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Announcements
11 January 2021

Special Issue

"New Trends in the Deep Learning-based Solutions for Biomedical Applications"

Special Issue Guest Editors:

  1. Lead guest editor: Prof. Dr. Kemal Polat, Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bolu, Turkey.
  2. Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 9107 - 116 Street, Edmonton, T6G 2V4, Alberta, Canada
  3. Guest Editor: Dr. Şaban Öztürk, Amasya University, Amasya, Turkey.
  4. Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Victor Hugo C. de Albuquerque, University of Fortaleza, Graduate Program in Applied (PPGIA); Laboratory of Bioinformatics (LABIO), Fortaleza - CE, Brazil

The development of technology and the contribution of technological solutions to almost every aspect of human life ensure an increase in societies' living standards and expectations. While the developments in the field of industry increase the societies' consumption quality, the life expectancy of the societies also increases. For this reason, it did not take long for high technology, such as artificial intelligence, to enter the medical field. Today, many institutions in the field of health actively benefit from the possibilities of artificial intelligence. Deep learning is the most striking version of artificial intelligence today. This artificial intelligence architecture, which is actively used in the literature for the solution of almost all problems, is very effective in the medical field. This special issue awaits papers that include deep learning-based solutions to problems in the medical domain.

Topics include the following:

  • Deep learning for medical image classification
  • Deep learning for medical image segmentation
  • Deep learning for medical image analysis
  • Deep learning for cell tracking
  • Deep learning for medical signal processing
  • Deep learning for medical image or signal pre-processing
  • Deep learning for medical data retrieval
  • Big medical data

etc.

The special issue also welcomes high-quality survey and tutorial papers on these and related topics.

All papers will go through a rigorous peer-review process and automated plagiarism checks. Papers must be formatted according to the specifications and limits of the Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. The journal is Science Citation Index - Expanded (SCI-E) and (non-paid) open access.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline: April 15, 2021

Rejection/Revision notification to authors:  May 15, 2021

Revision submissions due: June 15, 2021

Acceptance notification to authors: July 15, 2021

Publication of accepted papers: This SI will be published in 2021.

28 December 2020

Special Issue

“Geothermal Energy for Sustainable Development”

Special Issue Guest Editor

Prof. Dr. Alper BABA, İzmir Institute of Technology, TURKEY

Prof. Dr. Dornadula CHANDRASEKHARAM, Indian Institute of Technology, INDIA

 

The Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences is published electronically 6 times a year by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK). It is an international English-language journal for the publication of significant original recent research in a wide spectrum of topics in the earth sciences. All manuscripts must be submitted electronically via the internet through the online system for TÜBİTAK journals at http://online.journals.tubitak.gov.tr. This journal is included in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-E) since 2004, free submission and publication and open access.

Dear Colleagues,

CO2 emissions from fossil fuels based power plants become a great issue globally due to its influence on the climate.  Countries have been developing strategies to reduce emissions by adopting the energy mix. Geothermal energy is making tremendous progress in all countries due to its positive impact on the environment. Hydrothermal systems, today, are able to generate greater than 60000 MWe. In recent years great advances have been made in geothermal exploration, drilling, reservoir engineering and modelling, and direct applications. Geothermal energy is being promoted for food security in certain MENA countries.  In addition to hydrothermal exploration, extraction of heat from deep geothermal systems is gaining importance due to tremendous advancements made in drilling technology, fracture propagation, and creating heat exchangers in granites. CO2 is being used as the medium to extract heat from high heat generating granites. In the light of this tremendous progress being made in geothermal energy systems, a special issue on geothermal energy for sustainable development is being proposed to understand the current role of geothermal energy in sustainable development.

 

This special issue in the Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences is devoted to recent findings on “Geothermal Energy for Sustainable Development” to make a substantial contribution to knowledge gaps in understanding of geothermal resources and their innovative application.

