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  • Cloud computing: adoption issues for sub-Saharan African SMEs. 

    Dahiru, Abubakar Abubakar; Bass, Julian M.; Allison, Ian K. (City University of Hong Kong http://www.ejisdc.org/ojs2/index.php/ejisdc/article/view/1219, 2014)
    DAHIRU, A. A., BASS, J. and ALLISON, I., 2014. Cloud computing: adoption issues for sub-Saharan African SMEs. Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 62 (1), pp. 1-17.
    This paper explores the emergence and adoption of cloud computing by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and points towards its implications for developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Several studies have shown ...
  • Cold-start music recommendation using a hybrid representation. 

    Horsburgh, Ben; Craw, Susan; Massie, Stewart (dot.rural http://www.dotrural.ac.uk/digitalfutures2012/session5, 2012-10-25)
    HORSBURGH, B., CRAW, S. and MASSIE, S., 2012. Cold-start music recommendation using a hybrid representation. Available from: http://www.dotrural.ac.uk/digitalfutures2012/session5 [Accessed 27 September 2013]
    Digital music systems are a new and exciting way to dis- cover, share, and listen to new music. Their success is so great, that digital downloads are now included alongside tra- ditional record sales in many o cial music ...
  • A collaborative evaluation of LC-MS/MS based methods for BMAA analysis: soluble bound BMAA found to be an important fraction. 

    Faassen, Elisabeth J.; Antoniou, Maria G.; Beekman-Lukassen, Wendy; Blahova, Lucie; Chernova, Ekaterina; Christophoridis, Christophoros; Combes, Audrey; Edwards, Christine; Fastner, Jutta; Harmsen, Joop; Hiskia, Anastasia; Ilag, Leopold L.; Kaloudis, Triantafyllos; Lopicic, Srdjan; Lürling, Miquel; Mazur-Marzec, Hanna; Meriluoto, Jussi; Porojan, Cristina; Viner-Mozzini, Yehudit; Zguna, Nadezda (MDPI https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/md14030045, 2016-02-29)
    FAASSEN, E.J., ANTONIOU, M.G., BEEKMAN-LUKASSEN, W., BLAHOVA, L., CHERNOVA, E., CHRISTOPHORIDIS, C., COMBES, A., EDWARDS, C., FASTNER, J., HARMSEN, J., HISKIA, A., ILAG, L.L., KALOUDIS, T., LOPICIC, S., LURLING, M., MAZUR-MARZEC, H., MERILUOTO, J., POROJAN, C., VINER-MOZZINI, Y. and ZGUNA, N. 2016. A collaborative evaluation of LC-MS/MS based methods for BMAA analysis: soluble bound BMAA found to be an important fraction. Marine drugs [online], 14(3), article 45. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/md14030045
    Exposure to β-N-methylamino-l-alanine (BMAA) might be linked to the incidence of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Analytical chemistry plays a crucial role in determining human ...
  • Collaborative outcomes learning tool (COLT): a multi-agency educational resource to support complex public protection understanding and practice. 

    Heyman, Inga; Innes, Gavin; Goodhand, Kate (Edinburgh Napier University https://dx.doi.org/10.14297/jpaap.v4i3.168, 2016-08-01)
    HEYMAN, I., INNES, G. and GOODHAND, K. 2016. Collaborative outcomes learning tool (COLT): a multi-agency educational resource to support complex public protection understanding and practice. Journal of perspectives in applied academic practice [online], 4(3), pages 48-55. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.14297/jpaap.v4i3.168
    Multi-agency public protection practice has received significant media and government scrutiny in recent years, in response to failings to protect those most vulnerable people in society. Despite an appreciation by agencies ...
  • Combined effects of bioavailable organic contaminants in the aquatic environment. 

    Emelogu, Emmanuel Steven (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences., 2013-05)
    Passive sampling, as opposed to the conventional spot or bottle water sampling technique, has shown to be reliable and efficient in monitoring the toxicologically relevant, freely dissolved (e.g. bioavaialable) concentrations ...
  • Combining biochemical network motifs within an ARN-agent control system. 

