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  • Social workers and alienation: the compassionate self and the disappointed juggler. 

    Yuill, Chris (Policy Press https://doi.org/10.1332/204986018X15388225375247, 2018-10-20)
    YUILL, C. 2018. Social workers and alienation: the compassionate self and the disappointed juggler. Critical and radical social work [online], 6(3), pages 275-289. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1332/204986018X15388225375247
    British social work has been undergoing a series of radical transformations from the 1980s onwards. The main shift has been a move away from the parochial professionalism of the 1970s to a profession that is being constantly ...
  • The social, political and legal aspects of text and data mining (TDM). 

    Brock, Michelle; Murray-Rust, Peter; Oppenheim, Charles (Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI) http://dx.doi.org/10.1045/november14-brook, 2014-11)
    BROCK, M., MURRAY-RUST, P. and OPPENHEIM, C., 2014. The social, political and legal aspects of text and data mining (TDM). D-Lib Magazine. [online] 20 (11-12). Available from: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/november14/11contents.html [Accessed 19 November 2014]
    The ideas of textual or data mining (TDM) and subsequent analysis go back hundreds if not thousands of years. Originally carried out manually, textual and data analysis has long been a tool which has enabled new insights ...
  • Socio-economic costs of bereavement in Scotland: main study report. 

    Birrell, John; Corden, Anne; Macduff, Colin; Newsom, Cate; Petrie, Dennis; Schut, Henk; Skår, Silje; Stephen, Audrey I.; Tseng, Fu-Min; Wang, Shaolin; Wilson, Stewart ([Robert Gordon University], 2013-03-31)
    BIRRELL, J., CORDEN, A., MACDUFF, C., NEWSOM, C., PETRIE, D., SCHUT, H., SKÅR, S., STEPHEN, A., TSENG, F.-M., WANG, S. and WILSON, S. 2013. Socio-economic costs of bereavement in Scotland: main study report. [Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University]
    The Socio-Economic Costs of Bereavement in Scotland (SECOB) research study was funded by the Scottish Government Health Directorates in late 2010 as part of ongoing work to inform national policy on bereavement and bereavement ...
  • Socio-economic differences in diet, physical activity and leisure-time screen use among Scottish children in 2006 and 2010: are we closing the gap? 

    McNeill, Geraldine; Masson, Lindsey F.; Macdiarmid, Jennie I.; Craig, Leone C. A.; Wills, Wendy J.; Bromley, Catherine (Cambridge University Press https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980016002949, 2017-02-20)
    MCNEILL, G., MASSON, L.F., MACDIARMID, J.I., CRAIG, L.C.A., WILLS, W.J. and BROMLEY, C. 2017. Socio-economic differences in diet, physical activity and leisure-time screen use among Scottish children in 2006 and 2010: are we closing the gap? Public health nutrition [online], 20(6), pages 951-958. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980016002949
    To investigate socio-economic differences in children’s diet, activity and inactivity and changes in these differences over 4 years during which new policies on food in schools were introduced. Two cross-sectional surveys ...
  • Software process improvement as emergent change: a structurational analysis 

    Allison, Ian K.; Merali, Yasmin (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.infsof.2007.02.003, 2007-06)
    ALLISON, I. and MERALI, Y., 2007. Software process improvement as emergent change: a structurational analysis. Information and Software Technology, 49 (6), pp. 668-681
    This paper presents a framework that draws on structuration theory and dialectical hermeneutics to explicate the dynamics of software process improvement (SPI) in a packaged software organisation. Adding to the growing ...
  • Software simulation and experimental characterisation of a rotationally asymmetrical concentrator under direct and diffuse solar radiation. 

    Freier, Daria; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa; Ramirez-Iniguez, Roberto; Mas'ud, Abdullahi Abubakar; Albarracin, Ricardo; Ardila-Rey, Jorge Alfredo; Munir, Abu Bakar; Yasin, Siti Hajar Mohd; Bani, Nurul Aini (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2016.05.072, 2016-06-01)
    FREIER, D., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., ABU-BAKAR, S.H., RAMIREZ-INIGUEZ, R., ABUBAKAR MAS’UD, A., ALBARRACIN, R., ARDILA-REY, J.A., MUNIR, A.B., YASIN, S.H.M. and BANI, N.A. 2016. Software simulation and experimental characterisation of a rotationally asymmetrical concentrator under direct and diffuse solar radiation. Energy conversion and management [online], 122, pages 223-238. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2016.05.072
    Making housing carbon neutral is one of the European Union (EU) targets with the aim to reduce energy consumption and to increase on-site renewable energy generation in the domestic sector. Optical concentrators have a ...
  • Solar energy potentials and benefits in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries: a review of substantial issues. 

