27 October 2017

Inderscience journals to publish expanded papers from International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering and Science 2017 (ICETES-17)

Extended versions of papers presented at the International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering and Science 2017 (29-30 December, 2017) will be published by the following journals:

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management are now available here for free:
  • Empowering patients through healthcare technology and information? The challenge of becoming a Patient 2.0
  • Web GIS as a useful tool for the health and social service sector
  • What will cloud computing bring to healthcare? - Overview of cloud applications in healthcare
  • Health information technology adoption: effects on patient safety and quality of care
  • Advanced electronic health record use and quality of asthma care in hospitals that care for children
  • Level of EHR adoption and quality and cost of care - evidence from vascular conditions and procedures

International Journal of Critical Computer-Based Systems to publish expanded papers from 14th European Dependable Computing Conference (EDCC 2018)

Extended versions of papers presented at the 14th European Dependable Computing Conference (10-14 September 2018, Ia┼či, Romania) will be published by the International Journal of Critical Computer-Based Systems.

25 October 2017

Special issue published: "The Demand and Supply of Healthcare in China"

International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management 16(1/2) 2017
  • China's strategic sectors. Trends in health-related manufacturing
  • China's future healthcare system: what is the role for private production and financing?
  • Perceptions of health technology assessment knowledge translation in China: a qualitative study on HTA researchers and policy-makers
  • Value chain building and business model in the mobile device healthcare industry - the case of China
  • Focusing on the Chinese health industry: an empirical enquiry on the TCM listed firms. Is large and private beautiful?
  • Chinese pharmaceuticals: does sub-national marketisation matter? Evidence of cross-province acquisitions by Guangdong pharmaceutical firms
  • Chinese expansion in the international healthcare markets: the role of Chinese OFDI in Europe
  • China's legal framework for pharmaceutical products: challenges and opportunities for EU companies
  • China and Europe networks in health: an empirical analysis on co-publications

International Journal of Comparative Management to publish expanded papers from International Conference on Business, Economics and Sustainable Development (ICBESD2018)

Extended versions of papers presented at the International Conference on Business, Economics and Sustainable Development (22-23 February 2018, New Delhi, India) will be published by the International Journal of Comparative Management.

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Management and Network Economics

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Management and Network Economics are now available here for free:
  • Single-till versus dual-till regulation of railway stations
  • The effects of total quality management on customer service management in the Nigerian banking industry: an empirical analysis
  • Network structure, capacity growth and control: the case of China's air traffic system revisited
  • The formal independence of regulatory authorities in Turkey
  • Choice, price and service characteristics in the Irish broadband market

24 October 2017

Research Picks Bonus – October 2017

Education in the cloud
Cloud computing is still in its infancy although many organisations, corporations and individuals have recognised the benefits of shifting computer services and storage on to remote computers they can subsequently access from anywhere they can connect to the Internet. The resource savings and energy savings can be significant. In education, it is possible to build a cloud infrastructure using desktop PCs and on-campus servers to lower overall costs and resource requirements. A new model for this CloudCampus is described by researchers from Portugal.
Monteiro, A., Teixeira, C. and Pinto, J.S. (2017) ‘CloudCampus: building an ubiquitous cloud with classroom PCs at a university campus‘, Int. J. Computational Systems Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp.113-123.

What the hash?
Hashtags are keywords usually flagged in socialmedia with the keyboard character #. They represent a useful tool for searching specific topics, events, and current affairs on microblogging platforms, such as Twitter and other online social networking and social media sites. Researchers in Hong Kong point out that with more than half a billion “tweets” (Twitter updates) each day it is important for some users and data miners to have straightforward ways to reduce the information overload, or at least, filter it. The team has now developed a hashtag recommendation system that one might think of as a pre-filtering system to allow groups of users or users whose tweets are likely to be concerned with a particular topic to focus their output for easier subsequent search and retrieval.
Cheung, K.C. and Cheung, T.K.Y. (2017) ‘Recommendation of hashtags in social Twitter network‘, Int. J. Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp.222-236.

