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3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
Abakós     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
ACM Computing Surveys     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
ACM Inroads     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
ACM Journal of Computer Documentation     Free   (Followers: 4)
ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing     Free   (Followers: 2)
ACM SIGAPP Applied Computing Review     Full-text available via subscription  
ACM SIGBioinformatics Record     Full-text available via subscription  
ACM SIGEVOlution     Full-text available via subscription  
ACM SIGHIT Record     Full-text available via subscription  
ACM SIGHPC Connect     Full-text available via subscription  
ACM SIGITE Newsletter     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ACM SIGMIS Database: the DATABASE for Advances in Information Systems     Hybrid Journal  
ACM SIGUCCS plugged in     Full-text available via subscription  
ACM SIGWEB Newsletter     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
ACM Transactions on Algorithms (TALG)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
ACM Transactions on Applied Perception (TAP)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization (TACO)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
ACM Transactions on Asian and Low-Resource Language Information Processing (TALLIP)     Hybrid Journal  
ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
ACM Transactions on Computation Theory (TOCT)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
ACM Transactions on Computational Logic (TOCL)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
ACM Transactions on Computing for Healthcare     Hybrid Journal  
ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems (TCPS)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
ACM Transactions on Economics and Computation     Hybrid Journal  
ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
ACM Transactions on Internet of Things     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
ACM Transactions on Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computing Systems (ToMPECS)     Hybrid Journal  
ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (TOMCCAP)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
ACM Transactions on Parallel Computing     Full-text available via subscription  
ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems (TRETS)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
ACM Transactions on Social Computing     Hybrid Journal  
ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems (TSAS)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
ACM Transactions on Speech and Language Processing (TSLP)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
ACM Transactions on Storage     Hybrid Journal  
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Acta Informatica Malaysia     Open Access  
Acta Universitatis Cibiniensis. Technical Series     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ad Hoc Networks     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Adaptive Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Additive Manufacturing Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advanced Engineering Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Advanced Science Letters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Adaptive Data Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Artificial Intelligence     Open Access   (Followers: 31)
Advances in Catalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Advances in Computational Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Advances in Computer Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Advances in Computer Science : an International Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Advances in Computing     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Data Analysis and Classification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Advances in Engineering Software     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Advances in Geosciences (ADGEO)     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Advances in Human-Computer Interaction     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Advances in Image and Video Processing     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Advances in Materials Science     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Advances in Multimedia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Operations Research     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Advances in Remote Sensing     Open Access   (Followers: 59)
Advances in Science and Research (ASR)     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Technology Innovation     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
AEU - International Journal of Electronics and Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
African Journal of Information and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
African Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
AI EDAM     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Air, Soil & Water Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Al-Qadisiyah Journal for Computer Science and Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
AL-Rafidain Journal of Computer Sciences and Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Algebras and Representation Theory     Hybrid Journal  
Algorithms     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
American Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
American Journal of Computational Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
American Journal of Information Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
American Journal of Sensor Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Animation Practice, Process & Production     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Annals of Combinatorics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Annals of Data Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Annals of Pure and Applied Logic     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Annals of Software Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Annual Reviews in Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Anuario Americanista Europeo     Open Access  
Applicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication and Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis     Full-text available via subscription  
Applied Artificial Intelligence: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Applied Categorical Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Applied Clinical Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Applied Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Applied Computer Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Applied Computing and Geosciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Applied Mathematics and Computation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Applied Medical Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Applied Numerical Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Applied Soft Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Applied System Innovation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archive of Applied Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Archive of Numerical Software     Open Access  
Archives and Museum Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 97)
Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
arq: Architectural Research Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Array     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Artifact : Journal of Design Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Artificial Life     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Asian Journal of Computer Science and Information Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Control     Hybrid Journal  
Asian Journal of Research in Computer Science     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Assembly Automation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Automatic Control and Computer Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Automatic Documentation and Mathematical Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Automatica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Automatika : Journal for Control, Measurement, Electronics, Computing and Communications     Open Access  
Automation in Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Balkan Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering     Open Access  
Basin Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Behaviour & Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
BenchCouncil Transactions on Benchmarks, Standards, and Evaluations     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Big Data and Cognitive Computing     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Big Data Mining and Analytics     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Biodiversity Information Science and Standards     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 216)
