News: Automation in Construction's article wins Atlas Award
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT

'A social network system for sharing construction safety and health knowledge' from Automation in Construction has been selected from thousands of recently published articles to be awarded the Elsevier Atlas.


News: Best case study in 2014 announced!
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT

We are delighted to announce the best case study of 2014 from Elsevier’s Case Studies in Case Studies in Construction Materials as selected by the Editor.


Virtual Special Issues: Virtual Special Issue: Historical Reviews in Mechanics
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT

We are pleased to announce the first Virtual Special Issue on Historical Reviews in Mechanics.


Call for Papers: Special Issue on "Challenges and Solutions in Mobile Systems Security"
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT

CFP for Special Issue on: "Challenges and Solutions in Mobile Systems Security" on CAEE


News: Solid-State Electronics Special Issue: Planar Fully-Depleted SOI
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT

We are in the era of mobile computing with smart handheld devices and remote data storage “in the cloud,” with devices that are almost always on and driven by needs of high data transmission rate, instant access/connection and long battery life.


Call for Papers: Special Issue on Human Performance Modeling
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Human performance modeling (HPM) provides  means  (e.g., mathematical models and computer simulation models) to quantify and predict human performance (e.g., task completion time, work time, motor performance, results of decision making, errors, perception and cognitive characteristics, and cognitive and physical workload), so that human-machine systems’ productivity and safety can be maximized. HPM can quantify human performance based on its fundamental cognitive and physiological mechanisms and theories, unify experimental findings in existing empirical studies, and can be imbedded and used in intelligent systems evaluation and design.


News: Professor Christophe Copéret wins 2015 Paul H. Emmett Award in Fundamental Catalysis
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Elsevier and the editorial team of Journal of Catalysis were delighted to learn that Professor Christophe Copéret has been announced as the recipient of the 2015 Paul H. Emmett Award in Fundamental Catalysis.


Call for Papers: Special Issue on Reliability Issues in Power Electronics (Si and Wide Band Gap Devices, Interconnections, Passives, Analysis and Applications)
Sun, 04 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT

At present 70% of the overall electricity is managed by power electronics. Applications like automotive, aerospace and railway transportation are facing more and more stringent reliability constraints coming from the increased lifetime expectation and safety requirements. The industrial and energy sectors are also following the same trend, such that strong efforts are being devoted to improve power electronic systems in order to account for reliability with cost-effective and sustainable solutions. In the meanwhile, Wide BandGap semiconductor devices (WBG) are capturing increasingly new power applications, as they are quite promising in terms of switching speed, efficiency, thermal management and high voltage capability, even if their reliability performance is still far to be demonstrated.


Virtual Special Issues: Selected Papers from Transducers and Eurosensors 2013
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT

The 17th International Conference on Solid State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, Transducers 2013, together with Eurosensors XXVII, was held in Barcelona, June 16-20, 2013.


Danckwerts Lecture: 2013 Danckwerts Special Issue on Molecular Modelling in Chemical Engineering
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:20:00 GMT

This special issue of Chemical Engineering Science was commissioned in the wake of Prof. Sharon Glotzer's 2013 Danckwerts Lecture in which molecular modelling featured. It is intended to demonstrate some of its potential in the field.


Call for Papers: Special Issue on Mining the Humanities: Technologies and Applications
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT

The nature of humanistic data can be multimodal, semantically heterogeneous, dynamic, time and space-dependent, and highly complicated. Translating humanistic information, e.g., behaviour, state of mind, artistic creation, linguistic utterance, learning and genomic information into numerical or categorical low-level data is a significant challenge on its own. New techniques, appropriate to deal with this type of data, need to be proposed and existing ones adapted to its special characteristics. The purpose of this special issue is to bring together interdisciplinary approaches that focus on the application of innovative as well as existing data matching, fusion and mining and knowledge discovery and management techniques (like decision rules, decision trees, association rules, ontologies and alignments, clustering, filtering, learning, classifier systems, neural networks, support vector machines, pre-processing, post processing, feature selection, visualization techniques) to data derived from all areas of Humanistic Sciences, e.g., linguistic, historical, behavioural, psychological, artistic, musical, educational, social, etc.. Research in this area is important to combine the fields of semantics and knowledge engineering within artificial intelligence framework, mainly because of the overwhelming amount and different types of disseminated information. High quality contributions addressing related theoretical and practical aspects are expected.