The so-called “15-puzzle” is one of a collection of mathematical problems that are particularly difficult to solve. The puzzle has been around since at least as long ago as the nineteenth century and involves a board of size 4 × 4 and 15 numbered tiles (1-15) each of which can sit in a single square on the board. The objective is to move tiles initially placed at random, one at a time from square to square, until we have arranged the tiles in numerical order left to right top to bottom, starting with tile number 1 at the top left-hand square and finishing with tile number 15 second bottom right and square 16 left empty. There have been numerous “solutions” to the puzzle that involve finding the minimum number of moves to achieve the complete puzzle and many algorithms developed to allow a computer to solve the problem. Achieving an efficient and minimal solution has potential applications in logistics, manufacturing and all kinds of engineering problems where data and physicals objects must be moved and rearranged efficiently. The Hong Kong team takes us a square closer to such a solution with their smaller algorithm. Indeed, finding a smaller algorithm is in itself a complicated puzzle.
Utsunomiya, K. and Asahiro, Y. (2017) ‘Improvement of the greedy algorithm for (n 2 – 1)-puzzle‘, Int. J. Innovative Computing and Applications, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp.133-148.

Sounding off about computers
We rely on audio cues increasingly to allow us to efficiently use digital technology and smart objects, whether they are phones or washing machines. Now researchers in France are investigating how sound is playing such an increasingly important role in our everyday lives. Specifically, they are focusing on how incorporating the need for sound into the design process of smart devices is an important factor in making the human-machine interaction work best. The team reviewed the literature in this field and interviewed practitioners, which allowed them to devise a lexicon of 35 terms to describe sound characteristics that might then be utilised in the smart device design process to make development consistent across the field.
Carron, M., Rotureau, T., Dubois, F., Misdariis, N. and Susini, P. (2017) ‘Speaking about sounds: a tool for communication on sound features‘, J. Design Research, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp.85-109.

19 October 2017

Special issue published: "Big Data-Oriented Science, Technologies and Applications"

International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering 15(3/4) 2017
  • Time constraint influence maximization algorithm in the age of big data
  • Analysing user retweeting behaviour on microblogs: prediction model and influencing features
  • Multi-criteria decisional approach for extracting relevant association rules
  • Efficient attribute selection strategies for association rule mining in high dimensional data
  • A robust video watermarking scheme using sparse principal component analysis and wavelet transform
  • Optimisation for video watermarking using ABC algorithm
  • DWT-based grey-scale image watermarking using area of best fit equation and cuckoo search algorithm
  • Term extraction and correlation analysis based on massive scientific and technical literature
  • Towards patent text analysis based on semantic role labelling
  • System architecture of coastal remote sensing data mining and services based on cloud computing
  • Collating multisource geospatial data for vegetation detection using Bayesian network - a case study of Yellow River Delta
  • A comparative study on disease risk model in exploratory spatial analysis
  • Hybrid fuzzy collaborative filtering: an integration of item-based and user-based clustering techniques
Additional papers
  • High quality multi-core multi-level algorithm for community detection
  • The improved indoor localisation algorithm based on wireless sensor network
  • Tracking multiple targets based on min-cost network flows with detection in RGB-D data

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Business Competition and Growth

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Business Competition and Growth are now available here for free:
  • Consumer product preferences of organisations that use cause-related marketing - taking the less travelled road
  • Competition in Indian life insurance industry: post liberalisation evidence
  • Price discovery and dynamics of Indian equity exchange traded funds
  • Changing lifestyles in the age of fear: projective analysis of social insecurity and consumption patterns
  • Money attitudes, credit card and compulsive buying behaviour: a study on Indian consumers
  • Mediating role of job satisfaction in the relationship between core self-evaluation and employee outcomes
  • Understanding dimensions of customer-based brand equity in banks
  • Employees' perspectives on the effectiveness of computerisation of retail banking operations in India: analysis of public and private bank segments

New Editor for International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Multiscale Mechanics

Prof. Yufeng Yao from the University of the West of England has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Multiscale Mechanics.

