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New Journals

7 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:

African Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance

  • The challenges of the quality of audit evidence in Libya
  • An African critical interpretation of the positive theory of accounting of Watts and Zimmerman (1978, 1980, 1986)
  • Surveillance model of going concern in banking
  • Adopting International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in Africa: benefits, prospects and challenges
  • Corporate governance: a research analysis
  • Board of directors and financial decisions of Tunisian firms

African Journal of Economic and Sustainable Development

  • Urbanisation in Kenya
  • Exploring sectoral elasticity vis-ŕ-vis per worker income with a focus to agriculture: a study of Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Foreign direct investment in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Renewable energy sources for generation of electrical power in developing and emerging nations
  • Livestock markets and their role in developing the livestock sector: is there a need for livestock auction markets in Sudan?
  • An analysis of causal nexus between foreign direct investment, exchange rate and financial market development in Nigeria (1970 to 2009)

International Journal of Cognitive Biometrics

  • Cognitive biometrics: a novel approach to person authentication
  • Performance of single-trial classifications of viewed characters using EEG waveforms
  • Exploiting the P300 paradigm for cognitive biometrics
  • Heartbeat biometrics: a sensing system perspective
  • An evaluation of the generalisability and applicability of the PhysioNet electrocardiogram (ECG) repository as test cases for ECG-based biometrics

International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics

  • Factors predicting the use of telecare systems: psychological viewpoint
  • An evaluation of the effectiveness of the crew resource management programme in naval aviation
  • Disentangled emotions in blended learning
  • Ergonomics development needs in truck body design - from video analyses to solution proposals
  • Incorporating Markov chain modelling and QFD into Kansei engineering applied to services
  • Improving the visibility of bicycle infrastructure

International Journal of Social Network Mining

  • Label propagation algorithm: a semi-synchronous approach
  • A quantitative methodology based on component analysis to identify key users in social networks
  • Anonymisation in social network: a literature survey and classification
  • Community structure discovery in Facebook
  • Examining spectral space of complex networks with positive and negative links
  • Small world networks and creativity in audio clip sharing

International Journal of Strategic Engineering Asset Management

  • A 15-year development path of actions towards an integrated management system: description, evaluation and safety effects within the process industry network in Finland
  • The investment logics of Finnish industrial maintenance service providers
  • Framework and systematic functional criteria for integrated work processes in complex assets: a case study on integrated planning in offshore oil and gas production industry
  • Regeneration engineering for improving technical asset life cycle: an application to weapon systems availability assessment
  • Production system flexibility and product quality relationships in manufacturing firm: an empirical research

International Journal of Technology Policy and Law

  • WIPO and the ACTA threat
  • Reflections on the uniform domain name dispute resolution policy as it enters its second decade
  • Telecommunications interception and access regulation framework in the US and the UK
  • The problems of openness - effective regulation of open source software
  • Reformulating the 'inventive step' in patent law to achieve an appropriate balance between patent holders and the public
  • Stuck in the middle: the need to refine intermediary liability for copyright infringement in the P2P file-sharing world

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Social Network Mining – an Overview

Marenglen Biba

Editor in Chief, International Journal of Social Network Mining

The growing use of the Internet has led to the birth of networked interaction environments such as social networks. In these kinds of networks, intensive and complex interactions take place among many different entities, leading to huge information networks with outstanding business potential. However, the exponential growth in the number of interacting nodes in these networks has given rise to important challenges for the machine learning and data mining community... More

Risk, reliability and safety are obviously of fundamental concern to any society. The Risk, Reliability and Safety Collection currently features some 15 titles. They range from the general – risk assessment and management, critical infrastructures, and reliability and safety – to specific areas of concern. Within safety, titles include vehicle safety, nuclear safety and food safety. Within the area of risk, they involve business continuity and risk management, decision sciences, risk and management, and financial engineering and risk management. Liability and scientific enquiry are also covered.

The full list of journals may be found here, with links to the home pages.

