Volume 3, Number 2, August 2005


Computing and Information Sciences is a peer reviewed journal that is committed to timely publication of original research, surveying and tutorial contributions on the analysis and development of computing and information science. The journal is designed mainly to serve researchers and developers, dealing with information and computing. Papers that can provide both theoretical analysis, along with carefully designed computational experiments, are particularly welcome. The journal is published 2-3 times per year with distribution to librarians, universities, research centers, researchers in computing, mathematics, and information science. The journal maintains strict refereeing procedures through its editorial policies in order to publish papers of only the highest quality. The refereeing is done by anonymous Reviewers. Often, reviews take four months to six months to obtain, occasionally longer, and it takes an additional several months for the publication process.

Paper 1: The Context-Based Humanized and Authorized Personalization in Mobile ...

Context-Based Humanized and Authorized Personalization in Mobile Commerce Application

Christos K. Georgiadis, Ioannis Mavridis and Athanasios Manitsaris

Abstract: Given the existing limitations and advantages on the mobile Internet, the preferences of users for mobile commerce content and services are noticeably affected. Context-awareness of mobile devices emphasizes the importance of personalization technology. Personalization is more and more used as a way to accelerate the delivery of information to each user, making the site convenient and attractive to return to. A promising approach to maintain different (personalized) permissions for different users is to examine personalization considerations along with adequate security and privacy mechanisms (authorized personalization).  We focus on how the various customization and authorization concepts influence specific user interface design elements, namely content, presentation, connection, communication, community and commerce. Adapting an appropriate context-sensitive model for authorizations, the overall flexibility of the established personalization mechanisms is preserved without compromising the stability of the required security precautions.



Paper 2: MultiFacet Item Based Context-Aware Applications

MultiFacet Item Based Context-Aware Applications

Anca Rarau , Kalman Pusztai and Ioan Salomie

Abstract: While on the move, the surrounding environment of a mobile application may change quite often. The mobile applications have to be able to properly react to the context changes. The common approach to deal with the application adaptation is based on IF-THEN rules. For each action one must specify the set of conditions (i.e. context changes) that trigger the action. The IF-THEN rules are independent of each other. In this paper we propose the multiFacet item abstraction as an adaptation mechanism for context-aware applications.  The adaptation mechanism centrally coordinates the triggering of the actions. Thus, an action gets triggered based on both its set of conditions and some other factors such as priority, the existence of some other actions currently triggered. The context awareness promoted by the multiFacet abstraction is finer than the awareness promoted by the common IF-THEN approach. Having the multiFacet abstraction as a starting point, we put forward a software framework for the development of the context-aware applications.



Paper 3: Automated Context-Driven Composition of Pervasive Services to Alleviate ...

Automated Context-Driven Composition of Pervasive Services to Alleviate Non-Functional Concerns

Davy Preuveneers and Yolande Berbers  

Abstract: Service-oriented computing is a new emerging computing paradigm that changes the way applications are designed, implemented and consumed in a ubiquitous computing environment. In such environments computing is pushed away from the traditional desktop to small embedded and networked computing devices around us. However, developing mobile and pervasive services for a broad range of systems with different capabilities and limitations while ensuring its users a minimum quality of service is a daunting task. The core contribution of this paper is a context-driven composition infrastructure to create an instantiation of a pervasive service customized to the preferences of the user and to the capabilities of his device. We implement services as a composition of components. This enables us to compose a service implementation targeted at a specific device while still being able to adapt it at run-time to respond to changing working conditions.




Prof. Jihad Mohamad Alja'am 
Email: journal.editor.ijcis@gmail.com

The Journal Secretary
Eng. Dana Bandok
Ontario, Canada 
Email: sec.ijcis@gmail.com 


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