29 June 2018

Press release: "What do you really mean?"

Huge efforts are being put into extracting information and meaning from the written word. Sentiment analysis and opinion mining in natural language processing are high on the information research agenda, in other words.

There is a need for many applications to be able to extract opinions, sentiment, and emotional response from disparate resources, such as product reviews, blogs, social networks, political manifestos, and more. Now, a new approach can even find hints of opinion in apparently objective and bald statements of fact.

The approach has so far been tested successfully in the area of product reviews.

Lazhar, F. (2018) ‘Mining hidden opinions from objective sentences‘ Int. J.Data Mining, Modelling, Management Vol. 10, No. 2

Special issue published: "Sustainable Entrepreneurship – Co-Creating Sustainability Solutions – Part II"

International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing 10(2) 2018
  • Collaborative entrepreneurship for sustainability. Creating solutions in light of the UN sustainable development goals
  • Policy entrepreneurs and collaborative action: pursuit of the sustainable development goals
  • Stakeholder support for sustainable entrepreneurship - a framework of sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems
  • SHEstainability: how relationship networks influence the idea generation in opportunity recognition process by female social entrepreneurs
  • What drives social entrepreneurial appraisal among hearing-impaired individuals?
  • Sustainability-oriented business model development: principles, criteria and tools

28 June 2018

Special issue published: "Nanotechnology Based Devices and Nanostructures"

International Journal of Nanoparticles 10(1/2) 2018
  • GaAs SOI FinFET: impact of gate dielectric on electrical parameters and application as digital inverter
  • An insight into the high frequency analysis of work function modulated cylindrical surrounding gate MOSFET
  • Variation of optical bandwidth in defected ternary photonic crystal under different polarisation conditions
  • Adsorption of gaseous air pollutants over Ti-doped ZGNR structures: a DFT study
  • Effects of hot-carrier degradation on the low frequency noise in strained-Si p-MOSFETs
  • Study on surface plasmon-based improvement in absorption in plasmonic solar cell
  • An approach to various carriers' transmission properties and significant parameters in special semiconductor arrangement 'superlattice'
  • Staggered heterojunctions-based tunnel-FET for application as a label-free biosensor
  • Analysis of power consumption and delay of an inverter circuit using TMJLSRG MOSFET for the design of digital integrated circuit
  • Millimetre-wave and terahertz IMPATT sources: influence of inter-carrier interactions
  • Implementation of quadruple valued flip-flops using CMOS and spatial light modulator-based Savart plate

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  • Genotoxicity detection following exposure to silver nanoparticles in African catfish (Clarias gariepinus)
  • Preparation of nanospheres from oxidised cellulose nanofibrils via polyelectrolyte complexation
  • Silver nanoparticles bioreduction by dittrichia viscosa leaves extract and its bactericidal effects
  • Synthesis and microstructure of gallium substituted cobalt ferrite nanoparticles by hydrothermal method
  • Structural and magnetic properties investigation of sintered MnXMg1-XFe2O4 ferrites from nanopowders prepared via co-precipitation method

27 June 2018

Special issue published: "Open Systems and Applications"

International Journal of Digital Enterprise Technology 1(1/2) 2018
  • A systematic literature review on activity recognition with context-awareness techniques for mitigation of disasters
  • Analysis of operative factors and practices in social CRM
  • Rating of software trustworthiness via scoring of system testing results
  • Reliable wireless MAC layer for industrial internet of things using polarisation diversity
  • A forensic evidence recovery from mobile device applications
  • Adaptive modulation and coding selection mechanisms for single-cell LTE broadcasting in enterprise network
  • Solving problems on a knowledge model of operators and application
  • Modelling and time evaluation of optical disc and retinal lesions

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation

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  • A career in innovation: serial faculty inventors
  • Converting university knowledge into value: how conceptual frameworks contribute to the understanding of the third mission role of European universities
  • Patterns of local R&D cooperation of foreign subsidiaries in an intermediate country: innovative and structural factors
  • Can proximity technologies impact on organisation business model? An empirical approach
  • Using virtual training for technical training needs - resolving the consultants (vs.) IT companies' tug of war

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Sustainable Society

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  • A time comes when silence becomes betrayal: the Indian expatriate perspective of social marketing
  • The role of expats, local residents and tourists in defining a destination: a branding case study for Abu Dhabi tourism
  • Self-transcendence: an alternative explanation for voluntourism in developing countries
  • Social entrepreneurship in the UAE: challenges and recommendations
  • Arab women employment in the UAE: exploring opportunities, motivations and challenges
  • Vocational education training and graduate employability in South Africa: an interlinkage in need of exploration

First issue: International Journal of Digital Enterprise Technology (free sample issue available)

The International Journal of Digital Enterprise Technology provides an authoritative source of reference and international forum for people who want to find and understand information about digital enterprise technology. It covers the areas of enterprise theory, methods, technologies, and corresponding information and knowledge management issues. It aims to highlight integrated solutions related to both manufacturing and service enterprises, particularly in order to solve the new challenges brought about through digital technology in these areas. Contributions that deal with both academic research and industrial practices are included.

