Volume 4, Number 2, August 2006


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: M-learning and Mobile Knowledge Management: Similarities and Differences

M-learning and Mobile Knowledge Management: Similarities and Differences

Bruno Zuga, Ilmars Slaidins, Atis Kapenieks and Armands Strazds

Abstract: Existing e-learning and knowledge management projects have shown that m-learning and mobile knowledge management may have real and valuable contribution to development of knowledge society. The paper analyses and compares different m-learning and mobile knowledge management introduction scenarios based on evidence found in the literature. Special emphasis is given to the examination of current practices as they are found in m-learning and mobile knowledge management, similarities and differences are identified. The article attempts to find critical success factors for sustainable deployment in both m-learning and mobile knowledge management.



Paper 2: E-Learning Model Based On Semantic Web Technology

E-Learning Model Based On Semantic Web Technology

Fayed Ghaleb, Sameh Daoud, Ahmad Hasnah, Jihad M. ALJa'am, Samir A. El-Seoud and Hosam El-Sofany

Abstract:Research works in the field of E-Learning are represented by a broad spectrum of applications, ranged from virtual classrooms to remote courses or distance learning. Web-­based courses offer obvious advantages for learners by making access to educational resource very fast, just-in-time and relevance, at any time or place. In this paper, based on our previous work, we present the Semantic Web-Based model for our e-learning system. In addition we present an approach for developing a Semantic Web-based e-learning system, which focus on the RDF data model and OWL ontology language. We demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach through several experiments using different type of courses taught in Qatar university. The feedbacks of both teachers and students were highly promising.



Paper 3: M-learning Using PDA’s and our Supporting LOMS

M-learning Using PDA’s and our Supporting LOMS

Jeanne Schreurs

Abstract: We have extended an existing e-blended learning system with an extra layer, to offer a more flexible and more effective learning process to both mobile and non-mobile students.  It is possible to consult learning materials, to share and to put supporting communication applications at their disposal where, when and with each device the student likes. All knowledge objects have been stored in a knowledge warehouse and will be managed by our LOMS (a knowledge object management system). Our LOMS has been extended, having now a portal for PDA access by the students.



Paper 4: Framework for On-Demand e-Learning Resources Allocation and Distribution: OERAD

Framework for On-Demand e-Learning Resources Allocation and Distribution: OERAD

Baha Khasawneh  and Samir A. El-Seoud

Abstract: In this paper we present a framework for an on-demand e-learning management system that will make use of broadband network for the delivery of distributed "Educational Activities" such as distributed courses, tutoring sessions, lectures, workshops, etc. Our scheme is tailored towards personalized learning using distributed information in a dynamic and heterogeneous learning setting. We imagine a connected network of learning management entities and educational systems where learners are individually supported in accessing distributed resources or taking a course or other learning activities. These activities are delivered for either the self-study approach and in presentational environment.



Paper 5: Learning Digital Test and Diagnostics via Internet

Learning Digital Test and Diagnostics via Internet

Raimund Ubar, Artur Jutman, Margus Kruus, Elmet Orasson Sergei Devadze, and Heinz Dietrich Wuttke

Abstract: An environment targeted to e-learning is presented for teaching design and test of electronic systems. The environment consists of a set of Java applets, and of web based access to the HW equipments which can be used in the classroom, for learning at home, in laboratory research and training, or for carrying out testing of students during exams. The tools support university courses on digital electronics, computer hardware, testing and design for testability to learn by hands-on exercises how to design digital systems, how to make them testable, how to build self-testing systems, how to generate test patterns, how to analyze the quality of tests, and how to localize faults in hardware. The tasks chosen for hands-on training represent simultaneously research problems, which allow to foster in students critical thinking, problem solving skills and creativity.




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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