Call for Papers: Special Issue on Many-Core System-on-Chip: Architectures and Applications
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT

System-on-chip (SoC) has emerged as a key technology behind most embedded and smart miniaturized systems. As performance and energy are two important aspects of emerging SoCs, the design of such systems should be highly flexible, adaptable, and meet stringent time-to-market constraints, while providing high-performance and lower energy consumption. In addition, the number of IP cores integrated in SoCs increases considerably, emerging Many-Core SoCs (MCSoCs).


Call for Papers: CFP for ‘Reflecting on the legacy of Jens Rasmussen’
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT

Reflecting on the legacy of Jens Rasmussen


Call for Papers: Biorefinery Value Chain Creation
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:50:00 GMT

For this special issue of Chemical Engineering Research and Design, we particularly encourage submissions from collaborative research groups, involving industrial and academic partners and addressing whole systems problems across the value chain. Contributions on industrial and technical innovations, industrial chemistry, process engineering and techno-economic studies, life cycle assessment and policy and socio-economic analyses are welcome.

Paper proposal deadline: 15 March 2015


Call for Papers: Special Issue on Pervasive Devices and Communications Technologies for Beyond IoT and CPS
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT

The recent rapid evolution of pervasive devices and communications technologies have enabled new eco-systems named Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) on physical and social environments. These IoT and CPS eco-systems are combined with a variety of more practical and technological concepts such as machine-to-machine, wearable computing, V2X, industrial networking, and smart-grid to realize many pervasive application domains.


News: Announcement: Editorial change
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 13:30:00 GMT

Philippa Cann will be stepping down as Editor-in-Chief of Tribology International and will become Co-Editor of the new journal Biotribology.


News: Other Case Studies in Engineering Publications
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT

Check out our other Case Studies in Publications


News: Publishing Peer Review Reports – a new Elsevier Pilot
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT

Pilot journals to begin publishing peer review reports on ScienceDirect.


News: Special Issue on the topic of Distributed Space Missions
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 10:00:00 GMT

Title: Distributed Space Missions for Earth Observation
Manuscript deadline: May 30, 2015
Guest editor: Marco D’Errico, Department of Industrial and Information Engineering Seconda Università di Napoli, Aversa, Italy


Call for Papers: Special Issue on Flow Measurement of Sewerage Water
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 08:20:00 GMT

Appropriate flow measuring technology with the proven precision and reliability is required for the development of indispensable infrastructural nerve of our society. Swift population growth in modern cities across the globe results in a huge sewerage load that needs to be treated with enhanced capacity of sewage treatment plants. The design and operation of sewage treatment plants essentially need accurate and reliable flow measurement instruments. All pervasive attributes of engineering systems, such as quick and easy installation capability, and economy are additional requirements. The area of flow measurement of sewerage water has significantly enriched over the past two decades with the applications of new technologies and innovative approaches.


Call for Papers: Special Issue on Trustworthy Manufacturing and Utilization of Secure Devices (TRUDEVICE)
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:20:00 GMT

Hardware security is becoming increasingly important for many embedded systems applications ranging from small RFID tag to satellites orbiting the earth. While secure applications such as public services, communication, control and healthcare kept growing in the last decade, hardware devices that implement cryptography functions became the Achille’s heel of the overall security of such applications. This special issue published on “Microprocessors and Microsystems (MICPRO), Elsevier Embedded Hardware Design journal” focuses on all aspects of hardware security including design, manufacturing, testing, reliability, validation and utilization.


Call for Papers: Special Issue on Acoustics in Smart Cities
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT

Smart City is still a fuzzy and continuously changing concept that deeply encourages research and innovation strategies in the last times. It can be applied to any discipline connected to city sciences, and therefore it is a hot topic in almost any area. In Smart Cities, digital technologies enable new approaches to achieve better public services for citizens, better use of resources and lower impact on the environment.


Call for Papers: Special Issue on Phase-Aware Signal Processing in Speech Communication
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT

In the past decades, the amplitude of speech spectrum is considered to be the most important feature in different speech processing applications and phase of the speech signal has received less attention. Recently, several findings justify that phase is indeed very important in various speech and audio processing communities. The importance of phase estimation along with amplitude estimation in speech enhancement, complementary phase-based features in speech and speaker recognition and phase-aware acoustic modeling of environment are the most prominent reported works scattered in different communities of speech and audio processing. These examples suggest that incorporating the phase information can push further the limits of state-of-the-art phase-independent solutions employed for long in different aspects of audio and speech signal processing.