Recent Submissions

  • mHealthoptimisationfor education and physical activity in type 1 diabetes: MEDPAT1. 

    Hall, J.; Stephen, K.; Croall, A.; MacMillan, J.; Murray, L.; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Massie, Stewart; MacRury, S. (University of Highlands and Islands/RGU/Diabetes Scotland, 2017-03-08)
    HALL, J., STEPHEN, K., CROALL, A., MACMILLAN, J., MURRAY, L., WIRATUNGA, N., MASSIE, S. and MACRURY, S. 2017. mHealth optimisation for education and physical activity in Type 1 diabetes: MEDPAT1. Presented at the Diabetes UK professional conference 2017, 8 - 10 March 2017, Manchester, UK.
    Aims: To develop and evaluate usability of prototype personalised prediction algorithms for people with Type 1 diabetes to optimise blood glucose control associated with physical activity using smart phone technology. To ...
  • Multi-source video multicast in internet-connected wireless mesh networks. 

    Tu, Wanqing; Sreenan, Cormac; Jha, Sanjay; Zhang, Qian (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/TMC.2017.2691706, 2017-04-06)
    TU, W., SREENAN, C., JHA, S. and ZHANG, Q. [2017] Multi-source video multicast in internet-connected wireless mesh networks. IEEE transactions on mobile computing [online], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/TMC.2017.2691706
    Wireless mesh networks (WMNs) connect to the Internet via access gateways. This paper studies multi-sourcevideo multicast in Internet-connected WMNs. The focus is onthe design of a shareable integrated multicast that allows ...
  • Managing information security risk using integrated governance risk and compliance. 

    Nicho, Mathew; Khan, Shafaq; Rahman, M.S.M.K
    NICHO, M., KHAN, S. and RAHMAN, M.S.M.K. 2017. Managing information security risk using integrated governance risk and compliance. In the Proceedings of the international conference on computer and applications (ICCA 2017), 6-7 September 2017, Dubai, UAE.
    This paper aims to demonstrate the building blocks of an IT Governance Risk and Compliance (IT GRC) model as well the phased stages of the optimal integration of IT GRC frameworks, standards and model through a longitudinal ...
  • IT governance measurement tools and its application in IT-business alignment. 

    Nicho, Mathew; Khan, Shafaq
    NICHO, M. and KHAN, S. 2017. IT governance measurement tools and its application in IT-business alignment. Journal of international technology and information management [online], (accepted).
    The purpose of this exploratory research paper is to evaluate the deployment and assessment methodology of the information technology governance (ITG) measurement tools, with the purpose of gaining deeper insight into the ...
  • A process model for implementing information systems security governance. 

    Nicho, Mathew
    NICHO, M. 2017. A process model for implementing information systems security governance. Information and computer security [online], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/ICS-07-2016-0061
    Purpose: The frequent and increasingly potent cyber-attacks due to lack of an optimal mix of technical as well as non-technical IT controls, has led to increased adoption of security governance controls by organizations. ...
  • Streaming and 3D mapping of AGRI-data on mobile devices. 

    Stojanovic, Vladeta; Falconer, Ruth E.; Isaacs, John; Blackwood, David; Gilmour, Daniel; Kiezebrink, D.; Wilson, J. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2017.03.019, 2017-05-08)
    STOJANOVIC, V., FALCONER, R.E., ISAACS, J., BLACKWOOD, D., GILMOUR, D., KIEZEBRINK, D. and WILSON, J. 2017. Streaming and 3D mapping of AGRI-data on mobile devices. Computers and electronics in agriculture [online], 138(1), pages 188-199. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2017.03.019
    Farm monitoring and operations generate heterogeneous AGRI-data from a variety of different sources that have the potential to be delivered to users 'on the go' and in the field to inform farm decision making. A software ...
  • Imitation learning: a suvey of learning methods. 

    Hussein, Ahmed; Gaber, Mohamed Medhat; Elyan, Eyad; Jayne, Chrisina (ACM https://doi.org/10.1145/3054912, 2017-04-11)
    HUSSEIN, A., GABER, M.M., ELYAN, E. and JAYNE, C. 2017 Imitation learning: a suvey of learning methods. ACM computing surveys [online], 50(2), article 21. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/3054912
    Imitation learning techniques aim to mimic human behavior in a given task. An agent (a learning machine) is trained to perform a task from demonstrations by learning a mapping between observations and actions. The idea of ...
  • A random key based estimation of distribution algorithm for the permutation flowshop scheduling problem. 