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

26 June 2018

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Nuclear Energy Science and Technology

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Nuclear Energy Science and Technology are now available here for free:
  • Effects of high energy radiation and thermo-chemical environments on polyetherimide composites: futuristic approach to nuclear waste storage G. Ajeesh; Shantanu Bhowmik; Venugopal Sivakumar; Lalit Varshney; Virendra Kumar; Mathew Abraham; Jayantha Ananda Epaarachchi Vol.11 No.1 80-97 Free access
  • Application of particle accelerators for the experimental measurement of relativity of simultaneity A. Sfarti Vol.11 No.1 72-79 Free access
  • Radioactivity and decay heat analysis of the MNSR with HEU and LEU fuels using the GETERA code S. Dawahra; K. Khattab; G. Saba Vol.11 No.1 56-71 Free access
  • Robust observer-based non-linear control for PWR nuclear reactors with bounded xenon oscillations during load-following operation using two-point nuclear reactor model Saeed Saadatzi; Gholamreza Ansarifar Vol.11 No.1 22-55 Free access
  • Effects of some calculation parameters on the computational modelling of temperature, velocity and gas volume fraction during steady-state operation of an aqueous homogeneous reactor

Special issue published: "Social Media Analysis: From Misinformation to Valuable Data Source"

International Journal of Innovative Computing and Applications 9(2) 2018
  • Multi-level privacy preserving data publishing
  • The spread pattern on Ebola and the control schemes
  • Hybrid genetic-annealing algorithm for intelligent power consumption of a large building
  • Rapid detection and social media supervision of runway incursion based on deep learning
  • Rumour propagation considering the active inquiry factor on social media networks
  • POND: polishing the execution of nested context-familiar runtime dynamic parsing and sanitisation of XSS worms on online edge servers of fog computing

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

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  • Assessing treatment of lead (Pb II) from industrial wastewater on dried bulbs of water hyacinth: adsorption capacity, isotherm and kinetic study
  • Ammonia removal from poultry manure leachate via struvite precipitation: a strategy for more efficient anaerobic digestion
  • Effects of cadmium on growth, short-term photosynthetic acclimation and metal accumulation in radish plants (Raphanus sativus L.)
  • Analysis of emission models integrated with traffic models for freight transportation study in urban areas
  • Designing a sustainable municipal solid waste management system in Pathum Thani, Thailand
  • Application of combined emergent plants in floating bed for phytoremediation of landscape pond in South China
  • Analysis of polychlorinated biphenyls treatment present in transformers oils
  • Assessment of heavy metal contamination zones of biota of Western Uttar Pradesh Terrain, India using atomic absorption spectroscopy

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Reliability and Safety

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  • Reliability estimation of photovoltaic system using Markov process and dynamic programming approach
  • Goodness-of-fit test for generalised renewal process
  • Reliability evaluation for wireless sensor network with clustering structure based on universal generating function
  • Reliability analysis of Finometer and AGE-Reader devices in a clinical research trial
  • Model validation based on random set theory
  • Simulation of a non-stationary gamma wear process
  • Modelling composite performance variable of deteriorating systems using empirical evidence and artificial neural network
  • Necessary and sufficient conditions for calculus of variations under interval uncertainty

25 June 2018

Special issue published: "Exergetic Dimensions of Energy Systems"

International Journal of Exergy 26(1/2) 2018
  • Energy and exergy analyses of a solar air heater with wire mesh-covered absorber plate
  • Comparative energy and exergy studies of combined CO2 Brayton-organic Rankine cycle integrated with solar tower plant
  • Exergo-economic analysis of parabolic trough integrated cogeneration power plant
  • An experimental investigation of biodiesel-biogas dual-fuel engine based on energy and exergy analysis
  • Thermodynamic analysis of sensible thermal energy storage in water filled PET bottles
  • Second law analysis of wildfire evolution under wind and slope effect
  • One-dimensional exergy analysis of an unglazed low-cost PhotoVoltaic/Thermal solar collector
  • Increasing engine efficiency at part load with the exhaust valve control: a simplified modelling approach
  • Entropy generation analysis of multilayer PCM slabs integrated with fins
  • Natural rubber-nanodiamond films for the minimisation of losses in dielectric energy harvesters
  • Exergoeconomic optimisation of basic and regenerative triple-evaporator combined power and refrigeration cycles
  • Energetic and exergetic comparative analysis of advanced vapour compression cycles for cooling applications using alternative refrigerants

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Autonomic Computing

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  • Ontology design and development using ontology editors along with semantic search patterns towards intelligent retrieval of information on web: case studies 
  • Energy-QoS tradeoffs in J2EE hosting centres 
  • Improving lower extremity joint kinematics during jump landing using an automated vibrotactile biofeedback system 
  • A group housing society ontology in Swoop 2.3 Beta 4 and Protege 3.4.4 
  • Mosaic: a secure and practical remote voting system

Special issue published: "Computing with Polymorphic Uncertain Data"

