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3 Biotech     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
3D Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
AAPG Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
AASRI Procedia     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Abstract and Applied Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aceh International Journal of Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ACS Nano     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 247)
Acta Geotechnica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Acta Metallurgica Sinica (English Letters)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Acta Polytechnica : Journal of Advanced Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Scientiarum. Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Universitatis Cibiniensis. Technical Series     Open Access  
Active and Passive Electronic Components     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Adaptive Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Adıyaman Üniversitesi Mühendislik Bilimleri Dergisi     Open Access  
Adsorption     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Advanced Engineering Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Advanced Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Advanced Science Focus     Free   (Followers: 3)
Advanced Science Letters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
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Advances in Calculus of Variations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
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Advances in Engineering Software     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
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Advances in Fuzzy Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Geosciences (ADGEO)     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Heat Transfer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
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Advances in Natural Sciences: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Advances in Operations Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Advances in OptoElectronics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Physics Theories and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Advances in Polymer Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Advances in Porous Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Remote Sensing     Open Access   (Followers: 38)
Advances in Science and Research (ASR)     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Aerobiologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
AIChE Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Ain Shams Engineering Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Akademik Platform Mühendislik ve Fen Bilimleri Dergisi     Open Access  
Alexandria Engineering Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AMB Express     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Journal of Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
American Journal of Engineering Education     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
American Journal of Environmental Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
American Journal of Industrial and Business Management     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Analele Universitatii Ovidius Constanta - Seria Chimie     Open Access  
Annals of Combinatorics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Annals of Pure and Applied Logic     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Annals of Regional Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Annals of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Applicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication and Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Applicable Analysis: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Applied Catalysis A: General     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Applied Clay Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Applied Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Applied Magnetic Resonance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Applied Nanoscience     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Applied Network Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Applied Numerical Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Applied Physics Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Archives of Foundry Engineering     Open Access  
Archives of Thermodynamics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Arkiv för Matematik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
ASEE Prism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Science and Technology     Open Access  
Asian Engineering Review     Open Access  
Asian Journal of Applied Science and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal of Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian Journal of Biotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Asian Journal of Control     Hybrid Journal  
Asian Journal of Current Engineering & Maths     Open Access  
Asian Journal of Technology Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Assembly Automation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
at - Automatisierungstechnik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
ATZagenda     Hybrid Journal  
ATZextra worldwide     Hybrid Journal  
Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Australian Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Autonomous Mental Development, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Avances en Ciencias e Ingeniería     Open Access  
Balkan Region Conference on Engineering and Business Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research     Open Access  
Basin Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Batteries     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Bautechnik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Bell Labs Technical Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
BER : Manufacturing Survey : Full Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
BER : Motor Trade Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BER : Retail Sector Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
BER : Retail Survey : Full Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
BER : Survey of Business Conditions in Manufacturing : An Executive Summary     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
BER : Survey of Business Conditions in Retail : An Executive Summary     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bharatiya Vaigyanik evam Audyogik Anusandhan Patrika (BVAAP)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biofuels Engineering     Open Access  
Biointerphases     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biomaterials Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Biomedical Engineering and Computational Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Biomedical Engineering Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Reviews in     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Biomedical Engineering: Applications, Basis and Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Biomedical Microdevices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Biomedical Science and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Biomedizinische Technik - Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Biomicrofluidics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
BioNanoMaterials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Biotechnology Progress     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Boletin Cientifico Tecnico INIMET     Open Access  
Botswana Journal of Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Boundary Value Problems     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Brazilian Journal of Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Broadcasting, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Bulletin of the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory     Hybrid Journal  
Cahiers, Droit, Sciences et Technologies     Open Access  
Calphad     Hybrid Journal  
Canadian Geotechnical Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 43)
Case Studies in Engineering Failure Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Case Studies in Thermal Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Catalysis Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Catalysis Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Catalysis Reviews: Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Catalysis Science and Technology     Free   (Followers: 7)
Catalysis Surveys from Asia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Catalysis Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
CEAS Space Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Central European Journal of Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
CFD Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Chaos : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Chaos, Solitons & Fractals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Chinese Journal of Catalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Chinese Journal of Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chinese Science Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia e Ingenieria Neogranadina     Open Access  
Ciencia en su PC     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencias Holguin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CienciaUAT     Open Access  
Cientifica     Open Access  
CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
City, Culture and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Clay Minerals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Clean Air Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Coal Science and Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Coastal Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Coastal Engineering Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Coatings     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cogent Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cognitive Computation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Color Research & Application     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
COMBINATORICA     Hybrid Journal  
Combustion Theory and Modelling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Combustion, Explosion, and Shock Waves     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Communications Engineer     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Composite Interfaces     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Composite Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 265)
Composites Part A : Applied Science and Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 188)
Composites Part B : Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 278)
Composites Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 182)
Comptes Rendus Mécanique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Computation     Open Access  
Computational Geosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Computational Optimization and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Computational Science and Discovery     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Computer Applications in Engineering Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Computer Science and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Computers & Geosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Computers & Mathematics with Applications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Computers and Electronics in Agriculture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Computers and Geotechnics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Computing and Visualization in Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Computing in Science & Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Conciencia Tecnologica     Open Access  
Concurrent Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Control and Dynamic Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Control Engineering Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Control Theory and Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Corrosion Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
CT&F Ciencia, Tecnologia y Futuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CTheory     Open Access  

