Recent Submissions

  • Development of a flood warning simulation system: a case study of 2007 Tewkesbury flood. 

    Wang, Chen; Jiang, Yang; Xie, Huan; Miller, David; Brown, Iain (EDP Sciences https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/20160718021, 2016-10-20)
    WANG, C., JIANG, Y., XIE, H., MILLER, D. and BROWN, I. 2016. Development of a flood warning simulation system: a case study of 2007 Tewkesbury flood. In E3S web of conferences [online]: Proceedings of the 3rd European conference on flood risk management (FLOODrisk 2016), 17 - 21 October, Lyon, France. Paris: EDP Sciences, article ID 18021. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/20160718021.
    Many flood warning systems were developed for 2D environments and limited on specific flood hazard. With the purpose of overcoming these disadvantages, it is necessary to propose new methodologies and techniques for 3D ...
  • A framework for writing learning agreements. 

    Clear, Tony; McDermott, Roger; Parsjö, Elin; Cajander, Åsa; Daniels, Mats; Lagerqvist, Nanna (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2016.7757718, 2016-10-12)
    CLEAR, T., MCDERMOTT, R., PARSJÖ, E., CAJANDER, Å., DANIELS, M. and LAGERQVIST, N. 2016. A framework for writing learning agreements. In the Proceedings of the IEEE frontiers in education 2016 conference (FIE 2016): the crossroads of engineering and business, 12-15 October 2016, Erie, USA. Piscataway: IEEE (online), 8 pages. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2016.7757718.
    Active learning is a popular concept for motivating learning. Learning agreements are one strategy towards this goal. They can be used to aid the students to take ownership of their learning and in becoming more active in ...
  • Aligning quality assurance at the course unit and educational program levels. 

    Jónsson, Björn Þór; Lárusdóttir, Marta Kristin; Daniels, Mats; Clear, Alison; Clear, Tony; McDermott, Roger (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2016.7757419, 2016-10-12)
    JÓNSSON, B.T., LÁRUSDÓTTIR, M.K., DANIELS, M., CLEAR, A., CLEAR, T. and MCDERMOTT, R. 2016. Aligning quality assurance at the course unit and educational program levels. In Proceedings of the IEEE frontiers in education 2016 conference (FIE 2016): the crossroads of engineering and business, 12-15 October, Erie, USA. Piscataway: IEEE [online], pages 1-9. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2016.7757419.
    Quality assurance is a subject that has grown dramatically in importance in recent times. In previous work, we have described how the ACM Curricula can be used to support the Quality Assurance process of educational programs, ...
  • Students envisioning the future. 

    Lind, Thomas; Cajander, Åsa; Sandblad, Bengt; Daniels, Mats; Lárusdóttir, Marta Kristin; McDermott, Roger; Clear, Tony (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2016.7757701, 2016-10-12)
    LIND, T., CAJANDER, A., SANDBLAD, B., DANIELS, M., LÁRUSDÓTTIR, M., MCDERMOTT, R. and CLEAR, T. 2016. Students envisioning the future. In Proceedings of the IEEE frontiers in education 2016 conference (FIE 2016): the crossroads of engineering and business, 12-15 October, Erie, USA. Piscataway: IEEE [online], pages 1-9. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2016.7757701.
    How can students be included as critical stakeholders in the systems and services provided by a university? To address the whole student experience, we engaged students and employees at a large Swedish university in a ...
  • Visualisation techniques to support public interpretation of future climate change and land-use choices: a case study from N-E Scotland. 

    Wang, Chen; Miller, David; Brown, Iain; Jiang, Yang; Castellazzi, Marie (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/17538947.2015.1111949, 2015-11-17)
    WANG, C., MILLER, D., BROWN, I., JIANG, Y. and CASTELLAZZI, M. 2015. Visualisation techniques to support public interpretation of future climate change and land-use choices: a case study from N-E Scotland. International journal of digital earth [online], 9(6), pages 586-605. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/17538947.2015.1111949.
    Mitigating and adapting to climate change includes a requirement to evaluate the role of future land uses in delivering robust integrated responses that are sensitive to local landscape contexts. In practice, this emphasises ...
  • Lexicon generation for emotion detection from text. 

    Bandhakavi, Anil; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Massie, Stewart; Padmanabhan, Deepak (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/MIS.2017.22, 2017-02-13)
    BANDHAKAVI, A., WIRATUNGA, N., MASSIE, S. and PADMANABHAN, D. 2017. Lexicon generation for emotion detection from text. IEEE intelligent systems [online], 32(1), pages 102-108. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/MIS.2017.22.
    General-purpose emotion lexicons (GPELs) that associate words with emotion categories remain a valuable resource for emotion detection. However, the static and formal nature of their vocabularies make them an inadequate ...
  • Predictive planning with neural networks. 

