Recent Submissions

  • An analysis of user engagement in relation to computing workshop activities. 

    Menzies, Rachel; Crabb, Michael; Herron, Daniel; Petrie, Karen; Stewart, Craig; Zarb, Mark (ACM https://doi.org/10.1145/2676723.2677272, 2015-02-24)
    MENZIES, R., CRABB, M., HERRON, D., PETRIE, K., STEWART, C. and ZARB, M. 2015. An analysis of user engagement in relation to computing workshop activities. In Proceedings of the 46th ACM technical symposium on computer science education (SIGCSE'15), 4 -7 March 2015, Kansas City, USA. New York: ACM [online], pages 469-474. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/2676723.2677272.
    Computing is now one of the fastest growing fields of employment, with a large bias placed on developing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education in schools. However, due to the fast pace of ...
  • Understanding the diverse needs of subtitle users in a rapidly evolving media landscape. 

    Armstrong, Mike; Brown, Andy; Crabb, Michael; Hughes, Chris J.; Jones, Rhianne; Sandford, James (IET https://doi.org/10.1049/ibc.2015.0032, 2015-09-10)
    ARMSTRONG, M., BROWN, A., CRABB, M., HUGHES, C.J., JONES, R. and SANDFORD, J. 2015. Understanding the diverse needs of subtitle users in a rapidly evolving media landscape. In the Proceedings of the IBC 2015, 10 - 14 September 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Stevenage: IET [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1049/ibc.2015.0032
    Audiences are increasingly using services such as video on demand and the web to watch television programmes. Broadcasters need to make subtitles available across all these new platforms. These platforms also create new ...
  • Effective dependency rule-based aspect extraction for social recommender systems. 

    Chen, Yoke Yie; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Lothian, Robert (ASSOCIATION FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS http://aisel.aisnet.org/, 2017-07-16)
    CHEN, Y.Y., WIRATUNGA, N. and LOTHIAN, R. 2017. Effective dependency rule-based aspect extraction for social recommender systems. In Proceedings of the 21st Pacific Asia conference on information systems 2017 (PACIS 2017), 16-20 July 2017, Langkawi, Malaysia. (accepted).
    Social recommender systems capitalise on product reviews to generate recommendations that are both guided by experiential knowledge and are explained by user opinions centred on important product aspects. Therefore, having ...
  • Deep active learning for autonomous navigation. 

    Hussein, Ahmed; Gaber, Mohamed Medhat; Elyan, Eyad (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44188-7_1, 2016-08-19)
    HUSSEIN, A., GABER, M.M. and ELYAN, E. 2016. Deep active learning for autonomous navigation. In Jayne, C. and Iliadis, L. (eds.) Communications in computer and information science, 629. Engineering applications of neural networks: proceedings of the 17th International conference on engineering applications of neural networks (EANN 2016), 2 - 5 September 2016, Aberdeen, UK. Cham: Springer [online], pages 3-17. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44188-7_1
    Imitation learning refers to an agent's ability to mimic a desired behavior by learning from bservations. A major challenge facing learning from demonstrations is to represent the demonstrations in a manner that is adequate ...
  • Intelligent measurement in unmanned aerial cyber physical systems for traffic surveillance. 

    Petrovski, Andrei; Rattadilok, Prapa; Petrovski, Sergei (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44188-7_12, 2016-08-19)
    PETROVSKI, A., RATTADILOK, P. and PETROVSKII, S. 2016. Intelligent measurement in unmanned aerial cyber physical systems for traffic surveillance. In Jayne, C. and Iliadis, L. (eds.) Communications in computer and information science, 629. Engineering applications of neural networks: proceedings of the 17th International conference on engineering applications of neural networks (EANN 2016), 2 - 5 September 2016, Aberdeen, UK. Cham: Springer [online], pages 161-175. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44188-7_12
    An adaptive framework for building intelligent measurement systems has been proposed in the paper and tested on simulated traffic surveillance data. The use of the framework enables making intelligent decisions related to ...
  • Designing a context-aware cyber physical system for smart conditional monitoring of platform equipment. 

    Majdani, Farzan; Petrovski, Andrei; Doolan, Daniel C. (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44188-7_15, 2016-08-19)
    MAJDANI, F., PETROVSKI, A. and DOOLAN, D. 2016. Designing a context-aware cyber physical system for smart conditional monitoring of platform equipment. In Jayne, C. and Iliadis, L. (eds.) Communications in computer and information science, 629. Engineering applications of neural networks: proceedings of the 17th International conference on engineering applications of neural networks (EANN 2016), 2 - 5 September 2016, Aberdeen, UK. Cham: Springer [online], pages 198-210. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44188-7_15
    An adaptive multi-tiered framework, which can be utilised for designing a context-aware cyber physical system is proposed and applied within the context of assuring offshore asset integrity. Adaptability is achieved through ...
  • Quick Response Code Secure: a cryptographically secure anti-phishing tool for QR code attacks. 