    Gerrard, Claire E.; McCall, John; Macleod, Christopher; Coghill, George M. (IEEE http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/UKCI.2013.6651281, 2013-09)
    GERRARD, C. E., MCCALL, J., MACLEOD, C. and COGHILL, G. M., 2013. Combining biochemical network motifs within an ARN-agent control system. In: Y. JIN and S. A. THOMAS, eds. Proceedings of the 13th UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence (UKCI) 2013 9-11 September 2013. New York: IEEE. pp. 8-15.
    The Artificial Reaction Network (ARN) is an Artificial Chemistry representation inspired by cell signaling networks. The ARN has previously been applied to the simulation of the chemotaxis pathway of Escherichia coli and ...
  • Combining S-cone and luminance signals adversely affects discrimination of objects within backgrounds. 

    Jennings, Ben J.; Tsattalios, Konstantinos; Chakravarthi, Ramakrishna; Martinovic, Jasna (Nature Publishing Group http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep20504, 2016-02-09)
    JENNINGS, B.J., TSATTALIOS, K., CHAKRAVARTHI, R. and MARTINOVIC, J., 2016. Combining S-cone and luminance signals adversely affects discrimination of objects within backgrounds. Scientific Reports, 6 (20504).
    The visual system processes objects embedded in complex scenes that vary in both luminance and colour. In such scenes, colour contributes to the segmentation of objects from backgrounds, but does it also affect perceptual ...
  • Combining search strategies for distributed constraint satisfaction. 

    Magaji, Amina Sambo-Muhammad (Robert Gordon University School of Computing Science and Digital Media, 2015-08)
    Many real-life problems such as distributed meeting scheduling, mobile frequency allocation and resource allocation can be solved using multi-agent paradigms. Distributed constraint satisfaction problems (DisCSPs) is a ...
  • A combustion model sensitivity study for CH4/H2 bluff-body stabilized flame. 

    Hossain, Mamdud; Malalasekera, W. (Professional Engineering Publishing http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/09544062JMES336, 2007)
    HOSSAIN, M. and MALALASEKERA, W., 2007. A combustion model sensitivity study for CH4/H2 bluff-body stabilized flame. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science 221 (11), pp. 1377-1390
    The objective of this work is to assess the performance of different combustion models in predicting turbulent nonpremixed combustion in conjunction with the k  turbulence model. The laminar flamelet, equilibrium ...
  • Combustion modelling of pulverised biomass particles at high temperatures. 

    Li, Jun; Paul, Manosh C.; Younger, Paul L.; Watson, Ian; Hossain, Mamdud; Welch, Stephen (Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.02.055, 2015)
    LI, J., PAUL, M. C., YOUNGER, P. L., WATSON, I., HOSSAIN, M. and WELCH, S., 2015. Combustion modelling of pulverised biomass particles at high temperatures. Energy Procedia, 66, pp. 273-276.
    Biomass co-firing is becoming a promising solution to reduce CO2 emissions, due to its renewability and carbon neutrality. Biomass normally has high moisture and volatile contents, complicating its combustion behaviour, ...
  • Commonsense aboutness for information retrieval. 

    Bruza, Peter D.; Song, Dawei; Wong, Kam-Fai; Cheng, Chin-Hung (IOS Press, 2000)
    BRUZA, P. D., SONG, D., WONG, K. F. and CHENG, C. H., 2000. Commonsense aboutness for information retrieval. In: M. MOHAMMADIAN, ed. Advances in Intelligent Systems: Theory and Applications. Amsterdam: IOS Press. pp. 288-295.
    Information retrieval (IR) is driven by a process which decides whether a document is about a query. Recent attempts have been made to formalize properties of “aboutness”, but no consensus has been reached. The properties ...
  • The communication and exchange of information between state and stakeholders. 

    Baxter, Graeme (Robert Gordon University School of Information Management, 2014-08)
    This thesis presents a critical review of the candidate’s Portfolio of Public Output, which is based on research conducted in the period November 2000 to date, and which consists of 21 peer-reviewed, publicly available ...
  • Communication audits and the effects of increased information: a follow-up study. 

    Hargie, Owen; Tourish, Dennis; Wilson, Noel (Sage http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/002194360203900402, 2002-10)
    HARGIE, O., TOURISH, D. and WILSON, N., 2002. Communication audits and the effects of increased information: a follow-up study. Journal of Business Communication, 39 (4), pp. 414-436
    Communication audits have now featured in the literature for 50 years, and many audit approaches have been evaluated. However, follow-up studies designed to chart the actual impact that an audit makes upon communicatio ...
  • Communication audits: building world class communication systems. 