International Journal of Reliability and Safety 12(1/2) 2018
  • Uncertainty assessment in the results of inverse problems: applied to damage detection in masonry dams
  • Numerical simulation of wooden structures with polymorphic uncertainty in material properties
  • Using statistical and interval-based approaches to propagate snow measurement uncertainty to structural reliability
  • Extrapolation of extreme traffic load effects on a cable-stayed bridge based on weigh-in-motion measurements
  • Solving the power allocation problem using methods with result verification
  • Fatigue reliability evaluation of short-span concrete bridges under dynamic impacts of stochastic truck loading
  • Structural dynamic problems in time domain under uncertainty: an interval finite element approach
  • Solution of uncertain linear systems of equations with probability-box parameters
  • Reliable power flow and short circuit analysis of systems with uncertain data
  • A fuzzy surrogate modelling approach for real-time predictions in mechanised tunnelling
  • Equilibrium equations in interval models of structures

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Exergy

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  • Exergy destruction analysis of heat exchanger in waste heat recovery system in Kroll process
  • Influence of environmental temperature on exergetic parameters of a combined cycle power plant
  • Solar thermochemical Dy2O3/DyO water splitting cycle for hydrogen production
  • Irreversibility analysis in a low Peclet-number electroosmotic transport through an asymmetrically heated microchannel
  • Optimisation of a small solar organic Rankine cycle based on the exergetic analysis

23 June 2018

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Trade and Global Markets

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  • Forecasting methods for safeguarding ASEAN-5 stock exchanges during extreme volatility
  • Household savings of Slovakia: effects of banks, dependency ratio, transitory income and unemployment
  • The unemployment impact of immigrant workers in Thailand
  • Ownership structure and operational efficiency in emerging market: the case of Korea
  • Analysis of economy aspects in the policy on establishing housing and settlement in West Java, Indonesia
  • Machiavellianism, tax knowledge, and ethical perceptions of tax avoidance: survey of undergraduate students in West Java, Indonesia
  • Causality nexus between trade, political instability, FDI and economic growth: Nigeria experience
  • Internet banking service quality in South Africa: a qualitative analysis of consumer perceptions
  • The determinants of risk disclosure in the Indonesian non-listed banks
  • When is earnings management really good news? Evidences from Indonesia
  • The effect of corporate strategy on earnings management
  • The relationship between creativity, entrepreneurial attitude and entrepreneurial intention (case study on the students of State Polytechnic Malang)
  • Sustainable entrepreneurship in industrial ecology: the cheese case in Mexico
  • Financial management using moderate capitalism for dairy cow farms in Maha Sarakham Province, Thailand
  • Effects of non-tariff barriers on Thai exports of key vegetables to ASEAN countries

22 June 2018

Special issue published: "Machine Learning and the Internet of Things"

International Journal of Internet of Things and Cyber-Assurance 1(2) 2018
  • Use of adaptive algorithm for impulsive noise cancellation
  • Design and study of dual band slotted patch radiator using bio-inspired optimisation approach for wireless communication
  • Dictionary-based intra-prediction framework for image compression via sparse representation
  • Employing an efficient tamper detection mechanism for IoT-based healthcare systems
  • An architecture for HESTIA: high-level and extensible system for training and infrastructure risk assessment

Special issue published: "An Interdisciplinary Review of Financial and Operational Issues in Emerging Industries"

International Journal of Trade and Global Markets 11(1/2) 2018
  • Does export promotion policy benefit for ASEAN economic development?
  • Identification of the connection between tourism demand and economic growth in ASEAN-3
  • Corporate governance and social disclosure: a comparative study of listed hospitality industries in South East Asia
  • Influence of personality on impulsive buying behaviour among Indonesian young consumers
  • Operating the impossible trinity before and after the global financial crisis 2007-2008: evidence in Vietnam
  • Determinants of momentum strategy and return in short time horizon: case in Indonesian stock market
  • Analysis of ESOP implementation determinants at companies in Indonesia
  • Constructed interpretation of tax compliance through the historicity, rationality, and actuality of Pancasila (cases in Indonesia)
  • Determinants of adoption of mobile banking: evidence from rural Karnataka in India
  • Analysis of marketing strategies and competitive advantages of two producers special foods in Garut
  • The penetration of business excellence model approach and interconnection with corporate social responsibility in emerging country: a case study in the Czech Republic
  • The critical factors of research and innovation creation in public universities in Thailand
  • The relationship between competitive advantage and the value relevance of accounting information
  • Perception of contractual risk allocation in the oil and gas contracts in Malaysia
  • The effect of environmental performance and disclosure on financial performance

20 June 2018

International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing to publish expanded papers from WIDECOM 2019

Extended versions of papers presented at the International Conference on Wireless, Intelligent and Distributed Environment for Communication (11-13 February 2019, University of Milan, Italy) will be published by the International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing.

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments

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  • Promoting strategy research on blended teaching mode reform in colleges and universities: a case study in China
  • Social media adoption in higher education: a case study involving IT/IS students
  • Motivations for using social media: comparative study based on cultural differences between American and Jordanian students
  • Using community-mediated learning tools for informal learning online
  • Students' perspectives on RateMyProfessors.com: an empirical investigation of perception and attitude
  • Affordances of Twitter as a pedagogical tool in education: critical analysis of doctoral research studies

19 June 2018

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Inventory Research

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  • A stochastic lot sizing model with partial backordering and imperfect production processes
  • Assessment of inventory class performance utilising inventory turn and days on hand
  • On the viability of partial inventory pooling
  • Impact of inventory sharing on service availability and transportation levels in time-differentiated distribution
  • Cooperative advertising in a closed-loop supply chain to encourage customers to return their used products

International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing to publish expanded papers from WIDECOM 2019

Extended versions of papers presented at the International Conference on Wireless, Intelligent and Distributed Environment for Communication (11-13 February 2019, University of Milan, Italy) will be published by the International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing.

