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  • Obesity and its health impact in Africa: a systematic review. 

    Adeboye, Bridget; Bermano, Giovanna; Rolland, Catherine (Clinics Cardive Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.5830/CVJA-2012-040, 2012-10)
    ADEBOYE, B., BERMANO, G. and ROLLAND, C., 2012. Obesity and its health impact in Africa: a systematic review. Cardiovascular Journal of Africa, 23 (9), pp. 512-521.
    Obesity and its association with co-morbidities in Africa are on the rise. This systematic review examines evidence of obesity and its association with co-morbidities within the African continent. Comparative studies ...
  • An observational study of the information seeking behaviour of members of Parliament in the United Kingdom. 

    Orton, Robert; Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000007015, 2000-02-01)
    ORTON, R., MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 2000. An observational study of the information seeking behaviour of members of Parliament in the United Kingdom. ASLIB proceedings [online] 52(6), pages 207-217. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000007015
    This paper describes the results of an observational study of the information seeking behaviour of Members of Parliament. It is argued that political life functions on a flow of information and that information itself is ...
  • Observing community-based entrepreneurship and social networking at play in an urban village setting. 

    Smith, Robert (Inderscience. http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2011.037340, 2011)
    SMITH, R., 2011. Observing community-based entrepreneurship and social networking at play in an urban village setting. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 12 (1), pp. 62-81.
    Entrepreneurship as a manifestation of change is vital in terms of jobs and business dynamism. However, entrepreneurship as a social activity occurs in time and space and is seen as a natural, organic process. We assume ...
  • Old-fashioned or enlightened?: small retailers’ practices in e-procurement. 

    Connon, Neil G.; Donaldson, Bill; Anderson, Alistair R. (Inderscience, 2012)
    CONNON, N., DONALDSON, B. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2012. Old-fashioned or enlightened?: small retailers’ practices in e-procurement. International Journal of Technology Marketing, 7 (1), pp. 47-62.
    The paper considers how and why SME retailers use the internet in their procurement processes. Examining retailers' views and reasons, we relate these to existing technology acceptance models, employing a qualitative ...
  • On probation; ‘Tracey Emin’ as sign. 

    Kokoli, Alexandra M. (Taylor & Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02690050903425342, 2010)
    KOKOLI, A. M., 2010. On probation; ‘Tracey Emin’ as sign. Wasafiri, 25 (1), pp. 33-40.
  • On the Edge: an exploration of the visual arts in remote rural contexts of Northern Scotland. 

    Douglas, Anne (Intellect Books, 2005-02)
    DOUGLAS, A., 2005. On the Edge: an exploration of the visual arts in remote rural contexts of Northern Scotland. In: M. MILES and T. HALL, eds. Interventions: Art in the Public Sphere. Bristol: Intellect Books. Pp. 89-106.
  • On the relationship between variational level set-based and SOM-based active contours. 

    Abdelsamea, Mohammed M.; Gnecco, Giorgio; Gaber, Mohamed Medhat; Elyan, Eyad (Hindawi Publishing Corporation. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/109029, 2015-03)
    ABDELSAMEA, M. M., GNECCO, G., GABER, M. M. and ELYAN, E., 2015. On the relationship between variational level set-based and SOM-based active contours. Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, Volume 2015, Article ID 109029.
    Most Active Contour Models (ACMs) deal with the image segmentation problem as a functional optimization problem, as they work on dividing an image into several regions by optimizing a suitable functional. Among ACMs, ...
  • On-line measurement of partial discharges in high voltage rotating machines. 

    Joshi, Abhijit R. (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2011-09)
    The on-line condition monitoring of rotating machines is given paramount importance, particularly in Oils and Gas industries where the financial implications of machine shutdown is very high. This project work was directed ...
  • On-line monitoring of laser modification of titanium dioxide using optical surface second harmonic. 

    Vrillet, Guerric; Lee, Soo-Keun; McStay, Daniel; Robertson, Peter K. J. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2003.07.003, 2004-01)
    VRILLET, G., LEE, S. K., McSTAY, D. and ROBERTSON, P. K. J., 2004. On-line monitoring of laser modification of titanium dioxide using optical surface second harmonic. Applied Surface Science, 222 (1-4), pp. 33-42.
    TiO2 photocatalysis is a promising technology for the destruction of organic pollutants in both waste and potable waters with the mineralisation of a wide range of compounds having been reported. TiO2 has many advantages ...
  • An online collaborative tool for sustainable design. 

    Bennadji, Amar; Ahriz, Hatem; Belakehal, Azeddine (WREN, 2005-05-22)
    BENNADJI, A., AHRIZ, H. and BELAKEHAL, A. 2005. An online collaborative tool for sustainable design. In the Proceedings of the world renewable energy congress (WREC 2005), 22-25 May 2005, Aberdeen, UK. Brighton: WREN.
    One of the most important aspects a design team needs to consider fairly early on is that of energy saving, cost, thermal comfort and the effect on the environment in terms of CO2 emissions. This paper presents an online ...
  • Online news videos. 

    Crabb, Michael; Jones, Rhianne; Armstrong, Mike; Hugues, Chris J. (ACM http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2700648.2809866, 2015-10-26)
    CRABB, M., JONES, R., ARMSTRONG, M. and HUGHES, C.J. 2015. Online news videos. In Proceedings of the 17th International ACM SIGACCESS conference on computers and accessibility [ASSETS '15], 26-28 October 2015, Lisbon, Portugal. New York: ACM [online], pages 215-222. Available from: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2700648.2809866
    Millions of people rely on subtitles when watching video content. The current change in media viewing behaviour involving computers has resulted in a large proportion of people turning to online sources as opposed to regular ...
  • Online parliamentary election campaigns in Scotland: a decade of research. 

