Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • Classifying Arabic text using KNN classifier. 

    Al-Badarenah, Amer; Al-Shawakfa, Emad; Al-Rababah, Khaleel; Shatnawi, Safwan; Bani-Ismail, Basel (SAI Organization http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2016.070633, 2016-07-01)
    AL-BADARENAH, A., AL-SHAWAKFA, E., AL-RABABAH, K., SHATNAWI, S. and BANI-ISMAIL, B. 2016. Classifying Arabic text using KNN classifier. International journal of advanced computer science and applications [online], 7(6). Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2016.070633
    With the tremendous amount of electronic documents available, there is a great need to classify documents automatically. Classification is the task of assigning objects (images, text documents, etc.) to one of several ...
  • 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 ...
  • Efficient wireless multimedia multicast in multi-rate multi-channel mesh networks. 

    Tu, Wanqing (IEEE http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSIPN.2016.2550806, 2016-04-05)
    TU, W. 2016. Efficient wireless multimedia multicast in multi-rate multi-channel mesh networks. IEEE transactions on signal and information processing over networks [online], 2(3), 376-390. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSIPN.2016.2550806
    Devices in wireless mesh networks can operate on multiple channels and automatically adjust their transmission rates for the occupied channels. This paper shows how to improve performance-guaranteed multicasting transmission ...
  • Region-based memetic algorithm with archive for multimodal optimsation. 

    Lacroix, Benjamin; Molina, Daniel; Herrera, Francisco (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ins.2016.05.049, 2016-06-02)
    LACROIX, B., MOLINA, D. and HERRERA, F. 2016. Region-based memetic algorithm with archive for multimodal optimsation. Information sciences [online], 367-368, pages 719-746. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ins.2016.05.049
    In this paper we propose a specially designed memetic algorithm for multimodal optimisation problems. The proposal uses a niching strategy, called region-based niching strategy, that divides the search space in predefined ...
  • Early fusion and query modification in their dual late fusion form. 

    Kaliciak, Leszek; Myrhaug, Hans; Goker, Ayse; Song, Dawei (International Society of Information Fusion http://isif.org/publications/jaif-articles-appear-future-issue, 2015-10-28)
    KALICIAK, L., MYRHAUG, H., GOKER, A. and SONG, D. 2016. Early fusion and query modification in their dual late fusion forms. Journal of advances in information fusion [online], Articles to Appear in a Future Issue. Available from: http://isif.org/publications/jaif-articles-appear-future-issue
    In this paper, we prove that specific widely used models in Content-based Image Retrieval for information fusion are interchangeable. In addition, we show that even advanced, non-standard fusion strategies can be represented ...
  • Evaluating degrees of tenant isolation in multitenancy patterns: a case study of cloud-hosted version control system (VCS). 

    Ochei, Laud Charles; Petrovski, Andrei; Bass, Julian M. (IEEE http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/i-Society.2015.7366859, 2015-11)
    OCHEI, L.C., PETROVSKI, A. and BASS, J.M. 2015. Evaluating degrees of tenant isolation in multitenancy patterns: a case study of cloud-hosted version control system (VCS). In Proceedings of the 2015 international conference on information society (i-Society), 9-11 November 2015, London, UK. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE [online], pages 59-66. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/i-Society.2015.7366859
    One of the key concerns of implementing multitenancy (i.e., serving multiple tenants with a single instance of an application) on the cloud is how to enable the required degree of isolation between tenants, so that the ...
  • Automatic screening and classification of diabetic retinopathy and maculopathy using fuzzy image processing. 

    Rahim, Sarni Suhaila; Palade, Vasile; Shuttleworth, James; Jayne, Chrisina (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40708-016-0045-3, 2016-03-16)
    RAHIM, S.S., PALADE, V., SHUTTLEWORTH, J. and JAYNE, C. 2016. Automatic screening and classification of diabetic retinopathy and maculopathy using fuzzy image processing. Brain informatics [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40708-016-0045-3
    Digital retinal imaging is a challenging screening method for which effective, robust and cost-effective approaches are still to be developed. Regular screening for diabetic retinopathy and diabetic maculopathy diseases ...
  • Contextual sentiment analysis for social media genres. 

    Muhammad, Aminu; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Lothian, Robert (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.knosys.2016.05.032, 2016-05-16)
    MUHAMMAD, A., WIRATUNGA, N. and LOTHIAN, R. 2016. Contextual sentiment analysis for social media genres. Knowldege-based systems [online], 108, pages 92-101. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.knosys.2016.05.032
    The lexicon-based approaches to opinion mining involve the extraction of term polarities from sentiment lexicons and the aggregation of such scores to predict the overall sentiment of a piece of text. It is typically ...
  • (Re)presenting heritage: laser scanning and 3D visualisations for cultural resilience and community engagement. 

    Tait, Elizabeth; Laing, Richard Alexander; Grinnall, Andy; Burnett, Simon M.; Isaacs, John (SAGE https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0165551516636306, 2016-03-11)
    TAIT, E., LAING, R., GRINNALL, A., BURNETT, S. and ISAACS, J. 2016. (Re)presenting heritage: laser scanning and 3D visualisations for cultural resilience and community engagement. Journal of information science [online], 42(3), pages 420-433. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0165551516636306
    Cultural heritage is increasingly being viewed as an economic asset for geographic areas who aim to capitalise in the surge in interest in local history and heritage tourism from members of the public. Digital technologies ...
  • 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)
    CRABB, M. and HANSON, V.L. 2016. An analysis of age, technology usage, and cognitive characteristics within information retrieval tasks. ACM transactions on accessible computing (TACCESS) [online], 8(3), article number 10. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2856046
    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)
    CRAW, S., HORSBURGH, B. and MASSIE, S. 2015. Music recommendation: audio neighbourhoods to discover music in the long tail. Lecture notes in computer science [online], 9343, Proceedings of the 23rd international conference on case-based reasoning (ICCBR 2015), pages 73-87. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24586-7_6
    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)
    LUPIANI, E., MASSIE, S., CRAW, S., JUAREZ, J.M. and PALMA, J., 2016. Case-base maintenance with multi-objective evolutionary algorithms. Journal of Intelligent Information Systems, Vol 46(2), pp. 259-284.
    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)
    MACLEOD, C. and GERRARD, C.E., 2015. An alternative design for electrostatically accelerated ion beam fusion. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society [online], Vol 68 (11), pp. 336-341. Available from: http://www.jbis.org.uk/paper.php?p=2015.68.336
    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)
    HERON, M. and BELFORD, P., 2015. A practitioner reflection on teaching computer ethics with case studies and psychology. Brookes eJournal of Learning and Teaching, Vol 7(1).
    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)
    FERNANDEZ-ALEMAN, J.L., LOPEZ-GONZALEZ, L., GONZALEZ-SEQUEROS, O., JAYNE, C., LOPEZ-JIMENEZ, J., CARRILLO-DE-GEA, J.M. and TOVAL, A. An empirical study of neural network-based audience response technology in a human anatomy course for pharmacy students. Journal of Medical Systems, Vol 40 (4), Article 85.
    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)
    VIEN, Q.T., TU, W., NGUYEN, H.X. and TRESTIAN, R., 2015. Crosslayer topology design for network coding based wireless multicasting. Computer Networks, Vol. 88, pp. 27-39.
    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 ...

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