Bioinformatics Advances : Journal of the International Society for Computational Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Biomedical Engineering and Computational Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Briefings in Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
British Journal of Educational Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 93)
Bulletin of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Series: Physics and Mathematics     Open Access  
c't Magazin fuer Computertechnik     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos do IME : Série Informática     Open Access  
CALCOLO     Hybrid Journal  
CALICO Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Calphad     Hybrid Journal  
Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Catalysis in Industry     Hybrid Journal  
CCF Transactions on High Performance Computing     Hybrid Journal  
CCF Transactions on Pervasive Computing and Interaction     Hybrid Journal  
CEAS Space Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Cell Communication and Signaling     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Central European Journal of Computer Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
CERN IdeaSquare Journal of Experimental Innovation     Open Access  
Chaos, Solitons & Fractals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chaos, Solitons & Fractals : X     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
ChemSusChem     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
China Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Chinese Journal of Catalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Chip     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia     Open Access  
CIN : Computers Informatics Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Circuits and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
CLEI Electronic Journal     Open Access  
Clin-Alert     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Clinical eHealth     Open Access  
Cluster Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cognitive Computation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Cognitive Computation and Systems     Open Access  
COMBINATORICA     Hybrid Journal  
Combinatorics, Probability and Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Combustion Theory and Modelling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Communication Methods and Measures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Communication Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Communications in Algebra     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Communications in Partial Differential Equations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Communications of the ACM     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 59)
Communications of the Association for Information Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Communications on Applied Mathematics and Computation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
COMPEL: The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Complex & Intelligent Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Complex Adaptive Systems Modeling     Open Access  
Complex Analysis and Operator Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Complexity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Computación y Sistemas     Open Access  
Computation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Computational and Applied Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Computational and Mathematical Methods     Hybrid Journal  
Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Computational and Theoretical Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Computational Astrophysics and Cosmology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Computational Biology and Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Computational Biology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Computational Brain & Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Computational Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Computational Communication Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Computational Complexity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Computational Condensed Matter     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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Advances in Operations Research
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    • Abstract: Data Envelopment Analysis is a powerful tool for evaluating the efficiency of decision-making units for the purpose of ranking, comparing, and differentiating efficient and inefficient units. Classical Data Envelopment Analysis methods operate by measuring the efficiency of each DMU compared to similar units without considering their internal workings and structures, which make them unsuitable for cases where DMUs are multistaged processes with intermediate products or when inputs and outputs are ambiguous or nonconfigurable. In problems that involve uncertainty, intuitionistic fuzzy sets can offer a better representation and interpretation of information than classic sets. In this paper, the noncooperative network data envelopment analysis model of Liang et al. (2008), which is based on Stackelberg game theory and efficiency decomposition, is expanded using the concepts of best and worst relative returns Data Envelopment Analysis model of Azizi et al. (2013) into an interval efficiency estimation model with α-β cuts for two-stage DMUs with trapezoidal intuitionistic fuzzy data. Furthermore, the method of Yue (2011) is used to rank these DMUs in terms of their intuitionistic fuzzy interval efficiency. A numerical example is also provided to illustrate the application of the proposed bounded two-stage intuitionistic Data Envelopment Analysis model.
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  • Optimal HARA Investments with Terminal VaR Constraints

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  • Decision-Making Methods in the Public Sector during 2010–2020: A
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    • Abstract: The aim of this article is to analyze the scientific developments in public sector decision making during the period 2010–2020, to identify which decision-making methods are preferred in different sectors of the public sector, and to determine which integrated methods are applied in this sector. In total, 468 scholarly articles were selected covering a near comprehensive review of the literature, as described below in the search process. We found that 271studies utilized a single method, whereas 180 studies utilized integrated methods. Data envelopment analysis (DEA) was the most common, used by 97 studies. However, an analytic hierarchy process (AHP) was utilized by 178 studies when counting both simple and integrated methods. It was shown that single methods were more commonly used in education, environment, health, and public services, and integrated methods were relatively favored in economics/finance, energy, site selection, and waste management. We conclude that multiple decision-making methods are used in the public sector, and during2010–2020, there has been a tendency to use unified methods in decision-making processes.
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    • Abstract: Achieving a high-resolution approximation and hitting the Pareto optimal set with some if not all members of the population is the goal for multi- and many-objective optimization problems, and more so in real-world applications where there is also the desire to extract knowledge about the problem from this set. The task requires not only to reach the Pareto optimal set but also to be able to continue discovering new solutions, even if the population is filled with them. Particularly in many-objective problems where the population may not be able to accommodate the full Pareto optimal set. In this work, our goal is to investigate some tools to understand the behavior of algorithms once they converge and how their population size and particularities of their selection mechanism aid or hinder their ability to keep finding optimal solutions. Through the use of features that look into the population composition during the search process, we will look into the algorithm’s behavior and dynamics and extract some insights. Features are defined in terms of dominance status, membership to the Pareto optimal set, recentness of discovery, and replacement of optimal solutions. Complementing the study with features, we also look at the approximation through the accumulated number of Pareto optimal solutions found and its relationship to a common metric, the hypervolume. To generate the data for analysis, the chosen problem is MNK-landscapes with settings that make it easy to converge, enumerable for instances with 3 to 6 objectives. Studied algorithms were selected from representative multi- and many-objective optimization approaches such as Pareto dominance, relaxation of Pareto dominance, indicator-based, and decomposition.