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Journal Cover American Journal of Applied Sciences
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  • Construction and Application of a Statistical Test for Coefficient of
           Variation on Normal Distributions

    • Abstract: In this study a novel statistical test is derived for the Coefficient of Variation (CV) under normal distributions. This is a newly derived test with value to engineering sciences in aspects of production of accurate items. The CV can measure the precision of a measuring instrument, among other applications. In order to determine instrument reliability, start by generating measures using the instrument. The CV is then calculated to determine if the measures generated by the instrument are concentrated around a central point. In use of normal distribution presumption, or approximation, applicable properties of the normal distributions lead to involvement of the chi-square and t-distributions. A CV test is then constructed, and two illustrative examples conclude the discussion.
  • A Review: Biodegradation and Applications of Keratin Degrading
           Microorganisms and Keratinolytic Enzymes, Focusing on Thermophiles and
           Thermostable Serine Proteases

    • Abstract: Keratins are hard-degrading fibrous proteins, insoluble in water and organic solvents, often accumulated in nature and major components in feathers, skins, hair, horn, nail, hoof etc., Keratin-degrading microorganisms such as bacteria, archaea, actinomycetes and fungi employ keratinases to attack keratin. Keratinases belonging to subtilisin-like serine proteases were classified based on similarity of amino acid sequences. Keratinolytic thermophilic or hyperthermophilic bacteria and archaea have been known to degrade keratin at ≥70°C. General properties of thermozymes such as stability to heat and resistance to denaturing conditions; e.g., solvents and detergents have drawn attention to various biotechnological industries. Some bacterial and archaeal keratinases degrade not only fibrous keratin but also digest recalcitrant prion proteins, an etiologic agent of spongiform encephalopathies of brain and nervous system. Keratin and keratinase have a number of applications in various sectors, i.e., biotechnology, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, medical therapy and waste management. On the other hand, accumulation of excess amount of keratin is recognized as solid waste and troublesome environmental pollutant. Biodegradation involving either keratinolytic thermophiles or thermostable keratinases not only improve digestibility and nutritive values of keratinous meals (for mixers in animal feed stuffs), but also minimize risk from infection and microbial toxin transmitted to livestock.
  • Performance Evaluation of Blackhole Attack on AODV in VANET

