May, 2012
Manuscript submission deadline: 1 September, 2012
First notification to authors: 1 February, 2013
Second draft submission: 1 May, 2013
Final acceptance notification: 1 June, 2013

Special issue: Ambient sensing and intelligence for distributed pervasive applications

International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems 4(4) 2011
  • An ambient intelligence framework for large-scale eco-aware systems
  • Wireless sensor network system for supporting nursing context-awareness
  • Data stream mining for wireless sensor networks environment: energy efficient fuzzy clustering algorithm
  • Dynamic parameter adjustment in a cognitive MAC protocol with transmission tax
  • Securing RDS broadcast messages for smart grid applications