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Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Cloud Computing


The following sample articles from the International Journal of Cloud Computing are now available here for free:
  • Ontology-enhanced agent-based cloud service discovery
  • Automated creation of a custom VCL cloud infrastructure 
  • Towards improving resource management in cloud systems using a multi-agent framework 
  • Towards cyber-physical system technologies over Apache VCL 
  • Opinion mining of microblog texts on Hadoop ecosystem 
  • Using cloud computing to support higher education in networks and systems 
  • Resource allocation algorithm for GPUs in a private cloud 
  • Automating the installation of Apache VCL on OpenStack 
  • Expanding the cloud: highlights from a three-prong cloud computing program

Special issue published: "Technologies for the Progress of Environment and Sustainability"


Progress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal 10(4) 2016
  • Heating residential water using parabolic trough concentrators: theoretical calculations and analysis
  • Strategies for energy retrofitting of historic urban districts 
  • Water pollution evaluation of Oued Boudjemaa (Algeria) 
  • PCDD/Fs environmental impact from an anaerobic digestion treatment 
  • Air micro-pollutants analysed through rough set approach 
  • Inhibition and mechanism of Terminalia catappa on mild-steel corrosion in sulphuric-acid environment 
  • Bio-characterisation of Solanum aethiopicum leaf: prospect on steel-rebar total-corrosion in chloride-contaminated-environment 
  • Forest certification standards as a tool for environmental sustainability in wood building sector

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Arts and Technology


The following sample articles from the International Journal of Arts and Technology are now available here for free:
  • Using scalable vector graphics to evolve art
  • An evolutionary algorithm to create artificial soundscapes of birdsongs
  • Evolving textures from high level descriptions 
  • Fitness in evolutionary art and music: a taxonomy and future prospects 

Special issue published: "Machine Learning in Systems Biology"


International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design 10(2) 2017
  • Improving de novo metatranscriptome assembly via machine learning algorithms
  • Expression quantitative locus mapping for identification of hotspots using an empirical Bayes mixture model 
  • Computational tools for genome-wide R-loops identification and characterisation 
  • PageRank influence analysis of protein-protein association networks in the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum 
  • Virtualisation of gene knockout experiments based on kinetic modelling: Escherichia coli as an algorithmic case

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Accounting and Finance


The following sample articles from the International Journal of Accounting and Finance are now available here for free:
  • The contingent effects of board independence and audit committee effectiveness on internal audit reliance: a pre-SOX perspective
  • A short integrated presentation of valuation, profitability and growth analysis 
  • Defects in foreign tax credit rules 
  • The impact of oil price shocks on the volatility of the Turkish stock market

Special issue published: "Entrepreneurship: Cross-National and Cross-Cultural Perspectives"


European Journal of International Management 11(3) 2017
  • Cross-border entrepreneurship in a global world: a critical reconceptualisation
  • Political discretion and corruption: the impact of institutional quality on formal and informal entrepreneurship 
  • Entrepreneurial orientation, strategic planning and firm performance: the impact of national cultures 
  • Social entrepreneurs' strategies for addressing institutional voids in developing markets 
  • Enrolment in education and entrepreneurship in Latin America: a multi-country study 
  • International entrepreneurship of small firms and their export market performance

Special issue published: "Leveraging Information and Communication Technology for Organisational Resilience"


International Journal of Information Technology and Management 16(2) 2017
  • Cultivating the wisdom of personnel through internal crowdsourcing
  • Brick and mortar store vs. online shopping experience: a study 
  • Providing custom enterprise resource planning solutions: benefits and challenges 
  • Archiving ERP data to enhance operational effectiveness: the case of Dolphin
  • Assessing learning styles to improve skill development: a case study of NASSCOM 
  • Critical success factors for e-business in Sri Lankan text books and stationery market

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling


The following articles from the International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling are now available here for free:
  • Integration of directional distance formulation of DEA and canonical correlation
  • Analysing the barriers for the adoption of green supply chain management - the Indian plastic industry perspective 
  • Review of agile supply chain implementation frameworks 
  • SRM index development and validation in Indian automobile sector

Special issue published: "Advances in Mobile Cloud Computing and Social Networking"


International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems 18(3/4) 2017
  • Critical analysis of load balancing strategies for cloud environment
  • Utility maximisation-based game theoretic approach for resource allocation in clouds 
  • Extraction of volumetric features using 2.5D and 3D algorithms 
  • Hybrid load balancing approach for cloud environment 
  • A queuing approach to model power and performance trade-off with maintenance overhead of an infrastructure-as-a-service cloud 
  • Chinese collaboration network data recompiled based on weights and labels 
  • eduCloud: a VM communication aware, migration efficient cloud for scientific computing 
  • A novel approach to improve quality of service in MANET using cache update scheme for on-demand protocol 
  • Cost and energy optimisation of cloud data centres through dual VM modes - activation and passivation