Special issue published: "The Youth Olympic Games: Management and Legacy"

International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing 17(4/5/6) 2017
  • 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games: planning for a volunteer legacy
  • A neo-institutionalist analysis of sport event leveraging strategies and tactics
  • The Youth Olympic Games as an opportunity for sports entrepreneurship
  • Governance and knowledge management and transfer: the case of the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games
  • Patterns of influence: relationship with the IOC as seen by the organisers of the Youth Olympic Winter Games 2016
  • Do the Youth Olympic Games have the potential to shift perceptions of Olympism? Evidence from young people's views on Olympic values 
  • How skateboarding made it to the Olympics: an institutional perspective
  • The evolution of Twitter communication by Youth Olympic Games organising committees

18 October 2017

Special issue published: "The Complexity of Leading Learning Organisations: Theories, Knowledge, Processes and Practices"

International Journal of Learning and Change 9(4) 2017

  • Knowledge management system model for learning organisations
  • An exploratory study of informal learning and team performance in the pre-consulting phase
  • Analysis of intellectual capital based on quantity, quality, and systematic assessment: a case study of seven industrial centres in Bandung, Indonesia
  • Gap analysis of Zalora online application: Indonesian users' perspectives
  • Maturity assessment of knowledge management at PT. Cellular Tbk.: a case study at a telecommunication operator in Indonesia
  • Purposing division strategy for pharmaceutical producer Dexa Medica in the demanding market

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Materials and Structural Integrity

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Materials and Structural Integrity are now available here for free:
  • Computer simulation for dynamic characteristics of proton exchange membrane fuel cell
  • Research on ship-hull plate's curve forming by means of line heating with variable velocity
  • Multi-domain unified modelling and control parameters optimisation of magnetorheological brake based on Modelica
  • A general boundary scan test system based on EDIF netlist file transfer to Protel netlist file
  • Predicting structural properties of amorphous silicon carbonitride by atomistic simulation
  • A synthetical modelling for machine tool feed drives
  • Random fatigue analysis of drill-pipe threaded connection
  • A review on design of interface structure in micro/nano manufacturing
  • Evaluation of mode 1 stress intensity factor for edge crack using displacement extrapolation method
  • Doping level effect on the luminescence efficiency of Sm3+-doped BaWO4 phosphors prepared by sol-gel process

Inderscience is media partner for Drug Discovery 2018

Inderscience is a media partner for Drug Discovery 2018 (21-22 March 2018, London, UK).

The journals involved are:
More information on this event is available here.

Special issue published: "The Evolutionary Perspective and Behavioural Approach: The State of the Art, Possibilities and Constraints"

International Journal of Economics and Business Research 14(3/4) 2017
  • Evolutionary economics, organisational evolution, and behavioural approach: in search of commonalities
  • Individual investors' attitude towards online stock trading: some evidence from a developing country
  • Organisational ecosystem and stakeholders view.In search of epistemological logic in management
  • The contextual meaning of routines
  • An evolutionary model of science policy: routines and the growth of knowledge in policy-making organisations
  • Incentive under market system along with informational symmetry to boost up customer attitude toward self-service banking: a proposal
  • Comparative evolutionary study on transitions of national innovation systems in the Baltic Region
  • Machiavellianism, perception on tax administration, religiosity and love of money towards tax compliance: exploratory survey on individual taxpayers in Bandung City, Indonesia
  • Vietnam's retailer and performance enhancement: proposed theoretical model from strategic leadership and collective organisational engagement perspectives
  • A cellular automata model for safe investment based on expert's recommendations

17 October 2017

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Mechanisms and Robotic Systems

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Mechanisms and Robotic Systems are now available here for free:
  • Dimensional synthesis of six-bar Stephenson III mechanism for 12 precision points path generation
  • A restatement of the optimum synthesis of function generators with planar four-bar and slider-crank mechanisms examples
  • A new method for distinct inversions and isomorphism detection in kinematic chains
  • A new approach for obtaining the dynamic balancing conditions in serial mechanisms
  • Static balancing of highly reconfigurable articulated wheeled vehicles for power consumption reduction of actuators
  • Optimal balancing of slider-crank servomechanism: closed-loop optimal position control approach