    • Abstract: Black hole is one of theongoing network threats that impact the physical components of Vehicular Ad hocNetworks (VANETs) when more layers deal with routing mechanism of vehicular adhoc network. An algorithm for Ad hoc On-Demand Distance Vector (AODV) protocolin VANET was developed in order to identify collaborative group of nodes thatbehave as black hole. The simulation wasconfigured to perform three scenarios with number of nodes set to 10, 20 and 40nodes respectively. The result showed that the proposed algorithm provides abetter throughput performance, less end to end delay, high packet deliveryration, less packet drops and less time for processing the incoming andoutgoing nodes. Future works may consider testing the proposed solution onother types of attacks such as Wormhole, Jellyfish and Sybil attacks.
  • Effect of GA3 and Shading on the Growth and Content of Artemisinin
           Compound in Leaf of Artemisia (Artemisia annua L.) Grown on the Medium
           Land of Karanganyar, Indonesia

    • Abstract: Malaria is still becomes a concern for the government of Indonesia, since this disease has affected many people. Artemisia annua L. is an aromatic plant that destroys malarial parasites, lowers fever and of which the secondary metabolite is artemisinin. Enhanced production of the artemisinin content in the whole plant is desirable. This experiment was conducted in Karanganyar, Indonesia 900m asl. The purpose of this field experiment was to investigate the effects of GA3 and shading on the growth and content of artemisinin of Artemisia. Experiment using Completely Randomized Block Design (CRBD) arranged in factorial treatments. The first factor was the concentration of GA3 consists of 4 levels, namely: G0 (without GA3), G1 (50 ppm GA3), G2 (100 ppm GA3) and G3 (150 ppm GA3). The second factor was the level of shade, which consists of three levels, namely: N0 (without shade), N1 (55% shade) and N2 (75% shade). The results showed that: 100 ppm GA3 increased plant dry weight, chlorophyll content and yield of total extract. A treatment without shade gives the best results on the height of plant, length of root, fresh weight of plant, dry weight of plant and yield of total extract. Treatment of 150 ppm of GA3 and 75% shade gave the highest content of artemisinin (3.96%) while control provided 0.64%.
  • Factors Affecting Sustainable Development of Agricultural Cooperatives in
           the Mekong River Delta, Vietnam

    • Abstract: The objective of the article is to identify factors that impact on sustainable development of the Mekong River Delta agricultural cooperatives. The article uses multivariable regression to find the factors affecting the business performance of cooperatives through the survey of 80 agricultural cooperatives in three provinces of TraVinh, Ben Tre and SocTrang in the Mekong River Delta from April to December 2016. The results show that labor, business capital, affiliated with input enterprises, and consumption of products affect the efficiency of business activities of agricultural cooperatives. Through research results, a number of solutions for the development of sustainable agricultural cooperatives in the Mekong River Delta will be recommended.
  • The Rainfall Factor of Climate Change Effects on the Agricultural
           Environment: A Review

    • Abstract: The study of the climatic elements is vital for sustainable development of agriculture of a region. Particularly, rainfall temporal analyses for trends, fluctuations and periodicities are necessary as such can indirectly furnish the status of an environment. A trend may be quite instructive for different segments of the human and natural systems. Extreme weather events that can lead to events such as drought, prolonged heat spell and flooding while these can be accessed through the statistical analysis of a region’s temporal rainfall regime. The global concern on the apparent deterioration in all of the earth’s natural systems, particularly the climate sub-system and global warming with climate change pandemic renders credence to trend and periodicity analyses of climatic elements. This paper therefore did a review of studies of cases of climate change effects on the agricultural environment with emphasis on rainfall, as an important factor.
  • Lyapunov Function for a Dengue Transmission Model where two Species of
           Mosquitoes are Present: Global Stability

