Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wireless information and energy transfer in nonregenerative OFDM AF relay systems. 

    Huang, Gaofei; Tu, Wanqing (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s11277-016-3768-9, 2016-09-29)
    HUANG, G. and TU, W. 2017. Wireless information and energy transfer in nonregenerative OFDM AF relay systems. Wireless personal communications [online], First Online. Available from: https://10.1007/s11277-016-3768-9.
    Energy harvesting (EH) is a promising strategy to prolong the operation of energy-constrained wireless systems. Simultaneous wireless information and energy transfer (SWIET) is a potential EH technique which has recently ...
  • A case study of Facebook use: outlinging a multi-layer strategy for higher education. 

    Menzies, Rachel; Petrie, Karen; Zarb, Mark (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s10639-015-9436-y, 2015-09-09)
    MENZIES, R., PETRIE, K. and ZARB, M. 2017. A case study of Facebook use: outlining a multi-layer strategy for higher education. Education and information technologies [online], 22(1), pages 39-53. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10639-015-9436-y.
    Facebook is one of the largest social networking sites, with over 1.23 billion users. Many students use Facebook as a platform to enhance their learning experience. A growing body of literature reports on the motivation ...
  • Breaking the communication barrier: guidelines to aid communication within pair programming. 

    Zarb, Mark; Hughes, Janet (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/08993408.2015.1033125, 2015-04-23)
    ZARB, M. and HUGHES, J. 2015. Breaking the communication barrier: guidelines to aid communication within pair programming. Computer science education [online], 25(2), pages 120-151. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/08993408.2015.1033125.
    Pair programming is a software development technique with many cited benefits in learning and teaching. However, it is reported that novice programmers find several barriers to pairing up, typically due to the added ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Power and perception in the scandal in academia. 

    Heron, Michael James; Belford, Pauline Helen (ACM http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2809957.2809961, 2015-07-30)
    HERON, M.J. and BELFORD, P. 2015. Power and perception in the scandal in academia. ACM SIGCAS computers and society [online], 45(2), pages 11-19. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2809957.2809961
    The Scandal in Academia is a large-scale fictional ethical case study of around 17,000 words and fourteen separate revelations. They are delivered as newspaper extracts from a newspaper reporting on an ongoing crisis at a ...
  • Musings on misconduct: a practitioner reflection on the ethical investigation of plagiarism within programming modules. 

    Heron, Michael James; Belford, Pauline Helen (ACM http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2874239.2874304, 2015-09-01)
    HERON, M.J. and BELFORD, P. 2015. Musings on misconduct: a practitioner reflection on the ethical investigation of plagiarism within programming modules. ACM SIGCAS computers and society [online], 45(3), pages 438-444. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2874239.2874304
    Tools for algorithmically detecting plagiarism have become very popular, but none of these tools offers an effective and reliable way to identify plagiarism within academic software development. As a result, the identification ...
  • Fuzzy ethics: or how I learned to stop worrying and love the bot. 

    Heron, Michael James; Belford, Pauline Helen (ACM http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2856428.2856429, 2015-12-11)
    HERON, M.J. and BELFORD, P. 2015. Fuzzy ethics: or how I learned to stop worrying and love the bot. ACM SIGCAS Computers and society [online], 45(4), pages 4-6. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2856428.2856429
    The recent death of a Volkswagen worker at the hand of a factory robot has resulted in a number of editorials and opinion pieces discussing moral responsibility and robots. In this short response piece we outline some of ...
  • A role allocation model for IT controls in a cloud environment. 

    Khan, Safaq; Nicho, Mathew; Cooper, Grahame (Clute Institute https://doi.org/10.19030/rbis.v19i1.9253, 2015-06-01)
    KHAN, S., NICHO, M. and COOPER, G. 2015. A role allocation model for IT controls in a cloud environment. Review of business information systems [online], 19(1), pages 5-14. Available from: https://doi.org/10.19030/rbis.v19i1.9253
    The rapid adoption of cloud computing by organizations, along with the need to comply with relevant IT governance (ITG) controls, has increased the complexity of governance in the cloud. This transition from a classical ...
  • A review of air-fuel mixing and alternative methods in scramjets and scramjet-like engines. 

    Macleod, Christopher; Gerrard, Claire E. (British Interplanetary Society http://www.jbis.org.uk/, 2016-09-30)
    MACLEOD, C. and GERRARD, C.E. 2016. A review of air-fuel mixing and alternative methods in scramjets and scramjet-like engines. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society [online], 69(4), pages 116-126. Available from: http://www.jbis.org.uk/
    This paper reviews work on two aspects of scramjet and similar ducted hypersonic propulsion. The first of these is air-fuel mixing techniques - the problem of mixing is considered the most intractable in scramjet design. ...

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