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Abstract and Applied Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.343, CiteScore: 1)
Active and Passive Electronic Components     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.136, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Acoustics and Vibration     Open Access   (Followers: 51, SJR: 0.147, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Aerospace Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 62)
Advances in Agriculture     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Advances in Artificial Intelligence     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Advances in Astronomy     Open Access   (Followers: 47, SJR: 0.257, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Bioinformatics     Open Access   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.565, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Advances in Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 34)
Advances in Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 51, SJR: 0.539, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Computer Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Condensed Matter Physics     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.315, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Decision Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.303, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Electrical Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 52)
Advances in Electronics     Open Access   (Followers: 101)
Advances in Emergency Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Advances in Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Environmental Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Epidemiology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Fuzzy Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.161, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Geology     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Advances in Geriatrics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Hematology     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.661, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Hepatology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in High Energy Physics     Open Access   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.866, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Human-Computer Interaction     Open Access   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.186, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Materials Science and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.315, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Mathematical Physics     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.218, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Meteorology     Open Access   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.48, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Multimedia     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.173, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Nonlinear Optics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Numerical Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Nursing     Open Access   (Followers: 37)
Advances in Operations Research     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.205, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Optical Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.214, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Optics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Advances in OptoElectronics     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.141, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Orthopedics     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.922, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.591, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Physical Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.179, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Polymer Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.299, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Power Electronics     Open Access   (Followers: 42, SJR: 0.184, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Preventive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
Advances in Regenerative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Software Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Advances in Statistics     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Toxicology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Tribology     Open Access   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.265, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.51, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Virology     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.838, CiteScore: 2)
AIDS Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.758, CiteScore: 2)
Analytical Cellular Pathology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.886, CiteScore: 2)
Anatomy Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Anemia     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.669, CiteScore: 2)
Anesthesiology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.501, CiteScore: 1)
Applied and Environmental Soil Science     Open Access   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.451, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Bionics and Biomechanics     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.288, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Archaea     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.852, CiteScore: 2)
Autism Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 34)
Autoimmune Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.805, CiteScore: 2)
Behavioural Neurology     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.786, CiteScore: 2)
Biochemistry Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.437, CiteScore: 2)
Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.419, CiteScore: 2)
BioMed Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.935, CiteScore: 3)
Biotechnology Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bone Marrow Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.531, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian J. of Gastroenterology & Hepatology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.867, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian J. of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.548, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian Respiratory J.     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.474, CiteScore: 1)
Cardiology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.237, CiteScore: 4)
Cardiovascular Therapeutics     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.075, CiteScore: 2)
Case Reports in Anesthesiology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Case Reports in Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.219, CiteScore: 0)
Case Reports in Critical Care     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Case Reports in Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.229, CiteScore: 0)
Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Case Reports in Emergency Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Case Reports in Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.209, CiteScore: 1)
Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Case Reports in Genetics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Case Reports in Hematology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Case Reports in Hepatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Case Reports in Immunology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Case Reports in Infectious Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Case Reports in Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Case Reports in Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Case Reports in Neurological Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Case Reports in Oncological Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.204, CiteScore: 1)
Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Case Reports in Orthopedics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Case Reports in Otolaryngology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Case Reports in Pathology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Case Reports in Pediatrics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Case Reports in Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Case Reports in Pulmonology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Case Reports in Radiology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Case Reports in Rheumatology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Case Reports in Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Case Reports in Transplantation     Open Access  
Case Reports in Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Case Reports in Vascular Medicine     Open Access  
Case Reports in Veterinary Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Child Development Research     Open Access   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.144, CiteScore: 0)
Chinese J. of Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Chinese J. of Mathematics     Open Access  
Chromatography Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Complexity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.531, CiteScore: 2)
Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.403, CiteScore: 1)
Computational Biology J.     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.326, CiteScore: 1)
Concepts in Magnetic Resonance Part A     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.354, CiteScore: 1)
Concepts in Magnetic Resonance Part B, Magnetic Resonance Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.26, CiteScore: 1)
Conference Papers in Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.842, CiteScore: 3)
Critical Care Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.499, CiteScore: 1)
Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.512, CiteScore: 2)
Depression Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.816, CiteScore: 2)
Dermatology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.806, CiteScore: 2)
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy     Open Access   (SJR: 0.201, CiteScore: 1)
Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.279, CiteScore: 1)
Disease Markers     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.9, CiteScore: 2)
Economics Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Education Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Emergency Medicine Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.298, CiteScore: 1)