Topics will be included in this issue related to hydrothermal systems, exploration, and assessment, direct application of geothermal energy, nonconventional geothermal systems, and challenges in reservoir development, enhanced geothermal systems (EGS), water-rock interaction, heat extraction fluids from deep reservoirs, induced seismicity.

 

Key words: Hydrothermal systems, geothermal energy, geothermal reservoir, water-rock interaction, enhanced geothermal systems (EGS), seismicity.

 

Important dates:

Manuscript Due

May 15, 2021

First Round of Reviews

August 15, 2021

Publication Date

November 1, 2021

 

17 December 2020

Call for Contributions to a Special Issue of Turkish Journal of Botany

PLANT ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE: FROM MOLECULAR TO ECOSYTEM LEVELS

 

Guest Editors

  • Prof. Dr. İsmail Türkan, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Ege University, İzmir, Turkey (Email: ismail.turkan@ege.edu.tr)
  • Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Kudoh, Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University, Otsu, Japan, (Email:kudoh@ecology.kyoto-u.ac.jp )

 

Adaptation, special genetical features evoked during long evolutionary history, enables organisms to survive in very diverse environments ranging from freezing tundra to burning desert ecosystems on Earth. Accordingly, plants have also different sets of adaptive traits which allow them to live in a particular place or a specific habitat. Their structural and functional characteristics are reflections of long-lasting evolutionary adaptations to the prevalent biotic and abiotic factors in their habitats. Hence, a sudden shift in these factors caused by current climate change may have catastrophic effects not only on plant distribution and survival, but also on agricultural and environmental sustainability and food security, species existence, and conservation of biodiversity. Lowered plant welfare will inevitably lead to a remarkable decrease in natural and agricultural productivity, an increase in greenhouse-gas emissions and degradations of human welfare and livelihoods. Hence, in the face of persistent and worsening climate change; (1) how adaptive morphological, anatomical, physiological and molecular evolutionary patterns, phenotypic plasticity and gene flow will interact to influence population persistence and (2) an understanding the causes and dynamics of natural distribution limits in plants deserve an utmost importance to be highlighted and evaluated  in both basic and applied areas of plant biology. 

By considering these facts, in this special issue, a theme entitled  “Plant Adaptation to Climate Change: From Molecular to Ecosystem Levels”, as a novel understanding, has been chosen and highlighted. Hence, we cordially invite researchers working in the field to submit their review papers and original research articles associated with “all aspects of plant adaptation under changing climate” to this special issue in Turkish Journal of Botany.

 The topics of the issue covers following subtopics:

- morphological adaptations

- anatomy and ultrastructural changes

- physiological adaptations

- photosynthesis

- biochemical adaptations

- molecular responses and underlying mechanisms

- short and long term adaptive phenotypic plasticity and its role to sustain populations

- genetics of phenotypic plasticity

- growth, development, cellular and molecular activities

- plant biotic and abiotic stress responses

- possible threats on genetic  and species diversity

- the genetic basis of plant adaptation to climate change

- the role of gene flow to facilitate adaptive responses to climate change

- effects of climate change in species interactions

-the response of communities and diverse ecosystems to climate change

- ecological processes

 

For review and opinion papers, please discuss a tentative outline with the editors of the special issue. Article will be published online following acceptance. The deadline for contributions is August 2021 whereas target date for the printed issue to be published is November 2021.

17 December 2020

Call for Contributions to a Special Issue of Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences

Advances on Blockchains and Applications

Guest Editors

  • Alptekin Küpçü, Koç University, Turkey
  • Anwitaman Datta, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Payman Mohassel, Facebook, USA

Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences calls for papers on the Special Issue on Advances on Blockchains and Applications.

Topics include the following:
- Blockchain data analytics
- Blockchain simulators
- Blockchain systems
- Cryptographic protocols for blockchains
- Distributed consensus for blockchains
- Lightweight blockchain designs for Internet of Things or Edge/Fog Computing
- Privacy on blockchains
- Scalability of permissioned or permissionless blockchain systems
- Smart contracts and cryptocurrencies
- Secure blockchain designs
- Security for blockchain applications

The special issue also welcomes high-quality survey and tutorial papers on these and related topics.