Special issue published: "Trade, Capital Structure and Currency Values: A Cross-Disciplinary Review"

International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance 10(3/4) 2017
  • A study on analysis of the determinants of capital structure with special focus on automobile sector of India
  • Debt or equity? Optimal capital structure in Indonesia's construction sector companies listed in Indonesia stock exchange (IDX)
  • Predicting the financial distress of Indonesian manufacturing companies: an application of the multinomial logit model
  • The influence of accounting education on the prospects of becoming a member of the chartered accountant profession: opportunities, challenges and expectations of Indonesia towards the ASEAN economic community
  • The effect of corporate governance's application on banks' performance: empirical study of banks listed on the Indonesian Stock Exchange
  • Implementation of corporate governance and mandatory disclosure in the Indonesian banking sector: good news or bad news
  • An analysis on financial and social performance of Islamic banks in Indonesia
  • Market timing and stock selection performance of mutual fund in bull and bear market condition
  • Ownership structures and productivity in Indonesia and Malaysia
  • Safe harbours for intra-group loans in Eurozone: experience from selected countries
  • Analysis of short- and long-run interactions between real exchange rate and private domestic investment in South Africa
  • Labour mobility in the European Union: What can ASEAN learn?
Additional papers
  • Does inflation targeting lower inflation? If yes, then when?
  • The effects of interest rates, stock prices and trading day to the duration of daily exchange rate pattern: using survival analysis

16 October 2017

Special issue published: "Pursuing Pentahelix Industry Collaboration: An Asian Regional Integration Challenge"

International Journal of Business and Globalisation 19(4) 2017
  • How to build sustainable innovation capability in supply chain management
  • Shareholders' preferences on initial leverage in the determination of firm's leverage 
  • Effect of hedonic value and consumer knowledge on buying intention for luxury brand counterfeit products
  • Musnaini Musnaini; Sri Wahyuni Astuti; Badri Munir Sukoco; Syahmardi Yacob
  • DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2017.10007899
  • 512-527 The determinant factors of asset and liability management and the bank performance: empirical study on foreign exchange commercial banks in Indonesia from 2008 to 2013
  • Herlanto Anggono
  • DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2017.10007900
  • 528-548 Spiritual leadership of an Indonesian Muslim business leader: a religious spirituality perspective 
  • Marwansyah
  • DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2017.10007896
  • 549-566 Organisational climate and employee commitment to employee performance in regional secretariat Ngawi district
  • Ifada Rahmayanti; Wildan Ardita; H. Joeliaty
  • DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2017.10007901
  • 567-582 Market orientation, buyer-supplier relationship and firm performance with dynamic capabilities as an intervening variable: a research model

15 October 2017

Research Picks Extra – October 2017

Tweeting at the movies
The amount of data generated by online social networks increases significantly day by day and marketing executives from all kinds of industries need ways to analyze this information efficiently to improve their company profits and customer engagement. Reserachers in South Korea have looked at identifying market-applicable insights concerning textual big data, such as the vast numbers of updates on the microblogging service Twitter, commonly known as “tweets” by analogy with the site’s avian affectation. Electronic word-of-mouth (e-WoM) is important for consumers who are always connected through their mobile and desktop devices. However, the team hoped to isolate e-WoM effects in moviegoer choices from the tweets. They have now found that which movie people go to see can be strongly influenced bv the tweets they see whether positive or negative and this can therefore have a direct impact on the industry’s revenues regardless of the more usual word-of-mouth effects.
How people utilise tweets on movie selection? The reverse effects of e-WoM valence on movie sales‘, kang, H., Chai, S., Kim, H.U. (2017), Int. J. Mobile Commun., Vol.15, No.5, pp.537 – 553