Special issue published: "Coding and Combinatorics, in Honour of Gérard Cohen


International Journal of Information and Coding Theory 4(2/3) 2017
  • On a generalised combinatorial conjecture involving addition mod 2k – 1
  • The combinatorics of LCD codes: linear programming bound and orthogonal matrices 
  • More results on the complexity of domination problems in graphs 
  • Regular graphs with forbidden subgraphs of Kn with k edges 
  • On metric convexity, the discrete Hahn-Banach theorem, separating systems and sets of points forming only acute angles 
  • On sets determining the differential spectrum of mappings 
  • Obfuscation in digital fingerprinting

Special issue published: "Entrepreneurship in The Digital Age: A New Way of Venturing"


International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business 31(1) 2017.
  • Entrepreneurship and universities
  • What determines the growth expectations of early-stage entrepreneurs? Evidence from crowdfunding 
  • Makers, hackers, DIY-innovation, and the strive for entrepreneurial opportunities 
  • Exploring the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the field of entrepreneurial support: a multi-level approach 
  • Understanding the evolution of coopetition among SMEs in a wine cluster: a social capital approach   
Additional papers
  • Sustainable-entrepreneurs: quantifying opportunities and social networks, case study on sustainable entrepreneurs in a heavy industrial area 
  • David by Goliath: what is co-branding and what is in it for SMEs 
  • The high-growth expectation of early-stage entrepreneurs: an international approach to the role of gendered contexts 
  • Islamic enterprises: balancing market opportunities and religious constraints in Islamic sub-economies in the West

New Editor for International Journal of Cognitive Biometrics


Dr. Khoa Luu from Carnegie Mellon University in the USA has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Cognitive Biometrics.

Call for papers:"Cyber Security Issues and Solutions"


For a special issue of the International Journal of Information and Computer Security.

Cyber security is quickly and constantly evolving due to the nature of security risks. Cyber security is the body of technologies, processes and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorised access. It involves the protection of information assets by addressing threats to information processed, stored, and transported by internetworked information systems.

The objective of this special issue will be to bring together research contributions on the design, specification, and implementation of architectures, protocols, and algorithms for current and future cyber security issues and solutions.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • New paradigms in cyber security
  • Emerging attack methods
  • Digital forensics and privacy issues in cloud computing
  • Cyber monitoring approaches
  • Big data security strategy
  • Big data security issues in social networks
  • Security and fault tolerance for embedded or ubiquitous systems
  • Critical issues and solutions of cyber security in tele-health
  • Cyber security in mobile embedded systems
  • Cyber security assessment
  • Data analytics for cyber resilience
  • Organisational security (government, commercial)
  • Resilient smart cities
  • Resilient internet of things (RIOT)
  • Cyber-cities and cyber-environments
  • Critical infrastructure security
  • Backup and recovery for systems of systems
  • Disaster planning and management from cyber perspective
  • Integrated and smarter sensors
  • Cloud computing security
  • Big-data security
  • Advanced persistent threats
  • Network traffic analysis and trace-back
  • Cyberspace operations
  • Incident response
  • Privacy in pervasive sensing and social media
  • The security of online transactions
  • Cyber-defence
  • Authentication and access control
  • Privacy-preserving Data Analysis

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 30 September, 2017
Notification to authors: 30 November, 2017

Call for papers: "Advanced Communication, Web Search and Data Mining"


For a special issue of the International Journal of Computational Systems Engineering.

Globalisation today pervades almost every facet of human life thanks to the emergence of new digital technologies in computing and communications. At the same time informatics, with its strong focus on providing fast and ready access for humans, based on these developments in computing and communications plays a crucial role in people's lives and permeates it in all respects, from entertainment to healthcare and from databases to e-governance.

With increasing dependency on web-based systems in every field, it becomes necessary to integrate various fields. In global economies, where the web now plays such a major role in linking enterprises and governments together, this special issue will advocate a much needed strategy in research and applications that emphasises exchange of data, information, and knowledge to foster intelligent and innovative cooperation. Moreover, an increased efficiency in using and maintaining information and knowledge as a major resource and technology in organisations will be advocated. It will lead to the development of systematic and disciplined approaches to data, information and knowledge capture, storage, access, and dissemination across and among different systems deployed disparately over the web and within and among all entities in information economies.

