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RonPub -- Research Online Publishing

RonPub (Research online Publishing) is an academic publisher of online, open access, peer-reviewed journals.  RonPub aims to provide a platform for researchers, developers, educators, and technical managers to share and exchange their research results worldwide.

RonPub is open access:

RonPub publishes all of its journals under the open access model, defined under BudapestBerlin, and Bethesda open access declarations:

  • All articles published by RonPub is fully open access and online available to readers free of charge.  
  • All open access articles are distributed under  Creative Commons Attribution License,  which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction free of charge in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited. 
  • Authors retain all copyright to their work.
  • Authors may also publish the publisher's version of their paper on any repository or website. 

RonPub is cost-effective:

To be able to provide open access journals, RonPub defray publishing cost by charging an one-time publication fee for each accepted article. One of RonPub objectives is providing a fast and high-quality but lower-cost publishing service. In order to ensure that the fee is never a barrier to publication, RonPub offers a fee waiver for authors who do not have funds to cover publication fees. We also offer a partial fee waiver for editors and reviewers of RonPub as as reward for their work. See the respective Journal webpage for the concrete publication fee.

RonPub Publication Ethics Statement:

In order to ensure the publishing quality and the reputation of the publisher, it is important that all parties involved in the act of publishing adhere to the standards of the publishing ethical behaviour. To verify the originality of submissions, we use Plagiarism Detection Tools, like Anti-Plagiarism, PaperRater, Viper, to check the content of manuscripts submitted to our journals against previous publications.

RonPub follows the Code of Conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and deals with the cases of misconduct according to the COPE Flowcharts

Where is RonPub?

RonPub is a registered corporation in Lübeck, Germany. Lübeck is a beautiful harbour city, 60 kilometer away from Hamburg.

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Open Journal of Web Technologies (OJWT)
OJWT, an open access and peer-reviewed online journal, publishes original and creative research results on web technologies. OJWT distributes its articles under the open access model. All articles of OJWT are fully open access and online available to readers free of charge. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. Accepted manuscripts are published online immediately.
Publisher: RonPub UG (haftungsbeschränkt), Lübeck, Germany
Contact: OJWT Editorial Office
ISSN: 2199-188X
Call for Papers: txtUTF-8 txtASCII pdf
OJWT Cover
Open Journal of Web Technologies (OJWT)
OJWT, an open access and peer-reviewed online journal, publishes original and creative research results on web technologies. OJWT distributes its articles under the open access model. All articles of OJWT are fully open access and online available to readers free of charge. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. Accepted manuscripts are published online immediately.
Publisher: RonPub UG (haftungsbeschränkt), Lübeck, Germany
Contact: OJWT Editorial Office
ISSN: 2199-188X
Call for Papers: txtUTF-8 txtASCII pdf

Aims & Scope

The web is everywhere in daily life. Business is not possible any more without the fast communication through the web. The knowledge of the humans is reflected in the information accessible in the web. New challenges occur with the flood of information and electronic possibilities for the human being. This journal especially investigates how web technologies can help the human being to open the new possibilities of the web.

OJWT publishes regular research papers, short communications, reviews and visionary papers in all aspects of web technologies. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. 

Short communications report novel research ideas. The work represented should be technically sound and significantly advancing the state of the art. Short communications also include exploratory studies and methodological articles.

Regular research papers are full original findings with sufficient experimental research. They make substantial theoretical and empirical contributions to the research field.  Research papers should be written as concise as possible.

Visionary papers identify new research issues and future research directions, and describe new research visions in the field. The new visions will potentially have great impact for the future society and daily life. 

Research reviews are insightful and accessible overview of a certain field of research. They conceptualize research issues, synthesize existing findings and advance the understanding of the field. They may also suggest new research issues and directions.

We invite submissions on all topics of the web, including but not limited to:

  • Web protocols and standards
  • New forms of Web Applications
  • Web Security and Privacy
  • Web Trust
  • Web Usability
  • Web Mining
  • Web Information Retrieval
  • e-Commerce
  • e-Society
  • e-learning
  • Web Services
  • Web Big Data
  • Web 2.0
  • Web Science
  • Semantic Web
  • XML technologies
  • Web search
  • Social Networks
  • Mobile Web
  • Web games

Author Guidelines

Publication Criteria

Publication Criteria provides important information for authors to prepare their manuscripts with a high possibility of being accepted.