    Ainslie, Russell; McCall, John; Shakya, Siddhartha; Owusu, Gilbert (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/IJCNN.2016.7727460, 2016-07-24)
    AINSLIE, R., MCCALL, J., SHAKYA, S. and OWUSU, G. 2016. Predictive planning with neural networks. In Proceedings of the International joint conference on neural networks (IJCNN), 24-29 July 2016, Vancouver, Canada. Piscataway: IEEE [online], pages 2110-2117. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/IJCNN.2016.7727460
    Critical for successful operations of service industries, such as telecoms, utility companies and logistic companies, is the service chain planning process. This involves optimizing resources against expected demand to ...
  • The evaluation of i-SIDRA - a tool for intelligent feedback - in a course on the anatomy of the locomotor system. 

    Fernandez-Aleman, Jose Luis; Lopez-Gonzalez, Laura; Gonzalez-Sequeros, Ofelia; Jayne, Chrisina; Lopez-Jimenez, Juan Jose; Toval, Ambrosio (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2016.07.008, 2016-07-16)
    FERNANDEZ-ALEMAN, J.L., LOPEZ-GONZALEZ, L., GONZALEZ-SEQUEROS, O., JAYNE, C., LOPEZ-JIMENEZ, J.J. and TOVAL, A. 2016. The evaluation of i-SIDRA - a tool for intelligent feedback - in a course on the anatomy of the locomotor system. International journal of medical informatics [online], 94, pages 172-181. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2016.07.008.
    Objective: This paper presents an empirical study of a formative mobile-based assessment approach that can be used to provide students with intelligent diagnostic feedback to test its educational effectiveness. Method: An ...
  • Automatic detection of microaneurysms in colour fundus images for diabetic retinopathy screening. 

    Rahim, Sarni Suhaila; Jayne, Chrisina; Palade, Vasile; Shuttleworth, James (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s00521-015-1929-5, 2015-06-07)
    RAHIM, S.S., JAYNE, C., PALADE, V. and SHUTTLEWORTH, J. 2016. Automatic detection of microaneurysms in colour fundus images for diabetic retinopathy screening. Neural computing and applications [online], 27(5), pages 1149-1164. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00521-015-1929-5.
    Regular eye screening is essential for the early detection and treatment of the diabetic retinopathy. This paper presents a novel automatic screening system for diabetic retinopathy that focuses on the detection of the ...
  • Selective dropout for deep neural networks. 

    Barrow, Erik; Eastwood, Mark; Jayne, Chrisina (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46675-0_57, 2016-09-29)
    BARROW, E., EASTWOOD, M. and JAYNE, C. 2016. Selective dropout for deep neural networks. Lecture notes in computer science, 9949, Neural information processing: Proceedings of 23rd International conference on neural information processing (ICONIP 2016), 16-21 October 2016, Kyoto, Japan. Cham: Springer [online], pages 519-528. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46675-0_57.
    Dropout has been proven to be an effective method for reducing overfitting in deep artificial neural networks. We present 3 new alternative methods for performing dropout on a deep neural network which improves the ...
  • The online dissemination of nature-health concepts: lessons from sentiment analysis of social media relating to "Nature-Deficit Disorder". 

    Palomino, Marco; Taylor, Tim; Goker, Ayse; Isaacs, John; Warber, Sara (MDPI https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph13010142, 2016-01-19)
    PALOMINO, M., TAYLOR, T., GOKER, A., ISAACS, J. and WARBER, S. 2016. The online dissemination of nature-health concepts: lessons from sentiment analysis of social media relating to "Nature-Deficit Disorder". International journal of environmental research and public health [online], 13(1), article number 142. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph13010142.
    Evidence continues to grow supporting the idea that restorative environments, green exercise, and nature-based activities positively impact human health. Nature-deficit disorder, a journalistic term proposed to describe ...
  • A data mining approach to ontology learning for automatic content-related question-answering in MOOCs. 

    Shatnawi, Safwan (Robert Gordon University School of Computing Science and Digital Media, 2016-10-01)
    SHATNAWI, S.M.I. 2016. A data mining approach to ontology learning for automatic content-related question-answering in MOOCs. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The advent of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) allows massive volume of registrants to enrol in these MOOCs. This research aims to offer MOOCs registrants with automatic content related feedback to fulfil their cognitive ...
  • On pruning and feature engineering in Random Forests. 

    Fawagreh, Khaled (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology, School of Computing Science and Digital Media, 2016-10-01)
    FAWAGREH, K. 2016. On pruning and feature engineering in Random Forests. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Random Forest (RF) is an ensemble classification technique that was developed by Leo Breiman over a decade ago. Compared with other ensemble techniques, it has proved its accuracy and superiority. Many researchers, ...
  • Ethics in computer science. 