    • Abstract: In this study, we are interested in the newly observed endemic due to the ZIKA virus. In the absence of a full knowledge of the dynamics of the infection due to this virus, we consider a model of the closely related dengue virus when there are two species of mosquitoes, A. aegypti and A. albopictus mosquitoes who are both capable of transmitting the two viruses. We use a Susceptible-Infected-Recovered (SIR) model to describe the infection of the human populations. We obtain the basic reproduction ratio (R0) and show that if R0 is less than 1, the disease free equilibrium state is global asymptotically stable. If R0 is greater than 1, we use the Lyapunov function approach to find the conditions for the unique dengue endemic equilibrium state to be globally stable. We then point out the insights into the global stability of the ZIKA epidemic that can be gained by looking at the global stability of a model for the dengue infection in the presence of two species of mosquitoes that can transmit the disease.
  • Features Reweighting and Similarity Coefficient Based Method for Email
           Spam Filtering

    • Abstract: Spam is flooding the Internet with many copies of the same message, in an attempt to force the message on people who would not otherwise choose to receive it. Anti spam by determining whether or not an incoming email is spam has become an important problem. One of the main characters or the problem of Spam filtering is its high dimension of space feature. For this reason, we need a reducing stage of dimensions. This study tried to cover this side from spam detection techniques by study the effect of re-weight of features. The works started by applying similarity coefficient in the dataset and then re-weight the features in the dataset and applying similarity coefficient in the new data set. Finally make a Comparison between the result before and after re-weight and Comparison with feature selection method. The objective of this Thesis is: Study the similarity coefficient (Cosine and Dice) and Study the effects of the important feature to other features through the re-weight process. The most important results of this study are: Reweighting process did not improve the success rate of any of the two methods (Cosine and Dice). Also, Feature selection method led to improve detection in Cosine, while reweighting method not improve detection any of (Cosine or Dice).
  • Knowledge Creation and Virtual Knowledge ba: A Case Study of Car Dealer in

    • Abstract: The process of knowledge creation is continuous and has dynamic interactions amid tacit and explicit knowledge which generates a substantial context. This paper is aimed to establish a technology-based virtual knowledge ba, which enables the combination of an open flow of diverse knowledge and thus leads to the creation of more knowledge. A case study which focuses on a Ford car dealer is presented in order to identify how these IT tools work as a virtual interactive place on the website to affect the process of knowledge creation via the SECI modes and ba. The virtual knowledge ba creates the opportunity for participants to work together in a creative place (e.g. in a community or an enterprise) for an organization which desires to promote knowledge creation on the website, in addition to proceed with the implementation of knowledge management systems to escalate the corporate knowledge management and improve the organization’s competitiveness effectively.
  • Research of Effect of Peculiarities of Creasing a Polymer Sheet Material
           on a Rigid Base on Parameters of a Folding Operation

    • Abstract: Folded elements are widespread in design of various products. They are made of sheet metal, cardboard, plastics or other materials. For example, heat exchangers, printed products, cardboard or plastic folders, folded fillers for three- or multilayered panels, which are made of paper, cardboard or plastics material can be mentioned. Although folded fillers are significantly advanced in terms of structural or operational performance, their wide application is hindered by poor mastering of the mass production technology. At present, the process of shaping folded fillers using a creasing operation on a rigid base is the most prospective. However, the creasing operations on polymer materials while manufacturing folded fillers are performed with deformations significantly exceeding a uniform strain limit. There are no research works on the subject in the known technical literature. Therefore, the work intended to resolve the matters filling the gap is relevant. The purpose of the research is to obtain results enabling to develop optimal processes for shaping folded fillers of polymer materials taking into account considerations on the creasing on a rigid base. Based on the analysis of the initial and the final condition of the material at the creasing area, a mechanism of strain has been developed, objectives of determinations of the final shape in the creasing area have been solved analytically using an equilibrium equation adopted for the objectives in question; conditions for incompressibility, true (logarithmic) strain values, flat cross-section hypothesis have also been determined. As a result of the research, analytic dependences have been obtained for determinations of the residual thickness, curvature of the material at the creasing area, residual interfacial angle after release of the load. Experimental studies of the above parameters were carried out and comparisons with calculated values are shown.
  • Processing Large Volume of Biometric Data in the Hadoop Single Cluster
           Node Environment