Clearing the pipelines
As crude oil ages it forms heavy, viscous waxes that can stick to the interiors of pipelines and storage vessels and ultimately lead to blockages. It is the formation of long-chain paraffins that is to blame. Costs of blockages can amount to huge losses and costs of billions of dollars ultimately. Indian researchers have now reviewed in detail microbial degradation of waxy crude oils and the different mechanisms of hydrocarbon degradation that might be exploited to clear such blockages. On this basis, they suggest an approach to screening for optimal microorganism suitable for different environmental conditions in pipeline cleanup in different parts of the world as well as in oil spill bioremediation and microbial-based enhanced oil recovery techniques.
Enhanced microbial degradation of waxy crude oil: a review on current status and future perspective‘, Sakthipriya, N., Doble, M., and Sangwai, J.S. (2017) Int. J. Oil, Gas Coal Technol., 2017 Vol.16, No.2, pp.130 – 165.

Climate change denial
There are many infamous and prominent public figures who deny the science underpinning climate change. Researchers in the USA have investigated public perceptions of the risks associated with climate change because such perceptions are an important factor in the public’s willingness to support efforts to mitigate against climate change. Their analysis suggests that increased objective risk and individual capacity result in significantly higher perception of risk from climate change, whereas higher individual climate stress results in lower risk perceptions. Given that many policymakers are in denial regarding climate change, this could be a serious problem as we face growing threats from extreme weather and rising temperatures.
Understanding climate change risk perception in the USA‘, Grover, H., Brody, S.D., and Vedlitz, A. (2017) Int. J. Global Warming, 2017 Vol.13, No.2, pp.113 – 137.

13 October 2017

Special issue published: "Energy, Transportation and Global Warming"

International Journal of Global Warming 13(3/4) 2017
  • Environmental impact assessment of renewables and conventional fuels for different end use purposes
  • Experimental investigation to reduce CO2 emission in a single cylinder CI engine using low carbon fuel blend with Karanja oil methyl ester and amine injection in the exhaust manifold
  • An environmental and economic evaluation of the lignite power generation system by using the life cycle analysis principles
  • Analysis of the start-up and variable load operation of a combined cycle power plant for off-grid mines
  • Industrial waste materials and naturally occurring minerals as inexpensive oxygen carriers for chemical looping combustion
  • Transport sector adaptation: actions and prospects
  • The driving factors of CO2 emissions from electricity generation in Greece: an index decomposition analysis
  • Exploring possible impacts of sea level rise: the case of Izmir, Turkey
  • Potential impact of global warming on whiting in a semi-enclosed gulf
  • Potential economic and environmental benefits from the interconnection of the Greek islands
  • Smart hybrid renewable microgeneration system for residential applications
  • Residual lipids incorporation in a petroleum refinery

12 October 2017

Special issue published: "Model and Data Engineering – Part II"

International Journal of Intelligent Information and Database Systems 10(3/4) 2017
  • Security-aware elasticity for NoSQL databases in multi-cloud environments
  • Cloud patterns for mobile collaborative applications
  • Intelligent system for cultural objects identification, damage assessment and restoration
  • An interoperable open data framework for discovering popular tours based on geo-tagged tweets
  • Specific K-mean clustering-based perceptron for dengue prediction
  • Semi-active learning to rank algorithms for document retrieval

International Journal of Telemedicine and Clinical Practices to publish expanded papers from 13th International Conference of the Telemedicine Society of India

Extended versions of papers presented at the 13th International Conference of the Telemedicine Society of India (9-11 November 2017, Pune, India) will be published by the International Journal of Telemedicine and Clinical Practices.

Special issue published: "Putting Together Environmental Sustainability and Profitability in Logistics and Supply Chains"

International Journal of Business and Systems Research 11(4) 2017
  • The adoption of green initiatives in logistics service providers - a strategic perspective
  • Firm performance and environmental collaboration in manufacturing
  • A decision-tree-based study of the effect of the objective structure of the supply chain members on their sustainability-related behaviour
  • Cabotage and sulphur regulation change: cost effects to Northern Europe
  • Sustainable behaviour of manufacturers in supply chain context - an international approach 
  • In the search for the infinite servers queue with Poisson arrivals busy period distribution exponential behaviour

First issue: International Journal of Digital Signals and Smart Systems (free sample issue available)

The International Journal of Digital Signals and Smart Systems provides a unifying framework for a wide range of engineering disciplines and industrial applications, highlighting experimental applications and industrial studies. It encompasses practical aspects of the theory and methods of electrical engineering, and the synergetic integration of systems engineering with electronic, intelligent computer control and signal analysis in the design and manufacture of industrial products and processes. It thus brings together several specialities and research areas to realise significant industrial applications.