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  • Modeling Enablers of Transporter’s Performance in Downstream Logistics
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    • Abstract: Oil industry in India has entered the competitive world, and each organization used probing strategies to reduce cost. India is a non-oil-producing country, and the scope for this lies in reducing supply chain cost in downstream logistics. This research provides an integrated model of key enablers for transporter’s performance in downstream logistics excellence of Indian oil sector to provide oil marketing companies’ a direction for design of future strategies to reduce downstream logistics cost. The sequential mixed-methods design is adopted. It identifies the enablers through literature review and interviews with transporters, working managers, and logistics experts (qualitative), and then, interpretive structural modeling (ISM) and MICMAC analysis (quantitative) are used to develop the diagraph and matrix to establish the contextual relationship and find their role and influence on each other. This readymade, unique, and unified model provides enablers for transporters’ performance in different individual categories, namely, dependent, independent, and autonomous enablers, and link them based on their driving power and dependence power along with their influencing behavior to enable transporters, working managers, and top management to focus on for reducing the logistics cost and shall add value for the ultimate customers. The academicians shall be benefited by appreciating practical aspects of this business.
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  • An Optimization Model to Address Overcrowding in Emergency Departments
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  • A Comparison of Benson’s Outer Approximation Algorithm with an Extended
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    • Abstract: The multiple objective simplex algorithm and its variants work in the decision variable space to find the set of all efficient extreme points of multiple objective linear programming (MOLP). Other approaches to the problem find either the entire set of all efficient solutions or a subset of them and also return the corresponding objective values (nondominated points). This paper presents an extension of the multiobjective simplex algorithm (MSA) to generate the set of all nondominated points and no redundant ones. This extended version is compared to Benson’s outer approximation (BOA) algorithm that also computes the set of all nondominated points of the problem. Numerical results on nontrivial MOLP problems show that the total number of nondominated points returned by the extended MSA is the same as that returned by BOA for most of the problems considered.
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    • Abstract: The main objective of this study was to assess customers’ relationship management practices of Oromia Credit and Saving Share Company, Bule Hora city branch in Bule Hora, Ethiopia. Customer relationship management (CRM) as a strategy has gained tremendous interest among researchers and practitioners in recent times. Thus, this study tried to assess the status and ways CRM has been put in for practice by Oromia Credit and Saving Share Company (OCSSCO). In addition, this study considers different CRM dimensions such as empathy, bonding and satisfaction, and responsiveness. To achieve the objective of the study, primary data were collected through a questionnaire from a sample of 246 Oromia Credit and Saving Share Company customers of Bule Hora city branch, Bule Hora, Ethiopia, by using simple random sampling technique. The data collected through the questionnaire were analyzed using descriptive statistical analysis method and inferential statistics by using SPSS version 20 as a tool of data analysis. The study clearly revealed that the four CRM dimensions are strongly related. Thus, from the perspective of customers as well as management bodies of the Oromia Credit and Saving Share Company, CRM has a significant influence on customer retention and loyalty of the organization. Generally speaking, microfinance institutions are in need of doing a lot of CRM-based customer-focused practices.
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  • Ordering Policies of a Deteriorating Item in an EOQ Model under Upstream
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    • Abstract: In the classical inventory systems, the retailer had to settle the accounts of the purchased items at the time they were received. But in practice, the supplier applies some strategic tools, such as trade credit contract, to enhance his sales channel and offers delay period to his customers to settle the account. Any member of the supply chain may offer full or partial trade credit contract to his downstream level. Full trade credit is the case that the latter is allowed to defer the whole payment to the end of the credit period. In partial trade credit, however, the downstream supply chain member must pay for a proportion of the purchased goods at first and can delay paying for the rest until the end of the credit period. This paper considers a two-level trade credit, where the supplier offers order-quantity-dependent partial trade credit to a retailer, who suggests full trade credit to his customers. An economic order quantity (EOQ) inventory model of a deteriorating item is formulated here, and the Branch and Reduce Optimization Navigator is applied to find the optimal replenishment policy. The sensitivity of the variables on different parameters has been analyzed by applying some numerical examples. The data reveal that increasing the credit periods of the retailer and the customers can decrease and increase the retailer’s total cost, respectively.
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  • A Successful Three-Phase Metaheuristic for the Shift Minimization Personal
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    • Abstract: Workforce scheduling process consists of three major phases: workload prediction, shift generation, and staff rostering. Shift generation is the process of transforming the determined workload into shifts as accurately as possible. The Shift Minimization Personnel Task Scheduling Problem (SMPTSP) is a problem in which a set of tasks with fixed start and finish times must be allocated to a heterogeneous workforce. We show that the presented three-phase metaheuristic can successfully solve the most challenging SMPTSP benchmark instances. The metaheuristic was able to solve 44 of the 47 instances to optimality. The metaheuristic produced the best overall results compared to the previously published methods. The results were generated as a by-product when solving a more complicated General Task-based Shift Generation Problem. The metaheuristic generated comparable results to the methods using commercial MILP solvers as part of the solution process. The presented method is suitable for application in large real-world scenarios. Application areas include cleaning, home care, guarding, manufacturing, and delivery of goods.
      PubDate: Fri, 29 Jan 2021 06:50:00 +000
       
 
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