    Mavroeidis, Vasileios; Nicho, Mathew
    MAVROEIDIS, V. and NICHO, M. 2017. Quick Response Code Secure: a cryptographically secure anti-phishing tool for QR code attacks. In Proceedings of the 7th International conference on mathematical methods, models and architectures for computer networks security (MMM-ACNS 2017), 28-30 August 2017, Warsaw, Poland. (Accepted)
    The two-dimensional quick response (QR) codes can be misleading due to the difficulty in differentiating a genuine QR code from a malicious one. Since, the vulnerability is practically part of their design, scanning a ...
  • Managing information security risk using integrated governance risk and compliance. 

    Nicho, Mathew; Khan, Shafaq; Rahman, M.S.M.K
    NICHO, M., KHAN, S. and RAHMAN, M.S.M.K. 2017. Managing information security risk using integrated governance risk and compliance. In the Proceedings of the international conference on computer and applications (ICCA 2017), 6-7 September 2017, Dubai, UAE.
    This paper aims to demonstrate the building blocks of an IT Governance Risk and Compliance (IT GRC) model as well the phased stages of the optimal integration of IT GRC frameworks, standards and model through a longitudinal ...
  • A random key based estimation of distribution algorithm for the permutation flowshop scheduling problem. 

    Ayodele, Mayowa; McCall, John; Regnier-Coudert, Olivier; Bowie, Liam (IEEE, 2017-06-05)
    AYODELE, M., MCCALL, J., REGNIER-COUDERT, O. and BOWIE, L. 2017. A random key based estimation of distribution algorithm for the permutation flowshop scheduling problem. To be presented at the IEEE congress on evolutionary computation (CEC 2017), 5-8 June 2017, San Sebastian, Spain.
    Random Key (RK) is an alternative representation for permutation problems that enables application of techniques generally used for continuous optimisation. Although the benefit of RKs to permutation optimisation has been ...
  • Estimation of distribution algorithms for the multi-mode resource constrained project scheduling problem. 

    Ayodele, Mayowa; McCall, John; Regnier-Coudert, Olivier (IEEE, 2017-06-05)
    AYODELE, M., MCCALL, J. and REGNIER-COUDERT, O. 2017. Estimation of distribution algorithms for the multi-mode resource constrained project scheduling problem. To be presented at the IEEE congress on evolutionary computation 2017, 5-8 June 2017, San Sebastian, Spain.
    Multi-Mode Resource Constrained Project Problem (MRCPSP) is a multi-component problem which combines two interacting sub-problems; activity scheduling and mode assignment. Multi-component problems have been of research ...
  • Predicting emotional reaction in social networks. 

    Clos, Jérémie; Bandhakavi, Anil; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Cabanac, Guillaume (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56608-5_44, 2017-04-08)
    CLOS, J., BANDHAKAVI, A., WIRATUNGA, N. and CABANAC, G. 2017. Predicting emotional reaction in social networks. Lecture notes in computer science, 10193: proceedings of the 39th European conference on information retrieval 2017 (ECIR 2017): advances in information retrieval, 9-13 April 2017, Aberdeen, UK. Cham: Springer [online], pages 527-533. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56608-5_44
    Online content has shifted from static and document-oriented to dynamic and discussion-oriented, leading users to spend an increasing amount of time navigating online discussions in order to participate in their social ...
  • Developing tools to encourage reflection in first year students blogs. 

    McDermott, Roger; Brindley, Garry; Eccleston, Gordon (ACM https://doi.org/10.1145/1822090.1822132, 2010-06-26)
    MCDERMOTT, R., BRINDLEY, G. and ECCLESTON, G. 2010. Developing tools to encourage reflection in first year students blogs. In Proceedings of the 15th innovation and technology in computer science education annual conference (ITiCSE '10), 26 - 30 June 2010, Ankara, Turkey. New York: ACM [online], pages 147-151. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/1822090.1822132.
    The pedagogical basis of a project aimed at encouraging students to engage in reflective activities using blogs to document their learning experiences is described. It also gives some details of the practical implementation ...
  • Motivating all our students? 

    Carter, Janet; Bouvier, Dennis; Cardell-Oliver, Rachel; Hamilton, Margaret; Kurkovsky, Stanislav; Markham, Stefanie (ACM https://doi.org/10.1145/2078856.2078858, 2011-06-27)
    CARTER, J., BOUVIER, D., CARDELL-OLIVER, R., HAMILTON, M., KURKOVSKY, S., MARKHAM, S., MCCLUNG, O.W., MCDERMOTT, R., RIEDESEL, C., SHI, J. and WHITE, S. 2011. Motivating all our students? In Proceedings of the 16th innovation and technology in computer science education annual conference: working group reports (ITiCSE-WGR '11), 27 - 29 June 2011, Darmstadt, Germany. New York: ACM [online], pages 1-18. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/2078856.2078858.
    Academics expend a large amount of time and effort to sustain and enhance the motivation of undergraduate students. Typically based on a desire to ensure that all students achieve their full potential, approaches are based ...
  • Investigation into the personal epistemology of computer science students. 

