30 August 2012

Media partner for CPO Exchange 2013

Inderscience, through International Journal of Procurement Management, is a media partner for CPO Exchange 2013 in Munich, 27-29 January 2013.

Special issue: Public accounting, IPSAS and performance management - reforming for the best?

International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management 2(1) 2012
  • IPSAS and government accounting reform in Mexico
  • The perspectives of IPSASs introduction in Croatian public sector
  • Reforming central government accounting in diverse contexts: a three-country comparison
  • IPSAS adoption by the World Food Programme: an application of the contingency model to intergovernmental organisations
  • The materiality of consolidated financial reporting - an alternative approach to IPSASB
  • International public sector accounting standards board aims to enhance international accountability through reporting service performance information

Special issue: Information reuse and integration

International Journal of Business Intelligence and Data Mining 7(1/2) 2012

Includes papers from the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IEEE IRI’2011) held in Las Vegas, USA, 3-5 August 2011.
  • Robust framework for recommending restructuring of websites by analysing web usage and web structure data
  • Learning from socio-economic characteristics of IP geo-locations for cybercrime prediction
  • Correlation maximisation-based discretisation for supervised classification
  • Constrained co-clustering with non-negative matrix factorisation
  • Measuring stability of feature ranking techniques: a noise-based approach
  • Evaluation of the importance of data pre-processing order when combining feature selection and data sampling

Special issue: The future of the Euro: is the Euroland an optimum currency area?

International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance 5(2) 2012
  • Repairing the original sin of the European Monetary Union
  • Reassessment of the OCA criteria in the Euro area: the case of Greece
  • POptimal stabilisation policy in a monetary union: implications of the Mankiw-Weinzierl model
  • Implicit Taylor reaction functions for Euro area countries
  • The effect of inter-country competition on interest rate pass-through in the European Union
  • Stock market, economic growth and EU accession: evidence from three CEECs
  • Egypt-EU commodity trade and the J-Curve
  • Convergence and clustering of Tier 1 capital in the European banking sector: a non-linear factor approach

28 August 2012

Call for papers: Developing Online Services in Asia

special issue of International Journal of Services, Economics and Management

Developing online services is now stated as a priority in many service sectors of the global economy, both public sector and private (or increasingly a hybrid of both). For example, in the UK, Martha Lane Fox, the UK Digital Champion, published the report, Directgov 2010 and Beyond: Revolution Not Evolution , calling for a step change in the pace of change for digital service development. The call for greater momentum for change received widespread support but also signals that change in Western internet service (e-government) developments may have stalled to an evolutionary pace.

 The vision is for online services to be the default solution for people needing services, making it easier for users to access the information and outcomes they want. However, delivering this vision in any context is a complex undertaking involving the configuration of social and technical elements on development trajectories in which outcomes can be difficult to determine.

 Moving to the Asian context, strong economic growth, affluence and the need for information suggest that the Internet should be rapidly developing in Asia. In the last decade, for example, China was reported to have become the largest internet and the biggest mobile phone market in the world, with 59.1 million internet users and 200 million mobile phone users (Wong et al., 2004).

 This special issue aims to share knowledge of Internet service developments in Asia. We are especially interested in covering online service developments in Asia in a broad range of sectors by providing an international forum for researchers and industry contributors to share their experience and knowledge through multidisciplinary perspectives. We welcome contributions from research in all methodologies and service sectors including, but not restricted to, government, education, media, tourism, cultural industries and banking. Studies can be focused at any level of development from micro to macro research (individual, organisational, sectoral or national contexts).

 Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  •  Service digital transformations (moving a service online)
  •  Online service innovations and strategies
  •  Online service design methodologies and patterns
  •  Online service sustainability and quality
  •  Technology adoption studies
  •  User studies (expectations, satisfaction, usability, etc.)
  •  Macro/Sectoral policy analysis
Important Dates
Manuscript due: 31 December, 2012
Notification of acceptance: 1 March, 2013
Revised paper due: 1 May, 2013
Final notification: 1 June, 2013
Submission of final revised paper: 1 July, 2013

Call for papers: Fuzzy Soft Set-based Decision Making

A special issue of International Journal of Machine Intelligence and Sensory Signal Processing

Over the past twelve years, research and development in soft set theory has made great progress. Many successful applications have been reported in journals and at conferences.

 The theory of soft set was proposed by D. Molodtsov in 1999 as a new way for managing uncertain data [1]. Soft sets are called (binary, basic, elementary) neighborhood systems. A standard soft set may be redefined as the classification of objects in two distinct classes, thus confirming that soft sets can deal with a Boolean-valued information system. Molodtsov pointed out that one of the main advantages of soft set theory is that it is free from the inadequacy of parameterisation tools, unlike the theories of fuzzy set, probability and interval mathematics.

 At present, work on soft set theory is progressing rapidly and many important results have been achieved, especially the use of soft sets in dimensionality reduction and decision making. Research on fuzzy soft sets has also received much attention thanks to their introduction by Maji et al. [2].As a combination (marriage) of fuzzy and soft set theories, fuzzy soft set theory is a more general soft set model which makes descriptions of the objective world more general, realistic, practical and accurate in some cases of decision making.

 The purpose of this special issue is to bring together soft setters to demonstrate challenging research issues and exchange state-of-the-art research and development in decision making fields.

 The issue intends to publish revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the Special Session on Soft Set-based Decision Making (SDM'13) in conjunction with the 1st International Conference on Soft Computing and Data Engineering 2013 (ISCDE’13), to take place 26-28 August, 2013), with a special focus on soft set and fuzzy soft set-based decision making. SDM'12 aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in the field of soft set theory from around the world to discuss their studies.

 Additionally, we strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit papers for this call.

 [1] Molodtsov, D. Soft set theory_First results. Computers and Mathematics with Applications, 7 (4/5), 1999, 19 - 31.
 [2] Maji, P.K., Biswas, R., and Roy, A.R. Fuzzy soft sets. Journal of Fuzzy Mathematics, 9 (3), 2001, 589–602.

