Volume 1

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Issue 1

A Unique One-Time Password Table Sequence Pattern Authentication: Application to Bicol University Union of Federated Faculty Association, Inc. (BUUFFAI) eVoting System [pdf]
Benedicto B. Balilo Jr., Technological Institute of the Philippines, Philippines
Bobby D. Gerardo, West Visayas State University, Philippines
Ruji P. Medina Dean, Technological Institute of the Philippines Graduate Programs, Philippines
Yungcheol Byun, Faculty of Telecommunications and Computer Engineering, Cheju National University, South Korea
International Journal of Computing Sciences Research, Volume 1, Number 1, XX-XX.
(doi in progress)
Published online: July 6, 2017

Abstract

Purpose – Electronic Voting System (EVS) is a type of voting program that deals primarily with the selection, the casting of votes with embedded security mechanism that detects errors, and the tamper-proof election of results done through the use of an electronic system. It can include optical scan, specialized voting kiosks and Internet voting approach. Most organizations have difficulties when it comes to voting and the Bicol University Union of Federated Faculty Association Incorporated (BUUFFAI) is not an exception. Some of the problems involved include convenience, cost, geographical location of the polling precinct, and voting turnouts.

Method – This study extends the scope of the current BUUFFAI eVoting system to address such issues and to eliminate inconvenience both to the faculty voters and the facilitators. This voting scheme used an algorithmic OTP scheme based on table sequence pattern schedule that randomly generates an XY coordinate unique to voters that will be sent to voter registered email address.

Results – This study addressed the security requirements and maintained election procedures with confidentiality, integrity and availability.

Keywords – electronic voting system, one-time password

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Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Serious Game Designed to Inform Users on Environmental Issues [pdf]
Argomer S. Alcid,  Leonard Benjamin P. Bandril , Anfernee E. De Guzman, Lance Jasper C. Lopez
University of the East, Philippines
International Journal of Computing Sciences Research, Volume 1, Number 1, XX-XX.
https://dx.doi.org/10.25147/ijcsr.2017.001.1.01
Published online: June 26, 2017

Abstract

Purpose  – This study presented the results of each stage of the analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation (ADDIE) of a game designed to inform users on environmental issues. The game was named “Juan’s Kart” that aimed to teach players about waste segregation.

Method – The analysis phase involved the conceptualization of a game and the determination of its design dimension. The design phase entailed development of game design guidelines, identification of hardware and software requirements specifications, and actual development of the game. The developed game was uploaded in Google Play. Four hundred respondents evaluated the game.

Results – The game received favorable ratings from the respondents.

Contributions – Thus, the game was successfully developed. It may be utilized as a training tool and its effectiveness may be investigated.

Research Implications – Recommendations to improve the game were also presented.

Keywords – ADDIE, game design, Juan’s Kart, segregation, serious game

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Computer Self-efficacy and Its Relationship with Web Portal Usage: Evidence from the University of the East  [pdf]
Rex P. Bringula, Julius Jan Sarmiento, Roselle Basa
University of the East, Philippines
International Journal of Computing Sciences Research, Volume 1, Number 1, XX-XX.
https://dx.doi.org/10.25147/ijcsr.2017.001.1.02
Published online: June 26, 2017

Abstract

Purpose – The University of the East Web Portal is an academic, web-based system that provides educational electronic materials and e-learning services. To fully optimize its usage, it is imperative to determine the factors that relate to its usage. Thus, this study, to determine the computer self-efficacy of the faculty members of the University of the East and its relationship with their web portal usage, was conceived.

Method – Using a validated questionnaire, the profile of the respondents, their computer self-efficacy, and web portal usage were gathered.

Results – Data showed that the respondents were relatively young (M = 40 years old), majority had master’s degree (f = 85, 72%), most had been using the web portal for four semesters (f = 60, 51%), and the large part were intermediate web portal users (f = 69, 59%). They were highly skilled in using the computer (M = 4.29) and skilled in using the Internet (M = 4.28). E-learning services (M = 3.29) and online library resources (M = 3.12) were only used occasionally. Pearson correlation revealed that age was positively correlated with online library resources (r = 0.267, p < 0.05) and a negative relationship existed between perceived skill level in using the portal and online library resources usage (r = -0.206, p < 0.05). A 2×2 χ2 revealed that the highest educational attainment had a significant relationship with online library resources (χ2 = 5.489, df = 1, p < 0.05). Basic computer (r = 0.196, p < 0.05) and Internet skills (r = 0.303, p < 0.05) were significantly and positively related with e-learning services usage but not with online library resources usage.

Research Implication – Other individual factors such as attitudes towards the web portal and anxiety towards using the web portal can be investigated.