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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
Social Web Search and MiningInternational Journal of Web Science1-May
Internet of Things: Standards, Technology and ApplicationsInternational Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing1-May
Nano, Mobile, Cluster and Grid Computing and Advances in Computing TechniquesInternational Journal of Computational Science and Engineering15-May
Semantic Web Usage in Collaborative Product Design and DevelopmentInternational Journal of Product Development30-May
Advances in Mobile ComputingInternational Journal of Computational Intelligence Studies31-May
Knowledge and Intelligence in Distributed SystemsInternational Journal of Bio-Inspired Computation31-May
Risk Assessment in Mobile Social Media: Trends, Threats, Vulnerabilities and CountermeasuresInternational Journal of Web Engineering and Technology20-Jun
Social Networking and Education as a Catalyst for Social ChangeInternational Journal of Web Based Communities30-Jun
Advancements in the Modelling and Optimisation of Complex ProblemsInternational Journal of Enterprise Network Management1-Jul
Social Media, Mobile Technology, and Their Impact on Marketing Communications and E-Commerce: Present and FutureInternational Journal of Information Systems and Management15-Jul
Cloud Computing and Web ServicesInternational Journal of Computational Science and Engineering20-Jul
Economics and Finance
Energy Pricing and Hedging StrategyInternational Journal of Revenue Management31-Jul
Commodities Financial ManagementInternational Journal of Financial Engineering and Risk Management31-Jul
Education, Knowledge and Learning
Advances in Metadata and Semantics for Learning InfrastructuresInternational Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies15-Jun
Managing Services in the Knowledge EconomyInternational Journal of Knowledge-Based Development1-Jul
eLearning and corporate eWorkingInternational Journal of Innovation in Education30-Jul
Energy and Environment
Open Source Appropriate TechnologyWorld Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development1-May
Energy Efficiency and Sustainability of Systems in the Agile EnvironmentInternational Journal of Agile Systems and Management31-May
The Role of Environmental Management in Industrial EcologyProgress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal15-Jun
Management and Business
Human Factors and Ergonomics in Organisational Design and ManagementInternational Journal of Advanced Operations Management1-May
LookingInternational Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy1-May
Reacting Rapidly to Unexpected Customer RequirementsInternational Journal of Product Development21-May
Religion, Spirituality, and Business in the Emerging Market Economy of ChinaInternational Journal of Chinese Culture and Management31-May
Collaborative Innovation: A New Paradigm in Emerging CountriesInternational Journal of Technology Management31-May
Computer-aided Tools and Methodologies for Early DesignInternational Journal of Product Development31-May
Transformations and Innovations in Business Service Models and ModellingInternational Journal of Computational Science and Engineering1-Jun
Personal Beliefs and IT/IS DevelopmentInternational Journal of Information Systems and Change Management15-Jun
Young and Innovative EntrepreneurshipInternational Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management30-Jun
Collaboration, Information Sharing and Integration in Supply Chains: Models for Decision MakingInternational Journal of Management and Decision Making30-Jun
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management in Emerging EconomiesInternational Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management30-Jun
Modelling of Integrated Production SystemsInternational Journal of Logistics Economics and Globalisation1-Jul
Advanced Methodologies of Production in Manufacturing Supply ChainsInternational Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering1-Jul
Innovative Policies on Entrepreneurship for Economic GrowthInternational Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business30-Jul
Risk, Safety and Emergency Management
Learning from Experience and Event Analysis Methods for Improved Safety International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management 1-Jun
Human Factors and Ergonomics in Emergency ManagementInternational Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics 15-Jul
Science, Engineering and Technology
Noise, Vibration and Reliability in Vehicle SystemsInternational Journal of Vehicle Noise and Vibration15-May
Computational Optimisation and Engineering ApplicationsInternational Journal of Computer Applications in Technology28-Jun
Technology Design for ICT4D Initiatives: Challenges and OpportunitiesInternational Journal of Information Technology and Management30-Jun
Recent Advances in the Design of Drivetrains and Geared SystemsInternational Journal of Powertrains30-Jun
Effective Engineering Teams: Teaching, Facilitating and LearningInternational Journal of Collaborative Engineering13-Jul

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For details of some 30 further Calls for Papers with later deadlines, visit our Calls for Papers page.

Editorial News

International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation: Dr. Prem Lal Joshi recently received from Mr. N. N. Vohra, Governor of Jammu and Kashmir in India, the 6th Sardar Vallabhbahi Patel international award for his excellence in the field of research and education. The award is presented to ten people from various fields for 'displaying benevolent services towards country and countrymen'.  Dr. Joshi, a Professor of Accounting at the University of Bahrain, is Editor-in-Chief of IJAAPE.