    Baxter, Graeme; Marcella, Rita (Danube-University Krems http://www.jedem.org/article/view/210/178, 2013)
    BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R., 2013. Online parliamentary election campaigns in Scotland: a decade of research. eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government, 5 (2), pp. 107-127.
    Over the last ten years, the authors have conducted a series of investigations into the use of the Internet by political parties and individual candidates during parliamentary election campaigns in Scotland. These are the ...
  • Open for business? An historical comparative study of public access to information about two controversial coastal developments in North-east Scotland. 

    Baxter, Graeme (Information Research. http://InformationR.net/ir/19-1/paper603.html, 2014-03)
    BAXTER, G., 2014. Open for business? An historical comparative study of public access to information about two controversial coastal developments in North-east Scotland. Information Research, 19 (1), Paper 603.
    This paper compares public access to information about two controversial coastal developments in North-east Scotland: the construction of a gas terminal by the British Gas Council and Total in the 1970s, and the current ...
  • The Open University at TREC 2007 enterprise track expert search task. 

    Zhu, Jianhan; Song, Dawei; Ruger, Stefan (NIST http://trec.nist.gov/pubs/trec16/papers/openu.ent.final.pdf, 2008-02)
    ZHU, J., SONG, D. and RUGER, S., 2008. The Open University at TREC 2007 enterprise track expert search task. In: E. M. VOORHEES and L. P. BUCKLAND, eds. NIST Special Publication 500-274: The Sixteenth Text REtrieval Conference Proceedings (TREC 2007). 5-9 November 2007. Gaithersburg, MD: NIST.
    The Multimedia and Information Systems group at the Knowledge Media Institute of the Open University participated in the Expert Search and Document Search tasks of the Enterprise Track in TREC 2007. In both the document and ...
  • Optimal resource allocation in wireless-powered OFDM relay networks. 

    Huang, Gaofei; Tu, Wanqing (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.comnet.2016.05.006, 2016-05-11)
    HUANG, G. and TU, W. 2016. Optimal resource allocation in wireless-powered OFDM relay networks. Computer networks [online], 104, pages 94-107. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.comnet.2016.05.006.
    This paper studies resource allocation in wireless-powered orthogonal-frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) amplify-and-forward (AF) or decode-and-forward (DF) relay networks with time-switching (TS) based relaying. Our ...
  • Optimisation of high value metabolite production from benthic marine dinoflagellate Prorocentrum lima. 

    Praptiwi, Radisti Ayu (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2014-03)
    Toxins produced by harmful algal blooms (HABs) are known to pose contamination risks to seafood products (e.g. fish and shellfish) consumed by human. In order to control contamination risks, monitoring regimes have to ...
  • Optimisation of offshore wind farm maintenance. 

    Sinha, Yashwant (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology. School of Engineering., 2016-05)
    SINHA, Y. 2016. Optimisation of offshore wind farm maintenance. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The installed capacity of European Offshore Wind Turbines (OWT) is likely to rise from the 2014 value of 7GW to 150GW in 2030. However maintenance of OWT is facing unprecedented challenges and cost 35% of lifetime costs. ...
  • Optimisation of the performance of a novel rotationally asymmetrical optical concentrator design for building integrated photovoltaic system. 

    Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Freier, Daria; Ramirez-Iniguez, Roberto; Mallick, Tapas Kumar; Munir, Abu Bakar; Yasin, Siti Hajar Mohd; Mas’ud, Abdullahi Abubakar; Yunus, Norhidayah Md (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2015.07.133, 2015-10)
    ABU-BAKAR, S. H., MUHAMMAD-SUKI, F., FREIER, D., RAMIREZ-INIGUEZ, R., MALLICK, T. K., MUNIR, A. B., YASIN, S. H. M., MAS’UD, A. A. and YUNUS, N. M., 2015. Optimisation of the performance of a novel rotationally asymmetrical optical concentrator design for building integrated photovoltaic system. Energy, Vol. 90 (1), pp. 1033-1045.
    Solar energy is one of the renewable energy sources that has shown promising potential in addressing the world's energy needs, particularly via the solar PV (photovoltaic) technology. However, the high cost of installation ...
  • Optimisation of wind turbine inspection intervals. 

    Andrawus, Jesse A.; Watson, John; Kishk, Mohammed; Gordon, Heather (Multi-Science Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1260/030952408786411921, 2008-10)
    ANDRAWUS, J. A., WATSON, J., KISHK, M. and GORDON, H., 2008. Optimisation of wind turbine inspection intervals. Wind Engineering, 32 (5), pp. 477-490.
    The choice of correct inspection intervals poses a serious challenge to industries that utilise physical assets. Too short an interval increases operational cost and waste production time while too long an interval increases ...
  • Optimising the relationship between passive solar design of new housing and the economics of construction and land value. 

    Scott, Jonathan R. (Robert Gordon University The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, 2004-09)
    The focus of mass housing developments built by speculative developers in the UK has broadly been on maximising density whilst retaining a predominantly detached housing form. This economically led strategy, aimed at ...