Keywords – computer skills, Internet skills, portal usage, self-efficacy, web portal


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Fundamental Requirements for Smartphone Commercial Applications Development for Arabic Societies: Evidence from Three Gulf Cooperation Council States [pdf]
Adel A. Bahaddad
Faculty of Computing and IT, King Abdulaziz University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
International Journal of Computing Sciences Research, Volume 1, Number 1, XX-XX.
(doi in progress)
Published online: July 6, 2017

Abstract

Purpose  – This study focuses on the requirements of commercial applications in the Arabic region, specifically in three Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states, which are Saudi Arabia (KSA), Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Method – It used quantitative survey to collect the opinion of the target audience in KSA, Qatar, and UAE.

Results – Identifying commercial application requirements in this study is necessary for two main reasons: first, current studies that present requirements are lacking; second, studies in this field vary from one region to another and from one community to another. Thus, identifying the requirements according to specific communities in this study will enable the broad use of the applications.

 Contributions – The results provide 20 fundamental functions that should be included in m-commerce applications to be acceptable in Arabic society, as they may contribute to developing the mechanism of creating and designing smartphone commercial applications in developing companies. These functions are divided into three main parts; namely, technical, organisational and social functions.

Research Implications – These functions are influenced by various stakeholders such as consumers, sellers, and application designers. These three parties are the main decision makers about how to design the m-commerce application functions.

Keywords:  commercial application, GCC, m-commerce, questionnaire survey, target characteristics

 


Issue 2

HAYBOL: An Android-Based Apartment Locator Application

Mark Lloyd Lester S ConsignadoCollege of Computer Studies, Laguna State Polytechnic University
Mark Lesther A VelascoCollege of Computer Studies, Laguna State Polytechnic University
Aladdin Paolo A SanvictoresCollege of Computer Studies, Laguna State Polytechnic University
Archieval M JainCollege of Computer Studies, Laguna State Polytechnic University
Francis F BalahadiaCollege of Computer Studies, Laguna State Polytechnic University

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E-Participation: Community Involvement Level Related to Different Services of Local Government Unit Officials

Francis F Balahadia, Graduate Studies University of the East, Laguna State Polytechnic University
Wellanie M Molino,
Graduate Studies, University of the East
Joel M Bawica,
Graduate Studies University of the East, Laguna State Polytechnic University
Irish C Juanatas,
Graduate Studies University of the East
Henry Dyke Balmeo,
Graduate Studies University of the East
Melvin A Ballera,
Graduate Studies University of the East

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Centralized Learning and Assessment Tool for Department of Education – Division of Laguna’s Araling Panlipunan Subjects

Jennilyn Q. Mauricio, College of Computer Studies, Laguna State Polytechnic University, Philippines
Keith Bryan I. Cagayan, College of Computer Studies, Laguna State Polytechnic University, Philippines
James Russell M. Serrano, College of Computer Studies, Laguna State Polytechnic University, Philippines
Francis F. Balahadia, College of Computer Studies, Laguna State Polytechnic University, Philippines
For-Ian V. Sandoval, College of Computer Studies, Laguna State Polytechnic University, Philippines

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Software Quality: Assessment on the Organizational, Technological and User-related Determinants in the Philippine Setting
(accepted article)

Jerhmie James Austria Zacarias, University of Santo Tomas Graduate School

Purpose – This mixed method descriptive study aimed to show the impact of external Organizational, Technological and User-related factors on software quality. It also assessed the strength of association between these factors and software quality attributes.

Method – Toward this goal, data from 405 employees of member companies of the Philippines Software Industry Association (PSIA), together with Emerson Electric Asia and NGA Human Resources were analyzed.

Results – The results showed that values of sampling adequacy Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin (KMO) for organizational, technological and user-related determinants are higher than the standard, indicating a good and reliable sample size. The exploratory factors were selected through series of Monte Carlo PCA for parallel analysis on which three components were extracted and retained from each group of determinants that best represented the factors. Organizational determinants of software quality retained “Company Culture”, “Time Resource” and “Process Management”. User-related determinants retained “Level of User Involvement”, “User Resistance to Change” and “User’s training on Systems”. Technological determinants retained “Input-Output Services”, “Type of Database Model Used” and “Network Reliability”. Results of logistic regression then showed that organizational, user-related and technological determinants are strongly associated with software quality presented in five attributes: reliability, maintainability, ease of use, relevance, and usefulness.

Implications – This study is by far the first in the Philippines and is very relevant as the country is slowly becoming a global titan in the Business Process Outsource business. The results obtained are beneficial for senior management to devise software quality improvement programs to align IT strategies to business strategies thus, having an IT enabled business strategy.

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