    Ayodele, Mayowa; McCall, John; Regnier-Coudert, Olivier; Bowie, Liam (IEEE, 2017-06-05)
    AYODELE, M., MCCALL, J., REGNIER-COUDERT, O. and BOWIE, L. 2017. A random key based estimation of distribution algorithm for the permutation flowshop scheduling problem. To be presented at the IEEE congress on evolutionary computation (CEC 2017), 5-8 June 2017, San Sebastian, Spain.
    Random Key (RK) is an alternative representation for permutation problems that enables application of techniques generally used for continuous optimisation. Although the benefit of RKs to permutation optimisation has been ...
  • Estimation of distribution algorithms for the multi-mode resource constrained project scheduling problem. 

    Ayodele, Mayowa; McCall, John; Regnier-Coudert, Olivier (IEEE, 2017-06-05)
    AYODELE, M., MCCALL, J. and REGNIER-COUDERT, O. 2017. Estimation of distribution algorithms for the multi-mode resource constrained project scheduling problem. To be presented at the IEEE congress on evolutionary computation 2017, 5-8 June 2017, San Sebastian, Spain.
    Multi-Mode Resource Constrained Project Problem (MRCPSP) is a multi-component problem which combines two interacting sub-problems; activity scheduling and mode assignment. Multi-component problems have been of research ...
  • Predicting emotional reaction in social networks. 

    Clos, Jérémie; Bandhakavi, Anil; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Cabanac, Guillaume (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56608-5_44, 2017-04-08)
    CLOS, J., BANDHAKAVI, A., WIRATUNGA, N. and CABANAC, G. 2017. Predicting emotional reaction in social networks. Lecture notes in computer science, 10193: proceedings of the 39th European conference on information retrieval 2017 (ECIR 2017): advances in information retrieval, 9-13 April 2017, Aberdeen, UK. Cham: Springer [online], pages 527-533. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56608-5_44
    Online content has shifted from static and document-oriented to dynamic and discussion-oriented, leading users to spend an increasing amount of time navigating online discussions in order to participate in their social ...
  • Developing tools to encourage reflection in first year students blogs. 

    McDermott, Roger; Brindley, Garry; Eccleston, Gordon (ACM https://doi.org/10.1145/1822090.1822132, 2010-06-26)
    MCDERMOTT, R., BRINDLEY, G. and ECCLESTON, G. 2010. Developing tools to encourage reflection in first year students blogs. In Proceedings of the 15th innovation and technology in computer science education annual conference (ITiCSE '10), 26 - 30 June 2010, Ankara, Turkey. New York: ACM [online], pages 147-151. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/1822090.1822132.
    The pedagogical basis of a project aimed at encouraging students to engage in reflective activities using blogs to document their learning experiences is described. It also gives some details of the practical implementation ...
  • Motivating all our students? 

    Carter, Janet; Bouvier, Dennis; Cardell-Oliver, Rachel; Hamilton, Margaret; Kurkovsky, Stanislav; Markham, Stefanie (ACM https://doi.org/10.1145/2078856.2078858, 2011-06-27)
    CARTER, J., BOUVIER, D., CARDELL-OLIVER, R., HAMILTON, M., KURKOVSKY, S., MARKHAM, S., MCCLUNG, O.W., MCDERMOTT, R., RIEDESEL, C., SHI, J. and WHITE, S. 2011. Motivating all our students? In Proceedings of the 16th innovation and technology in computer science education annual conference: working group reports (ITiCSE-WGR '11), 27 - 29 June 2011, Darmstadt, Germany. New York: ACM [online], pages 1-18. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/2078856.2078858.
    Academics expend a large amount of time and effort to sustain and enhance the motivation of undergraduate students. Typically based on a desire to ensure that all students achieve their full potential, approaches are based ...
  • Investigation into the personal epistemology of computer science students. 

    McDermott, Roger; Pirie, Iain; Cajander, Asa; Daniels, Mats; Laxer, Cary (ACM https://doi.org/10.1145/2462476.2465589, 2013-07-01)
    MCDERMOTT, R., PIRIE, I., CAJANDER, A., DANIELS, M. and LAXER, C. 2013. Investigation into the personal epistemology of computer science students. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM innovation and technology in computer science education conference (ITiCSE 2013), 1 - 3 July 2013, Canterbury, UK. New York: ACM [online], pages 231-236. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/2462476.2465589.
    In this paper, we investigate the personal epistemology of computing students, that is, their conceptions of knowledge and learning. We review some models of personal epistemological development and describe one of the ...
  • Perserverance measures and attainment in first year computing science students. 

