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  • A hybrid approach to distributed constraint satisfaction. 

    Lee, David; Arana, Ines; Ahriz, Hatem; Hui, Kit-Ying (Springer Verlag http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-85776-1_33, 2008)
    LEE, D., ARANA, I., AHRIZ, H. and HUI, K. 2008. A hybrid approach to distributed constraint satisfaction. In: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, Applications (AIMSA). 4-6 September 2008. Varna, Bulgaria. pp. 375-379
    We present a hybrid approach to Distributed Constraint Satisfaction which combines incomplete, fast, penalty-based local search with complete, slower systematic search. Thus, we propose the hybrid algorithm PenDHyb ...
  • A hybrid approach to solving coarse-grained DisCSPs. 

    Lee, David; Arana, Ines; Ahriz, Hatem; Hui, Kit-Ying (International Foundation for Autonomous Agents & Multi-Agent Systems http://www.ifaamas.org/Proceedings/aamas09/pdf/02_Extended_Abstract/C_SP_0555.pdf, 2009-05)
    LEE, D., ARANA, I., AHRIZ, H. and HUI, K-Y., 2009. A hybrid approach to solving coarse-grained DisCSPs. In: Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems (AAMAS 09), 10-15 May 2009. Budapest: IFAAMAS. Pp. 1235-1236.
    A coarse-grained Distributed Constraint Satisfaction Problem (DisCSP) consists of several loosely connected constraint satisfaction subproblems, each assigned to an individual agent. We present Multi-Hyb, a two-phase ...
  • Hybrid models for combination of visual and textual features in context-based image retrieval. 

    Kaliciak, Leszek (Robert Gordon University School of Computing Science and Digital Media, 2013-07)
    Visual Information Retrieval poses a challenge to intelligent information search systems. This is due to the semantic gap, the difference between human perception (information needs) and the machine representation of ...
  • Hydrodynamic and economic modelling of tidal current energy conversion systems. 

    Melville, Guy T. (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2008-11)
    This thesis examines the contribution of computational modelling to the development of the tidal current energy industry, against the background of increasing commercial, government, academic and public interest. It does ...
  • ICT (information communication technology), peripherality and smaller hospitality businesses in Scotland. 

    Irvine, Wilson; Anderson, Alistair R. (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13552550810887381, 2008)
    IRVINE, W. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2008. ICT (information communication technology), peripherality and smaller hospitality businesses in Scotland. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 14 (4), pp. 200-218
    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of information communication technology (ICT) in small rural hospitality businesses. Although ICT is often presented as a means of reducing the impact of being ...
  • Identifying sustainability requirements in the refurbishment of hospitals: the built estate, models of care, and the challenge of adaptation planning. 

    Wilson, Grant; Kishk, Mohammed; Laing, Richard Alexander (World Academic Publishing. http://dx.doi/org/10.5963/PHF0202009, 2013-06)
    WILSON, G., KISHK, M. and LAING, R., 2013. Identifying sustainability requirements in the refurbishment of hospitals: the built estate, models of care, and the challenge of adaptation planning. Public Health Frontier, 2 (2), pp. 114-121.
    Public spending across the United Kingdom is facing unprecedented challenges as a result of the economic downturn. Nowhere is this more keenly felt than the interface between the National Health Service (NHS) and the ...
  • Ill Wind 

    Henderson, David (http://www.banksidegallery.com/viewexhibition.aspx?exhibitionid=1086, 2014)
    HENDERSON, D., 2014. Ill Wind. Watercolour. Available from OpenAIR@RGU. [online]. Available from: http://openair.rgu.ac.uk
    ‘Ill Wind’ blows fair for Aberdeen artist. A teaching fellow at Gray’s School of Art has been recognised by the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS). David Henderson is the recipient of this year’s David Gluck Memorial Award ...
  • Illegal diversification in the farming community? 

    McElwee, Gerard; Smith, Robert (Arthur Rank Centre, 2012-12)
    MCELWEE, G. and SMITH, R., 2012. Illegal diversification in the farming community? RuSource Briefing. [online]. 1660. Available from: http://ofi.openfields.org.uk/1.12120694 [Accessed 2 April 2013].
  • Immersed in cyberspace: an evaluation of a grounded theory approach to a study of user preferences. 

    MacLennan, Alan (CILIP http://www.lirgjournal.org.uk/lir/ojs/index.php/lir/article/view/493, 2012)
    MACLENNAN, A., 2012. Immersed in cyberspace: an evaluation of a grounded theory approach to a study of user preferences. Library and Information Research 36 (112), pp. 55-71.
    This paper describes a piece of research intended to establish user preferences for the design of virtual worlds for information retrieval, and reflects critically on the methodology adopted. Over 100 students and staff ...
  • Impact evaluation, professional practice and policy making. 

