Journal of
Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics

ISSN: 1690-4524 (Online)

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Editorial Advisory Board's Chair
William Lesso

Nagib C. Callaos

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Zooming in, Zooming Out: A Framework for Hierarchical Genetic Algorithms
Jennifer Seitzer
(pages: 1-5)

Perceptions of Electronic Health Records in Mississippi
Jennifer L. Styron, Barry Cumbie
(pages: 6-12)

A Problem-Solving Approach to Teaching Creativity for Engineering and Other Disciplines
Chelsey Bradford, Zachary Balgeman, Fernando Aguilar, Sami Khorbotly, Mark M. Budnk
(pages: 13-17)

Measurement of Flow Properties of Mammalian Blood with Different Hematocrit Values Using Falling Needle Rheometer
Takamasa Suzuki, Sadao Araki, Hideki Yamamoto, Kimito Kawamura, Hiroko Aida, Dominik Bernitzky, Roberto Plasenzotti
(pages: 18-20)

New FACTS Equipment in an Enhanced Version of Smart Grids. The Magnetic Gate
Julio Enrique Posada C.
(pages: 21-25)

Analysis of Air Flow Past and through the 2415-3S Airfoil for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle with Internal Propulsion System
Luis D. Mendoza, Jirí Nožicka
(pages: 26-31)

Cognitive Analytics: A Step Towards Tacit Knowledge?
Fred A. Maymir-Ducharme, Lee A. Angelelli
(pages: 32-38)

Comparison of Alternative Processes for Support Decisions
Manuel Martínez-Álvarez, Sandra-Dinora Orantes-Jiménez, Graciela Vázquez-Álvarez
(pages: 39-46)

Extensive Investigations on Bio-Inspired Trust and Reputation Model over Hops Coefficient Factor in Distributed Wireless Sensor Networks
Vinod Kumar Verma
(pages: 47-52)

Water Quantity Prediction Using Least Squares Support Vector Machines (LS-SVM) Method
Nian Zhang, Charles Williams, Pradeep Behera
(pages: 53-58)

Specification of Requirements for Visually Impaired Persons in Services in Transportation Electronic Information System
Michal Jerabek, Jan Krcal, Tomas Zelinka
(pages: 59-63)

Telematics System dedicated for Provisioning of On-Line Information about Predicted Occupancy of Highway Parking Areas
Tomas Zelinka, Michal Jerabek, Martin Srotyr, Zdenek Lokaj, Petr Kumpost
(pages: 64-68)

Insights from Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games to Enhance Gamification in Education
Alireza Tavakkoli, Donald Loffredo, Mark Ward Sr.
(pages: 69-78)

Evaluation of Uncertainty on the Stages of Business Cycle: Implementation of Quantum Principles
Anna Svirina, Elena Parfenova, Elena Shurkina
(pages: 79-85)

The Major Milestones to Constitute SINTONÍA, an Institute for Collaboration (IFC)
Judith Cortés Zurita, José Pablo Nuño
(pages: 86-90)





A Visual Cryptography Based Watermark Technology for Individual and Group Images

Azzam Sleit, Adel Abusitta

The ease by which digital information can be duplicated and distributed has led to the need for effective copyright protection tools. Various techniques including watermarking have been introduced in attempt to address these growing concerns. Most watermarking algorithms call for a piece of information to be hidden directly in media content, in such a way that it is imperceptible to a human observer, but detectable by a computer. This paper presents an improved cryptographic watermark method based on Hwang and Naor-Shamir [1, 2] approaches. The technique does not require that the watermark pattern to be embedded in to the original digital image. Verification information is generated and used to validate the ownership of the image or a group of images. The watermark pattern can be any bitmap image. Experimental results show that the proposed method can recover the watermark pattern from the marked image (or group of images) even if major changes are reflected on the original digital image or any member of the image group such as rotation, scaling and distortion.

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