 Authors are invited to submit articles that illustrate research results, projects, surveying works and industrial experiences that describe significant advances in, but not limited to, the following areas:
  •  Fuzzy soft set-based decision making
  •  Intuitionistic fuzzy soft set-based decision making
  •  Interval-valued intuitionistic fuzzy soft set-based decision making
  •  Fuzzy Soft set-based knowledge discovery in databases.
  •  Fuzzy soft set-based forecasting
  •  Fuzzy soft set-based data analysis in the fields of economy, engineering, medical decision making, etc.
Important Dates
Paper submission deadline: 1 October, 2013
First review notification: 30 December, 2013
Paper re-submission for conditionally accepted paper: 30 January, 2014
Notification of final acceptance: 15 March, 2014
Final paper and copyright submission: 30 April, 2014

Special issue: The impact of the development of the knowledge economy (or knowledge economies) in the North on economies in the South

International Journal of Public Policy 8(4-6) 2012
  • Internationalisation of higher education in Africa: introducing credit accumulation and transfer system
  • Intellectual flexibility, innovative partnerships and collaborations in the African university of the 21st century: policy challenges and way forward
  • Institutions and the sources of innovation: the determinants and effects of international R&D collaboration
  • Global best practices, national innovation systems, and tertiary education: a critique of the World Bank's Accelerating Catch-up (2009)
  • Migration of health workers and health of international migrants: framework for bridging some knowledge disjoints between brain drain and brawn drain
  • Changing higher education landscapes - implications for South Africa
Submitted Papers
  • The expenditure-GDP nexus: evidence from a panel of SAARC 7-countries
  • The paradox and non-paradox of power for groups
  • How diverse is the World Heritage list?
  • Undetected diabetes in Colombia

Special issue: Fuels and combustion in engines

International Journal of Vehicle Design 59(2/3) 2012

Papers from the Fuels and Combustion in Engines Conference (FCE-09) held in Istanbul, Turkey, 31 March -1 April 2009.

Other papers are in International Journal of Alternative Propulsion 2(2) 2012
  • Gasoline partially premixed combustion: high efficiency, low NOx and low soot by using an advanced combustion strategy and a compression ignition engine
  • Dynamic characterisation of a vehicle magnetorheological shock absorber
  • Effects of the injection parameters and compression ratio on the emissions of a heavy-duty diesel engine
  • Effects of nanoparticle additive in the water-diesel emulsion fuel on the performance, emission and combustion characteristics of a diesel engine
  • A comparative study of Al2O3 coated LHR engine characteristic using rice bran and mahua methyl ester as a fuel
  • Application of Taguchi's methods to investigate factors affecting emissions of a diesel engine running with tobacco oil seed methyl ester
  • Catalytic reduction of NOx on vanadium exchanged natural zeolite using microwave irradiation
  • Performance of a homogeneous charge compression ignition engine fuelled with gasoline
  • Assessment of the fuel magnetisation capacity to improve fuel economy and enhance performance in a four-stroke SI engine

25 August 2012

Call for papers: Interface between Marketing and Operation Management

A special issue of International Journal of Management and Decision Making

Under today’s competitive business environment characterised by intense competition, increasing globalisation and established customer reference, a firm’s success in marketplace is not only dependent on a firm’s operation, but also reliant on the coordinated action of the whole supply chain. Competition has shifted to battles between entire supply chains rather than battles between individual firms, and inter-firm co-ordination has become a necessity. Typically, a famous brand could be brought down suddenly due to an accident from its upper supply partner.

While marketing has been developing and refining its approach and contribution to supply chain management, so too has operations management. The importance of better managing the interface between marketing and operations has been well understood by both academics and practitioners for a long time. Conflicts arise naturally between these functions since marketing wants to increase product diversity while manufacturing wants to reduce it through longer and more stable production runs of a narrower product line (Shapiro, 1977).

The coordination between marketing and operations has emerged as an important area of research in recent years. To facilitate and advocate the market-operation related research with a supply chain perspective, this special issue focuses on the interface between marketing and operation management. We invite academic researchers and practitioners to contribute original research articles in the issues pertinent to managing different aspects of this interface. We are interested in the articles that stem from actual real-world operations/production/marketing issues and decisions faced by managers. Conceptual, modelling, empirical, meta-analysis review papers related to the interface would be appropriate for this special issue.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • The effects of price, advertising/promotion and product decisions on demand and their combined effects on demand management and capacity planning decisions
  • Coordination of operations management and marketing
  • Supply chain issues and their interaction under different market segments
  • Analytical and empirical comparisons of different market mechanisms
  • Kinds of organisational design structures that promote better marketing/operations co-ordination
  • New product and service design methodologies
Important Dates
Submission deadline: 30 June, 2013 (extended)
Notification of status & acceptance of paper: 31 August, 2013
Final version of paper: 15 December, 2013

Call for papers: Cooperation of Self-Interested Agents and Collective Learning in Social Networks

A special issue of International Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing

The manipulation of self-interested collective agents can significantly affect the global optimisation goal of the designed algorithms. However, it requires provably optimal solutions to the NP hard (non–polynomial) optimisation problem and thus cannot be applied to large problems. Therefore, one interesting open question is how to achieve the desired social properties with approximation algorithms such as local search optimisation algorithms. A promising direction is to use computational complexity to prevent manipulations from bounded-rational agents.

However, most results in the literature rely on the worst-case complexity, which is not applicable in practice because many NP-hard problems are easy in the average case. For example, social blog analysis and collective learning can easily be incorporated with natural swarm learning. This could be a sound implementation of business modelling, to investigate adaptive questionnaire-based collective responses for a particular product segment and thus to infer choice models of individual groups.

To summarise, this special issue will be dedicated in developing new hybrid intelligence-based local search algorithms that achieve both efficiency and socially-desired behavior, and applying these techniques to emerging applications of combinatorial optimisation. Papers from a wide range research, from theoretical investigations to practical applications, are welcome.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Software testing
  • Fundamentals and theories of social computing
  • Social network analysis and application
  • Community identification; expert finding
  • Recommender systems; collaborative filtering; social recommendation
  • Question and answering analysis; opinion mining
  • Weblogs, microblogs, wikis, forums, newsgroups, community media sites analysis
  • Human-computer interaction; social media tools; navigation and visualisation
  • Web 2.0 and semantic web
  • Crowdsourcing in social computing
  • Social behaviour modelling
  • Information diffusion and viral marketing in social networks
  • Social system design and architectures
Important Dates
Submission deadline: 15 March, 2013 (extended)

Call for papers: Recent Advances in Metaheuristics and Swarm Intelligence for Software Testing, Quality and Applications

A special issue of International Journal of Bio-Inspired Computation

This special issue deals with soft computing and systems testing. Software testing is the process of validation and verification of the software product. It will contribute to the delivery of reliable and quality oriented software products, more satisfied users, lower maintenance costs and more accurate and reliable results. Conversely, ineffective testing will lead to the opposite results. Hence, software testing is a necessary and important activity in the software development process.

