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.

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Tue, 02 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT

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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.

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Innovative Circuit and System Design Methodologies for Green Cyber-Physical Systems
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT

With the development and expansion of automation and intelligence, there are still all sorts of challenges (e.g., energy consumption, heterogeneity problems, and integration methodology) for the design of green Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). Recently, the popularity of CPS (e.g., intelligent manufacturing, intelligent transportation systems, and smart home) has brought about some epoch-making industrial revolution. The design problems of green CPS should be considered from the perspective of the innovative circuit and system design methodologies.

Call for Papers: Special Issue on “Cloud computing: current advances and new research trends”
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT

CFP for Computer and Electrical Engineering

News: Vincenzo Roberto Calderone joins as Managing Editor for Catalysis
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT

Elsevier is delighted to announce that as of 1 January 2015 and reporting to the publisher, Vincenzo Roberto Calderone will serve as the managing editor for catalysis. He will liaise closely with the editorial staff to support journal activities that serve to uphold high quality standards and an engaged author experience.

News: Virgin Galactic crash - interview with Jill Stuart
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 10:30:00 GMT

Dr. Jill Stuart, Editor-in-Chief of Space Policy and Professor at the London School of Economics, is interviewed on Channel 4 following the Virgin Galactic crash.

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Progress in Advanced Power Electronics Packaging
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT

Power electronics play an important role in the generation-storage-distribution conversion cycle of the electric energy. Power devices are currently being rapidly developed to fulfill the demands of high power density, high operation temperature and improved reliability. Present-day technologies and materials are unable to deal with the emerging problems.

Awards: Call for Applications: 2015 Young Investigator Award and Lectureship
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:00:00 GMT

Deadline for applications: March 17, 2015

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Sustainable Cities and Society on Rehabilitating urban rivers: merging science with design
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:30:00 GMT

River rehabilitation has been an important research topic in fields including restoration ecology, urban ecology, hydrologic science, urban planning, resource management, and landscape architecture. Frameworks such as integrated water resources management, ecosystem services, and social-ecological systems offer a way to structure this knowledge from multiple disciplines and make it more salient for decision makers. However, there has been far less attention to the critical issue of linking this knowledge with implementation, particularly at the urban landscape scale where human-environment interactions frequently occur.

News: 2014 Best Paper Awards announced
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:10:00 GMT

Congratulations to the authors on their achievements!

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Linked Data in Architecture and Construction
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT

The topic of this special issue is why and how to use the Web of Data technologies (RDF, OWL) for building information management (BIM). The interest to this question arises from the expected benefits such as the ability to easily link building information models to and from external data sources, to open the models to new use cases and applications, to enable truly decentralized publication of models, to support loosely coupled interoperation through cross-model linking, and to utilize reasoning, query and other services developed in Semantic Web research.

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Cyber-Physical Systems
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 10:30:00 GMT

Next-generation digital systems will be ever more tightly coupled with a non-digital world which is either a part of the overall information processing system (e.g., sensors, actuators, analog electronics, MEMS, power sources, thermal sources) or a part of the system being sensed, supervised or controlled. Such strongly coupled systems are called cyber-physical systems. They raise challenges to address the heterogeneity in system design, and integration of different design disciplines. The goal of cyber-physical system research is to support a better design of the next-generation systems and their digital parts