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Malaysian Journal of Computer Science



Volume 30, No. 4, 2017
Volume 30, No. 3, 2017
Volume 30, No. 2, 2017
Volume 30, No. 1, 2017
Volume 29, No. 4, 2016
Volume 29, No. 3, 2016
Volume 29, No. 2, 2016
Volume 29, No. 1, 2016
Volume 28, Issue 4, 2015
Volume 28, Issue 3, 2015
Volume 28, Issue 2, 2015
Volume 28, Issue 1, 2015
Volume 27, Issue 4, 2014
Volume 27, Issue 3, 2014
Volume 27, Issue 2, 2014
Volume 27, Issue 1, 2014
Volume 26, No. 4, 2013, 2013
Volume 26, No. 3, 2013, 2013
Volume 26, No. 2, 2013, 2013
Volume 26, No. 1, 2013, 2013
Volume 25, No. 4, 2012, 2012
Volume 25, No. 3, 2012, 2012
Volume 25, No. 2, 2012, 2012
Volume 25, No. 1, 2012, 2012
Volume 24, No. 4, 2011, 2011
Volume 24, No. 3, 2011, 2011
Volume 24, No. 2, 2011, 2011
Volume 24, No. 1, 2011, 2011
Volume 23, No. 3, 2010, 2010
Volume 23, Volume 23, No. 2, 2010
Volume 23, Volume 23, No. 1, 2010
Volume 22, Volume 22, No. 2, 2009
Volume 22, Volume 22, No. 1, 2009
Volume 21, Volume 21, No. 2, 2008
Volume 21, Volume 21, No. 1, 2008
Volume 20, Volume 20, No. 2, 2007
Volume 20, Volume 20, No. 1, 2007
Volume 19, Volume 19, No. 2, 2006
Volume 19, Volume 19, No. 1, 2006
Volume 18, Volume 18, No. 2, 2005
Volume 18, Volume 18, No. 1, 2005
Volume 17, Volume 17, No. 2, 2004
Volume 17, Volume 17, No. 1, 2004
Volume 16, Volume 16, No. 2, 2003
Volume 16, Volume 16, No. 1, 2003
Volume 15, Volume 15, No. 2, 2002
Volume 15, Volume 15, No. 1, 2002
Volume 14, Volume 14, No. 2, 2001
Volume 14, Volume 14, No. 1, 2001
Volume 13, Volume 13, No. 2, 2000
Volume 13, Volume 13, No. 1, 2000
Volume 12, Volume 12, No. 2, 1999
Volume 12, Volume 12, No. 1, 1999
Volume 11, Volume 11, No. 2, 1998
Volume 11, Volume 11, No. 1, 1998
Volume 10, Volume 10, No. 2, 1997
Volume 10, Volume 10, No. 1, 1997
Volume 9, Volume 9, No. 2, 1996
Volume 9, Volume 9, No. 1, 1996

OVERVIEW:

E-ISSN: ISSN 0127-9084

Print ISSN: 0127-9084

Website: http://e-journal.um.edu.my/publish/MJCS/



The Malaysian Journal of Computer Science (MJCS) is a journal published by the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya, since 1985. It is abstracted/indexed in ISI, SCOPUS and INSPEC. Over the years, the journal has gained popularity and the number of paper submissions has increased steadily. The rigorous reviews from the referees have helped in ensuring that the high standard of the journal is maintained.

The objectives are:

  • To promote exchange of information and knowledge in research work, new inventions/developments of Computer Science and on the use of Information Technology towards the structuring of an information-rich society.


  • To assist the academic staff from local and foreign universities, business and industrial sectors, government departments and academic institutions on publishing research results and studies in Computer Science and Information Technology through a scholarly publication.

 

**MJCS is indexed in the ISI/WoS
**MJCS has been accepted by Scopus (published by Elsevier) to be indexed from 2007 onwards.
EDITORIAL INFORMATION:

Editor-in-Chief : Professor Dr Abdullah Gani

Editorial Board :
Chief Editor

Professor Dr Abdullah Gani

Executive Editor
Dr Ram Gopal Raj

Associate Editor 1
Associate Professor Dr. Rodina Ahmad
Associate Professor Dr. Phang Keat Keongj
Dr. Vimala Balakrishnan
Dr. Shivakumara Palaiahnakote

Associate Editor 2
Associate Professor Dr. Maizatul Akmar Ismail
Dr. Mumtaz Begum Peer Mustafa
Dr. Aznul Qalid
Dr. Ang Tan Fong
Dr. Hamid Abdulla Jallb Al-Tulea

