Prof. Dr. Yongsheng Gao
School of Engineering, Griffith University, Nathan Campus, QLD 4111, Australia
Prof. Jinan Fiaidhi
Department of Computer Science, Lakehead University, Canada
Prof Kin C. Yow
School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Information technology (IT) has become an integral part of everyday life. From commerce and government to scientific discovery, healthcare, education, entertainment and environmental management, IT is indispensable and will continue to fuel further advances in all facets of human endeavors. At the same time, IT provides a powerful foundation for tackling many of the problems that we face in the 21st century. These include data modeling and prediction to help manage rapidly graying populations, analysis of satellite imagery to manage deforestation or resource exploration, etc. We have witnessed rapid advances in IT in recent years, and further advances in IT will help solve (or mitigate) many of the problems we face in the future.
The JAIT is centered around the idea of new and emerging IT advancements geared towards finding solutions in tackling the problems and challenges that we face in the 21st century. This necessitates a forward-looking and multidisciplinary/convergent approach and aims at harnessing advances in computing and IT both to improve our everyday life in a multitude of ways and to meet the challenges of tomorrow. The published articles would immediately demonstrate ‘useful’ research.
JAIT is intended to reflect new directions of research and report latest advances. It is a platform for rapid dissemination of high quality research / application / work-in-progress articles on IT solutions for managing challenges and problems within the highlighted scope.
JAIT publishes quarterly with 4 issues per year in February, May, August and November.
See also our Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement.
JAIT encourages a multidisciplinary approach towards solving problems by harnessing the power of IT in the following areas (the list is indicative and not necessarily exhaustive):
1. Healthcare and Biomedicine - advances in healthcare and biomedicine e.g. for fighting impending dangerous diseases - using IT to model transmission patterns and effective management of patients’ records; expert systems to help diagnosis, etc.
2. Environmental Management - climate change management, environmental impacts of events such as rapid urbanization and mass migration, air and water pollution (e.g. flow patterns of water or airborne pollutants), deforestation (e.g. processing and management of satellite imagery), depletion of natural resources, exploration of resources (e.g. using geographic information system analysis).
3. Popularization of Ubiquitous Computing - foraging for computing / communication resources on the move (e.g. vehicular technology), smart / ‘aware’ environments, security and privacy in these contexts; human-centric computing; possible legal and social implications.
4. Commercial, Industrial and Governmental Applications - how to use knowledge discovery to help improve productivity, resource management, day-to-day operations, decision support, deployment of human expertise, etc. Best practices in e-commerce, e-commerce, e-government, IT in construction/large project management, IT in agriculture (to improve crop yields and supply chain management), IT in business administration and enterprise computing, etc. with potential for cross-fertilization.
5. Social and Demographic Changes - provide IT solutions that can help policy makers plan and manage issues such as rapid urbanization, mass internal migration (from rural to urban environments), graying populations, etc.
6. IT in Education and Entertainment - complete end-to-end IT solutions for students of different abilities to learn better; best practices in e-learning; personalized tutoring systems. IT solutions for storage, indexing, retrieval and distribution of multimedia data for the film and music industry; virtual / augmented reality for entertainment purposes; restoration and management of old film/music archives.
7. Law and Order - using IT to coordinate different law enforcement agencies’ efforts so as to give them an edge over criminals and terrorists; effective and secure sharing of intelligence across national and international agencies; using IT to combat corrupt practices and commercial crimes such as frauds, rogue/unauthorized trading activities and accounting irregularities; traffic flow management and crowd control.
The main focus of the journal is on technical aspects (e.g. data mining, parallel computing, artificial intelligence, image processing (e.g. satellite imagery), video sequence analysis (e.g. surveillance video), predictive models, etc.), although a small element of social implications/issues could be allowed to put the technical aspects into perspective. In particular, we encourage a multidisciplinary / convergent approach based on the following broadly based branches of computer science for the application areas highlighted above:
· Computational Biology, Biomedicine, Bio-informatics and Biometrics
· Advances in AI and Soft Computing
· Learning and Evolutionary Computing, Evolutionary Algorithm, Genetic Algorithms
· Cognitive Science, Mathematical Linguistics
· Computational Intelligence, Neuroscience, Intelligent Systems and Agent
· Expert systems & Decision Making
· Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic, Reasoning
· Chaos Theory, Dynamical Systems
· Information and Knowledge
· DNA Computing
· Quantum Computing
· Natural Computing
· Language and Search Engine, Information Retrieval
· Information Security
· Data Engineering, Database, Data Mining, Data Warehouse, Data Fusion
· Digital Library
· Pervasive Computing
· Non-technical but relevant topics such as Information Policy, Ethics and Legal issues as appropriate.
Types of Contents
We welcome the following types of contributions:
1. Full-length and letter-length papers describing original research and/or novel applications
2. Well researched review/survey articles
3. Work-in-progress reports on promising developments
4. Case studies and best practice articles prepared by industry experts
5. Tutorials on up-and-coming technological breakthroughs
It is expected that 80% of published contents would fall under categories 1) and 2). Although categories 3)-5) should make up only 20% of published contents, category 3) is intended to be an important feature of the journal. It will be a venue for publishing ‘spot the trend’ or ‘you saw it here first’ types of contributions. This reinforces the
forward looking nature of the journal.
Intended Audiences and Contributors
We expect readers and contributors to come from the wide spectrum of computing/IT communities including academic and industrial researchers, industrial managers and practitioners, IT consultants, educators, and employees of related government agencies, as well as policy makers in the public and private sectors.
Abstracting and Indexing
Academic Journals Database; BASE; Cabell – Computer Science/Business Information Systems; CNKI; CrossRef; CSA; Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) – Computer Science; DOI; EBSCO; EZB; GALE; Genamics JournalSeek; GetCITED; Gold Rush; Google Scholar; INSPEC; io-port.net; iThenticate; J4F; JAL; JournalTOCs; NewJour; OAI-PMH Registered Data Providers; OAJSE; OCLC; Open J-Gate – Engineering & Technology (JET); Ovid LinkSolver; PASCAL; PKP Open Archives Harvester; ProQuest; QCAT; ResearchBib; Scirus; SHERPA/RoMEO; Socolar; The Index of Information Systems Journals; Trove; True Serials; Udini; UIUC OAI-PMH Data Provider Registry; ULRICH's Periodicals Directory; WorldCat; WorldWideScience; ZDB
The Journal of Advances in Information Technology (JAIT, ISSN 1798-2340) is published one volume with 4 issues a year from 2010. Subscriptions may be entered at any time for a volume at the following rates (overland mail):
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