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  • What can secondary data tell us about household food insecurity in a high-income country context? 

    Ejebu, Ourega-Zoé; Whybrow, Stephen; Mckenzie, Lynda; Dowler, Elizabeth; Garcia, Ada L.; Ludbrook, Anne; Barton, Karen Louise; Wrieden, Wendy Louise; Douglas, Flora (MDPI https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16010082, 2018-12-29)
    EJEBU, O.-Z., WHYBROW, S., MCKENZIE, L., DOWLER, E., GARCIA, A.L., LUDBROOK, A., BARTON, K.L., WRIEDEN, W.L. and DOUGLAS, F. 2019. What can secondary data tell us about household food insecurity in a high-income country context? International journal of environmental research and public health [online], 16(1), article ID 82. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16010082
    In the absence of routinely collected household food insecurity data, this study investigated what could be determined about the nature and prevalence of household food insecurity in Scotland from secondary data. Secondary ...
  • Better estimates of LCOE from audited accounts: a new methodology with examples from United Kingdom offshore wind and CCGT. 

    Aldersey-Williams, John; Broadbent, Ian D.; Strachan, Peter (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2018.12.044, 2019-01-03)
    ALDERSEY-WILLIAMS, J., BROADBENT, I.D. and STRACHAN, P.A. 2019. Better estimates of LCOE from audited accounts: a new methodology with examples from United Kingdom offshore wind and CCGT. Energy policy [online], 128, pages 25-35. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2018.12.044
    Around the world, government policies to support new renewable energy technologies rely on accurate estimates of Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE). This paper reveals that such estimates are based on 'public domain' data ...
  • Estimation of community-wide exposure to bisphenol A via water fingerprinting. 

    Lopardo, Luigi; Petrie, Bruce; Proctor, Kathryn; Youdan, Jane; Barden, Ruth; Kasprzyk-Hordern, Barbara (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2018.12.048, 2019-01-25)
    LOPARDO, L., PETRIE, B., PROCTOR, K., YOUDAN, J., BARDEN, R. and KASPRZYK-HORDERN, B. 2019. Estimation of community-wide exposure to bisphenol A via water fingerprinting. Environment international [online], 125, pages 1-8. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2018.12.048
    Molecular epidemiology in human biomonitoring allows for verification of public exposure to chemical substances. Unfortunately, due to logistical difficulties and high cost, it evaluates only small study groups and as a ...
  • A review of vibration detection methods using accelerometer sensors for water pipeline leakage. 

    Ismail, Mohd Ismifaizul Mohd; Dziyauddin, Rudzidatul Akmam; Ahmad-Salleh, Noor Azurati; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Bani, Nurul Aini; Izhar, Mohd Azri Mohd; Latiff, L. A. (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2896302, 2019-01-30)
    ISMAIL, M.I.M., DZIYAUDDIN, R.A., AHMAD-SALLEH, N.A., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., BANI, N.A., IZHAR, M.A.M. and LATIFF, L.A. 2019. A review of vibration detection methods using accelerometer sensors for water pipeline leakage. IEEE access [online], Early Access. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2896302
    Water pipeline leakage detection is still an important issue, particularly for the development of smart cities. Thus, this paper reviews water pipeline leakage detection techniques, which can be classified into three ...
  • Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness randomised controlled trial of basic versus biofeedback-mediated intensive pelvic floor muscle training for female stress or mixed urinary incontinence: protocol for the OPAL (optimising pelvic floor exercises to achieve long-term benefits) trial mixed methods longitudinal qualitative case study and process evaluation. 

    Grant, Aileen M.; Dean, Sarah Gerard; Hay-Smith, Jean; Hagen, Suzanne; McClurg, Doreen; Taylor, Anne; Kovandzic, Marija; Bugge, Carol (BMJ Publishing Group https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024152, 2019-02-08)
    GRANT, A., DEAN, S., HAY-SMITH, J., HAGEN, S., MCCLURG, D., TAYLOR, A., KOVANDZIC, M. and BUGGE, C. 2019. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness randomised controlled trial of basic versus biofeedback-mediated intensive pelvic floor muscle training for female stress or mixed urinary incontinence: protocol for the OPAL (optimising pelvic floor exercises to achieve long-term benefits) trial mixed methods longitudinal qualitative case study and process evaluation. BMJ open [online], 9(2), article ID e024152. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024152
    Introduction: Female urinary incontinence (UI) is common affecting up to 45% of women. Pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) is the first-line treatment but there is uncertainty whether intensive PFMT is better than basic ...
  • Predicting service levels using neural networks. 