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

9 October 2017

Special issue published: "Managing Human Resources in Emerging Economies"

International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management 17(3/4) 2017
  • A journey into the heart of workaholism from cross-cultural perspective
  • Creativity at workplace: role of self-efficacy and harmonious passion
  • Recruiting for international assignments: looking beyond technical knowledge
  • The impact of work culture on employee satisfaction - empirical evidence from the Indian banking sector
  • Predictors of graduate employability in Indian information technology sector
  • Information technology in relation to human resource management: an impact evaluation study on Indian banking sector
  • Human resource flexibility and organisational effectiveness: mediating role of organisational citizenship behaviour
  • Trust and continuous sensemaking: case study on internal dynamics in an industrial company
  • Age and job satisfaction: an empirical investigation among the pharmaceutical sales and marketing professionals in India

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Supply Chain and Operations Resilience

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Supply Chain and Operations Resilience are now available here for free:
  • Shaping the international logistics strategy in the internationalisation process
  • Supply chain risk management research: avenues for further studies
  • Supply chain risk management: creating an agenda for future research
  • Ambidextrous supply chain in an emerging market: impacts on innovation and performance

Special issue published: "New Models and Tools in Lifelong Learning"

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning 27(4) 2017
  • Transformational model for engineering education from content-based to outcome-based education
  • Outcome-based personalised learning measurement tool for engineering education at INTI International University - INTI OBE tool (IOBET)
  • Study and design of a pico-hydropower plant for academic education and research use
  • Robotics in primary school in the opinion of prospective and in-service teachers. A comparison study
  • Exploring the effect of VoIP tools as a foreign language instruction on learners' English speaking errors
  • Implementing blogs for developing academic writing skills in a variety of higher educational contexts
  • Study on online self-learning platform of specialised courses from the perspective of constructivism

New Editor for International Journal of Lean Enterprise Research

Dr. Yi-Chi Wang from Feng Chia University in Taiwan has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Lean Enterprise Research.

8 October 2017

Special issue published: "Cross-Border Entrepreneurship"

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business 32(3) 2017
  • The path to brand loyalty in the beer market
  • Knowledge, innovation, internationalisation and performance: insights from the Portuguese footwear industry
  • Linking internal mobility with work stress and job involvement: a comparative study between Spanish and Dutch employees
  • SMEs' international markets entry: testing the theory with Portuguese evidence
  • KIBS' key dimensions: a qualitative study on innovation, knowledge, networks, location and internationalisation
  • Cooperative entrepreneurship in Puerto Rico
  • Preservation of Malaysian handicraft to support tourism development

7 October 2017

Inderscience is media partner for Network Centric Warfare 2018

Inderscience is a media partner for Network Centric Warfare 2018 (1-2 February 2018, Rome, Italy).

The journals involved are:

Special issue published: "Innovative Business Aspects in Embedded Systems"

International Journal of Intelligent Enterprise 4(1/2) 2017
  • Multi-user utility pattern based cloud service negotiation for quality of service improvement: an implicit interest prediction approach
  • Towards data centre resource scheduling via hybrid cuckoo search algorithm in multi-cloud environment
  • The effects of e-banking quality on customers' trust-satisfaction and commitment: a field study on users of Jordanian banks
  • Integration of location-based information into mobile learning management system to verify scientific formulas in informal learning environment
  • Beef and horse meat discrimination and storage time classification using a portable device based on DSP and PCA method
  • Modelling and simulation DC-DC power converter buck for mobile applications using MATLAB/Simulink
  • A logistical perspective on provisioning resources in ad hoc virtual cloud to access business modules for an enterprise
  • Integrating WLI fuzzy clustering with grey neural network for missing data imputation
  • Optimising business intelligence results through strategic application of software process model
  • Internet of things' business impact and its application layer protocol in embedded systems
  • Security model on mobile banking application: attack simulation and countermeasures
  • Hybrid modelling of an off line Arabic handwriting recognition system: results and evaluation