Enzyme Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.653, CiteScore: 3)
Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.683, CiteScore: 2)
Game Theory     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Gastroenterology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.768, CiteScore: 2)
Genetics Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.61, CiteScore: 2)
Geofluids     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.952, CiteScore: 2)
Hepatitis Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.389, CiteScore: 2)
Heteroatom Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.333, CiteScore: 1)
HPB Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.824, CiteScore: 2)
Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.27, CiteScore: 2)
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.627, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Aerospace Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 78, SJR: 0.232, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Agronomy     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.311, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Alzheimer's Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.787, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. J. of Analytical Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.285, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Antennas and Propagation     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.233, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Atmospheric Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Intl. J. of Biodiversity     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Biomaterials     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.511, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Biomedical Imaging     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.501, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Breast Cancer     Open Access   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.025, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Cell Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.887, CiteScore: 4)
Intl. J. of Chemical Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.327, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Chronic Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Combinatorics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Computer Games Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.287, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Corrosion     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.194, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.649, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Differential Equations     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.191, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.296, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Electrochemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Intl. J. of Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.012, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. J. of Engineering Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Food Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.44, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Forestry Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.373, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Genomics     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.868, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. J. of Geophysics     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.182, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Hepatology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.874, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.578, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Inflammation     Open Access   (SJR: 1.264, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. J. of Inorganic Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Manufacturing Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.177, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Medicinal Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.31, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Metals     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.662, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Microwave Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.136, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Navigation and Observation     Open Access   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.267, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.697, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Oceanography     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Optics     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.231, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Otolaryngology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Partial Differential Equations     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Pediatrics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Peptides     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.46, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Photoenergy     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.341, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Plant Genomics     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.583, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Polymer Science     Open Access   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.298, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Population Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Quality, Statistics, and Reliability     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Intl. J. of Reconfigurable Computing     Open Access   (SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Reproductive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Rheumatology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.645, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Rotating Machinery     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.193, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Spectroscopy     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Stochastic Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.279, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Surgical Oncology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.573, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Telemedicine and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.403, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Vascular Medicine     Open Access   (SJR: 0.782, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Zoology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.209, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. Scholarly Research Notices     Open Access   (Followers: 233)

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Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.531
Citation Impact (citeScore): 2
Number of Followers: 7  
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ISSN (Print) 1076-2787 - ISSN (Online) 1099-0526
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  • Finite-Time Lyapunov Functions and Impulsive Control Design
    • Abstract: In this paper, we introduce finite-time Lyapunov functions for impulsive systems. The relaxed sufficient conditions for asymptotic stability of an equilibrium of an impulsive system are given via finite-time Lyapunov functions. A converse finite-time Lyapunov theorem for controlling the impulsive system is proposed. Three examples are presented to show how to analyze the stability of an equilibrium of the considered impulsive system via finite-time Lyapunov functions. Furthermore, according to the results, we design an impulsive controller for a chaotic system modified from the Lorenz system.
      PubDate: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:35:00 +000
  • A Consistency Check Method for Trusted Hesitant Fuzzy Sets with Confidence
           Levels Based on a Distance Measure
    • Abstract: This paper proposes a consistency check method for hesitant fuzzy sets with confidence levels by employing a distance measure. Firstly, we analyze the difference between each fuzzy element and its corresponding attribute comprehensive decision value and then obtain a comprehensive distance measure for each attribute. Subsequently, by taking the relative credibility as the weight, we assess the consistency of hesitant fuzzy sets. Finally, numerical examples are put forward to verify the effectiveness and reliability of the proposed method.
      PubDate: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 07:35:00 +000
  • Legal Judgment Prediction Based on Multiclass Information Fusion
    • Abstract: Legal judgment prediction (LJP), as an effective and critical application in legal assistant systems, aims to determine the judgment results according to the information based on the fact determination. In real-world scenarios, to deal with the criminal cases, judges not only take advantage of the fact description, but also consider the external information, such as the basic information of defendant and the court view. However, most existing works take the fact description as the sole input for LJP and ignore the external information. We propose a Transformer-Hierarchical-Attention-Multi-Extra (THME) Network to make full use of the information based on the fact determination. We conduct experiments on a real-world large-scale dataset of criminal cases in the civil law system. Experimental results show that our method outperforms state-of-the-art LJP methods on all judgment prediction tasks.
      PubDate: Mon, 26 Oct 2020 15:05:00 +000
  • Optimization and Simulation of Controller Area Network Communication Model
           Based on Industrial Internet of Things Platform
    • Abstract: The Internet of Things (IoT) is an information carrier based on network communication, and it can make all general physical objects which can be independently addressed from an interconnected network. Controller Area Network (CAN) is a kind of serial communication network which can effectively support distributed control or real-time control. This paper proposes the design of an IoT-oriented universal CAN bus. In order to build a complete CAN communication simulation model, message sending and message receiving models are constructed, respectively. The simulation experiment proves that the IoT-oriented network communication model designed in this paper not only has low power consumption, but it can also solve the front-end compatibility problems caused by different communication protocols.