    Tourish, Dennis; Hargie, Owen (Routledge, 2004)
    TOURISH, D. and HARGIE, O., 2004. Communication audits: building world class communication systems. In: S. OLIVER, ed. Handbook of corporate communication and public relations: pure and applied. London: Routledge.pp.131-144
    Effective internal communication is a vital pre-requisite for the functioning of all organisations. Yet it is a commonplace that communication is poor in most. Employees complain that they neither know nor understand ...
  • The communication consequences of downsizing trust, loyalty and commitment. 

    Tourish, Dennis; Hargie, Owen (Routledge, 2004)
    TOURISH, D. and HARGIE, O., 2004. The communication consequences of downsizing trust, loyalty and commitment. In: D. TOURISH and O. HARGIE, eds. Key issues in organizational communication. London: Routledge. pp. 17-36
    What does the future hold for the theory and practice of management? What role, if any, is there for organisational communication in these deliberations? Exactly which aspects of communication contribute centrally to the ...
  • Communications and cosmopolitanism. 

    Halsall, Robert (Business Expert Press., 2012)
    HALSALL, R. (2012) Communications and cosmopolitanism. In: M. PRINCE, ed. Consumer cosmopolitanism in the age of globalization. New York: Business Expert Press. Pp. 163-186.
  • Comparative analysis of relevance feedback methods based on two user studies. 

    Akuma, Stephen; Iqbal, Rahat; Jayne, Chrisina; Doctor, Faiyaz (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2016.02.064, 2016-02-27)
    AKUMA, S., IQBAL, R., JAYNE, C. and DOCTOR, F., 2016. Comparative analysis of relevance feedback methods based on two user studies. Computers in Human Behavor, Vol. 60, pp. 138-146.
    Rigorous analysis of user interest in web documents is essential for the development of recommender systems. This paper investigates the relationship between the implicit parameters and user explicit rating during their ...
  • A comparative analysis of risk-return characteristics between Sukuk (Islamic bonds) and conventional bonds. 

    Shalhoob, Hebah Shafeq (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School. Accounting and Finance Department., 2016-06)
    SHALHOOB, H.S. 2016. A comparative analysis of risk-return characteristics between Sukuk (Islamic bonds) and conventional bonds. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Sukuk are an important mode of financing in the Islamic financial system. As usury (interest) is prohibited in Islam, conventional bonds are not suitable for investors in Islamic countries. Since their launch in the 1980s, ...
  • Comparing dissimilarity measures for content-based image retrieval. 

    Liu, Haiming; Song, Dawei; Ruger, Stefan; Hu, Rui; Uren, Victoria (Springer http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-68636-1_5, 2008)
    LIU, H., SONG, D., RUGER, S., HU, R. AND UREN, V., 2008. Comparing dissimilarity measures for content-based image retrieval. In: H. LI, T. LIU, W-Y. MA, T. SAKAI, K-F. WONG and G. ZHOU, eds. Information Retrieval Technology: 4th Asia Information Retrieval Symposium, AIRS 2008, Harbin, China, January 15-18, 2008; Revised Selected Papers. Berlin: Springer. pp. 44-50.
    Dissimilarity measurement plays a crucial role in contentbased image retrieval, where data objects and queries are represented as vectors in high-dimensional content feature spaces. Given the large number of dissimilarity ...
  • Comparing school nurses' roles in supporting children who are bullied. 

    Blakeslee, Terese L.; Eboh, Winifred O.; Monsen, Karen A.; Kvarme, Lisbeth Gravdal (Mark Allen Healthcare http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjsn.2016.11.5.246, 2016-06-16)
    BLAKESLEE, T.L., EBOH, W.O., MONSEN, K.A. and KVARME, L.G. 2016. Comparing school nurses' roles in supporting children who are bullied. British journal of school nursing [online], 11(5), pages 246-250. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjsn.2016.11.5.246
    This systematic literature review explores the role of school nurses n helping children being bullied in three countries, Norway, Scotland and the United States (US). Comparisons were made of the way school nurses were ...