    Mas'ud, Abdullahi Abubakar; Wirba, Asan Vernyuy; Alshammari, Saud J.; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Abdullahi, Mu'azu Mohammed; Albarracin, Ricardo; Hoq, Mohammed Ziaul (MDPI https://doi.org/10.3390/en11020372, 2018-02-05)
    MAS'UD, A.A., WIRBA, A.V., ALSHAMMARI, S.J., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., ABDULLAHI, M.M., ALBARRACIN, R. and HOQ, M.Z. 2018. Solar energy potentials and benefits in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries: a review of substantial issues. Energies [online], 11(2), article 372. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/en11020372
    It is a well-known fact that the fossil fuel industry has dominated the economy of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries during the last few decades. However, recent developments show that most of the GCC countries ...
  • Solar powered charging backpack. 

    Taverne, Jonas; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Ayub, Ahmad Syahir; Sellami, Nazmi; Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa; Bani, Nurul Aini; Mas'ud, Abdullahi Abubakar (UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MALAYSIA (Organisers) http://www.fke.utm.my/ICEECC2017/, 2017-12-05)
    TAVERNE, J., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., AYUB, A.S., SELLAMI, N., ABU-BAKAR, S.H., BANI, N.A. and MAS'UD, A.A. 2017. Solar powered charging backpack. Presented at the International conference on electrical, electronic, communication and control engineering 2017 (ICEECC2017), 5-6 December 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    This paper demonstrated a step by step process in designing a solar powered charging backpack that is capable of charging a mobile phone efficiently. A selection of existing products available on the market were reviewed ...
  • Solvent effects on lasing characteristics for Rh B laser dye. 

    Peter, Jaison; Kumar, Mahesh; Ananad, V. R.; Saleem, Rasool; Sebastian, Ananthu; Radhakrishnan, P.; Nampoori, V. P. N.; Vallabhan, C. P. G.; Prabhu, Radhakrishna; Kailasnath, M. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jlumin.2015.09.002, 2016-01)
    PETER, J., KUMAR, M., ANANAD, V. R., SALEEM, R., SEBASTIAN, A., RADHAKRISHNAN, P., NAMPOORI, V. P. N., VALLABHAN, C. P. G., PRABHU, R., and KAILASNATH, M., 2016. Solvent effects on lasing characteristics for Rh B laser dye. Journal of Luminescence, Vol. 169 (A), pp. 227-232.
    We demonstrate pulsed, photopumped multimode laser emission in the visible spectral range from rhodamine B dye dissolved in various solvents. The laser emission is characterized by a well-defined, low threshold pump power ...
  • Solving coarse-grained DisCSPs with Multi-DisPeL and DisBO-wd. 

    Basharu, Muhammed; Arana, Ines; Ahriz, Hatem (IEEE Computer Society http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IAT.2007.68, 2007)
    BASHARU, M., ARANA, I and AHRIZ, A., 2007. Solving coarse-grained DisCSPs with Multi-DisPeL and DisBO-wd. In: TSAU YOUNG LIN, JEFFREY M. BRADSHAW, MATTHIAS KLUSCH, CHENGQUI ZHANG, ANDREI BRODER and HOWARD HO, eds. 2007 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2007 Main Conference Proceedings). 2-5 November 2007. California, USA. Pp. 335-341.
    We present Multi-DisPel, a penalty-based local search distributed algorithm which is able to solve coarse-grained Distributed Constraint Satisfaction Problems (DisCSPs) efficiently. Multi-DisPeL uses penalties on values ...
  • Solving DisCSPs with penalty-driven search. 

    Basharu, Muhammed; Arana, Ines; Ahriz, Hatem (AAAI Press, 2005-07)
    BASHARU,M., ARANA, I. and AHRIZ, H. 2005. Solving DisCSPs with penalty-driven search. In: Proceedings of the Twentieth National Conference of Artificial Intelligence. 9-11 July 2005. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. pp. 47-52
    We introduce the Distributed, Penalty-driven Local search algorithm (DisPeL) for solving Distributed Constraint Satisfaction Problems. DisPeL is a novel distributed iterative improvement algorithm which escapes local ...
  • Solving the ising spin glass problem using a bivariate RDA based on Markov random fields. 

    Shakya, Siddhartha; McCall, John; Brown, Deryck (IEEE http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2006.1688408, 2006-07)
    SHAKYA, S., MCCALL, J. and BROWN, D., 2006. Solving the ising spin glass problem using a bivariate RDA based on Markov random fields. In: YEN, G., LUCAS, S., FOGEL, G., KENDALL, G., SALOMON, R., ZHANG, B.-T., COELLO, C. and RUNARSSON, T., eds. Proceedings of the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2006). 16-21 July 2006. New York: IEEE. pp. 908-915.
    Markov Random Field (MRF) modelling techniques have been recently proposed as a novel approach to probabilistic modelling for Estimation of Distribution Algorithms (EDAs). An EDA using this technique was called Distribution ...
  • Somalia's insecurity and the normalisation of violence. 

    Vertigans, Stephen (Nova Publishers https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=11233&osCsid=bbffacfc2321606f32923e1ead3ef93d, 2010-12-31)
    VERTIGANS, S. 2010. Somalia's insecurity and the normalisation of violence. In Hoffman, E.P. (ed.) Somalia: economic, political and social issues. New York: Nova Publishers [online], chapter 2, pages 41-60. Available from: https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=11233&osCsid=bbffacfc2321606f32923e1ead3ef93d
    In this chapter, the transformation of violence in Somalia is explored alongside concomitant shifting levels of insecurity and social constraint. Key historical, regional, national and international factors behind Somalia's ...
  • Some practical aspects of electromagnetic activation. 