All papers will go through a rigorous peer-review process and automated plagiarism checks. Papers must be formatted according to the specifications and limits of the Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. The journal is Science Citation Index - Expanded (SCI-E) and (non-paid) open access.

IMPORTANT DATES
Submission deadline: 31 March 2021
Rejection/Revision notification to authors: 31 May 2021
Revision submissions due: 30 June 2021
Acceptance notification to authors: 31 July 2021
Publication of accepted papers: September 2021

17 December 2020

Call for Contributions to a Special Issue of Turkish Journal of Zoology

Biological Control of Insect Pests

Guest Editors

  • Dr. Selcuk Hazır, Aydın Adnan Menderes University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology, Aydin-Turkey (Email: shazir@adu.edu.tr )
  • Dr. David Shapiro-Ilan, SE Fruit and Tree Nut Research Unit, Byron, GA-USA (Email: David.Shapiro@usda.gov)

 

Agricultural and horticultural crops are attacked by a wide variety of insect pests resulting in severe economic losses. Insect pests cause crop damage through direct injury to plants as well as through the transmission of fungal, bacterial or viral diseases.

Humans have traditionally performed insect control in agriculture and forestry by using chemical insecticides. However, other methods exist such as cultural control, trapping and biological control. 

Although chemical insecticides can be highly effective, nearly all of them have the potential to significantly alter ecosystems, many are toxic to humans and/or other non-target organisms, and some become concentrated as they spread along the food chain.

 

Biological control or biocontrol is a method of controlling pests such as insects, mites, weeds and plants diseases using other organisms. Biological control includes the use of predators, parasitoids, pathogens, and competitors or other natural mechanisms, and typically also involves an active human management role. Biocontrol can be an important component of integrated pest management (IPM) programs.

This special issue of Turkish Journal of Zoology will focus on the “Biological Control of Insect Pests”. For review and opinion papers, please discuss a tentative outline with the editors of the special issue. Articles will be published online following acceptance. The deadline for contributions is April 2021, whereas the target date for the special issue to be available online is June 2021.

The Turkish Journal of Zoology is an international Open Access journal with  5-Year Impact Factor: 0.814. The Turkish Journal of Zoology is indexed or abstracted by a wide variety of sources such as Biological Abstracts (Online), BIOSIS Previews, Science Citation Index Expanded, Web of Science, Zoological Record Online, etc.

For more information please visit journal webpage (https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/index.htm)

20 July 2020

Call for Contributions to a Special Issue of Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry

 

Remote and proximal sensing for mapping in-field leaf chlorophyll content and monitoring crop growth, development, health, and yields

 

Guest Editors

  • Dr. Ephrem Habyarimana, Chief Scientist at CREA Research Center for Cereal and Industrial Crops, via di Corticella 133, 40128 Bologna, Italy (Email: ephrem.habyarimana@crea.gov.it)
  • Dr. Faheem Shehzad Baloch, Department of Field Crops, Faculty of Agricultural and Natural Science, Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University, Bolu 14030, Turkey (Email: balochfaheem13@gmail.com)

 

Genotypic and spatial information on crop’s leaf chlorophyll concentration can be used for plant nursery screening in the process of crop improvement, and is central for monitoring plant health, productivity and managing nutrient optimization programs in agricultural systems. Quantifying chlorophyll in plants leaves is also vital to understanding plants response to climate change and other biotic and abiotic adversities across diverse plant ecosystems. The chlorophyll are the main key molecules in this area of research as they display intrinsic properties that facilitate the conversion of absorbed solar irradiance into stored chemical energy, and are therefore associated with the plant photosynthetic capacity and primary productivity.