      PubDate: Mon, 26 Oct 2020 13:20:00 +000
  • Toward a Stakeholder Perspective on Safety Risk Factors of Metro
           Construction: A Social Network Analysis
    • Abstract: The rapid development of the metro has greatly relieved the traffic pressure on the urban ground system, but the frequency of metro construction accidents is also increasing year by year. Due to the complex construction process of the metro, once an accident occurs, casualties and property damage are extremely serious. The safety risk factors triggered by different stakeholders were the primary cause of accidents during the metro construction phase. This paper builts a social analysis network of safety risk factors in metro construction from a stakeholder’s perspective. Based on 42 accident cases and related literature, 6 stakeholders and 25 safety risk factors were identified and the relationships between stakeholders and safety risk factors were also determined. Through the application of social network analysis, a social network of safety risk factors in metro construction was constructed, and quantitative analysis was carried out based on density, degree centrality, betweenness centrality, and cohesive subgroup. The results showed that the key safety risk factors in the construction phase of the metro were in action of the contractor’s construction site managers, lack of safety protection at the construction site, insufficient detailed survey and design information provided by the designer, unfavorable government regulation, and bad weather. Moreover, the results of 20 cohesive subgroups illustrated the interrelationship between safety risk factors. S1H2 (“violations by operatives” related to contractor) and S1H4 (“lack of safety precautions” related to contractor) and S5H5 (“ineffective supervision” related to supervisor) both belonged to subgroup G1, which means that there is a high probability that these three safety risk factors would occur simultaneously. This paper provided a basis to improve the level of safety risk management and control from the stakeholder’s perspective.
      PubDate: Mon, 26 Oct 2020 12:05:00 +000
  • Outer-Convex Dominating Set in the Corona of Graphs as Encryption Key
    • Abstract: In this paper, we present a new type of symmetric encryption by converting the classical monoalphabetic affine cipher into a polyalphabetic cipher. The proposed encryption utilizes the properties of outer-convex dominating set in the corona of graphs to generate random keys from the shared keyword to every character of the message. The new encryption eliminates the weaknesses of affine cipher, thus increasing the level of confidence for exchanging messages.
      PubDate: Mon, 26 Oct 2020 06:35:00 +000
  • Prediction Error and Forecasting Interval Analysis of Decision Trees with
           an Application in Renewable Energy Supply Forecasting
    • Abstract: Renewable energy has become popular compared with traditional energy like coal. The relative demand for renewable energy compared to traditional energy is an important index to determine the energy supply structure. Forecasting the relative demand index has become quite essential. Data mining methods like decision trees are quite effective in such time series forecasting, but theory behind them is rarely discussed in research. In this paper, some theories are explored about decision trees including the behavior of bias, variance, and squared prediction error using trees and the prediction interval analysis. After that, real UK grid data are used in interval forecasting application. In the renewable energy ratio forecasting application, the ratio of renewable energy supply over that of traditional energy can be dynamically forecasted with an interval coverage accuracy higher than 80% and a small width around 22, which is similar to its standard deviation.
      PubDate: Mon, 26 Oct 2020 06:20:00 +000
  • MAS-Based Interaction Simulation within Asymmetric Information on
           Emergency Management of Urban Rainstorm Disaster
    • Abstract: The frequent occurrence of urban waterlogging constantly affects resident living and urban construction. Improved adaptive prevention and control strategies are highly requested due to huge economic losses and casualties caused by flood and waterlogging in China. The urban waterlogging may evolve into a serious emergency, generally characterized by high complexity, uncertainty, and time pressure. Coupled with the asymmetric information, waterlogging often exacerbates the impact of urban rainstorm disasters. Through the multi-agent system simulation with given geographic information, government and residents interact under dynamic risk distribution in rainstorm disaster. The results show that the proactive attitude of residents and the government towards disaster relief could have a promoting effect for both, thereby increasing the disaster relief efficiency. Obviously, rapid accurate information collection and analysis facilitate disaster relief to a large extent. Meanwhile, appropriate supply rather than excessive supply may mobilize residents’ self-help and balance replenishment of relief supplies.