Special issue published: "Information Technology and Sustainable Agro-Environmental Management"

International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics 4(1) 2018
  • Geoinformatics as a tool for the application of energy policy
  • An overview of food businesses in the Western Greece and the extent to which they use information systems
  • Land use change and soil fertility assessment in the vicinity of Zagreb landfill
  • The use of vegetation indices and change detection techniques as a tool for monitoring ecosystem and biodiversity integrity
  • Promoting soil bioengineering in the Mediterranean ecoregion with new tools and approaches

New Editor for International Journal of Technoentrepreneurship

Prof. Jin Chen from Tsinghua University in China has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Technoentrepreneurship.

18 June 2018

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Web Engineering and Technology

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  • Web 1.0 to Web 2.0: an observational study and empirical evidence for the historical r(evolution) of the social web
  • A framework for benchmarking public websites in the labour sector
  • A team discovery model for crowdsourcing tasks to social networks
  • Knowledge management in organisations: mapping the research literature

Special issue published: "Internet of Things: Principles, Methodologies, and Applications"

International Journal of High Performance Systems Architecture 7(4) 2017
  • A new ontology ranking method with OntoDUIA for ontology retrieval system
  • Cloud computing resources scheduling optimisation based on improved bat algorithm via wavelet perturbations
  • Invulnerability analysis in intelligent transportation system
  • Smart generic cabling and network planning in office network
  • SparkCUDE: a spark-based differential evolution for large-scale global optimisation
  • A new quantum rotation angle of quantum-inspired evolutionary algorithm for TSP
Additional paper
  • Analysis of WSN routing protocols for the application of forest fire prevention

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics

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  • Facilitating agronomic mobile data management in a crop field
  • Data mining and optimisation issues in the food industry
  • Determinants of adoption of soil and water and conservation techniques: evidence from Northern Ghana
  • Influence of climatic and non-climatic factors on sustainable food security in India: a statistical investigation

Special issue published: "Developing Business and Marketing Strategies in Web-Based Communities"

International Journal of Web Based Communities 14(2) 2018
  • Motivations and stake management in producing YouTube 'bro-science' videos for baldness treatment
  • Applying resource mobilisation and political process theories to explore social media and environmental protest in contemporary China
  • Usage factors of location-based social applications: the case of Foursquare
  • The role of sense of community in brand online social networking
  • Understanding Empowerment in Social Media Context: Lessons from Indonesian Migrant Domestic Workers
  • Elimination of backward browsing using decomposition and compression for efficient navigation prediction

15 June 2018

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management

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  • Betrayal of local government whistleblowers: expecting rights and resources, facing harsh realities
  • Leading with emotional labour: the interplay of six emotions
  • Preparing for transformational change: a framework for assessing organisational change readiness
  • Innovation, resiliency and transformation: leveraging the strength of older marginalised women
  • Managing for results: the US Coast Guard Marine Safety program
  • Integrated reporting and its impact on organisational change
  • Approaches to enhancing communication between healthcare providers and recipients
  • The resilience of appreciative inquiry allies: business education sustains the business community
  • Conducting appreciative inquiry in the virtual world
  • Positive approaches to enhance customer-focused knowledge sharing culture in a financial services organisation
  • Hindering appreciative intelligence® and follower sensemaking through hostile leadership

Special issue published: "Quantitative Energy Finance Applied to Environmental and Climate Problems"

International Journal of Global Energy Issues 41(1/2/3/4)
  • Regional analysis of the relationship between CO2 emissions and financial development
  • Fuel taxes and consumer behaviour: a Markov-switching approach
  • Oil price shocks and OECD equity markets: distinguishing between supply and demand effects
  • On the relationship between liquid commodities and financial variables: a Bayesian VAR approach
  • Optimal management of an oil exploitation
  • Investigating the price linkage between the Asian LNG spot and East Asian LNG prices and its implications
  • Electricity retail competition: the case of the UK
  • Thermal energy storage using phase change materials: a way forward
  • Attributes of a viable policy for the Vietnam electricity sector: opinions of stakeholders
  • Energy transition: between economic opportunity and the need for financing?
  • Understanding volatility and leverage effects in bunker markets
  • Growth in transport sector CO2 emissions in Tunisia: an analysis using a bounds testing approach
  • Are US gasoline price responses asymmetric? Another look

Special issue on: "Employee Satisfaction and Engagement: Theory and Praxis for Today’s Excellence"

International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management 18(1/2) 2018
  • Enablers of employee engagement and its subsequent impact on job satisfaction
  • Engagement as an antecedent of the satisfaction-performance relation: a study with line managers
  • The mediating role of work engagement between psychosocial safety climate and organisational citizenship behaviours: a study in the nursing and health sector in Quebec
  • Linking women's glass ceiling beliefs and employee satisfaction: the mediation of engagement
  • Women and the glass ceiling in the community of Madrid hotel industry
  • Human resources management in responsible small businesses: why, how and for what?
  • Excellence in public administration: job satisfaction as a factor of good administration