Manuscript Preparation

Please prepare your manuscripts using the manuscript template of the journal. It is available for download as word doc docx and latex version zip. The template describes the format and structure of manuscripts and other necessary information for preparing manuscripts. Manuscripts should be written in English. There is no restriction on the length of manuscripts.

Submission

Authors submit their manuscripts following the information on the submit pageAuthors first submit their manuscripts in PDF format. Once a manuscript is accepted, the author then submits the revised manuscript as a PDF file and a word file or latex folder (with all the material necessary to generate the PDF file). The work described in the submitted manuscript must be previously unpublished; it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else. 

Authors are welcome to suggest qualified reviewers for their papers, but this is not mandatory. If the author wants to do so, please provide the name, affiliations and e-mail addresses for all suggested reviewers.

Manuscript Status

After submission of manuscripts, authors will receive an email to confirm receipt of manuscripts. Subsequent enquiries concerning paper progress should be sent to the email address of the journal.

Review Procedure

RonPub is committed to enforcing a rigorous peer-review process. All manuscripts submitted for publication in RonPub journals are strictly and thoroughly peer-reviewed. Our editorial offices will organize the peer-reviewing and collect three review reports per manuscript. The editorial board will make an accept/revision/reject decision based on the reports of reviewers. Authors will be informed with the decision and reviewing results within 6-8 weeks after the manuscript submission. Authors should perform an adequate revision to address the concerns from reviewers. A second round of peer-review will be performed if necessary.

Accepted manuscripts are published online immediately.

Copyrights

Authors publishing with RonPub open journals retain the copyright to their work. 

All articles published by RonPub is fully open access and online available to readers free of charge.  RonPub publishes all open access articles under the Creative Commons Attribution License,  which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction freely, provided that the original work is properly cited.

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 Open Access 

Query Processing in a P2P Network of Taxonomy-based Information Sources

Carlo Meghini, Anastasia Analyti

Open Journal of Web Technologies (OJWT), 3(1), Pages 1-25, 2016, Downloads: 898

Full-Text: pdf | DOI: 10.19210/1007.3.1.1 | Meta-Data: tex xml rdf rss | Show/Hide Abstract | Show/Hide BibTex

Abstract: In this study we address the problem of answering queries over a peer-to-peer system of taxonomy-based sources. A taxonomy states subsumption relationships between negation-free DNF formulas on terms and negation-free conjunctions of terms. To the end of laying the foundations of our study, we first consider the centralized case, deriving the complexity of the decision problem and of query evaluation. We conclude by presenting an algorithm that is efficient in data complexity and is based on hypergraphs. We then move to the distributed case, and introduce a logical model of a network of taxonomy-based sources. On such network, a distributed version of the centralized algorithm is then presented, based on a message passing paradigm, and its correctness is proved. We finally discuss optimization issues, and relate our work to the literature.

BibTex:

    @Article{OJWT_2016v3i1n02_Meghini,
        title     = {Query Processing in a P2P Network of Taxonomy-based Information Sources},
        author    = {Carlo Meghini and
                     Anastasia Analyti},
        journal   = {Open Journal of Web Technologies (OJWT)},
        issn      = {2199 -188X},
        year      = {2016},
        volume    = {3},
        number    = {1},
        pages     = {1--25},
        url       = {https://www.ronpub.com/OJWT_2016v3i1n02_Meghini.pdf},
        doi       = {10.19210/1007.3.1.1},
        publisher = {RonPub},
        bibsource = {RonPub},
        abstract = {In this study we address the problem of answering queries over a peer-to-peer system of taxonomy-based sources. A taxonomy states subsumption relationships between negation-free DNF formulas on terms and negation-free conjunctions of terms. To the end of laying the foundations of our study, we first consider the centralized case, deriving the complexity of the decision problem and of query evaluation. We conclude by presenting an algorithm that is efficient in data complexity and is based on hypergraphs. We then move to the distributed case, and introduce a logical model of a network of taxonomy-based sources. On such network, a distributed version of the centralized algorithm is then presented, based on a message passing paradigm, and its correctness is proved. We finally discuss optimization issues, and relate our work to the literature.}
    }

