Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • A case study into the accessibility of text-parser based interaction. 

    Heron, Michael James (ACM http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2774225.2774833, 2015-06-23)
    HERON, M.J. 2015. A case study into the accessibility of text-parser based interaction. In Proceedings of the 7th ACM SIGCHI symposium on engineering interactive computing systems (EICS'15), 23-26 June 2015, Duisburg, Germany. New York: ACM [online], pages 74-83. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2774225.2774833
    The academic issues surrounding the accessibility of video games are reasonably well understood although compensations and inclusive design have not yet been comprehensively adopted by professional game developers. Several ...
  • SelfBACK: Activity recognition for self-management of low back pain. 

    Sani, Sadiq; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Massie, Stewart; Cooper, Kay (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47175-4, 2016-11-05)
    SANI, S., WIRATUNGA, N., MASSIE, S. and COOPER, K. 2016. SelfBACK: Activity recognition for self-management of low back pain. In Bramer, M. and Petridis, M. (eds.) 2016. Research and development in intelligent systems XXXIII: incorporating applications and innovations in intelligent systems XXIV. Cham: Springer [online], pages 281-294. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47175-4
    Low back pain (LBP) is the most significant contributor to years lived with disability in Europe and results in significant financial cost to European economies. Guidelines for the management of LBP have self-management ...
  • Emotion-corpus guided lexicons for sentiment analysis on Twitter. 

    Bandhakavi, Anil; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Massie, Stewart; Deepak, P. (Springer https://doi.org/10.10007/978-3-319-47175-4, 2016-11-05)
    BANDHAKAVI, A., WIRATUNGA, N. and MASSIE, S. 2016. Emotion-corpus guided lexicons for sentiment analysis on Twitter. In Bramer, M. and Petridis, M. (eds.) 2016. Research and development in intelligent systems XXXIII: incorporating applications and innovations in intelligent systems XXIV. Cham, Switzerland: Springer (online), pages 71-86. Available from: https://doi.org/10.10007/978-3-319-47175-4
    Research in Psychology have proposed frameworks that map emotion concepts with sentiment concepts. In this paper we study this mapping from a computational modelling perspective with a view to establish the role of an ...
  • Implementing the required degree of multitenancy isolation: a case study of cloud-hosted bug tracking system. 

    Ochei, Laud Charles; Petrovski, Andrei; Bass, Julian M. (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/SCC.2016.56, 2016-06-27)
    OCHEI, L.C., PETROVSKI, A. and BASS, J.M. 2016. Implementing the required degree of multitenancy isolation: a case study of cloud-hosted bug tracking system. In the Proceedings of the 13th IEEE international conference on services computing (SCC 2016), 27 June - 2 July 2016, San Francisco, USA. New Jersey: IEEE [online], pages 379-386. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/SCC.2016.56
    Implementing the required degree of isolation between tenants is one of the significant challenges for deploying a multitenant application on the cloud. This paper applies COMITRE (Component-based approach to multitenancy ...
  • Automatic features characterization from 3D facial images. 

    Elyan, Eyad; Ugail, Hassan (CSREA PRESS, 2010-07-12)
    ELYAN, E. and UGAIL, H. 2010. Automatic features characterization from 3d facial images. In Arabnia, H.R., Deligiannidis, L. and Solo, A.M.G. (eds.) Proceedings of the 14th international conference on computer graphics and virtual reality (CGVR 2010), 12-15 July 2010, Las Vegas, USA. Georgia, USA: CSREA Press, pages 67-73.
    This paper presents a novel and computationally fast method for automatic identification of symmetry profile from 3D facial images. The algorithm is based on the concepts of computational geometry which yield fast and ...
  • Computer aided sustainable design. 

    Bennadji, Amar; Ahriz, Hatem; Alastair, P. (ASCAAD http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/Show?_id=ascaad2004_paper9&sort=DEFAULT&search=alistair%20bennadji&hits=5, 2004-12-01)
    BENNADJI, A., AHRIZ, H. and ALASTAIR, P. 2005. Computer aided sustainable design. In the Proceedings of the 1st international conference on computer aided architectural design (ASCAAD 2004): e-design ar, 22-24 February 2005, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Dhahran: ASCAAD [online], pages 125-135. Available from: http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/Show?_id=ascaad2004_paper9&sort=DEFAULT&search=alistair%20bennadji&hits=5
    One of the most important aspects architects need to consider fairly early on is that of energy saving, cost, thermal comfort and the effect on the environment in terms of CO2 emissions. At present, during the early design ...
  • Insourcing a government information system an analysis using institutions and the capability approach. 

    Omar, Azmi; Bass, Julian M.; Lowitt, Peter (IEEE http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/i-Society.2015.7366866, 2015-11-09)
    OMAR, A., BASS, J.M. and LOWIT, P. 2015. Insourcing a government information system an analysis using institutions and the capability approach. In Proceedings of the 2015 international conference on information society (i-Society), 9-11 November 2015, London, UK. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE [online], pages 91-96. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/i-Society.2015.7366866
    This study explores the effectiveness of insourcing in the Malaysian Government. The research discusses the factors and issues of insourcing in a Malaysian government agency in the context of post contract termination of ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Analysing 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. Analysing 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 ...

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