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New Journals

2 brand new journal titles have been published and uploaded to our online database since the previous Highlights. Here are their contents; to find the free full text of the articles of these inaugural issues, please click on the links provided:

 

International Journal of Forensic Engineering

 

  • Estimating ground motion levels in earthquake damage investigations: a framework for forensic engineering seismology
  • Worker fall from mobile scaffold
  • Fuselage metal fatigue in large commercial aircraft
  • Evaluation of structural performance in the immediate aftermath of an earthquake: a case study of the 2011 Christchurch earthquake
  • Forensic engineering investigations of disasters: going 'beyond the widget'

 

International Journal of Portfolio Analysis and Management

 

  • How good are the investment options provided by defined contribution plan sponsors?
  • The two-block covariance matrix and the CAPM
  • Asset allocation: can technical analysis add value?
  • Detection of crashes and rebounds in major equity markets
  • Implied liquidity: towards stochastic liquidity modelling and liquidity trading

 

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The Default of the Social State and the Need to Reinstate Social Values in the Era of the Global Financial Crisis

Christina. M. Akrivopoulou

Editor in Chief, International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies

 

The introduction of the Social State and the protection of social rights during the 'short' twentieth century has been one of the greatest political and historical achievements as far as the protection of social coercion, the enhancement of social solidarity and social security and the guarantee of human dignity are concerned. Its significance nevertheless was far more important... More

Some 50 titles fall within this broad heading. These include electronics titles such as applied pattern recognition, industrial electronics and drives, power electronics and signal and imaging systems engineering. Advanced mechatronics and biomechatronics systems are also covered. Automation and control, modelling, identification and control, and systems, control and communications/information processing form the backbone of the control sub-section. The general title, Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications, is supplemented by journals on advanced intelligence paradigms, soft computing, computational intelligence, computational complexity and intelligent algorithms and reasoning-based intelligent systems. Other areas involve intelligence applied to defence support systems, engineering informatics, information and database systems and multimedia. Finally, there are titles on web intelligence, machine intelligence and swarm intelligence.

 

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Inderscience regularly publishes calls for papers for special issues of its journals; here are some of the latest calls whose submission deadlines are coming up in the next few months, arranged by submission date within each topic section:

 

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Call for Papers Journal Titles Deadlines
Computing and Communications
Intelligent Techniques in Real EnvironmentsInternational Journal of Computational Intelligence Studies30-Aug
Frontiers in Computer Science and TechnologyInternational Journal of Computational Science and Engineering30-Aug
Computational Knowledge for Social World and its ApplicationsInternational Journal of Computational Science and Engineering30-Sep
User Interfaces and Interaction Models in Context-based ComputingInternational Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing31-Oct
BikeNet: Theory, Technology and ApplicationInternational Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing31-Oct
Economics and Finance
Innovation for Financial ServicesInternational Journal of Business Innovation and Research1-Sep
Green Communication and ComputingInternational Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications1-Sep
Regional Resilience and Competitiveness: New Routes to Economic SuccessInternational Journal of Innovation and Regional Development14-Sep
Education, Knowledge and Learning
Social Networking Sites for Formal Learning International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments 30-Sep
PhD Education in Information and Operations Management and Related AreasInternational Journal of Information and Operations Management Education1-Oct
Web-based Learning Environments for Interactive and Collaborative Learning International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning 30-Oct
Energy and Environment
Risk and Global WarmingInternational Journal of Global Warming30-Sep
Rare Earths and Other Critical MetalsInterdisciplinary Environmental Review30-Sep
Healthcare and Biosciences
Using Technology to Facilitate Chronic Disease ManagementInternational Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology20-Oct
Management and Business
System Modelling for the Development of Sustainable Supply Chain SystemsInternational Journal of Services and Operations Management1-Aug
The Emergence of Student Entrepreneurial Activity. Connecting Scientific Knowledge with CreativityInternational Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management31-Aug
Supply Chain Risk ManagementInternational Journal of Applied Management Science1-Sep
eCRM and the Hospitality IndustryInternational Journal of Electronic Customer Relationship Management1-Sep
As ASEAN nears 50, what have we learned?International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets3-Sep
Pricing and Revenue Strategy in the Sport IndustryInternational Journal of Revenue Management30-Sep
Young and Innovative EntrepreneurshipInternational Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management30-Sep
Innovative Policies on Entrepreneurship for Economic GrowthInternational Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business30-Sep
Marketing to the Bottom of the Pyramid: Key Challenges and the Way AheadInternational Journal of Business and Emerging Markets1-Oct
Modelling Supply Chain Planning Problems by Integrating Data Analysis and Optimisation TechniquesInternational Journal of Logistics Systems and Management30-Oct
Multi-criteria Decision Aid and Artificial IntelligenceInternational Journal of Multicriteria Decision Making30-Oct
Public Policy and Administration
Global Public Affairs ResearchInternational Journal of Public Policy31-Aug
Global Study of Culture, Food Practices, and HealthInternational Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health1-Oct
Security and Privacy of E-Government Applications and ServicesInternational Journal of Electronic Governance30-Oct
Science, Engineering and Technology
Electric and Hybrid VehiclesInternational Journal of Vehicle Design31-Aug
Advances in Manufacturing Systems and Engineering OptimisationInternational Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management 7-Sep
Wireless Technologies to Support Vehicular Communications International Journal of Electronic Transport 1-Oct
Artificial Intelligence for Manufacturing and EngineeringInternational Journal of Service and Computing Oriented Manufacturing25-Oct
Intelligent Systems and Applications Using Knowledge- and Agent-based Technologies International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications 31-Oct
Society and Leisure
Tourism and Community: Development, Relationship, Impacts and Management International Journal of Tourism Anthropology 1-Oct
Destination Branding in Emerging MarketsInternational Journal of Leisure and Tourism Marketing 31-Oct