 Open Access 

Semantic and Web: The Web Part

Sven Groppe, Paulo Rupino da Cunha

Open Journal of Web Technologies (OJWT), 2(1), Pages 1-3, 2015, Downloads: 1073

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Abstract: One major aim of the Semantic Web is to enable a machine-processable Web of data. Hence, the Semantic Web community regards it as extension of the traditional web. On the other hand, the applications of the Semantic Web rely deeply on web technologies in order to work in a distributed fashion, world-wide. The goal of this special issue is to bring together contributions from these communities to address the challenges in Semantic Web and Web technologies in cooperation. The papers included in this special issue demonstrate how new technologies of the Web and Semantic Web complement each other and provide more contributions to the area of web technologies. The semantic part of this special issue, which contains substantial theoretical and empirical contributions to Semantic Web, is published in Open Journal of Semantic Web (OJSW).

BibTex:

    @Article{OJWT_2015v2i1n01e_Groppe,
        title     = {Semantic and Web: The Web Part},
        author    = {Sven Groppe and
                     Paulo Rupino da Cunha},
        journal   = {Open Journal of Web Technologies (OJWT)},
        issn      = {2199 -188X},
        year      = {2015},
        volume    = {2},
        number    = {1},
        pages     = {1--3},
        url       = {https://www.ronpub.com/OJWT_2015v2i1n01e_Groppe.pdf},
        publisher = {RonPub},
        bibsource = {RonPub},
        abstract = {One major aim of the Semantic Web is to enable a machine-processable Web of data. Hence, the Semantic Web community regards it as extension of the traditional web. On the other hand, the applications of the Semantic Web rely deeply on web technologies in order to work in a distributed fashion, world-wide. The goal of this special issue is to bring together contributions from these communities to address the challenges in Semantic Web and Web technologies in cooperation. The papers included in this special issue demonstrate how new technologies of the Web and Semantic Web complement each other and provide more contributions to the area of web technologies. The semantic part of this special issue, which contains substantial theoretical and empirical contributions to Semantic Web, is published in Open Journal of Semantic Web (OJSW).}
    }

 Open Access 

Why Is This Link Here? Identifying Academic Web Interlinking Motivations in Nigerian Universities

Anthony Nwohiri

Open Journal of Web Technologies (OJWT), 2(1), Pages 4-15, 2015, Downloads: 627

Full-Text: pdf | DOI: 10.19210/1007.2.1.4 | Meta-Data: tex xml rdf rss | Show/Hide Abstract | Show/Hide BibTex

Abstract: This paper investigates the university websites of Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation. Its aim is to identify motivations why authors embed outbound hyperlinks on these websites. A classification scheme for academic web interlinking motivations was applied to over 5,000 hyperlinks pointing from the websites of 107 Nigerian universities. Classifying the motivations based on studying the source and target pages is a big challenge, especially due to the following three reasons: there could be many possible reasons available; guessing the true intentions of link creators could be a difficult task; multiple link creation motivations could exist. The pioneer application of Pearson's chi-square test of independence offers a better picture of motivations. The chi-square test identifies the significant differences in interlinking motivations, which are peculiar to Nigerian universities of a particular category (federal, state and private universities). The study is a stepping stone toward further research on feasibility of findings in other developing countries. Results obtained from this research will be of great use for academic webpage developers and web authors, and will modify their work towards improving the use of hyperlinks as one of the major communication tools on the Web.