The importance of testing can be understood by the fact that it has been estimated that around 35% of the elapsed time and over 50% of total costs are expending in testing programs”. To optimise resources in the area of software testing, quality and reliability, researchers are using search-based software engineering, consisting of the application of artificial intelligence search techniques. The search techniques use include ant colony optimisation, cuckoo search, intelligent water drops, bat algorithm, genetic algorithm, tabu search, bee colony, fuzzy logic, data mining, etc. These techniques are being used in the various processes of the software testing, quality and reliability such as test sequence generation, testing automation, quantification of quality, checking reliability of the system etc..

The issue highlights theory, empirical work and practical applications to real-world scenarios using artificial intelligence search techniques. It aims to capture the theoretical foundations, infrastructure, enabling technologies and emerging applications in the use of artificial intelligence.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, applications of artificial intelligence to the following software testing areas:
  • Software testing
  • Object-oriented software testing
  • Agent-oriented software testing
  • Software testing effort
  • Software testing method
  • Regular expression
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Software testing process modelling
  • Software quality assurance
  • Software reliability
  • Capability maturity models
  • Quantification of software quality and reliability models
  • Software testing complexity
  • Validation and verification
  • Metaheuristics
  • UML-based testing
  • Test case prioritisation
  • Test component prioritisation
  • Graph theory
  • Control theory
  • Advanced topics
  • Software cost management
Important Dates
Submission deadline:  31 January, 2013
Notification of status and acceptance of paper: 15 March, 2013
Final version of paper: 31 March, 2013

Special issue: Advances in engineering management

International Journal of Engineering Management and Economics 3(1/2) 2012

Papers from the  Second International Conference on Engineering Systems Management & Applications (ICESMA 2010), held in Sharjah, UAE, 30 March to 1 April 2010.
  • Dynamic process modelling of patients' no-show rates and overbooking strategies in healthcare clinics
  • Flexible job-shop scheduling problem by genetic algorithm and learning by partial injection of sequences
  • Load-dependent production planning for an assemble-to-order system
  • Between military spending and economic development
  • Contribution for crossover and mutation for degree constrained minimum spanning tree problem (d-MSTP)
  • A contribution to the modelling and the resolution of a multi-objective dial a ride problem
  • Factors affecting cost and schedule in Qatar's residential compounds projects
  • Recycling construction materials in a developing country: four case studies
Additional Paper
  • Optimising project performance: the triangular trade-off optimisation approach

Special issue: Entrepreneurial finance

International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing 4(3) 2012
  • Quality signals in early-stage venture capital markets
  • Financial covenants and their restrictiveness in European LBOs - an assessment in the aftermath of the financial crisis
  • Valuation of entrepreneurial businesses
  • Financial valuation of start-up businesses with and without venture capital
  • The role of investors for early-stage companies
  • Micro enterprises and microfinance for business women in rural areas of South Africa - a case study of Ga-Rankuwa at the interface between first and third world
  • Franchising - a key to success in times of financial and economic crises?!

19 August 2012

Special issue: Emotion and aesthetics: organizational space, embodiment and materiality

International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion 5(1) 2012

Papers from the Emotion and Aesthetics: Organisational Space, Embodiment and Materiality stream at the 6th Gender, Work and Organisation Conference held in Keele, Staffordshire, UK, 21-23 June 2010.
  • Open spaces, closed boundaries: transparent workspaces as clerical female ghettos
  • Naming bodies at work: considering the gendered and emotional dimensions of nicknaming
  • Emotional labour in transcending the feeling rules of the Kesarwani community
  • Behind smiles and pleasantness: working in the interactive service sector in Portugal
  • Great expectations: gender, looks and lookism at work
  • Feeling and speaking through our gendered bodies: embodied self-reflection and research practice in organisation studies

17 August 2012

Special issue: Machining: challenges, issues and trends

International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials 12(1/2) 2012

Papers from the 2nd International Conference on Production and Industrial Engineering (CPIE-2010) held in Jalandhar, India, 3-5 December 2010.
  • Cutting forces measurements during discontinuous machining process
  • Multiple performance characteristics optimisation in drilling of glass fibre reinforced polyester composite at different weightage of performance by Grey relational analysis
  • Modelling for surface roughness in cylindrical grinding 
  • Optimisation of tool wear during hard turning of AISI-H11 steel using TiN coated CBN-L tool 
  • Process parameters optimisation of CNC drilling operation using genetic algorithm 
  • Experimental study on hard turning of hardened medium carbon steel with carbide insert under high-pressure coolant condition
  • Design of experiments to optimise automatic polishing on five-axis machine tool 
  • Surface integrity a key issue in hard turning - a review
    Improving productivity by using innovative metal cutting solutions with an emphasis on green machining 
  • The effect of machining parameters on surface roughness and material removal rate with cryogenic treated wire in WEDM
Additional Papers
  • Tool vibration prediction and optimisation in face milling of Al 7075 and St 52 by using neural networks and genetic algorithm
  • Prediction and comparison of surface roughness in CNC-turning process by machine vision system using ANN-BP and ANFIS and ANN-DEA models
  • Machining of austenitic stainless steels - a review

Special issue: Emerging issues in international business

Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development 6(2) 2012
  • Developing consumer brand relationships built to last: brand stress, catastrophic events and negative social network campaigns
  • Implementing strategic renewal by collective organisational learning
  • The moderating role of firms' structure during the implementation stage of technology transfer in Malaysia
  • Socially responsible foreign direct investment: a challenge to TNCs in emerging markets
  • Corporate social responsibility reporting: a survey of listed Sri Lankan companies
  • The impact of government policies on the development of small- and medium-sized enterprises: the case of Vietnam

16 August 2012

Media partner for The 9th International Multidisciplinary Modeling & Simulation Multiconference

Inderscience is a media partner for the 9th International Multidisciplinary Modeling & Simulation Multiconference to be held in Vienna, 19-21 September 2012.