    • Abstract: In big data evolution, the analysis of large scale data and scrutinizing the required vital information becomes very demanding task. The emerging cloud platform promises and gives hope in handling the enormous volume of data. Hence, a new kind of methodology is required to tap the full potential of leveraging the big data analytics over the biometric data. In this work, we are going to deal with the integration of Hadoop, a map reduce framework with the infamous powerful computer vision library tool, Opencv. The proposed setup will comparatively analyze the large set of biometric data; such as face over the pseudo distributed environment. We test the capacity of our methodology with a different data set and analyze various computational parameters. The results show the proposed method is applicable for dealing in the real distributed environment. 
  • Moderating Effects of IT Applications on IT Capability and Competitive

    • Abstract: Generally, this study aims to assist domestic companies to determine appropriate Information Technology (IT) applications to attain Competitive Advantage (CA). Specifically, this study aims to assess enhancement causes by IT applications between IT capability and CA. A new CA model by incorporating IT applications in organizations is then proposed. Pilot study was used to test a set of newly developed questionnaire prior to 500 Malaysian companies and 295 set of questionnaire were collected. Multiple group analysis of Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) was conducted to analyze the data collected from survey. Ten most regular utilized IT applications: (1) content management systems, (2) decision support tools, (3) document management tools, (4) email systems, (5) Intranet, (6) Internet access (7) knowledge base/repository, (8) search engine, (9) website content management and (10) workflow systems are supported having enhancement effects on IT capability and CA. This study implies a novel framework important for reaping CA. In addition to the literature of strategic management, this study would be a benefactor for domestic companies in adopting IT applications. The findings of this study can be generalized by other multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and developing countries.
  • Statistical Demonstration of Superiority of High-Frequency Short-Tests in
           Assessment When Teaching Statistics to Enhance Higher Student Pass Rates

    • Abstract: When facilitating learning, quick and small assessments can assist to detect areas that require further reinforcement and also identify students who need extra help in understanding the concepts taught. This paper demonstrates with Statistics, a difficult subject to pass at Higher Education Institution (HEI) level, that when these tests are administered at high frequencies and in large numbers, students are boosted to perform better, seemingly because there is no chance to pause learning. In addition to the higher performance shown, the students’ marks were more stable when checked using the Coefficient of Variation (CV) measure. This was an indication that in the case of many assessment exercises, the higher student performances obtained were also more reliable and had a better chance to be replicated when the exercise was repeated.
  • Assessment of Mothers Knowledge Regarding the Developmental Milestone
           among Children Under Two Years in Iraq

    • Abstract: Assessing a child's growth through the observation of his/her developmental milestone requires a team effort, in which family plays an important role. To assess the knowledge of the Iraqi mothers regarding their children’s developmental milestones of their children and to find out if there was any association between this knowledge and certain demographic variables. A cross sectional study, that extended for one year period with sample size of 400 mothers attending six primary health care centers in Baghadad for maternal and child health care. Data were obtained by using a questionnaire derived from the (developmental checklists birth to five 2012), it was composed of four domains of knowledge (motor, cognitive, language and social) in addition to the demographic information of the participated mothers. The data were then analyzed by SPSS version 22; Pearson`s chi square test was used to used to detect the significance of association between categorical data accordingly and the mother’s knowledge in each domain and every socio-demographic variable (p value ≤0.05 was regarded significant). Regarding the age of the mothers, the majority were between 20-29 years old (40.5%), 70% of them were employed and the illiterate mothers constituted (30.25%) of the study sample. Most of the mothers (71.5%) stated that their experience was their main source of information. There was a significant association was observed between the mothers age and all four domains of knowledge, other variables (education level, source of information, employment, Number of children, Residence of family) showed different levels of association and most of the mothers had a limited knowledge regarding the cognitive domain. 
  • Schoenberg Logarithmic Image Similarity in Prewitt-Gabor-Zernike Domain