BibTex:

    @Article{OJWT_2015v2i1n02_Nwohir,
        title     = {Why Is This Link Here? Identifying Academic Web Interlinking Motivations in Nigerian Universities},
        author    = {Anthony Nwohiri},
        journal   = {Open Journal of Web Technologies (OJWT)},
        issn      = {2199 -188X},
        year      = {2015},
        volume    = {2},
        number    = {1},
        pages     = {4--15},
        url       = {https://www.ronpub.com/OJWT_2015v2i1n02_Nwohir.pdf},
        doi       = {10.19210/1007.2.1.4},
        publisher = {RonPub},
        bibsource = {RonPub},
        abstract = {This paper investigates the university websites of Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation. Its aim is to identify motivations why authors embed outbound hyperlinks on these websites. A classification scheme for academic web interlinking motivations was applied to over 5,000 hyperlinks pointing from the websites of 107 Nigerian universities. Classifying the motivations based on studying the source and target pages is a big challenge, especially due to the following three reasons: there could be many possible reasons available; guessing the true intentions of link creators could be a difficult task; multiple link creation motivations could exist. The pioneer application of Pearson's chi-square test of independence offers a better picture of motivations. The chi-square test identifies the significant differences in interlinking motivations, which are peculiar to Nigerian universities of a particular category (federal, state and private universities). The study is a stepping stone toward further research on feasibility of findings in other developing countries. Results obtained from this research will be of great use for academic webpage developers and web authors, and will modify their work towards improving the use of hyperlinks as one of the major communication tools on the Web.}
    }

 Open Access 

Detecting Vital Documents in Massive Data Streams

Shun Kawahara, Kazuhiro Seki, Kuniaki Uehara

Open Journal of Web Technologies (OJWT), 2(1), Pages 16-26, 2015, Downloads: 902

Full-Text: pdf | DOI: 10.19210/1007.2.1.16 | Meta-Data: tex xml rdf rss | Show/Hide Abstract | Show/Hide BibTex

Abstract: Existing knowledge bases, includingWikipedia, are typically written and maintained by a group of voluntary editors. Meanwhile, numerous web documents are being published partly due to the popularization of online news and social media. Some of the web documents, called "vital documents", contain novel information that should be taken into account in updating articles of the knowledge bases. However, it is practically impossible for the editors to manually monitor all the relevant web documents. Consequently, there is a considerable time lag between an edit to knowledge base and the publication dates of such vital documents. This paper proposes a realtime detection framework of web documents containing novel information flowing in massive document streams. The framework consists of twostep filter using statistical language models. Further, the framework is implemented on the distributed and faulttolerant realtime computation system, Apache Storm, in order to process the large number of web documents. On a publicly available web document data set, the TREC KBA Stream Corpus, the validity of the proposed framework is demonstrated in terms of the detection performance and processing time.

BibTex:

    @Article{OJWT_2015v2i1n03_Kawahara,
        title     = {Detecting Vital Documents in Massive Data Streams},
        author    = {Shun Kawahara and
                     Kazuhiro Seki and
                     Kuniaki Uehara},
        journal   = {Open Journal of Web Technologies (OJWT)},
        issn      = {2199 -188X},
        year      = {2015},
        volume    = {2},
        number    = {1},
        pages     = {16--26},
        url       = {https://www.ronpub.com/OJWT_2015v2i1n03_Kawahara.pdf},
        doi       = {10.19210/1007.2.1.16},
        publisher = {RonPub},
        bibsource = {RonPub},
        abstract = {Existing knowledge bases, includingWikipedia, are typically written and maintained by a group of voluntary editors. Meanwhile, numerous web documents are being published partly due to the popularization of online news and social media. Some of the web documents, called "vital documents", contain novel information that should be taken into account in updating articles of the knowledge bases. However, it is practically impossible for the editors to manually monitor all the relevant web documents. Consequently, there is a considerable time lag between an edit to knowledge base and the publication dates of such vital documents. This paper proposes a realtime detection framework of web documents containing novel information flowing in massive document streams. The framework consists of twostep filter using statistical language models. Further, the framework is implemented on the distributed and faulttolerant realtime computation system, Apache Storm, in order to process the large number of web documents. On a publicly available web document data set, the TREC KBA Stream Corpus, the validity of the proposed framework is demonstrated in terms of the detection performance and processing time.}
    }