Potential contributions may include:
  • Theoretical and conceptual research papers with emphasis on the major and current emerging fields of computer science
  • Methodologies/algorithms for the study of different problems in related areas of web searching, computer networks and data mining 

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Information retrieval
  • Software engineering
  • Data mining
  • Web search
  • Semantic web
  • Ad hoc networks
  • Analysis and design of algorithms
  • Sensor networks
  • Wireless network and communication
  • Vehicular networks
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Neural network
  • Fuzzy Logic
  • Open source software
  • Natural language processing
  • Robotics

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 15 August, 2017
Notification to authors: 15 October, 2017
Final versions due by: 31 December, 2017

Call for papers: "Intelligent Solutions to Computer Network Problems through Modern Heuristics"


For a special issue of the International Journal of Intelligent Systems Design and Computing

Several heuristic tools have evolved in the past decades that facilitate solving various optimization problems in a large domain. Heuristic tools have an edge over traditional or conventional methods. The need for advanced heuristic techniques becomes prevalent. These tools include Evolutionary computation, Simulated annealing, Tabu search, Genetic Algorithms, Differential Evolution, Particle Swarms, Ant Colony, Memetic Computing, Bacterial Foraging, Artificial Bees, and so forth. With today’s computer networks becoming increasingly dynamic, heterogeneous, and complex, there is great interest in deploying heuristics methods for optimization and management of computer networks.

This special issue will focus on Heuristic methods for the design, deployment, and reliability of networks and network applications.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 2nd International conference on Soft Computing: Theories and Applications (SoCTA2017), 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:
  • Network design
  • Handling networking problems by graph theory
  • QoS solutions
  • Modelling of network based services
  • Scaling of networks
  • Human machine interface
  • Digital convergence
  • User modelling
  • Network bottleneck identification
  • Efficient content delivery schemes
  • Service authentication and authorisation schemes
  • Service scheduling
  • Network security
  • Service and content retrieval and ranking
  • Debugging of internet-based applications

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 10 January, 2018
Notification to authors: 28 February, 2018
Final notification: 31 March, 2018

Call for papers: "Environmental Management Systems and Green Intellectual Capital Practices"


For a special issue of the International Journal of Business and Systems Research.

Over the past decade, concepts that focus on environmental issues have emerged, challenged new business models and established a common global imperative (individual and collective) to make decisions that create a positive impact on the environment. In such context, the environmental management has become an important field of research and green intellectual capital practices the basis for guiding the production of goods and services to more environmentally friendly productions.

There is a consensus in the literature that a new approach of solving the existing environmental problems depends heavily on how knowledge resources are deployed, which can be discussed in the emerging concept of green intellectual capital. Some authors have conceptualised green intellectual capital as intellectual capital to satisfy the environmental management needs. It refers to the management of processes and practices of intellectual capital to be leveraged by organizations in the process of conducting environmental management to gain competitive advantage.

There are several reasons that make the topic worth of attention. The first is to understand how organisations can use their knowledge resources to address environmental issues in conducting their business activities. The second is to explore how organisations can integrate environment knowledge and organisational capabilities for improving competitive advantage. The third is to investigate the role of green intellectual capital in environmental improvement, in eco-innovation and sustainable development.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 13th Iberian-American Congress of Mechanical Engineering (CIBEM 2017),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:
  • Environmental management systems
  • Green intellectual capital and organization's competitiveness
  • Role of green intellectual capital in environmental improvement
  • Cause-effect relationship between green intellectual capital practices and eco-innovation
  • Environmental technologies
  • Green intellectual capital practices for sustainable development
  • Green human capital practices
  • Green relational capital practices in the value chain (supply chain) 


Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 15 December, 2017
Notification to authors: 20 February, 2018
Final versions due by: 20 April, 2018

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


The following sample articles from the International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management are now available here for free:
  • Innovative IT firms and the internal control environment 
  • Using classification for role-based access control management 
  • An exploratory study of nonprofit organisations' use of the internet for communications and fundraising 
  • China's domestic consumption under interest rate pegs-analysis based on simulation 
  • A pedagogic method helps to create an actionable policy from big data through a PDCA cycle

Call for papers: "Recent Developments in Biological, Structural and Functional Thin Films and Coatings"


For a special issue of the International Journal of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics.