International Journal of Adaptive and Innovative Systems: Prof. Leonard Barolli from the Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT) Department of Information and Communication Engineering in Japan has taken over the development of IJAIS with effect from 1 February this year. Prof. Barolli has experience as Associate Editor of the International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing  and serves on the Boards of other international journals and on the Programme Committees of international conferences. We welcome his appointment and wish him every success with the continued development of IJAIS.

International Journal of Electronic Healthcare: Prof. Kai S. Koong, Chair of the CIS and Quantitative Methods Department at The University of Texas - Pan American, has taken over as Editor-in-Chief of IJEH. Prof. Koong is the recipient of the 2011 Southwest Decision Sciences Institute (SWDSI) Distinguished Service Award. We thank Prof. Chang T. Hsieh for his sterling work in developing the title to successful publication and wish Prof. Koong well in his work in further developing the journal.

International Journal of Intercultural Information Management: Prof. Jayanthi Ranjan has been appointed as the new Editor-in-Chief of IJIIM. Professor Ranjan is Chairperson of International Relations at the Institute of Management Technology in India.

International Journal of Metaheuristics: Prof. Sergio Nesmachnow has agreed to take over the editorship of IJMHeur from Dr. Christine Mumford. Prof. Nesmachnow is Aggregate Professor in the Numerical Center (CeCal) at the Computer Science Institute of the University of the Republic in Uruguay. Dr. Mumford proposed and developed the journal successfully through to publication of it first volume. We are very grateful for Dr. Mumford's invaluable efforts and are pleased to note that she has agreed to remain on the editorial board.

International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering: IJMME  has appointed Prof. Gang Chen as its new editor. Prof. Chen is from the Department of Mining and Geological Engineering at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in the USA.

International Journal of Petroleum Engineering: IJPE  has as its new editor Prof. Shirish L. Patil from the Department of Petroleum at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in the USA.

International Journal of Services, Economics and Management: Dr. Alain Yee-Loong Chong of the Nottingham University Business School at the University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus in China has been appointed as Editor-in-Chief of IJSEM.

International Journal of Strategic Business Alliances: Prof. Refik Culpan has stepped down from the editorship of IJSBA, having overseen the development of the journal to its third volume. We are very grateful to Prof. Culpan for his efforts in successfully establishing the journal. His place is taken by J. Michael Geringer, Professor of Strategy and International Management at the California Polytechnic University Orfalea College of Business. Prof. Geringer is an award-winning researcher, teacher and consultant, with an international reputation for his work in strategic management, international business, joint ventures and alliances, mergers and acquisitions, entrepreneurship, venture capital and the management of technological and human resources.

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)

The following articles are among those considered more generally newsworthy and which have recently featured in the scientific and business, or national press:

Computing and Communications
Community structure discovery in Facebook
IEEE 802.15.4a UWB receivers in medical applications
Is that you? Authentication in a network without identities
Security analysis of public cloud computing: forthcoming paper in Int. J. Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, (9)1/2, pp.4-20.
Education, Knowledge and Learning
An augmented toy and social interaction in children with autism
Energy and Environment
Can gasoline be saved by financial incentives and training of bus drivers? 'Egged Ltd.' bus company in Israel as a case study: forthcoming paper in Int. J. Sustainable Society, (5)1, pp.5-10.
Exploring the use of a game to stimulate energy saving in households
Identifying design opportunities for reduced household resource consumption: exploring practices of thermal comfort
Life cycle assessment of energy crop production with special attention to the establishment of regional biomass utilisation systems
Renewable energy sources for generation of electrical power in developing and emerging nations
Healthcare and Biosciences
An algorithm for network motif discovery in biological networks
A wireless approach for personal healthcare on everyday mobile devices
Dietary fibre and human health
Failure causes in hip resurfacing arthroplasty - retrieval analysis
Management and Business
Click here to share with a friend: a uses and gratifications approach to word-of-mouth marketing effectiveness
How athletes build their brands
Public Policy and Administration
WikiLeaks: transparency vs. national security
Risk, Safety and Emergency Management
Children and geotagged images: quantitative analysis for security risk assessment
Efficacy of low-voltage AC for inactivating surface adherent Escherichia coli O157:H7 on beef
Improving the visibility of bicycle infrastructure
Science, Engineering and Technology
An intelligent RFID system
Development of a nanoparticle microfluidic colour device for point-of-care diagnostics
Nanocomposite materials with antimicrobial activity based on chitosan
Thin film HF RFID tag deposited on paper by thermal evaporation

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