      PubDate: Mon, 26 Oct 2020 05:50:00 +000
  • Heuristic Sensing: An Uncertainty Exploration Method in Imperfect
           Information Games
    • Abstract: Imperfect information games have served as benchmarks and milestones in fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and game theory for decades. Sensing and exploiting information to effectively describe the game environment is of critical importance for game solving, besides computing or approximating an optimal strategy. Reconnaissance blind chess (RBC), a new variant of chess, is a quintessential game of imperfect information where the player’s actions are definitely unobserved by the opponent. This characteristic of RBC exponentially expands the scale of the information set and extremely invokes uncertainty of the game environment. In this paper, we introduce a novel sense method, Heuristic Search of Uncertainty Control (HSUC), to significantly reduce the uncertainty of real-time information set. The key idea of HSUC is to consider the whole uncertainty of the environment rather than predicting the opponents’ strategy. Furthermore, we realize a practical framework for RBC game that incorporates our HSUC method with Monte Carlo Tree Search (MCTS). In the experiments, HSUC has shown better effectiveness and robustness than comparison opponents in information sensing. It is worth mentioning that our RBC game agent has won the first place in terms of uncertainty management in NeurIPS 2019 RBC tournament.
      PubDate: Sat, 24 Oct 2020 14:35:01 +000
  • The Stochastic Evolution Game of Knowledge Sharing in the Infrastructure
           PPP Supply Chain Network
    • Abstract: Due to the complexity and randomness of environmental change, the knowledge-sharing behavior of members in the PPP supply chain will be affected by random disturbance factors. Traditional evolutionary game models cannot describe this effect. In this study, Gaussian white noise is introduced into the stochastic evolutionary game model of PPP supply chain knowledge sharing. The numerical simulation of the model is carried out to analyze the influence of parameter changes on the strategy selection of enterprise groups. The result shows that the strong knowledge power enterprise group is more sensitive with the variation of parameters than that of the weak knowledge power enterprise group. However, the weak enterprise group has a more vital willingness to share knowledge. Incentive measures can increase the knowledge-sharing benefits and promote the strong knowledge powerful enterprise group toward the sharing strategy. Increasing the mutual trust coefficient, reducing the sharing cost, and improving the enterprise’s transformation ability will help both sides to evolve into the sharing strategy more quickly. This study would have significance for PPP project performance and industry innovation.
      PubDate: Sat, 24 Oct 2020 14:35:01 +000
  • Spatiotemporal Changes in the Urban Heat Island Intensity of Distinct
           Local Climate Zones: Case Study of Zhongshan District, Dalian, China
    • Abstract: Intensified due to rapid urbanization and global warming-induced high temperature extremes, the urban heat island effect has become a major environmental concern for urban residents. Scientific methods used to calculate the urban heat island intensity (UHII) and its alleviation have become urgent requirements for urban development. This study is carried out in Zhongshan District, Dalian City, which has a total area of 43.85 km2 and a 27.5 km-long coastline. The mono-window algorithm was used to retrieve the land surface temperatures (LSTs), employing Landsat remote sensing images, meteorological data, and building data from 2003, 2008, 2013, and 2019. In addition, the district was divided into local climate zones (LCZs) based on the estimated intensities and spatiotemporal variations of the heat island effect. The results show that, from 2003 to 2019, LCZs A and D shrank by 3.225 km2 and 0.395 km2, respectively, whereas LCZs B, C, and 1–6 expanded by 0.932 km2, 0.632 km2, and 2.056 km2, respectively. During this period, the maximum and minimum LSTs in Zhongshan increased by 1.365°C and 1.104°C, respectively. The LST and UHII levels of all LCZs peaked in 2019. The average LSTs of LCZs A–C increased by 1.610°C, 0.880°C, and 3.830°C, respectively, and those of LCZs 1–6 increased by 2°C–4°C. The UHIIs of LCZs A, C, and D increased by 0.730, 2.950, and 0.344, respectively, and those of LCZs 1–6 increased from 1.370–2.977 to 3.744–5.379. Overall, the regions with high LSTs are spatiotemporally correlated with high building densities. In this study, the land cover was then classified into four types (LCZs A–D) using visual interpretation and object-oriented classification, including forested land, low vegetation, bare ground, and water. Besides, the buildings were categorized as LCZs 1–6, which, respectively, represented low-density low-rises buildings, low-density high-rises buildings, low-density super high-rises buildings, high-density low-rises buildings, high-density high-rises buildings, and high-density super high-rises buildings.