 Open Access 

Context-Dependent Testing of Applications for Mobile Devices

Tim A. Majchrzak, Matthias Schulte

Open Journal of Web Technologies (OJWT), 2(1), Pages 27-39, 2015, Downloads: 1125

Full-Text: pdf | DOI: 10.19210/1007.2.1.27 | Meta-Data: tex xml rdf rss | Show/Hide Abstract | Show/Hide BibTex

Abstract: Applications propel the versatility of mobile devices. Apps enable the realization of new ideas and greatly contribute to the proliferation of mobile computing. Unfortunately, software quality of apps often is low. This at least partly can be attributed to problems with testing them. However, it is not a lack of techniques or tools that make app testing cumbersome. Rather, frequent context changes have to be dealt with. Mobile devices most notably move: network parameters such as latency and usable bandwidth change, along with data read from sensors such as GPS coordinates. Additionally, usage patterns vary. To address context changes in testing, we propose a novel concept. It is based on identifying blocks of code between which context changes are possible. It helps to greatly reduce complexity. Besides introducing our concept, we present a use case, show its application and benefits, and discuss challenges.

BibTex:

    @Article{OJWT_2015v2i1n04_Majchrzak,
        title     = {Context-Dependent Testing of Applications for Mobile Devices},
        author    = {Tim A. Majchrzak and
                     Matthias Schulte},
        journal   = {Open Journal of Web Technologies (OJWT)},
        issn      = {2199 -188X},
        year      = {2015},
        volume    = {2},
        number    = {1},
        pages     = {27--39},
        url       = {https://www.ronpub.com/OJWT_2015v2i1n04_Majchrzak.pdf},
        doi       = {10.19210/1007.2.1.27},
        publisher = {RonPub},
        bibsource = {RonPub},
        abstract = {Applications propel the versatility of mobile devices. Apps enable the realization of new ideas and greatly contribute to the proliferation of mobile computing. Unfortunately, software quality of apps often is low. This at least partly can be attributed to problems with testing them. However, it is not a lack of techniques or tools that make app testing cumbersome. Rather, frequent context changes have to be dealt with. Mobile devices most notably move: network parameters such as latency and usable bandwidth change, along with data read from sensors such as GPS coordinates. Additionally, usage patterns vary. To address context changes in testing, we propose a novel concept. It is based on identifying blocks of code between which context changes are possible. It helps to greatly reduce complexity. Besides introducing our concept, we present a use case, show its application and benefits, and discuss challenges.}
    }

 Open Access 

A Comparative Evaluation of Current HTML5 Web Video Implementations

Martin Hoernig, Andreas Bigontina, Bernd Radig

Open Journal of Web Technologies (OJWT), 1(2), Pages 1-9, 2014, Downloads: 11226

Full-Text: pdf | DOI: 10.19210/OJWT-v1i2n01_Hoernig | Meta-Data: tex xml rdf rss | Show/Hide Abstract | Show/Hide BibTex

Abstract: HTML5 video is the upcoming standard for playing videos on the World Wide Web. Although its specification has not been fully adopted yet, all major browsers provide the HTML5 video element and web developers already rely on its functionality. But there are differences between implementations and inaccuracies that trouble the web developer community. To help to improve the current situation we draw a comparison between the most important web browsers. We focus on the event mechanism, since it is essential for interacting with the video element. Furthermore, we compare the seeking accuracy, which is relevant for more specialized applications. Our tests reveal varieties of differences between browser interfaces and show that even simple software solutions may still need third-party plugins in today's browsers.

BibTex:

    @Article{OJWT-v1i2n01_Hoernig,
        title     = {A Comparative Evaluation of Current HTML5 Web Video Implementations},
        author    = {Martin Hoernig and
                     Andreas Bigontina and
                     Bernd Radig},
        journal   = {Open Journal of Web Technologies (OJWT)},
        issn      = {2199 -188X},
        year      = {2014},
        volume    = {1},
        number    = {2},
        pages     = {1--9},
        url       = {https://www.ronpub.com/OJWT-v1i2n01_Hoernig.pdf},
        doi       = {10.19210/OJWT-v1i2n01_Hoernig},
        publisher = {RonPub},
        bibsource = {RonPub},
        abstract = {HTML5 video is the upcoming standard for playing videos on the World Wide Web. Although its specification has not been fully adopted yet, all major browsers provide the HTML5 video element and web developers already rely on its functionality. But there are differences between implementations and inaccuracies that trouble the web developer
community. To help to improve the current situation we draw a comparison between the most important web browsers. We focus on the event mechanism, since it is essential for interacting with the video element. Furthermore, we compare the seeking accuracy, which is relevant for more specialized applications. Our tests reveal varieties of differences between browser interfaces and show that even simple software solutions may still need third-party plugins in today's browsers.}
    }

 Open Access 

Getting Indexed by Bibliographic Databases in the Area of Computer Science

Arne Kusserow, Sven Groppe

Open Journal of Web Technologies (OJWT), 1(2), Pages 10-27, 2014, Downloads: 2259

Full-Text: pdf | DOI: 10.19210/OJWT_2014v1i2n02_Kusserow | Meta-Data: tex xml rdf rss | Show/Hide Abstract | Show/Hide BibTex

Abstract: Every author and publisher is interested in adding their publications to the widely used bibliographic databases freely accessible in the world wide web: This ensures the visibility of their publications and hence of the published research. However, the inclusion requirements of publications in the bibliographic databases are heterogeneous even on the technical side. This survey paper aims in shedding light on the various data formats, protocols and technical requirements of getting indexed by widely used bibliographic databases in the area of computer science and provides hints for maximal database inclusion. Furthermore, we point out the possibilities to utilize the data of bibliographic databases, and describes some personal and institutional research repository systems with special regard to the support of inclusion in bibliographic databases.

BibTex:

    @Article{OJWT_2014v1i2n02_Kusserow,
        title     = {Getting Indexed by Bibliographic Databases in the Area of Computer Science},
        author    = {Arne Kusserow and
                     Sven Groppe},
        journal   = {Open Journal of Web Technologies (OJWT)},
        issn      = {2199 -188X},
        year      = {2014},
        volume    = {1},
        number    = {2},
        pages     = {10--27},
        url       = {https://www.ronpub.com/OJWT_2014v1i2n02_Kusserow.pdf},
        doi       = {10.19210/OJWT_2014v1i2n02_Kusserow},
        publisher = {RonPub},
        bibsource = {RonPub},
        abstract = {Every author and publisher is interested in adding their publications to the widely used bibliographic databases freely accessible in the world wide web: This ensures the visibility of their publications and hence of the published research. However, the inclusion requirements of publications in the bibliographic databases are heterogeneous even on the technical side. This survey paper aims in shedding light on the various data formats, protocols and technical requirements of getting indexed by widely used bibliographic databases in the area of computer science and provides hints for maximal database inclusion. Furthermore, we point out the possibilities to utilize the data of bibliographic databases, and describes some personal and institutional research repository systems with special regard to the support of inclusion in bibliographic databases.}
    }

 Open Access 

SIWeb: understanding the Interests of the Society through Web data Analysis

Marco Furini, Simone Montangero

Open Journal of Web Technologies (OJWT), 1(1), Pages 1-14, 2014, Downloads: 1448

Full-Text: pdf | DOI: 10.19210/OJWT-v1i1n01_Furini | Meta-Data: tex xml rdf rss | Show/Hide Abstract | Show/Hide BibTex

Abstract: The high availability of user-generated contents in the Web scenario represents a tremendous asset for understanding various social phenomena. Methods and commercial products that exploit the widespread use of the Web as a way of conveying personal opinions have been proposed, but a critical thinking is that these approaches may produce a partial, or distorted, understanding of the society, because most of them focus on definite scenarios, use specific platforms, base their analysis on the sole magnitude of data, or treat the different Web resources with the same importance. In this paper, we present SIWeb (Social Interests through Web Analysis), a novel mechanism designed to measure the interest the society has on a topic (e.g., a real world phenomenon, an event, a person, a thing). SIWeb is general purpose (it can be applied to any decision making process), cross platforms (it uses the entire Webspace, from social media to websites, from tags to reviews), and time effective (it measures the time correlatio between the Web resources). It uses fractal analysis to detect the temporal relations behind all the Web resources (e.g., Web pages, RSS, newsgroups, etc.) that talk about a topic and combines this number with the temporal relations to give an insight of the the interest the society has about a topic. The evaluation of the proposal shows that SIWeb might be helpful in decision making processes as it reflects the interests the society has on a specific topic.