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Global Energy Issues

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  • Development of a simple power controller for horizontal-axis standalone tidal current energy generation system 
  • What matters in residential energy consumption: evidence from France 
  • How much can nuclear energy do about global warming? 
  • Comparing biomass-based and conventional heating systems with costly CO2 emissions: cost estimations and breakeven prices for large-scale district heating schemes 
  • Identifying the drivers of environmental pressures: evidence from Tunisia

14 June 2018

Cyber threats to connected cars

Connected cars could be as vulnerable to so-called “cyber attack” as the smartphone in your hand or the personal computer on your desktop, according to a new study from the UK. “Connected cars are no different from other nodes on the internet of things and face many of the same generic cybersecurity threats,” the team reports. They point out that the sheer number of putatively connected vehicles represents the biggest problem to be addressed and yet there have been few contributions to the debate. There are threats that are peculiar to connected cars rather than any other Internet of Things (IoT) device, PC, or mobile.

The team – David Morris, Garikayi Madzudzo, and Alexeis Garcia-Perez of the Centre for Business in Society, at Coventry University, UK – highlights several features of connected cars:
  • Improved safety through better road infrastructure, onboard safety systems, automatic ‘Smart SOS’ emergency services’ calling (for example, e-Call)
  • Enhanced vehicle security through more sophisticated access systems
  • Better use of road infrastructure to reduce congestion, enable smart parking, and spread journeys through time
  • Safer and more accessible driving for those whose driving abilities are compromised enhancing employment and leisure opportunities
  • Greener driving through reduced emissions
  • User and usage-based, including driving style and habits, insurance premiums providing an incentive for safer driving
  • Improved vehicle maintenance and reliability
  • The improvement of air quality
  • Opportunities for passengers to use the time spent on car journeys in more interesting and/or productive ways
  • Improved payment services for fuel (including e-car battery charging), pay-as-you-drive insurance, parking charges and other car-related mobility services.
The team adds, however, that each additional feature and function in a connected car brings with it digital security risks and vulnerabilities that could expose critical vehicle systems to those who might exploit them for illegal activity. “The potential costs of vehicle cybersecurity attacks and their prevention measures need to be weighed up against the undoubted benefits which technological innovations in connected cars may bring,” the team says.

There are four prominent features that must be investigated to which the researchers allude. First, the largely commercial nature of “cyberspace” makes regulation and usage very difficult to control. Secondly, there is such a vast array of components across the globe with countless sources and intermediaries handling them during manufacture and in use. Thirdly, there is huge potential for new vulnerabilities and risks to emerge suddenly, so-called zero-day attacks, for instance. Finally, the very nature of cyber threats is highly covert and so the public, business, and government assessment of potential risk underestimates the reality by a long way.

The team concludes that in order to mitigate the threat of cybersecurity, “Coordinated research and development strategies must be developed. Cross-disciplinary research in implementing security into control systems will be needed to provide the solutions necessary to combat cybersecurity incidents.”

Morris, D., Madzudzo, G. and Garcia-Perez, A. (2018) ‘Cybersecurity and the auto industry: the growing challenges presented by connected cars’, Int. J. Automotive Technology and Management, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp.105–118.

13 June 2018

Special issue published: "Management and Decision Making in Transport"

International Journal of Decision Support Systems 2(4) 2017
  • Maritime ports economic effect on regional development: estimations for the major maritime ports in Greece
  • A simulation approach to 'quay-to-shore storage area' container transfer problem
  • A combined MCDA - Monte Carlo simulation approach for the evaluation of investment decisions on public transit
  • Residential property market prices estimation using spatial analysis models
  • Quantitative financial analysis for the estimation of road accident costs
  • Data envelopment analysis for investigating optimal road safety policies utilising global epidemiological, risk exposure and socio-economic statistics

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

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  • On quantifying the uncertainty of stochastic process power spectrum estimates subject to missing data
  • Data recovery via hybrid sensor networks for vibration monitoring of civil structures
  • Effect of frequency domain attributes of wavelet analysis filter banks for structural damage localisation using the relative wavelet entropy index
  • Modal identification of seismically isolated bridges with piers having different heights
  • Assessment of fibre optic strain gauges for field use in India
  • Uncertainty quantification of thermal image-based concrete diagnosis
  • Structural health assessment using extended and unscented Kalman filters
  • Towards real-time health monitoring of structural systems via recursive Bayesian filtering and reduced order modelling
  • Robust methods for outlier detection and regression for SHM applications

Special section published: "Recent Developments in Biomechanics and Biomechanics-Focused Processes/Product Analysis/Development"

International Journal of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics 4(2/3) 2018
  • Non-Newtonian blood flow and coupled blood-wall oxygen mass transport in a 180° curved artery
  • The effects of trabecular architectures on transferring dynamic loads to the brain
  • Finite element analysis for knee implants with suitable material combinations
  • High rate failure properties of human aortic tissue under longitudinal extension
  • High strain rate compressive behaviour of human heart
  • Experimental studies and effective finite element modelling of foot deformation in standing
  • Effects of athletic footwear on plantar force during rope skipping
  • Kinematic analysis on sliding shot put
  • Analysis on the gait of lower limbs in different walking speed
  • Study of isokinetic strength training's rehabilitating effects on elite athletes after knee joint ACL reconstruction surgery

