International Journal of Green Computing (IJGC)

International Journal of Green Computing (IJGC)

Editor-in-Chief: Vicente Gonzalez-Prida (University of Seville & UNED, Spain)
Indexed In: INSPEC and 9 more indices
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2010
ISSN: 1948-5018|EISSN: 1948-5026|DOI: 10.4018/IJGC


The International Journal of Green Computing (IJGC) provides managers, academicians, scientists, and researchers in various government, public, and private sectors coverage of topical issues like sustainable strategy and innovation, advanced technology related to the 4th Industry Revolution, green digitalization, sustainable asset management (ILS, operation and maintenance, reliability, life cycle etc.), energy and defense efficient systems, green and sustainable transformation, as well as other topics like product usability, reverse and closed loop supply chain, environmental issues (carbon footprints, global warming, recycling and reuse systems, applied ergonomics, climate change), and all those topics related to logic, philosophy and history of science and technology from the green/sustainable point of view. This journal offers research contributions, constructive debates, and investigations on new legislations on disruptive technologies, green (sustainable) IT and processes, Industry 4.0, healthcare informatics and applications in terms of environmental, defense and social issues for both manufacturing and service industry.

Topics Covered

  • Advanced and disrupted technologies
  • Automotive and consumer ergonomics
  • Barriers to high technology and transhumanism
  • Biometric security and accident prevention
  • Black Swan theory, risk and uncertainty management
  • Carbon emission, climate change and environmental issues
  • Case studies on techno-science and its implementation
  • Citizen perceptions of technology disruption
  • Computerized accounting
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate social responsibilities
  • Decision Making
  • Deep-seated economic, political, and societal changes due to digitalization
  • Defense and military sustainability
  • Digitalization of energy, defense, industry and environmental systems
  • E-learning, E-agriculture and technology transfer
  • Empirical, analytical and combinatorial research in applied science and green sustainability
  • Enterprise business application
  • Facilities management
  • Financial engineering
  • Forensic finance and informatics
  • Globalization
  • Globalization of science and technology
  • Green or sustainable alignment and external boundaries
  • Green or sustainable business model innovation
  • Green or sustainable capabilities, processes and assets profile
  • Green or sustainable collaboration and partnering
  • Green or sustainable commitment and focused destination
  • Green or sustainable coordination
  • Green or sustainable process for competitive advantage
  • Green or sustainable strategic alliances
  • Green or sustainable strategy and synchronized transformation
  • Green or sustainable utility, value and focused oversight
  • Green or sustainable value proposition and business positioning
  • Green or sustainable visioning and Green or sustainable organization
  • Human factors and usability
  • Industry 4.0
  • Information systems development
  • Innovation models and replication
  • Job analysis and design
  • Logic, history and philosophy of science and technology
  • Management and ICT development
  • Manufacturing and construction ergonomics
  • Operation and maintenance
  • Physical asset management
  • Product design and defense
  • Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety/Sustainability
  • Renewable energy
  • Risk and uncertainty
  • Science policies
  • Scientific method as a social contract
  • Scientific method history and evolution
  • Social engineering
  • Social Implications of techno-science
  • Survey and review research in applied science and green sustainability
  • Sustainability and entrepreneurship
  • Sustainability of techno-science
  • Techno-science
  • Virtual and global citizenship
  • Web-based learning

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of Green Computing (IJGC) is to serve as an interdisciplinary source of sustainable knowledge for researchers and practitioners in information technology and business. The goal of the journal is to provide academicians, research scholars, business entrepreneurs, practitioners, managers, and policymakers coverage of strategic issues and best practices for competitive advantage and cost savings in modern organizations and business sectors. The journal highlights the critical steps needed for sustainable industry, defense, and energy systems digitalization and transformation to the new advanced and disruptive technologies, which help organizations and businesses reach their business, strategic and/or environmental goals.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Volume 6: 2 Issues (2015)
Volume 5: 2 Issues (2014)
Volume 4: 2 Issues (2013)
Volume 3: 2 Issues (2012)
Volume 2: 2 Issues (2011)
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Reviews and Testimonials

"Green computing and environmental sustainability are evolving doubtlessly to key factors in global businesses of the 21st century. Their implementation changes the negative impact on the planet's environment and simultaneously affects business costs. The International Journal of Green Computing (IJGC) offers here an excellent scientific stage for sharing and discussing these promising topics. It is a great source not only for students and researchers but also for entrepreneurs and CEO's in the industries."