Selected papers will be published in
International Journal of Critical Infrastructures 
International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling

Call for papers: Economic Diplomacy and Emerging Economies

A special issue  of International Journal of Diplomacy and Economy

The world is going through a demanding period of development. Looking back not too far into the past, it could be said that it all began with the end of Cold War and the boost of globalisation at the beginning of the 1990s. It seemed as if everything was on the up and that there were no limits to growth. Many used to say that “the sky is the limit", especially brokers. As a result, only a few people noticed the economic downturn at the beginning of the millennium in 2001, when we recorded gross world product (GWP) growth of "only" 1.6% (in 2000, GWP growth was almost 4.3%)

Economic downturns and recessions are actually nothing special, since they come around almost every 10 years. If we look at the statistics, it is clear that there have been recessions in the mid-1970s, at the beginning of the 1980s, at the beginning of the 1990s and around 2000, so the same was bound to happen around 2010. We can say that we have had a crisis almost every 10 years. It is just that economic memories are often short, which is one reason, perhaps, why financial crises and bubbles tend to recur with such frequency.

 Despite these facts, the majority of companies, citizens, countries and even regional organisations such as the EU were unprepared for the new global crisis that began in 2008. The difference with the current crisis was its magnitude and level of synchronisation: this was not just a regional event, as was the case with the Asian financial downturn of the late 1990s, but rather a crisis that was global in nature – at least at the outset. The numbers were striking. According to the IMF, the global economy contracted by 2.3% in 2009 – an unprecedented fall in the post-war era. In the OECD area, the economy contracted by 4.7% between the first quarter of 2008 and the second quarter of 2009. A plunge in global trade was another sign of the seriousness of the crisis. According to WTO data, the volume of global trade in goods and services fell by 12% in 2009.

 Moving to 2012, it could be said that it appears as if the crisis is far from over in some countries, since they are still struggling with high unemployment, a lack of available credit and poor economic growth. This is particularly the case for the eurozone (especially Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Spain and Cyprus). It seems as if the domino effect is continuing as a result of a lack of information on potential troubles in Italy and some other members of the eurozone. On the other hand, good or even extraordinary growth can be witnessed in some parts of the word (emerging economies), with no signs of trouble whatsoever. Some say, “If you are not there, you have lost the path"

 We have recently had the opportunity to examine numerous meetings of state officials, even heads of state travelling between developed and emerging economies accompanied by large and powerful business delegations, discussing business partnerships and cooperation. It was probably the first time in modern history that world leaders had been involved in global business decisions on such a scale (discussing which banks will/should be helped, which country/company would receive additional loans, bailouts, etc.). Economic issues also featured high on the agenda in multilateral institutions

 As economic power shifts from one part of the world (developed) to the other (emerging), we are interested in observing the role played by economic diplomacy in this phenomenon. This topic is the focus of this special issue.

Theoretical, research, case study and also ‘more practical’ papers are welcome. Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • The role of economic diplomacy in international and multilateral organisations from the view of emerging economies
  • Diplomacy and credit rating agencies
  • Economic diplomacy from the perspective of emerging economies
  • Economic diplomacy and the role of heads of state
  • Bipolar world (parts of the world with economic growth and the ones in recession) and the role of economic diplomacy in this frame
  • Export support activities of emerging economies
  • Emerging economies and FDIs
  • Development diplomacy
Important Dates
Submission of one page abstracts by email (max. 500 words): 15 September, 2012
Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 1 October, 2012
Submission (online) of full papers following acceptance of abstracts: 1 February, 2013
Notification of acceptance, refusal or revision of full papers: 1 March, 2013
Submission of accepted and revisited final papers: 1 April, 2013

Special issue: Global economy and the service sectors

International Journal of Services Technology and Management 17(2-4) 2012
  • Trade in services: East Asian and Latin American experiences
  • Strategy, structure, and channel for global leaders of industrial service: a flow chart analysis of the expanded value network
  • International trade in services: a geo-economic evolution profile analysis
  • Services liberalisation in the regions of Russia under WTO accession: regional household and poverty effects
  • The role of services in rural income: the case of Vietnam
  • Services trade and growth
  • Economic analysis of transportation directly reduced iron (DRI) through ship

14 August 2012

Newly announced title: International Journal of Qualitative Research in Services

Beginning publication in 2013, International Journal of Qualitative Research in Services will explore the nature and characteristics of services, which now accounts for some 80-90% of the economies of the developed world and is also the fastest-growing sector. The journal will disseminate high-quality, peer-reviewed research, providing an avenue for methodological innovations and insights in qualitative research specifically applied to services.

12 August 2012

Call for papers: Information Technology and Complexity Management

A special issue of International Journal of Information Technology and Management

Today’s economy has fully benefited from the utilisation of various IT tools such as the internet and computers. Most organisations realise that they will improve performance if they build good IT and complex management systems. In e-society, people continuously seek methods and techniques to improve performance to achieve optimised efficiency and effectiveness in complexity management.

This special issue is intended to present state-of-the-art work that demonstrates tools to improve complexity management in e-society. Both theoretical and applied work is welcome.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • IT and complexity management
  • IT security in complexity management
  • Emerging advances in IT and its new applications
  • IT and complex network organisations
  • Productivity in e-business, e-society
  • IT and banking complexity management
  • IT and supply chain complexity management
  • Complexity management tools and IT
  • The effect of IT in e-society
  • Other issues related to performance, IT and complexity management
Important Dates
Submission deadline: 15 September, 2012
First-round reviews: 30 November, 2012
Final version: 20 December, 2012

Call for papers: Simulation and Process Modelling in Safety and Emergencies

A special issue of International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling

Today’s economy has always met with various emergency events. Businesses benefit from conducting simulation and modelling of various safety and emergency events using tools such as scenario analysis. Most organisations realise that they will improve performance if they build good scenario analysis systems

This special issue is intended to present state-of-the-art work that demonstrates tools which improve simulation and process modelling tools in e-society. Both theoretical and applied work is welcome.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Reengineering of business processes
  • Supply chain simulation
  • Production and healthcare processes management
  • Aviation safety process modelling
  • Modelling emergency business processes
  • E-business processes and safety
  • Verification and validation, simulation life-cycle evolution
  • Web-based scenario security simulation
  • Performance optimisation through emergency simulation
  • Other issues related to simulation and process modelling in safety
Important Dates
Submission deadline: 15 September, 2012
First-round reviews: 30 November, 2012
Final version: 20 December, 2012

Call for papers: Emergency Materials and Product Technology

A special issue of International Journal of Materials and Product Technology

Emergency materials and products play an important role in emergency engineering management. As good practice in emergency materials and product technology, evaluating the ability of the current resource’s reserve system is the first step of developing such advanced technology.