    • Abstract: This paper represents a new approach for face recognition that incorporates Prewitt edge detection, Gabor filter and Zernike moments to transform the image into a unified domain. On this joint domain, five distance metrics are constructed using Schoenberg transform for the purpose of defining efficient similarity measures for holistic face recognition. The proposed Schoenberg similarity applies Schoenberg transform to the logarithm of five existing distance metrics: Minkowski, City-Block, Euclidean, Soergel and Lorentzian metrics. The constructed Schoenberg logarithmic metrics are called SL-Minkowski, SL-City-Block, SL-Euclidean, SL-Soergel and SL-Lorentzian. These distance metrics are utilized as similarity measures after being normalized over the range [0,1] for fair comparison with existing measures. The proposed Schoenberg system can resist three problems: Change in illumination, pose and facial expression. Simulation results show that the proposed distance measures have superior performance as compared to the classical metrics: Structural Similarity Index Measure (SSIM) and Feature-based Similarity Measure (FSIM). Performance criteria are the recognition rate and the recognition confidence, defined as the similarity difference between the best match and the second-best match in the face database.
  • Cognitive Development of College Students and their Achievement in
           Geometry: An Evaluation using Piaget’s Theory and Van Hiele’s
           Levels of Thinking

    • Abstract: The study evaluated the cognitive development levels of college students and their achievement in Geometry using Piaget’s Test of Logical Operations and Van Hiele’s Levels of Thinking. The researcher employed quantitative approach to research. There were 105 respondents in which 71 of them fit the Van Hiele modified case/criterion (M3) 3 of 5 correct answers. Findings revealed that most of the college students were identified as concrete operational thinkers using Piaget’s theory of concrete and formal operations who possessed the levels of classification, seriation and transitivity. Using Van Hiele’s levels of thinking, most of them were classified as holistic thinkers. Students whose ages ranging from 20 years old and up were performing better in Geometry as compared to the other age brackets. It also revealed that male students were performing better than female students. In the cognitive development levels using Piaget’s theory on concrete and formal operations, there is a significant difference when grouped according to age and year levels but found a non-significant difference when grouped according to sex. Significant positive relationships revealed among Van Hiele’s levels of thinking, Piaget’s theory of concrete and formal operations and Geometry achievement test. Van Hiele’s levels of deductive and rigorous thinking and Piaget’s levels of transitivity, proportionality and correlation are significant predictors in the achievement of students in Geometry. This implies further that to be successful in learning Geometry and mathematics in general, a college student must reach Van Hiele’ level 3 – deductive thinking and Piaget’s level 3 – transitivity.
  • Visual Tracking using Invariant Feature Descriptor

    • Abstract: The process of identifying the state of an object in a video sequence is referred as visual tracking. It is mainly achieved by using the appearance information from a reference image to recognize the similar characteristics from the other images. Since a digital image is built-up with rows and columns of pixels that are represented with finite set of digital values, the appearance information is measured with a mathematical formulation that is known as image intensity. The problem of distinguishing the intensity of the object of interest from the other objects and the surrounding background is always the main challenge in visual tracking. In this study, a novel invariant feature descriptor model is introduced to address the aforesaid problem. The proposed framework is inspired by the theoretical model of local features that has been widely-used for image recognition. From the large number of diversified scenarios in the surveillance applications, the performance of the proposed model is demonstrated with the benchmarked dataset of single-target tracking. The experiment results shown the advantage of our proposed model for tracking non-rigid object in the changing background as compared to other state-of-the-art visual trackers. In addition, the important aspects of the proposed model are analyzed and highlighted as well in the experimental discussions. 
  • Fabrication and Mechanical Properties of Glass Fiber/Talc/CaCO3 Filled
           Recycled PP Composites

