Recent Submissions

  • Evaluating degrees of multitenancy isolation: a case study of cloud-hosted GSD tools. 

    Ochei, Laud Charles; Bass, Julian M.; Petrovski, Andrei (IEEE http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICCAC.2015.17, 2015-09-21)
    OCHEI, L.C., BASS, J.M. and PETROVSKI, A. 2015. Evaluating degrees of multitenancy isolation: a case study of cloud-hosted GSD tools. In Proceedings of the 2015 international conference on cloud and autonomic computing (ICCAC 2015), 21-25 September 2015, Cambridge, MA, USA. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE [online], pages 101-112. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICCAC.2015.17
    Multitenancy is an essential cloud computing property where a single instance of an application serves multiple tenants. Multitenancy introduces significant challenges when deploying application components to the cloud due ...
  • Evaluating degrees of isolation between tenants enabled by multitenancy patterns for cloud-hosted version control systems (VCS). 

    Ochei, Laud Charles; Petrovski, Andrei; Bass, Julian M. (Infonomics Society http://dx.doi.org/10.20533/ijicr.2042.4655.2015.0075, 2015-09-01)
    OCHEI, L.C., PETROVSKI, A. and BASS, J.M. 2015. Evaluating degrees of isolation between tenants enabled by multitenancy patterns for cloud-hosted version control systems (VCS). International journal of intelligent computing research [online], 6(3), pages 601-612. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.20533/ijicr.2042.4655.2015.0075
    When implementing multitenancy for cloud-hosted applications, one of the main challenges to overcome is how to enable the required degree of isolation between tenants so that the required performance, resource utilization, ...
  • Two-part segmentation of text documents. 

    Deepak, P.; Visweswariah, Karthik; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Sani, Sadiq (ACM http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2396761.2396862, 2012-10-29)
    DEEPAK, P., VISWESWARIAH, K., WIRATUNGA, N. and SANI, S. 2012. Two-part segmentation of text documents. In Proceedings of the 21st ACM international conference on information and knowledge management, 29 October - 02 November 2012, Maui, USA. New York: ACM [online], pages 793-802. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2396761.2396862
    We consider the problem of segmenting text documents that have a two-part structure such as a problem part and a solution part. Documents of this genre include incident reports that typically involve description of events ...
  • Automatic modelling for diagnosis. 

    Ahriz, Hatem; Xia, S. (Istituto di Analisi Numerica http://www.qrg.northwestern.edu/papers/Files/qr-workshops/QR97/Ahriz_1997_Automatic_Modelling_Diagnosis.pdf, 1997-06-03)
    AHRIZ, A. and XIA, S. 1997. Automatic modelling for diagnosis. In Ironi, L. (ed.) Proceedings of the 11th international workshop on qualitative reasoning (QR97), 3-6 June 1997, Cortona, Italy. Pavia: Istituto di Analisi Numerica [online], pages 3-12. Available from: http://www.qrg.northwestern.edu/papers/Files/qr-workshops/QR97/Ahriz_1997_Automatic_Modelling_Diagnosis.pdf
    Much of the past work on fault diagnosis did not pay enough attention to model construction and its important role in aiding problem solving. It was generally accepted that a model was available or was assumed to be present ...
  • Modeling as a fragment assembling process. 

    Ahriz, Hatem; Tomasena, M. (Qualitative Reasoning Group http://www.qrg.northwestern.edu/papers/Files/qr-workshops/QR99/Ahriz_1999_Modeling_Fragment_Assembling_Process.pdf, 1999-06-01)
    AHRIZ, H. and TOMASENA, M. 1999. Modeling as a fragment assembling process. In Price, C. (ed), the Proceedings of the 13th international workshop on qualitative reasoning (QR99), 6-9 June 1999, Loch Awe, UK. Illinois: Qualitative Reasoning Group [online], pages 1-10. Available from: http://www.qrg.northwestern.edu/papers/Files/qr-workshops/QR99/Ahriz_1999_Modeling_Fragment_Assembling_Process.pdf
    Model based reasoning about physical systems deals with diagnosis, supervision, interpretation, explanation, etc. Most of the contributions to this domain do not pay much attention to model construction, and it was generally ...
  • Verification of redesign models: a CSP approach. 