12 June 2018

Special issue published: "Teaching Inequality in an Age of Pluralism"

International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education 9(1/2) 2018
  • The dynamics of inequality in the human story: a brief sketch
  • Beyond left-right: teaching inequality with four ideological lenses
  • Behind the masks of total choice: teaching alienation in the age of inequality
  • Teaching health in an era of inequality
  • Challenges and pedagogies for teaching inequality in undergraduate development economics
  • Teaching about poverty and inequality: critical pedagogy and personal experience in the learner-centred classroom
  • Teaching to think: challenges and suitability of teaching inequality topics in a business school
  • What can teaching economists learn from poverty simulations run by nursing faculty?
  • Pass GO and collect $610: modified Monopoly for teaching inequality
  • Teaching wealth inequality in the Eurozone: an outline based on HFCS data
Teaching commons
  • What the fishing boats have in common: a classroom experiment
Additional papers
  • On pluralism and economics
  • Old habits die hard: or, why has economics not become an evolutionary science?

Special issue published: "Challenges in Smart Reasoning Intelligent Systems"

International Journal of Reasoning-based Intelligent Systems 10(2) 2018
  • Clustering algorithm for wireless sensor network to improve the efficiency of acnode
  • Fuzzy neural network learning based on hierarchical agglomerative T-S fuzzy inference
  • Key data for cloud computing based on ensemble clustering approximate analysis
  • Design of unsupervised facial expression animation based on geometric grid measurement
  • Factor analysis model of the result of hospitalised patients with neurosis
  • Multi-criteria decision making method based on analytic hierarchy process with intuitionistic fuzzy preference information
  • MapReduce optimisation information query method for file management system
  • Dynamic path planning of mobile robot based on ant colony algorithm
  • Construction of evaluation system of sports talent training scheme based on data mining
  • Design of college students' physique monitoring and service platform based on computer and network
  • Decision making model of energy consumption based on multi uncertain factors
  • WSNs heterogeneous cluster routing based on distributed fuzzy logic inference
  • Facial feature extraction based on principal component analysis and class independent kernel sparse representation
  • An Arabic natural language interface for querying relational databases based on natural language processing and graph theory methods

11 June 2018

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation

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  • Treatments for reliability improvement in thick oxides diffusion and gate replacement I/O transistors
  • A study of the effect of panel dimensions and projectile diameter on ballistic limit velocity
  • Determination of optimum aging temperature and time, mechanical and wear properties for Cu-9Ni-6Sn spinodal bronze alloy cast using permanent mould
  • Structural, morphological and microwave dielectric properties of (Bi1-xEux)NbO4 ceramics prepared by the sol-gel method
  • Analysing dielectric interphase in carbon-black-filled polymer composite materials

Special issue published: "R/Evolutions. New Technologies and Services in the Automotive Industry"

International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management 18(2) 2018
  • When disruptors converge: the last automobile revolution
  • Cybersecurity and the auto industry: the growing challenges presented by connected cars
  • Isolated car manufacturers? The political positions of the automotive industry on the real driving emissions regulation
  • Defining mega-platform strategies: the potential impacts of dynamic competition in China
  • Just-in-time workforce? Temporary workers as a structural aspect of lean production in the US auto industry

New Editor for International Journal of Inventory Research

Dr. Chun-Hung Chiu from Sun Yat-sen University in China has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Inventory Research.

8 June 2018

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Electronic Business

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  • Examining factors affecting mobile commerce adoption of Chinese consumers
  • Website content and design in SME: insights from Portugal
  • A bibliometric analysis on Data Mining and Big Data
  • Integrating multiple recommendation schemes for designing sales force support system: a travel agency example

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions are now available here for free:
  • Mapping the reliability of the additive log-ratio transformation
  • Data mining techniques for vestibular data classification
  • A survey on the digital enhancement of the archaeological sites on Google and a multimedia pilot project in the Agrigento Valley of the Temples in Sicily (Italy)
  • IoT application for the estimation of option price
  • TolkArt: an IoT platform to create intelligent art exhibition of talking objects

6 June 2018

Special issue published: "Smart Cities, Big Data and R&D"

International Journal of Economics and Business Research 15(4) 2018
  • Factors affecting ERP implementation success in Jordanian commercial banks sector
  • The use of data mining techniques in accounting and finance as a corporate strategic tool: an empirical investigation on banks operating in emerging economies
  • Big data: balancing between risks and opportunities - UAE perspective
  • ICT investments, human capital development and institutions in ECOWAS
  • Applicability of activity-based costing in the Jordanian hospitality industry
  • The degree of applying the electronic administration in Departments of Jordanian Educational Ministry
  • Entrepreneurship training and skills development in Africa: evidence from Koforidua Technical University, Ghana
  • Causality between economic growth and investment in the United Arab Emirates
  • A study of the interaction between exchange rates and stock market prices

Special issue published: "Managerial Perspectives, Issues and Challenges of Swachh Bharat (Clean India) Campaign"

International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management 16(4) 2018
  • E-waste management awareness and intentions among youth consumers: the mediating role of motivation
  • Employee perception on organisational concern for Swachh Bharat campaign: a study on manufacturing firms in Durgapur
  • Involvement led attitudes towards responsible waste management under Swachh Bharat campaign: a study of government employees working in National Capital Region of India
  • Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Indian corporate sector: presence, predictors and practices
  • Additional papers
  • A multiple perspective view to rampant fraudulent culture in the Indian insurance industry
  • Influence of antecedents of expectations on perceived quality: a study of rural and urban subcultures
  • Chanakya's 'Arthashastra': management practices by Indian values

International Journal of Powertrains to publish expanded papers from PMC 2018

Extended versions of papers presented at the 4th Biennial International Conference on Powertrain Modelling and Control Testing, Mapping and Calibration (10-11 September 2018, Loughborough, UK) will be published by the International Journal of Powertrains.