      PubDate: Sat, 24 Oct 2020 10:35:00 +000
  • Single Magnetic Element-Based High Step-Up Converter for Energy Storage
           and Photovoltaic System with Reduced Device Count
    • Abstract: The multiport DC-DC power converter is a prominent area of research in power electronics due to its highly dense design, reduced device count, and high energy efficiency. In this paper, a nonisolated single magnetic element-based high step-up three-port converter for an energy storage system is presented. The proposed converter has two input ports and one output port. The coupled inductor with switched capacitor is used to achieve high voltage gain. The key features of the proposed converter are high conversion gain, low voltage stress, zero voltage switching (ZVS), and zero current switching (ZCS). The detailed theoretical analysis and operation of the converter are elaborated. The energy efficiency of the proposed converter is calculated and compared with the other counterparts. Ansys Maxwell is used for the coupled inductor finite element modeling. To verify the applicability and functionality of proposed converter, a converter with two inputs ( and ) and one output at is tested in the laboratory.
      PubDate: Sat, 24 Oct 2020 10:05:00 +000
  • Bogdanov–Takens Bifurcation in a Shape Memory Alloy Oscillator with
           Delayed Feedback
    • Abstract: This work is focused on a shape memory alloy oscillator with delayed feedback. The main attention is to investigate the Bogdanov–Takens (B-T) bifurcation by choosing feedback parameters and time delay . The conditions for the occurrence of the B-T bifurcation are derived, and the versal unfolding of the norm forms near the B-T bifurcation point is obtained by using center manifold reduction and normal form. Moreover, it is demonstrated that the system also undergoes different codimension-1 bifurcations, such as saddle-node bifurcation, Hopf bifurcation, and saddle homoclinic bifurcation. Finally, some numerical simulations are given to verify the analytic results.
      PubDate: Sat, 24 Oct 2020 05:50:00 +000
  • Lie Symmetry Analysis, Traveling Wave Solutions, and Conservation Laws to
           the (3 + 1)-Dimensional Generalized B-Type Kadomtsev-Petviashvili
    • Abstract: In this paper, the (3 + 1)-dimensional generalized B-type Kadomtsev-Petviashvili(BKP) equation is studied applying Lie symmetry analysis. We apply the Lie symmetry method to the (3 + 1)-dimensional generalized BKP equation and derive its symmetry reductions. Based on these symmetry reductions, some exact traveling wave solutions are obtained by using the tanh method and Kudryashov method. Finally, the conservation laws to the (3 + 1)-dimensional generalized BKP equation are presented by invoking the multiplier method.
      PubDate: Sat, 24 Oct 2020 05:35:00 +000
  • Temperature Control for a Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell System with
           Unknown Dynamic Compensations
    • Abstract: Numerous control strategies of temperature regulation have been carried out for proton-exchange membrane fuel cell systems including a cooling fan in order to ensure operation at the desired condition and extend the lifetime of the fuel cell stack. However, most existing control strategies are developed without considering the efficiency limitation of the cooling system such that the cooling fan may be unable to eliminate the additional heat. Moreover, there are unknown modelling errors, external disturbance and noise during modelling and experiment processes for fuel cells. Due to those unknown dynamics, the conventional control strategies may fail to achieve the expectant results. To address this issue, an alternative control strategy is proposed in this paper, which consists of a composite proportional-integral (PI) controller with an unknown system dynamics estimator. First, the control strategy is developed by reducing the temperature of input air through the humidifier and simultaneously increasing the mass flow of air in order to eliminate the excess heat that a cooling fan cannot remove. Moreover, an unknown system dynamics estimator is proposed in order to compensate the effect of the unknown dynamics. The construction of the estimator is designed through finding an invariant manifold which implies the relation between known variables and the unknown manifold. The invariant manifold is derived by applying a simple low-pass filter to the system which is beneficial to avoid the requirement of the unmeasurable state derivative. Furthermore, the proposed estimator is easily merged into the proposed PI control strategy and ensures the exponential convergence of estimated errors. Besides, the estimator is further modified such that the derivative of the desired temperature is not required in the controller. Finally, numerical simulations of the PEMFC system are provided and the results illustrate the efficacy of the proposed control strategy.
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 15:35:01 +000
  • A Novel Expert Finding System for Community Question Answering
    • Abstract: With the popularity of community question answering (CQA) sites, the research on identifying the expert users in online communities attracted increasing attention. We present a novel expert ranking algorithm based on the quality of user posts and the authority of user in community, and the similarity between the knowledge tags of users and questions in CQA sites is adopted in our scheme. Experimental results show that our scheme has better performance and accuracy under the same background with an amount of data samples.
