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World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development
World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development


Special Issue on: “Future Business Technology – Integrating Simulation and Knowledge Management for Business Advantage”

Guest Editors:
M. R. Riazi, Kuwait University, Kuwait
P. Geril, Ghent University, Belgium

The purpose of this special issue is to provide an opportunity for the participants of 3rd Annual Future Business Technology Conference 2006 (FUBUTEC2006) to be held in France in March 2006 to publish their papers in WRSTSD. However, those researchers who are working in similar areas and not participating in the conference but wish to contribute to this issue are also encouraged to submit their papers for possible publication.

In the last two decades, the world has witnessed issues such as electronic communications and business, advances in computer tools, use of computer in business, trade and management, emergence and advancement of new technologies (such as bio, nano, etc.), new standards and environmental regulations, technology transfer, industrial accidents caused by human errors, natural disasters, terrorist activities and political and geographical changes that affect our daily life. It is for this reason that is important to devote a special issue of this journal to recent research activities related to these developments.

Subject Coverage
The following and related areas are of particular interest for this issue:
  • Statistical analysis and data mining of business processes
  • Simulation and optimisation of processes
  • Simulation in operational research and knowledge management
  • Simulation in business games
  • E-commerce, e-management, e-trade, e-banking, etc.
  • Project management and intelligence
  • Modelling consumer demand
  • Sustainable development simulation
  • Business process: integration, workflow and process management
  • Representation of processes to business management
  • Business process modelling
  • Human and agent interaction
  • Risk analysis and decision making
  • Use of hybrid systems (artificial intelligence) as decision support in political, conflict and anti-disaster problems
  • Emergency management and risk analysis management
  • Crisis management (forest fires, tanker disaster, hurricane, flood, earthquake, drought, volcanic eruptions, industrial hazards and accidents
  • Hazard identification and operability study (HAZOP)
  • Human error analysis
  • Knowledge management and economy, multimedia in manufacturing companies
  • Maintenance of technical facilities
The above topics are illustrative, but not exclusive. Further detail of research areas that are suitable for this issue are given on the FUBUTEC2006 conference website.

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Papers Submission section under Author Guidelines

To submit a paper, please go to Submission of Papers

This is our preferred route for submitting papers; please use it if at all possible. However, if you experience any problems submitting papers in this way, an alternative route is suggested below

Important Dates

Paper title and a single page abstract with names of all authors, their affiliations and emails with corresponding author specified by asterisk: 16 November, 2005

Submission of full manuscript with names, affiliations, emails and addresses of 6 potential reviewers who will be available for review of the manuscript: 31 January, 2006

Notification of acceptance or rejection: 31 March, 2006

Final revised manuscript: 31 May, 2006