    • Abstract: Until now, recycling studies brought to the agenda after the rapid increasing of plastic materials in every area and causing those plastics to environmental pollution after discarding them following the utilization. The purpose of recycling plastic waste is to minimize environmental pollution and to create of new resources. To perform the present study, Recycled Polypropylene Granules (RPP) belonging to Polypropylene (PP) will be used in most particularly in the automotive and in the packaging industry finding application area behind the Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE). To develop the several properties (physical and thermal) of RPP polymer and to get close to or greater value to the original PP features, different rates of micron-sized glass fibers, talc and CaCO3 are added into the polymer. By recycling waste, demand for natural resources (such as oil, which is plastic’s raw materials) will decrease and rapid consumption of energy sources will be prevented while providing the protection of natural resources. Raw materials imports would be reduced due to the usage of recycled products. In this study, Recycled Polypropylene Granules (RPP) were obtained from companies and glass fiber/talc/CaCO3 additive RPP granules in different ratios were produced with compounding extrusion process. These produced new composite pellets were produced in injection molding machine by means of designed mold to perform tensile and impact tests. In the thermal analysis, the melting temperature and crystallization rate were determined by DSC analysis; the thermal decomposition temperature was determined by TGA analysis. Micro structural examination was done using a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). 
  • Weighted Integration Route to Stiffness Matrix of Quadrilaterals for
           Speed, Accuracy and Functionally Graded Material Application

    • Abstract: A weighted integration route with robust one-point integration (hourglass-controlled) is proposed as efficient, time saving alternative to Gauss quadrature for stiffness matrix of bilinear quadrilaterals. One-point rule relies on sampling at the center of the element to linearize the geometric transformation and average the material property over it. This enables, for a given element, explicit integration of stiffness matrix yielding a first approximation. For a second and better approximation, this procedure is applied independently to each of the four sub-squares of the mapped 2-square of the element and the matrices are assembled. A weighted addition of the two approximations produces a stiffness matrix as accurate as from 3-point Gauss-quadrature (G9P). Whereas, due to explicit integrations, obtaining stiffness matrix in this way demands less than a third of the time needed for 2-point Gauss-quadrature (G4P). On both counts (speed and accuracy) this approach outperforms Gauss-quadrature. Sampling (material and geometry) at 5-points makes this element superior to G4P for Functionally Graded Material (FGM) applications. Bench mark examples by this approach are validated with Gauss quadrature and analytical solutions. 
  • The Analysis of High Dimensional Contingency Table with Interactions

    • Abstract: This paper is focused on the analysis of categorical data in a 2 × c × K contingency table. The theoretical frame work of a 2 × c design is extended to 2 × c × K with provision for testing interactions among subsets of either lower or upper columns of the designated table. The developed chi square tests for the total interactions as well as for the partitions are shown to be significant and the degrees of freedom additive. 
  • Towards a Higher Learning Motivation among Malaysian Undergraduate
           Students - A Case Study of Motivation Change in Malaysian Undergraduate
           Students after the Global Study Program (GSP) in Japan

    • Abstract: This research paper outlines the Malaysian and Japanese undergraduate students' learning motivation, before and after joining a Global Study Program (GSP) held in Chiba University, Japan from 14 March-28 March 2016. A total of 15 Malaysian undergraduate students from Multimedia University, consisting of 2nd year to 4th year students, joined the GSP together with 15 Japanese 1st year to 4th year undergraduate students from Chiba University. The study focused on examining students' learning motivation in three experiment phases. The 1st phase of experiment consisted of conducting surveys on all students before the commencement of GSP. The 2nd phase of experiment consisted of daily observational measurements toward students' motivation and performance. Lastly, the 3rd phase of experiment consisted of conducting the same surveys again on all students after the GSP. Note that the survey consisted of 29 questions covering value components, expectancy components, affective components and self-perceived learning components. The results of this study indicated that the learning motivation of Malaysian and Japanese undergraduate students had significantly improved after joining the GSP course. 
  • Application of Morphological Component Analysis to Optical Image Fusion