Themed issue published: "Recent Advances on Consumer Electronics"

International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions 8(1) 2018
  • An intelligent emergency rescue assistance system for mountaineers
  • Blind spot monitoring at night-time using rear-view camera
  • An auto-configuring mesh protocol with proactive source routing for Bluetooth Low Energy
  • Light field compression on sliced lenslet array
Additional papers
  • Secure RSA implementation against horizontal correlation power analysis attack
  • WebRTC security measures and weaknesses
  • Trust assessment of X.509 certificate based on certificate authority trustworthiness and its certificate policy

5 June 2018

World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research to publish expanded papers from 2018 International Conference on Advanced Logistics and Transport

Extended versions of papers presented at the 7th edition of the 2018 International Conference on Advanced Logistics and Transport (9-12 December 2018, Montreal, Canada) will be published by the World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research.

Special issue published: "Signals and System Modelling, Design and Simulation"

International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control 29(4) 2018
  • On λ-matrices and their applications in MIMO control systems design
  • PCB-planar transformers equivalent circuit model identification using genetic algorithm
  • An interactive design strategy for fractional order PI controllers in LabVIEW
  • Design and real-time implementation of hybrid fractional order controller for grid connected wind energy conversion system
  • A comparative study between methods of detection and localisation of open-circuit faults in a three phase voltage inverter fed induction motor
  • Robust fuzzy sliding mode control for air supply on PEM fuel cell system
  • Hilbert Huang transform and pattern recognition to detect defects in induction motor
  • Investigation of radio channel model in indoor environment at 60 GHz
  • Time delay finite time control of unified power flow controller for power flow reference tracking

Newly announced journal: International Journal of Cybernetics and Cyber-Physical Systems

Cybernetics is a transdisciplinary approach to studying how humans, animals and machines control and communicate with each other. A cyber-physical system is a mechanism operated by computer-based algorithms, tightly integrated with the Internet and its users. To reflect new developments, particularly in intelligent systems, the International Journal of Cybernetics and Cyber-Physical Systems pays close attention to emerging methodologies, techniques/algorithms and applications in cybernetics and cyber-physical systems. IJCCPS is unique in its focus on system integration.

4 June 2018

Personalised social engineering

Anybody can become the victim of a confidence trick, in the modern parlance they might succumb to social engineering. Through such illicit tools, a third party might gain access to the contents of one’s hard drive, one’s bank account, or even steal one’s identity for nefarious purposes. Human behaviour and deception cut to the core of the modern hacker’s approach to breaching so-called cyber security.

A snippet of information, a date of birth, a mother’s unmarried name, a home address leaked by the gullible or deceived can be added to information gleaned from social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter where users commonly share their innermost secrets with no regard for privacy or ultimately their personal online security. Researchers have previously demonstrated that human personality traits can influence the susceptibility of an individual to manipulation related to social engineering deception attacks and exploits. By creating a cognitive dissonance, a trickster might obtain useful information, such as login details, by simple of sophisticated deception. The end result will always be the same – a third party having access to an account, information, and data to which they have no legitimate claim.

Now, James Stewart of Keiser University, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Maurice Dawson of the Illinois Institute of Technology, in Chicago, USA, have undertaken a quantitative and non-experimental study to investigate what specific factors lead to gullibility in an individual faced with social engineering threats based on personality traits. The team points out that security professionals are yet to address completely the human factors involved in data breaches and other hacking and cracking efforts. Nobody has yet found a viable strategy for investigating these nor has conventional training in security whether homeland security or business security squared up to the risks in a satisfying manner. “However, the human element has the greatest potential to compromise the embedded technology,” Keiser and Dawson assert.

It has previously been observed that behaviour patterns and indicators, such as threat vulnerability, threat severity, trust, commitment, fear, and obedience to authority can often be manipulated by confidence tricksters of all kinds. The presence of such personality traits is commonly a strong indicator of social engineering susceptibility. The team has also looked for correlates with age, education level, country and other factors, such as ethnicity.

“The principle of influence independent variables were reactance, affective commitment and continuance commitment. The dependent susceptibility variable was a scored grouping of the principle of influence factors that included trust, vulnerability and threat and obedience,” the team concludes.

Stewart, J. and Dawson, M. (2018) ‘How the modification of personality traits leave one vulnerable to manipulation in social engineering’, Int. J. Information Privacy, Security and Integrity, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp.187–208.