Functional thin films and coatings offer solutions in a wide spread area of applications in materials science and engineering. Novel thin films and coatings are being developed with unusual structural, abrasive, adaptive, bioactive, self-healing, and optical properties. The objective of this issue will be to identify critical problems, provide promising solutions, as well as discuss fundamental and applied topics with emphasis on biological concepts and applications.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at Trends in Material Science Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS 2017), 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:
  • Development of novel thin film and coating methods
  • Functional thin films and coatings for structural and biological applications
  • Characterisation of thin films and coatings for biological and biomaterial applications
  • Novel methods for self-healing, self-assembly, and self-repair
  • Innovative biosensors and bioelectronics
  • Bioenabled electronic and energy systems


Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 13 July, 2017
Notification to authors: 15 October, 2017
Final versions due by: 15 December, 2017

Call for papers: "Security and Privacy in Complex Large-scale Computing Systems for Big Data Management"


For a special issue of the International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking.Security and privacy in complex large-scale computing systems for big data management is expected to be one of the hottest topics in the next few years. Indeed, both academia and industry widely recognise the inherent potential of such systems. For organisations employing big data, the boundary between the use of private clouds, public clouds, virtualisation technologies, Internet of Things (IoT) et al. is sometimes very thin. Furthermore, our society is constantly influenced by different lifestyle shifts, driven by recent technological advances beyond the more established trend of cloud computing, e.g. cyber-physical systems (CPS), cyber-physical social lifestyles augmented by social media, smart clothing, nano-sensors, flexible electronics, etc. Therefore, assessing the security and privacy of such systems is today a main concern for computer scientists, engineers and practitioners. Although research on finding approaches to solve real-world security and privacy problems has been conducted in the public domain for decades, and well established paradigms and techniques have been proposed to solve several security problems in our lives, today new challenges emerge due to the additional features beyond the basic security requirements, arising from real-world constraints, changing needs or socio-technological revolutions. The aim of this special issue will be to seek recommendations and innovative methods which can be successfully delivered to multi-disciplines, providing us quality papers focused on security and privacy in complex large-scale computing systems, whose lessons learned will be transferable across disciplines to encourage interdisciplinary research and funding activities essential for progressive research and development. More in general, we welcome all things non-conventional, i.e., tools, techniques and frameworks influenced by recent and/or future socio-technological revolutions. The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at The 12th International Conference on Green, Pervasive and Cloud Computing (GPC 2017), 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: Security, privacy and trust in e-business systems Malware behavioural detection and vaccine development by using smart classifiers Intelligent approaches for building secure decentralised public key infrastructures Self-adaptive federated authorisation infrastructures Improving network intrusion detection techniques through quality of service configuration and parallel technology Hybrid approaches for scalable anonymisation over big data on intelligent data centres Novel techniques for vulnerability analysis of smart grid against cyber attacks Tools and techniques for distributed segment-based anomaly detection Efficient data possession checking protocols for smart cities Parallelisable encryption techniques Sanitising API usages by means of semantic techniques Intelligent techniques for preventing attribute inference attacks via users' social friends and behaviours Privacy enhancing technologies for biometric data Countermeasures against side-channel and fault-injection attacks Cryptographic access control for IoT and smart citiesImportant DatesManuscripts due b[...]

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations


The following sample articles from the International Journal of Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations are now available here for free:
  • Positive solutions of ∞-point boundary value problems for systems of nonlinear second-order differential equations 
  • Explicit conditions for the uniqueness of solutions for parabolic degenerate problems 
  • On conditions for exponential dichotomy of systems of linear differential equations with periodic coefficients 
  • Dynamics in harvested prey-predator mathematical model with noise and diffusion 
  • Oscillation results for higher order nonlinear neutral differential equations 
  • Tricomi type equations with terms of lower order

Call for papers: "Supply Chain Relocation Studies from a Brazilian Perspective"


For a special issue of the Journal of Supply Chain Relocation.

For several decades, Brazil has been recognized as an interesting supplier of raw materials and low-cost manufacturing. In several industries this remains the same, however, the country does not escape the significant changes that have reached most part of the emerging economies, such as increasing labour cost, political instability, currency volatility, and lack of technology development. Currently, Brazil is not only an attractive supplier for offshoring but, besides that, has been presenting political trends that facilitate outsourcing in the contexts of products and services. This call for papers encourages submissions with regard to manufacturing and supply chain location strategies from a Brazilian perspective.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Supply chain management in a strategic context
  • Global supply chain design
  • Supply chain network (e.g. manufacturing, distribution, transportation)
  • Manufacturing footprint design
  • Manufacturing and supply chain strategy
  • Relocation strategies (e.g. offshoring, reshoring, outsourcing, insourcing, nearshoring)
  • Relocation processes (e.g. feasibility, realisation, drivers, enablers, barriers, outcomes)
  • Relocation decisions (e.g. criteria, evaluation, investment/cost/risk assessment)
  • Vertical integration
  • Make or buy decisions
  • Experience and best practices of relocation decisions
  • New technology in relocation decisions (e.g. Industry 4.0, additive manufacturing)
  • Sustainability issues in relocation decisions
  • Supplier selection, evaluation, and relations

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 31 December, 2017