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Special issue published: "Recent Advances of Computational Intelligence Techniques in Computer Network Modelling and Performance Optimisation"
International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms 9(2/3) 2017
- A lightweight mutual authentication protocol based on elliptic curve cryptography for IoT devices
- Intrusion detection by initial classification-based on protocol type
- Performance comparison of discrete particle swarm optimisation and shuffled frog leaping algorithm in multiprocessor task scheduling problem
- A hybrid fruit fly optimisation algorithm to solve the flow shop scheduling problems with multi-objectives
- An efficient game theoretic based computation offloading framework for network optimisation in mobile cloud IoT systems
- Ant colony-based load balancing and fault recovery for cloud computing environment
- A novel lightweight key management scheme for RFID-sensor integrated hierarchical MANET based on internet of things
- Mobility dependent clustering-based data transmission under variable data rate for different node densities in vehicular ad hoc network
- Modified fitness-based swarm intelligence approach for routing in wireless sensor networks
- A novel approach to automate test data generation for data flow testing based on hybrid adaptive PSO-GA algorithm
Call for papers: "Applied Economics and Business"
For a special issue
of the International Journal of Economics and Business Research
The aim of this special issue is to discuss the development and application of business management techniques, including simulation, optimisation, and statistical analysis, which can help to improve decision making in the area of business management and economics.
We invite both theoretical and applied research papers discussing topics relevant to the concepts related to business, management and economics. The special issue's overall aim is to provide a dedicated venue for such research to be shared and discussed, and thus to highlight the breadth and depth of efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of this area of research.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:
- Information economics
- Resource economics
- Money and banking
- Growth and innovation
- Contemporary research in business
- Organisational behaviour
- Corporate governance
- Financial reporting
- Innovative business models and organisational change
- Management information systems
- Supply chain management
- Engineering management
- Organisational planning
Manuscripts due by: 1 June, 2017
Notification to authors: 1 August, 2017
Final versions due by: 1 October, 2017
Special issue published: "Advanced Engine Combustion"
International Journal of Powertrains 6(1) 2017
- Partially premixed combustion multi-cylinder engine cycle-to-cycle-oriented temperature estimation and control
- Development of MGE 1.8T combustion system assisted by numerical simulation
- Simulation and experiments of advanced gasoline engine combustion modes from spark ignition to compression ignition
- Natural gas/diesel RCCI CFD simulations using multi-component fuel surrogates
Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering
The following sample articles from the International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering
are now available here for free
- The influence of shock-pad density and footwear cushioning on heel impact and forefoot loading during running and turning movements
- A chrome coating from a trivalent chromium bath containing extremely low concentration of Cr3+ ions
- Laser method based on imaging and analysis of scattered light used for assessment of cylindrical surfaces after dynamic burnishing process
- Electrospark deposition of ZrB2-TiB2 composite coating on Cu-Cr-Zr alloy electrodes
- Mechanical analysis and high temperature wear behaviour of AlCrN/DLC coated titanium alloy
- High power diode laser surface melting of SUS 420F steel: investigations on the microstructural, and mechanical properties
- Interfacial reaction and friction properties of Fe-based TiC composite coating
Special issue published: "International Issues in Entrepreneurship"
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business 30(4) 2017
- International entrepreneurship research: how it evolved and directions for the future
- French technology start-ups: how and why are they succeeding?
- Internationalisation of family business groups in transition economies
- The role of professional service providers during the initial stages of international entrepreneurship: a neo-institutionalist view
- International entrepreneurship research: mapping and cognitive structures
- Unravelling the link between creativity and individual entrepreneurial behaviour: the moderating role of Islamic Work Ethics
- International convergence and divergence on family entrepreneurship problems: the case of family firms in Japan
- Institutional asymmetry as a challenge in tackling the grey economy in Bulgaria
- Dynamic capabilities, managerial and marketing capabilities and their impact on the competitive advantage and firm performance
Call for papers: "Applications of Data Envelopment Analysis in Manufacturing"
For a special issue
of the International Journal of Engineering Management and Economics
The manufacturing sector is a major driver of growth for the economy of several countries. Technological progress and the increased wealth of consumers have stimulated manufacturing companies to sell a large variety of products in the market. Market competition has become more and more globalised, complex, and uncertain, therefore, the manufacturing environment has been drastically affected by such changes.
The need for lowering operations costs, improving production efficiency and productivity, increasing flexibility and meeting environmental requirements has made managers’ decision-making very hard, forcing firms to deal with a huge number of metrics to constantly evaluate the performance of both their manufacturing system and their competitors.