6 October 2017

Inderscience is media partner for Mobile Deployable Communications 2018

Inderscience is a media partner for Mobile Deployable Communications 2018 (1-2 February 2018, Warsaw, Poland).

The journals involved are:

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Intelligent Enterprise

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Intelligent Enterprise are now available here for free:
  • Redundancy effect on coal-fired power plant availability
  • Critical-to-life classification for managing inventory in a healthcare supply chain
  • Demand responsive transportation for creative tourism logistics planning
  • A methodology for modelling energy use in the agriculture sector for the Pakistan integrated energy model
  • On the distribution of an (r, Q) inventory with lead time via multi server queues

Inderscience is media partner for Microbiome Futures: A Global Translational Roadmap

Inderscience is a media partner for Microbiome Futures: A Global Translational Roadmap (23 May 2018, New York, USA).

The journal involved are is the International Journal of Computational Microbiology and Medical Ecology.

More information on this event is available here.

International Journal of Hydrology Science and Technology increases issues

The International Journal of Hydrology Science and Technology has announced that it will be increasing issues from four to six from 2019 onwards.

5 October 2017

Special issue published: "Sustainable Place Marketing"

International Journal of Tourism Policy 7(3) 2017
  • Impact of socio-demographic characteristics on 'a priori' and 'in situ' destination image: case study - Linz, Austria
  • The relationship between tripographics, demographics and travel information sources: a case analysis of inbound travellers to Tanzania
  • An analysis of the social media practices for sustainable medical tourism destination marketing 
  • Developing community-based tours for greater stakeholder benefit and commitment

Special issue published: "Economic Complexity and Complexity of Economics"

International Journal of Computational Economics and Econometrics 7(4) 2017
  • Knowledge externalities and production in network: game equilibria, types of nodes, network formation
  • Topological analysis of migration flows (the case of political refugees)
  • The double role of GDP in shaping the structure of the International Trade Network
  • Big data analysis of foreign exchange rates among Japan, South Korea and Taiwan
  • Derivation of econometric estimable functions of intra-trade industry: the case of the Norwegian intra-continental import trade pattern
  • A chaotic model approach for electricity price forecasting in Indian scenario
  • datanet: a Stata routine for organising a dataset for network analysis purposes

4 October 2017

Special issue published: "Recent Advancements in Vehicle Vibration and Energy Harvesting Research"

International Journal of Vehicle Performance 3(4) 2017
  • Study on sound absorbing mechanism of MPP affected by bending resonance of panel
  • Design of resonance frequency of smart Helmholtz resonator
  • The deformation mechanism on origami-based foldable structures
  • Hydroforming process of manufacturing for reverse spiral origami structure
  • Heat source temperature control investigation of a hydraulic retarder based organic Rankine cycle
  • Vehicle energy absorbers consisting of foldable cylinders using response surface methodology

Special issue published: "Advances in Technology and Management in a Global World"

International Journal of Information Technology and Management 16(4) 2017
  • Enhancing BRICS integration: a cloud-based green supply chain concept
  • Evaluating the competitiveness of Indian metro cities: in smart city context
  • Big data analytics for exploratory social network analysis
  • The internet of things - new value streams for customers
  • Antecedents for success of e-commerce platforms: an investigative approach
  • Study of repeated e-government project audit based on text mining

3 October 2017

Special issue published: "Global Energy and Sustainable Development"

International Journal of Global Energy Issues 40(5) 2017
  • Do institutional factors affect the efficiency of GDP and CO2 emission? Evidence from Gulf and Maghreb countries
  • Energy and CO2 emissions as the determinants of countries' productivity with different levels of economic development
  • The impact of transport and foreign direct investment on energy consumption: recent evidence from high, middle and low income countries
  • Energy security in the Eastern Mediterranean
Additional paper
  • Risk minimisation: the failure of electricity intra-day forward contracts

Inderscience is media partner for 7th Annual Small Hydro Latin America

Inderscience is a media partner for 7th Annual Small Hydro Latin America (5-6 December 2017, Medellin, Colombia).