    McDermott, Roger; Pirie, Iain; Cajander, Asa; Daniels, Mats; Laxer, Cary (ACM https://doi.org/10.1145/2462476.2465589, 2013-07-01)
    MCDERMOTT, R., PIRIE, I., CAJANDER, A., DANIELS, M. and LAXER, C. 2013. Investigation into the personal epistemology of computer science students. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM innovation and technology in computer science education conference (ITiCSE 2013), 1 - 3 July 2013, Canterbury, UK. New York: ACM [online], pages 231-236. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/2462476.2465589.
    In this paper, we investigate the personal epistemology of computing students, that is, their conceptions of knowledge and learning. We review some models of personal epistemological development and describe one of the ...
  • Perserverance measures and attainment in first year computing science students. 

    McDermott, Roger; Daniels, Mats; Cajander, Asa (ACM https://doi.org/10.1145/2729094.2742625, 2015-07-04)
    MCDERMOTT, R., DANIELS, M. and CAJANDER, A. 2015. Perserverance measures and attainment in first year computing science students. In Proceedings of the ACM conference on innovation and technology in computer science education (ITiCSE '15), 4 - 8 July 2015, Vilnius, Lithuania. New York: ACM [online], pages 302-307. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/2729094.2742625.
    We investigate the link between concepts of perseverance such as conscientiousness and grit, and the academic attainment of first year computing students. We review the role that perseverance plays in learning models, as ...
  • Challenges and recommendations for the design and conduct of global software engineering courses: a systematic review. 

    Clear, Tony; Beecham, Sarah; Barr, John; Daniels, Mats; McDermott, Roger; Oudshoorn, Michael; Savickaite, Airina; Noll, John (ACM https://doi.org/10.1145/2858796.2858797, 2015-07-04)
    CLEAR, T., BEECHAM, S., BARR, J., DANIELS, M., MCDERMOTT, R., OUDSHOORN, M., SAVICKAITE, A. and NOLL, J. 2015. Challenges and recommendations for the design and conduct of global software engineering courses: a systematic review. In Proceedings of the Innovation and technology in computer science education on working group reports (ITiCSE-WGR '15), 4 - 8 July 2015, Vilnius, Lithuania. New York: ACM [online], pages 1-39. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/2858796.2858797.
    Context: Global Software Engineering (GSE) has become the predominant form of software development for global companies and has given rise to a demand for students trained in GSE. In response, universities are developing ...
  • Age, technology usage, and cognitive characteristics in relation to perceived disorientation and reported website ease of use. 

    Crabb, Michael; Hanson, Vicki L. (ACM https://doi.org/10.1145/2661334.2661356, 2014-10-20)
    CRABB, M. and HANSON, V.L. 2014. Age, technology usage, and cognitive characteristics in relation to perceived disorientation and reported website ease of use. In the Proceedings of the 16th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on computers and accessibility (ASSETS '14), 20 - 22 October 2014, Rochester, USA. New York: ACM [online], pages 193-200. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/2661334.2661356
    Comparative studies including older and younger adults are becoming more common in HCI, generally used to compare how these two different age groups will approach a task. However, it is unclear whether user "age" is the ...
  • Responsive design for personalised subtitles. 

    Hughes, Chris J.; Armstrong, Mike; Jones, Rhianne; Crabb, Michael (ACM https://doi.org/10.1145/2745555.2746650, 2015-05-18)
    HUGHES, C.J., ARMSTRONG, M., JONES, R. and CRABB, M. 2015. Responsive design for personalised subtitles. In the Proceedings of the 12th Web for all conference (W4A'15), 18 - 20 May 2015, Florence, Italy. New York: ACM [online], article No. 8. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/2745555.2746650
    The Internet has continued to evolve, becoming increasingly media rich. It is now a major platform for video content, which is available to a variety of users across a range of devices. Subtitles enhance this experience ...
  • Dynamic subtitles: the user experience. 

    Crabb, Michael; Hanson, Vicki L. (ACM https://doi.org/10.1145/2745197.2745204, 2015-06-03)
    CRABB, M. and HANSON, V.L. 2016. Dynamic subtitles: the user experience. In the Proceedings of the ACM international conference on interactive experiences for TV and online video (TVX 2015), 3-5 June 2015, Brussels, Belgium. New York: ACM [online], pages 103-112. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/2745197.2745204
    Subtitles (closed captions) on television are typically placed at the bottom-centre of the screen. However, placing subtitles in varying positions, according to the underlying video content ('dynamic subtitles'), has the ...
  • Assessing professional skills in engineering education. 

    Cajander, Asa; Daniels, Mats; McDermott, Roger; Von Konsky, Brian R. (Australian Computer Society Inc http://crpit.com/Vol114.html, 2011-01-31)
    CAJANDER, A., DANIELS, M., MCDERMOTT, R. and VON KONSKY, B.R. 2011. Assessing professional skills in engineering education. In Proceedings of the 13th Australasian computing education conference (ACE 2011), 17 - 20 January 2011, Perth, Australia. Sydney: Conferences in research and practice in information technology (CRPIT) [online], 114, pages 145-154. Available from: http://crpit.com/Vol114.html.
    In this paper, we report the results of introducing a face-to- face Peer Assisted Study Scheme (PASS) and an electronic Peer Assisted Study Scheme (ePASS) into a first year introductory programming unit, core to four ...

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