Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • Critical thinking, peer-writing, and the importance of feedback. 

    Cajander, Asa; Daniels, Mats; Peters, Anne-Kathrin; McDermott, Roger (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2014.7044234, 2014-10-22)
    CAJANDER, A., DANIELS, M., PETERS, A-K. and MCDERMOTT, R. 2014. Critical thinking, peer-writing, and the importance of feedback. In Proceedings of the IEEE frontiers in education conference (FIE 2014): opening innovations and internationalization in engineering education, 22 - 25 October 2014, Madrid, Spain. Piscataway: IEEE [online], Accession number 14947174. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2014.7044234.
    Critical thinking is one of the key competencies listed by OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) [1], a central European Community organization, and is also mentioned as a learning outcome for higher ...
  • Subject-level quality assurance in computing: experiences from three national perspectives. 

    McDermott, Roger; Daniels, Mats; Larusdottir, Marta Kristin (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2014.7044182, 2014-10-22)
    MCDERMOTT, R., DANIELS, M. and LARUSDOTTIR, M. 2014. Subject-level quality assurance in computing: experiences from three national perspectives. In Proceedings of the IEEE frontiers in education conference (FIE 2014): opening innovations and internationalization in engineering education, 22 - 25 October 2014, Madrid, Spain. Piscataway: IEEE [online], Accession number 14947062. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2014.7044182.
    This paper examines some aspects of the Quality Assurance processes in Computing departments in three European universities. We first examine the operation of a quality assurance activity in the School of Computer Science ...
  • The learner experience of student-led international group project work in software engineering. 

    McDermott, Roger; Bass, Julian M.; Lalchandani, JayPrakash (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2014.7044181, 2014-10-22)
    MCDERMOTT, R., BASS, J. and LALCHANDANI, J.P. 2014. The learner experience of student-led international group project work in software engineering. In Proceedings of the IEEE frontiers in education conference (FIE 2014): Opening innovations and internationalization in engineering education, 22 - 25 October 2014, Madrid, Spain. Piscataway: IEEE [online], Accession number 14934613. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2014.7044181.
    Software development has become increasingly globalized because of technological innovation, the evolution of work and business processes, as well as prevailing educational systems and national policies [1]. This paper ...
  • Competencies for paradigm shift "survival". 

    Daniels, Mats; Cajander, Asa; Eckerdal, Anna; Lind, Mats; Nylen, Aletta; Clear, Tony; McDermott, Roger (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2015.7344255, 2015-10-21)
    DANIELS, M., CAJANDER, A., ECKERDAL, A., LIND, M., NYLEN, A., CLEAR, T. and MCDERMOTT, R. 2015. Competencies for paradigm shift "survival". In Proceedings of the IEEE frontiers in education conference (FIE 2015): launching a new vision in engineering education, 21 - 24 October 2015, El Paso, USA. New York: IEEE [online], Accession number 15652547. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2015.7344255.
    The rapid development in the IT area brings a series of shifts, in underlying theories, technology and work practices. In the normal course of events, most changes are evolutionary, with small, incremental improvements ...
  • A comparative analysis of two globally distributed group projects: a perspective from CSCW/CSCL research. 

    McDermott, Roger; Daniels, Mats; Cajander, Asa; Bass, Julian M.; Lalchandani, JayPrakash (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2015.7344344, 2015-10-21)
    MCDERMOTT, R., DANIELS, M., CAJANDER, A., BASS, J. and LALCHANDANI, J.P. 2015. A comparative analysis of two globally distributed group projects: a perspective from CSCW/CSCL research. In Proceedings of the IEEE frontiers in education conference (FIE 2015): launching a new vision in engineering education, 21 - 24 October 2015, El Paso, USA. New York: IEEE [online], Accession number 15652587. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2015.7344344.
    Globally distributed group projects are becoming an attractive and increasingly common feature in computer science education. They provide opportunities for students to engage in activities that enhance both their technical ...
  • Contemplations on results from investigating the personal epistemology of computing students. 

    McDermott, Roger; Pirie, Iain; Laxer, Cary; Cajander, Asa; Daniels, Mats (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2013.6684941, 2013-10-23)
    MCDERMOTT, R., PIRIE, I., LAXER, C., CAJANDER, A. and DANIELS, M. 2013. Contemplations on results from investigating the personal epistemology of computing students. In Proceedings of the 43rd IEEE frontiers in education conference (FIE 2013): energizing the future, 23 - 26 October 2013, Oklahoma City, USA. Piscataway: IEEE [online], pages 825-831. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2013.6684941.
    'Personal Epistemology' is the analysis of the ways in which an individual perceives what constitutes knowledge, its boundaries, how it is justified, and how it is related to learning. While investigation of metacognitive ...
  • Student reflections on Collaborative Technology in a globally distributed student project. 

    McDermott, Roger; Daniels, Mats; Cajander, Asa; Cullhed, Mats; Clear, Tony; Laxer, Cary (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2012.6462410, 2012-10-03)
    MCDERMOTT, R., DANIELS, M., CAJANDER, A., CULLHED, M., CLEAR, T. and LAXER, C. 2012. Student reflections on Collaborative Technology in a globally distributed student project. In Proceedings of the IEEE frontiers in education 2012 conference (FIE 2012): soaring to new heights in engineering education, 3 - 6 October 2012, Seattle, USA. Piscataway: IEEE (online), pages 1-6. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2012.6462410.
    Collaborative Technology (CT) plays an important role in overcoming the challenges of globally distributed projects. It enables collaboration, but the specific choice of technology also imposes constraints on how projects ...
  • Categorizing how students use Collaborative Technologies in a globally distributed project. 

    Cajander, Asa; Daniels, Mats; Cullhed, Mats; Clear, Tony; McDermott, Roger; Laxer, Cary (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2012.6462411, 2013-02-19)
    CAJANDER, A., DANIELS, M., CULLHED, M., CLEAR, T., MCDERMOTT, R. and LAXER, C. 2012. Categorizing how students use Collaborative Technologies in a globally distributed project. In Proceedings of the IEEE frontiers in education conference (FIE 2012): soaring to new heights in engineering education, 3 - 6 October 2012, Seattle, USA. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE [online], pages 1-6. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2012.6462411.
    Possibilities for collaboration in globally distributed projects have radically changed with the introduction of new Collaborative Technologies (CTs) in the Web 2.0 era. The use of such technologies in the context of ...

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