    Heron, Michael James (Taylor and Francis https://www.crcpress.com/Encyclopedia-of-Computer-Science-and-Technology-Second-Edition-Print/Laplante/p/book/9781482208191, 2016-12-21)
    HERON, M. 2016. Ethics in computer science. In Laplante, P.A. (ed.) Encyclopedia of computer science and technology. 2nd ed. Abingdon: CRC Press.
    Ethics within the field of computer science represents a rich and vibrant topic with almost universal applicability both within and without the profession. In this chapter, the author discusses some of features that combine ...
  • Efficient resource utilization for multi-flow wireless multicasting transmissions. 

    Tu, Wanqing (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/JSAC.2012.120810, 2012-07-24)
    TU, W. 2012. Efficient resource utilization for multi-flow wireless multicasting transmissions. IEEE journal on selected areas in communications [online], 30(7), pages 1246-1258. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/JSAC.2012.120810
    Wireless multimedia services are major applications of next generation wireless networks. This paper is one of the first to study the efficient utilization of network resources for increasing the number of concurrent ...
  • Lexicon based feature extraction for emotion text classification. 

    Bandhakavi, Anil; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Deepak, P.; Massie, Stewart (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.patrec.2016.12.009, 2016-12-15)
    BANDHAKAVI, A., WIRATUNGA, N., DEEPAK, P. and MASSIE, S. 2016. Lexicon based feature extraction for emotion text classification. Pattern recognition letters [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.patrec.2016.12.009
    General Purpose Emotion Lexicons (GPELs) that associate words with emotion categories remain a valuable resource for emotion analysis of text. However the static and formal nature of their vocabularies make them inadequate ...
  • ClusterNN: A hybrid classification approach to mobile activity recognition. 

    Bashir, Sulaimon A.; Doolan, Daniel C.; Petrovski, Andrei (ACM https://doi.org/10.1145/2837126.2837140, 2015-12-11)
    BASHIR, S., DOOLAN, D. and PETROVSKI, A. 2015. ClusterNN: A hybrid classification approach to mobile activity recognition. In Proceedings of the 13th international conference on advances in mobile computing and multimedia, 11-13 December 2015, Brussels, Belguim. New York: ACM [online], pages 263-267. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2837126.2837140
    Mobile activity recognition from sensor data is based on supervised learning algorithms. Many algorithms have been proposed for this task. One of such algorithms is the K-nearest neighbour (KNN) algorithm. However, since ...
  • The effect of window length on accuracy of smartphone-based activity recognition. 

    Bashir, Sulaimon A.; Doolan, Daniel C.; Petrovski, Andrei (INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ENGINEERS http://www.iaeng.org/IJCS/issues_v43/issue_1/IJCS_43_1_15.pdf, 2016-02-29)
    BASHIR, S.A., DOOLAN, D.C. and PETROVSKI, A. 2016. The effect of window length on accuracy of smartphone-based activity recognition. IAENG International journal of computer science [online], 43(1), pages 126-136. Available from: http://www.iaeng.org/IJCS/issues_v43/issue_1/IJCS_43_1_15.pdf
    One of the main approaches for personalization of activity recognition is the generation of the classification model from user annotated data on mobile itself. However, giving the resource constraints on such devices there ...
  • IT controls in the public cloud: Success factors for allocation of roles and responsibilities. 

    Khan, Shafaq; Nicho, Mathew; Takruri, Haifa (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/15228053.2016.1237218, 2016-10-18)
    KHAN, S., NICHO, M. and TAKRURI, H. 2016. IT controls in the public cloud: Success factors for allocation of roles and responsibilities. Journal of information technology case and application research [online], 18(3), pages 155-180. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/15228053.2016.1237218
    The rapid adoption of cloud computing by organizations has resulted in the transformation of the roles and responsibilities of staff in managing the information technology (IT) resources (via IT governance controls) that ...
  • Viewing art on a tablet computer: A well-being intervention for people with dementia and their caregivers. 

    Tyack, Charles; Camic, Paul M.; Heron, Michael James; Hulbert, Sabina (Sage http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0733464815617287, 2015-12-16)
    TYACK, C., CAMIC, P.M., HERON, M.J. and HULBERT, S. 2015. Viewing art on a tablet computer: A well-being intervention for people with dementia and their caregivers. Journal of applied gerontology [online], Online First. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0733464815617287
    Art-based interventions have been shown to be beneficial for the well-being of people with dementia and their caregivers. This article explored whether such interventions can be delivered via a touchscreen tablet device ...

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