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 15:35:01 +000
  • Calculating Permutation Entropy without Permutations
    • Abstract: A method for analyzing sequential data sets, similar to the permutation entropy one, is discussed. The characteristic features of this method are as follows: it preserves information about equal values, if any, in the embedding vectors; it is exempt from combinatorics; and it delivers the same entropy value as does the permutation method, provided the embedding vectors do not have equal components. In the latter case, this method can be used instead of the permutation one. If embedding vectors have equal components, this method could be more precise in discriminating between similar data sets.
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 14:50:01 +000
  • Optimum Design of Multidischarge Outlet Biomass Briquetting Machine
    • Abstract: A high-efficiency biomass material was designed according to the densification mechanism of biomass. This machine improved the efficiency by recombining the feeding stage, prepressing stage, compaction stage, pressure-holding stage, and pushing stage of the compression process, so that part of the working stages was carried out simultaneously. To further improve efficiency and rationally allocate power at each stage, in this paper, we established a mathematical model for the machine. We use the nonlinear programming in Matlab (2016b) to solve the minimum value of the model, making the machine work time the shortest.
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 08:50:00 +000
  • Personalized News Recommendation and Simulation Based on Improved
           Collaborative Filtering Algorithm
    • Abstract: Faced with massive amounts of online news, it is often difficult for the public to quickly locate the news they are interested in. The personalized recommendation technology can dig out the user’s interest points according to the user’s behavior habits, thereby recommending the news that may be of interest to the user. In this paper, improvements are made to the data preprocessing stage and the nearest neighbor collection stage of the collaborative filtering algorithm. In the data preprocessing stage, the user-item rating matrix is filled to alleviate its sparsity. The label factor and time factor are introduced to make the constructed user preference model have a better expression effect. In the stage of finding the nearest neighbor set, the collaborative filtering algorithm is combined with the dichotomous K-means algorithm, the user cluster matching the target user is selected as the search range of the nearest neighbor set, and the similarity measurement formula is improved. In order to verify the effectiveness of the algorithm proposed in this paper, this paper selects a simulated data set to test the performance of the proposed algorithm in terms of the average absolute error of recommendation, recommendation accuracy, and recall rate and compares it with the user-based collaborative filtering recommendation algorithm. In the simulation data set, the algorithm in this paper is superior to the traditional algorithm in most users. The algorithm in this paper decomposes the sparse matrix to reduce the impact of data sparsity on the traditional recommendation algorithm, thereby improving the recommendation accuracy and recall rate of the recommendation algorithm and reducing the recommendation error.
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 07:50:00 +000
  • Ergodicity of a Nonlinear Stochastic SIRS Epidemic Model with
           Regime-Switching Diffusions
    • Abstract: In this paper, taking both white noises and colored noises into consideration, a nonlinear stochastic SIRS epidemic model with regime switching is explored. The threshold parameter is found, and we investigate sufficient conditions for the existence of the ergodic stationary distribution of the positive solution. Finally, some numerical simulations are also carried out to demonstrate the analytical results.
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 07:20:00 +000
  • Improved Density Peaks Clustering Based on Natural Neighbor Expanded Group
    • Abstract: Density peaks clustering (DPC) is an advanced clustering technique due to its multiple advantages of efficiently determining cluster centers, fewer arguments, no iterations, no border noise, etc. However, it does suffer from the following defects: (1) difficult to determine a suitable value of its crucial cutoff distance parameter, (2) the local density metric is too simple to find out the proper center(s) of the sparse cluster(s), and (3) it is not robust that parts of prominent density peaks are remotely assigned. This paper proposes improved density peaks clustering based on natural neighbor expanded group (DPC-NNEG). The cores of the proposed algorithm contain two parts: (1) define natural neighbor expanded (NNE) and natural neighbor expanded group (NNEG) and (2) divide all NNEGs into a goal number of sets as the final clustering result, according to the closeness degree of NNEGs. At the same time, the paper provides the measurement of the closeness degree. We compared the state of the art with our proposal in public datasets, including several complex and real datasets. Experiments show the effectiveness and robustness of the proposed algorithm.
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 05:20:01 +000
  • Performance Evaluation of an Ironmaking System with Environmental Costs
    • Abstract: This paper proposes an exergoeconomic analysis method that considers environmental costs to make up for the lack of description of environmental costs in the traditional matrix model exergoeconomic analysis method. This method tracks the formation process of the product cost through life cycle and makes a useful exploration for revealing the true cost of the system product. According to actual needs, the principles for the construction of environmental emissions of products are proposed, and a detailed exergoeconomic analysis model is established by taking the iron smelting system as an example. Through calculation and analysis, the formation process and change rule of unit exergoeconomic cost of products in the system are revealed. Especially, considering the exergoeconomic cost of carbon emissions, the results show that the three most influential substances are sinter, coke, and pellets. When carbon dioxide emissions are considered, the total cost will increase by 165.3 CNY/t iron, and unit exergoeconomic cost gradually increases with the progress of the production process.