This special issue is intended to develop emergency materials and product tools and applications. Authors are encouraged to submit both theoretical and applied articles addressing the theme of the issue.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Product development management
  • Manufacturing methods and technologies under emergency times
  • Safety material selection
  • Material economics and management
  • Deformation analysis and structural safety
  • Failure-preventative technology
  • National and international product liability
  • Technical insurance and reinsurance
  • Concurrent engineering and risks
  • Materials outsourcing risks
  • TQM risks
  • Performance evaluation of materials and product technology
  • Other issues related to emergency materials and product technology
Important Dates
Submission deadline: 20 September, 2012
First-round reviews: 30 November, 2012
Final version: 20 December, 2012

Call for papers: Competitiveness Assessment and Enhancement for Virtual Organisations

A special issue of International Journal of Technology Management

Competitiveness is the ability and performance of a firm, sub-sector or country to sell or supply goods or services in a given market. Competitiveness engineering is a systematic procedure, including a series of activities that assess and enhance competitiveness. Michael Porter wrote of five forces that influence the competitiveness of an enterprise: the threat of substitute products, the threat of established rivals, the threat of new entrants, the bargaining power of suppliers, and the bargaining power of customers. However, these invisible forces mostly come from outside the company, and it is difficult to assess their impact. Nevertheless, non-imitable and non-substitutable organisational capabilities (and resources) have been noted to be a key source of inter-firm performance differences

There have been some relevant references in this field, but most of them have focused on exploring the factors affecting competitiveness (such as cost, quality, customer satisfaction, technical competence, etc.) and ways to improve competitiveness (such as balanced scorecards, blue ocean strategies, lean production, green supply chains, learning organisations, etc.). Although competitiveness is represented as a critical issue, nothing is said about what quantitatively constitutes a high or low level of competitiveness

In today’s era of global markets, virtual organisations, including e-businesses, virtual enterprises and supply/demand chains, are forms of alliance that have been proven to be more efficient. In addition, the following topics have also appeared in this field:
  1. Green competitiveness: applying strategy to achieve productivity and overall socioeconomic development while reaching the goal of sustainable development.
  2. Sustainable competitiveness: Foxconn’s pay increase in 2010 led to continued improvements to the Chinese wage level; this made it more difficult to obtain low-cost human resources. Many companies began to migrate to regions with lower wage levels to maintain their competitive edge.
  3. Competitiveness versus productivity: thinking in terms of competitiveness could lead to wasteful spending, while in the context of factories, productivity is what matters.
This special issue is intended to provide details of developing advanced methodologies and their applications to the assessment and enhancement of competitiveness for virtual organisations. It will feature a balance between state-of-the-art research and usually reported applications. The issue will also provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to review and disseminate quality research work on advanced methodologies and their applications in the context of competitiveness assessment and enhancement for virtual organisations, and to identify critical issues for further developments.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Competitiveness assessment
  • Competitiveness assessment and enhancement for a virtual enterprise
  • Competitiveness assessment and enhancement for an e-business
  • Competitiveness assessment and enhancement for a supply chain
  • Competitiveness assessment and enhancement for a demand chain
  • Maintaining competitiveness through strategic alliances
  • Meta-performances of competitiveness
  • Competitiveness planning, e.g. the balanced scoreboard
  • Competitiveness enhancement strategy
  • Blue ocean strategy
  • Lean production
  • Green supply chains
  • Value chain
  • Learning organisations
  • Innovation sourcing
  • Green competitiveness
  • Sustainable competitiveness
  • Competitiveness impacts of changes and policies  
Important Dates
Submission deadline: 31 August, 2013
Notification of the initial decision: 31 October, 2013
Notification of acceptance: 30 November, 2013

Call for papers: Learning analytics

A special issue of International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning

From primary school to university and workplace settings, both formal and informal learning scenarios are gaining complexity with the combination of individual and group tasks as well as distance activities. Also, the integration of a wide range of technologies such as virtual and personal learning environments (VLEs/PLEs), Web 2.0 tools, tangible and virtual or mobile tools is becoming increasingly common in the learning environment. Thus, terms such as “distributed learning environments”, “informal learning”, “ubiquitous learning” and “learning across spaces” are becoming increasingly popular.

In such settings, organisations and participants ask for information that raises their awareness and helps them to realise what is happening in the learning scenario. Frequently, current solutions provide an overwhelming amount of information that does not address users' needs. Therefore, teachers cannot react in time and learners cannot self-regulate their learning. The acknowledgement of these needs is exemplified by the recent emergence of learning analytics, a research area that draws from multiple disciplines such as learning sciences, information and computer sciences, sociology, psychology, statistics and educational data mining.

According to the Society for Learning Analytics (SoLAR), “Learning analytics is the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about learners and their contexts, for purposes of understanding and optimizing learning and the environments in which it occurs”.

 Among the different challenges that need to be addressed in this research area, the aim of this special issue is to move forward in the application of learning analytics in authentic learning scenarios, both in formal and informal settings. These learning scenarios may be in academic as well as workplace environments. Thus, we encourage researchers and practitioners from technological and educational domains to submit original research highlighting conceptual (novel concepts, models or theories), technical (novel tools and systems based on learning analytics) and empirical (case studies and evaluations) works that contribute to the application of learning analytics in authentic learning scenarios.