BibTex:

    @Article{OJWT-v1i1n01_Furini,
        title     = {SIWeb: understanding the Interests of the Society through Web data Analysis},
        author    = {Marco Furini and
                     Simone Montangero},
        journal   = {Open Journal of Web Technologies (OJWT)},
        issn      = {2199 -188X},
        year      = {2014},
        volume    = {1},
        number    = {1},
        pages     = {1--14},
        url       = {https://www.ronpub.com/OJWT-v1i1n01_Furini.pdf},
        doi       = {10.19210/OJWT-v1i1n01_Furini},
        publisher = {RonPub},
        bibsource = {RonPub},
        abstract = {The high availability of user-generated contents in the Web scenario represents a tremendous asset for understanding various social phenomena. Methods and commercial products that exploit the widespread use of the Web as a way of conveying personal opinions have been proposed, but a critical thinking is that these approaches may produce a partial, or distorted, understanding of the society, because most of them focus on definite scenarios, use specific platforms, base their analysis on the sole magnitude of data, or treat the different Web resources with the same importance. In this paper, we present SIWeb (Social Interests through Web Analysis), a novel mechanism designed to measure the interest the society has on a topic (e.g., a real world phenomenon, an event, a person, a thing). SIWeb is general purpose (it can be applied to any decision making process), cross platforms (it uses the entire Webspace, from social media to websites, from tags to reviews), and time effective (it measures the time correlatio between the Web resources). It uses fractal analysis to detect the temporal relations behind all the Web resources (e.g., Web pages, RSS, newsgroups, etc.) that talk about a topic and combines this number with the temporal relations to give an insight of the the interest the society has about a topic. The evaluation of the proposal shows that SIWeb might be helpful in decision making processes as it reflects the interests the society has on a specific topic.}
    }

 Open Access 

Integrating Human Factors and Semantic Mark-ups in Adaptive Interactive Systems

Marios Belk, Panagiotis Germanakos, Efi Papatheocharous, Panayiotis Andreou, George Samaras

Open Journal of Web Technologies (OJWT), 1(1), Pages 15-26, 2014, Downloads: 1437

Full-Text: pdf | DOI: 10.19210/OJWT-v1i1n02_Belk | Meta-Data: tex xml rdf rss | Show/Hide Abstract | Show/Hide BibTex

Abstract: This paper focuses on incorporating individual differences in cognitive processing and semantic mark-ups in the context of adaptive interactive systems. In particular, a semantic Web-based adaptation framework is proposed that enables Web content providers to enrich content and functionality of Web environments with semantic mark-ups. The Web content is created using a Web authoring tool and is further processed and reconstructed by an adaptation mechanism based on cognitive factors of users. Main aim of this work is to investigate the added value of personalising content and functionality of Web environments based on the unique cognitive characteristics of users. Accordingly, a user study has been conducted that entailed a psychometric-based survey for extracting the users' cognitive characteristics, combined with a real usage scenario of an existing commercial Web environment that was enriched with semantic mark-ups and personalised based on different adaptation effects. The paper provides interesting insights in the design and development of adaptive interactive systems based on cognitive factors and semantic mark-ups.