    Ainslie, Russell; McCall, John; Shakya, Siddhartha; Owusu, Gilbert (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71078-5_35, 2017-11-21)
    AINSLIE, R., MCCALL, J., SHAKYA, S. and OWUSU, G. 2017. Predicting service levels using neural networks. In Bramer, M. and Petridis, M. (eds.) Artificial intelligence XXXIV: proceedings of the 37th SGAI International innovative techniques and applications of artificial intelligence conference 2017 (AI 2017), 12-14 December 2017, Cambridge, UK. Lecture notes in computer science, 10630. Cham: Springer [online], pages 411-416. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71078-5_35
    In this paper we present a method to predict service levels in utility companies, giving them advanced visibility of expected service outcomes and helping them to ensure adherence to service level agreements made to their ...
  • Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of basic versus biofeedback-mediated intensive pelvic floor muscle training for female stress or mixed urinary incontinence: protocol for the OPAL randomised trial. 

    Hagen, Suzanne; McClurg, Doreen; Bugge, Carol; Hay-Smith, Jean; Dean, Sarah Gerard; Elders, Andrew; Booth, Jo; Kilonzo, Mary; Glazener, Cathryn; Abdel-fattah, Mohamed; Agur, Wael Ibrahim; Guerrero, Karen; Norrie, John; McPherson, Gladys; McDonald, Alison; Stratton, Susan; Sergenson, Nicole; Grant, Aileen M.; Wilson, Lyndsay (BMJ Publishing Group https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024153, 2019-02-08)
    HAGEN, S., MCCLURG, D., BUGGE, C., HAY-SMITH, J., DEAN, S.G., ELDERS, A., BOOTH, J., and KILONZO, M. 2019. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of basic versus biofeedback-mediated intensive pelvic floor muscle training for female stress or mixed urinary incontinence: protocol for the OPAL randomised trial. BMJ open [online], 9(2), article ID e024153. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024153
    Introduction: Accidental urine leakage is a distressing problem that affects around one in three women. The main types of urinary incontinence (UI) are stress, urgency and mixed, with stress being most common. Current UK ...
  • Multi-objective optimization of confidence-based localization in large-scale underwater robotic swarms. 

    Sabra, Adham; Fung, Wai-Keung; Churn, Philip (2019-02-12)
    SABRA, A., FUNG, W.-K. and CHURN, P. 2018. Multi-objective optimization of confidence-based localization in large-scale underwater robotic swarms. Presented at the 14th International distributed autonomous robotic systems symposium 2018 (DARS 2018), 15-17 October 2018, Boulder, USA.
    Ultra-Short Base Line (USBL) is the most commonly adopted localization method in industry due to its flexibility. However, the maximum number of underwater targets that can be simultaneously localized by USBL is very limited ...
  • Multi-objective optimization of confidence-based localization in large-scale underwater robotic swarms. 

    Sabra, Adham; Fung, Wai-Keung; Churn, Philip (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05816-6_8, 2019-01-30)
    SABRA, A., FUNG, W.-K. and CHURN, P. 2018. Multi-objective optimization of confidence-based localization in large-scale underwater robotic swarms. In Correll, N., Schwager, M. and Otte, M. (eds.) Distributed autonomous robotic systems: proceedings of the 14th International distributed autonomous robotic systems symposium 2018 (DARS 2018), 15-17 October 2018, Boulder, USA. Springer proceedings in advanced robotics, 9. Cham: Springer [online], pages 109-123. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05816-6_8
    Localization in large-scale underwater swarm robotic systems has in-creasingly attracted research and industry communities’ attention. An optimized confidence-based localization algorithm is proposed for improving localization ...
  • Confidence-based underwater localization scheme for large-scale mobile sensor networks. 

    Sabra, Adham; Fung, Wai-Keung; Prabhu, Radhakrishna (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANS.2018.8604878, 2018-10-22)
    SABRA, A., FUNG, W.-K. and RADHAKRISHNA, P. 2018. Confidence-based underwater localization scheme for large-scale mobile sensor networks. In Proceedings of the Marine Technology Society and Insitutute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (MTS/IEEE) OCEANS 2018, 22-25 October 2018, Charleston, USA. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article ID 8604878. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANS.2018.8604878
    The absence of Global Positioning System in underwater environment predominates in the challenges of underwater vehicles navigation or sensor nodes tracking. Localization of single or few underwater vehicles has been ...
  • Generalized small-signal modelling of dual active bridge DC/DC converter. 