The journals involved are:

1 October 2017

Research Picks – October 2017

Almost silent demolition
Researchers in Ireland, the UK, and the USA have investigated the properties of soundless chemical demolition agents (SCDAs) for the significant benefits of no harmful shock waves, no explosive sound, and no risk of explosives being used for malicious intent. These materials are used as a non-detonating alternative to dynamite and other explosive materials for quarrying, mining, and demolition. They are added to a liquid, usually water, and poured into drilled holes or cracks in a site or building. Over the course of several hours they expand causing further fracturing of rock or building structure. There has been a concern that experimental SCDAs would be ineffective below a certain ambient temperature, however, the research now shows that ambient temperature retards onset of initial fracturing but it is the nature of the materials to be fractured, their strength, that ultimately determines how effective a given SCDA process is.
Huynh, M.P., Laefer, D.F., McGuill, J. and White, A. (2017) ‘Temperature-related performance factors for chemical demolition agents‘, Int. J. Masonry Research and Innovation, Vol. 2, Nos. 2/3, pp.220-240.

Cyber impersonation

Malicious attacks on computer systems are becoming more frequent as is the sophistication of the attacks. Now, researchers in Spain have developed a meta-heuristic learning approach that could be implemented as a non-intrusive detection method for spotting so-called impersonation attacks in online social networks. Such attacks are used by cybercriminals and others with malicious intent to gain private and personal information that might then be escalated to a more complete attack on the individual, such as identity theft, or widespread attack on a large database and the leaking of millions of user records, for instance. The new detection method measures connection time of users on a social network and combined with historical data and other factors can reveal whether an individual’s account has been compromised and issue a warning or block activity summarily.
Villar-Rodriguez, E., Del Ser, J., Gil-Lopez, S., Bilbao, M.N. and Salcedo-Sanz, S. (2017) ‘A meta-heuristic learning approach for the non-intrusive detection of impersonation attacks in social networks‘, Int. J. Bio-Inspired Computation, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp.109-118.

Social emotion

Researchers in India have looked at the nine human emotions in the context of social networking activity and the implications for what is commonly referred to as viral marketing. Given that for many people their social networks are the source of much opinion and information as well as the content from artistic creators and marketers alike, it is easy to see how such networks influence what people share and on which they opine. Ultimately, the team’s analysis of emotional content online might be used by marketing departments at commercial and other concerns to improve the response to ongoing campaigns.
Amalanathan, A. and Anouncia, S.M. (2017) ‘Influence of human emotion expressed through social networks in viral marketing‘, Int. J. Business Information Systems, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp.15-32.

Clean water with light
Photocatalysis could be used to make water safe to drink, particularly, in developing countries. According to researchers from Iran and Malaysia, nanocrystalline titanium dioxide (titania) can be used as the photocatalyst for destroying pathogenic bacteria such as Escherichia coli (E. coli) when ultraviolet light is shone on the water. The nanoparticles can then be removed by filtration. The team has demonstrated that the optimal photocatalyst concentration is 0.5 grams per litre. They have now investigated the kinetics of the photocatalytic degradation process to obtain a model of how the process works with a view to improvement. Increased UV light intensity and system aeration are the most effective ways to boost the photocatalytic reaction, the team reports.
Mojtaba Khani; Nor Aishah Saidina Amin; Seyed Nezamedin Hosseini; Mahshid Heidarrezaei (2017) ‘Kinetics study of the photocatalytic inactivation of Escherichia coli‘, Int. J. of Nano and Biomaterials, Vol 26, No. 3/4, pp 139-150.