 Contributions can be of the following types:
  •  Research articles (5000-7000 words): mature work requiring lengthy explanations of conceptual background, methodology, data analysis and evaluation. These submissions should state: the major issue(s) addressed, potential significance of the work, the theoretical and methodological approach(es) pursued, major findings, conclusions and implications.
  •  Research notes (3500-5000 words): papers describing work that makes significant contributions, but which is still in progress, of a smaller scale or which can be reported briefly.
 Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

 Conceptual and pedagogical underpinning:
  •  Collaborative knowledge building
  •  Teaching techniques and strategies for online learning
  •  Evaluation methods for TEL
  •  Rethinking pedagogy in TEL
  •  New models of learning enabled by analytics
  •  Learner modelling
  •  Privacy and ethics in learning analytics
  •  Influence and connections between learning analytics and learning sciences, educational research methods, pedagogical models, learning design, delivery and support of learning
 Technological underpinning:
  •  Ubiquitous and pervasive technologies for TEL
  •  Computer-supported collaborative learning
  •  Architecture of learning environments and implications to learning analytics
  •  Use of learning analytics in centralised (learning management systems) and decentralised (personal learning environments) settings
  •  The limits of web analytics
 Applications and case studies:
  •  Case studies in formal and informal settings
  •  Corporate and higher education case studies
  •  Learning analytics applications in workplace
  •  Visualisation and analysis of group behaviour and group dynamics
  •  The study of emotion, flow and affective data in learning analytics
  •  Data TEL: utilising real-time data to improve teaching and learning
  •  Estimation of group/individual performance by humans vs. automatic
  • Validating analytics empirically
Important Dates

Submission deadline: 7 March, 2013
Author notification: 9 May, 2013
Submission of final papers: 6 June, 2013

Call for papers: Technology Management for Sustainable eTourism: Challenges and Opportunities

A special issue of International Journal of Technology Management

Authors are invited to participate in this special issue to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of sustainable e-tourism. This special issue welcomes both management methodologies and information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructures aiming to:
  • enhance existing tourism clusters;
  • establish competitive capabilities to increase the competitiveness of partners in obtaining new opportunities in the tourism industry;
  • enhance the relationship between tourism, culture and arts towards sustainable e-tourism development;
  • ensure equitable involvement of SMEs and community, and promote local expertise in sharing local knowledge and promoting cultural inheritances;
  • identify, explain and demonstrate new eco-tourism projects in an e-tourism environment;
  • create opportunities for exposure and networking with international technology providers;
  • provide an ongoing source for resources, discussion and further education for tourism stakeholders.
The contents of this issue will be of interest to academics and researchers working in domains such as information systems, human-computer interaction, organisational science and management sciences. Furthermore, government officials and policy makers could also benefit from the issue’s discussions for devising effective ICT policies.

 We invite research contributions, including case studies, on all aspects of technology design for human development. All submissions will be evaluated for novelty, significance and soundness. Papers should clearly state the purpose, theory, methodology, results and possible socio-economic implications of the study, and should be fully referenced with appropriate international citations.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 6th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management and Applications, but 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:
  • Mobilising and distributing tourism information through ICT systems
  • e-tourism marketing
  • Use of ICT to achieve sustainable tourism
  • Implications of structural changes in the tourism industry arising from the use of ICT
  • ICT and sustainability
  • e-strategy and e-business models
  • Crisis and e-tourism
  • ICT adoption, use and value creation
  • Consumer inspiration through ICT
  • Context-aware and intelligent systems
  • Mobile services and web-sharing platforms
  • Technology enablers (SOA, cloud computing, ontologies, etc.)
  • ICT for regional development
  • Developing e-tourism education
  • Legal and social aspects
Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 30 January, 2013
Notification to authors: 30 April, 2013
Final versions due: 31 July, 2013

Special issue: Emerging system of systems engineering: research and application challenges

International Journal of System of Systems Engineering 3(2) 2012
  • A 'system-of-systems' standardised architectural approach driven by cloud computing paradigm
  • An approach to regional planning in India
  • Considering emergency and disaster management systems from a software architecture perspective
  • Developing GIS tools for planning, mitigation and preparedness for large scale emergencies and disasters
  • Evaluating infrastructure resource allocation in support of regional stability
  • Institutional analysis of urban transportation in Bangalore
  • Planning for an uncertain future: a case study
  • The E-CITY 2020 game: the use of simulation games can accelerate market model design for the electric vehicle charging infrastructure

6 August 2012

Call for papers: Creativity in Technology Enhanced Learning

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 the reporting of experiences and ideas on innovative approaches in TEL that foster the creativity of learners, teachers or content authors, accompanied by a description of current and future work carried out by authors researching within these topics.

 The issue especially encourages PhD candidates and early career researchers to submit their work. However, the submissions of all researchers working in topics related to TEL both in academia and industry, and from different disciplines of the community (technologists, educationists, psychologists, etc.) will be considered for acceptance.

 The purpose of the issue is manifold: (a) to provide a better overview of creativity-sensitive 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 formulate their research questions, topics and methodologies.

 Researchers are invited to submit articles with experiential reports, experimental reports and innovative idea outlines. Each of these shall provide an authoritative, timely, accessible and critical overview of how creativity is being fostered in TEL. Submissions should not only include in-depth insight into the authors’ ideas and experiences, but should also analyse, synthesise and interpret related work that shows the trend in TEL to support the burst of creativity in different fields, building a novel framework for thought. This can be done, for example:
  •  by identifying different theories and/or approaches, such as mobile learning or open educational resources;
  •  by developing a taxonomy;
  •  or by elaborating on the different works of the past (e.g. in a literature review) and on how they make an impact on the emergence of creativity as new focal topic in TEL.
Furthermore, submissions can be written from a specific point of view, but also from an interdisciplinary point of view. Three disciplines can, for example, serve as basis: education, psychology and technology. But different approaches (purely pedagogical or purely technological) are also eligible.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Effective learning strategies, models and methodologies
  • Deployment of ICTs in educational practice
  • Social networks and TEL
  • Open educational resources
  • 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
  • Speech recognition in TEL
Important Dates
Submission deadline: 20 October, 2012
Notification of authors: 8 January, 2013
Submission of final manuscripts: 7 February, 2013

Special issue: Role of law and legal institutions in the development of nuclear energy in India and South Asia – Part 1