 

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Editorial Appointments

New editors have been appointed as follows:

 

 

Editorial News

 

International Journal of Complexity in Leadership and Management: In Part 3 of the Huffington Post series "The Global Search for Education: In Search of Professionals - Singapore", Dr. Pak Tee Ng shares his insights into questions such as, How does Singapore view the importance of a world-class teaching profession? How has its government responded? What progress has been made to date? What are Singapore's next steps to advance the teaching profession in the 21st century? Dr. Pak Tee Ng, from the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, is Associate Editor and Editorial Advisor for the International Journal of Innovation in Education and the International Journal of Quality and Innovation. He is also an Editor of IJCLM.

 

International Journal of Financial Engineering and Risk Management and the International Journal of Multicriteria Decision Making: Prof. Constantin Zopounidis received an award from ESCP Europe for his long-standing research contribution in the field of financial engineering and decision making, during the 2nd International Conference of Financial Engineering & Banking Society, London, 6-7 June 2012. Professor Constantin Zopounidis is the Editor in Chief of IJFERM and IJMCDM. This is the first time that a Professor has been given the ESCP award. In future years, other outstanding professors are expected to be recognised by the ESCP. ESCP Europe is both a high-level school of management with international scope and a large-scale European institution. It was founded in Paris in 1819 and, since then, has educated generations of leaders, contributing to the excellent reputation it enjoys today.

Inderscience is pleased to have its journals associated with the following events, either as a media partner or as a publisher of selected papers. calls for papers may be found from the linked pages below. (* represents new entries added since the last issue of Highlights)

 

Computing and Communications

The 2012 International Workshop on Context-Aware Computing Applications and Services via Wireless Sensor Network (CAC-WSN 2012) 6-8 September 2012 Gwangju, Korea

 

Associated journals: Int. J. of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, Int. J. of Sensor Networks

* Agents for Cloud Workshop 24-26 September 2012, Calabria, Italy

 

Associated journal: Int. J. of Computational Science and Engineering

The 4th International Conference on Cyber-Enabled Distributed Computing and Knowledge Discovery (CyberC 2012) 10-12 October, 2012 Sanya, Hainan, China

 

Associated journal: Int. J. of Cloud Computing

* 8th International Conference on Information Assurance and Security (IAS 2012) 21-23 November 2012, São Carlos, Brazil

 

Associated journals: Int. J. of Autonomic Computing, Int. J. of Computational Science and Engineering, Int. J. of Grid and Utility Computing

* International Conference on Context-Aware Systems and Applications 26-27 November 2012, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

Associated journal: Int. J. of Computational Science and Engineering

Economics and Finance

International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) 2012 6-8 September 2012 Taipei, Taiwan

 

Associated journal: Int. J. of Shipping and Transport Logistics

* International Forum on Innovation Oriented Economics 14-15 September 2012, Chongqing, China

 

Associated journals: Int. J. of Manufacturing Technology and Management, Int. J. of Services Technology and Management, Int. J. of Technology Management

* IRJAF Annual Applied Finance Conference 14-15 September 2012, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

 

Associated journal: Int. J. of Bonds and Currency Derivatives

International Academic Conference - Adjustment of Economic Structure and Sustainable Development: Perspectives in Russia and China 4-5 October 2012 Yekaterinburg, Russia

 

Associated journal: Int. J. of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies

* The 3rd Copenhagen Conference on: 'Emerging Multinationals': Outward Investment from Emerging Economies 25-26 October 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Associated journal: Int. J. of Technology Management

Energy and Environment

* 2012 International Conference on Low-carbon Transportation and Logistics, and Green Buildings (LTLGB2012) 12-13 October 2012, Beijing, China

 