    Hebala, Osama M.; Aboushady, Ahmed A.; Ahmed, Khaled H.; Burgess, Sam; Prabhu, Radhakrishna (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRERA.2018.8567014, 2018-12-10)
    HEBALA, O.M., ABOUSHADY, A.A., AHMED, K.H., BURGESS, S. and PRABHU, R. 2018. Generalized small-signal modelling of dual active bridge DC/DC converter. In Proceedings of the 7th International conference on renewable energy research and applications 2018 (ICRERA), 14-17 October 2018, Paris, France. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article ID 8567014, pages 914-919. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRERA.2018.8567014
    This paper presents a novel generalised approach of the small-signal modelling of dual active bridge (DAB) DC/DC converter. The adopted analysis is based on a per-unit fundamental frequency representation of the DAB. The ...
  • Developing accessible services: understanding current knowledge and areas for future support. 

    Crabb, Michael; Heron, Michael James; Jones, Rhianne; Armstrong, Mike; Reid, Hayley; Wilson, Amy
    CRABB, M., HERON, M., JONES, R., ARMSTRONG, M., REID, H. and WILSON, A. 2019. Developing accessible services: understanding current knowledge and areas for future support. In Proceedings of the Conference on human factors in computing systems 2019 (CHI 2019): weaving the threads of CHI, 4-9 May 2019, Glasgow, UK. New York: ACM [online] (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300446
    When creating digital artefacts, it is important to ensure that the product being made is accessible to as much of the population as is possible. Many guidelines and supporting tools exist to assist reaching this goal. ...
  • The relationships between users and daylighting design in the 20th century architectural practice. 

    Belakehal, Azeddine; Tabet Aoul, Kheira Anissa; Bennadji, Amar; Farhi, A. (Effat University (Organisers) https://www.effatuniversity.edu.sa/English, 2017-04-18)
    BELAKEHAL, A., TABET AOUL, K., BENNADJI, A. and FARHI, A. 2017. The relationships between users and daylighting design in the 20th century architectural practice. Presented at the 1st Memaryat international conference (MIC 2017): architecture of the future; challenges and visions, 18-20 April 2017, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
    Architecture is considered a crossing field between arts and sciences that is supported by multiple, various and complex issues. Considering that architecture is a man's creation for men, this research explores human factors ...
  • Modal acoustic emission analysis of mode-I and mode-II fracture of adhesively-bonded joints. 

    Crawford, Alasdair R.; Droubi, Mohamad Ghazi; Faisal, Nadimul Haque (EWAGE (Organisers) http://www.ewgae2018.com/conference-proceedings/, 2018-09-12)
    CRAWFORD, A.R., DROUBI, M.G. and FAISAL, N.H. 2018. Modal acoustic emission analysis of mode-I and mode-II fracture of adhesively-bonded joints. In Proceedings of the 33rd European Working Group on Acoustic Emission (EWGAE) European acoustic emission testing conference (EWGAE 2018), 12-14 September 2018, Senlis, France. Senlis: EWGAE [online], pages 218-228. Available from: http://www.ewgae2018.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/EWGAE-Conference-Proceedings_2018-1.pdf
    Acoustic emission (AE) testing has previously been demonstrated to be well suited to detecting failure in adhesively-bonded joints. In this work, the relationship between the fracture-mode of adhesively-bonded specimens ...
  • Inter-agency adult support and protection practice: a realistic evaluation with police, health and social care professionals. 

    Joseph, Sundari Catherine; Klein, Susan; McCluskey, Samantha; Woolnough, Penny; Diack, Lesley (Emerald https://doi.org/10.1108/JICA-06-2018-0041, 2019-02-11)
    JOSEPH, S., KLEIN, S., MCCLUSKEY, S., WOOLNOUGH, P. and DIACK, L. 2019. Inter-agency adult support and protection practice: a realistic evaluation with police, health and social care professionals. Journal of integrated care [online], 27(1), pages 50-63. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JICA-06-2018-0041
    Purpose - Collaborative inter-agency working is of paramount importance for the public protection agenda worldwide. The purpose of this paper is to disseminate the findings from a research study on the inter-agency working ...
  • Entrepreneurial leadership: an exploratory study of attitudinal and behavioral patterns over the business life-cycle. 