2 June 2018

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Collaborative Enterprise

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Collaborative Enterprise are now available here for free:
  • Economic production of VAc and VEOVA 10 emulsion polymer using factorial design
  • Unsupervised clustering of materials properties using hierarchical techniques
  • Managing the uncertainty in time scheduling of public construction works in Greece
  • Causes of cost overruns on infrastructure projects in Saudi Arabia
  • Developing online approaches to visually inspect quality characteristics with known tolerances
  • Resiliency characteristics of a competitive and collaborative complex adaptive supply network

1 June 2018

International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics to publish expanded papers from Ergonomics 2018

Extended versions of papers presented at the Ergonomics 2018 (13-16 June 2018, Zadar, Croatia) will be published by the International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics.

Special issue published: "Sensor Networks and Cloud Computing – Part 2"

International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms 10(4) 2018
  • Fault tolerant big bang-big crunch for task allocation in cloud infrastructure
  • Prolonging the network life in wireless sensors network - using refined region of interest
  • Adaptive type-2 fuzzy controller for nonlinear delay dominant MIMO systems: an experimental paradigm in LabVIEW
  • Round estimation period for cluster-based routing in mobile wireless sensor networks
  • A review on congestion control system using APU and D-FPAV in VANET
  • Energy efficient virtual machine consolidation for cloud data centres using analytic hierarchy process

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Enterprise Network Management

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  • Utilitarian dimensions and behavioural inconsistencies of young fanatic mobile phone users - a study on Indian perspectives
  • An analysis of barriers in information sharing in supply chains
  • Analysis of feature selection measures for text categorisation
  • A theoretical analysis of wireless localisation scamming attacks using silence mechanism
  • Evaluation of a FCM-based FSVM classifier using fuzzy index
  • Maximising energy efficiency using data aggregation in sensor networks

Research Picks – 1 June 2018

Waste not, want not
Material recirculation – repurposing and recycling waste – is considered a more sustainable approach than running a linear economy where products that are obsolete or redundant are simply disposed of. Conventional recycling of glass, plastics, paper, and other materials is costly and energy intensive and reclaims the waste as new material for further manufacturing. This is perhaps the most well-known approach to material recirculation, but there are other options. “Entirely new products might be fabricated from cleaned, but otherwise unprocessed waste items. Industrial symbiosis and upcycling are two strategies to make new products from discards that can be said to work on both extremes of the volume scale,” report a team from Sweden. They have investigated the state of the art in this area and suggest that the main challenge is a lack of reliable material property data for discarded materials. This hinders well-informed screening and so we need to put in place a way to better understand the processes needed for designing with waste.
Ordoñez, I. and Rexfelt, O. (2017) ‘Designing from the dumpster: experiences of developing products using discards‘, Int. J. Sustainable Design, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp.61-78.

The data age
Data security and privacy protection are constantly in the technology news and with recent scandals associated with social media and election and referendum interference and manipulation they are also become prominent topics in the mainstream news outlets. The issue of privacy and security is perhaps nowhere more critical than in the area of cloud computing where much of the data a user (whether individual, corporate entity, or even government) is entrusted to remote, third-party servers for storage and processing with all the attendant issues of trust and risks of said third party being compromised by yet another party. Cloud computing is an essential part of the modern computing mix. Countless systems would not function at all without it. Researchers in China have now laid bare several of the problems we might face in utilising this paradigm.
Kong, W., Lei, Y. and Ma, J. (2018) ‘Data security and privacy information challenges in cloud computing‘, Int. J. Computational Science and Engineering, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp.215-218.

Flying elephants
Researchers from Brazil have turned to flying elephants to help them model how an object might be coated with spheres of a given size. Such a problem arises in nanotechnology, in understanding the behaviour of living cells and biomacromolecules, pathogens infecting another organism, and perhaps more mundane in packing everyday objects. The question is a global optimisation problem and these normally have a lot of local minima points which requires a lot of calculating to work out an answer. This is where the flying elephants are useful. The flying elephants help smooth a given non-differentiable problem. The elephants represent ways to reach a solution, they can fly anywhere but when they land, they squeeze out many of the less likely minima. The concept is merely a metaphor, but its simple description converted into an algorithmic tool offers a heavyweight answer to the question.
Lubke, D.C., Xavier, V.L., Venceslau, H.M. and Xavier, A.E. (2018) ‘Flying elephants method applied to the problem of covering solid bodies with spheres‘, Int. J. Metaheuristics, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp.30-42.

Networking Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s disease was first identified by German psychiatrist and neuropathologist Alois Alzheimer in 1907 and is the most common form of dementia in the elderly. Its causes and effects are complicated and research into understanding the disease and its causes, finding ways to treat it, and perhaps even preventing it from occurring in the first place is wide and far-reaching and represented by lots of different scientific nodes. Researchers in Portugal have used various tools to visualise the scientific research as a network of intellectual endeavours associated with this devastating and fatal disease. Their paper offers a detailed analytical mapping of the research and charts progress with various useful parameters ultimately supplying researchers with new tools and enabling healthcare practitioners to improve their knowledge of trends and developments in Alzheimer’s research.
Pestana, M.H. and Sobral, M.R. (2018) ‘Alzheimer’s disease research: a network science approach‘, Int. J. Multivariate Data Analysis, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp.201-217.