Recent Submissions

  • An analysis of age, technology usage, and cognitive characteristics within information retrieval tasks. 

    Crabb, Michael; Hanson, Vicki L. (ACM http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2856046, 2016-05)
    This work presents two studies that aim to discover whether age can be used as a suitable metric for distinguishing performance between individuals or if other factors can provide greater insight. Information retrieval ...
  • Music recommendation: audio neighbourhoods to discover music in the long tail. 

    Craw, Susan; Horsburgh, Ben; Massie, Stewart (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24586-7_6, 2015-11-26)
    Millions of people use online music services every day and recommender systems are essential to browse these music collections. Users are looking for high quality recommendations, but also want to discover tracks and artists ...
  • Case-base maintenance with multi-objective evolutionary algorithms. 

    Lupiani, Eduardo; Massie, Stewart; Craw, Susan; Juarez, Jose M.; Palma, Jose T. (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10844-015-0378-z, 2015-09-21)
    Case-Base Reasoning is a problem-solving methodology that uses old solved problems, called cases, to solve new problems. The case-base is the knowledge source where the cases are stored, and the amount of stored cases is ...
  • An alternative design for electrostatically accelerated ion beam fusion. 

    Macleod, Christopher; Gerrard, Claire E. (British Interplanetary Society http://www.jbis.org.uk/paper.php?p=2015.68.336, 2015-11-01)
    Inertial Electrostatic Confinement (IEC) is an alternative approach to nuclear fusion which uses electrostatically accelerated ions instead of hot plasmas. The best known device that utilises the principle is the ...
  • A practitioner reflection on teaching computer ethics with case studies and psychology. 

    Heron, Michael James; Belford, Pauline Helen (Oxford Brookes University http://bejlt.brookes.ac.uk/paper/a-practitioner-reflection-on-teaching-computer-ethics-with-case-studies-and-psychology/, 2015-09-01)
    Three issues complicate teaching computer ethics in an undergraduate course. The first relates to the often technically intensive knowledge required to fully understand the complexity of real world examples. The second ...
  • An Empirical study of neural network-based audience response technology in a human anatomy course for pharmacy students. 

    Fernandez-Aleman, Jose Luis; Lopez-Gonzalez, Laura; Gonzalez-Sequeros, Ofelia; Jayne, Chrisina; Lopez-Jimenez, Juan Jose; Carrillo-de-Gea, Juan Manuel; Toval, Ambrosio (Springer http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10916-016-0440-6, 2016-01-27)
    This paper presents an empirical study of a formative neural network-based assessment approach by using mobile technology to provide pharmacy students with intelligent diagnostic feedback. An unsupervised learning algorithm ...
  • Cross-layer topology design for network coding based wireless multicasting. 

    Vien, Quoc-Tuan; Tu, Wanqing; Nguyen, Huan X.; Trestian, Ramona (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.comnet.2015.06.005, 2015-09-09)
    This paper considers wireless multicast networks where network coding (NC) is applied to improve network throughput. A novel joint topology and cross-layer design is proposed to maximise the network throughput subject to ...
  • 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)
    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 ...
  • Generating easy and hard problems using the Proximate Optimality Principle. 

    McCall, John; Christie, Lee A.; Brownlee, Alexander Edward Ian (ACM http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2739482.2764890, 2015)
    We present an approach to generating problems of variable difficulty based on the well-known Proximate Optimality Principle (POP), often paraphrased as "similar solutions have similar fitness". We explore definitions of ...
  • Partial structure learning by subset Walsh transform. 

    Christie, Lee A.; Lonie, David P.; McCall, John (IEEE http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/UKCI.2013.6651297, 2013)
    Estimation of distribution algorithms (EDAs) use structure learning to build a statistical model of good solutions discovered so far, in an effort to discover better solutions. The non-zero coefficients of the Walsh ...
  • Minimal walsh structure and ordinal linkage of monotonicity-invariant function classes on bit strings. 

    Christie, Lee A.; McCall, John; Lonie, David P. (ACM http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2576768.2598240, 2014)
    Problem structure, or linkage, refers to the interaction between variables in a black-box fitness function. Discovering structure is a feature of a range of algorithms, including estimation of distribution algorithms (EDAs) ...
  • 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 ...
  • Autonomic behavioural framework for structural parallelism over heterogeneous multi-core systems. 

    Goli, Mehdi (Robert Gordon University School of Computing Science and Digital Media, 2015-05)
    With the continuous advancement in hardware technologies, significant research has been devoted to design and develop high-level parallel programming models that allow programmers to exploit the latest developments in ...
  • Structural coherence of problem and algorithm: an analysis for EDAs on all 2-bit and 3-bit problems. 

    Browlnee, Alexander Edward Ian; McCall, John; Christie, Lee A. (IEEE http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2015.7257139, 2015-05)
    Metaheuristics assume some kind of coherence between decision and objective spaces. Estimation of Distribution algorithms approach this by constructing an explicit probabilistic model of high fitness solutions, the ...
  • A scalable expressive ensemble learning using random prism: a mapreduce approach. 

    Stahl, Frederic; May, David; Mills, Hugo; Bramer, Max; Gaber, Mohamed Medhat (Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-46703-9_4, 2015-03)
    The induction of classification rules from previously unseen examples is one of the most important data mining tasks in science as well as commercial applications. In order to reduce the infl uence of noise in the ...
  • The Internet of things – the future or the end of mechatronics. 

    Bradley, David; Russell, David; Ferguson, Ian; Isaacs, John; MacLeod, Allan; White, Roger (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mechatronics.2015.02.005, 2015-04)
    The advent and increasing implementation of user configured and user oriented systems structured around the use of cloud configured information and the Internet of Things is presenting a new range and class of challenges ...
  • Twitter response to televised political debates in Election 2015. 

    Pedersen, Sarah; Baxter, Graeme; Burnett, Simon M.; MacLeod, Iain; Goker, Ayse; Heron, Michael; Isaacs, John; Elyan, Eyad; Kaliciak, Leszek (Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community, Bournemouth University. http://www.electionanalysis.uk/, 2015)
  • All of your co-workers are gone: story, substance, and the empathic puzzler. 

    Heron, Michael James; Belford, Pauline Helen (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. http://www.gamescriticism.org/articles/heronbelford-2-1, 2015-01)
    Narrative games such as The Walking Dead, Gone Home, Dear Esther and The Stanley Parable are difficult to situate into the general framework of game genres that are popularly, albeit informally, understood by mainstream ...
  • Do you feel like a hero yet? Externalized morality in video games. 

    Heron, Michael James; Belford, Pauline Helen (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute http://www.gamescriticism.org/articles/heronbelford-1-2, 2014-06)
    Video games have a long tradition of including elements of moral decision making within their ludic and narrative structures. While the success of these endeavours has been mixed, the systems used to express moral choices ...
  • A multi-objective evolutionary algorithm fitness function for case-base maintenance. 

    Lupiani, Eduardo; Craw, Susan; Massie, Stewart; Juarez, Jose M.; Palma, Jose T. (Springer. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39056-2_16, 2013-07)
    Case-Base Maintenance (CBM) has two important goals. On the one hand, it aims to reduce the size of the case-base. On the other hand, it has to improve the accuracy of the CBR system. CBM can be represented as a ...

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