Remote and proximal sensing offer a means for measuring genotypic chlorophyll content and in-field mapping of plant chlorophyll content over a variety of spatial and temporal scales. This Special Issue is going to help garner state-of-the-art research and technologies to retrieve and model the chlorophyll that existed in plants at the leaf and canopy levels across a variety of agricultural settings for several applications, particularly in crop breeding and precision agriculture.  

We welcome research works on chlorophyll content retrieval approaches using different tools and parametric and non-parametric algorithms, including machine learning and artificial intelligence to solve current challenges associated with chlorophyll retrieval and mapping using remote and proximal sensing technologies. Both theoretical and application-oriented studies are invited. Information can be derived from several tools including but not limited to handheld and field-bound sensors, uncrewed aerial vehicles (drones), operational satellites such as Sentinel-2 constellations and other hyperspectral missions.

For review and opinion papers, please discuss a tentative outline with the editors of the special issue. Article will be published online following acceptance. The deadline for contributions is June 2021 whereas target date for the printed issue to be published is October 2021.

06 July 2020

Call for Contributions to a Special Issue of Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry

 

Genome Editing Technologies in Agriculture and Forestry; Utilizations, Current Achievements, Regulatory Framework and Future Prospects

Guest Editors

  • Dr. Goetz Hensel, Head Center for Plant Genome Engineering, Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Heinrich Heine University, Duesseldorf, Germany (Email: goetz.hensel@hhu.de)
  • Dr. Allah Bakhsh, Department of Agricultural Genetic Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies, Nigde Omer Halisdemir University, Nigde, Turkey (Email: abthebest@gmail.com)

 

The genome editing tools such as Zinc finger nucleases (ZFNs), transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs), CRISPR/Cas9 (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat/CRISPR-associated nuclease 9), and its variants, have been used widely in the last decade to precisely manipulate plant genomes. They provide after induction of a double-strand break the opportunity to delete/insert or exchange single or multiple nucleotides in a targeted, predefined fashion. Alternatively they provide with their RNA/DNA-binding capacity tools to visualize, activate or repress gene function by fusion with respective protein domains. We invite contributions from fellow researchers for a special issue regarding applications of genome editing technologies, their current regulatory status and future prospects in the area of agriculture and forestry. The special issue intends to provide an update on this highly dynamic field. Contributions are invited as research papers, review articles and opinion papers which includes the regulatory status of genome edited crops in different countries.

Over time, genome editing technologies especially CRISPR/Cas have become more popular, mainly due to its ease of cloning, higher mutation rates and more opportunities in minimizing the off-targets. The use of these technologies is imperative in that the climate is changing globally and to meet food security challenges limited by ecological, environmental and agricultural factors. However, in many countries there is still debate over whether particular genome edited (GE) crops with similar modifications as introduced by conventional breeding methods should be given the same status as GMOs. Many scientists do consider CRISPR gene editing tools as the fastest technology for improving crops with precision. Nevertheless, in several countries, all GE crops are considered as GMOs by their legislation.

Although genome editing technologies allow scientists to accelerate crop improvement, however there are still considerable technical barriers including tissue culture dependent plant transformation (delivery method of programmable endonucleases), an efficient guide RNA designing algorithms and validations of newly developed genome-editing tools in plants etc. This special issue will focus on the following topics.

  • Efficient and reproducible DNA delivery methods for crop plants and trees genome editing (Agrobacterium, particle bombardment, plant viruses, and carbon nanotubes/cell penetrating peptides - etc)
  • Methods to improve the on-target efficiency and accuracy of plant genome editing
  • Methods to interfere with the repair machinery of the plants
  • Risks and safety consideration of genome edited crops and trees
  • Regulatory issues concerning genome editing technologies. Review or opinion papers are invited that give an overview about the actual situation and expected evolution in this area.

For review and opinion papers, please discuss a tentative outline with the editors of the special issue. Article will be published online following acceptance. The deadline for contributions is June 2021 whereas target date for the printed issue to be published is December 2021.