    Arana, Ines; Ahriz, Hatem (Professional Engineering Publishing, 2001-08-21)
    ARANA, I. and AHRIZ, H. 2001. Verification of redesign models: a CSP approach. In the Proceedings of the 13th international conference on engineering design (ICED'01), 21-23 August 2001, Glasgow, UK. Glasgow: Professional Engineering Publishing, pages 283-290.
    One of the initial stages in the manufacturing of an article is the production of a design which satisfies a set of user requirements. Much of the design work carried out in manufacturing companies can be classified as ...
  • 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 ...
  • The development of a framework for understanding the UX of subtitles. 

    Crabb, Michael; Jones, Rhianne; Armstrong, Mike (ACM http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2700648.2811372, 2015-10-26)
    CRABB, M., JONES, R. and ARMSTRONG, M. 2015. The development of a framework for understanding the UX of subtitles. In Proceedings of the 17th International ACM SIGACCESS conference on computuers and accessibility [ASSETS '15], 26-28 October 2015, Lisbon, Portuga. New York: ACM [online], pages 347-348. Available from: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2700648.2811372
    Approximately 10% of the television audience use subtitles (captioning) to support their viewing experience. Subtitles enable viewers to participate in an experience that is often taken for granted ...
  • 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 ...
  • New radicals: digital political engagement in post-referendum Scotland: final report on pilot project to the Communities and Culture Network+. 

    McLaverty, Peter; MacLeod, Iain; Tait, Elizabeth; Baxter, Graeme; Goker, Ayse; Heron, Michael James (Communities and Culture Network+ http://www.communitiesandculture.org/projects/outputs, 2015-05-01)
    MCLAVERTY, P., MACLEOD, I., TAIT, E., BAXTER, G., GOKER, A. and HERON, M. 2015. New radicals: digital political engagement in post-referendum Scotland: final report on pilot project to the Communities and Culture Network+. In Working Papers of the Communities and Culture Network+ [online], 6, Oct 2015. Available from: http://www.communitiesandculture.org/projects/outputs
    The main aim of this study will be to analyse the transition of social media activism since the Scottish referendum, in order to establish whether the related activism is sustained over a longer timescale, particularly in ...
  • Motivation, optimal experience and flow in first year computing science. 

    McDermott, Roger; Zarb, Mark; Daniels, Mats; Cajander, Åsa; Clear, Tony (ACM http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2899415.2899474, 2016-07-11)
    MCDERMOTT, R., ZARB, M., DANIELS, M., CAJANDER, Å. and CLEAR, T. 2016. Motivation, optimal experience and flow in first year computing science. In the Proceedings of the 2016 ACM conference on innovation and technology in computer science education (ITiCSE '16), 9-13 July 2016, Arequipa, Peru. New York: ACM [online], pages 206-211. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2899415.2899474
    We examine the concept of motivation from the perspective of Self Determination Theory and give a brief overview of relevant results. We also consider the optimal state known as "Flow" and give an account of its conceptualisation ...
  • Anlysing creative image search information needs. 

    Konkova, Elena; MacFarlane, Andrew; Goker, Ayse (ISKO UK http://www.iskouk.org/content/analysing-creative-image-search-information-needs, 2015-09-10)
    KONKOVA, E., MACFARLANE, A. and GOKER, A. 2015. Anlysing creative image search information needs. In the Proceedings of the ISKO UK biennial conference: knowledge organization - making a difference, 13-14 July 2015, London, UK. London: ISKO [online]. Available from: http://www.iskouk.org/content/analysing-creative-image-search-information-needs
    Creative professionals in advertising, marketing, design and journalism search for images to visually represent a concept for their project. The main purpose of this paper is to present an analysis of documents known as ...
  • Harnessing background knowledge for e-learning recommendation. 