– Markus Heck, SAP AG, Germany, and Günter Schmidt, University of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein

I was drafting the plans for a collaborative Industry-Academia research on Transportation Planning and Scheduling when my thoughts veered to the International Journal of Green Computing (IJGC). Our major goal is to address the challenges of greener transportation and logistics - a major global challenge. I think the IJGC is creating the right support for such Green initiatives. Several of the papers in recent volumes have made remarkable contributions to the general theme of innovations in design and resource utilization. In particular they address both IT for Green and Green IT, subjects that we work on.

– Siddhartha SenGupta, Tata Consultancy Services Limited, Mumbai, India

In the present day, environmental issues have gained prominence because of the recent recognition of the roles they play in the growth process. International Journal of Green Computing (IJGC) provides an important avenue for researchers and practitioners to present and evaluate theoretically and/or empirically, issues relating to the environment in a concise manner relevant to the global economies. I have no reservation in recommending the journal to all economic scholars.

– Funso Ayadi, University of Lagos, Nigeria.

My research area include topics in the Reverse Logistics and Sustainability. Due to the interesting papers published in the IJGC I have recommended strongly to my PhD students to consult it in order to improve and update their literature review with the very relevant scientific papers that are available in this important Journal.

– Fernando Augusto Silva Marins, Sao Paulo State University - Brazil

Environmental thinking and sustainable development are increasingly important issues in manufacturing and service industries both globally and locally. The International Journal of Green Computing (IJGC) provides a platform for research contributions, constructive debates, and investigations–IJGC opens new perspectives to these topics. I am convinced that IJGC will add great value for academic audience, intermediary organizations, and managers in the industries.

– Matti Muhos, Oulu Southern institute, Finland.

International Journal of Green Computing is a novel venture that resolves to bring the key issues in environment due to the changing Global scenario to the forefront. This journal strives to bring out the latest advances in the ecological issues in the domain of environment. The quality of the language used in this IJGC is of Global Standards. I have great pleasure in recommending this IJGC to the researchers and scholars who are very much inclined to comprehend the latest trends in the field of Green Computing.

– Lee, Tzong-Ru (Jiun-Shen), National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

Green computing is rapidly evolving to accommodate computing projects in variety of new technologies including Carbon foot printing, Solar, Lead-Free product development, toxic waste reduction, Energy efficiency etc. The International Journal of Green Computing is serving the global audience with latest developments and up to date research information in this emerging field. Also, the journal provides a platform for the students, academia and research community in sharing and promoting the dialogue in the need of the hour technology in Green computing.

– Professor Immanuel Edinbarough, The University of Texas at Brownsville, And Texas Southmost college, USA


Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Vicente González-Prida holds a PhD with Honours in Industrial Engineering by the University of Seville, a MSc in Mechanical Engineering by the same University, and an Executive MBA (First Class Honours) by the Seville Chamber of Commerce, Spain. He also has been awarded with the “National Award for PhD Thesis on Dependability” by the Spanish Association for Quality; the “National Award for PhD Thesis on Maintenance” by the Spanish Association for Maintenance; and the “Best Nomination from Spain for the Excellence Master Thesis Award” bestowed by the EFNSM (European Federation of National Maintenance Societies). Dr. González-Prida has edited three books, two with IGI-Global (2015 and 2017) and one with Springer Verlag (2018), all of them regarding Maintenance Modelling, Asset Management and Decision Making. His research works have been presented in international conferences as WCEAM, ESREL, IEEE, ESREDA, etc., and published in journals such as Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Production Planning and Control, IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, as well as Computers in Industry, among others. He has authored also a book with Springer Verlag about Warranty and After Sales Management (2014) and a book in Spanish language about the ISO 55000 Asset Management Family of Standards (2018). His main interest is related to industrial asset management (ILS, reliability, maintenance, life cycle optimization…), the Industry 4.0 and disrupted technologies, as well as the logic and philosophy of science. Dr. González-Prida is fellow of the Club of Rome (Spanish Chapter), member of the Technical Advisory Board for the Observatory of Intelligence, Security and Defence, among other institutions. He currently works for the company General Dynamics - European Land Systems, sharing his professional performance with the development of research projects with international entities, as well as teaching activities for master degree and in-company programs in Spain and LATAM.

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief Emeriti
S.P. Anbuudayasankar, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India
K. Ganesh, McKinsey Knowledge Center, McKinsey & Company, India
International Advisory Board
Khairy Kobbacy, Independent Researcher, United Kingdom
Sanjay Patel, LDRP-ITR, CHRUSAT, India
François Pérès, ENIT, France
Associate Editors
Mukesh Barua, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India
Carmen Carnero, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Yves Ducq, University of Bordeaux, France
Jan Frick, University of Stavanger, Norway
Angappa Gunasekaran, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, United States
Rika Ampuh Hadiguna, Andalas University, Indonesia
Nasser Hakme, United Arab Emirates
Bruce Ho, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Päivi Iskanius, University of Oulu, Finland
Harlina Jaafar, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
S.C. Koh, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Tzong-Ru Lee, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Maode Ma, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
R. A. Malairajan, Anna University Tirunelveli, India
Matti Muhos, University of Oulu, Finland
S. Nagarajan, Vickram College of Engineering, India
Christopher Nikulin, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile
Tom Page, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
Sihyun Paik, Yanbian University of Science and Technology, China
P. Parthiban, National Institute of Technology, India
Subramanian Pazhani, GlobalFoundries, United States
S. G. Ponnambalam, Monash University, Australia
M. Qureshi, King Khalid University, India
R. Rajesh, Noorul Islam University, India
Jayanthi Ranjan, Institute of Management Technology, India
M. Saravanan, VPV College of Engineering, India
Vira Shendryk, Sumy State University, Ukraine
Ponnurengam Sivakumar, Riken, Japan
Resmi Thomas, Institute of Public Enterprise, India
Katri Valkokari, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
Editorial Review Board
Helena Carvalho, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
José Contreras, INGECON, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic Of
Ivana Domazet, Institute of Economic Sciences, Serbia
Jian-Hao Feng, China
Brian Freeman, University of Guelph, Canada
Kelly Funo, Sao Paulo State University, Brazil
R. Hemachitra, Sikkim Manipal University, India
Peter Hosie, Curtin University, Australia
Sotiris Karetsos, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Zografos Konstantinos, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Paranjit Kumar, India
Jianming Liang, Arizona State University, United States
Sabariah Mohamad, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Jinsop Park, Dallas Baptist University, United States
Prantosh Kumar Paul, Raiganj University, India
Nuno Ribeiro, Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Portugal
Michele Ruta, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Janet Sanders, East Carolina University, United States
Neetu Sardana, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, India
Jayakumar Shambu, University of Stavanger, Norway
Jun Shen, University of Wollongong, Australia
Junho Shim, Sookmyung Women's University, Korea, Republic Of
S. Silvian, Saveetha University, India
Stefanos Tsiaras, Artistotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Gabriele Turconi, Italy
Robertt Valente, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Jitendra Kumar Verma, Galgotias University, India
Amy Zeng, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, United States
Bin Zhou, University of Houston-Downtown, United States


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