    Johnson, Ian M.; Williams, Dorothy; Wavell, Caroline; Baxter, Graeme (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/03074800410515255, 2004-01)
    JOHNSON, I. M., WILLIAMS, D. A., WAVELL, C. and BAXTER, G., 2004. Impact evaluation, professional practice, and policy making. New Library World, 105 (1/2), pp. 33-46.
    This paper examines the relationship between research into the evaluation of the impact of library and information services, policy making in the field, and professional practice and education. The paper first summarises ...
  • The impact of CAAD on design methodology and visual thinking in architectural education. 

    Salman, Huda Shakir (Robert Gordon University Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, 2011-06)
    This thesis aims to explore the potential impact of Computer Aided Architectural Design (CAAD) as a conceptual design tool on the design methodology of final year students. Many design studies have focused on sketching and ...
  • The impact of computer aided architectural design programs on conceptual design in an educational context. 

    Salman, Huda Shakir; Laing, Richard Alexander; Conniff, Anna (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.destud.2014.02.002, 2014-07)
    SALMAN, H. S., LAING, R. and CONNIFF, A., 2014. The impact of computer aided architectural design programs on conceptual design in an educational context. Design Studies, 35 (4), pp. 412-439.
    Little research has been undertaken concerning the manner in which students use computer aided architectural design (CAAD) programs for conceptual design. The research aim was to explore the potential impact of CAAD ...
  • The impact of digitalisation on the management role of architectural technology. 

    Harty, James (Robert Gordon University Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment, 2012-05)
    Building information modelling (BIM) is not only an authoring tool for architects and engineers, but also an analysis tool for all stakeholders in the supply chain procurement process. Analysis tools such as the code ...
  • The impact of effective risk management on project success. 

    Kishk, Mohammed; Ukaga, Chioma (ARCOM http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2008-799-808_Kishk_and_Ukaga.pdf, 2008-09)
    KISHK, M. and UKAGA, C., 2008. The impact of effective risk management on project success. In: A. DAINTY, ed. Proceedings of the 24th Annual ARCOM Conference. 1-3 September 2008. London: ARCOM. Pp. 799-808.
    Project success is the satisfaction of stakeholder needs and is measured by the so-called success criteria as identified at the start of the project. The conventional view of project success based on cost, time and quality ...
  • Impact of high intensity interval training (HIIT) and/or selenium (Se) supplementation on oxidative stress and antioxidant status in active females. 

    Keane, Karen (Robert Gordon University Centre for Obesity Research and Epidemiology, 2014-02)
    Background: Cells continuously produce free radicals (FR) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) as part of metabolic processes. These free radicals are neutralized by an elaborate antioxidant defence system consisting of ...
  • The impact of information, education and communication (IEC) strategies in malaria prevention and control during pregnancy in Africa. 

    Maloreh-Nyamekye, Theophilus (Robert Gordon University School of Nursing and Midwifery, 2013-05)
    Background: Malaria continues to pose a complex public health problem amongst pregnant women in Africa (Schantz-Dunn & Nour 2009; Antwi 2010), accounting for over 90% of the global malaria burden (WHO 2002; Morel et al. ...
  • The impact of reform of the coffee industry in Kenya on small and large farmers. 

    Varqa, Sathia (The Robert Gordon University Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics, 2008-09)
    Underdevelopment is a major problem facing many developing countries around the world. Market mechanisms have increasingly been employed in an attempt to overcome the problem of underdevelopment such as low growth and ...
  • The impact of relationship selling on the sales force control function. 

    Lemmens, Regis (The Robert Gordon University Department of Marketing, 2008-04)
    Sales management control and sales force performance has received substantial attention by researchers in the past decades. Researchers have been investigating the construct of sales control, its antecedents and its ...
  • Impact of school libraries on learning: critical review of evidence to inform the Scottish education community. 

    Williams, Dorothy; Wavell, Caroline; Morrison, Katie (Robert Gordon University, Institute for Management, Governance & Society (IMaGeS) http://www.scottishlibraries.org/storage/sectors/schools/SLIC_RGU_Impact_of_School_Libraries_2013.pdf, 2013)
    WILLIAMS, D., WAVELL, C. and MORRISON, K., 2013. Impact of school libraries on learning: critical review of published evidence to inform the Scottish education community [online]. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University, Institute for Management, Governance & Society(IMaGeS). Available from SLIC website.
    The aim of the report is to identify and critically evaluate the available evidence of the impact of school libraries on learning, including attainment, skills and attitudes. The report, commissioned by the Scottish Library ...
  • Impact of school library services on achievement and learning in primary schools: critical literature review of the impact of school library provision on achievement and learning in primary level students. 

    Williams, Dorothy; Coles, Louisa; Wavell, Caroline (The Council for Museums, Archives & Libraries, 2002)
    This critical literature review examines research linking educational attainment and school library use at primary level and complements a review examining the links between educational achievement and school library ...