    Mbipom, Blessing; Craw, Susan; Massie, Stewart (Springer, 2016-12-13)
    MBIPOM, B., CRAW, S. and MASSIE, S. 2016. Harnessing background knowledge for e-learning recommendation. In Proceedings of the 36th SGAI international conference on innovative techniques and applications of artifical intelligence (AI-2016), 13-15 December 2016, Cambridge, UK. Paper 268 (accepted).
    The growing availability of good quality, learning-focused content on the Web makes it an excellent source of resources for e-learning systems. However, learners can find it hard to retrieve material well-aligned with their ...
  • A fine-grained random forests using class decomposition: an application to medical diagnosis. 

    Elyan, Eyad; Gaber, Mohamed Medhat (Springer http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00521-015-2064-z, 2015-09-22)
    ELYAN, E. and GABER, M.M. 2015. A fine-grained random forests using class decomposition: an application to medical diagnosis. Neural computing and applications [online], FirstOnline. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00521-015-2064-z
    Class decomposition describes the process of segmenting each class into a number of homogeneous subclasses. This can be naturally achieved through clustering. Utilising class decomposition can provide a number of benefits ...
  • Real-time topic detection with bursty n-grams: RGU's submission to the 2014 SNOW Challenge. 

    Martin, Carlos; Goker, Ayse (CEUR http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1150/martin.pdf, 2014-04-08)
    MARTIN, C. and GOKER, A. 2014. Real-time topic detection with bursty n-grams: RGU's submission to the 2014 SNOW challenge. In the Proceedings of the social news on the web 2014 data challenge (SNOW-DC 2014), 8th April 2014, Seoul, Korea. Seoul: CEUR [online], pages 9-16. Available from http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1150/martin.pdf
    Twitter is becoming an ever more popular platform for discovering and sharing information about current events, both personal and global. The scale and diversity of messages makes the discovery and analysis of breaking ...
  • Truck and trailer scheduling in a real world, dynamic and heterogeneous context. 

    Regnier-Coudert, Olivier; McCall, John; Ayodele, Mayowa; Anderson, Steven (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tre.2016.06.010, 2016-07-14)
    REGNIER-COUDERT, O., MCCALL, J., AYODELE, M. and ANDERSON, S. 2016. Truck and trailer scheduling in a real world, dynamic and heterogeneous context. Transportation research part E: logistics and transportation review [online], 93, pages 389-408. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tre.2016.06.010
    We present a new variant of the Vehicle Routing Problem based on a real industrial scenario. This VRP is dynamic and heavily constrained and uses time-windows, a heterogeneous vehicle fleet and multiple types of job. A ...
  • Cloud computing adoption by SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

    Abubakar, Dahiru Abubakar (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology. School of Computing Science and Digital Media., 2016-01)
    ABUBAKAR, D.A. 2016. Cloud computing adoption by SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    This research contributes to the growing body of research on cloud computing and addresses the paucity of research on cloud computing adoption, as well as information systems (IS) and information communication technologies ...
  • Contextual lexicon-based sentiment analysis for social media. 

    Muhammad, Aminu (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology. School of Computing Science and Digital Media., 2016-05)
    MUHAMMAD, A.B. 2016. Contextual lexicon-based sentiment analysis for social media. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Sentiment analysis concerns the computational study of opinions expressed in text. Social media domains provide a wealth of opinionated data, thus, creating a greater need for sentiment analysis. Typically, sentiment ...
  • The role of Walsh structure and ordinal linkage in the optimisation of pseudo-Boolean functions under monotonicity invariance. 

    Christie, Lee A. (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology. School of Computing Science and Digital Media., 2016-02)
    CHRISTIE, L.A. 2016. The role of Walsh structure and ordinal linkage in the optimisation of pseudo-Boolean functions under monotonicity invariance. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Optimisation heuristics rely on implicit or explicit assumptions about the structure of the black-box fitness function they optimise. A review of the literature shows that understanding of structure and linkage is helpful ...
  • A genetic algorithm approach to optimising random forests applied to class engineered data. 

    Elyan, Eyad; Gaber, Mohamed Medhat (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ins.2016.08.007, 2016-08-04)
    ELYAN, E. and GABER, M.M. 2016. A genetic algorithm approach to optimising random forests applied to class engineered data. Information sciences [online], (accepted). Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ins.2016.08.007
    In numerous applications and especially in the life science domain, examples are labelled at a higher level of granularity. For example, binary classification is dominant in many of these datasets, with the positive class ...

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