Editorial Board Members
Professor Dr. Loo Chu Kiong
Associate Professor Dr. Nor Aniza Abdullah
Associate Professor Dr. Teh Ying Wah
Associate Professor Dr. Zarinah Mohd Kasirun
Associate Professor Dr. Rosli Salleh
Associate Professor Dr. Ling Teck Chaw
Associate Professor Dr. Phang Keat Keong
Associate Professor Dr. Chiew Thiam Kian
Dr. Mohd Yamani Idna Idris
Dr. Mazliza Othman
Dr. Ainuddin Wahid Abdul Wahab
Dr. Hamid Abdulla Jallb Al-Tulea
Dr. Nurul Fazmidar Mohd Noor
Dr. Rukaini Abdullah
Dr. Woo Chaw Seng
Dr. Effirul Ikhwan Ramlan
Dr. Aznul Qalid
Dr. Maizatul Akmar Ismail
Dr. Kasturi Dewi Varathan
Dr. Ismail Ahmedy

Electronic Media Editor
Dr. Ang Tan Fong

Reviewers
Professor Dr Siti Salwah Bt Salim (University of Malaya)
Professor Dr Lee Sai Peck (University of Malaya)
Professor Nazim Madhavji (University of Western Ontario)
Professor Dr. Mohamed Othman (University of Putra Malaysia)
Professor Naveen Prakash (JIIT A-10 Sector 62, India)
Professor Victor M. Gonzalez (University of Manchester)
Professor Dr Roziati Zainuddin (University of Malaya)
Professor Albert Yeap Wai Kiang (Auckland University of Technology)
Professor Nigel Davies (Lancaster University)
Professor Subhash Bhalla (University of Aizu)
Professor Mark Girolami (University of Glasgow)
Professor Ewe Hong Tat (University of Tunku Abdul Rahman)
Professor Dr. Ahmed Moosajee Patel (National Malaysia University)
Professor Dr. Lim Tong Ming (Sunway University)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wan Mohd Nasir Wan Kadir (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)
Associate Professor Dr. Tan Chong Eng (Universiti Malaysia Sarawak)
Associate Professor Dr. Ow Siew Hock (University of Malaya)
Associate Professor Dr. Rodina Ahmad (University of Malaya)
Associate Professor Dr. Phang Keat Keong (University of Malaya)
Associate Professor Dr. Ling Teck Chaw (University of Malaya)
Associate Professor Dr. Farook Sattar (University of Malaya)
Associate Professor Dr. Mazleena Salleh (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)
Associate Professor Dr. Rosli Salleh (University of Malaya)
Associate Professor Dr. Zulaiha Ali Othman (National Malaysia University)
Associate Professor Dr. Mohammad Khatim Hassan (National Malaysia University)
Associate Professor Dr. Omar Bin Zakaria (National Defense University of Malaysia)
Associate Professor Dr. Ozcan Ozturk (Bilkent University)
Associate Professor Dr. Teh Ying Wah (University of Malaya)
Associate Professor Salimah Mokhtar (University of Malaya)
Associate Professor Mohd Hasan Selamat (University of Putra Malaysia)
Dr. Tan Tien Ping (Universiti Sains Malaysia)
Dr. Wong Kok Sheik (University of Malaya)
Dr. Mohamed Ziaur Rahman (University of Malaya)
Dr. Hamid Abdulla Jallb Al-Tulea (University of Malaya)
Dr. James M Noras (The University of Bradford)
Dr. P. Sellappan (Malaysia University of Science and Technology)
Dr. Mazliza Othman (University of Malaya)
Dr. Pauline Ratnasingam (University of Central Missouri)
Dr. Khoo Bee Ee (Universiti Sains Malaysia)
Dr. B.R. Matam (Aston University)
Dr. Rohiza Bt Ahmad (Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS)
Dr. Woo Chaw Seng (University of Malaya)
Dr. Karen Renaud (University of Glasgow)
Dr. Liew Soung Yue (Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman)
Dr. Akcell Chiang (University of Malaya)
Dr. Kumaresan Nallasamy (University of Malaya)
Dr. Effirul Ikhwan (University of Malaya)
Dr. Rafidah Md Noor (University of Malaya)
Dr. Chan Chee Seng (University of Malaya)
Dr. Mohd Syazwan Abdullah (Universiti Utara Malaysia)
Dr. Nor Laily Hashim (Universiti Utara Malaysia)
Dr. Gong Hock Guan (Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman)
Dr. Yap Kian Meng (Sunway University)
Dr. Ibrahim Venkat (Universiti Sains Malaysia)
Dr. Chong Zan Kai (Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman)
Dr. Seyed Reza Shahamiri (University of Malaya)
Dr. Ang Tan Fong (University of Malaya)
Dr. Liew Chee Sun (University of Malaya)
Dr. S.Hariharan, (TRP Engineering College, India)
Dr. Reza Meimandi Parizi (Taylor\'s University)
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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES :

Information for Authors
Submission of Manuscript

1. The Malaysian Journal of Computer Science (MJCS) publishes original articles based on professional policies, practices, principles and progress in the field of information and communication technologies. Paper can be submitted to MJCS throughout the year, to the following email address: editormjcs@um.edu.my. Other modes of submissions will no longer be entertained (ONLINE SUBMISSION VIA THE SUBMISSION SYSTEM ARE NOT ACCEPTED). Maximum submission file size is 2 Mega Bytes.