    Kesidou, Eleni; Carter, Sara (Senate Hall Academic Publishing https://www.senatehall.com/entrepreneurship?article=590, 2018-03-30)
    KESIDOU, E. and CARTER, S. 2018. Entrepreneurial leadership: an exploratory study of attitudinal and behavioral patterns over the business life-cycle. International review of entrepreneurship [online], 16(1), pages 63-88. Available from: https://www.senatehall.com/entrepreneurship?article=590
    Strategic approaches to venture creation and development highlight the importance of entrepreneurial leadership to business success, yet remarkably little is known about what entrepreneurial leaders actually do and why ...
  • Home self-administration of intravenous antibiotics as part of an outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy service: a qualitative study of the perspectives of patients who do not self-administer. 

    Tonna, Antonella P.; Anthony, Geraldine; Tonna, Ivan; Paudyal, Vibhu; Forbes-McKay, Katrina; Laing, Rob; Mackenzie, Alexander; Falconer, Sharon; McCartney, Gillian; Stewart, Derek C. (BMJ Publishing Group https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027475, 2019-01-25)
    TONNA, A., ANTHONY, G., TONNA, I., PAUDYAL, V., FORBES-MCKAY, K., LAING, R., MACKENZIE, A., FALCONER, S., MCCARTNEY, G. and STEWART, D. 2019. Home self-administration of intravenous antibiotics as part of an outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy service: a qualitative study of the perspectives of patients who do not self-administer. BMJ open [online], 9(1), article ID e027475. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027475
    Objectives: This study aimed to use a theoretical approach to understand the determinants of behaviour in patients not home self-administering intravenous antibiotics. Setting: Outpatient care: included patients were ...
  • Context extraction for aspect-based sentiment analytics: combining syntactic, lexical and sentiment knowledge. 

    Bandhakavi, Anil; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Massie, Stewart; Luhar, Rushi (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-04191-5_30, 2018-11-16)
    BANDHAKAVI, A., WIRATUNGA, N., MASSIE, S. and LUHAR, R. 2018. Context extraction for aspect-based sentiment analytics: combining syntactic, lexical and sentiment knowledge. In Bramer, M. and PETRIDIS, M. (eds.) Artificial intelligence xxxv: proceedings of the 38th British Computer Society's specialist group on artificial intelligence (SGAI) annual international artificial intelligence conference (AI-2018), 11-13 December 2018, Cambridge, UK. Lecture notes in artificial intelligence, 11311. Cham: Springer [online], pages 357-371. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-04191-5_30
    Aspect-level sentiment analysis of customer feedback data when done accurately can be leveraged to understand strong and weak performance points of businesses and services and also formulate critical action steps to improve ...
  • Overlap-based undersampling for improving imbalanced data classification. 

    Vuttipittayamongkol, Pattaramon; Elyan, Eyad; Petrovski, Andrei; Jayne, Chrisina (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03493-1_72, 2018-11-09)
    VUTTIPITTAYAMONGKOL, P., ELYAN, E., PETROVSKI, A. and JAYNE, C. 2018. Overlap-based undersampling for improving imbalanced data classification. In Yin, H., Camacho, D., Novais, P. and Tallón-Ballesteros, A. (eds.) Intelligent data engineering and automated learning: proceedings of the 19th International intelligent data engineering and automated learning conference (IDEAL 2018), 21-23 November 2018, Madrid, Spain. Lecture notes in computer science, 11341. Cham: Springer [online], pages 689-697. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03493-1_72
    Classification of imbalanced data remains an important field in machine learning. Several methods have been proposed to address the class imbalance problem including data resampling, adaptive learning and cost adjusting ...
  • Improving human activity recognition with neural translator models. 

    Wijekoon, Anjana; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Sani, Sadiq (ICCBR (ORGANISERS) http://iccbr18.com/wp-content/uploads/ICCBR-2018-V3.pdf#page=96, 2018-07-09)
    WIJEKOON, A., WIRATUNGA, N. and SANI, S. 2018. Improving human activity recognition with neural translator models. In Minor, M. (ed.) Workshop proceedings for the 26th International conference on case-based reasoning (ICCBR 2018), 9-12 July 2018, Stockholm, Sweden. Stockholm: ICCBR [online], pages 96-100. Available from: http://iccbr18.com/wp-content/uploads/ICCBR-2018-V3.pdf#page=96
    Multiple sensor modalities provide more accurate Human Activity Recognition (HAR) compared to using a single modality, yet the latter is more convenient and less intrusive. It is advantages to create a model which learns ...