    Macleod, Christopher; Gow, Kenneth S.; Capanni, Niccolo Francesco (The British Interplanetary Society, 2010)
    MACLEOD, C., GOW, K. S. and CAPANNI, N. F., 2010. Some practical aspects of electromagnetic activation. The Journal of the British Interplanetary Society (JBIS), 62 (9), pp. 320-331.
    Electromagnetic Activation (EMA) is an alternative to combustion in Scramjet-like hypersonic engines. The basis of the system was outlined in previous publications. This paper builds on these results and explores some ...
  • Sophisticated construction of binary PdPb alloy nanocubes as robust electrocatalysts toward ethylene glycol and glycerol oxidation. 

    Xu, Hui; Song, Pingping; Fernandez, Carlos; Wang, Jin; Zhu, Mingshan; Shiraishi, Yukihide; Du, Yukou (American Chemical Society https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.8b00532, 2018-03-28)
    XU, H., SONG, P., FERNANDEZ, C., WANG, J., ZHU, M., SHIRAISHI, Y. and DU, Y. 2018. Sophisticated construction of binary PdPb alloy nanocubes as robust electrocatalysts toward ethylene glycol and glycerol oxidation. ACS applied materials and interfaces [online], 10(15), pages 12659-12665. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.8b00532.
    The design of nanocatalysts by controlling pore size and particle characteristics is crucial to enhance the selectivity and activity of the catalysts. Thus, we have successfully demonstrated the synthesis of binary PdPb ...
  • South African NGOs and the public sphere: between popular movements and partnerships for development. 

    Mueller-Hirth, Natascha (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/02533950903076568, 2009-08-03)
    MUELLER-HIRTH, N. 2009. South African NGOs and the public sphere: between popular movements and partnerships for development. Social dynamics [online], 35(2), pages 423-435. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/02533950903076568
    This article examines the widespread notion that post-apartheid democracy can be deepened and civil society strengthened by NGO activities in the sphere of public debate and participation. I focus on a number of interrelated ...
  • South African voices. 

    Brewer, John D.; Hayes, Bernadette C.; Teeney, Francis; Dudgeon, Katrin; Mueller-Hirth, Natascha; Wijesinghe, Shirley Lal (Palgrave Macmillan https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78975-0_4, 2018-06-15)
    BREWER, J.D., HAYES, B.C., TEENEY, F., DUDGEON, K., MUELLER-HIRTH, N. and WIJESINGHE, S.L. 2018. South African voices. In Brewer, J.D., Hayes, B.C., Teeney, F., Dudgeon, K., Mueller-Hirth, N. and Wijesinghe, S.L. The sociology of everyday life peacebuilding. London: Palgrave Macmillan [online], chapter 3, pages 103-154. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78975-0_4
    This chapter gives voice to our sample of South African victims and explains the South African sample of victims. The chapter begins with a history of South Africa and the development of policies of racial segregation under ...
  • Souvenirs and the commodification of Scottish national identity. 

    Peach, Andrea (Leeds Metropolitan University (Organisers), 2007-07-19)
    PEACH, A. 2007. Souvenirs and the commodification of Scottish national identity. Presented at the 5th International research conference: things that move; the material worlds of tourism and travel, 19-23 July 2007, Leeds, UK.
    This paper will examine the commodification of Scottish craft to satisfy the demands of tourism, and ultimately the problematic outcome of the consumption of craft objects as souvenirs. Using as primary source material the ...
  • Space4Inspiration: survival lab: designing countermeasures for natural disasters. 

    Dominoni, Annalisa; Quaquaro, Benedetto; Fairburn, Susan Marie (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2017.1352710, 2017-04-12)
    DOMINONI, A., QUAQUARO, B. and FAIRBURN, S. 2017. Space4Inspiration: survival lab: designing countermeasures for natural disasters. The design journal [online], 20(Sup1): proceedings of the 12th European Academy of Design conference: design for next, 12-14 April 2017, Sapienza, Italy, pages S1927-S1937. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2017.1352710
    The advances made for spaceflight have influenced almost every aspect of modern life on Earth through spin-off technologies. Looking at the space environmental context and crew dynamics, we can gain insight and inspiration ...
  • Spatial effects of video compression on classification in convolutional neural networks. 

    Johnston, Pamela; Elyan, Eyad; Jayne, Chrisina (IEEE, 2018-07-08)
    JOHNSTON, P., ELYAN, E. and JAYNE, C. 2018. Spatial effects of video compression on classification in convolutional neural networks. In Proceedings of the International joint conference on neural networks 2018 (IJCNN 2018), 8-13 July 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article ID 8489370. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/IJCNN.2018.8489370
    A collection of Computer Vision application reuse pre-learned features to analyse video frame-by-frame. Those features are classically learned by Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN) trained on high quality images. However, ...