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International Journal of Web Engineering and Technology (4 papers in press)


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  • A review on the dynamics of social recommender systems   Order a copy of this article
    by Jyoti Shokeen, Chhavi Rana 
    Abstract: With the excessive growth of data over internet, it has become difficult to select relevant items and information. Recommender systems are the essential tools to handle the information overload problem and suggesting relevant items to users. On the other hand, a growing explosion of social networking sites in recent years is influencing different aspects of our life. For many years, recommender systems and social networks have been considered as separate areas. But with time, researchers comprehended the significance of combining them to generate improved results. The integration of social networks into recommender system is called social recommender system. In this paper, we investigate different dynamics of social recommender systems that play a major role in generating effective recommendations. Each dynamic individually enhances the quality of social recommender system but the fusion of these dynamics can produce accurate and most striking recommendations. This paper also discusses the relevant research areas in this field.
    Keywords: recommender system; social networks; social recommender system; dynamics; cold-start.

  • LACFAC-Location-Aware Collaborative Filtering and Association-based Clustering Approach for Web Service Recommendation   Order a copy of this article
    by M. Jenifer, S. Thabasu Kannan 
    Abstract: The spread over of huge amount of information in the internet makes it really difficult for the users to obtain the relevant search items. The adoption of web usage mining helps to discover the accurate search results that satisfy their requirements. To fulfil the need of internet user, there is a need to know their preferences of search at various contexts. Hence, it is preferred to select the web service with best quality of service (QoS) performance to satisfy the needs of user. This paper presents a location-aware collaborative filtering (CF) and association-based clustering approach for web service recommendation. The similarity between users and web services is measured by considering the personalised deviation of QoS of web services and QoS experiences of users. Hence, web service recommendation becomes a really challenging and timeconsuming task due to the large search space. To reduce the search space, clustering of the web services into clusters is an efficient approach. The services are clustered based on the semantic similarity and association between them. Our proposed approach recommends services using the generated clusters and services with better QoS values
    Keywords: association-based clustering; collaborative filtering; CF; quality of service; QoS; web service recommendation.

  • Test Case Generation for Semantic-based User Input Validation of Web Applications   Order a copy of this article
    by Samer Hanna, Malcolm Munro 
    Abstract: Semantic-based user input validation of Web applications is important because of the central role these applications play in our daily lives. An example of such a process is in rejecting a four digits number as an input that represents the age of a Web application user. Testing professionals must write test cases that can be used to check if a Web application can handle semantically invalid inputs. Most of the current approaches for test case generation for Web applications do not consider the semantics of inputs. And for approaches that do consider input semantics, test case generation is done manually. This paper defines a process that can be used to automate and in some cases, semi-automate the generation of Test Cases to assess Semantic-based User Input Validation of Web applications (TCSUIV). To prove the usefulness of the process in this paper, it is applied to case study Web page. A prototype tool has been built also to show the applicability of this paper process for test case generation for Web application.
    Keywords: User input validation; Test case generation for Web applications; Semantic-related user input validation; Automatic test case generation.

  • The development and validation of a work-values scale for vocational high-school students   Order a copy of this article
    by Po-Wen Cheng, Hui-Min Lai 
    Abstract: Work values aid not only in selecting an occupation or job but also in understanding workers expectations for their ideal job. Thus, work values are extremely important in the career-development process. Research is necessary because vocational high-school students enrol on schemes for personal career development as preparation for entering the workplace, and understanding work values should be an essential part of that preparation. A reliable and valid work-values scale for vocational high-school students (WVSVS) was developed using data from the Survey Research Data Archive at Taiwanese Academia Sinica. The data were derived from 1,710 subjects divided into three sample groups of 570. Data from the first sample group was used for exploratory factor analysis, the second for confirmatory factor analysis and the third as a verification sample for cross-validation. The WVSVS was scored for three work values (extrinsic, intrinsic and concomitant values): Extrinsic work values directly describe income, workplace, lifestyle and co-workers; intrinsic work values describe achievement, intellectual stimulation, advancement and interesting work; and concomitant work values explain responsibility, social service and moral values. The WVSVS could be used by teachers for guiding and understanding vocational high-school students work values in preparation for entering the workplace.
    Keywords: scale development and validation; vocational high-school students; work values.