BibTex:

    @Article{OJWT-v1i1n02_Belk,
        title     = {Integrating Human Factors and Semantic Mark-ups in Adaptive Interactive Systems},
        author    = {Marios Belk and
                     Panagiotis Germanakos and
                     Efi Papatheocharous and
                     Panayiotis Andreou and
                     George Samaras},
        journal   = {Open Journal of Web Technologies (OJWT)},
        issn      = {2199 -188X},
        year      = {2014},
        volume    = {1},
        number    = {1},
        pages     = {15--26},
        url       = {https://www.ronpub.com/OJWT-v1i1n02_Belk.pdf},
        doi       = {10.19210/OJWT-v1i1n02_Belk},
        publisher = {RonPub},
        bibsource = {RonPub},
        abstract = {This paper focuses on incorporating individual differences in cognitive processing and semantic mark-ups in the context of adaptive interactive systems. In particular, a semantic Web-based adaptation framework is proposed that enables Web content providers to enrich content and functionality of Web environments with semantic mark-ups. The Web content is created using a Web authoring tool and is further processed and reconstructed by an adaptation mechanism based on cognitive factors of users. Main aim of this work is to investigate the added value of personalising content and functionality of Web environments based on the unique cognitive characteristics of users. Accordingly, a user study has been conducted that entailed a psychometric-based survey for extracting the users' cognitive characteristics, combined with a real usage scenario of an existing commercial Web environment that was enriched with semantic mark-ups and personalised based on different adaptation effects. The paper provides interesting insights in the design and development of adaptive interactive systems based on cognitive factors and semantic mark-ups.}
    }

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About RonPub

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RonPub is located in Lübeck, Germany. Lübeck is a beautiful harbour city, 60 kilometer away from Hamburg.

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The communication with Editorial Board members is done primarily by E-mail, and the Editors are expected to respond within a few working days on any question sent by the Editorial Office so that manuscripts can be processed in a timely fashion. If an editor does not respond or cannot process the work in time, and under some special situations, the editorial office may forward the requests to the Publishers or Editor-in-Chief, who will take the decision directly.

As a reward for the work of editors, an editor will obtain a 25% discount of the standard publication fee for her/his papers (the editor is one of authors) published in any of RonPub journals.

Guest Editors’ Responsibilities

Guest Editors are responsible of the scientific quality of their special issues. Guest Editors will be in charge of inviting papers, of supervising the refereeing process (each paper should be reviewed at least by three reviewers), and of making decisions on the acceptance of manuscripts submitted to their special issue. As regular issues, all accepted papers by (guest) editors will be sent to the EiC of the journal, who will check the quality of the papers, and make the final decsion whether a paper can be published.

Our editorial office will have the right directly asking authors to revise their paper if there are quality issues, e.g. weak quality of writing, and missing information. Authors are required to revise their paper several times if necessary. A paper accepted by it's quest editor may be rejected by the EiC of the journal due to a low quality. However, this occurs only when authors do not really take efforts to revise their paper. A high-quality publication needs the common efforts from the journal, reviewers, editors, editor-in-chief and authors.

The Guest Editors are also expected to write an editorial paper for the special issue. As a reward for work, all guest editors and reviewers working on a special issue will obtain a 25% discount of the standard publication fee for any of their papers published in any of RonPub journals for one year.

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A reviewer is mainly responsible for reviewing of manuscripts, writing reviewing report and suggesting acception or deny of manuscripts. Reviews are encouraged to provide input about the quality and management of the journal, and help promote the journal among their peers and at conferences.  

Upon the quality of reviewing work, a reviewer will have the potential to be promoted to a full editorial board member. 

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Ethic Requirement:

For scientific committees: Each editor and reviewer should conduct the evaluation of manuscripts objectively and fairly.
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In order to filter fabricated submissions, the editorial office will check the authenticity of the authors and their affiliations before a peer-review begins. It is important that the authors communicate with us using the email addresses of their affiliations and provide us the URL addresses of their affiliations. The overall quality of paper will be also checked including format, figures, tables, integrity and adequacy. Authors may be required to improve the quality of their paper before sending it out for review. If a paper is obviously of low quality, the paper will be directly rejected.

Acceptance Criteria:

The criteria for acceptance of manuscripts are the quality of work. This will concretely be reflected in the following aspects:

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For a contribution to be acceptable for publication, these points should be at least in middle level.

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RonPub always welcomes qualified academicians and practitioners to join as editors and reviewers. Being an editor/a reviewer is a matter of prestige and personnel achievement. Upon the quality of reviewing work, a reviewer will have the potential to be promoted to a full editorial board member.

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