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 05:05:00 +000
  • Dynamics and Complexity Analysis of Fractional-Order Chaotic Systems with
           Line Equilibrium Based on Adomian Decomposition
    • Abstract: In this paper, the Adomian decomposition method (ADM) is applied to solve the fractional-order system with line equilibrium. The dynamics of the system is analyzed by means of the Lyapunov exponent spectrum, bifurcations, chaotic attractor, and largest Lyapunov exponent diagram. At the same time, through the Lyapunov exponent spectrum and bifurcation graph of the system under the change of the initial value, the influence of fractional order q on the system state can be observed. That is, integer-order systems do not have the phenomenon of attractors coexistence, while fractional-order systems have it.
      PubDate: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 13:35:00 +000
  • A Minimal Path-Based Method for Computing Multistate Network Reliability
    • Abstract: Most of modern technological networks that can perform their tasks with various distinctive levels of efficiency are multistate networks, and reliability is a fundamental attribute for their safe operation and optimal improvement. For a multistate network, the two-terminal reliability at demand level d, defined as the probability that the network capacity is greater than or equal to a demand of d units, can be calculated in terms of multistate minimal paths, called d-minimal paths (d-MPs) for short. This paper presents an efficient algorithm to find all d-MPs for the multistate two-terminal reliability problem. To advance the solution efficiency of d-MPs, an improved model is developed by redefining capacity constraints of network components and minimal paths (MPs). Furthermore, an effective technique is proposed to remove duplicate d-MPs that are generated multiple times during solution. A simple example is provided to demonstrate the proposed algorithm step by step. In addition, through computational experiments conducted on benchmark networks, it is found that the proposed algorithm is more efficient.
      PubDate: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 13:35:00 +000
  • Is the Real Estate Market of New Housing Stock Influenced by Urban
    • Abstract: The attractiveness and vibrancy of an urban area are very complex aspects that both Public Administrations and real estate developers and construction companies have to carefully consider in order to correctly address their investments and sustainable urban development projects. The aim of this paper is to study urban vibrancy and its relationship with the neighbourhood services and the real estate market of new housing stock. Spatial analyses are performed to study the influence of the Neighbourhood Services Index (NeSI) and its Principal Components (PCs) on listing prices and the construction activity. Spatial autoregressive (SAR) models are applied both with lattice data and data points, in order to manage spatial dependence and to identify the variables that significantly influence housing prices and construction site density. Findings highlight that the NeSI significantly influences the real estate market of new housing stock and that above the analysed neighbourhood services and the retail activities have a great, significant, and positive influence on the density of housing construction sites. The results of this study represent a real support for both public and private bodies to identify the most and least attractive and vibrant urban areas and to deal with important aspects of urban complexity.
      PubDate: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 12:35:00 +000
  • High-Capacity Reversible Data Hiding in Encrypted Images by Information
    • Abstract: With the development of cloud computing, high-capacity reversible data hiding in an encrypted image (RDHEI) has attracted increasing attention. The main idea of RDHEI is that an image owner encrypts a cover image, and then a data hider embeds secret information in the encrypted image. With the information hiding key, a receiver can extract the embedded data from the hidden image; with the encryption key, the receiver reconstructs the original image. In this paper, we can embed data in the form of random bits or scanned documents. The proposed method takes full advantage of the spatial correlation in the original images to vacate the room for embedding information before image encryption. By jointly using Sudoku and Arnold chaos encryption, the encrypted images retain the vacated room. Before the data hiding phase, the secret information is preprocessed by a halftone, quadtree, and S-BOX transformation. The experimental results prove that the proposed method not only realizes high-capacity reversible data hiding in encrypted images but also reconstructs the original image completely.
