International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals (IJHCITP)

New trends on Information and Communication Technologies for Resource Management

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International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals (IJHCITP)

New trends on Information and Communication Technologies for Resource Management


Information and Communication Technologies for resources management in production environments have become in key components of any enterprise organization, offering them remarkable impacts on production operations in terms of both productivity and efficiency. For this reason, new ways of management of production environments through Information and Communication Technologies are emerging in order to improve the quality of products and services, optimize production process times, and serve as support in decision-making, among other benefits. From this perspective, Information Technologies (IT) are playing an increasingly crucial role in the industry to face the challenges of an increasingly competitive market, which in turn is driving research into finding ever better technological solutions.

The emergence of the new trends on Information and Communication Technologies and its gradual adoption by industries has favored the generation of increasingly efficient production systems than with the Internet of Things (IoT), and new Information and Communication Technologies have given rise to the so-called “Industry 4.0”. However, while the very nature of the Information and Communication Technologies offers promising solutions that can potentially transform the resource management in production environments, the adoption and implementation of this type of systems is still hindered by issues, which are both technical as well interdisciplinary.

Under this context, the Information and Communication Technologies drive improvements for the resource management in production environments of the organizations, offering them several benefits such as: standard data models for Knowledge representation, ease the interoperability and integration among systems as well as development of knowledge-based systems, recommender systems and decision support systems, to mention but a few.

In the production environments domain, the resource management is becoming critical. From decision support systems for real-time order management in production environments, to increasing energy efficiency in such environments, since there is an increasing need of monitoring, planning, data analytics, knowledge management, integration and interoperability among systems; as well as the generation of recommendations as alternatives to solve concurrent problems in organizations.

Moreover, due to the huge amount of information resources which must be managed, it seems clear the need of researching and develop Information and Communication Technologies with high levels of security, trust, quality and speed. That is why, some efforts have been done in order to the resource management in production environments.

Taking into account the emerging necessity of an intelligent, distributed and self-aware environment for resource management, this special issue looks for collecting the main approaches for the research and development of Information systems in the production environments domain, as well as the principal methods, techniques and standards for leveraging the Information and Communication Technologies as a key-driver of the organizational growth as part of emerging Industry 4.0.

The aim of this Special Issue is to investigate trends among innovative and high-quality research regarding the implementation of conceptual frameworks, strategies, techniques, methodologies, informatics platforms and models applying new perspectives for developing Information and Communication Systems for resource management.

Possible topics for research papers include, but are not limited to, the following topics: :

- Human resource management systems
- Intelligent data analysis
- Operations management
- ICT in project management
- ICT in human resource management applied to industry
- Recruiting/Learning management
- Web-Based and Mobile Resources Management Systems
- Data visualization and analytics
- Resource Automation processes
- Enterprise Resource Management

Submission Guidelines and Other Considerations

Papers submitted must not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication in other journals, though they may represent significant extensions of prior work. All submitted papers will undergo a rigorous peer-review process (with at least two reviewers) that will consider programmatic relevance, scientific quality, significance, originality, style and clarity. The acceptance process will focus on papers that address original scientific contributions in the form of theoretical and experimental research and case studies applying new trends on Information and Communication Technologies for resource management in production environments. Also, an abstract submission is mandatory to allow editors the assignment of the most suitable reviewers for each paper. Thus, authors willing to submit a paper to this Special Issue must contact the Lead Guest Editor before January 15, 2018 via email, specifying the title of the paper, the type of submission (regular paper or work in progress), and including the paper’s abstract.

Before submitting a paper, authors must carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines. Prospective authors should send an electronic copy of their complete manuscript via email to the Lead Guest Editor according to the following timeline:

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: January 15, 2018
Manuscript Submission Deadline: February 15, 2018
Notification of review: April 15, 2018
Revision due: June 15, 2018
Notification of Final Acceptance: August 15, 2018
Camera-ready paper: September 15, 2018
Publication: To be defined

Lead Guest Editor

José Luis Sánchez-Cervantes

CONACYT-Instituto Tecnológico de Orizaba

Oriente 9 #82 Emiliano Zapata, Orizaba, Veracruz, México. C.P. 94320.
Phone. (+52) 272 7257056.

Guest Editors

Giner Alor-Hernández , Ph.D.

Division of Research and Postgraduate Studies, Instituto Tecnológico de Orizaba,

Oriente 9 #82 Emiliano Zapata, Orizaba, Veracruz, México. C.P. 94320.
Phone. (+52) 272 7257056.

Jorge Luis García-Alcaraz, Ph.D.

Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez,

Av. del Charro 450 N, 32310, Ciudad Juárez, México
Phone. (+52) 688 – 2100 ext. 5433.

Jezreel Mejia Miranda, Ph.D.

Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas CIMAT Unidad Zacatecas, México

Av. Universidad # 222 Fraccionamiento La Loma, C.P. 98068, Zacatecas, Zac. México