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Scalable Information Systems

Editorial Board
Editors in Chief:
  • Xiaohua Jia (City University of Hong Kong)
  • Hua Wang (Victoria University)
Special Issue Editors:
  • J Amudhavel (KL University)
Area Editors:
  • Hamed Taherdoost (Research Club / Research and Development Department | Hamta Group / Hamta Business Solution Sdn Bhd)+ BioHamed Taherdoost holds a PhD in computer science from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, MSc in information security, and BSc in the science of power electricity. With over 17 years of experience in both industry and academia, Hamed has established himself as an industry leader in the fields of Management and Information System. Hamed specializes in business management and information technology management. He started his career in 2001 as an electrical designer and programmer in Tablokar, a leading switchgear panel manufacturer in the Middle East. He has subsequently worked in IT transformation, systems analysis, and user experience analysis, and has held positions as varied as Business Manager, Project Manager, Executive Manager, CITO, CBO, CTO and CEO at international companies from Cyprus, the UK, Belize, Iran, and Malaysia such as at HAMTA GROUP | Hamta Business Solution Sdn Bhd, at an IT company, Beshnas Technology Sdn Bhd, at Ahoora Ltd, a management consultation group, and at Simurgh Pvt, an international trade company. Aside from his experience in industry, he also has numerous outstanding achievements in academia. Hamed has authored over 120 scientific articles in peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings, as well as six books. His academic employment started in 2009 when he became a lecturer at IAU and Payam Noor University. Moreover, he serves as an advisory board member and reviewer for many international journals and has organized and chaired numerous conferences and conference sessions respectively. Currently, he is the Team Leader & Supervisor of Research Club and Hamta Academy, Malaysia, Advisory Board of Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK and Scientific Board of Nan Yang Academy of Sciences (NASS), Singapore. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, Member of British Science Association, Sales Management Association, Production and Operations Management Society, American Association for Science and Technology, Scientific and Technical Research Association, IEEE Cybersecurity, Cyber Ethics and Cyber Peace, IEEE Blockchain Community, IFIP TC 11 Working Group and many other professional bodies. Particularly, he has completed Associate in Project Management (CAPM), Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Information Security Manager (CISM), PMI Risk Management Professional, Project Management Professional (PMP), Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) and Certified Information Systems (CIS), courses. His research and industry knowledge areas are Management of Information System, Technology Acceptance Models and Frameworks, Information Security, Information Technology Management, Web Service Quality and Security, Performance Evaluation, Project Management, Business Management, Leadership, Manufacturing Strategies, Business and Research Proposal Development, International Business, IT/IS Management, Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (TOPSIS, Analytic Network Process, Analytical Hierarchy Process and SMART), Business Analysis and Market Research, User Acceptance Testing and Web Project Management.
  • Phan Cong Vinh (Nguyen Tat Thanh University (NTTU))+ BioPhan Cong Vinh received a PhD in computer science from London South Bank University (LSBU) in the United Kingdom, a BS in mathematics and an MS in computer science from Vietnam National University (VNU) in Ho Chi Minh City, and a BA in English from Hanoi University of Foreign Languages Studies in Vietnam. He finished his PhD dissertation with the title "Formal Aspects of Dynamic Reconfigurability in Reconfigurable Computing Systems" supervised by Prof. Jonathan P. Bowen at LSBU where he was affiliated with the Centre for Applied Formal Methods (CAFM) at the Institute for Computing Research (ICR). He joined research with Dr. Tomasz Janowski at the International Institute for Software Technology (IIST) in Macao SAR, China, as a fellow in 2000. At present, he is a member of Nguyen Tat Thanh University (NTTU) to take on the responsibility of an IT Faculty’s Head.
  • Jose Machado (Uniiversity of Minho)
  • Giancarlo Fortino (University of Calabria)
  • Ajay Kattepur (Tata Consultancy Services)
  • Tzung-Pei Hong (National University of Kaohsiung, Kaohsing City, Taiwan)
  • José Merseguer (Universidad de Zaragoza)
  • Houbing Song (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)+ BioHoubing Song (M’12–SM’14) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, in August 2012. In August 2017, he joined the Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, where he is currently an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Security and Optimization for Networked Globe Laboratory (SONG Lab, He served on the faculty of West Virginia University from August 2012 to August 2017. In 2007 he was an Engineering Research Associate with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. He serves as an Associate Technical Editor for IEEE Communications Magazine. He is the editor of four books, including Smart Cities: Foundations, Principles and Applications, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2017, Security and Privacy in Cyber-Physical Systems: Foundations, Principles and Applications, Chichester, UK: Wiley-IEEE Press, 2017, Cyber-Physical Systems: Foundations, Principles and Applications, Boston, MA: Academic Press, 2016, and Industrial Internet of Things: Cybermanufacturing Systems, Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2016. He is the author of more than 100 articles. His research interests include cyber-physical systems, cybersecurity and privacy, internet of things, edge computing, big data analytics, unmanned aircraft systems, connected vehicle, smart and connected health, and wireless communications and networking. Dr. Song is a senior member of ACM. Dr. Song was the very first recipient of the Golden Bear Scholar Award, the highest campus-wide recognition for research excellence at West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech), in 2016.
  • Tuan Phung-Duc (University of Tsukuba, JP)
  • Chang Choi (Chosun Univ.)
  • Sherman S.M. Chow (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Mirjana Ivanovic (University of Novi Sad)
  • Manik Sharma (DAV University, India)+ BioDr Manik Sharma is MCA and UGC-NET qualified, and received his PhD degree in Distributed Query Optimization. He has more than 12 years of teaching experience, having previously worked as head of the Department of Computer Science and Application and officiating principal at Sewa Devi S.D. College, India. Currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Applications at DAV University, Jalandhar, India. His main research work focuses on query optimization, data mining, soft computing and machine learning. Currently, he is working in the area of data mining, machine learning and soft computing, with a specialization in the diagnosis of diseases and modeling of DSS query optimizers. The thrust area of his research is to improve predictive accuracy in early diagnosis of several fatal human disorders. He has published four books related to computer networks, internet applications, management information systems and database theory. In addition, he has published 25 research papers in various journals of international repute including some indexed by Scopus and Thomson Reuters. He also presented more than 10 research articles in various national and international UGC and IEEE conferences, and has given several talks on query optimization, data mining and health informatics. He is an active member of the international program committees, technical program committees, and advisory committees of several academic conferences.
  • Aniello Castiglione (University of Salerno)

As the data volumes continue to increase and the ways of information dispersion across the globe continue to diversify, new scalable methods and structures are needed for efficiently processing those distributed and autonomous data. Grid computing, P2P technology, distributed information retrieval technology and networking technology all must be merged to address the scalability concern.


The scope of the journal includes:

  • Scalable distributed information systems
  • Scalable grid information systems
  • Parallel information processing and systems
  • Web information searching and retrieval
  • Data mining
  • Content delivery networks (CDN)
  • VLDB
  • P2P systems
  • Scalable mobile and wireless database systems
  • Large scale sensor network systems
  • Index compression methods
  • Architectures for scalability
  • Scalable information system applications
  • Evaluation metrics for scalability
  • Information security
Parallel processing, Information systems, Scalability, Distributed systems, CDN, VLDB, P2P, Mobile computing, Sensor networks, Information security