    • Abstract: The image fusion technique is widely used in remote sensing. Its purpose is to provide comprehensive information without arte facts by combining the partial information from different source images. In this study, we propose a new model of images fusion with very high spatial resolution. We use the separation capacities of the Morphological Component Analysis (MCA) to extract the smooth and texture components of our images. These morphological components are then fused separately using the decomposition in the Laplacian pyramids for the smooth part and bivariate Hahn polynomials for texture part. Finally the image fusion is obtained through linear combination of merged smooth and texture components. The experiments carried out on IKONOS, LANDSAT and Quick Bird remote sensing images show the good performances of our method which has been compared to conventional methods. The performances obtained in our experiments are characterized by a small global metric such as ERGAS equals to 3.88 for IKONOS image and 3.65 for QuickBird image compared to 8.70 for IKONOS image and 6.97 for QuickBird for conventional HIS algorithms. We also have a mean loss of 15% for spectral information com pare to those of the conventional methods which revolve around 25%. The degradation of spatial information in order of 17% in contrast to conventional HIS algorithms which oscillate around 21%. 
  • Numerical Investigation of Silica Gel-Water Solar Adsorption Cooling
           System with Simulink

    • Abstract: This paper aims to study a numerical model of an adsorption chiller driven with solar energy that is confronted to experimental measurements. This article deals with numerical study of refrigeration systems using a pair of silica gel and water with simulink. The results include the temperature of desorber, the temperature of chilled, cooling and hot water, temperature of two adsorption/desorption beds, condenser and evaporator, the refrigerant saturation pressures in the two compartments and the time variation of water uptake in two adsorbent beds.
  • High Gain Multiband Stacked DRA for WiMax and WLAN Applications

    • Abstract: Dielectric resonator antennas find widespread applications in high speed wireless systems because of low loss, compact size and light weight. In this study, performance of a multiband Dielectric Resonator Antenna (DRA) with higher gain and improved radiation efficiency for 3.8 GHz band Wi-Max, fixed point satellite links and 4.8GHz band 5G services and 5GHz wireless networks is presented. The proposed design consists of stacked rectangular dielectric resonator fed by a microstrip line placed above grounded Arlon substrate. Simulation results of the proposed DRA shows dualband operation from 3.65 to 4.45GHz and 4.7 to 5.6GHz with impedance bandwidth of 20.25 and 17.47% respectively. The gain and directivity of the DRA is 8.22 and 8.17dB respectively
  • Characterization of Activated Carbon from Eggshell Membranes Prepared
           Using Sodium Acetate and Zinc Metal Activation

    • Abstract: The eggshell membranes of ducks and hens were carbonized or activated with 4 wt% sodium acetate or zinc at 400-600°C. The carbonized or activated products were characterized by SEM-EDS, TEM, FTIR and XRD. It was found that the suitable activation temperature for eggshell membranes is 500°C with 30.03-35.26% yield. The activation performance of CH3COONa for eggshell membrane activated carbon production was higher than that of Zn metal. The CO3-2, Ca-O, C=C, Na-O and C-O functional groups have been formed on the surface of eggshell membrane activated carbon materials during both CH3COONa and Zn activation. Furthermore, CaO, MgO, Na2O and ZnO have also accumulated on eggshell membrane activated carbon materials with high content and regular dispersion. It was shown that the particles on the duck eggshell membrane activated carbon formed with Zn had weaker attachment on the surface than for duck eggshell membrane activated carbon formed with CH3COONa at same temperature. The XRD and TEM results revealed that the eggshell membrane activated carbons consist of an amorphous carbon matrix with some disordered graphite carbon matrix, spherical particles and nanofiber.
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