International Journal of Nuclear Law 3(4) 2012
  • Role of the Indian political system in shaping India's nuclear policy
  • India's nuclear energy architecture - global actions and local responses
  • Looking through the prism of international environment and human rights law - International Civil Nuclear Liability Law and a call for Indian exceptionalism
  • A dangerous recourse? A critical relook at Section 17 of the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act, 2010
  • Limping legislation - viability of the Indian Nuclear Liability Act within the constitutional scheme

Special issue: Global security, safety and sustainability

International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics 4(2/3) 2012

Papers from the 7th International Conference in Global Security, Safety and Sustainability,  held in Thessaloniki, Greece, 24-26 August 2011.
  • An ontology-driven approach to model SIEM information and operations using the SWRL formalism
  • Trusted collaborative services for the IT security management of SMEs/mEs
  • A situational awareness framework for securing the smart grid using monitoring sensors and threat models
  • A framework for password harvesting from volatile memory
  • Economic assessment of externalities for interactive audio media anti-SPIT protection of internet services
  • Applied Fletcher-Munson curve algorithm for improved voice recognition
  • Biometric technologies and their perception by the common citizen
  • A prediction model for criminal levels using socio-criminal data

Special issue: Advanced mechatronic systems

International Journal of Advanced Mechatronic Systems 4(2) 2012

Papers from the 2011 International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems (ICAMechS ‘11) held in Zhongyuan, China, 11-13 August 2011.
  • Stage positioning based on improved feedback error learning and its experimental verification
  • An overview of modelling and simulation of thermal power plant
  • Off-shore wind power potential evaluation and economy analysis of entire Japan using GIS technology
  • Modular reinforcement learning with adaptive networks
  • Detection of irregular ground area by single camera on mobile vehicles
  • Localisation and position correction for mobile robot using artificial visual landmarks
Regular Paper
  • Discrete-time sliding mode control of systems with matched uncertainty using infrequent output measurements

3 August 2012

Call for papers: Social Knowledge Discovery and Management

A special issue of International Journal of Social Network Mining

With the rising popularity of social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo Answer, etc.), some types of spontaneous experience are being gained by daily users. This type of experience can be recognised as a particular way to cultivate domain knowledge.

One typical instance is friend-sourcing. Friend-sourcing gathers social information in a social context which can be used to personalise users’ computing experiences, for example to aid answering questions for topics comprehensible only to a few of a user’s friends. That is, people search on the web (i.e. social environment) to find solutions for issues that they are dealing, rather than finding them through traditional methods.

This reveals not only the problems that are being solved but also the process through which knowledge is discovered based upon the experience of other people. In these ways it is said that paradigms such as social computing and social networking have changed the behaviour of human beings.

In this context, knowledge discovery is the process of automatic extraction of interesting and useful knowledge from very large data, whereas knowledge utilisation consists of a range of strategies and practices to identify, create, represent, distribute and enable the adoption of novel insights and experiences for decision making. It is critical that issues regarding knowledge discovery and management are investigated. Various considerations should be carefully identified from both theoretical and practical perspectives to ensure the successful incorporation of these technologies.

This special issue aims to provide a forum for a timely, in-depth presentation of problems, current studies and solutions regarding how knowledge is discovered and managed in a socialised environment to facilitate human experience and satisfaction. Authors are encouraged to submit research papers on latest trends in technologies, techniques, methods and applications associated with social knowledge discovery and management.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Social knowledge creation, sharing and management
  • Semantic web, linked data and knowledge representation for the social web
  • Social knowledge modelling
  • Validation and verification of user-generated content
  • Temporal and spatial analysis for complex data
  • Scalability, visualisation and optimisation
  • Intelligent systems for human-centric computing
  • Adversarial blogging and counter measures
  • Link analysis and network structure discovery
  • Community detection and evolution
  • Blog search and retrieval
  • Group interaction, collaboration and recommendation
  • Knowledge discovery (collective wisdom, trend analysis, topic detection)
  • Social aspects of blogosphere
  • Human interface and interaction techniques for social media
  • Multimedia tools or applications to implement social knowledge networks
  • Pedagogical issues of social knowledge
  • Usability study of using social knowledge
  • Structure, organisation and storage issues for user-generated content
  • Context-awareness collective intelligence
  • Social technologies for personalisation
  • Concepts and case studies of knowledge discovery and utilisation
Important Dates
First submission deadline: 1 February, 2013
First notification: 1 April, 2013
Revision deadline: 10 May, 2013
Final decision and notification: 10 July, 2013

Call for papers: Knowledge Strategies in Learning Organisations

A special issue of International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital

Knowledge management and learning organisation are two powerful concepts developed in recent decades and implemented significantly in the last few years. In his seminal book, The Fifth Discipline, Peter Senge (1990, p.14) underlined the fact that a learning organisation is “an organization that is continually expanding its future. For such an organization, it is not enough merely to survive.” Thus, Senge suggested the need for integrating knowledge management and learning organisation into strategic management.

The purpose of this special issue is to analyse the trend of integrating these basic concepts, and to understand the pragmatic ways of building up knowledge strategies for developing learning organisations. Knowledge increasingly becomes a strategic resource, and knowledge management a necessary dynamic capability required to achieve a competitive advantage.

You are invited to contribute to this challenging interdisciplinary domain with your research, focusing mainly on the following topics below.

 Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Knowledge dynamics in the framework of learning organisations
  • Organisational learning and learning organisations
  • Dynamic capabilities for learning organisations
  • Intergenerational learning in learning organisations
  • Universities as learning organisations
  • Knowledge strategies
  • Knowledge management systems
  • Computational intelligence
Important Dates
Paper submission deadline: 30 November, 2012
Notification of authors: 30 January, 2013
Final paper due (with any changes): 30 March, 2013

Special issue: Solid waste management (Part 5)