Non-parametric methods based on the data envelopment analysis (DEA) approach are now widely used and accepted as benchmarking and performance evaluation techniques. This is different from conventional statistical methods which focus on central tendencies, DEA is interested in identifying units that are either on the frontier of best performers or units which are far from them providing information that conventional methods are unable to discover. Furthermore, as DEA allows for the analysis of a multiplicity of inputs and outputs of the manufacturing system at the same time, it provides a comprehensive investigation of its performance.
We aim to address research on applications of data envelopment analysis in the broad area of manufacturing. This special issue welcomes both methodological contributions and empirical quantitative research based on surveys, case studies, etc. Interdisciplinary research is also encouraged.
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
- Measuring eco-efficiency in production
- Supplier selection and ranking
- Selection of manufacturing technologies
- Measuring performance of the supply and logistic chain
- Performance analysis of manufacturing companies and sectors
- Performance evaluation of production processes
- Methodological advances of DEA
Manuscripts due by: 15 July, 2017
Notification to authors: 30 September, 2017
Final versions due by: 30 November, 2017
Call for papers: "Data Engineering and Intelligent Computing Systems"
For a special issue
of the International Journal of Autonomic Computing
We aim to identify the challenging problems faced during the development of innovative knowledge and to offer suitable solutions for the problems, also providing a research opportunity that brings together researchers, industry practitioners, as well as potential users of ICT for discussion. The ideas will be useful to tackle complex problems, find advanced solutions and exchange of ideas on the latest developments in data science and intelligent information technologies. We aim to shape the future research directions through the publication of high quality, applied and theoretical research findings.
The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the National Conference on Data Science and Intelligent Information Systems (NCDSIIT17)
, but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:
- Cloud computing and database-as-a-service
- Database privacy, security and trust
- Data warehousing and SQL analytics
- E- learning
- Data integration, metadata management and interoperability
- Data models, semantics, query languages
- Data mining and knowledge discovery
- Data provenance, workflows, scientific data management
- Data visualisation and interactive data exploration
- Distributed and parallel databases, scalable analytics
- Graph data, RDF and web data, social networks
- Information extraction and data cleaning
- Modern hardware and in-memory database systems
- Query processing, indexing and optimisation
- Stream systems and sensor networks
- Temporal, spatial, mobile, multimedia and uncertain data
- Probabilistic and appropriate databases
Manuscripts due by: 12 June, 2017
Notification to authors: 18 August, 2017
Final versions due by: 9 October, 2017
Employers! You’re having a laugh, aren’t you?
Can humour on social media help managers find the most appropriate candidates for the job vacancies they hope to fill? Writing in the International Journal of Internet Marketing and Advertising
, researchers from Finland, suggest that humorous recruitment campaigns can increase exposure for a given job advertisement but conversely the approach might lead to flippant applications at which point it might be difficult to separate the serious candidate from an inappropriate one. The team also suggests that choosing a particular social media channel over another may skew the type of applicants they receive for a given job, for better or worse.
Eeva-Liisa Oikarinen of Oulu Business School and Jaakko Sinisalo of Oulu University of Applied Sciences have carried out a case study of the social media recruitment campaign of a high-profile company operating in the architecture industry. The campaign used amusing text and graphics to entice people to apply for a specific vacancy and to differentiate the company from others in the market for job applicants.
The use of humour in consumer marketing is well known, indeed humour in marketing is probably as old as selling itself. However, in marketing an employment vacancy has been little used and advertising of jobs tends to be a rather dry affair. The team points out that where it has been used little research has been done to track the pros and cons. There is the potential, as with any marketing, for humour to be a double edged sword, the team suggests, with it having the potential to harm a company’s credibility and reputation if the humour is misplaced or causes offence.
Conversely, the humorous campaign can backfire if a responsive candidate is found and yet the work environment does not fit the jocular image projected. Moreover, some serious candidates perfectly suitable for the job may be put off from applying by the flippant nature of the campaign.
Oikarinen, E-L. and Sinisalo, J. (2017) ‘Personality or skill: a qualitative study of humorous recruitment advertising campaign on social media
’, Int. J. Internet Marketing and Advertising, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp.22–43.
Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Manufacturing Research
The following sample articles from the International Journal of Manufacturing Research
are now available here for free:
- Grey-based Taguchi method for optimisation of hot forging of connecting rod
- Toolpath strategy decisions in 'rough machining-by-region' using design of experiments on computer-aided manufacturing systems
- Constant force grinding control method for unknown curve part based on force/torque information
- Experimental investigations on core drilling by ultrasonic-vibration-assisted grinding for hard-to-machine materials - a review
- A web-based STEP-NC-compliant architecture for low cost 3D part manufacturing