2. Each submitted manuscript will be evaluated by one or more reviewer (s) on accuracy, originality of its technical/scientific contribution, quality and relevance. A manuscript may be accepted, returned for revision or rejected. The contact author of each paper will be notified of the result within four to nine months of the submission date.

3. The reviewer(s) is (are) not responsible to edit poorly prepared papers. In order to avoid any embarrassment to authors, any undue burden for reviewers or editors, or any loss of time and effort, the authors are advised to engage competent colleagues to perform a thorough preliminary review before sending the papers to MJCS.

4. The author assumes full responsibility for the content of his/her article. He/she must ensure the accuracy of all data, statements and references. He/she also needs to ensure that the manuscript he/she submits to this journal is original and has never been published before.

5. Upon acceptance of the manuscript, the author is required to submit a camera-ready manuscript.

6. A complimentary copy will be distributed to the author whose manuscript(s) is (are) published in this journal.


Style of Manuscript

1. Manuscript must be written in English and prepared on A4-size paper with 3 cm, 2.5 cm, 2.5 cm and 2 cm margins from the top, bottom, left and right respectively. The manuscript must be prepared in Microsoft Word .doc format.

2. Centred at the top of the first page of a manuscript should be the complete title of the manuscript, full name(s) of author(s), affiliation(s), mailing and email address(es). This is followed by the abstract under the heading ABSTRACT (left-justified in italic, Times New Roman, 10 points), not exceeding 15 lines, keywords under the heading Keywords: (not more than eight keywords, in bold and italic, Times New Roman, 10 points) and followed by the text. The text should be typed and single-spaced, using a font similar to the one used in this text (Times New Roman, 10 points). Paragraphs should be separated by double spacing. The author(s) email address(es) are preferably official email address(es) associated with the affiliation(s).

3. A table or figure and the corresponding text should be placed on the same page. Otherwise it may be placed on the immediate following page. Its size should be smaller than the typed area.

4. A figure or photo should be labeled with “Fig.” and a table with “Table”. It must be assigned Arabic numerals as figure or table number; the figure number and caption should be placed below the figure, and the table number and caption should be placed on top of the table. The first letter of the caption should be in capital letter. Figures and tables should be placed in the middle of the page between left and right margins. Reference to the figure in the text should use “Fig.” instead of “Figure”.


5. Sections and subsections should be numbered and titled as 1.0, 2.0, etc. and 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2.1, etc. respectively. Capital letters should be used for the section titles. For subsections, the first letter of each word should be in capital letter, followed by small letters.

6. Each manuscript should not exceed 20 pages including figures and tables. Do not paginate.

7. References should be noted with numbers [1], [2], [3], etc. at the right of the corresponding part of the text. The numbers should be the same as the references listed at the end of the manuscript under the heading REFERENCES (left-justified).

Reference to articles in periodicals should take the form: initial(s) and name(s) of author(s), title (within quotes “ ”), title of journal (in italic), volume number, issue number, year published and page numbers.
Reference to conference proceedings/reports should take the form: initial(s) and name(s) of author(s), title (within quotes “ ”), name of conference in full (in italic), venue and date held, volume number (if any)/report number and page numbers.

Reference to books should take the form: initial(s) and name(s) of author(s), title of book (in italic), edition (if any), place of publication, publisher and year published. Indicate chapters/page numbers where relevant.
Use Vol., No., ed. and pp. to indicate volume number, issue number, edition and page numbers respectively.

Examples are given below:

REFERENCES

[1] L. Bernstein, “Get The Design Right”. IEEE Software, Vol. 10, No. 5, September 1993, pp. 61-63.
[2] Z. Razak, “The Internet Global Villages”, in Using IT to Build a Better Future Conference, Kuala Lumpur, 3 October 1995.
[3] J. Y. Halpern et al., “Fault-Tolerant Clock Synchronisation”, in Proceedings of the Third Annual ACM Symposium: Principles of Distributed Computing, New York, ACM, 1984, pp. 89-102.
[4] R. S. Pressman, Software Engineering: A Practitioner’s Approach. McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1987.


8. The biography section should give the profiles of each author including name, academic achievements, affiliations to professional bodies, working experience, etc. within 100 words at the end of the manuscript. It should be placed below the references under the heading BIOGRAPHY (left-justified) and leaving a double spacing in between.

9. The Editor reserves the right to edit/format the manuscript to maintain a consistent style.


Copyright

It is a condition of publication that manuscripts submitted to the journal have not been published, accepted for publication, nor simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. By submitting a manuscript, the author(s) agree that copyright for the article is transferred to the publisher, if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication.

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