Associated journal: Int. J. of Shipping and Transport Logistics

The Third International Renewable Energy Congress (IREC) 20-22 December 2012 Sousse Tunisia

 

Associated journals: Int. J. of Energy Technology and Policy, Int. J. of Renewable Energy Technology

Management and Business

Workshop on Information Technologies for Logistics (IT4L) 9-12 September 2012 Wroclaw, Poland

 

Associated journals: Int. J. of Advanced Operations Management, Int. J. of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling

The 3rd International Private Law Conference (IPL) 2-5 October 2012 Athens, Greece

 

Associated journal: Int. J. of Private Law

The Ninth International Conference of Global Academy of Business & Economic Research 4-5 October 2012 Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, New York, USA

 

Associated journals: American J. of Finance and Accounting, Int. J. of Business Forecasting and Marketing Intelligence, Int. J. of Accounting and Finance, Int. J. of Financial Services Management, Int. J. of Human Resources Development and Management, Int. J. of Management and Decision Making, Int. J. of Business Performance Management, Int. J. of Business and Emerging Markets, Int. J. of Banking, Accounting and Finance, Int. J. of Behavioural Accounting and Finance

* Sixth Annual Edition of the International Conference "Research, Production and Management" 26-27 October 2012, Naples, Italy

 

Associated journals: Int. J. of Business and Systems Research, Int. J. of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Int. J. of Technology Management

International Conference on Management Cases 2012 (ICMC 2012) 29-30 November 2012 Uttar Pradesh, India

 

Associated journals: Int. J. of Globalisation and Small Business, Int. J. of Human Resources Development and Management, Int. J. of Technology Marketing

* 5th ISPIM Innovation Symposium - Stimulating Innovation: Challenges for Management, Science & Technology 9-12 December 2012, Seoul, Korea

 

Associated journals: Int. J. of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Int. J. of Technology Management, Int. J. of Technology Marketing

International Conference on Management Cases 2012 (ICMC 2012) 29-30 November 2012 Uttar Pradesh, India

 

Associated journals: Int. J. of Globalisation and Small Business, Int. J. of Human Resources Development and Management, Int. J. of Technology Marketing

The Tenth International Conference of Global Academy of Business & Economic Research 28-29 December 2012 Sheraton Deira Dubai, UAE

 

Associated journals: American J. of Finance and Accounting, Int. J. of Business Forecasting and Marketing Intelligence, Int. J. of Accounting and Finance, Int. J. of Financial Services Management, Int. J. of Human Resources Development and Management, Int. J. of Management and Decision Making, Int. J. of Business Performance Management, Int. J. of Business and Emerging Markets, Int. J. of Banking, Accounting and Finance, Int. J. of Behavioural Accounting and Finance

* International Marketing Conference 2012 (MARCON 2012) 28-30 December 2012, IIM Calcutta, India

 

Associated journal: Int. J. of Business and Emerging Markets

Business & Economics Society International (B&ESI) Conference 7-10 January 2013 Perth, Fremantle, Australia

 

Associated journals: Global Business and Economics Review, Int. J. of Behavioural and Healthcare Research, Int. J. of Economics and Business Research

* International Network of Business and Management Journals (INBAM 2013) 17-19 June 2013, Lisbon, Portugal

 

Associated journal: European J. of International Management

Business & Economics Society International (B&ESI) Conference 6-9 July 2013 Monte Carlo, Monaco

 

Associated journals: Global Business and Economics Review, Int. J. of Behavioural and Healthcare Research, Int. J. of Economics and Business Research

Public Policy and Administration

The 2nd International Public Law Conference (IPLC) 2-5 October 2012 Athens, Greece

 

Associated journal: Int. J. of Public Law and Policy

Science, Engineering and Technology

* Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Detroit 2012 21-22 August 2012, Detroit, Michigan, USA

 

Associated journals: Int. J. of Aviation Management, Int. J. of Automotive Technology and Management, Int. J. of Computational Materials Science and Surface Engineering, Int. J. of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Int. J. of Electronic Transport, Int. J. of Materials Engineering Innovation, Int. J. of Materials and Product Technology, Int. J. of Materials and Structural Integrity, Int. J. of Vehicle Noise and Vibration, Int. J. of Vehicle Safety, Int. J. of Vehicle Systems Modelling and Testing

* 5th Advanced Lightweight Materials for Automotive 27-28 August 2012, Detroit, Michigan, USA

 

Associated journals: Int. J. of Alternative Propulsion, Int. J. of Design Engineering, Int. J. of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Int. J. of Electronic Transport, Int. J. of Energy Technology and Policy, Int. J. of Heavy Vehicle Systems, Int. J. of Machining and Machinability of Materials, Int. J. of Materials and Product Technology, Int. J. of Product Development, Int. J. of Powertrains, Int. J. of Vehicle Design, Int. J. of Vehicle Information and Communication Systems, Int. J. of Vehicle Performance, Int. J. of Vehicle Safety, Int. J. of Vehicle Systems Modelling and Testing, Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, An Int. J.