International Journal of Environment and Waste Management 10(2/3) 2012

Previous parts were in:
International Journal of Environment and Waste Management 7(3/4) 2011
International Journal of Environment and Waste Management 3(1/2) 2009
International Journal of Environment and Waste Management 2(6) 2008
International Journal of Environment and Waste Management 2(1/2) 2008
  • Potential utilisation of pulp and paper mill biosolids in composting and plant production: a case study at St. Marys Papers Ltd. (Canada)
  • CaO-LOI classification system for cement kiln dust
  • Impact of fly-ash-amended soil on growth and yield of crop plants
  • Pollution level detection in dump clay liners by hyperspectral imaging
  • Removal of ionic metals from wastewaters of COD determinations
  • Use of chemically treated sawdust for chromium removal from aqueous solutions: effect of process parameters
  • Solid waste management strategies and practices that work: a developing country perspective
  • Application of LCA to support solid waste management policy in Phuket
  • Impact-based cost-benefit analysis model for management of crude oil contaminated agricultural soil
  • Risk-based sequential allocation of competing sanitation infrastructure investments
  • Waste management facility expansion planning using simulation-optimisation with grey programming and penalty functions
Additional Papers
  • Remediation of heavy metals from urban waste by vermicomposting using earthworms: Eudrilus eugeniae, Eisenia fetida and Perionyx excavatus
  • Temperature-dependent polylactic acid (PLA) anaerobic biodegradability
  • Biohydrogen production by anaerobic co-digestion of press mud and domestic sewage
  • Assessment of microsilica as a value-added material for municipal solid waste clay liner system

Special issue: Efficiency and risk management of financial services

International Journal of Banking, Accounting and Finance 4(2) 2012
  • Extreme value theory performance in the event of major financial crises
  • Innovation and productivity in the financial sector
  • Banking efficiency analysis under corporate social responsibilities
  • Openness and financial development: time series evidence for Turkey

1 August 2012

First issue: International Journal of Agile and Extreme Software Development

Promoting the research and practice of agile methodologies and extreme software development, International Journal of Agile and Extreme Software Development will stress practical applications and implications of agile methodologies, new openings, domains and insights.

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

Call for papers: Game Theory Applications in Inventory Research

A special issue of International Journal of Inventory Research

Game theory is an interactive decision theory concerning conflict and cooperation between two or among three or more decision makers. Since the middle of the 1980s, a great number of game models have been developed to analyse various inventory management problems.

As inventory-related topics are important in the operations management field where two- or multiple-firm competition and cooperation are usually interesting to most relevant scholars, inventory research with game theoretical analysis should still be a focus in the near future. Moreover, the interface between inventory control and other business functions such as marketing, finance, accounting and information systems is playing a significantly important role in many scholars’ research plans.

Therefore, this special issue aims to meet today’s considerable research demand for game theory applications in inventory research.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Non-cooperative game analysis in inventory management
  • Cooperative game analysis in inventory management
  • Game models with the interface between inventory control and marketing decisions on price, rebate, advertising, etc.
  • Inventory games with accounting issues (e.g. tax)
  • Interaction of inventory control with other functional areas including finance, information systems, etc.
  • Game analysis of supply chain systems with inventory-related decisions
Important Date
Submission deadline: 31 January 2013

Special issue: Sliding mode control theory and applications

International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control 16(4) 2012
  • A new fractional interpolation-based smoothing scheme for variable structure control
  • Sliding mode-like learning control for SISO complex systems with T-S fuzzy models
  • Finite-time cooperative attitude control of multiple spacecraft using terminal sliding mode control technique
  • Neural network-based adaptive sliding mode control for uncertain non-linear MIMO systems
  • Sliding mode controllers for second order and extended Heisenberg systems
  • Fault-tolerant sliding mode control for the interferometer system under the unanticipated faults
  • GPI observer-based non-linear integral sliding mode control and synchronisation of uncertain chaotic system
  • Fuzzy sliding PDC control for some non-linear systems
  • Adaptive sliding mode control for uncertain discrete-time systems using an improved reaching law
  • Adaptive fast finite-time multiple-surface sliding control for a class of uncertain non-linear systems

Special issue: dataTEL – data supported research in technology-enhanced learning

International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning 4(1/2) 2012
  • Multimodal learning and teaching corpora exchange: lessons learned in five years by the Mulce project
  • Mendeley's open data for science and learning: a reply to the DataTEL challenge
  • Data set requirements for multilingual learning analytics
  • A recommender framework for the evaluation of end user experience in adaptive technology enhanced learning
  • Considerations for recruiting contributions to anonymised data sets
  • Peeking into the black box: visualising learning activities
  • To whom and why should I connect? Co-author recommendation based on powerful and similar peers

Special issue: Cloud and pervasive computing: technologies, applications and services

International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing 10(2) 2012
  • Systematic approach of using power save mode for cloud data processing services
  • A self-adaptive resource index and discovery system in distributed computing environments
  • Characterising the performance of cache-aware placement of virtual machines on a multi-core architecture
  • Resource management of distributed virtual machines
  • Scheduling of variable-time jobs for distributed systems with heterogeneous processor cardinality

Special issue: Computational heat and mass transfer

Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, an International Journal 12(4) 2012
  • Large-eddy simulation of pulsatile non-Newtonian flow in a constricted channel
  • Numerical simulation of turbulent Rayleigh-Benard convection
  • On the validity of the Oberbeck-Boussinesq approximation in a tall differentially heated cavity with water
  • Natural convection in shallow cavity filled with nanofluids taking into account the Soret effect
  • A lattice Boltzmann-based investigation of powder in-flight characteristics during APS process, part I: modelling and validation
  • Heat transfer characteristics with insertion of tri-helical static mixers in pipes
  • Simulation of heat conduction and soot combustion in diesel particulate filter
  • Radiation signature in opposed-flow flame spread
  • Evaluation of heart work as a prediagnostic tool using the modified Windkessel model and different whole blood viscosity models

Special issue: Lasers in manufacturing

International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems 5(3/4) 2012
  • Parameter optimisation in laser cutting of aluminium alloy sheet
  • Mechanical characterisation of metal material properties in additive layer processes
  • Effects of laser bending on the microstructural constituents
  • Studies on weld shape formation and Marangoni convection in Nd:YAG laser welding
  • Laser hardening model development based on a semi-empirical approach
  • Kerf quality prediction and optimisation for pulsed Nd:YAG laser cutting of aluminium alloy sheets using GA-ANN hybrid model
  • A study on laser-fibre coupling efficiency and ablation rate in femtosecond laser deep microdrilling
  • Laser micro-drilling of alumina: parametric modelling and sensitivity analysis
  • Bend angle prediction and parameter optimisation for laser bending of stainless steel using FEM and RSM
Additional Paper
  • Applying the friction ring test on a micro and meso scale