    McDermott, Roger; Daniels, Mats; Cajander, Asa (ACM https://doi.org/10.1145/2729094.2742625, 2015-07-04)
    MCDERMOTT, R., DANIELS, M. and CAJANDER, A. 2015. Perserverance measures and attainment in first year computing science students. In Proceedings of the ACM conference on innovation and technology in computer science education (ITiCSE '15), 4 - 8 July 2015, Vilnius, Lithuania. New York: ACM [online], pages 302-307. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/2729094.2742625.
    We investigate the link between concepts of perseverance such as conscientiousness and grit, and the academic attainment of first year computing students. We review the role that perseverance plays in learning models, as ...
  • Challenges and recommendations for the design and conduct of global software engineering courses: a systematic review. 

    Clear, Tony; Beecham, Sarah; Barr, John; Daniels, Mats; McDermott, Roger; Oudshoorn, Michael; Savickaite, Airina; Noll, John (ACM https://doi.org/10.1145/2858796.2858797, 2015-07-04)
    CLEAR, T., BEECHAM, S., BARR, J., DANIELS, M., MCDERMOTT, R., OUDSHOORN, M., SAVICKAITE, A. and NOLL, J. 2015. Challenges and recommendations for the design and conduct of global software engineering courses: a systematic review. In Proceedings of the Innovation and technology in computer science education on working group reports (ITiCSE-WGR '15), 4 - 8 July 2015, Vilnius, Lithuania. New York: ACM [online], pages 1-39. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/2858796.2858797.
    Context: Global Software Engineering (GSE) has become the predominant form of software development for global companies and has given rise to a demand for students trained in GSE. In response, universities are developing ...
  • Ethical and professional complications in the construction of multi-developer hobbyist games. 

    Heron, Michael James (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s40869-016-0025-0, 2016-08-24)
    HERON, M.J. 2016. Ethical and professional complications in the construction of multi-developer hobbyist games. The computer games journal [online], 5(3), pages 115-129. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40869-016-0025-0.
    The modern availability of powerful video game development frameworks has resulted in something of an indie renaissance. Within this blossoming of small scale development are numerous hobbyist developers who build games ...
  • Age, technology usage, and cognitive characteristics in relation to perceived disorientation and reported website ease of use. 

    Crabb, Michael; Hanson, Vicki L. (ACM https://doi.org/10.1145/2661334.2661356, 2014-10-20)
    CRABB, M. and HANSON, V.L. 2014. Age, technology usage, and cognitive characteristics in relation to perceived disorientation and reported website ease of use. In the Proceedings of the 16th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on computers and accessibility (ASSETS '14), 20 - 22 October 2014, Rochester, USA. New York: ACM [online], pages 193-200. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/2661334.2661356
    Comparative studies including older and younger adults are becoming more common in HCI, generally used to compare how these two different age groups will approach a task. However, it is unclear whether user "age" is the ...
  • Responsive design for personalised subtitles. 

    Hughes, Chris J.; Armstrong, Mike; Jones, Rhianne; Crabb, Michael (ACM https://doi.org/10.1145/2745555.2746650, 2015-05-18)
    HUGHES, C.J., ARMSTRONG, M., JONES, R. and CRABB, M. 2015. Responsive design for personalised subtitles. In the Proceedings of the 12th Web for all conference (W4A'15), 18 - 20 May 2015, Florence, Italy. New York: ACM [online], article No. 8. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/2745555.2746650
    The Internet has continued to evolve, becoming increasingly media rich. It is now a major platform for video content, which is available to a variety of users across a range of devices. Subtitles enhance this experience ...
  • Dynamic subtitles: the user experience. 

    Crabb, Michael; Hanson, Vicki L. (ACM https://doi.org/10.1145/2745197.2745204, 2015-06-03)
    CRABB, M. and HANSON, V.L. 2016. Dynamic subtitles: the user experience. In the Proceedings of the ACM international conference on interactive experiences for TV and online video (TVX 2015), 3-5 June 2015, Brussels, Belgium. New York: ACM [online], pages 103-112. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/2745197.2745204
    Subtitles (closed captions) on television are typically placed at the bottom-centre of the screen. However, placing subtitles in varying positions, according to the underlying video content ('dynamic subtitles'), has the ...
  • A low-complexity and efficient encoder rate control solution for distributed residual video coding. 

    Hu, Chunyun; Hu, Binjie; Tu, Wanqing; Xiong, Yunhui (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s11042-017-4484-5, 2017-03-08)
    HU, C., HU, B., TU, W. and XIONG, Y. [2017] A low-complexity and efficient encoder rate control solution for distributed residual video coding. Multimedia tools and applications [online], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11042-017-4484-5.
    Existing encoder rate control (ERC) solutions have two technical limitations that prevent them from being widely used in real-world applications. One is that encoder side infor- mation (ESI) is required to be generated ...

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