      PubDate: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 12:35:00 +000
  • A Hybrid Approach Integrating Multiple ICEEMDANs, WOA, and RVFL Networks
           for Economic and Financial Time Series Forecasting
    • Abstract: The fluctuations of economic and financial time series are influenced by various kinds of factors and usually demonstrate strong nonstationary and high complexity. Therefore, accurately forecasting economic and financial time series is always a challenging research topic. In this study, a novel multidecomposition and self-optimizing hybrid approach integrating multiple improved complete ensemble empirical mode decompositions with adaptive noise (ICEEMDANs), whale optimization algorithm (WOA), and random vector functional link (RVFL) neural networks, namely, MICEEMDAN-WOA-RVFL, is developed to predict economic and financial time series. First, we employ ICEEMDAN with random parameters to separate the original time series into a group of comparatively simple subseries multiple times. Second, we construct RVFL networks to individually forecast each subseries. Considering the complex parameter settings of RVFL networks, we utilize WOA to search the optimal parameters for RVFL networks simultaneously. Then, we aggregate the prediction results of individual decomposed subseries as the prediction results of each decomposition, respectively, and finally integrate these prediction results of all the decompositions as the final ensemble prediction results. The proposed MICEEMDAN-WOA-RVFL remarkably outperforms the compared single and ensemble benchmark models in terms of forecasting accuracy and stability, as demonstrated by the experiments conducted using various economic and financial time series, including West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil prices, US dollar/Euro foreign exchange rate (USD/EUR), US industrial production (IP), and Shanghai stock exchange composite index (SSEC).
      PubDate: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 06:35:01 +000
  • A Research on Nonendangered Population Protection Facing Biological
    • Abstract: In nature, a biological invasion is a common phenomenon that often threatens the existence of local species. Getting rid of the invasive species is hard to achieve after its survival and reproduction. At present, killing some invasive ones and putting artificial local species are usual methods to prevent local species from extinction. An ODE model is constructed to simulate the invasive procedure, and the protection policy is depicted as a series of impulses depending on the state of the variables. Both the ODEs and the impulses form a state feedback impulsive model which describes the invasion and protection together. The existence of homoclinic cycle and bifurcation of order-1 periodic solution of the impulsive model are discussed, and the orbitally asymptotical stability of the order-1 periodic solution is certificated with a novel method. Finally, the numerical simulation result is listed to confirm the theoretical work.
      PubDate: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 06:35:00 +000
  • A Dynamic Hierarchical Clustering Data Gathering Algorithm Based on
           Multiple Criteria Decision Making for 3D Underwater Sensor Networks
    • Abstract: Data gathering is the basis of monitoring applications in an underwater sensor network, and excellent network coverage and data transmission reliability are the guarantees for the quality of monitoring tasks. However, the energy consumption of the nodes is too fast due to the heavy load of the cluster heads closer to the sink when data is transmitted between cluster heads (CHs) and the sink by multihop, which leads to an energy hole problem in an underwater sensor network of clustering technology. Aiming to address this problem, we propose a dynamic hierarchical clustering data gathering algorithm based on multiple criteria decision making (DHCDGA) in a 3D underwater sensor network. Firstly, the entire monitoring network is divided into many layers. For selecting a cluster head in each layer, multiple criteria decision making of an intuitionistic fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and hierarchical fuzzy integration is adopted. Furthermore, a sorting algorithm is used to form a clustering topology algorithm to solve the problem that there is the only node in one cluster. Then, an energy-balanced routing algorithm between clusters is proposed according to the residual energy of the node, the depth, and the number of neighbor nodes. Finally, the simulation results show that DHCDGA can not only effectively balance the energy consumption of the network and prolong the network lifetime but also improve network coverage and data gathering reliability.
      PubDate: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 05:50:00 +000
  • Managing Cost-Based Risks in Construction Supply Chains: A
           Stakeholder-Based Dynamic Social Network Perspective
    • Abstract: In construction projects, cost-related risks are challenges that need to be coped with. These cost-related risks interact with each other along with the project progress and involve different stakeholders, forming a stakeholder-cost risk network. Previous studies have discussed the stakeholder-cost risk network; however, few studies have considered its dynamic characteristics. Different from traditional methods, this study employed the social network analysis (SNA) to explore the key indicators of cost-related risks within the supply chain and identify the key risks and stakeholders across four project stages: the planning start-up stage, design preparation stage, construction period, and operations and maintenance period. From a horizontal point of view (i.e., network development process), the complexity of the stakeholder-cost risk network demonstrates a U-shaped development process during the project life cycle, ranging from simple to complex to simple. From a vertical point of view (i.e., network hierarchical characteristics), the important cost-based risks are diversified within each stage. The current study contributes to forming a better understanding of the stakeholder-cost risk network from a dynamic perspective as well as the crucial cost-based risks within each stage of the project. The findings provide implications for managers to better align cost-based risk intervention strategies, thereby facilitating the achievement of construction project success.
      PubDate: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 05:50:00 +000
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