 

* 6th Annual Innovations in Automotive Seating 27-28 August 2012, Detroit, MI, USA

 

Associated journals: Int. J. of Design Engineering, Int. J. of Materials and Product Technology, Int. J. of Product Development, Int. J. of Vehicle Design, J. of Design Research

The Fuel Efficient Engine Summit 27-28 August 2012, Detroit, MI, USA

 

Associated journals: Int. J. of Alternative Propulsion, Int. J. of Design Engineering, Int. J. of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Int. J. of Electronic Transport, Int. J. of Energy Technology and Policy, Int. J. of Exergy, Int. J. of Heavy Vehicle Systems, Int. J. of Machining and Machinability of Materials, Int. J. of Materials and Product Technology, Int. J. of Product Development, Int. J. of Powertrains, Int. J. of Vehicle Design, Int. J. of Vehicle Information and Communication Systems, Int. J. of Vehicle Performance, Int. J. of Vehicle Safety, Int. J. of Vehicle Systems Modelling and Testing, Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, An Int. J.

 

The International Conference on Powertrain Modelling and Control (PMC 2012) 4-6 September 2012 Bradford, UK

 

Associated journal: Int. J. of Powertrains

2012 International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems (ICAMechS 2012) 18-22 September 2012 Tokyo, Japan

 

Associated journals: Int. J. of Advanced Mechatronic Systems, Int. J. of Modelling, Identification and Control

* 6th Global Cost Reduction Initiative: EV Battery Tech USA 25-26 September 2012, Detroit, Michigan, USA

 

Associated journal: Int. J. of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

* In-Vehicle Infotainment Summit 2012 25-26 September 2012, London, UK

 

Associated journals: Int. J. of Automotive Technology and Management, Int. J. of Information Technology and Management, Int. J. of Vehicle Autonomous Systems, Int. J. of Vehicle Information and Communication Systems, Int. J. of Vehicle Systems Modelling and Testing

18th IGWT Symposium 24-28 September 2012 Rome, Italy

 

Associated journals: Int. J. of Energy Technology and Policy, Int. J. of Environmental Technology and Management, Int. J. of Technology Management, World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development

COM 2012: 51st Conference of Metallurgists 30 September-3 October 2012 Niagara Falls, Canada

 

Associated journal: Int. J. of Materials Engineering Innovation

6th International Symposium on Macro- and Supramolecular Architectures and Materials (MAM-12) 21-25 November 2012 Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

 

Associated journal: Int. J. of Materials Engineering Innovation

FISITA 2012 World Automotive Congress 27-30 November 2012 Beijing, China

 

Associated journals: Int. J. of Vehicle Design, Int. J. of Vehicle Autonomous Systems

First International Conference on Instrumentation Communication, Control, and Automation (ICICCA2013) 4-5 January 2013 Tamil Nadu, India

 

Associated journals: Int. J. of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms, Int. J. of Computational Science and Engineering

* Second International Conference on Advances in Materials Processing and Characterisation (AMPC 2013) 6-8 February 2013, Chennai, India

 

Associated journal: Int. J. of Materials Engineering Innovation

First International Conference on Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (INCAMA 2013) 28-30 March 2013 Tamilnadu, India

 

Associated journal: Int. J. of Machining and Machinability of Materials

5th International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions and Technologies 29-31 May 2013 Munich, Germany

 

Associated journal: Int. J. of Space Science and Engineering

The following articles were selected for their wider appeal to a more general audience and most have been featured in the scientific and business press as well as the international media:

 

Computing and Communications
Detection and prevention of botnets and malware in an enterprise network
Energy and Environment
An empirical research on the interactions of China's energy consumption, pollution emissions and economic growth
Healthcare and Biosciences
Electronic social media in the healthcare industry
Wireless data acquisition system for fetal phonocardiographic signals using Bluetooth
Risk, Safety and Emergency Management
Maritime piracy: an analysis of attacks and violence: forthcoming article in Int. J. Shipping and Transport Logistics, 2012, 4(4), pp.306-322.
Science, Engineering and Technology
Slime mould computes planar shapes
Society and Leisure
Does beauty matter? The role of friends' attractiveness and gender on social attractiveness ratings of individuals on Facebook: forthcoming article in Int. J. Web Based Communities, 2012, 8(3), pp.389-401.
Screening for climate change vulnerability in Botswana's tourism sector in a bid to explore suitable adaptation measures and policy implications: a case study of the Okavango Delta
The digital divide from a gender perspective in Europe: measuring with composite indicators

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