Special Issue "u- and e- Service, Science and Technology"

A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2017)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Tai-hoon Kim

Department of Convergence Security Engineering, Sungshin Women’s University, South Korea
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Interests: security engineering, bio-metrics; sensor network; big-data application
Guest Editor
Prof. Sabah Mohammed

Department of Computer Science, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5E1, Canada
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Interests: machine learning; mobile computing; IoT, web intelligence; health informatics; big data
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Carlos Ramos

IPP/ISEP, Portugal
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Special Issue Information

Aims and Scope

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue on “u- and e- Service, Science and Technology” is focused on the various aspects of advances in Future Generation Communication and Networking and related areas. This Special Issue will provide an opportunity for academic and industry professionals to discuss recent progress, problems, and solutions relating to the multifaceted area of electronic and ubiquitous services, such as e- commerce, e-business, management, and other related technologies.

Topics

Topics of relevance include, but are not limited to, the following areas. Excellent works in these areas are also welcome.

  • Open sourcing, online communities
  • Digital Rights Management
  • Digital Currency
  • e- or u-Commerce
  • e- or u-Banking
  • e- or u-Business Systems
  • e- or u-Entertainment
  • e- or u-Government
  • e- or u-Learning
  • e- or u-Marketing and Consumer Behavior
  • e- or u-Negotiation and Auction Mechanisms
  • e- or u-Payment Systems
  • Cyber-security
  • Systems Development and Evaluation
  • Telematics and Middleware Platforms
  • Trust and Privacy Issues in Social Networks
  • Virtual Organizations
  • Web Data Visualization
  • Web Personalization and Decision Making
  • Web Services
  • Web Site Monitoring and Optimization
  • XML and Domain Mark-up Languages

Prof. Tai-hoon Kim
Prof. Sabah Mohammed
Prof. Carlos Ramos
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Research

Open AccessArticle Virtual Career Fairs: Perspectives from Norwegian Recruiters and Exhibitors
Future Internet 2018, 10(2), 19; doi:10.3390/fi10020019
Received: 26 December 2017 / Revised: 3 February 2018 / Accepted: 6 February 2018 / Published: 12 February 2018
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The present work introduces virtual fairs, particularly the perceived benefits, challenges, and relevance of such fairs for recruitment and employer branding. These aspects were explored in a semi-structured interview with an organizer of virtual fairs across Scandinavia, and a focus group composed of
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The present work introduces virtual fairs, particularly the perceived benefits, challenges, and relevance of such fairs for recruitment and employer branding. These aspects were explored in a semi-structured interview with an organizer of virtual fairs across Scandinavia, and a focus group composed of Norwegian recruiters and exhibitors. The results of the data collection can be summarized in the form of themes that relate to web analytics, web services and optimization. The benefits of virtual fairs pertain to the (a) visibility and branding; (b) costs; and (c) analytics-based customization. Challenges of virtual career fairs pertain to the (a) lack of online engagement, (b) preparation and staffing costs; (c) lack of guidelines; (d) talent access and identification; (e) security and infrastructure; (f) long-term planning; (g) and inter-dependencies. The discussion summarizes the implications of branding and recruitment and the value they add to business, also noting how context effects may come into play. The article concludes by exploring the possibility that virtual fairs will complement or become the new standard in recruitment and outlines future avenues for research and practice. Full article
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Open AccessArticle Towards a New Digital Era: Observing Local E-Government Services Adoption in a Chinese Municipality
Future Internet 2017, 9(3), 53; doi:10.3390/fi9030053
Received: 3 August 2017 / Revised: 7 September 2017 / Accepted: 12 September 2017 / Published: 20 September 2017
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As electronic government services (e-government) evolve, traditional applications such as online portals are encountering challenges in a new digital era in which people thirst for more convenient, diverse channels of communication with their government. Despite the efforts devoted to the promotion of Social
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As electronic government services (e-government) evolve, traditional applications such as online portals are encountering challenges in a new digital era in which people thirst for more convenient, diverse channels of communication with their government. Despite the efforts devoted to the promotion of Social Networking Service (SNS) use in e-government for the past few years, empirical studies regarding this ongoing trend are still insufficient. In the local administration of China, a special collaboration between local governments and private Internet enterprises is happening: government services are imported into commercial SNS platforms known as WeChat and Weibo. This research conducts a case study of a Chinese municipality premised upon survey data (N = 605) collected in Chongqing. It examines the determinants of e-services adoption in four major local applications: two traditional government-led services “Government website portal” and “Government official app” (traditional government-led services), and two built-in government services on social networking applications “Weibo Government official account” “WeChat Public Services”. The paper aims to provide a closer understanding of current trends in local government e-services, or in this case, an innovative trial of Chinese e-government practices. Full article
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Open AccessArticle Study on a Quality Evaluation Method for College English Classroom Teaching
Future Internet 2017, 9(3), 41; doi:10.3390/fi9030041
Received: 29 June 2017 / Revised: 23 July 2017 / Accepted: 28 July 2017 / Published: 30 July 2017
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A quality evaluation method is an important means and the main basis on which to evaluate the college English classroom teaching quality of teachers. To overcome the one-sided subjectivity and resulting imprecision of the traditional classroom teaching quality evaluation method, a scientific and
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A quality evaluation method is an important means and the main basis on which to evaluate the college English classroom teaching quality of teachers. To overcome the one-sided subjectivity and resulting imprecision of the traditional classroom teaching quality evaluation method, a scientific and reasonable quality evaluation index system for college English classroom teaching is constructed. The fuzzy comprehensive evaluation method and the analytic hierarchy process method are combined to propose an improved multi-level fuzzy comprehensive evaluation model for obtaining a new college English classroom teaching quality evaluation method. In the proposed method, according to the fuzzy characteristics of a college English classroom teaching quality evaluation, the fuzzy comprehensive evaluation method is used to transform the qualitative evaluation indexes into limited quantitative evaluation indexes, then a judgment matrix is constructed to determine the weights among different levels by using the analytic hierarchy process method. Additionally, the college English classroom teaching quality is evaluated in detail. Finally, an actual case of college English classroom teaching is used to verify the effectiveness of the college English classroom teaching quality evaluation method. The results show that the proposed college English classroom teaching method can overcome the subjectivity and randomness shortcomings of the traditional classroom teaching quality evaluation methods, and improve the reliability, accuracy, and objectivity of fuzzy comprehensive evaluation. It is an effective method to evaluate college English classroom teaching quality. Full article
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